UiPath raising at least $100M at $1B+ valuation for its ‘software robots’ for internal business tasks

The initial hype around bots — applications that run partly or entirely using natural language processing, machine learning, computer vision and other AI tech to help consumers ask and answer qu

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

Crunch Report | 2017 Internet Trends Report

Mary Meeker's 2017 Internet Trends Report is released, Elon Musk draws his line with Trump, Nest's newest smart camera, Nest Cam IQ, is released and Samsung's Bixby personal assistant is reportedly ru

Read Mary Meeker’s essential 2017 Internet Trends report

This is the best way to get up to speed on everything going on in tech. Kleiner Perkins venture partner Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report is essentially the state of the union for the

Google partners with VCs to host its own machine learning startup competition

On the heels of acquiring data science community Kaggle, Google is launching a machine learning competition of its own for startups. Google is targeting early-stage companies taking an innovative appr

Newsela rolls out Library to help students read beyond the news

When Newsela was created in 2012, the edtech startup aimed to help students master reading at their own pace, specifically with news articles adapted to different reading levels. The company’s a

Farmers Business Network raises $20 million to help farmers avoid spending on what they don’t need

A startup called Farmers Business Network has raised $20 million in new venture funding to support the growth of its professional social network and data-sharing platform for agronomists. FBN co-found

All your questions about startup fundraising for KPCB… Asked and answered.

Aviv Gilboa Contributor Aviv Gilboa is an analyst at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, focusing on strategic partnerships for early stage enterprise and consumer digital companies in their portfol

The best Meeker 2016 Internet Trends slides and what they mean

This is the gospel according to Mary Meeker, a living legend amongst venture capitalists. Instead of just blindly clicking through her 200+ page 2016 Internet Trends report, here we’ve picked t

Mary Meeker’s essential 2016 Internet Trends Report

The fastest way to learn everything going on in tech is to read this report. Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker has become a legend for publishing these compilations of the most critical stats and tr

How KPCB thinks about the future of investing in wearable technology

Technology can and will solve the majority of shortcomings associated with wearables today. To use a baseball analogy, we are only in the third inning, and there is still a lot of ballgame to be playe

Ventured: How Investing In Food Technology Can Save The Planet And Improve Human Health

I sat down with Ethan Brown, Beyond Meat CEO, and Doug Evans, the CEO of Juicera, for an episode of our Ventured podcast to discuss the impact food technology can have on climate change, sustainabilit

How Google Thinks About Hiring, Management And Culture

During Laszlo Bock's nine years as Google’s SVP of People Operations, the company has won more than 100 awards for its employment practices. Bock, who came to Google after stints at McKinsey and GE,

Mobile Lifecycle Marketing Firm Leanplum Raises A $11.6M Series B Round Led By Kleiner Perkins

Leanplum, a service that helps developers and marketers engage with mobile users through personalized messages, dynamic UI optimization and A/B testing services, today announced that it has raised a $

M.D. Turned VC Beth Seidenberg To Talk Biotech Startups At Disrupt SF

Beth Seidenberg is a licensed physician immunologist who helped bring drugs like the asthma drug Singulair and the pain medication Vioxx to market before turning to venture capitalism. As a partner at

Ellen Pao Officially Found Liable For Roughly $276,000 In Court Fees From Kleiner Perkins

Ellen Pao not only lost on all counts of a high-profile sexual discrimination case earlier this year, but Judge Harold Kahn has officially ordered the interim Reddit CEO to pay more than a quarter of

Kleiner Trial Is A Front Row Seat To A VC Firm In Flux

"Didn’t you tell Ms. Pao at the time that one of the reasons you chose Randy Komisar to be a board partner was that Randy ‘needed a win’?" asked Alan Exelrod, the lead counsel for the plaintiff

Kinsa Raises $9.6M Series A For A Smart Thermometer That Tracks The Spread Of Illness

<a target="_blank" href="">Kinsa</a>, the company behind the world's first app-enabled, FDA-approved smart thermometer, has today announced the close of a $9.6 million Seri

Business Goals Platform BetterWorks Leaves Stealth With $15.5M Led By KPCB

BetterWorks, a new, cloud-based platform designed to help employees set and reach business goals — and the newest project from gamification pioneer Kris Duggan of Badgeville — is coming o

Synack Raises $7.5 Million Putting Bounties On IT Security Threats

Security company Synack has a proposition for the hackers of the world. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based company is putting a bounty out on the network and data security threats a business could face and
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