Christine Magee

Christine Magee

Editor @ CrunchBase, based in New York.

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  • Atlanta’s Southern Hospitality Is Winning Venture Investors

    Atlanta’s Southern Hospitality Is Winning Venture Investors

    Atlanta is home to the world’s largest drive-in, some of rap music’s greatest minds, and 71 streets named Peachtree. It’s also the center of a thriving startup scene, as we saw at last night’s Meetup + Pitch-Off. Read More

  • Underwear Startups Have Investors Hot And Bothered

    Underwear Startups Have Investors Hot And Bothered

    After taking the runway at New York Fashion Week, fashion tech is making a play for the bedroom. A new collection of underthings and intimates startups are getting down to basics — and venture investors are seeing 50 shades of green. Read More

  • VCs Stop, Collaborate And Listen To Teamwork Tech

    VCs Stop, Collaborate And Listen To Teamwork Tech

    While we struggle to set up a group Skype chat and create Google Sheets to organize our list of Google Docs, a new generation of venture-backed startups are building new tools to change the way we collaborate. Read More

  • Venture Investors Put $2 Billion Into The Blackboard Jungle

    Venture Investors Put $2 Billion Into The Blackboard Jungle

    Venture capitalists really hit the books in 2014, investing nearly $2 billion in EdTech companies. That’s a 50% jump from the previous year. For millions of children in the American education system, more venture money doesn’t necessarily translate to a better education. Read More

  • Bitcoin Blazes New Trail In Emerging Markets

    Bitcoin Blazes New Trail In Emerging Markets

    While the tech world is busy speculating about bitcoin’s volatile value, cryptocurrency is making arguably its biggest impact in countries where the current price of 1 bitcoin exceeds the average salary earned in a week. Kenya, Uruguay and Panama are just a few of the countries playing host to a growing group of venture-backed bitcoin companies that are using blockchain technology to… Read More

  • VCs Battle For A Spot In The Parking Market

    VCs Battle For A Spot In The Parking Market

    As Uber continues on its quest to corner the global ride-hailing marketplace, venture investors in search of the next billion dollar mobility unicorn have found a new place to park capital — literally. Read More

  • Clean Tech Stages A Comeback In The Smart Building Space

    Clean Tech Stages A Comeback In The Smart Building Space

    After the clean tech boom went bust, the industry seemed to disappear from the tech world’s focus as quickly as the billions of dollars that had been invested. But one sector — energy efficiency — has made a quick comeback with a little help from the Internet of Things. And the same investors that got burned before are rushing back to try their hand in a new version of the… Read More

  • Female Founders Fare Much Better In 2014

    Female Founders Fare Much Better In 2014

    In a place where having a penis is referred to as the sine qua non of the startup founder, it’s easy to jump on the pessimism bandwagon and overlook any gradual momentum for women in tech. But the data tells a different story. Read More

  • Ask A VC: Rock Health’s Halle Tecco

    Ask A VC: Rock Health’s Halle Tecco

    Halle Tecco is the founder and managing director of Rock Health, a digital health-focused seed fund. Rock Health has backed over 80 healthcare tech startups in the past four years including Omada Health, Ginger.io and Augmedix. Read More

  • Start-Up Chile Launches Follow-On Fund To Boost Local Growth

    Start-Up Chile Launches Follow-On Fund To Boost Local Growth

    Shortly after launching Start-Up Chile, the state-backed accelerator program designed to spur the development of a startup ecosystem in Chile, the Chilean government realized they had a problem on their hands. The program was running smoothly, but a dearth of local investors was driving a good portion of its graduates to a premature death. Read More

  • Venture Investors Light Up Cannabis Startups

    Venture Investors Light Up Cannabis Startups

    As American lawmakers legalize cannabis in a handful of states and decriminalize it in others, “potrepreneurs” are emerging from the shadows to bring tech to the cannabis community. Not surprisingly, venture capitalists had taken a (puff puff) pass on investments in cannabis startups – until now. Recently, all signs point to a revolution budding in the cannabis tech industry. Read More

