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Beth Seidenberg of Kleiner Perkins is starting her own fund

Beth Seidenberg joined Kleiner Perkins 13 years ago to focus on life sciences for the storied venture firm. Now, according to a Recode report, she’s heading off to start her own life sciences ve

Free stock trading app Robinhood rockets to a $5.6B valuation with new funding round

Robinhood started off as a dead-simple stock trading application that had no transaction fees — but since it’s continued to grow, and especially as it starts to dive into cryptocurrency, inve

Tribe combines arcade games with group video chat

Sick of chatting but want to stay connected? Tribe‘s app lets you play clones of Space Invaders, Flappy Bird, Fruit Ninja, Name That Tune and more while video chatting with up to seven friends o

Late-blooming startups can still thrive

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor VCs serve up a large helping of cash to startups disrupting food Scaling startups are setting up secondary hubs in these cities It seems like

Magic Leap gets $461M more, Travis goes VC, and HQ Trivia scales up

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had a corking set of news to get through, so we rounded

UiPath confirms $153M at $1.1B valuation from Accel, CapitalG and KP for its “software robots”

Last week, we reported that UiPath, a startup out of Romania building AI-based services for enterprises in the area of robotic process automation (RPA) — helping businesses automate mundane task

Momo buys Tantan, China’s Tinder, for over $600M as Chinese social networks consolidate

WeChat is far and away the biggest messaging platform in China at the moment, and that is helping to drive a push among the smaller players to get together for better scale. Today, Momo, the Chinese l

Practice Fusion, once poised for a blockbuster IPO, sells at a loss to Allscripts

Practice Fusion was written about several years ago as a company on the brink of going public. In 2015, JPMorgan, working with Practice Fusion, estimated that the company could be assigned a valuation

Several departures at venture firm Kleiner Perkins

Noted venture firm Kleiner Perkins is getting a little leaner. General partner Mike Abbott announced Monday that he's leaving the team for an undetermined startup role. Separately, its early-stage "Ed

Equity Podcast: Snap reaches new low, and Uber cries uncle in Russia

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s weekly look at the increasingly troubled venture capital industry. This week Katie Roof and myself — Alex Wilhelm — were joined by Men

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

Zumper raises a $17.6M Series B to expand beyond apartment searches

Zumper, the online apartment search platform, has raised $17.6M in Series B funding. This brings total funding to date to $39.2M. While the company declined to discuss valuation, TechCrunch has learne

It’s official: Kleiner just pulled off a $1.4 billion fundraise

So much for losing its mojo. Despite twists and turns in recent years that have sometimes rivaled those of a telenovela, and even with its most famous member, John Doerr, no longer a general partne

Bed Bath & Beyond acquires One Kings Lane for undisclosed sum

Home furnishings site One Kings Lane has found a home of its own, with  Bed Bath & Beyond. The retailer announced a cash acquisition of the e-commerce startup, but the price was not disclosed. Be

Ring’s new Video Doorbell Pro ditches the battery for more smarts in a smaller package

Ring, the folks behind the self-titled Ring video doorbell, have a two-punch combo's worth of news this morning: they're launching a new model called the Ring Pro, and have raised a $61.2 million Seri

Trusona Launches Identity Authentication Platform, Announces $8M Series A Led By KPCB

Trusona, launching today from stealth, is unveiling their iOS mobile identity authentication technology which helps ensure the identity of the person on the other side of the login, while also combat

Looker Analytics Platform Scores $48 Million Led By Kleiner Perkins

Looker is trying to simplify the way companies use analytics and today it announced $48 million in Series C funding to continue the mission. The round was led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Segment Raises $27 Million For Its “One API To Rule Them All”

Segment, a Y Combinator-backed startup that allows businesses to use a single API for event tracking in order to send data to hundreds of different tools and databases, including Google Analytics, Mai

11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

It was a big week in tech, including everything from Disrupt SF 2015, the launch of the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus and a big Oculus announcement. But before we get into the top stories of this week, a

Arielle Zuckerberg, Zuck’s Youngest Sister, Is Joining Kleiner Perkins

Arielle Zuckerberg, the youngest sister of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, is joining Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers next month as the firm bids to inject youth and diversity into its line-up of p
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