Keith Rabois

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

Ramp raises $300M at a $3.9B valuation, makes its first acquisition

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.

Keith Rabois joins Founders Fund amid transition at the firm

Longtime investor Keith Rabois is joining Founders Fund as a general partner, the firm let us know today. He brings its total number of partners to nine. According to Founders Fund, Rabois will invest

VCs back wholesale marketplace Faire with $100M at a $535M valuation

Kirsten Green of Forerunner Ventures, Keith Rabois of Khosla, Alfred Lin of Sequoia and Alex Taussig of Lightspeed are backers of Faire.
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