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Design may be the next entrepreneurial gold rush

With the shift in the way designers fit into organizations and the way design fits into business overall, the design ecosystem is following the same path blazed by enterprise SaaS companies in recent

Why is Dropbox reinventing itself?

According to Dropbox CEO Drew Houston, 80% of the product’s users rely on it, at least partially, for work. It makes sense, then, that the company is refocusing to try and cement its spot in the

TC’s Greg Epstein and Kate Clark talk mental health startups and the ‘Cult of the Founder’

Some weeks, tech ethics is in the news. And some weeks, it IS the news. This week was one of the latter. There were so many ethically fraught news stories about technology companies over these past fe

Dropbox will start rolling out the new Dropbox app to everyone today

Back in June, Dropbox debuted a preview version of the “new Dropbox.” Built around a standalone app interface and focused on integrating all of your work tools (your Slack, G Suite, Zoom c

Startups Weekly: Part & Parcel plans plus-sized fashion empire

In this week's newsletter: Part & Parcel is bringing plus-sized clothing out of the dark corners of department stores.

How Dropbox, Nike, Salesforce, MailChimp, Google and Pepsi welcome their new hires

The first day of work at a new job can be very stressful. Different companies have their own traditions to help make this period of transition more comfortable and memorable for new hires...

Fresh out of Y Combinator, Tandem lands millions from Andreessen Horowitz

Tandem is amongst the most sought after companies of Y Combinator's summer batch.

Holloway launches in-depth startup guides, aims to rewrite publishing with $4.6M from NYT, tech VCs

Founders need to get smart quickly about the many nuanced aspects of building a company, from understanding weird language in a big term sheet to hiring a key software developer. But the best practica

UnitedMasters releases iPhone app for DIY cross-service music distribution

Alphabet-backed UnitedMasters, the music label distribution startup and record label alternative that offers artists 100% ownership of everything they create, launched its iPhone app today. The iPhone

Corporate travel platform TripActions quadruples valuation with $250M Series D

The business plans to use the funds to double down on the international market.

Ray Dalio, Niantic, Adobe, Dropbox, remote work, Northzone, and Slack

Ray Dalio on the Extra Crunch stage at Disrupt SF 2019 This year at Disrupt SF, we will be hosting a special Extra Crunch stage focused on the issues that confront startup founders in building their c

Three years after moving off AWS, Dropbox infrastructure continues to evolve

Conventional wisdom would suggest that you close your data centers and move to the cloud, not the other way around, but in 2016 Dropbox undertook the opposite journey. It (mostly) ended its long-time

Meet your new chief of staff: An AI chatbot

Navigator, the new project from the creators of Mailbox, launches with $12M

Dropbox relaunches as an enterprise collaboration workspace

Dropbox is evolving from a file-storage system to an enterprise software portal, where you can coordinate work with your team. Today the company launches a new version of Dropbox that allows you to la

Mailchimp’s Ben Chestnut on bootstrapping a startup to $700M in revenue

The well-known tech startup routine of coming up with an idea, raising money from venture capitalists and other outside investors in increasing rounds as valuations continue to rise, and then eventual

GM Cruise raises $1.15B at a $19B valuation from SoftBank and Honda

GM Cruise has raised another $1.15 billion in new equity from a group of investors that includes T. Rowe Price Associates, Honda, SoftBank Vision Fund and its parent company GM, as the self-driving ve

Dropbox adds cold storage layer to reduce cost of storing less-frequently accessed files

Dropbox started shifting workloads away from AWS to its own data centers several years ago because it needed more control over how files were stored and accessed. It developed a storage architecture c

Index Ventures, Stripe back bookkeeping service Pilot with $40M

The round values Pilot at $355 million.

On balance, the cloud has been a huge boon to startups

Today’s startups have a distinct advantage when it comes to launching a company because of the public cloud. You don’t have to build infrastructure or worry about what happens when you sca

How to handle dark data compliance risk at your company

Slack and other consumer-grade productivity tools have been taking off in workplaces large and small — and data governance hasn’t caught up.
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