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For founders and investors, it’s time for some ‘real talk’ about money

Consciously or not, founders’ attitudes toward money play an enormous role in how they run their startups. These attitudes shape whether to bet on a new line of business, how much to charge a custom

This ambitious founder wants to find high-paying biz dev jobs for one million Americans

Rahim Fazal grew up in government housing. He worked, as do many students, at McDonald's during high school. He didn't go to college. These aren't the kinds of details that might excite a recruiter at

Who will find the first silver unicorn?

Precious few investors or entrepreneurs are looking to what might be the greatest unicorn opportunity yet -- the elder boom.

Creative Destruction Lab is launching a quantum machine learning accelerator in Toronto

A new accelerator being run by the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) hopes to find technologists in the quantum machine learning field and give them access to cutting-edge equipment to make their project

Cobalt takes the wraps off its indoor security robots

Palo Alto-based Cobalt Robotics Inc. today introduced a new line of robot security guards for indoor use. The roving robots use the same kind of components you’d expect in a self-driving car to sens

LaunchDarkly gets $8.7M to get access to the right features in front of right users

LaunchDarkly originally launched to nail a big pain point for developers that has been a luxury at larger companies for a while — soft-launching features and new code for a small set of users seamle

Point raises $8.4 million to buy a stake in your home

Instead of taking on debt to buy a house, Point provides equity funding. The startup can find the capital needed to finance your home and in return they get partial ownership. And now Point is getting

Netlify, a service for quickly rolling out static websites, raises $2.1M

Mathias Biilmann — a former CTO of a firm that built websites for small businesses — says developers have gotten so used to using Github as a central workflow, they expect the entire rest of the

Bloomberg Beta raises a second $75 million fund

When the partners at Bloomberg Beta — a $75 million seed investment fund — sit down to review how they’re doing, they say they don’t first look at the valuation of their portfolio. Ins

Bloomberg Beta On Investing In The ‘Future Of Work’

Construction App Fieldwire Raises $6.6 Million, Led by Formation 8

Fieldwire, a San Francisco-based mobile and web platform designed to make collaboration on construction projects more efficient, has raised $6.6 million in fresh funding led by Formation 8. Other p

YC-Backed YesGraph Raises A Million To Build A Better Referral System For Mobile Apps

When launching a new consumer application, especially those in the social space, many developers today rely on an invite mechanism that has the app’s initial user base reaching out and recommend

NewCo, John Battelle’s Event Startup, Raises $1.7M From Obvious, True Ventures And More

NewCo, the latest venture from Federated Media co-founder John Battelle and Brian Monahan that focuses on creating city-based “festivals” as a new approach to more standard startup and t

Using Analytics, Bloomberg Beta Seeks Out Startup Founders

By now 350 employees at companies across the country might just be rethinking their day jobs, thanks to an email sent this morning by venture investment firm Bloomberg Beta. The early-stage investor,

Bloomberg Launches Bloomberg Beta, A $75 Million Early-Stage Investment Fund Led By Former IGN Exec Roy Bahat

Media company Bloomberg is launching its own venture capital fund today, putting aside $75 million to invest in early-stage startups. The fund, which has already put money into nine companies, is bein