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The Accel team is coming to Disrupt Berlin

Every time Accel invests in a startup, it’s an instant positive sign in the startup community. The venture capital firm has a rich history with decades of investments in successful startups. That’

Fever gets $20M to delight more hipsters with A/B tested Madhatter’s G&T parties

London-based Fever, an urban events discovery app-cum-entertainment events business with an online media arm that it uses as marketing megaphone and data-gathering lens on its community of users, has

With at least $1.3 billion invested globally in 2018, VC funding for blockchain blows past 2017 totals

Although bitcoin and blockchain technology may not take up quite as much mental bandwidth for the general public as it did just a few months ago, companies in the space continue to rake in capital fro

Global tech firms and investors are reshaping Latin America’s startup environment

Julie Ruvolo Contributor Julie Ruvolo, a former writer for TechCrunch, is the head of editorial content for the Latin American Private Equity and Venture Capital Association. More posts by this contri

Another short-lived, overfunded startup is shutting down: Primary Data

A startup that's operating in stealth mode raises an almost stunning amount of money before it releases a product. Investors write outsized checks to the outfit anyway because of the people involved i

Even the Most Interesting Man in the World couldn’t make Luma work as standalone company

Luma, a three-year-old, Atlanta, Ga.-based maker of smart Wi-Fi routers, has been acquired by First Alert, a maker of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors that is itself a subsidiary of Newell Brands,

Latin America’s Groupon Mafia

The founders of PayPal and its employees have produced many highly successful companies over the years. Often referred to as the “PayPal Mafia” because they’ve had such an impact on the startup

Accel launches UC Berkeley mentorship program

Sometimes it seems like Stanford gets all the VC attention, but there's another great school in the Bay Area. UC Berkeley is the top-ranked public school in the country and renowned venture firm Acce

Backed by Accel, GlowRoad helps Indian women build home businesses

Indian e-commerce company GlowRoad is built on a simple premise. By connecting manufacturers with resellers and using drop shipping, it keeps everyone's overhead costs low. The Bangalore-based startup

Identity management startup ForgeRock snags $88 million Series D

Used to be when we thought about identity as it relates to computers and software, it involved a person logging into an application or service. Increasingly though, you also have machines and sensors

Why AI is now at the heart of our innovation economy

We humans use machines as tools -- and the advent of AI doesn’t change this. “Machines aren’t rational,” argues Hilary Mason, implying that there are many more important things for us to worry

SoftBank’s Vision Fund backs Flipkart in record India tech investment

SoftBank missed out on getting a piece of Flipkart when its deal to acquire Snapdeal, the e-commerce firm which SoftBank backed in 2015, fell apart last month, but the Japanese tech giant has finally

Accel leads $22.8M Series A in Swedish telehealth startup, KRY

Swedish digital healthcare startup KRY has closed a €20 million ($22.8M) Series A round of funding to grow its on-demand video-call-a-doctor business, including expanding into new markets. Existi

Soldo, a London fintech startup that offers a multi-user spending account, raises $11M led by Accel

<a target="_blank" href="https://www.soldo.com/">Soldo</a>, the London-based fintech startup that offers a multi-user spending account, first <a target="_blank" href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2016/

Qualtrics waits on that IPO, raises $180 million at a $2.5 billion valuation instead

That Qualtrics IPO many have been expecting is on hold for now. The online market research platform has just raised its third round for $180 million at a whopping $2.5 billion valuation. The Prov

Fred Destin leaving Accel to focus on Seed and earlier-stage investing

Fred Destin, one of European VC's biggest personalities, is leaving Accel, the London-headquartered VC firm he <a target="_blank" href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2014/05/21/fred-destin-joins-accel-p

Accel leads HotelTonight’s $37M Series E

Last minute hotel booking app HotelTonight has closed a $37 million Series E round of funding -- having last raised in early 2014.

Backed with $2.8 million Anchor’s digital radio revolution gets new tools

Anchor FM, the audio social network, has just raised $2.8 million and launched some new tools as it looks to make recording and transmitting interactive audio content even easier. Accel Partners, one

Heal plans nationwide expansion for doctor house calls on demand

Already a hit in the limited California regions that it serves, doctor-on-demand startup Heal is planning to take its house call service to more cities across the country. Today, the company announc

Accel names Luciana Lixandru as its newest partner

Accel, the VC firm that has been involved in some of the biggest deals in the most recent tech boom — startups backed include Facebook, Supercell, Dropbox, Deliveroo, Slack and Atlassian, Spo
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