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Startups Weekly: A much-needed unicorn IPO update

In this week's newsletter: Details on Pinterest, Lyft, Uber and Zoom's upcoming IPOs, plus Glossier and Rent The Runway's big rounds.

Meet the 19 startups in AngelPad’s 12th batch

Including a meal kit for authentic gourmet ramen, a millennial-focused platform for buying affordable fine-art and a benefits platform for gig workers.

Netflix’s ‘Roma’ wins three Oscars, including Best Director (but not Best Picture)

“Roma” took home three Academy Awards tonight — though not Best Picture, which went to “Green Book.” Alfonso Cuarón did win an Oscar for directing the film. It was his secon

How Netflix is eating the Academy

It’s Oscar night! Do you care? If you’re me, and/or the statistically average watcher, the answer is: a whole lot less than you used to. Last year’s viewership hit an all-time low. W

‘Venom’ is better than it has any right to be

What happens when a cast of Oscar contenders like Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed and Michelle Williams are turned loose to chew the scenery of a (seemingly wryly self-aware) B movie? Audiences get “Venom,

Facebook Watch to live-stream ‘The Oscars: All Access’

Awards season might be coming to a close, but there is still one awards show left, and it’s a big one. The Academy Awards air Sunday, March 4. Obviously, the awards show will air live on ABC, bu

Oscar Health expects to generate $1 billion in revenue and sign up 250,000 members in 2018

Despite repeal of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate this week, health insurance startup Oscar Health expects to pull in nearly $1 billion in revenue and enroll a quarter of a million member

Oscar Health only lost half as much money as it did last year

Oscar Health CEO Mario Schlosser came on stage with me at Disrupt yesterday at our annual New York conference to talk about his company and the more than $200 million it took in net losses last year.

Oscar Health’s CEO believes the U.S. has a moral obligation to provide healthcare to its citizens

Health insurance in the US is broken. That much seems to be regarded as a universal truth. Oscar Health co-founder and CEO Mario Schlosser acknowledged that the system is need of some major fixes this

Oscar Health rolls out its small business product Oscar for Business

Oscar Health, a startup rethinking health insurance for the digital age, is rolling out a new product for small businesses called Oscar for Business. The rollout comes as Oscar struggles with its orig

Oscar Health’s Mario Schlosser is coming to Disrupt NY 2017

Oscar Health came in with a bold plan to reform healthcare in the U.S. when it launched in 2013. The idea was to sell insurance through exchanges via the Affordable Care Act, thus lowering the cost an

Senior benefits platform Renew.com raises $3 million to help retiring baby boomers

Renew.com has raised $3 million in Series A funding from Venrock, Expa and others to launch a platform aiming to give the baby boomer generation adequate information on their benefits after retirement

The next wave of transformative digital health

Digital healthcare investing has gone through several waves: 2013 was the year of consumer wearables, 2014 of healthcare big data, 2015 of virtual care delivery and 2016, so far, has been about payer

LEAGUE takes small business health benefits digital with $25M Series A

Canadian startup LEAGUE closed a $25 million Series A from OMERS Ventures this morning. The company aims to put the power of customizing healthcare coverage into the hands of employees without burdeni

Opportunities In The Risk Business Abound As Insurance Is Ready For Disruption

Whether medical, automotive, life, residential, or commercial, the value proposition of smoothing out potential cash flow outlays often makes sense. Pretty cool. But on any chart highlighting relative

Setting The Right Valuation For A Competitive Series A Round

Founders are often puzzled by how VCs derive valuations for competitive Series A rounds. A competitive Series A round is an equity round where a company generally raises greater than $5 million led by

Oscar Raises $145M At A $1.5B Valuation To Build A New Healthcare, Insurance Giant

  Oscar, a company founded to rethink how a health insurer should look and act in the digital age and after the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act, is scaling up with a big $145 mil

Venture Capital Is Trying To Heal The Healthcare System

Venture capitalists are on a mission to heal the ailing U.S. healthcare system, and big data might just be the right prescription. Healthcare costs in the U.S. have gone up over 130% in the last decad

Health Insurance Startup Oscar Eyes Entry Into California By Next Year

Oscar, the New York-based startup that's trying to shake up health insurance, is eyeing a debut on the West Coast by next year. The company is in the process of applying to operate in California fo

Thrive Capital Founder Josh Kushner On The Power Of Oscar

Last week, we sat down with Thrive Capital founder Josh Kushner at Rock Health's Digital Health CEO Summit in San Francisco, to talk about his venture into the healthcare industry through the launch o
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