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  • Gladly, incubated at Greylock, nabs $36 million in Series C funding

    Gladly, incubated at Greylock, nabs $36 million in Series C funding

    There’s no shortage of customer service startups trying to meet the changing expectations of consumers, who want to Tweet, phone, text and use Facebook Messenger, among other newer ways to get their points across. That hasn’t deterred Joseph Ansanelli, who joined Greylock Partners in 2012 but who’d first started and sold three companies and was itching to do it again. Read More

  • A U.S-China investor ponders what’s coming, as relations grow chilly

    A U.S-China investor ponders what’s coming, as relations grow chilly

    President Donald Trump has repeatedly threatened to launch a trade war with China, threats that the country is beginning to take ever more seriously. Over at GGV Capital, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm that’s been actively investing in China for more than 15 years, managing director Hans Tung seems to be watching the jockeying with some wonderment – and… Read More

  • Prynt grabs $7 million for its photo-printing phone case

    Prynt grabs $7 million for its photo-printing phone case

    Prynt just raised a $7 million Series A round led by GGV Capital. Prynt turns your smartphone into a Polaroid camera thanks to a phone case that can print instant photos. In addition to the hardware component, Prynt also has a nifty app that lets you scan photos to view short video clips. The Prynt phone case started as a popular Kickstarter project, raising more than $1.5 million. You can… Read More

  • PlushCare nabs $8M Series A to prove telehealth can go mainstream

    PlushCare nabs $8M Series A to prove telehealth can go mainstream

    Today, PlushCare, a telehealth service, is announcing an $8 million Series A led by GGV Capital with participation from Lightspeed Venture Partners and Exponent. Telehealth is anything but new, Teladoc, now public, was founded in the early 2000s to provide remote care over video conference, but PlushCare aims to accomplish what others have thus far been unable to do — actually get… Read More

  • Wish is raising again, and giving late-stage investors protection

    Wish is raising again, and giving late-stage investors protection

    Wish, a San Francisco-based e-commerce mobile app that’s taken off in the U.S. and Europe by selling watches, clothing and other items extremely cheaply, is raising a new round of funding, a new filing shows. (The research company CB Insights spied the filing first.) Neither the size of the round nor the valuation are included, but the filing shows that Series F investors coming into… Read More

  • Lively racks up $4 million to become the Warby Parker of lingerie

    Lively racks up $4 million to become the Warby Parker of lingerie

    Following in the footsteps of Warby Parker, Everlane and Bonobos, a New York City startup called Lively has raised $4 million in seed funding to grow its direct-to-consumer lingerie brand. Incorporated as Intimates Online Inc., Lively was founded by CEO Michelle Cordeiro Grant, a long-time fashion insider. Working previously within the online division of Victoria’s Secret, and at… Read More

  • GGV Capital just made a couple of high-profile hires

    GGV Capital just made a couple of high-profile hires

    GGV Capital, the nearly 20-year-old cross-border venture firm, with offices on both Sand Hill Road and in Beijing and Shanghai, has brought some new, interesting people into its orbit: Jason Costa, who spent the last three years as a product manager at Pinterest and the two previous years working on Twitter’s platform, has joined the outfit as an entrepreneur-in-residence… Read More

  • HashiCorp raises $24M for its DevOps infrastructure software

    HashiCorp raises $24M for its DevOps infrastructure software

    HashiCorp, which offers a number of tools that help developers write and deploy their applications (including the popular open-source Vagrant tool for setting up development environments), today announced that it has raised a $24 million Series B round. This new round, which brings the company’s total funding to $34 million, was led by GGV Capital. Mayfield, True Ventures and new… Read More