Venture Capital

Tim Berners-Lee is on a mission to decentralize the web

The father of the World Wide Web has a new venture-funded business called inrupt -- emerging from stealth today.

Forerunner Ventures just closed a $360 million fund, tripling the size of its last effort

Last year, retail e-commerce sales worldwide reached $2.3 trillion, a 24.8 percent increase over the previous year, according to eMarketer. A growing percentage of that spend was being captured by sta

Recent departures hint at turmoil at Quartet Health, a mental health startup backed by GV

Quartet Health, a startup backed with nearly $100 million from GV, Oak HC/FT and more, has quietly lost its COO, CPO and replaced its CEO this month.

How the 22-year-old founders of Brex built a billion-dollar business in less than 2 years

Henrique Dubugras and Pedro Franceschi, the co-founders of Brex, have raised $125 million at a $1.1 billion valuation just four months after the startup's public launch.

Former Formation 8 GP Shirish Sathaye joins Cervin Ventures

Shirish Sathaye has joined the enterprise-focused VC Cervin Ventures as a general partner. He remains a partner in Formation 8's second fund.

Study says the US is quickly losing its entrepreneurial edge

According to a new study conducted by the Center for American Entrepreneurship and NYU’s Schack Institute of Real Estate, the US may be losing its competitive advantage as the dominant nucleus of th

Deliverr raises $7M to help e-commerce businesses compete with Amazon Prime

Deliverr, a startup that helps retailers offer a Prime-like delivery experience has raised a $7.1 million Series A led by Joe Londsdale’s 8VC, with participation from Zola founder Shan Lyn Ma, Flex

Former Uber exec Andrew Chapin takes the wraps off his stealth mental health startup

Basis, a mental wellness app, has raised $3.75 million in funding from Bedrock, Wave Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners.

Talkdesk nabs $100M at more than $1B valuation for its smart call centers

Talkdesk, the provider of cloud-based contact center software, has raised $100 million in new funding from Viking Global Investors and DFJ.

Meet the woman leading Accel’s consumer growth investments

Accel has hired Maya Noeth to lead its consumer growth investing efforts. The firm typically promotes from within; Noeth is its first outside hire in over two years.

Ohanian’s Initialized raises $225M 4th fund to turn founders into cyborgs

“Right now we’re in this Empire Strikes Back moment,” says Initialized Capital’s Garry Tan, referring to tech giants ruthlessly copying and competing with fresh ideas. “W

Tiger Global is in talks to invest in cryptocurrency unicorn Coinbase at $8B valuation

Coinbase may raise up to $500 million at an $8 billion valuation. The cryptocurrency trading platform has also announced two new high-level hires.

David Ulevitch is now a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz — a big get and the firm’s fourth new GP since June

David Ulevitch has had some strange dealings with investors over the years. Now, Ulevitch is himself one of them. The founder of OpenDNS, a company that sold to Cisco in 2016, is disclosing today that

Vital Labs’ app can measure changes in your blood pressure using an iPhone camera

Vital Labs has emerged from stealth with $1 million in funding from True Ventures.

NYC wants to build a cyber army

Empires rise and fall, and none more so than business empires. Whole industries that once dominated the planet are just a figment in memory’s eye, while new industries quietly grow into massive

Benchmark is staying focused, targeting $425M for ninth fund

The firm's upcoming fund will not include longtime Benchmark general partners Mitch Lasky and Matt Cohler.

Khosla GP Ben Ling is raising his own VC fund and it’s called Bling Capital

Former Facebook exec Ben Ling has filed to raise $60 million for Bling Capital's debut fund.

Pulling back the curtain on how SoftBank’s massive Vision Fund works — including just how big a check it can write

Picture it. The scene is Silicon Valley. Suddenly an investment firm materializes on the scene and starts writing checks bigger than anyone is accustomed to seeing. Fellow investors start to privately

Chaos engineering service Gremlin raises $18M, launches new resiliency tools

“Slack is down.” It’s a headline we have had blaring at TechCrunch on numerous occasions (mostly because we actually get work done when not distracted by a constant waterfall of GIFs). But S

Lyft unveils second annual diversity report

Lyft has released its second annual diversity report outlining the gender and racial breakdown of its 4,000-person workforce. At a glance, little has changed from last year’s report, which was
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