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Norwest Venture Partners raises $1.5 billion fund

Norwest Venture Partners has closed a $1.5 billion fund, bringing the total under management to $7.5 billion. The firm will be using the money to invest primarily in the consumer, enterprise and healt

Natural home products startup Grove Collaborative bets niche wins over the Amazonization of everything

Who needs Amazon when you can make your own online distribution channel? At least, that’s the idea behind Grove Collaborative, a natural home care products company that ships natural cleaning br

Alphabet and Goldman Sachs are suing adtech startup Outcome Health for alleged fraud

Investors are suing Outcome Health, a startup selling ad space on screens in doctors' offices, for alleged fraud and breach of contract eight months after pouring $500 million into the company.

Bluecore marketing automation platform raises $35 million in Series C

Bluecore, the automated marketing platform for ecommerce brands, has today announced the close of a $35 million Series C round of funding. Norwest Venture Partners led the round, with participation fr

Legion raises $10.5M to roll out an automated employee scheduling tool

There’s a lot of talk about employees wanting much more flexible work schedules, and a lot of that is thanks to the emergence of companies like Lyft and Uber that allow people to work on their o

Smilo’s products are designed to be healthy for babies and easy on parents’ eyes

For a basic baby item, picking the right pacifier is surprisingly daunting. Many new parents have no idea how many different pacifiers are on the market until they are staring bleary-eyed at store she

Ritual Vitamins pulls in $10.5 million from Founders Fund to scale the business

Ritual Vitamins has raised $10.5 million in Series A venture funding to attract talent, scale the business and build in-house technology for customer experience and support. Unlike the majority of vi

PolicyGenius raises $30 million from Norwest Venture Partners

Consumers increasingly are going online to search for insurance, and when they do, PolicyGenius wants to be right there to help them find the right policy. To expand its offerings and support more cus

Button, the marketplace for app integrations, lands $20 million in Series B funding

Button, the NY-based startup that lets mobile apps integrate with one another, has today announced the close of a $20 million Series B round. The funding round was led by Norwest Venture Partners, wit

Prosper’s chief product officer just joined Norwest as a partner

Norwest Venture Partners, the 56-year-old, Palo Alto, Ca.-based venture firm that counts banking giant Wells Fargo as its single institutional investor, has just brought aboard Parker Barrile as a par

Online real estate service OpenDoor raises $210M Series D despite risky financing model

This afternoon, Norwest Venture Partners announced that it led a massive $210 million Series D investment round in OpenDoor. With the new capital, the startup is looking to expand the usage of its mar

Zenoti raises $15 million for spa bookings

The spa industry is in need of a technology makeover and Zenoti thinks it can help. The Seattle-based startup is raising $15 million in a round led by Norwest Venture Partners to help salons run their

Underrepresented founders, apply for Include office hours with Lerer and Norwest Venture Partners

TechCrunch Include Office Hours are happening this July!  In New York, Taylor Green from Lerer Ventures and in San Francisco, Sergio Monsalve and Ed Yip of Norwest Venture Partners will join Tech

U.S. venture capital firms just gathered up the most money they’ve raised in a decade

Many in Silicon Valley may be worrying more and more about how to transform their startup stakes into cold, hard cash. But that’s not stopping institutional investors from writing out some very

Who Lives And Dies In A Down Economy

The Bay Area is well-acquainted with boom and bust cycles, and while it’s too soon to declare that the tech economy has turned, recruiters see early indicators that it’s happening. Indeed, a h

Stealth Cybersecurity Startup Fireglass Grabs $20M In Series A

As more and more companies fall victim to security breaches and substantial (and embarrassing) data leaks, cybersecurity startups seem to be profiting at their expense. Cybersecurity companies helping

Norwest Raises Third Consecutive $1.2 Billion Fund in Five Years

Norwest Venture Partners, the 55-year-old, Palo Alto, Calif.-based venture firm, has closed its third consecutive $1.2 billion fund. The group, which employs 20 investors altogether, raised the same a

More Money For India’s On-Demand Economy: Swiggy Raises $35M For Food Delivery

India has a big appetite for on-demand startups at the moment, and today one of the hopefuls in the food category has raised some money to supersize its business. Swiggy, a restaurant delivery start

How Silicon Valley And Washington Can Come Together

As technology permeates nearly every aspect of our lives, it has become an increasingly political topic. On one hand, Washington and Silicon Valley have seemingly never been closer with recent visits

Palerra Snags $17M To Automate Cloud Security

Palerra, a cloud security startup, announced $17M in funding today as it continues to build its cloud security automation business. The round was led by new investors August Capital with current inves
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