Keith Rabois’ OpenStore bags new funding as valuation soars to $970M
While other e-commerce aggregators announced layoffs, OpenStore “grew substantially, increased brands and tripled its team,” Rabois said.
Founders Fund backs Pulley as it helps companies make better decisions about equity
The new funding comes as Pulley launches a free plan, called Pulley Seed, for new customers that have fewer than 25 stakeholders.
Ramp confirms new $8.1B valuation after ‘a nearly 10x’ YoY increase in revenue
Corporate management startup Ramp confirmed that it has secured $550 million in debt and $200 million in equity in a new financing that doubles its valuation to $8.1 billion. In early February, The In
Searchlight puts new capital to work with expanded talent intelligence tools
Users of Searchlight saw a 45% improvement in retention, 40% faster hire time and employees hired stayed on average 72% longer than when hired through other approaches.
Atomic has launched 14 startups in the last 12 months (and they’re getting funded); here’s how it works
In a world of copycat companies and investment firms that also increasingly operate in similar ways, Jack Abraham stands out a bit. His venture firm, Atomic, only writes checks to startups it spins up
What does Zillow’s exit tell us about the health of the iBuying market?
Selling an asset at a loss is a bad idea in most areas of business, but it is a particularly bad idea in a market where sales cycles are slow, unpredictable and largely out of your control.
Founders Fund backs Royal, a music marketplace planning to sell song rights as NFTs
Founders Fund and Paradigm are leading an investment in a platform that’s aiming to wed music rights with NFTs, allowing users to buy shares of songs through the company’s marketplace, ear
Z Fellows offers $10k to stop what you’re doing for a week and work on a side project
There is massive VC overcapitalization for Series A and later companies, and probably for seed as well. But there is a massive gap in the market to financially underwrite promising founders and guide
Startup cynicism and Substack, or Clubhouse, or Miami or …
If you build it, they will come, but they sure as hell are going to complain about everything until they do. There were millions of bets made in the tech industry last year. Some of those bets involve
Oracle is headed to Texas now, too
Austinites, watch out; another tech company is headed into town. Just days after Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed during an interview that he has moved to Texas, and less than two weeks after HP Enterpris
The Chainsmokers just closed their debut venture fund, Mantis, with $35 million
Alex Pall and Drew Taggart are best known as The Chainsmokers, an electronic DJ and production duo whose first three albums have given rise to numerous Billboard chart-topping songs, four Grammy nomin
Seed funding tips and tricks from Uncork Capital founder Jeff Clavier
Angel funding, seed investing and generally focusing on earlier stage investing is a huge business in the world of startups these days — it helps investors get in early to the most promising compani
Trillions are at stake in the retirement wars, and Vise nets $14.5M from Sequoia to manage it
The retirement wars are heating up. As millions of baby boomers leave their jobs in the coming years and transition into retirement, there is a huge competition for who will manage their savings. On o
Anomalous data can lead to growth opportunities
Julian Shapiro Contributor Share on Twitter Julian Shapiro is the founder of BellCurve.com, a growth marketing team that trains startups in advanced growth, helps hire senior growth marketers and find
Founders Fund confirms $3 billion in new capital across two funds
Founders Fund, the investment firm led by its controversial co-founder Peter Thiel and partners Keith Rabois and Brian Singerman, has closed on $3 billion in new capital across two investment funds, T
Ghost wants to retrofit your car so it can drive itself on highways in 2020
A new autonomous vehicle company is on the streets — and unbeknownst to most, has been since 2017. Unlike the majority in this burgeoning industry, this new entrant isn’t trying to launch a ro
Keith Rabois, BoxGroup back New York-based Brex competitor
Ramp Financial, led by Capital One-acquired Paribus founders Eric Glyman and Karim Atiyeh, has raised $7 million.
ThirdLove, the direct-to-consumer lingerie startup, gets a $55M boost
Direct-to-consumer startups — making products that leverage the internet to bypass third-party marketplaces and retailers to engage with and sell directly to their customers — have been on
Startups Weekly: Flexport, Clutter and SoftBank’s blood money
Plus, Pinterest is going public too, Lyft's IPO is imminent and London is home to the largest pre-seed fund ever.