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Next up on Synapse’s fintech services platform: white-labeled credit products

When Sankaet Pathak co-founded Synapse in 2014, he had a vision of doing more than just building a platform that enables banks and fintech companies to easily develop financial services.   He wanted to build a company that helped provide greater access to financial services to a larger pool of people — regardless of their net worth or their country of origin.  Over the years, San Francisco-based Synapse has steadily grown its Deposit Hub, its product that is aimed at making it “f...
Tags: TC, Finance, India, America, San Francisco, Tech, SaaS, Andreessen Horowitz, Fintech, Mastercard, Pathak, Synapse, Sherri Haymond, Sankaet Pathak, Bryan Keltner, Credit Hub


Marc Andreessen quoted Warren Buffett this week. The legendary venture capitalist blasted the investor's bitcoin views in 2014.

Warren Buffett. Getty Images Marc Andreessen's best piece of investing advice is to "put all your eggs in one basket." The venture capitalist attributed the quote to Warren Buffett despite their bitcoin clash in 2014. Buffett doesn't see Berkshire Hathaway as a single basket, given its varied businesses. See more stories on Insider's business page. Marc Andreessen revealed in a recent Bloomberg interview that his favorite piece of investing advice is: "Put all of your eggs in o...
Tags: Facebook, Trends, Bank Of America, Bloomberg, Andreessen, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Andreessen Horowitz, Berkshire, Cnbc, Marc Andreessen, Buffett, Bnsf, PacifiCorp, GEICO, Andrew Carnegie


Legendary tech VC Marc Andreessen says Warren Buffett's philosophy of putting all your eggs in one basket is the best investment advice

Andreessen Horowitz partner, Marc Andreessen. Justin Sullivan/Getty Warren Buffett's investment advice is the most useful that Marc Andreessen knows of. He praised Buffett's advice of putting all your eggs in one basket and watching it like a hawk. Andreessen suggested putting money into an S&P 500 Index Fund, and warned against getting "fancy." Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. The best investment advice Marc Andreessen has ever heard is fro...
Tags: Facebook, Trends, Bloomberg, Andreessen, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Andreessen Horowitz, Marc Andreessen, Buffett, Don, David Rubenstein, Crypto Valley, Shalini Nagarajan


24 biotech startups that are poised to take off

Hello,Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, and today in healthcare news:The 24 biotech startups VCs say will take off in the next year;Flawed ideas about testosterone are fueling Republican bills to ban trans kids in sports;Your COVID-19 vaccine isn't perfect.If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Comments, tips? Email me at [email protected] or tweet @lydiaramsey125. Let's get to it... From left: Venture capitalists Abbie Celniker, Vineeta Ag...
Tags: Florida, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Andreessen Horowitz, Biotech, Vaccines, Newsletters, Dan Mullan Getty, Laurel Hubbard, RTW Investments, Ian MacNicol Getty, Trans Athletes, Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, BI Graphics, Dispensed


Newtopia closes first fund of $50M to invest in LatAm startups

Early-stage venture capital fund Newtopia VC launched Monday with $50 million to invest in tech startups based in Latin America. The fund will invest between $250,000 and $1 million in startups at the seed stage to help them achieve the milestones needed on the path to raising a Series A. Newtopia is led by five major players in the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem: Patricio Jutard, co-founder of MURAL; Mariano Mayer, former national secretary for entrepreneurs and SMEs in Argentina and fou...
Tags: Startups, TC, Softbank, Funding, Venture Capital, Argentina, Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, Latin America, Mayer, Mexico Brazil, Mariano Mayer, Kazek, Newtopia VC, Patricio Jutard, Newtopia


Gillmor Gang: Social Climbing

Fear is back with the deadly combination of pandemic politics and a vicious variant. The good news is that if enough people took the shots we could cut the damage to something manageable. The other good news is progress on the twin issues of Trump and social media. In both cases some semblance of balanced rationality is seeping in to the public discourse. First is the former president, who has already done about as much damage as he can. Joe Biden is doing a good job of wrestling Congress int...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Spotify, Video, Congress, Tech, Joe Biden, Mitch McConnell, Silicon Valley, Gillmor Gang, Andreessen Horowitz, West Coast, Biden, Jack Dorsey, Msnbc, MGM


Reckoning with a spike in COVID-19 cases

Hello,Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, and this week in healthcare news:We reckoned with the spike in COVID-19 cases in the US, and what it means for masking and booster shots;Why upstarts offering mental-health treatments are shunning insurance coverage;Find out who's advising some of the hottest digital health startups. If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Tips, comments? Email me at [email protected] or tweet @lydiaramsey125. Let's get to ...
Tags: Hollywood, Cdc, Softbank, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Pfizer, Andreessen Horowitz, The Washington Post, Andrew, Mohana Ravindranath, SVB Leerink, Megan Hernbroth, Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, Lydia Read, Shelby Livingston


