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Energy-saving Bitcoin rival Chia raises from A16Z, plans mini-IPO

Bram Cohen invented torrenting. Now he’s building a cryptocurrency called Chia that doesn’t waste electricity like Bitcoin, and top investors are lining up. Chia has just raised a $3.395 m

Nuro’s self-driving vehicle is a grocery-getter and errand-runner

Not every self-driving car has to be able to move passengers from point A to point B. Take, for example, Nuro: The startup just revealed their unique autonomous vehicle platform, which is more of a mo

Mammoth Media, the startup behind chat fiction app Yarn, raises $13M

Mammoth Media has raised a $13 million Series A funding to create what it calls “entertainment experiences for the mobile-first generation.” Mammoth is not the first startup to pitch itsel

Company builder Entrepreneur First raises $12.4M led by Greylock, Reid Hoffman joins board

Well, this is quite a coup. <a target="_blank" href="http://www.joinef.com/">Entrepreneur First</a> (EF), the London-headquartered company builder that invests in individuals “pre-team, pre-idea" to

TechCrunch Include Office Hours with Greylock Partners

TechCrunch Include Office Hours are back for September, this time with Greylock Partners. On September 15th from 2-4 pm PT, Greylock Partners' investors -- Sarah Guo, Matt Heiman and Saam Motamedi --

Mortgage technology provider Blend raised another $100 million led by Greylock

San Francisco-based Blend is simplifying the process of mortgage applications for both borrowers and lenders, but is looking to expand into other lending products. To do that the company has raised $

Nextdoor turns to real estate listings for monetization

Nextdoor, the social media platform for neighborhoods, is rolling out a real estate listings feature, showcasing housing for sale in local communities. The idea is to formalize behavior that's been ha

In a first deal of its kind, Convoy lands $62 million led by YC’s Continuity Fund

For Convoy, a meet-and-greet hosted earlier this year by two prominent investment firms has resulted in one of the bigger Series B fundings of 2017. As Convoy cofounder and CEO Dan Lewis recalls it, h

Trove raises $8 million to store your clothing and furniture

There are inefficiencies in the giant self-storage market, and startups like MakeSpace and Clutter have been gaining traction by offering a more consumer-friendly approach. Now there's another startup

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 p

Greylock hires a growth advisor in residence to help goose its portfolio companies

Greylock Partners, the Silicon Valley venture firm, has hired a “growth advisor in residence” to help goose growth at its portfolio companies. Casey Winters — who spent nearly thre

Backed by author Amy Tan, mobile fiction startup Radish raises $3M

Radish is officially launching its mobile apps for reading bite-sized chunks of serialized fiction — and it’s announcing that it has raised $3 million in seed funding. This isn’t the fir

New York’s tech community pens letter condemning Trump’s immigration ban

Non-profit technology policy organization Tech:NYC has joined a rising chorus of companies responding to Friday’s sweeping immigration ban, penning a letter condemning President Trump’s actions.

Why the $3.7 billion AppDynamics acquisition happened right before IPO

Applications management company AppDynamics was just wrapping up the final touches on its initial public offering when it learned that Cisco was interested in discussing a potential deal. Preliminar

Greylock just hired Josh McFarland, who sold his Greylock-backed company to Twitter

James Slavet says he has been trying to recruit entrepreneur Josh McFarland for eight years. That’s just two years after Slavet joined the early-stage venture firm Greylock Partners as a partner

Greylock closes $1 billion fund

Greylock Partners is getting another $1 billion to invest in startups. The long-time venture capital firm is announcing its 15th fund, bringing the total to $3.5 billion currently under management. Wi

Reid Hoffman and Josh Elman on where Greylock is (still) shopping

At Disrupt in San Francisco this morning, in front of a packed audience, Greylock investors Reid Hoffman and Josh Elman talked about some of the trends that they're tracking in the startup universe. A

How CIOs climb from the back room to the boardroom

Tom Frangione Contributor Tom Frangione is the chief operating officer of Greylock Partners. Today more than ever, technology is transforming how enterprises do business. The IT profession has evolved

Greylock’s Reid Hoffman and Josh Elman will join us at TechCrunch Disrupt SF

LinkedIn’s story has come to a close — being acquired by Microsoft for $26.2 billion — and its rise and finale is thanks to a laundry list of people. Two of those who were instrumental to it

The art of interviewing 10x engineers

Greylock Talent Partner Dan Portillo sat down with Twitter Head of Revenue Engineering Wade Chambers to outline the best interview process to attract and retain talent.
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