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Redpoint Ventures hires Uber’s Annie Kadavy as general partner

Redpoint Ventures has hired Annie Kadavy as its first female general partner. She’ll be on the early stage investment team. Kadavy has a background in venture capital, having spent several years

Global tech firms and investors are reshaping Latin America’s startup environment

Julie Ruvolo Contributor Julie Ruvolo, a former writer for TechCrunch, is the head of editorial content for the Latin American Private Equity and Venture Capital Association. More posts by this contri

LightStep emerges from stealth with a tool for application performance monitoring

LightStep, a company which has developed a new tool for application performance management, has emerged from stealth with a $29 million dollar war chest. The company, founded by ex-Google engineer Ben

Duo Security raises $70 million at a valuation north of $1 billion

Duo Security today announced its Series D funding that puts the company in unicorn territory. The company raised $70 million led by Meritech Capital Partners and Lead Edge Capital at a valuation of $1

HomeAway co-founder Brian Sharples takes the helm of Twyla (for now)

Twyla, a nearly three-year-old, venture-backed startup that collaborates with artists to create exclusive prints for sale at its site, has a new CEO. In June, Brian Sharples -- who founded the 10-ye

Michael Jordan funds mercenary dev hub Gigster’s $20M enterprise pivot

Gigster is shifting from letting anyone outsource full-stack app development to building next-gen tech projects for big companies. If an enterprise needs machine learning and vision, data visualizatio

With $50 million in funding, Brandless sells everyday essentials for $3 each

Brandless is a new consumer-packaged goods company that is looking to reduce the cost of grocery staples with a direct-to-consumer business model. Led by serial entrepreneurs Tina Sharkey and Ido Leff

Raise.me grabs $12 million to fix how colleges provide financial aid

Raise.me, a service that gives colleges and universities (including my alma mater, Oberlin) an ability to award "micro-scholarships" for academic and extracurricular achievements throughout high schoo

Zugata raises $7 million to make annual performance reviews obsolete

Even before they began to graduate from college, millennials drove changes at work, from management and recruiting practices to the design of office interiors. But companies are still adapting and fig

Twyla, which sells exclusive artists prints, has just raised $14 million led by GV

Twyla, a year-and-a-half-year-old startup that collaborates with artists to create exclusive prints for sale at its site, at prices that range from $1,000 to $5,000, has raised $14 million in new f

Guild Education draws $8.5 million in Series A funding led by Redpoint

According to a 2014 report from Complete College America, a nonprofit group based in Indianapolis, just 19 percent of full-time students earn a bachelor’s degree in four years at public universit

Chris Moore of Redpoint Ventures: the market “feels like it’s in flux”

Chris Moore is an increasingly rare breed. At the founding of Redpoint Ventures 17 years ago, Moore joined as an associate and — unlike today’s associates who often are cycled in and out of v

King of SaaS, Tom Tunguz on the perfect time for investing and the impact of late stage investors

When it comes to SaaS there are very few as seasoned and wise as Tom Tunguz, a Partner at Redpoint and author of his own wildly successful blog. Last week following volatility in global stock markets,

Buy A Car On Your Phone With The New Beepi App

Thanks to the folks at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.beepi.com/default.aspx">Beepi</a>, you can now buy a car with nothing more than the iPhone in your hand (well, that and the money in your ba

Smart Wireless Router eero Gains FCC Approval, But Delays Product Due To Manufacturing Challenges

Wireless router startup eero had several announcements for its supporters this morning, including an official FCC approval, and a delay in shipment of its product to early next year. The company also

IFood Raises $50 Million From Movile And Just Eat For Food Delivery

Latin American mobile commerce powerhouse Movile and Just Eat, the global online take-out service, have announced a $50M investment in Brazil’s leading food delivery service, iFood. The raise brings

Duo Security Raises $30 Million Led By Redpoint To Protect Enterprises Against Data Breaches

Duo Security, the two-factor authentication startup backed by Benchmark and Google Ventures, wants to do more to help protect companies from hackers trying to gain access to their networks. With that

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

Android Co-Founder Andy Rubin Is Now A Partner At Redpoint Ventures, Raises $48M For His Own Hardware Incubator

Back in October of 2014, Android co-founder Andy Rubin parted ways with Google after nine years with the company. At the time of his departure, word trickled out that he was building a hardware-focuse

Hedvig Launches Its New Distributed Storage Platform Out Of Stealth, Secures $12M Funding

The launch of a new storage platform, even a distributed one, may not get your heart racing, but Hedvig, which is launching out of stealth today and announcing a new funding round, has the kind of ped
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