  • Another Data Breach, Another Dollar For Identity Management Startups

    Another Data Breach, Another Dollar For Identity Management Startups

    As security breaches are reported for one major corporation after another, venture investors are writing bigger checks than ever in an attempt to buy some peace of mind. From Target’s data breach that put a damper on last year’s holiday season to Bebe’s payment card data breach reported last week, we’ve seen countless examples of access management gone wrong. Read More

  • Carmelo Anthony Makes His First VC Plays

    Carmelo Anthony Makes His First VC Plays

    Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony is making a bid for a legacy off the court — with a big assist from CrunchBase. The power forward-turned-venture capitalist launched Melo7 Tech Partners earlier this year with partner Stuart Goldfarb and has since closed 10 deals ranging from a seed for smart kitchenware startup The Orange Chef to Lyft’s latest $250 million cash bonanza. Read More

  • Investors Are Backing A Recruiting Revolution

    Investors Are Backing A Recruiting Revolution

    Hiring is going high tech thanks to a crop of new venture investments. Recruiting can be a nightmare for companies of all stages and sizes – it’s a time suck for current employees, often a shot in the dark in terms of candidate search and interview logistics, and if done haphazardly it can really screw up a company. Read More

  • VCs Start To Swarm On Drone Deals

    VCs Start To Swarm On Drone Deals

    It’s not big money yet, but drone technology has investors looking to the sky for pennies from heaven. Investments last quarter hit an all-time high of $65 million as Airware and PrecisionHawk raised some of the first significant follow-on rounds to date. Seed rounds shot up in 2013 as 14 new drone tech companies closed their first rounds of funding. Read More

  • Venture Investors Get Moving With Fitness Tech

    Venture Investors Get Moving With Fitness Tech

    Fitness tech startups are off to the races in the second half of 2014, as venture investors seek to revolutionize the way we work out. Seed fundings for fitness tech startups have been rising and later stage rounds have boosted the aggregate amount raised in the past year to over $200 million – half of which was committed last quarter alone. Read More

  • VCs Look To The Future As IoT Investments Soar

    VCs Look To The Future As IoT Investments Soar

    Internet of Things startups are amassing millions in venture dollars to make their way out of the conceptual future and into our homes, cars and offices. Crowdfunding platforms have made hits out of intelligent coolers and customizable smart watches, but the top venture-backed companies have been centered around the home automation and security space. Read More

  • Venture Investors Splurge On Real Estate Tech

    Venture Investors Splurge On Real Estate Tech

    Investments in real estate tech are on the upswing in the wake of some billion dollar exits this year. Following Zillow’s acquisition of Trulia for $3.5 billion in July and News Corp’s $950 million purchase of Realtor.com-parent Move Inc. in September, venture investors are more eager than ever to get in on the market, putting up nearly $300 million in over 30 venture deals for… Read More

  • Sequoia Goes Even More Global In A Year Of Firsts

    Sequoia Goes Even More Global In A Year Of Firsts

    Sequoia Capital has long been dominant in the U.S. venture scene (and more recently in Asia), topping the charts for most investments made worldwide and ranking 3rd for most exits of all time.
    But lately, Sequoia has set its sights on breaking into new international markets, closing more deals this year in regions outside of its comfort zone than ever before. Read More

  • Venture Investors Get Fashion Fever As Early Stage Deals Soar

    Venture Investors Get Fashion Fever As Early Stage Deals Soar

    There’s a brand new dance in venture capital, as investors have gone fashion-mad. After watching JustFab and Gilt Groupe explode into billion dollar companies while Warby Parker raised over $100 million to sell stylish eyeglasses, investors are eager to discover the next big hit. Venture investors have spent nearly $800 million in fashion-related deals so far this year, over half of… Read More