MasterClass, the education platform featuring all-star instructors, will soon teach you how to run for office, too

In 2015, the San Francisco-based education platform MasterClass was founded to provide everyone access to “genius,” whether it be in filmmaking, directing, book writing, cooking, tennis, b

Equity podcast: Apple’s $400M deals, Target buys a startup and uh-oh net neutrality

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley and myself — Alex Wilhelm

Some VCs want to jump into ICOs, but a host of challenges remain

Venture capitalists are in a pickle. Companies have raised more than $1.7 billion through initial coin offerings, or ICOs, this year by selling their own customized virtual currencies. For the compani

IVP announces $1.5 billion venture fund

IVP, one of the original late-stage venture capital firms, is announcing its sixteenth fund. And at $1.5 billion, it’s the largest yet. This brings the group’s total committed capital to $

Amplitude raises another $30M for its product-focused analytics tools

Amplitude has raised $30 million to fund what CEO Spenser Skates said is a mission of “helping product people build better products.” That’s not quite how Amplitude pitched itself in

Despite recent controversy, Tanium announces a $100 million secondary sale

Tanium hasn't had the best year, but a new stock sale is telegraphing that while the company may be down, it's far from out. This morning, the 10-year-old company, whose technology enables organizatio

MasterClass raises $35 million for celebrity taught classes

If you want to learn something new, learn it from the master. That’s the thesis behind MasterClass, which offers tennis tips from Serena Williams, cooking advice from Gordon Ramsa

Twyla, which sells exclusive artists prints, has just raised $14 million led by GV

Twyla, a year-and-a-half-year-old startup that collaborates with artists to create exclusive prints for sale at its site, at prices that range from $1,000 to $5,000, has raised $14 million in new f

IVP Raises $1.4B For Its 15th Fund

Institutional Venture Partners, better known as IVP, has raised a $1.4 billion 15th fund. The company’s last fund was a smaller $1 billion capital pool. I spoke to the firm’s Steve Harrick

Three Weeks After Launch, Vessel Gets Another $57.5 Million In Funding Led By IVP

Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar has an ambitious plan for transforming the way we think about online video. His new startup Vessel is taking some of the same basic concepts that were successful in getting

Location Is Everything, As Mobile Ad Startup xAd Raises $50M Led By IVP

xAd, a mobile ad startup that specialises in serving media specific to a user’s location, is today announcing $50 million in funding — significant not only for the size of the round, but

Job Platform ZipRecruiter Takes Its First Outside Funding, $63M Led By IVP

The global market for jobseeking and hiring services is estimated to be worth some $85 billion, and a startup called ZipRecruiter is today announcing a significant round of funding that it hopes

Cloud HR Startup Zenefits Raises Another $66.5M From Andreessen Horowitz and IVP At A $500M Valuation

Four months ago, Zenefits raised a $15 million Series A Round. The company has already gone back for more funding, raising an additional $66.5 million from return investor Andreessen Horowitz, along w

ZEFR Raises $30 Million From IVP To Help Networks And Brands Monitor And Monetize Videos Online

Over the course of the last few years, few companies have done more to help content owners and brands understand how fans are interacting with their content on YouTube and other social platforms than

SoundCloud Raises $60 Million At A $700 Million Valuation

SoundCloud recently closed a Series D round of funding led by Institutional Venture Partners with the Chernin Group. The Wall Street Journal first reported the news. It has since been confirmed by IVP

Should Your Startup Go Freemium?

<b>Editor's note:</b> <em>Jules Maltz is a general partner at IVP. Daniel Barney is a senior associate at IVP.</em> For some, freemium is a business model that sacrifices revenues and forces star

AddThis Indeed: Clearspring Raises $20 Million As It Rides Social Sharing Boom

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/clearspring.png" class="shot2" /> The name <a href="http://www.clearspring.com">Clearspring Technologies</a> may not be terribly familiar to

The $25 Million Demo. Yext Scores A Big Round From IVP After TechCrunch50 Debut.

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/Yext-TC50-215x196.jpg" width="215" height="196" /> Howard Lerman can be a little intense. After the CEO of <a href="http://www.yext.com/">Ye