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This Week in Apps: Apple slashes commissions, Twitter launches Fleets, warnings about Parler

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with   204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a   $544 billion valuation, 6.5x higher ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Apps, Twitter, Japan, Instagram, Supreme Court, Australia, Washington Post, Youtube, Ipo, Tech, Eu


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. TikTok and Twitter are starting to talk about a possible combination, the WSJ reported. Amid President Donald Trump's threats to ban TikTok, or force it to sell its US operations, Twitter was reported to be in talks with the video-sharing app Saturday night. TikTok is planning to sue the Trump administration over its ban as early as Tuesday, according to NPR. President ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Europe, London, Instagram, Microsoft, White House, US, Trends, Ap, Bill Gates, App Stores, Silicon Valley, Npr, Sequoia Capital


Canva raises $60 million on a $6 billion valuation

Sydney-based Canva, the design platform for non-designers, has today announced the close of a $60 million funding round, bringing its valuation to $6 billion, according to the company. The startup has raised a total of more than $300 million, including this latest round of financing, from investors like Bond, General Catalyst, Sequoia, Felicis Ventures, and Blackbird Ventures . Canva COO and cofounder Cliff Obrecht explained that the round was 10x oversubscribed with interest from angels an...
Tags: Travel, Startups, TC, Enterprise, Instagram, Funding, Sydney, Sequoia Capital, Canva, Google Classroom, Dropbox Google, Blackbird Ventures, FedEx Office, Google Slides, Obrecht, Sequoia Capital China


Daily Crunch: French data watchdog investigates Criteo

Criteo faces a privacy investigation, an e-discovery startup raises $62 million and hackers hack other hackers. Here’s your Daily Crunch for March 10, 2020. 1. Adtech giant Criteo is being investigated by France’s data watchdog Criteo is under investigation by the French data protection watchdog, the CNIL, following a complaint filed by privacy rights campaign group Privacy International. Back in November 2018, a few months after GDPR (Europe’s updated data protection framework) came into f...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Instagram, Privacy, Advertising Tech, France, Tech, Policy, Seattle, Sequoia Capital, Menlo Ventures, Sequoia, Adtech, Instagram Facebook, Everlaw, South Lake Union


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. On Friday, Microsoft won the $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract — clinching it over Amazon, which was thought to be the frontrunner. Microsoft and Amazon had been competing for this key Pentagon contract for over a year. Amazon Web Services is "still evaluating options" after the Department of Defense selected Microsoft for a $10 billion contract to move the agency's database to the cloud, accord...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Microsoft, California, Samsung, Trends, Department Of Defense, Kanye West, Tim Cook, Reddit, Aws, Cara Delevingne


Australia’s design unicorn, Canva, picks up two free image-sharing services, and launches new photo product

Canva, the design and publishing platform taking on Adobe, PowerPoint, and others, has acquired the free stock image providers Pexels and Pixabay and launched a new subscription service for its premium image marketplace, Photos Unlimited. Taken together, the new strategic moves represent a concerted effort by the company to add more graphic options to its design toolkit. “With over 1 million images downloaded over 500 million times on their platforms combined, both Pexels and Pixabay have proven...
Tags: TC, Photography, Australia, Tech, Websites, Stock Photography, Owen Wilson, Sequoia Capital, Canva, Photo Sharing, Felicis Ventures, World Wide Web, Matrix Partners, Perkins, Blackbird Ventures, Melanie Perkins


Where top VCs are investing in media, entertainment & gaming

Most of the strategy discussions and news coverage in the media & entertainment industry is concerned with the unfolding corporate mega-mergers and the political implications of social media platforms. These are important conversations, but they’re largely a story of twentieth-century media (and broader society) finally responding to the dominance Web 2.0 companies have achieved. To entrepreneurs and VCs, the more pressing focus is on what the next generation of companies to transform entertainm...
Tags: Apple, Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Gaming, Facebook, Spotify, Video, Media, Instagram, Entertainment, Funding, Sports, Tech, Netflix


