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Chipmaker Renesas goes deeper into autonomous vehicles with $6.7B acquisition

Japan-based semiconductor firm Renesas — one of the world’s largest supplier of chips for the automotive industry — is scooping up U.S. chip company IDT in a $6.7 billion deal that

Skyline AI raises $18M Series A for its machine learning-based real estate investment tech

A mere four months after coming out of stealth mode with $3 million in seed funding, real estate investment startup Skyline AI announced that it has raised an $18 million Series A. The round was led b

Insight Venture Partners closes on its largest fund with $6.3 billion

Insight Venture Partners has raised $6.3 billion for its latest (and largest ever) fund as technology investors continue to amass increasingly large war chests. In the wake of SoftBank’s massiv

TMGcore is running high-efficiency crypto mines in Texas

Out on the plains of East Texas, not far from Dallas, a company called TMGcore is mining crypto. The company, funded to the tune of $70 million, will be mining multiple cryptocurrencies and is using s

PitchBook now offers users suggested companies when they search

This one’s for all the due diligence fiends and competitive landscape mapping mavens out there. PitchBook, the data and analytics service for private equity and public markets, is rolling out an

Foreign workers can now get health insurance abroad with this new startup

As work in the digital domain becomes increasingly portable, a slew of (mostly young) professionals have taken to the skies and seas to travel the globe while clocking in and collecting their directly

Splunk’s data analytics gets a security boost with $350 million acquisition of Phantom Cyber

The data analytics service provider Splunk is giving itself a security upgrade with its $350 million cash and stock acquisition of the security automation technology developer, Phantom Cyber. One of t

Rally Road lets you buy and sell equity shares in classic cars

Want to put your money in something like a 1955 Porsche or 1985 Ferrari but don’t have hundreds of thousands of dollars to spend? Meet Rally Road. The New York-based startup lets investors buy a rea

Sequoia is looking to raise a $5 billion investment fund

Sequoia Capital is looking to raise a $5 billion investment fund. The legendary Silicon Valley venture firm, known for its stellar investment returns, is in the early stages of raising its next global

With the Los Angeles tech scene exploding, CrossCut Ventures raises $125 million to invest

CrossCut Ventures, a Los Angeles-based seed investment firm has just closed its fourth (and largest) fund with $125 million in new cash. It’s been a long road for the firm’s three co-found

Index on gender in VC: “It should be half”

European VC firm Index Capital is just over two decades old and has 200+ companies in its investment portfolio at this point -- but it's still got work to do on the gender balance front.

Trocafone raises $15 million to expand its used electronics marketplace in emerging markets

Trocafone, the online marketplace for used electronics, has raised $15 million in new financing to expand its reach beyond Brazil and Argentina into other emerging markets. The company, which raised $

Acorns to launch new retirement accounts after buying Portland fintech startup, Vault

Update: This post has been updated to indicate that Manning Field is the company’s chief commercial officer, not chief financial officer as was originally reported. Micro-investment service, Ac

Crunch Report | Bitcoin Passes $7,000… Oh My!

Bitcoin passes $7,000, VMware acquires VeloCloud and TransferWise closes on a $280 million investment. All this on Crunch Report.

New venture capitalists find strength in numbers

Ian Rountree, the thirty something captain at the helm of Cantos Ventures, an SF-based micro-fund, is characteristic of a new breed of venture capitalists in tech — a group of  small funds look

Roku files for $100M IPO

Roku has filed for an initial public offering and is looking to raise up to $100 million. The company will be listed on the NASDAQ appropriately under the ticker of ROKU.

Crunch Report | WeWork Gets a $4.4 Billion Investment from SoftBank

H3H3 wins in copyright lawsuit, WeWork gets 4.4 billion investment from SoftBank, Social Capital wants to help startups go public without an IPO and Uber's financials show the company is still growing

Geoff Lewis has left Founders Fund to start his own fund

Geoff Lewis has left Founders Fund, where he was partner, and is starting a venture fund of his own. This means he’ll no longer be working with Peter Thiel, directly anyway. Founders Fund will b

Crunch Report | David Letterman Is Coming to Netflix

David Letterman is coming to Netflix, Didi Chuxing backs Careem in the Middle East, Crusie is running an autonomous ride-hailing service and Andrew Ng launches Deeplearning.ai. All this on Crunch Repo

Crunch Report | Reddit Now Valued at $1.8 Billion

Niantic postpones its European Pokémon GO Event, Discovery Communications acquires Scripps Networks for $14.6 billion, Game of Thrones materials getting released in HBO hack and Reddit is now valued
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