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The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a major upswing in virtual learning — where some schools have gone (and stayed) remote, and others have incorporated significantly stronger online components in…

Brainly raises $80M as its platform for crowdsourced homework help balloons to 350M users

It’s never been a better time to be a man who privately suffers from erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation or hair loss. Before you roll your eyes, that is a lot…

Life is changing for men for two reasons — and new startups are on it

Holly Maloney McConnell has joined the venture firm General Catalyst Partners as a managing director, operating out of its Boston office. McConnell joins the firm from North Bridge Growth Equity,…

General Catalyst just hired its first female managing director: Holly Maloney McConnell

Brad Stone’s new book, The Upstarts, recounts the surprising rise – and possible fall – of the sharing economy. By looking at Uber and AirBnB, Stone brings life and drama…

The inside story of the rise and rise of Uber

Investing in the future of urbanization

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For roughly a year, Niko Bonatsos, a managing director at the venture firm General Catalyst Partners, didn’t make a single investment. He was meeting with startups daily, as it’s his…

Investing in the future of urbanization

It’s a question every major startup must answer eventually: What do you do when the regulators come knocking? The answer varies depending on who you ask — for Uber, the…

Bradley Tusk, Hemant Taneja and Ted Ullyot are talking policy at Disrupt SF

AirMap, a startup that provides drone operators with airspace information to let them know when and where they can fly, today announced that it has raised a $15 million Series…

AirMap raises $15M Series A round to develop its airspace management system for drones

General Catalyst Partners has promoted four people on its team. The announcements come just weeks after the venture firm, which has offices in Cambridge, Ma.; New York;  and Palo Alto, closed on $845 million in new capital…

With money to invest, General Catalyst promotes four, including Niko Bonatsos

Less than a year after it closed a $10 million round of financing, the real estate investment marketplace RealtyShares has managed to rake in another $20 million for its funding…

RealtyShares Raises $20 Million For Its Real Estate Investment Marketplace

With Lululemon brushing a $7.4 billion valuation in public markets, there’s no denying that so-called “athleisure” wear is a huge business. As with any multi-billion dollar industry startup investors are…

Tackling The Multi-Billion-Dollar “Athleisure” Wear Market, Outdoor Voices Raises $7 Million

Imagine a young startup where two of three founders are pushed out the door. Imagine that this same startup parts ways with its COO, its SVP of Finance, its VP…

Employees Deplane From Flightcar As It Undergoes Major “Restructuring”

Phil Libin, the longtime CEO of the popular digital note-taking service Evernote, has joined General Catalyst Partners as its fourth general partner in Palo Alto, Ca. Libin stepped down from his…

Phil Libin On Joining General Catalyst As Its Newest General Partner

Less than six months after announcing a $40 million Series B investment, alternative lending startup Fundbox has closed on another $50 million in funding to provide small businesses with the…

Fundbox Secures $50 Million More To Power Small Businesses

Circle, the Bitcoin startup that veteran entrepreneur Jeremy Allaire started, just raised $50 million from Goldman Sachs and IDG Capital Partners. It’s another sign that the finance industry’s most powerful…

Jeremy Allaire’s Bitcoin Startup Circle Takes $50M From Goldman Sachs, IDG

PF Chang’s. Domino’s. eBay. Home Depot. Nieman Marcus. Sony. That isn’t just a list of wildly successful companies, it’s also a list of hacked companies; companies whose security was profoundly,…

Commandments For The Speed Of Security

We need to (re)build trust: between the government and the public; between a company and its employees; between a company and its customers; between different private sector companies; and finally…

Crossing the Cybersecurity Trust Chasm

Digital marketing startup HubSpot has raised a third round of funding to the tune of $16 million, bringing the total invested in the Cambridge, MA company to a healthy $33.5…

Boxee, the media center software startup, has won a lot of fans with its open approach to streaming content. And as a result it has won some more money, to…