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  • Periscope Data pulls in $25 million in Series B

    Periscope Data pulls in $25 million in Series B

    Periscope Data, the company that lets data scientists quickly build customized, highly detailed visualizations of their data, has signed the term sheet on a ~$25 million funding round, according to sources close to the matter. Sources told TechCrunch that the pre-funding valuation was at $100 million, and the round was led by existing Periscope Data investor DFJ*. DFJ also led Periscope… Read More

  • Elation Health receives $15M to take another crack at electronic health records

    Elation Health receives $15M to take another crack at electronic health records

    Kyna and Conan Fong were at dinner trying to convince their father, who ran a medical practice, to try something different than just keeping paper records. There’s a good reason for that — they’re slow, they’re hard to transfer and share (often requiring paper delivery or faxes), and there’s a lot of information that can be lost along the way. But despite that being… Read More

  • A Q&A with DFJ Partner, Bill Bryant, on “unicorn” valuations and startup investing Crunch Network

    A Q&A with DFJ Partner, Bill Bryant, on “unicorn” valuations and startup investing

    Pundits are painting a picture of doom and gloom for startups, saying it will be harder to raise money. What do you think? I think the next several months and possibly years will be challenging for raising capital. There has definitely been a reset. The market was over extended in an unhealthy way and we are seeing the impact across the board. The catalyst for this reset has been the collapse… Read More

  • Tim Draper has raised $190 million for his newest venture fund

    Tim Draper has raised $190 million for his newest venture fund

    In late 2013, Tim Draper left the decades-old firm he’d co-founded, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, but he suggested he might be back some day. Specifically, he told this reporter, “I am not leaving DFJ. Ever. I am just skipping a fund to do some work building Draper University” — which is Draper’s boarding school for aspiring entrepreneurs — “and… Read More

  • Visionary VR grabs $6M to power virtual story creation

    Visionary VR grabs $6M to power virtual story creation

    When it comes to producing beautiful, immersive content for VR on a PC, everything can be a bit confusing. Visionary VR, an LA based story creation software company, is looking to create a more intuitive manner for content creators to build and simultaneously experience their stories without leaving their headsets. The company is hoping to take advantage of the massive influx of developers… Read More

  • Heidi Roizen On How To Choose Your VC

    Heidi Roizen On How To Choose Your VC

    On Thursday night, this editor hosted nearly 200 investors and entrepreneurs who came together in San Francisco to hear several guest speakers, including Heidi Roizen, a former entrepreneur, a longtime VC, and a Stanford alum who has taught entrepreneurship at the university for more than a decade. Roizen thinks the boom-boom tech economy we’ve been living through in recent years… Read More

  • Talkdesk Call Center Software “Growing Like Crazy”

    Talkdesk Call Center Software “Growing Like Crazy”

    Talkdesk co-founder Cristina Fonseca spoke at Disrupt London on Tuesday. In an interview with TechCrunch’s Matt Lynley, Fonseca explained how the San Francisco-based company that started in Portugal has helped businesses improve their customer service experience. Founded in 2011, in an effort to win a Macbook Air contest, Talkdesk has quickly scaled its call center business. Its… Read More

  • Interview: Tim Draper Doubles Down On Europe

    Interview: Tim Draper Doubles Down On Europe

    DFJ, the storied Silicon Valley venture capital firm, has built out a global presence not just through direct investments but through a network of firms that are affiliated with the mothership yet raising and investing from their own funds. Now that network is going through some changes, and with it comes a new role for one of the firm’s founders. The DFJ Network has rebranded to… Read More

  • SiSense Raises $30M More To Bring Big Data Analytics To Businesspeople

    SiSense Raises $30M More To Bring Big Data Analytics To Businesspeople

    SiSense, a business intelligence startup that is among those making big data analytics accessible to ordinary business users (and not just data scientists) is today announcing more funding: a $30 million Series C round led by DFJ Growth — the VC’s arm dedicated to later-stage investments that recently announced a new fund we understand to be totalling over $500 million (in May… Read More