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A $6 trillion wake up call for the tech industry

Jim Fruchterman Contributor Share on Twitter Jim Fruchterman is the founder and chief executive of Benetech, a nonprofit developer of technology for social good. Earlier this year, the business commun

PhishMe sold to private equity consortium at $400 million valuation

PhishMe, a seven year old startup that helps companies train employees to avoid phishing scams, announced today that it has been purchased by a consortium of private equity firms at a valuation of $40

Google.org, BlackRock and others commit $2.2 million to Fast Forward’s nonprofit tech accelerator

As impact investing gains traction in the market, a new accelerator for tech nonprofits called Fast Forward has raised $2.2 million in philanthropic funding from the nonprofit arms of some of the wo

Google.org, Omidyar Network backing Fast Forward, the accelerator for tech nonprofits

An accelerator that helps tech nonprofits develop their products and raise grant money, Fast Forward, has attracted $1.25 million in philanthropic funding of its own. Backers include big names in vent

BlackRock is the latest Uber investor to back its fierce Chinese rival Didi Chuxing

China Life, Asia's largest insurance firm, isn't the only Uber investor to double dip and put money into its Chinese rival Didi via its blockbuster $7.2 billion round announced this week. New York-bas

Menlo Ventures has raised a $250 million “opportunity fund,” its first

Menlo Ventures, the 40-year-old, Sand Hill Road venture firm, has raised a new, $250 million “special opportunities fund,” says a spokeswoman. (The SEC filing is here.) The idea: to addre

Domo takes on Slack with $131 million at $2 billion+ valuation

Utah-based Domo has been a force in the enterprise space for a few years with its data management platforms, but the team is poised for growth with an additional $131 million in Series D funding 

BlackRock Acquires Sequoia-Backed FutureAdvisor

BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, is acquiring FutureAdvisor, a five-year-old, San Francisco-based online financial advisory firm that aims to help people manage their investment accounts.

Zuora $115M Investment Round Validates Subscription Approach

Zuora, the company that helps customers manage their subscription models, today announced a massive $115M funding round involving not just Silicon Valley venture capitalists, but also public market in

LS9 Raises $30 Million More To Replace Petroleum- With Plant-Based Fuel And Chemicals

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