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Free stock trading app Robinhood rockets to a $5.6B valuation with new funding round

Robinhood started off as a dead-simple stock trading application that had no transaction fees — but since it’s continued to grow, and especially as it starts to dive into cryptocurrency, inve

The formula behind San Francisco’s startup success

Why has San Francisco’s startup scene generated so many hugely valuable companies over the past decade?

Square is acquiring website builder Weebly for $365M

Square just announced that it’s reached an agreement to acquire Weebly for $365 million in cash and stock. While Square is best known for its payment software and hardware, it’s also been

The makers of the virtual influencer, Lil Miquela, snag real money from Silicon Valley

Brud, the actual company behind one of Instagram’s most popular virtual influencers (it’s a thing), has raised millions of dollars from Silicon Valley investors because this is 2018 and ev

Orchid Labs is in the process of raising $125 million for its surveillance-free layer atop the internet

Orchid Labs, a San Francisco-based startup that’s developing a a surveillance-free layer on top of the internet, has raised a bunch of funding, according to a newly processed SEC filing that sh

Q1 2018 global diversity investment report: Investing trends in female founders

In this report, we look at venture and seed investment trends in female-founded startups over the last five quarters.

Drift raises $60 million to be an Amazon for businesses

When you’re raising venture capital, it helps if you’ve had “exits.” In other words, if your company has been acquired or you’ve taken one public, investors are more incl

Tribe combines arcade games with group video chat

Sick of chatting but want to stay connected? Tribe‘s app lets you play clones of Space Invaders, Flappy Bird, Fruit Ninja, Name That Tune and more while video chatting with up to seven friends o

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

Moritz sabotages Sequoia, again

Michael Moritz is legendary for many of the investments he has led throughout his long career with the venture firm Sequoia Capital. But Moritz has placed a target on Sequoia's back -- again -- by pub

Sequoia Capital just closed a giant new seed fund — and here’s how it works

Sequoia Capital, the top-tier venture firm, has just closed on a $180 million new fund called Sequoia Scout III that's focused exclusively on seed-stage opportunities. It's a development startup found

Crunch Report | Sequoia Capital’s Next Fund Could Be $5 Billion

Daimler acquires a majority stake in an Uber competitor in France, Sequoia Capital's next fund could be a $5 billion one and an iced tea company changes its name to Long Blockchain and its value skyro

Sequoia is looking to raise a $5 billion investment fund

Sequoia Capital is looking to raise a $5 billion investment fund. The legendary Silicon Valley venture firm, known for its stellar investment returns, is in the early stages of raising its next global

Sequoia, Tencent, TPG look to invest in Uber alongside SoftBank

It's not just SoftBank and Dragoneer that are looking to buy Uber shares from the employees and other shareholders when the tender offer launches, likely later today. Sources tell us that Sequoia Cap

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

Female VCs from Sequoia, Cowboy, Benchmark and others launch female founder office hours

A group of female venture capitalists are launching a series of office hours for female founders. The idea is to host free, quarterly events that explore topics across the range of company stages —

Gear up for Disrupt Berlin’s Startup Battlefield and apply today

One dozen days. That’s how much time you have left to apply for the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin 2017. If you want to introduce your early-stage company to the world, there’s no better pl

23andMe confirms $250 million round led by Sequoia

Genetics testing company 23andMe has formally announced that Sequoia Capital is leading an investment round in the company. This confirms the news we broke last week.  The press release says that the

Zilingo raises $18M for its fashion e-commerce service in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia-based fashion marketplace Zilingo has closed an $18 million Series B funding round led by Sequoia Capital India and Burda Principal Investments. Zilingo was founded less than two years

AR startup CurioPets is Pokémon GO meets Tamagotchi

CurioPets, short for curious pets, is a multi-player, augmented reality pet simulator that launches tomorrow on iOS. Built with Apple's ARKit, the aim is to encourage real-world exploration -- similar
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