Vue.ai raises $17M to equip online retailers with AI smarts

Vue.ai, a U.S/India startup that develops an AI platform to help online retailers work more efficiently and sell more, has announced a $17 million Series B round. The investment is led by Falcon Edge Capital with participation from Japan’s Global Brain and existing backer Sequoia Capital India. Parent company Mad Street Den was founded in 2014 and it raised $1.5 million a year later, Sequoia then bought into the business via an undisclosed deal in 2016. Vue.ai is described as an “AI brand” fr...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Ecommerce, Asia, Japan, Instagram, China, India, Funding, Marketing, Tech, Spain, E-commerce, Artificial Intelligence, Online Shopping, Retail, Electricity


Glossier triples valuation, enters unicorn club with $100M round

Glossier, known for its flagship line of barely there beauty products, has landed a $100 million Series D led by Sequoia Capital. The round values Emily Weiss’ business at a whopping $1.2 billion, fully cementing the company as a startup “unicorn” and tripling the valuation it garnered with a $52 million Series C in 2018. News of the round was first reported by The Wall Street Journal and later confirmed by Glossier. “We are building an entirely new kind of beauty company: one that owns the dist...
Tags: Startups, TC, New York, Instagram, Funding, Tech, Dropbox, Venture Capital, Estee Lauder, Quinn, Sequoia Capital, Thrive Capital, Wall Street Journal, IVP, WSJ, Tiger Global Management


It’s a new era for fertility tech

Women’s health has long been devoid of technological innovation, but when it comes to fertility options, that’s starting to change. Startups in the space are securing hundreds of millions in venture capital investment, a significant increase to the dearth of funding collected in previous years. Fertility entrepreneurs are focused on a growing market: couples are choosing to reproduce later in life, an increasing number of female breadwinners are able to make their own decisions about when and ho...
Tags: Health, Startups, Y Combinator, Instagram, Berlin, Softbank, US, San Francisco, Linkedin, Tech, Paypal, Venture Capital, Women's Health, Glow, Sequoia Capital, Max Levchin


Monashees raises $150 million for its eighth Latin American fund

As technology investment and exits continue to rise across Brazil, early stage venture capital firm monashees today announced that it has closed on $150 million for its eighth investment fund. Commitments came from Temasek, the sovereign wealth fund affiliated with the Singaporean government, China’s financial technology company, CreditEase; Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger, the University of Minnesota endowment; and fund-of-funds investor Horsley Bridge Partners. S-Cubed Capital, the fam...
Tags: TC, Money, Instagram, Minnesota, Entrepreneurship, Finance, China, Softbank, Tech, Economy, Venture Capital, Brazil, Private Equity, Sequoia Capital, Mike Krieger, Latin America


Camera startup Rylo nets $20 mln Series B

San Francisco-based Rylo, a camera startup, has raised $20 million in Series B funding. Icon Ventures led the round with participation from Accel Partners and Sequoia Capital. PRESS RELEASE SAN FRANCISCO (Oct. 2, 2018) – Rylo, a technology company that is transforming the way people capture and share life’s meaningful moments, announced three key growth milestones this week, building on the momentum that has quickly propelled the brand to the forefront of the action camera market since its initi...
Tags: Apple, Instagram, San Francisco, Trends, Fast Company, Sequoia Capital, Accel Partners, Salomon, Black Diamond Equipment, VC Deals, Aspen Skiing Company, Sequoia Capital PRESS, Rylo, Karpenko, Alex Karpenko Rylo, Best Buy Rylo


VC-backed PicsArt recruits Nam as COO

San Francisco-based PicsArt, a creative platform for social media editing, has named Tammy H. Nam as chief operating officer. Nam is a former CEO of Viki Inc. PicsArt is backed by Sequoia Capital, DCM Ventures, Insight Venture Partners and Siguler Guff and Company. PRESS RELEASE SAN FRANCISCO, July 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — PicsArt, the leading creative platform for social media editing, today announced that former Viki Inc. CEO Tammy H. Nam has joined the company as its first Chief Operating Offi...
Tags: Instagram, China, Amc, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, People, Armenia, Mars, Tammy, Rakuten, Sequoia Capital, Tammy H Nam, Viki, Picsart, NAM