Tenderly raises $15.3M to help Ethereum developers ship decentralized apps faster

Blockchain infrastructure startups are heating up as industry fervor brings more developers and users to a space that still feels extremely young despite a heavy institutional embrace of the crypto space in 2021. The latest crypto startup to court the attention of venture capitalists is Tenderly, which builds a developer platform for Ethereum devs to monitor and test the smart contracts that power their decentralized apps. Tenderly CEO Andrej Bencic tells TechCrunch his startup has closed a $15....
Tags: TC, Technology, Finance, Articles, Tech, Ceo, Cryptography, Serbia, Andreessen Horowitz, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains, Ethereum, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Decentralization, Accel


48-hour countdown to early bird savings on passes to TC Disrupt 2021

What’s big enough, bold enough and influential enough to inspire more than 10,000 people around the world to carve out three days from their intensely busy schedules? If you said TechCrunch Disrupt 2021, the grand matriarch of startup tech conferences, well friend, you’d be right on the money. And speaking of money, you have just 48 hours left to score the early-bird price on TC Disrupt Innovator, Founder and Investor passes. Buy any of these passes and attend all three days of Disrupt for less ...
Tags: TC, Twitter, Hollywood, Technology, Entrepreneurship, Tech, Software, United States, Private Equity, Seth Rogen, Andreessen Horowitz, Operating Systems, TechCrunch, Coo, Startup Company, Calendly


The 9 behind-the-scenes professionals you need to know in digital health

Hello,Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, and today in healthcare news:We found 9 players working behind the scenes who can make or break a digital health startup;It's back to wearing masks indoors, even for those fully vaccinated, CDC says;Here's the presentation Deep Genomics used to raise $180 million from investors including SoftBank and Khosla.If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Comments, tips? Email me at [email protected] or tweet @lydia...
Tags: Cdc, Softbank, Masks, US, Toronto, Trends, Cnn, Healthcare, Delta, Wu Tang, Andreessen Horowitz, Biden, Khosla, Orlando Florida, Biogen, Newsletters


Daily Crunch: Accused January 6 insurrectionist must use face to unlock laptop, orders judge

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for July 26, 2021. Tech news got off to a cracking start this week after the Chinese government spent the weekend rolling out a new regulatory framework for the myriad edtech startups in the country. The Ant IPO was really just the start of the recent blizzard of changes concerning how China’s government runs its economy. The food ...
Tags: Amazon, TC, China, Berlin, Softbank, Africa, Tech, Nasa, Fbi, Andreessen Horowitz, Portland Oregon, Jeff Bezos, Pepsico, Coca Cola, Musk, Blue Origin


The Station: Rivian adds to its EV war chest, Sec. Buttigieg is coming to Disrupt and Argo preps to launch with Lyft

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Sunday in your inbox. Hello frens and readers. Welcome to The Station, your central hub for all past, present and future means of moving people and packages from Point A to Point B. Hey so maybe y’all missed it, but we shared some exciting news this week. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg will join us for a fireside chat at Disrupt 2021, where we plan to ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Transportation, Lyft, Europe, Congress, California, Washington, Mexico, Senate, New York City, Jerusalem, America, Tech, Tesla, Austin


The Station: Rivian adds to its EV war chest, Sec. Buttigieg is coming to Disrupt, Argo preps to launch with Lyft

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Sunday in your inbox. Hello friends and readers. Welcome to The Station, your central hub for all past, present and future means of moving people and packages from Point A to Point B. Hey so maybe y’all missed it, but we shared some exciting news this week. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg will join us for a fireside chat at Disrupt 2021, where we plan t...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Transportation, Lyft, Europe, Congress, California, Washington, Mexico, Senate, New York City, Jerusalem, America, Tech, Tesla, Joe Biden


Queenly’s marketplace for formalwear gets millions in round led by A16z

Queenly, a resale marketplace for formalwear, announced on Friday that it has grown its seed round to $6.3 million in a financing round led by Andreessen Horowitz’s Connie Chan. The financing event brings Queenly’s total venture raised to date at $7.1 million. Queenly sees itself as a “StockX” for formalwear, but has its own hold on the resale market for luxury goods. The startup gets consumers to list their used dresses – whether it be from weddings, proms, or pageants – on the platform to sell...
Tags: TC, Tech, Walmart, Andreessen Horowitz, EC, Cto, Series A, Mike Smith, Forbes, CHAN, Miss USA, Zhou, SamsClub, StockX, A16z, Thuan Pham


