Venture Capital

Jane VC, a new fund for female entrepreneurs, wants founders to cold email them

Want to pitch a venture capitalist? You’ll need a “warm introduction” first. At least that’s what most in the business will advise. Find a person, typically a man, who made the

Amplifyher Ventures launches to fund startups led by women

Amplifyher Ventures is a new firm looking to invest in female founders. Amplifyher was created by Tricia Black, Facebook’s former vice president of advertising sales. Since her time at Facebook

YC grad Oh My Green gets $20M seed investment

Oh My Green has raised $20 million from Initialized Capital, Powerplant Ventures and others to bring healthier foods to offices around the U.S.

Next 10 Ventures is launching an incubator for YouTube personalities

The EduCreator Incubator will seed 25 to 40 "emerging video creators" with $25,000 to $75,000 in seed funding.

Passport, a customer service company focused on shipping, has raised $3 million in seed funding from some notable names

Founders building a brand today are largely relying on new infrastructure to do it, though they’re still heavily reliant on legacy carriers like FedEx and DHL when it comes to international ship

Keeps parent company Thirty Madison raises $15 million to fight male pattern baldness

Men's hair loss brand Keeps has raised $15 million in a round co-led by Maveron and Northzone.

With $300M in new funding, Devoted Health launches its Medicare Advantage plan in Florida

Andreessen Horowitz has led the $300 million Series B, with participation from Premji Invest and Uprising.

Instacart raises another $600M at a $7.6B valuation

D1 Capital Partners has led the $600 million round for Instacart.

Y Combinator survey confirms what we already know — female founders are too often victims of sexual harassment

Y Combinator partnered with Callisto, a sexual misconduct reporting software built for victims, to survey its roster of female founders.

Saudi ally calls for Uber boycott over response to Khashoggi’s vanishing

Uber is facing calls for a boycott of its app in the Persian Gulf, a region that has poured billions of dollars of investment into the company’s ride-hailing business in recent years: Directly

International growth, primarily in China, fuels the VC market today

The venture capital business model has gone global. VC is still an exclusive club of financiers, but now with worldwide scope and scale.

AllTrails gets $75M to keep hikers happy

Spectrum Equity is making a big bet on AllTrails, that app for outdoorsy folk.

With $50M in fresh funding, Allbirds will open new stores in the US, UK and Asia

Allbirds' wool runners have been a VC favorite since the beginning. Now, the company is worth $1.4 billion.

YC-grad Papa raises $2.4M for its ‘grandkids-on-demand’ service

Alexis Ohanian's Initialized Capital and Ashton Kutcher's Sound Ventures participated in the round for the Y Combinator graduate.

Shasta Ventures is doubling down on security startups with 3 new hires

Shasta has hired former Symantec GM Balaji Yelamanchili, former Salesforce CISO Izak Mutlu and longtime enterprise software exec Drew Harman to focus on security.

Shujinko brings in $2.8M for its cloud security compliance platform

Shujinko is emerging from stealth today with $2.8 million in seed funding from Unusual Ventures, Defy, Vulcan Capital, PSL Ventures and Vas Ventures.

Let’s talk about space at Disrupt Berlin with Mike Collett

You thought TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin was all about SaaS, fintech, social, blockchain and all the traditional tech topics? Of course not! I’m excited to announce that Mike Collett from Promus Ventur

SoftBank is considering taking a majority stake in WeWork

SoftBank is reportedly considering an investment of up to $20 billion in WeWork using capital from its Vision Fund.

Jennifer Garner’s baby food company Once Upon a Farm raises $20M Series B

Once Upon a Farm's business has grown 10x since actress Jennifer Garner signed on as chief brand officer last year.

Venture capital investment in US companies to hit $100B in 2018

So many new unicorns valued at $1 billion-plus, countless $100 million venture financings, an explosion of giant funds — it’s no surprise 2018 is shaping up to be a banner year for ventu
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