Venture Capital

Mary Meeker is said to be raising up to $1.25 billion for her new growth fund

Mary Meeker, who revealed in September plans to leave Kleiner Perkins after an eight-year run with the venture firm, is reportedly looking to raise up to $1.25 billion for her debut fund. So says Busi

SoftBank’s debt, Ford buys Spin and Chinese coffee is huge money

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was a blast. Connie and I were in the studio with our gue

All I want for Christmas are these kitschy VC trading cards

TouchBase is selling a line of VC trading cards, featuring Paul Graham, Marc Andreessen, Mary Meeker and Bill Gurley.

National Grid unveils $250M corporate venture capital arm

Former Intel Capital managing director Lisa Lambert has launched National Grid Partners.

81% of VC firms don’t have a single black investor — BLCK VC wants to change that

There's a new group focused on supporting black investors.

Material Impact, a new fund focused on materials technology, just closed its debut fund with $110 million

Material Impact, a Boston, Mass.-based firm that says it “transforms materials into companies that make an impact,” has closed its debut fund with $110 million in capital commitments from

Japan is cracking down on SoftBank’s revenue

First, a couple of quick follow-ups to our coverage of Form Ds yesterday, and then a deeper dive into the challenges SoftBank is facing with regards to its revenue in Japan. Finally, some notes on rec

Mexican venture firm ALLVP has a $73 million first close on its latest fund

Buoyed by international attention from U.S. and Chinese investors and technology companies, new financing keeps flowing into the coffers of Latin American venture capital firms. One day after the Braz

Corporate travel startup TripActions raises $154M at $1B valuation

Co-founders Ariel Cohen and Ilan Twig wow'd investors with TripActions 700% annual growth rate.

20 startups take center stage at Berkeley SkyDeck’s demo day

A robot that can clean your house, a blockchain-powered social network and 18 other startups presented to investors at SkyDeck's 8th demo day.

The disappearing Form D

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GV partner Joe Kraus named Lime’s first COO

One week after Lime tapped David Richter as its first chief business officer, it's announced another addition to its c-suite.

SoftBank’s debt obsession

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One-year-old Bracket Capital is already an investor in Lyft, Bird, Airbnb and Coinbase

Two former private equity executives have entered the venture capital business via Bracket Capital.

You can ride Bird’s e-scooters in London starting today — but only in Olympic Park

Due to ancient British legislation, Bird's scooters will only be available in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Female founders have brought in just 2.2% of US VC this year (yes, again)

All-female founding teams have raised 2.2% of U.S. VC so far this year; mixed-gender teams have raised about 13%.

Village Global’s accelerator introduces founders to Bill Gates, Reid Hoffman, Eric Schmidt and more

The VC fund backed by Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and other tech luminaries is offering early-stage startups access to its killer network.

The Minte raises $2.25 million in seed funding to bring hotel-style housekeeping to luxury residences

As an MBA student at the University of Chicago’s Booth school, Kathleen Wilson was struck with an idea while looking at businesses that provided daily housekeeping in one of her classes. Given t

Fortnite’s funding royale, China struggles and Coinbase gets a boost to $8 billion

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week, we missed Alex Wilhelm, who was sunning himself somewher

‘Grit’ author Angela Duckworth on working smart versus working too hard, when it’s okay to pivot, and the impact of tech on grit

Today, in San Francisco, at a gathering of roughly 400 women organized by the young AllRaise — a growing group of female funders and founders who aim to accelerate the success of their peers — 
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