Ron Conway

Salesforce founder and CEO Marc Benioff cuts the ribbon at the grand opening of Salesforce Tower on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Salesforce Tower celebrated in grand opening ceremony

City and project officials gathered to celebrate the opening of the new…

 

San Francisco City Hall. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Google bus issue reappears as ‘dark money’ from tech floods into supervisor races

Tech and real estate leaders are spending big on two supervisor races…

 

A man waits to cross Montgomery Street in the Financial District in San Francisco, Calif. on July 1, 2016. (Photo by Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF’s gig economy comes into focus

More and more residents in San Francisco are earning supplemental income from…

A man waits to cross Montgomery Street in the Financial District in San Francisco, Calif. on July 1, 2016. (Photo by Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A tax on technology companies that could go before San Francisco voters in November is expected to generate $120 million annually. (S.F. Examiner file photo)

Business leaders call proposed SF tech tax political, counterproductive

The technology sector Tuesday blasted a proposed tax on tech companies as…

A tax on technology companies that could go before San Francisco voters in November is expected to generate $120 million annually. (S.F. Examiner file photo)
Angel investor Ron Conway, left, and Nathan Blecharczyk, co-founder of Airbnb, talk before an announcement in San Francisco on April 19. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Ron Conway, Big Tech drop thousands into sleepy SF election

It’s raining Bitcoin on San Francisco Democrats. Well, not literally, but with…

Angel investor Ron Conway, left, and Nathan Blecharczyk, co-founder of Airbnb, talk before an announcement in San Francisco on April 19. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Greedy developers and venture capitalists like Ron Conway are often blamed for The City’s growing housing crisis, but the San Francisco Association of Realtors deserves to shoulder some of the responsibility. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/2015 AP)

‘The Realtors Association Can’

“The Realtors Association Can” (to the tune of “The Candy Man Can”)…

Greedy developers and venture capitalists like Ron Conway are often blamed for The City’s growing housing crisis, but the San Francisco Association of Realtors deserves to shoulder some of the responsibility. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/2015 AP)
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is sworn in for his second term by Gov. Jerry Brown in City Hall Friday, January 8, 2016. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Protest, celebration mark Mayor Ed Lee’s inauguration to second full term

Mayor Ed Lee’s inauguration to his second four-year term was lauded with…

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is sworn in for his second term by Gov. Jerry Brown in City Hall Friday, January 8, 2016. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

City Hall 2015: dominated by housing crisis, capped off by political change

San Francisco’s City Hall has said goodbye to another year of rising…

(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco's homeless population shouldn't sit idly by as Mayor Ed Lee tries to hide them from cameras during the upcoming Super Bowl festivities. (Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. Examiner)

New direction for a new year

Ah, New Year’s resolutions. One year later, and the rent is still…

San Francisco's homeless population shouldn't sit idly by as Mayor Ed Lee tries to hide them from cameras during the upcoming Super Bowl festivities. (Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. Examiner)
Noted tech investor Ron Conway says thousands of tech workers registered to vote in last week’s election, but early data shows that may not be the case. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

San Francisco tech workers didn’t vote — and maybe never will

Seems like Ron Conway is eating crow — apparently tech workers didn’t…

Noted tech investor Ron Conway says thousands of tech workers registered to vote in last week’s election, but early data shows that may not be the case. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Ed Lee was reelected to his second four-year term as mayor of San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Mayor Lee easily holds onto seat

Ed Lee has prevailed in his bid for his second four-year term…

Ed Lee was reelected to his second four-year term as mayor of San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
The race for District 3 supervisor is the most expensive district race in city history. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Spending surge for Sup. Christensen includes mailer linking her to Republican Party

Spending in support of Board of Supervisors District 3 incumbent Julie Christensen…

The race for District 3 supervisor is the most expensive district race in city history. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Mayor Ed Lee is facing little opposition in his reelection campaign, allowing him to sail to another four-year term.  (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Dissension in the streets, but Lee coasting to victory

Like his predecessor before him, Mayor Ed Lee is coasting to a…

Mayor Ed Lee is facing little opposition in his reelection campaign, allowing him to sail to another four-year term.  (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Mayor Ed Lee, flanked by, from left, supervisors London Breed, Mark Farrell and Scott Wiener, speaks at City Hall on Tuesday about his "blueprint" for creating 30,000 housing units by 2020. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Mayor Lee unveils housing ‘blueprint’ as critics feel voiceless at City Hall

As San Francisco rents continue to rise, Mayor Ed Lee recommitted Tuesday…

Mayor Ed Lee, flanked by, from left, supervisors London Breed, Mark Farrell and Scott Wiener, speaks at City Hall on Tuesday about his "blueprint" for creating 30,000 housing units by 2020. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Ron Conway/Mike Koozmin 2013/SF Examiner

Tech investor, SF mayoral backer Ron Conway continues to sink big bucks into local elections

Money from the mayor’s most prominent backer — tech investor Ron Conway…

Ron Conway/Mike Koozmin 2013/SF Examiner
(Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Light displays could transform City Hall into billboard

San Francisco has illuminated City Hall in orange to celebrate a Giants…

(Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Jeff Chiu/AP File PhotoIn 2010

Nato Green: Leave The City there

The zeitgeist of San Francisco is best captured by Baron Ron Conway’s…

Jeff Chiu/AP File PhotoIn 2010

Lobbyists, tech leaders pour $25K into SF supervisor’s campaign

Less than three months after Mayor Ed Lee appointed Julie Christensen to…

Angel investor Ron Conway gifts $40 million to UCSF

Angel tech investor Ron Conway and his family have gifted $40 million…