Thrive Capital

  • 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

  • Joyable Launches Online Tools To Help You Overcome Social Anxiety

    Joyable Launches Online Tools To Help You Overcome Social Anxiety

    There are lots of startups promising to improve your physical health — and with the imminent release of the Apple Watch, not to mention the flood of other wearable devices, it’s a safe bet that they’re going to keep coming. Today, however, a startup called Joyable is launching to tackle the mental health side of things, starting with social anxiety. The company is also… Read More

  • Classpass Is In Session With $40 Million In Series B

    Classpass Is In Session With $40 Million In Series B

    Classpass, the NY-based company that offers unlimited fitness classes at 2,000 different studios and boutique gyms for $99/month, has closed a $40 million Series B led by General Catalyst and Thrive Capital, with participation from angels and previous investors. The startup, which raised $12 million in Series A just over three months ago, has grown from seven markets to 20 markets in as… Read More

  • Thrive Capital Bet Big ($30 Million, To Be Exact) On Stripe

    Thrive Capital Bet Big ($30 Million, To Be Exact) On Stripe

    This week, payments startup Stripe closed a $70 million round of financing, rocketing the company’s valuation to a hefty $3.5 billion, almost double that of its last raise. Thrive Capital, a NY-based VC firm led by Josh Kushner, led the round, writing a $30 million check to get into the payments space. Read More

  • TicTail eCommerce Platform Lands $8 Million Led By Thrive Capital

    TicTail eCommerce Platform Lands $8 Million Led By Thrive Capital

    TicTail, a DIY ecommerce platform out of Sweden, has today raised $8 million in Series A funding led by Thrive Capital. The company, which is a lot like Etsy in its mission to make online storefronts easily accessible and creatable by DIYers, will use the money to open up an NYC office. Read More

  • Thrive Capital's Josh Kushner On Oscar

    Thrive Capital Founder Josh Kushner On The Power Of Oscar

    Last week, we sat down with Thrive Capital founder Josh Kushner at Rock Health’s Digital Health CEO Summit in San Francisco, to talk about his venture into the healthcare industry through the launch of Oscar. Kushner co-founded Oscar to take on the world of health insurance, and to actually create a better, more modern, consumer-friendly health insurance company. Read More

  • Art.sy Raises $1.25 Million From Schmidt, Murdoch, Dorsey, And Super-Artsy Angels

    New York City art world startup Art.sy, which launched at our first TechCrunch Disrupt and won the Rookie Award, is raising $1.25 million from a very impressive group of super angels on both coasts. The investors include Google CEO Eric Schmidt, Wendi Murdoch (wife of News Corp. founder Rupert Murdoch), Jack Dorsey (Twitter, Square), VC Jim Breyer, art “czarina” Dasha Zhukova… Read More