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Doggie DNA startup Embark raises $4.5 million in seed to find your puppy’s breed

Ever wanted to know the genetic mix of your mutt? Embark, a doggie DNA startup has raised $4.5 million in seed to expand its offering of genetic kits for your pup’s pedigree. Embark launched in

WorkJam raises $12 million to communicate with hourly workers

There is plenty of enterprise software for the white-collar workforce, but there still isn't an ideal way to communicate with employees who aren't sitting at a desk. That's the thesis behind WorkJam,

Founder Collective easily finds $75 million for fund three

Founder Collective, the seven-year-old, Cambridge, Ma.-based seed-stage venture fund, has closed its third fund with $75 million in capital from a small group of limited partners whose anchor investor

Accion Systems raises $7.5 million in Series A to accelerate production of miniature space thrusters

Accion Systems, the company developing miniature space propulsion systems, has raised $7.5 million in Series A funding led by Shasta Ventures. RRE Ventures, Founder Collective, and Slow Ventures also

Long-Haul Trucking Startup Transfix Lands $12 Million Series A

It’s hard to believe, but freight truck operators logged a stunning 54 billion miles in the U.S. last year without carrying any inventory, according to industry data. The reason: they we

Online Designer Bag Reseller Rebagg Gains $4 Million In Seed Funding To Take On TheRealReal

Rebagg, an online resell marketplace for designer handbags, has closed on $4 million in seed from General Catalyst, Metamorphic Ventures, Crosslink Capital, Founder Collective, Big Sur Ventures-Necoti

Securing A Huge Growth Round

Pitching VCs is a serious challenge at any stage, but asking for a $30-60 million check is usually the sale of a founder’s life. Convincing an investor to accept a valuation that most normal people

Are Newly Formed Roles In VC Firms Differentiators, Table Stakes Or Total BS?

In the venture capital world, we're about to experience an explosion of hiring around one very specific function. These people won’t invest in startups, nor will they analyze companies. They won’t

After Funding, Watch Burn Rates And Beware The Tyranny Of Incrementalism

Every dollar the founders take out of the company sets the tone for the entire business going forward. Every dollar spent is a dollar of dilution, as it costs equity. Every unnecessary dollar spent on

Founder Collective Raises $70 Million For New Fund

<a target="_blank" href="">Founder Collective,</a> a seed-stage investment fund, has rasied $70 million for a new fund (Founder Collective II), according to a blog post fr

GiveForward Raises $2 Million For Crowd-sourced Donation Service

<a target="_blank" href="">GiveForward</a>, a crowdfunding site for people to raise money for loved ones during difficult times, announced a $2 million Series A round led by

Founder Collective Makes A $4 Million Bet On Paddle8’s Online Marketplace For Fine Art

When it comes to a marketplace for fine art, a space which seems to intrinsically resist digital services, technology really hasn't had quite the same disruptive influence it has in so many others. <a

Penn Students Leave School to Launch CourseKit With $1 Million Seed Round

<img src=""> Three students at the University of Pennsylvania—Joseph Cohen, Dan Getelman, and Jim Grandpre—are quitting s

P2P Learning Startup Skillshare Gets $550,000 From Founder Collective and SV Angel

<img src=""> Peer-to-peer education startup <a href="">Skillshare</a>, which just launched in April, raised a $

Startup Sherpa: Chris Dixon And Stickybits CEO Billy Chasen Talk About Pivoting (Part I)

<img src="" /> Welcome to <em>Startup Sherpa</em>, a new show we are piloting on TechCrunch TV. Rather than have one of us at TechCr

BaubleBar Raises $1.1 Million From Accel, Founder Collective, And Lerer Ventures

<img src=""> Today, jewelry flash-sale site <a href="">BaubleBar</a> officially launched. Previously known as E Raises $1.25 Million From Schmidt, Murdoch, Dorsey, And Super-Artsy Angels

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Social Payment Startup Venmo Raised $1.2 Million And Has A New iPhone App (TCTV)

<img src=""/> Mobile social payments startup <a href="">Venmo</a> has some interesting backers and a new iPhone app.

Eric Schmidt And Founder Collective Giiv Mobile-Gifting Startup $3.35 Million

<img src=""> Mobile gifting startup <a href="">Giiv</a> raised $3.35 million in a series A round announced today. Investor

BlockChalk Draws $1 Million In Seed Financing From Schachter, Battery, And Founder Collective

<img src=""> Geo-messaging startup <a href="">BlockChalk</a> raised $1 million in seed financing from an impressive
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