raceAhead: Europe's Tech Industry Has a Diversity Problem Too
This year 93% of funds from venture capital firms in Europe went to startups founded only by men.
25 Most Valuable Startups That Failed This Year
Having millions in venture capital didn't save these businesses.
What does membership mean for BuzzFeed News — at a company that’s already raised nearly $500 million in venture capital?
Even the most digital-native publishers cannot resist the siren call of a tote bag. But a membership pitch sounds different coming from a public radio station than from a private company with a billion-dollar valuation.
Microsoft awards $4M to two companies in Female Founders Competition
The tech giant's venture fund wants to bridge the funding gap in venture capital.
Fintech start-up Plaid raises $250 million at $2.7 billion valuation — CNBC
Fintech company Plaid announced its latest $250 million funding round led by venture capital veteran Mary Meeker, who is also joining Plaid's board. The company is now valued at $2.7 billion, a source tells CNBC.
Carolina Brochado leaves Atomico to join Softbank’s Vision Fund
In the latest instalment of VC revolving doors, Carolina Brochado, a Partner at European venture capital firm Atomico, is joining Softbank’s Vision Fund. According to sources, Brochado informed Atomico portfolio companies earlier this week that she was joining Softbank where she’ll be b…
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Forge.AI Emerges from Stealth, Raises $11M in Series A Funding
The round was led by Boston-based Underscore VC with participation from Accomplice, Boston Seed Capital, Imagination Capital and Project 11 Ventures. The money will be used to accelerate hiring, product development and go-to-market activities.
Fintech start-up Plaid raises $250 million at $2.7 billion valuation, adds Mary Meeker to board
Fintech company Plaid announced its latest $250 million funding round led by venture capital veteran Mary Meeker, who is also joining Plaid's board.
Hiring more female leaders is good for profits. Here’s the evidence
Research published in the Harvard Business Review found that venture capital firms that hired more female partners were more profitable, underscoring the importance of diversity to the bottom line, as well as for social and moral reasons.
Amazon buying Target would 'accelerate an existing threat' to Walmart, says analyst who's doubling down on his call
Venture capital firm Loup Ventures just doubled down on its forecast that Amazon would acquire Target in 2018.
This is how I started a successful B2B tech company
Less than a decade ago, I left a high-paying tech job in New York City to found my own SEO-optimization company. It was a calculated risk — I had a family to support but did not pursue investors or venture capital. Instead, I focused on organically building a consulting company, and using it to later …
Alto raises $50 million to grow its online pharmacy across the U.S.
Online pharmacy Alto has raised $50 million in a series C round of funding from Greenoaks Capital, Zola Capital, and Jackson Square Ventures.
Contentful raises $33.5 million to reinvent content management systems
Contentful has raised $33.5 million in venture capital as the company expands its technology for modernizing content manage systems.
Lance Armstrong Has Made Millions on an Early Uber Investment
An investment in a venture capital fund that bought into Uber Technologies Inc. has proved to be a lifeline for the disgraced cyclist.
Healthcare Startups Raised $2.2 Billion In November
Venture capital fundraising among healthcare startups was down 25% to $2.18 billion in November compared the same month one year ago, according to an analysis conducted for Forbes by Pitchbook.
Podcast: Mathew Ingram on the downfall of digital media
ON THIS WEEK’S EPISODE, CJR EDITOR AND PUBLISHER KYLE POPE talks to Mathew Ingram, CJR’s chief digital writer about Mic’s shutdown and layoffs, and the future of digital media websites. SHOW NOTES: Mic shuts down, a victim of management hubris and Facebook’s pivot to video The Outline and the curse of media venture capital
Lyft’s going public, Uber’s eyeing Bird, Utah’s tech scene and trade tensions
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had Connie Loizos in the studio along with Kate Clark, myself and a special guest. The special guest was fitting, as it was a special episode. Why? Because …
Blockchain vs VC: Democratizing Access to Capital
SXSW 2019 Schedule | Blockchain, ICOs, and tokenization have opened up a new world for entrepreneurs and fledgling investors, completely disrupting the economic model and funding cycle for startups. For innovators trying to get around the barriers and bias in venture capital, crypto could be a game changer. Will blockchain be the death of VC? The founders and investors on this panel have raised a tokenized VC fund and run successful ICOs including 22X Fund and Narrative Network, deploying investment into nearly 3...
Amazon and Walmart are set to become a ‘retail duopoly,’ Loup Ventures says
A "retail duopoly" is emerging with Amazon and Walmart nipping at each other's heels, venture capital firm Loup Ventures said in a new post.