Defy Partners raises $262M to close the Series A gap

Defy founders Trae Vassallo and Neil Sequeira have upped the ante.

Early-stage investment firm Defy updates the venture partner model

Defy, the early-stage venture investment firm founded by Neil Sequeira and Trae Vassallo, is putting a new twist on the venture partner model as it brings Brian Lee and Sujal Patel on board to help ou

LA investors smell a winner in direct-to-consumer perfumer Skylar Body

The consumer investment train keeps rolling through Los Angeles, with organic perfumer Skylar Body becoming the latest brand that investors here are banking on for a big win. The company raised $3 mil

Google updates Docs, Sheets and Slides with new collaboration features

G Suite, Google's set of online productivity tools, is getting a major update today that adds a number of new features to Google Docs, Sheets and Slides. Most of these updates focus around collaborati

Permira’s Brian Ruder on private equity’s attraction to tech — and where he’s shopping now

For the last couple of years, private equity firms have been buying up public software companies that had fallen out of favor with investors. In fact, many of the top software deals in the U.S. las

Is Rocket Lawyer Free To Use ‘Free’? Court Denies Rival LegalZoom Its Motion For Summary Judgment, Orders Trial For False Ad Claims

Another development in the case between rivals <a target="_blank" href="">Rocket Lawyer</a>, the online legal services startup, and <a target="_blank" href="http://www.legalzoom

Rocket Lawyer: We Will Defend Ourselves Against LegalZoom’s ‘False Accusations’

As we heard last week, online legal services company LegalZoom <a href="

Online Legal Services Company LegalZoom Sues Rival RocketLawyer For Misleading Advertising, Trademark Infringement And More

This is going to get ugly. Online legal services company <a target="_blank" href="">LegalZoom</a> is <a target="_blank" href="

Eying An IPO In The Next Year, LegalZoom Raises $66M From Kleiner Perkins And IVP

You may have heard of <a href="">LegalZoom,</a> which is basically an online service that helps people create their own legal documents. The site makes its relatively easy to

Can ShoeDazzle Finally Make Celebrity Co-Founders Pay Off? (TCTV)

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