Silverfort nabs $65M with a ‘holistic’ approach to protecting ID management across IT silos and legacy systems
Identity management is at the heart of how a lot of organizations aim to keep their systems secure, but that leaves a big question unanswered: How secure is the identity management system overall, and
Future Family takes in new capital as need for fertility treatments increases
Less than a year after a Series A extension, Future Family, a startup aiming to make fertility services, like IVF and egg freezing, easier, is back with $25 million in Series B funding.
Writer pens a $5M seed round for its AI style guide that flags bias and tone
Anyone who writes online or in a word processor has likely gotten used to the inevitable squiggly line denoting a misspelled word or clumsy phrase. But what if you use a word that’s loaded, a ph
Gift Guide: Leading VCs recommend their favorite reads from 2019
As we reach the end of 2019 and approach crunch time for everyone who has procrastinated holiday gift buying, we wanted to highlight a few more great reads that might add value to your life or are jus
Theresia Gouw’s ‘multigenerational’ new firm, Acrew, just closed a $250 million debut fund
Four months after the news broke that veteran VCs Theresia Gouw and Jennifer Fonstad were going separate ways after forming their own venture firm in 2014, Gouw says her new firm, Acrew Capital, has c
All Raise expands to new geos, launches ‘VC Cohorts’
All Raise has established new chapters in Los Angeles and Boston.
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Aspect Ventures, founded by Theresia Gouw and Jennifer Fonstad, is splitting up
Aspect Ventures, an early-stage, San Francisco-based venture firm founded five years ago very notably by two veteran VCs who happen to be women, is splitting up. Co-founders Jennifer Fonstad, formerly
Theresia Gouw and Ann Miura-Ko are coming to Disrupt
For a very long time, the venture industry was stubbornly resistant to change. The same people sat back in their chairs on Sand Hill Road while nervous founders made the rounds, hoping one of these fi
VCs bet $12M on Troops, a Slackbot for sales teams
Troops helps sales teams communicate via Slack.
Business author Julian Guthrie on the biggest difference between ‘alpha’ men and women
If you’ve been out and about in Silicon Valley in the last month or so, chances are you’ve heard of “Alpha Girls,” a new book written by journalist Julian Guthrie about four pe
Investors see an opportunity framed in Lensabl’s prescription lens fulfillment business
Lensabl, the company that has built a business putting prescription lenses into any style of glasses frame, has raised $3.7 million in a new round of funding. Lensabl makes it easy to put new lenses
DFINITY raises $102M from a16z and Polychain for a decentralised ‘Internet Computer’ to rival AWS
Since blockchain technology appeared, there has been a persistent problem in its development: how to make it scale to billions of users. Bitcoin was famously never really designed for this, and today
Aspect Ventures raises $181 million fund
Aspect Ventures has finalized its second fund. The team led by Jennifer Fonstad and Theresia Gouw has closed $181 million, up from $150 million it raised at its inception three years ago. An SEC fil
Aspect Ventures promotes Lauren Kolodny to partner
Aspect Ventures has another lady atop its female-led venture investment team. Lauren Kolodny has been promoted to partner after spending 3.5 years at Aspect. She joined shortly after the firm started
Aspect Ventures is raising its second fund
Aspect Ventures, the San Francisco-based early-stage venture firm founded in 2014 by longtime VCs Jennifer Fonstad and Theresia Gouw, has begun raising its second fund, and the outfit is looking to ra
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.
SelfScore raises $7.1 million to help international students get credit in the U.S.
A startup called SelfScore has raised $7.1 million in new venture funding to help bring much-needed financial services to international students at U.S. colleges and universities. SelfScore co-founder