venture capital

Activehours raises $39 million for its new take on cash advances

Nine months after raising $22 million for its unique take on the cash-advance business, Activehours has gone back to the venture capital well and pulled out another $39 million in financing. Led by An

Le Collectionist raises $10M to expand luxury travel platform and offices globally

There are many solutions when a traveler wants to rent a property: websites like Airbnb, local agents, hotels, private properties to name the obvious. When it comes to luxury properties, the options b

Salesforce Ventures launches $50M fund to encourage AI development on Salesforce platform

Salesforce Einstein, the AI toolset for Salesforce.com, turned one today and to celebrate Salesforce Ventures announced a $50 million fund to encourage startups to build AI-fueled applications on

VC-in-Residence program aims to help underrepresented minorities break into venture capital

There’s a shortage of women, non-binary people and men of color in the venture capital world. That’s why Pipeline Angels, an angel investing bootcamp for underrepresented people in tech, h

Is it exit season yet?

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor VCs serve up a large helping of cash to startups disrupting food US startups off to a strong M&A run in 2018 Startup funding and exiting

A candid conversation about workplace sexism at Disrupt SF

Women have been in the workforce for decades, yet many are still encountering frustrating obstacles when trying to move up the career ladder. These situations can happen in any industry, but the tech

Basis Set Ventures gets real to get to the heart of AI startups

Lan Xuezhao has spent the last few months pulling together $136 million for her new machine intelligence-focused venture capital fund, Basis Set Ventures. I met Xuezhao for tea on a park bench in Pot

Geoff Lewis has left Founders Fund to start his own fund

Geoff Lewis has left Founders Fund, where he was partner, and is starting a venture fund of his own. This means he’ll no longer be working with Peter Thiel, directly anyway. Founders Fund will b

GoodTime nabs $2M to match job applicants with interviewers to save time and build rapport

Despite countless attempts and millions in venture capital, the calendar, one of the most ubiquitous work tools, has remained largely unchanged for as long as I can remember. Rather than overwrite the

Andrew Ng is raising a $150M AI Fund

We knew that Andrew Ng had more than just a series of deep learning courses up his sleeve when he announced the first phase of his deeplearning.ai last week. It’s clear now that the turn of Ng&#

Ritual Vitamins pulls in $10.5 million from Founders Fund to scale the business

Ritual Vitamins has raised $10.5 million in Series A venture funding to attract talent, scale the business and build in-house technology for customer experience and support. Unlike the majority of vi

Several departures at venture firm Kleiner Perkins

Noted venture firm Kleiner Perkins is getting a little leaner. General partner Mike Abbott announced Monday that he's leaving the team for an undetermined startup role. Separately, its early-stage "Ed

SAIF Partners closes new $350M fund for India’s resurgent tech startup scene

SAIF Partners, one of India’s most active investment firms, has returned with a new fund of $350 million, its sixth to date. Unlike other firms, SAIF opted to keep its newest fund at the same si

Crunch Report | NBC Launches News Broadcast for Snapchat

NBC launches news broadcast for Snapchat, Tim Draper invests in an Iron Man suit and SoftBank invests massively in three startups. All this on Crunch Report!

Real estate venture firm Fifth Wall launches an early-stage accelerator

The venture capital firm Fifth Wall, an investor in construction and real estate-focused startups that is backed by some of the country's largest real estate companies, is expanding into early-stage

Toyota launches venture capital fund targeting artificial intelligence startups

Toyota is the latest Fortune 500 company to launch an AI focused venture capital fund. The initial early-stage fund will deploy $100 million and operate as a subsidiary of the Toyota Research Institu

Venture capital association slams Trump Administration’s delay of the International Entrepreneur Rule

Venture capital’s national association has come out swinging against the Trump administration’s decision to delay the International Entrepreneur Rule. A product of the final days of Presid

When even due diligence can be biased

The venture capital industry’s corrosive gender bias, on full display in the past few months, has already cost one of its most valuable new companies billions of dollars; brought about the disso

Cabin secures $3.3M for its ‘moving hotel’

Cabin recently announced it had secured $3.3 million in seed financing for its sleeper-car buses. That's right, a full-size travel bus has been outfitted with sleeping berths lining a narrow walkway,

Andy Rubin’s Playground Ventures is raising another $15M

Playground Ventures — the VC fund co-founded by Android inventor and former Google exec Andy Rubin that sits alongside an eponymous incubator/startup studio and is making some big bets in areas
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