Venture Capital

Accel closes new $550M fund for India

Accel, one of the world’s most influential venture capitalist firms, is getting more bullish on India. The Silicon Valley-headquartered firm, which largely focuses on early-stage investments, said t

SoFi founder Mike Cagney’s already well-funded new startup is raising another $100 million

Figure Technologies, a nearly two-year-old, San Francisco-based fintech cofounded by Mike Cagney, the founder of the more established fintech company SoFi, is raising a whole lot of money — agai

Storm Ventures just closed its sixth fund with $130 million

Storm Ventures, a now 19-year-old, Sand Hill Road venture firm in Menlo Park, Ca., has closed on $130.4 million, shows a new SEC filing. The outfit began its fundraising late last year, according to a

Startups Weekly: Chinese investors double down on African startups

In this week's newsletter: China's pivot to Africa, another big scooter funding and a new entry to the unicorn club.

Will the future of work be ethical? Founder perspectives

Andrea Thomasz of Diligent Robotics and Prayag Narula of LeadGenius spoke to Greg Epstein at EmTech Next, a conference organized by the MIT Technology Review.

Will the future of work be ethical? Future leader perspectives

In this interview, Greg Epstein talks to Meili Gupta, a senior at Phillips Exeter Academy, and Walter Erike, an independent consultant and SAP Implementation Senior Manager.

Will the future of work be ethical? Perspectives from MIT Technology Review

Excerpts from conversations with Gideon Lichfield, editor in chief of the MIT Technology Review, and Karen Hao, its artificial intelligence reporter.

Will the future of work be ethical? Academic perspectives

Greg Epstein interviews economist David Autor and Susan Winterberg, an academic who studies business and ethics.

Techstars’s new CEO on the state of the famed accelerator and what’s next for 2020

Like another famous accelerator program founded around the same time, Techstars has grown considerably since its 2006 launch in Boulder, Colorado. In fact, the brand seems to be in so many places tha

Former Facebookers take on Facebook

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.

This debut venture firm, backed by an Argentine conglomerate, is investing $60M in far-flung US startups

Nico Berardi considers himself to be a citizen of the world, with a penchant for travel and a wide range of interests. Unlike many other VCs, who’ve increasingly specialized as the market has gr

Leading robotics VCs talk about where they’re investing

The Valley’s affinity for robotics shows no signs of cooling. Technical enhancements through innovations like AI/ML, compute power and big data utilization continue to drive new performance mile

NYSE proposes big change to direct listings

Companies may soon be able to raise capital through a direct listing.

What the partnership at Trinity Ventures sees for the road ahead in 2020

Over the years, Trinity Ventures has racked up many exits for its limited partners. Through deals in consumer brands like Starbucks and Zulily and enterprise companies like TubeMogul and New Relic, th

Weekend Fund raises $10M for second early-stage fund

Ryan Hoover's Weekend Fund closes second fund.

Maryanna Saenko and Steve Jurvetson of Future Ventures talk SpaceX, the Boring Co. and . . . ayahuasca

Last week, at a StrictlyVC event in San Francisco, we sat down with Maryanna Saenko and Steve Jurvetson, investors who came together to create the investment outfit Future Ventures roughly one year ag

Equity Dive: Poshmark’s origin story with co-founder & CEO Manish Chandra

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.

Austin-based Next Coast Ventures just closed its second fund with $130 million

It’s November. We’re eleven years into a bull run. And a protracted trade war with China — not to mention the impeachment proceedings — is causing some nervousness about what n

Morgan Stanley’s ‘Teflon banker’ talks direct listings and much more

Michael Grimes has been dubbed “Wall Street’s Silicon Valley whisperer” for landing a seemingly endless string of coveted deals for his bank, Morgan Stanley. The sprawling financial

San Diego-based Founders First Capital Partners gets $100 million for revenue-based fund

Founders First Capital Partners, an accelerator and investment firm that provides revenue-based financing to businesses led by “underrepresented entrepreneurs” operating in underserved mar
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