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VCs love insurance, even if you don’t

At first blush it may seem like insurance and venture capital make an odd couple. Venture capital is all about taking big risks for the potential of even bigger payouts down the road, while insurance

Funding for real estate challenger Spruce shows New York’s startup scene is thriving

Spruce, a new startup looking to speed up the mortgage-closing process, has raised $4.5 million in its Series A financing from Bessemer Venture Partners, Omidyar Network and Third Prime Capital, along

Korea’s top financial services startup lands $48M from PayPal and others

Viva Republica, the company behind Korean financial services app Toss, has closed a $48 million Series C funding round that includes a strategic investment from payment giant PayPal. The deal is PayPa

Glint raises $27 million to stop solid employees from bailing

Redwood City-based Glint has raised $27 million in a Series C round of venture funding for software that helps companies figure out how their teams are experiencing problems, or why and when solid emp

Instructure Up 8% From IPO, CEO Sees “Huge Renaissance” In EdTech

Instructure, the Utah-based educational technology company, went public on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. After pricing at $16, shares were up 8 percent by early afternoon trading. Instruct

Bessemer’s Byron Deeter Talks Mobile Enterprise Apps: “Tens of Billions of Dollars” To Be Created

Top SaaS investors have been saying for nearly a year that the next billion-dollar market opportunities are rooted in mobile enterprise apps – software for people who don’t sit behind a desk but d

Pinterest Adds $186M To Series G Funding Round, Offers Secondary Sale To Employees

Pinterest confirmed that it has padded its Series G funding a bit and is carrying out a new secondary sale that will allow employees to cash in some of their shares. As first reported by Re/code, the

Indian Music And Movie Streaming Firm Hungama Is Raising $100 Million

The promise of mobile in India is attracting venture capital at a rate never seen before. The latest deal of note involves Hungama, a media company that provides music, videos and movies on mobile, de

U.S. Venture Funds Raised $7.7 Billion In First Quarter, Highest Influx In A Decade

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/vc-fundraising.png"> U.S. venture capital firms raised more money last quarter than in any period since 2001. The total raised for new funds

Bessemer Backs Better-Savings Startup Betterment With $3 Million

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/bettermentlogo.png"> <a href="http://www.betterment.com">Betterment</a>, a financial savings startup which <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.c

Here Comes The French Invasion: Bessemer Puts $7 Million Into Ad Retargeting Startup Criteo

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/criteo.png"> In the online advertising world, one of the hottest trends right now is what is known as ad retargeting. The idea is simple. Wh

Exclusive: Soluto Raises $6.2M From Bessemer To Make Your PC Run Better

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/SolutoLogo-215x65.jpg" width="215" height="65" /> Israeli startup <a href="http://www.soluto.com">Soluto</a> has closed a healthy $6.2 million