Jonathan Shieber

Jonathan Shieber

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Jonathan is an editor at TechCrunch. Previously he worked as a senior reporter for Dow Jones & Co., covering venture capital and private equity investment from New York and Shanghai. He can be reached via email at shieber@techcrunch.com.

The Latest from Jonathan Shieber

Oscar’s health insurance platform nabs another $225 million

The direct-to-consumer health insurer Oscar has raised another $225 million in its latest, late-stage round of funding as its vision of tech-enabled healthcare services to drive down consumer costs be

Automating payments for the corporate sales force leads to a $10 million windfall for Spiff

Salt Lake City’s Spiff has announced a $10 million round of funding to expand the sales and marketing efforts for its service that automates commission payments for sales people. Some of the big

Aclima and Google release a new air quality data set for researchers to investigate California pollution

As part of the Collision from Home conference, Aclima chief executive Davida Herzl released a new data set made in conjunction with Google. Free to the scientific community, the data is the culminatio

Partners at Sequoia, GGV, General Catalyst and Greylock join Valence’s VC initiative for Black founders

The new, Los Angeles-based online professional network for Black talent, Valence, has launched a new initiative called the Valence Funding Network to link Black entrepreneurs with top partners at firm

New Enterprise Associates goes to Hollywood and launches a venture firm with CAA

New Enterprise Associates has launched a new investment initiative with the Hollywood talent agency Creative Artists Agency . The new partnership, called Connect Ventures, said it will identify and ac

Illumina’s accelerator has an impressive 93 percent follow-on funding rate — here’re its latest picks

Since its launch in 1998, Illumina and its genetic analysis toolkits and services have become an essential component of the new biological manufacturing and therapeutic development industries that hav

Update: Amazon announces $2 billion Climate Pledge Fund

Update: This post has been updated to indicate that although Rodrigo Prudencio’s profile on LinkedIn stated, “I lead investments for Amazon’s $2B Climate Pledge Fund” the fund

Pitching a compliance-focused toolkit for digital medtech and drug trials, BrightInsight raises $40 million

BrightInsight, which makes a toolkit and dashboard for digital medical devices and therapeutics focused on compliance with international regulations around healthcare, has raised $40 million in its la

After its billion-euro implosion, Wirecard’s former CEO is arrested for fraud

German police have arrested Markus Braun, the former chief executive of the Munich-based fintech company Wirecard, for fraud, prosecutors in Munich said on Tuesday. Braun turned himself in to German a

President Trump signs executive order temporarily suspending work visas for H-1B holders

President Donald Trump signed an executive order temporarily halting work visas like the H-1B visa program for highly skilled workers, cutting off a critical source of foreign labor for tech companies

In-game app-development platform Overwolf acquires CurseForge assets from Twitch to get into mods

Overwolf, the in-game app-development toolkit and marketplace, has acquired Twitch’s CurseForge assets to provide a marketplace for modifications to complement its app development business. Sinc

Cities are wrestling with a potential new exodus in the COVID-19 era, but Urban-X still believes in their future

Embodying the tensions that cities across the world face as they wrestle with controlling a pandemic in dense, urban environments, Urban-X, the accelerator for technology startups focused on the probl

Could developing renewable energy micro-grids make Energicity Africa’s utility of the future?

When Nicole Poindexter left the energy efficiency focused startup, Opower a few months after the company’s public offering, she wasn’t sure what would come next. At the time, in 2014, the

Getting construction materials to jobsites faster nets GoFor Industries $9.8 million

GoFor Industries has built a business making sure that construction materials get where they need to go as soon as their customers need them there.  It’s a last-mile delivery for construction m

Plume is building a healthcare service specifically for the transgender community

Plume, the Denver-based startup that provides hormone replacement therapies and medical consultations tailored to the trans community, could not be launching at a time when the company’s service

Affirming the position of tech advocates, Supreme Court overturns Trump’s termination of DACA

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that President Donald Trump’s administration unlawfully ended the federal policy providing temporary legal status for immigrants who came to the country as chi

Urbint, a provider of field safety information for utilities, raises $20 million

Urbint, a developer of a field safety information for industrial workforces, has raised $20 million in a new round of funding as it looks to expand its research and development capabilities, grow inte

Colin Kaepernick joins Medium board of directors and inks partnership publishing deal

The online publishing platform Medium said that it has added former San Francisco 49ers quarterback and civil rights advocate Colin Kaepernick to its board of directors. The company also said it had i

DroneBase nabs $7.5 million in a slight down round to double down on its work in renewable energy

DroneBase, a Los Angeles-based provider of drone pilots for industrial services companies, has raised $7.5 million during the pandemic to double down on its work with renewable energy companies. While

Brazil’s BizCapital raises $12 million for its online lending service

BizCapital, an online lender based in Brazil, has raised $12 million from a clutch of investors, including the German development finance institution, the corporate venture capital fund of MercadoLibr
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