These 50 founders and VCs suggest 2018 may be a tipping point for women: Part 1

For the last several years, we’ve compiled profiles of women founders and investors at the end of each year because they’ve either raised substantial amounts of money or otherwise achieved notable milestones. This year, we don’t want to wait until December. We’re too excited about the progress we’re witnessing, with women-led startups getting seed, Series A or later-stage funding each week — all while top venture firms grow more serious about pulling women into their most senior ranks, female VC...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Asia, Europe, New York, Craigslist, Instagram, Yahoo, Ebay, Jay Z, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, New York City


Electric scooter startup Bird has become a punchline after raising $400 million in 4 months, but these investors explain why scooters are no joke

Electric scooter-sharing company Bird has raised $400 million in four months to cover the streets and sidewalks of America with scooters. Plenty of people in Silicon Valley have been scratching their heads over the $2 billion valuation that Bird has gained in a year since founding. We asked investors at Sequoia Capital and other VC firms why they backed Bird of all the scooter startups — and how they justify the $2 billion price tag. VCs said they believe in Bird's CEO, a former Uber exec, bec...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, Travis Vanderzanden, Instagram, Ebay, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Paypal, Washington Dc, Bird, Silicon Valley, Las Vegas


Top Silicon Valley investors explain why an electric scooter startup raising $400 million in 4 months is 'genius' and worth every penny

Electric scooter-sharing company Bird has raised $400 million in four months to cover the streets and sidewalks of America with scooters. Plenty of people in Silicon Valley have been scratching their heads over the $2 billion valuation that Bird has gained in a year since founding. We asked investors at Sequoia Capital and other VC firms why they backed Bird of all the scooter startups — and how they justify the $2 billion price tag. VCs said they believe in Bird's CEO, a former Uber exec, bec...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, Travis Vanderzanden, Instagram, Ebay, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Paypal, Washington Dc, Bird, Silicon Valley, Las Vegas


The makers of the virtual influencer, Lil Miquela, snag real money from Silicon Valley

Brud, the actual company behind one of Instagram’s most popular virtual influencers (it’s a thing), has raised millions of dollars from Silicon Valley investors because this is 2018 and everything is awful. Last week, the Los Angeles-based startup led by Trevor McFedries, outed itself as the collective consciousness behind the virtual celebrity Lil Miquela and her less well known contemporaries Blawko22 and BermudaisBae in a choreographed melodrama worthy of Los Angeles’ best reality television....
Tags: TC, New York, Hollywood, Instagram, La, Wikipedia, Los Angeles, Social Media, Tech, Software, Avatar, Katy Perry, Computing, Kardashians, Virtual Reality, Silicon Valley


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! Here's the tech news you need to know this Thursday. 1. They were designed to amplify divisive messages. 2. Microsoft is getting ready to announce more Surface hardware. But don't expect a new Microsoft phone at its October event. 3. 23andMe has raised $200 million (£153 million) to bring its genetic testing to the masses. The funding round was led by Sequoia Capital. 4. Mark Zuckerberg invited three "Dreamers" to his Silicon Valley home and livestreamed the conversation. The Fac...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Microsoft, US, Trends, Ars Technica, Silicon Valley, Sequoia Capital, 23andMe, Techdirt, Facebook CEO, Shiva Ayyadurai, Ming Chi Kuo AppleInsider


This guy once turned down a $500 million offer for his startup ... and now it's worth $2.5 billion

Five years ago, Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith stared at a $500 million acquisition offer for his bootstrapped company doing $50 million in revenue – half a billion dollars! – and he said, "No." Instead he gambled on himself and his family, taking an investment from a VC who convinced Smith to keep the company and to build it bigger themselves.  On Wednesday, Smith announced some sweet satisfaction. The company raised a $180 million in its third round of financing that valued Qualtrics at $2.5 billion...
Tags: Google, Utah, Ge, Instagram, Trends, Tesla, Elton John, Nba, Sequoia Capital, Smith, BYU, Boston Celtics, Accel, Ryan Smith, Qualtrics, Insight Venture Partners



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