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Two Facebook and Google geniuses are combining search and AI to transform HR

Two former product wizards from Facebook and Google are combining Silicon Valley’s buzziest buzz words — search, artificial intelligence, and big data — into a new technology service

Grabr gets $8M to connect travelers with luggage space with those longing for products abroad

You might get to actually save money while you’re traveling if you just leave some free space in your bag — or not pay for that travel at all — if Daria Rebenok’s plan plays out. As a

Splunk’s data analytics gets a security boost with $350 million acquisition of Phantom Cyber

The data analytics service provider Splunk is giving itself a security upgrade with its $350 million cash and stock acquisition of the security automation technology developer, Phantom Cyber. One of t

Bolt Threads is raising $106 million from Foundation Capital and Formation 8

Our spidey senses are tingling over here. According to an SEC filing, TechCrunch has learned Bolt Threads, the biotech company spinning microbes into spider silk, is raising a whopping $106 million in

Serial founder and former Slack PM Simon Vallee is starting a personal productivity company

Simon Vallee is exactly the kind of person who venture capitalists like to keep on their radar. He’s Canadian, for one thing. (Everyone knows how nice Canadians are.) He has also co-founded &#8

Employee retirement savings advisor ForUsAll hits $100 million in AUM

ForUsAll, which has risen to $100 million in AUM after less than two years in business, isn't proposing any radical changes to the ways people save for retirement. But through the company's use of tec

Skycure lands $16.5M Series B round for mobile cybersecurity platform

Sitting in a Tel Aviv office, my interviewee borrowed my iPhone for a simple demo. Inside two minutes, he was displaying my key strokes and web browsing onto a big screen in the meeting room, entirely

How the tiny startup Phantom Cyber scored big at RSA

According to 451 Research, over 100 new security startups are formed each year. Add that to ~1300 existing security vendors that are shouting each other out in the marketplace. What you have is a lot

A Visit from Chelsea Handler, And A Nervous Wait Afterward

As you may have heard, brash comic Chelsea Handler is set to host a new series on Netflix entitled “Chelsea Does…” in which she’ll explore a range of issues, including a universe s

Foundation Capital Closes Eighth Fund With $325 Million

Foundation Capital, a 20-year-old, Menlo Park, Ca.-based venture firm, has raised $325 million for its eighth fund, six months after kicking off its official fundraising effort. The fund is slightly l

VidMob Raises $2M To Build A Marketplace Where You Can Find Professional Video Editors

So you've shot some cool video footage — congrats! But if it needs any editing, you've still got a lot of work ahead of you. Or you could try out a startup called <a target="_blank" href="http://

Paribus Raises $2.1 Million For Its Service That Saves Online Shoppers Money When Prices Drop

A service that helps online shoppers save when prices drop, Paribus, has raised $2.1 million in seed funding to continue to grow its business following the startup’s participation in the Y Comb

Reed Hastings Offers Sage Startup Advice In This Video From Foundation Capital

From starting out as a door-to-door vacuum salesman in the suburbs of Boston to founding and running the online media powerhouse Netflix, Hastings' experiences moving from the sales trenches to the bo

PlateJoy Raises $1.7 Million In Seed Funding To Find Its Place At The Meal Delivery Table

Meal-kit delivery startup PlateJoy has raised $1.7 million in seed money to get into bigger markets and take on competitors like Blue Apron in the recipes-for-delivery segment. The funding comes fr

No Traditional Financial Institutions? No Problem

On Lending Club’s February 2015 quarterly earnings call, an analyst asked CEO Renaud Laplanche a simple question: have you considered getting the loans you’re issuing rated? Renaud had a simple an

BlockCypher Raises Seed Funding To Be The Web Services For Cryptocurrency

With an eye toward making blockchain technology easy to integrate into any application, BlockCypher has raised $3 million in its first round of financing. The financing comes amid a steep slide in

Beepi Gets $60M More In Funding For Its Peer-To-Peer Car Marketplace

Auto sales marketplace Beepi is looking to grow fast and it’s raised a bunch of money to do so. The company announced today that it’s closed on a $60 million round of funding less than six months

Ask A VC: Foundation Capital’s Anamitra Banerji Talks About Twitter Ads, Becoming A VC And More

For this week's Ask A VC episode, we sat down with Foundation Capital's newest partner <a target="_blank" href="">Anamitra Banerji</a>,

Video Ad And Analytics Startup TubeMogul Takes $10 Million In VC Funding

<img src=""> Video advertising and analytics startup <a href="">TubeMogul</a> closed a $10 million Series B finan

Peer Lending Site Lending Club Raises $24.5 Million Series C Round

<img src="" class="shot2" />A big round for a company that originally started out as a <a href="
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