US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg is coming to Disrupt

The myriad emerging and longer-term transportation technologies promise to change how people and packages move about the world or within their own neighborhoods. They also present myriad regulatory and policy hurdles that lawmakers, advocates and even investors and industry executives are attempting to navigate. At the center — at least in the United States — sits Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg. The small-town mayor in Indiana turned presidential candidate and now cabinet member unde...
Tags: US, Tech, Indiana, Harvard, United States, Seth Rogen, Andreessen Horowitz, Oxford University, Biden, U S Navy, Luis Von Ahn, Startup Battlefield, Buttigieg, Brian Armstrong, Brynn Putnam, Pete Buttigieg


Index Ventures’ trio of new funds leads to $3 billion, and more TikTok

Index Ventures has closed a trio of new funds: a $900 million early-stage fund, a $2 billion growth-stage fund and a previously announced $200 million seed-stage fund. The close gives Index $3 billion in new capital, its largest tranche yet, to deploy into emerging startups and existing portfolio companies, which include the likes of Plaid, Deliveroo and Revolut, which was just valued at $33 billion. Index’s new capital comes a little over a year since it closed its last funds, which were a duet...
Tags: TC, Europe, Africa, Tech, United States, Venture Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Costco, Plaid, Fintech, Accel, Index Ventures, Index, Goldberg, Mark Goldberg, Martin Mignot


i80 Group has quietly committed $1B in credit to the fintech and proptech worlds

Not every startup wants to raise venture capital. And then there are those that do want to raise VC money but don’t want to use it for specific things. In recent years, a number of firms have emerged looking to meet the credit needs of such venture-backed and growth startups: i80 Group is one of those firms. Former Goldman Sachs investment banker Marc Helwani founded i80 in 2016 after investing in early-stage New York-based fintechs in 2014-2015 via his VC fund, Avenue A Ventures. ...
Tags: New York, San Francisco, Tech, Paypal, Scifi, Goldman Sachs, Andreessen Horowitz, Montreal, Max Levchin, Khosla Ventures, Union Square Ventures, Silicon Valley Bank, Helwan, Helwani, Capchase, Marc Helwani


Andreessen Horowitz funds Vitally’s $9M round for customer experience software

Customer success company Vitally raised $9 million in Series A funding from Andreessen Horowitz to continue developing its SaaS platform automating customer experiences. Co-founder and CEO Jamie Davidson got the idea for Vitally while he was at his previous company, Pathgather. As chief customer officer, he was looking at tools and “was underwhelmed” by the available tools to automate repetitive tasks. So he set out to build one. The global pandemic thrust customer satisfaction into the limeligh...
Tags: Startups, TC, Enterprise, Funding, Tech, Customer Experience, Andreessen, SaaS, Venture Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Davidson, Brand Management, Customer Success, Jamie Davidson, Recent Funding, David Ulevitch


Titan raises $58 million, with the Gen Z and Millennial-focused asset manager backed by big names like Will Smith and Kevin Durant

Getty Images Titan, the startup angling to be the active manager for a new generation of investors, raised $58 million. Titan has sought a role as the "premier" asset manager for Millenials and Gen Zs. Titan's take on active investing is to combine a core equity portfolio of around 20 stocks, hedged for customers' unique risk appetite. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Titan, the startup angling to be the active manager for a new generation ...
Tags: Trends, Markets, Fidelity, Andreessen Horowitz, Millenials, Will Smith, Robinhood, Titan, Blackrock, Millennial, Kevin Durant, Asset Management, Gen Z, Joe Percoco, MI Exclusive, Ethan Wu


Andreessen Horowitz Leads $58 Million Funding in Fintech Firm Titan

(Reuters) - Investment management platform Titan raised $58 million in a funding round led by venture capital giant Andreessen Horowitz's...
Tags: Andreessen Horowitz, Reuters Investment


Titan, a platform aimed at the ‘everyday investor,’ valued at $450M as a16z leads $58M Series B

Titan , a startup that is building a retail investment management platform aimed at the new generation of “everyday investors,” has closed on $58 million in a Series B round led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z). The financing comes just over five months after Titan raised $12.5 million in a Series A round led by General Catalyst, and brings the startup’s total raised since its 2017 inception to $75 million. It values the company at $450 million. General Catalyst also put money in the Se...
Tags: New York, Tech, Fidelity, Andreessen Horowitz, Will Smith, General Catalyst, Titan, Sound Ventures, