• Shasta Ventures promotes three to partner

    Shasta Ventures promotes three to partner

    Shasta Ventures is promoting three of its principals to partner. Nikhil Basu Trivedi, Jacob Mullins and Nitin Chopra have all made it to this coveted venture capital milestone. Shasta has about $1.3 billion under management across its five funds. Notable exits include Dollar Shave Club, Nest, Apptio, SteelBrick and Skycure.  Read More

  • Black Friday’s best tech bets

    Thanksgiving is all about family, friends and gratefulness. The following day, on the other hand, is dedicated to rampant consumerism and generally attempting to not get trampled by a stampede of fellow deal seekers. In honor of making your Thanksgiving weekend slightly less stressful than it has to be, here’s a roundup of some of the best tech deals you’ll find a week from today. Read More

  • YouTube terminates exploitive ‘kids’ channel ToyFreaks, says it’s tightening its child endangerment policies

    YouTube terminates exploitive ‘kids’ channel ToyFreaks, says it’s tightening its child endangerment policies

    Following consumer outrage over YouTube’s handling of disturbing videos aimed at children on its network, the company has now banned one of the more controversial kid channels it hosted, Toy Freaks. The channel, the 68th largest on YouTube with over 8.5 million subscribers, was often criticized for its vile and seemingly exploitive videos featuring a dad and his daughters, which many… Read More

  • Artland is a social art market that connects galleries and buyers

    Artland is a social art market that connects galleries and buyers

    Danish startup Artland is building a social marketplace for the art world and its key players: Galleries and professional collectors, while also hoping an app-based approach helps onboard a new generation of art buyers. Read More

  • Media startup Axios raises another $20 million

    Media startup Axios raises another $20 million

    There’s a glimpse of hope in new media as Axios just raised $20 million less than a year after its launch, the Wall Street Journal reported. The company already had a pretty big list of investors, and most of the startup’s existing investors are putting more money into Axios. Existing investors Greycroft Partners and Lerer Hippeau Ventures are co-leading today’s founding… Read More

  • MoviePass drops pricing to under $7 per month, if you opt for the annual plan

    MoviePass drops pricing to under $7 per month, if you opt for the annual plan

    MoviePass, the subscription service that lets consumers pay a monthly fee to see unlimited movies in theaters across the U.S., is slashing its prices yet again. The company announced today it’s now offering its service for $6.95 per month, down from the current price of $9.95 per month, when customers commit to a one-year subscription plan. That works out to a flat fee of $89.95… Read More

  • Walmart plans to pilot test the new Tesla Semi

    Walmart plans to pilot test the new Tesla Semi

    Walmart says that it intends to be among the first companies to pilot Tesla’s new all-electric Semi heavy-duty truck. The retailer told CNBC that it’s “excited to be among the first” to test the new vehicle, and to see how it might help them achieve “long-term sustainability goals” including decreasing their overall emissions footprint. The retailer will… Read More

  • Apple pushes HomePod release to early 2018

    Apple pushes HomePod release to early 2018

    So much for the holiday rush. Apple announced this morning that its premium HomePod smart speaker won’t be making the company’s initial December ship date. According to a brief statement issued by the company, the production process needs “a little more time” to bake. A spokesperson told TechCrunch, “We can’t wait for people to experience HomePod… Read More

  • Food delivery upstart Deliveroo adds $98M to its Series F, now totals $480M

    Food delivery upstart Deliveroo adds $98M to its Series F, now totals $480M

    The food-delivery-on-demand space continues to heat up in Europe. Today, Deliveroo, the London-based startup that at the end of September announced a Series F of $385 million at a valuation of over $2 billion, today announced it is adding another $98 million into the round, led by T. Rowe Price Associates and Fidelity Management & Research Company. The brings the total amount in the round… Read More

  • Stitch Fix gets a pop in its public trading debut

    Stitch Fix gets a pop in its public trading debut

    Stitch Fix revised where it would price its IPO lower last night ahead of trading, and it looks like it helped approach the right sweet spot as a result when it made its debut today. The company saw around a 15% pop in its stock when it began trading this morning — the benchmark companies tend to look to hit when they go public is around 20% — and fell around the lower bounds of… Read More

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