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

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

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

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 of men. They are not the

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

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, whic

The inside story of the rise and rise of Uber

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 to the orig

Investing in the future of urbanization

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 job to do. B

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

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 solution used to be hol

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

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 A funding round. The rou

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

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 o

RealtyShares Raises $20 Million For Its Real Estate Investment Marketplace

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 platform. The San Fran

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

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 investo

Employees Deplane From Flightcar As It Undergoes Major “Restructuring”

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 of Guest Experience, its VP of Engineeri

Phil Libin On Joining General Catalyst As Its Newest General Partner

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 role

Fundbox Secures $50 Million More To Power Small Businesses

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 immediate

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

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&#82

Commandments For The Speed Of Security

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 profoundl

Crossing the Cybersecurity Trust Chasm

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 bet

HubSpot Closes $16 Million Series C Round Led By Scale Venture Partners

<img src="" width="215" height="89" />Digital marketing startup <a href="">HubSpot</a> has <a href="http://www.h

Boxee Watches $6 Million More In Funding Stream In

<a href=""><img src="" width="215" height="81" />Boxee</a>, the media center software startup, has won a lot of fans