Kate Clark

Kate Clark

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Kate Clark is a reporter at TechCrunch covering venture capital. She’s interested in diversity & inclusion, e-commerce, transportation and more.

She previously wrote about VC for PitchBook News.

A Seattle native, she graduated from the University of Washington in 2016 after completing a double major in Journalism and International Studies.

Reach Kate via e-mail at kate.clark@techcrunch.com

The Latest from Kate Clark

Redpoint Ventures is raising another $400M to invest in Chinese companies

Redpoint Ventures is doubling down on China. The firm, headquartered in Menlo Park, has filed documents with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to raise $400 million across two new China-focu

Slack’s product chief is out ahead of direct listing

Slack's chief product officer April Underwood is stepping down to focus on investing full time.

New pre-seed fund powered by First Round Capital will target recent graduates

Graduate Fund has written "angel-sized" checks to five companies so far, including Spellbrush and Ally Shoes.

BlueRun Ventures closes on $130M, promotes Cheryl Cheng to GP

PayPal, Kabbage and Waze investor BlueRun Ventures invests in early-stage mobile software and fintech startups.

Techstars will build and launch startups with new venture studio

Techstars is announcing Techstars Studio, its latest attempt to bring corporations closer to the startup ecosystem.

DoorDash is officially live in all 50 states

You can now order meals via DoorDash in Alaska, Montana and South Dakota.

Opendoor competitor Knock raises $400M

The investment in Knock comes amid consistent year-over-year growth in venture capital deals for real estate tech companies.

Maverick Ventures announces $382M evergreen fund

The under-the-radar VC firm counts 13 unicorns in its portfolio.

For $5,400 per year, Chief helps women reach the C-suite

A new network for powerful women launches today with $3 million in venture capital funding.

Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures targets $350M for new funds

Valar Ventures plans to raise $350 million across two new funds, according to a pair of SEC documents filed this morning.

Startups Weekly: Will Trump ruin the unicorn IPOs of our dreams?

We explore the government shutdown's connection to tech IPOs, recount the demise of a well-funded AR project and introduce readers to an AI-enabled self-checkout shopping cart in this week's startups

Square loses another key executive as Mary Kay Bowman joins Visa

The news comes shortly after Jack Dorsey's merchant services and mobile payments company lost long-time CFO Sarah Friar to Nextdoor.

Postmates lines up another $100M ahead of IPO

Postmates has landed a $100M investment to compete with SoftBank-backed competitor DooDash ahead of an IPO expected later this year.

Shareholder suit alleges Google covered up its sexual harassment problems with big payouts

A new lawsuit may require Andy Rubin to return his $90 million payout.

With SEC workers offline, the government shutdown could screw IPO-ready companies

The weeks-long government shutdown may have lasting effects on the IPO market.

The state of seed

Seed deal activity declined again in 2018, marking the fourth consecutive year in which deal count shrank and deal sizes swelled.

E-scooter startup Bird is raising another $300M

The scooter "unicorn" is said to be fundraising on a flat pre-money valuation of $2 billion.

Report: Self-driving car startup Aurora is raising capital at a $2B valuation

Early last year, LinkedIn co-founder and prolific venture capital investor Reid Hoffman called Chris Urmson “the Henry Ford of autonomous vehicles (AV).” The vote of confidence and big ch

Women’s co-working space The Wing adjusts membership policy to allow all genders

The decision comes amid a $12M lawsuit alleging discrimination in The Wing's membership policy.

Move over Microsoft, Amazon is the most valuable public company in the US

Amazon accumulated $797 billion in market value on Monday, overtaking Microsoft to become the most valuable publicly-traded company in the U.S.
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