Category: Venture Capital

What happens when you sell your startup?

What happens when you sell your startup?

Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor: Entrepreneu ...
Hayley Barna just became the first female GP in First Round’s history

Hayley Barna just became the first female GP in First Round’s history

Founder turned investor Hayley Barna is now a general partner with the early-stage venture firm First Round Capital. The appointment comes roughly ...
Quantifying the driverless startup boom

Quantifying the driverless startup boom

For driverless car startups, raising capital seems to happen on autopilot. Investors and acquirers have put billions into the space over the pas ...
Evolve Foundation launches a $100 million fund to find startups working to relieve human suffering

Evolve Foundation launches a $100 million fund to find startups working to relieve human suffering

It seems there’s nothing but bad news out there lately, but here’s some good news — the nonprofit Evolve Foundation has raised $100 million for a n ...
Tusk Ventures has closed its debut fund with $36 million

Tusk Ventures has closed its debut fund with $36 million

Bradley Tusk, a former political operative who helps companies launch political-style campaigns, runs several businesses. One of them, Tusk Venture ...
Accel launches UC Berkeley mentorship program

Accel launches UC Berkeley mentorship program

Sometimes it seems like Stanford gets all the VC attention, but there’s another great school in the Bay Area. UC Berkeley is the top-ranked public ...
New seed funds pursue AI, hard tech and the Midwest

New seed funds pursue AI, hard tech and the Midwest

Stories about seed funding often contain sappy metaphors about planting seedlings and nurturing them to maturity. In reality, it’s a brutally Da ...
Peter Thiel isn’t so sure self-driving tech is a good investment

Peter Thiel isn’t so sure self-driving tech is a good investment

Billionaire investor Peter Thiel doesn’t like investing in trends, he’s fond of saying. It’s a mantra he repeated this week at the Future Investmen ...
Toxic VC and the marginal-dollar problem

Toxic VC and the marginal-dollar problem

Venture capital should come with a warning label. In our experience, VC kills more startups than slow customer adoption, technical debt and co-f ...
The women of DFJ push back on claims that “predatory behavior” is rampant

The women of DFJ push back on claims that “predatory behavior” is rampant

Several women who either work at venture firm DFJ or have worked for the 30-year-old outfit in the past are pushing back against new allegations th ...
Primer helps governments and corporations monitor and understand the world’s information

Primer helps governments and corporations monitor and understand the world’s information

When Google was founded in 1998, its goal was to organize the world’s information. And for the most part, mission accomplished — but in 19 years th ...
New venture capitalists find strength in numbers

New venture capitalists find strength in numbers

The large number of new venture capital funds may hint at broader structural changes in the startup ecosystem, but for the youn ...
Rebecca Kaden joins Union Square Ventures as general partner

Rebecca Kaden joins Union Square Ventures as general partner

Rebecca Kaden has announced that she’s leaving Maveron to join Union Square Ventures as a general partner on the investment team. She’ll be the fir ...
When $100BN is not enough… Softbank is planning Vision Fund sequels

When $100BN is not enough… Softbank is planning Vision Fund sequels

Softbank looks to be preparing follow on raises to its first ~$100BN Vision Fund. Speaking to Nikkei today CEO Masayoshi Son said: “The Vision Fund ...
Coursera’s chief product officer just left to become a VC

Coursera’s chief product officer just left to become a VC

Tom Willerer, who has spent the last four years with the online education company Coursera — the last two as its chief product officer — is moving ...
MIT’s The Engine wants to fuel bold tech ideas in Boston

MIT’s The Engine wants to fuel bold tech ideas in Boston

Boston and its surrounding universities are jam-packed with big ideas, but the problem is that many of them never get out of the lab. MIT president ...
Benchmark just funded a stealthy AI company founded Qualcomm’s former head of R&D

Benchmark just funded a stealthy AI company founded Qualcomm’s former head of R&D

Nayeem Islam has spent the last eight years with chipmaker Qualcomm, where he founded its Silicon Valley-based R&D facility, recruited its enti ...
Atomic, a startup studio backed by Peter Thiel, ups its ambitions

Atomic, a startup studio backed by Peter Thiel, ups its ambitions

Atomic isn’t a household brand, but Peter Thiel and Marc Andreessen know it fairly intimately. The two billionaire investors, along with the ventur ...
Don’t trust investors asking how you’ll exit to Apple, says Apple CEO

Don’t trust investors asking how you’ll exit to Apple, says Apple CEO

If you’re a budding entrepreneur and the VC you’re pitching switches gears and asks you about your exit strategy that’s your cue to get up and leav ...
Backstage Capital acquires The Door to continue funding underrepresented founders

Backstage Capital acquires The Door to continue funding underrepresented founders

Backstage Capital, the venture firm focused on funding underrepresented minorities, recently acquired The Door for an undisclosed amount in cash an ...
Petuum secures $93M Series B to push AI into the mainstream

Petuum secures $93M Series B to push AI into the mainstream

With a shortage of machine learning developers bearing down on the industry, startups and big tech companies alike are moving to democratize the to ...
Q3 2017 US VC report: Exit options dwindle while late-stage dealmaking reaches new heights

Q3 2017 US VC report: Exit options dwindle while late-stage dealmaking reaches new heights

U.S. startup investors were good at putting capital to work this past quarter. They weren’t as good at getting it back. Those are two standout t ...
Butterfly nabs $2.4M seed round to improve managers with targeted tips

Butterfly nabs $2.4M seed round to improve managers with targeted tips

Nobody likes corporate trainings. Nobody. In fact, one of life’s puzzles that eludes me most is how a person could enjoy corporate trainings enough ...
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