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China is funding the future of American biotech

Silicon Valley is in the midst of a health craze, and it is being driven by “Eastern” medicine. It’s been a record year for US medical investing, but investors in Beijing and Shangha

Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin’s B Capital Group closes first fund at $360M

B Capital Group, the VC fund founded by Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, has closed out its first fund at $360 million.

Dorm Room Fund has built a CRM for founders raising a seed round

First Round Capital’s Dorm Room Fund just released VCWiz, a tool to help founders find investors and raise money from them. The platform is one part VC directory and one part CRM tool, essential

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

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

Kairos’ $25M venture fund will invest in ideas that help the middle class

Kairos, the organization for young entrepreneurs founded in 2008 as Kairos Society, has lifted the veil on its first venture fund that it teased earlier this year. The $25M fund will focus on companie

New venture capitalists find strength in numbers

Ian Rountree, the thirty something captain at the helm of Cantos Ventures, an SF-based micro-fund, is characteristic of a new breed of venture capitalists in tech — a group of  small funds look

VC Justin Caldbeck raised funding in email to accuser ahead of scandal breaking

TechCrunch has reviewed an email allegedly sent by VC Justin Caldbeck, of Binary Capital, to one of the female founders who have accused him of inappropriate behavior -- which suggests he tried to use

15 venture capital funds to know if you’re working on a machine intelligence startup

Major tech trends tend to draw lots of "dumb money" from investors, and machine intelligence is no exception. Some will lose money on insignificant acqui-hires while others may survive long enough to

Crunch Report | Yahoo and AOL combine to become Oath

Yahoo and AOL combine under Verizon to become Oath, Yelp acquires Wi-Fi marketing company Turnstyle Analytics, Apple improves the specs of the Mac Pro and a new sentiment index aims to help founders t

Crunch Report | Jay Z Has Arrived

More news about Jay Z's new venture (Arrive), robots that fix their mistakes and Y Combinator launches its MOOC. All this on Crunch Report.

Crunch Report | Jay Z Is Planning a VC Fund

Verizon is finally buying Yahoo, Jay Z is planning a VC fund, Uber investigates sexual harassment claims, Boeing doubles down on satellites and Skurt offers on-demand rental cars. All this on Crunch R

Flirtey drones deliver socks from the sky at Menlo Ventures’ annual partner meeting

Around the world, drones have been delivering life-saving drugs and blood to clinics, and contrarily tasty treats like burritos, pizza, and Slurpees to homes or campuses. Civilian drones have also co

VC firm Daphni announces its first $165 million fund

Paris-based VC firm Daphni is announcing its inaugural fund for seed and Series A investments. The team will manage a $165 million fund (€150 million) and try some new things when it comes to ventur

Airbnb raising a reported $850M at a $30B valuation

Tech unicorn and sharing economy darling Airbnb has informed the State of Delaware that it’s raising another heap of cash. TechCrunch independently verified that Airbnb indicated in a 28 page

10 most unlikely startup investments made by NBA legends

As the tech industry has heated up in recent years, athletes with an interest in startups have been jumping on deals. Most have stuck to what they know and supported sports-tech companies like CoachU

MLB All-Star Ivan Rodriguez is joining a VC fund

Baseball legend Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, who is now up for nomination for the 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame, is joining a venture capital fund. Pudge is joining z9 Capital, a $25M fund based

Venture firm Accel just raised a new $500 million European fund

Accel is on a roll. Shortly after announcing a $500 million seed fund and a $1.5 billion growth fund for U.S.-focused investments, the venture firm has yet another fund. This time, Accel raised $500 m

Colopl Launches $50M Global Fund Dedicated To Virtual Reality

There’s no shortage of ideas and projects in the virtual reality space. There are tons of studios popping up all over the world to create immersive content for the platform. With the Oculus, HTC

Megan Quinn Heads To Spark Capital As GP To Focus On Growth Stage Investing

Today, investor Megan Quinn shared that she'd be joining Spark Capital as a general partner for its growth stage fund (its first), which we covered last year. Quinn stepped down from KPCB this year af
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