This week, for her Inc. Uncensored debut, staff writer Emily Canal talks about a story she has been reporting about the battle over popular vegan eatery By Chloe, which has locations across New York, Los Angeles, and Boston. Chloe Coscarelli, a young chef, author of three vegan cookbooks and a winner of TV show Cup Cake Wars, co-founded the restaurant chain in Manhattan with Samantha Wasser, whose father runs restaurant holding company ESquared Hospitality. But after a long line of disagreements, Coscarelli has been forced out of her own company for "negligence." Now, the young chef says, she will fight back and try to prevent the restaurant that bares her name from using her name. Meanwhile, By Chloe is expanding.
Staff writer Will Yakowicz talks about Boom, a supersonic jet company hoping to revolutionize air travel by building an aircraft that can go double the speed of every airliner currently on the market. Blake Scholl, the co-founder, has teamed up with Virgin Galactic, Sir Richard Branson's space company, General Electric, and other companies to make a commercial passenger jet that can reach speeds of Mach 2.2, over 1,451 miles per hour. A flight from New York to London will take 3 hours and 15 minutes, instead of 7. A flight from San Francisco to Tokyo will take 5 hours instead of 11. With funding from Y Combinator and other big-name Silicon Valley firms, Boom raised $33 million recently and plans to have its demo jet in the air for testing at the end of this year.
Lastly, the crew interviews Anil Chakravarthy, the CEO of data and cloud company Informatica, on the strategic reasons the company went from public back to private.