Venture Capital

  • SeamlessDocs raises $7 million Series B to help governments go digital

    SeamlessDocs raises $7 million Series B to help governments go digital

    SeamlessDocs, the startup that helps governments move all their forms online, has today announced the close of a $7 million Series B funding round led by Motorola Solutions. Other participants in the round include existing investor Govtech Fund, as well as New York State Innovation Fund and 1776. SeamlessDocs operates under the premise that government is beautiful, which is both daunting… Read More

  • Checking the market’s temperature with Bain’s Ajay Agarwal

    Checking the market’s temperature with Bain’s Ajay Agarwal

    Ajay Agarwal leads the West Coast team for Bain Capital Ventures, which he joined 13 years ago. Because he he has seen some market zigs and zags, we met him for coffee this week to talk about what he’s seeing in the market right now. Our chat has been edited for length. TC: Bain Capital Ventures opened its first office in the Bay Area five years ago. Now you have an office in Palo… Read More

  • FlashFunders relaunches with crowdfunding support with the pass of Title III of the JOBS Act

    FlashFunders relaunches with crowdfunding support with the pass of Title III of the JOBS Act

    In the wake of the passing of Title III of the JOBS Act, crowdfunding equity platform FlashFunders has relaunched its site with new features. The new features allow users to crowdfund investment under Form C, which allows for up to $1 million in a single Series from anyone, not just accredited investors. FlashFunders launched on the scene a little under one year ago, offering a web-only way… Read More

  • Is the new normal really new? Crunch Network

    Is the new normal really new?

    I’ve been hearing a lot lately about “The New Normal” for VC-backed technology companies. It’s not just in the popular press headlines. Nearly every conversation I have with co-investors, founders and LPs these days involves some discussion of current “new normal” market conditions and what they mean. There’s clearly change in the air. Read More

  • The Europas — It’s time for a different kind of tech conference

    The Europas — It’s time for a different kind of tech conference

    Let’s face it. Some tech conferences have lost their way. While TechCrunch Disrupt remains a firmly curated, media-driven, event, with hundreds of journalists attending, a couple of other conferences have really gone for scale. A minimum of 15,000 people, thousands of companies, echoing halls — and a lot of investors (and journalists) turning their badges around so they don’t… Read More

  • Tally raises $15 million for app to make credit cards less expensive, easier to manage

    Tally raises $15 million for app to make credit cards less expensive, easier to manage

    San Francisco-based Tally Technologies raised $15 million in Series A venture funding to launch an app that promises to help people maintain good credit while avoiding fees, charges and other credit card affiliated pains. Shasta Ventures led the Series A and was joined by the company’s earlier backers — Cowboy Ventures and AITV. Silicon Valley Bank also invested. Read More

  • Afero raises $20.3 million to secure connected devices, whether WiFi is working or not

    Afero raises $20.3 million to secure connected devices, whether WiFi is working or not

    A Los Altos startup called Afero raised $20.3 million in a new round of venture funding to secure connected devices, from toys and arcade games to medical equipment. The company’s technology works even when WiFi isn’t, employing 4GLTE and other radio sensors. Afero works with large hardware makers who install the startup’s proprietary chip in their IoT devices or… Read More

  • Three startups to watch from HAX hardware accelerator, batch VIII

    Three startups to watch from HAX hardware accelerator, batch VIII

    The HAX hardware accelerator held its 8th Demo Day in San Francisco yesterday. While all 15 companies in the latest batch hold promise, and encompass some very wild ambitions, these three stood out thanks to creative applications of advanced tech to sometimes overlooked, but truly massive potential markets. Rovenso
    Based in Lausanne, Switzerland, Rovenso is adapting technology created… Read More

  • Dedrone raises $10 million to detect aerial intruders

    Dedrone raises $10 million to detect aerial intruders

    As civilian drones become more affordable, sophisticated and common around the world, a company called Dedrone Inc. has raised $10 million in venture funding for systems that monitor the skies and tell people when drones have entered their airspace. Menlo Ventures led the Series A investment in Dedrone bringing the company’s total capital raised to date to $12.9 million. According… Read More

  • What startups are saying about raising cash in Latin America Crunch Network

    What startups are saying about raising cash in Latin America

    You don’t have to look hard to see why the startup community in Latin America has long faced a lack of capital and resources to fuel significant growth. Many Latin American entrepreneurs have endured decades of political and economic hardships that left the investment landscape in a less than desirable state — especially for emerging startups. Read More

  • Trends in angel investing Crunch Network

    Trends in angel investing

    “Tell me about your cap table?” I asked the founder of an early-stage startup. He was clearly passionate about his business, and had assembled a top-notch team to help him achieve his ambitious vision. But the grit and determination that helped him overcome the challenges of his current and former startups seemed to falter a bit as he considered his response. He had a dirty cap… Read More

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