Mary Meeker

Mary Meeker’s Bond backs Indian online learning startup Byju’s

Indian online learning startup Byju’s has nearly doubled its valuation in a year as it adds one more high-profile name to the list of its backers: Bond. In a statement on Friday, Bangalore-based

How first-time fund managers are de-risking

After what felt like winter, investors say startup deals are back on — although the numbers suggest they never stopped. As Semil Shah of Haystack VC phrased it in a blog post, “It’s game on, pan

Citing Star Wars, Kleiner Perkins closes a $700M fund for early-stage companies

After going “back to the future” with a $600 million fund last year, VC firm Kleiner Perkins is aiming for some “returns of the Jedi” with its freshest (and refocused) fund. With Star Wars ref

Kleiner Perkins has already blown through much of the $600 million it raised last year

Kleiner Perkins, one of the most storied franchises in venture capital, has already invested much of the $600 million it raised last year and is now going back out to the market to raise its 19th fund

Atomico partner Tom Wehmeier reviews ‘The State of European Tech’ 2019 report

The data shows that competition for talent and access to the best founders has increased ferociously, while progress with gender diversity has stalled.

Alexa, where are the legal limits on what Amazon can do with my health data?

The contract between the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) and ecommerce giant Amazon — for a health information licensing partnership involving its Alexa voice AI — has been releas

Relativity, a new star in the space race, raises $140 million for its 3-D printed rockets

With $140 million in new financing, Relativity Space is now one step closer to fulfilling its founders’ vision of making the first rockets on Mars. Tagging along for the ride are a motley assort

Nextdoor adds new funding, closes growth round at $170M with $2.1B valuation

Social networking platform for neighbors Nextdoor today announced it has secured additional funding to close out its $170 million growth round. The new financing includes the $123 million Nextdoor rai

Fresh off a $2.65B valuation, Plaid co-founder William Hockey is leaving

"This conclusion was neither a rash nor a recent decision," Hockey explains.

Mary Meeker’s 2019 Internet Trends report highlights China’s short-form videos and super apps

This year’s edition of Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends report, released earlier today, once again included a section on China prepared by Hillhouse Capital. There are now 3.8 billion Internet users

Here’s Mary Meeker’s 2019 Internet Trends report

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Brex valued at $2.6B with new cash from Kleiner Perkins

Brex CEO Henrique Dubugras details the fintech startup's latest round.

Less than 1 year after launching its corporate card for startups, Brex eyes $2B valuation

Kleiner Perkins is leading the round for Brex.

Getting a seat at the VC table

We are witnessing the greatest paradigm shift in power since the advent of the venture capital industry.

Startups Weekly: All these startups are raising big rounds

In this week's newsletter: Uber, Slack and the evolving Series A.

Mary Meeker’s new fund, two IPOs from China and what’s next for Uber and Slack?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.

Mary Meeker raises $1.25B for Bond, her debut growth fund

As the Kleiner Perkins empire crumbles, Meeker builds her own.

2019 US VC funds take a more boutique approach

Ever since the rollout of the $100 billion SoftBank Vision Fund, established VCs have been outdoing each other to raise ever-bigger funds. But let’s not write the epitaph on smaller funds.

FabFitFun raises $80 million for its growing lifestyle brand

Nine years after launching its online magazine, and three years after diversifying into the subscription box business, FabFitFun has raised $80 million in a growth round of funding, led by Kleiner Per

Mary Meeker targets $1.25B for debut fund, called Bond

Mary Meeker's Bond will be the first >$1 billion fund led by a woman.
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