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  • Pharmacy Delivery Startup PillPack Locks In $50 Million To Take On Walgreens

    Pharmacy Delivery Startup PillPack Locks In $50 Million To Take On Walgreens

    Pharmaceutical delivery startup PillPack has raised a $50 million growth round in Series C financing to start building retail pharmacies and take on other retail drugstores like RiteAid and Walgreens. The startup launched in 2014 as a way to ship medications on a regular basis straight to someone’s door instead of making them go pick it up at the pharmacy every time. PillPack… Read More

  • The Flatiron School Raises $9 Million In Series B Funding

    The Flatiron School Raises $9 Million In Series B Funding

    The Flatiron School, an educational platform aimed at getting young kids and adults comfortable with programming, has today announced the close of a $9 million Series B funding round led by Thrive Capital with participation from CRV and Matrix. The idea behind Flatiron School is that anyone, young or old, can learn to code over the course of 12 weeks, to the extent that they could go out and get… Read More

  • Now That Charles River Ventures Has Closed Its 16th Fund, It Wants To Be Called CRV

    Now That Charles River Ventures Has Closed Its 16th Fund, It Wants To Be Called CRV

    Earlier this month we reported that the firm had closed its 16th fund, which was worth close to $400 million according to SEC documents. Well, the firm has confirmed that it closed that fund, which it will use to continue investing in early-stage startups. Read More

  • Ask a VC: Izhar Armory Defends Patents, Answers Reader Questions (TCTV)

    Ask a VC: Izhar Armory Defends Patents, Answers Reader Questions (TCTV)

    Izhar Armory of Charles River Ventures was my guest on Ask a VC this week and he answered a host of reader questions including whether Twitter should be making money from celebrity Tweets, whether MBSAs aspiring to be entrepreneurs should drop out of school, what role academia still plays in the startup economy and why entrepreneurs today aren’t starting more substantial… Read More

  • George Zachary on Doing 30 Seed Deals a Year, Not Missing Hollywood and Crazy Jim Clark (TCTV)

    George Zachary of CRV was our guest on Ask a VC today, and not only did he answer reader questions bluntly, he indulged us with his craziest story from his days working with Internet icon Jim Clark on Shutterfly. The whole episode is below, or feel free to tune into just the answers to these questions: What sort of materials do you look for when initially being approached by an entrepreneur… Read More

  • Ask a VC: The George Zachary Edition

    With the Crunchies later tonight, TechCrunchHQ is a bit of a mad house today. Paul Carr and I are MC’ing, so we’ve got interns sorting M&Ms by color, per our rider, while we try to figure out the line between “Oh that’s a funny joke” and “you’re fired.” Laura is polishing Monkey statues. Heather is counting and recounting and counting… Read More