Christine Magee

Christine Magee

Editor @ CrunchBase, based in New York.

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  • 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

  • Investors Say Logistics Companies Are In For The Long Haul

    Investors Say Logistics Companies Are In For The Long Haul

    In a world where consumers are increasingly expecting frictionless, tech-enabled services, snail mail is just not cutting it. Just about anything can be ordered from a smartphone, but shipping it across the country takes days and often costs a small fortune. Read More

  • Israeli Startup Scene Thriving Despite Conflict

    Israeli Startup Scene Thriving Despite Conflict

    Investments in Israeli startups climbed to near record highs in the third quarter, even as the country was in the throes of the worst violence it has seen in years. Venture investments in Israel-based companies have not only increased in number of deals – with a near 40% rise this quarter over last- but more than tripled the total amount invested in Q1 of 2014. And this doesn’t… Read More

  • The Jury Is Out On Legal Startups

    The Jury Is Out On Legal Startups

    Venture capitalists may have rested their case for investing in legal startups, according to data from CrunchBase. Investments in law-related startups declined sharply this year, after peaking last year with over $150 million committed in 57 venture rounds. Aside from large rounds for practice management software provider Clio and legal marketplace Avvo, investors appear to be losing interest… Read More

  • VCs Find Fertile Ground In Women’s Health

    VCs Find Fertile Ground In Women’s Health

    Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and investors may be predominately male, but they’re fully attuned to the women’s health market. Mobile health apps have become increasingly popular as consumers seek to monitor every aspect of their lives through their mobile devices. In the past few quarters, apps targeting women’s health are topping the charts in terms of popularity and… Read More

  • Startups Surge In South America

    Startups Surge In South America

    Winter is coming in South America, but for investors and entrepreneurs things are starting to heat up across the continent. New tech communities are sprouting up in South America to serve the 200M+ population that is increasingly reliant on internet and mobile technology. Read More

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    Investment Outlook Is Sunny In The Cloud Capital

    Investment Outlook Is Sunny In The Cloud Capital

    Tomorrow TechCrunch will touch down in the Cloud Capital to showcase some local talent in Seattle’s startup scene, where venture capital deals are on the rise. In the last quarter, Seattle-based companies raised over $500 million in venture funding — the highest amount raised in a single quarter to date — according to CrunchBase data. In the past year, the region has seen… Read More

  • Travel Tech Investors Are Ready For Takeoff

    Travel Tech Investors Are Ready For Takeoff

    (Editor’s Note: Christine Magee is an analyst for CrunchBase.) Despite the popularity of travel booking sites like Kayak, TripAdvisor, and Expedia, venture capital firms are still investing in companies selling consumers a better way to travel. 
    In the past few years, investors have poured millions into travel and accommodation companies around the globe like Airbnb and Room 77… Read More