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Blue Vision Labs, which builds ‘collaborative’ AR, emerges from stealth with $14.5M led by GV

Blue Vision Labs, a London-based augmented reality startup co-founded by computer vision experts from Oxford and Imperial College, is emerging from stealth today with a new platform that it claims wil

Venture capitalist David Lee sues former partner Ron Conway for millions

Millions of dollars are at stake in a legal battle between Ron Conway and his former SV Angel partner David Lee, according to a suit filed last week in Marin County Superior Court and first reported

Doggie DNA startup Embark raises $4.5 million in seed to find your puppy’s breed

Ever wanted to know the genetic mix of your mutt? Embark, a doggie DNA startup has raised $4.5 million in seed to expand its offering of genetic kits for your pup’s pedigree. Embark launched in

Confide CEO Jon Brod on the White House, bad press and what’s next for his secure messaging app

At a recent StrictlyVC event in San Francisco, I sat down with Confide co-founder and president Jon Brod to talk with him about his decidedly topsy-turvy 2017. Though his three-year-old messaging app

Inside Forward, ex-Googler Adrian Aoun’s idea for the doctor’s office of the future

Forward, a new type of futuristic doctors office launched its first location in the heart of San Francisco’s financial district at the beginning of this year. Some in the health industry have h

StockX raises $6M to grow its marketplace for limited-edition products

StockX, a marketplace for sneakers, has announced that they’ve closed a $6M round from a group of high-profile investors like Mark Wahlberg, Scooter Braun, and Wale. They join existing investor

SV Angel raises $53M for its latest seed investment fund

More money for more startup seed-stage investments: SV Angel, one of the more prominent early-stage investment firms in the Bay Area, has closed its latest (sixth) fund at $53 million, according to an

Skymind raises $3M to bring its Java deep-learning library to the masses

Skymind, a company developing an open-source deep-learning library for Java, along with tools for implementation, today closed $3 million in financing from Tencent, SV Angel, GreatPoint Ventures,

David Lee is back with a new fund: Refactor Capital

David Lee, a former Google executive who for several years ran the seed-stage venture fund SV Angel, is back with his own new firm, shows an SEC filing. The outfit is called Refactor Capital and it&#

SV Angel targets a much smaller fund this time around

SV Angel, the seven-year-old, San Francisco-based seed-stage venture firm founded by renowned investor Ron Conway, is targeting $46 million in funding, shows a new SEC filing that states the first

Roofstock launches marketplace for purchasing rented homes

Armed with $13.25 million in funding from Khosla Ventures, Ron Conway, Marc Benioff, Bain Capital and others, Roofstock is launching a marketplace for buying and selling already-rented homes. The idea

Interviewed Raises A $2M Seed Round, Expands Beyond Basic Job Simulations

Interviewed, a company that provides simulations for job candidates, has closed a $2 million seed round with participation from YC, SV Angel, Red Swan Ventures, and Jason Calacanis, among others. T

Triplebyte, The Technical Recruiting Platform From Former YC Partner Harj Taggar, Raises $3M

Triplebyte, a technical recruiting platform co-founded by former YC partner Harj Taggar, Ammon Bartram and Guillaume Luccisano, just raised $3 million from a long list of investors in the YC fami

Ron Conway And Topher Conway From SV Angel: “There’s No Bubble”

Disrupt SF started off with a bang this morning with a fireside chat including Ron and Topher Conway, both investors with SV Angel. TechCrunch founder and CrunchFund investor Michael Arrington peppere

HandUp, A Startup Combatting Homelessness, Is Setting An Example For The Tech Industry

On the heels of launching donation gift cards for the homeless, HandUp hosted a community outreach day this past Friday in San Francisco to continue to bring awareness to homelessness, as well as give

Topher Conway Becomes Co-Managing Partner Of SV Angel As David Lee Steps Down

Big changes are afoot at one of the premier angel investing firms, as David Lee is stepping down from SV Angel after multiple years as managing partner at the firm. With his departure, Topher Conway w

Meet The Disrupt NY 2015 Speakers And Judges

Disrupt NY is just a few days away, and we have some of the most iconic entrepreneurs and thought leaders in the tech industry lined up to speak throughout the three-day-long conference. You can stil

Campus Job, Connecting College Students With Employers, Raises $7.8 Million In Series A

Nearly eight months after launching a platform to connect college students with local job opportunities, Campus Job has raised a $7.8 million Series A round of funding led by General Catalyst Partners

Ron Conway’s Advice For Young Founders At YC’s Startup School

The first panel of today's Startup School: Silicon Valley at the Flint Center for the Performance Arts consisted on Paul Graham interviewing SV Angel's Ron Conway. Given the audience — which based o

SV Angel Leads Pinterest Financing At A $5 Billion Valuation

News broke this afternoon that Pinterest has raised a $200 million Series F valuing it at $5 billion. We've just confirmed that SV Angel led the massive round that could fund Pinterest until its monet
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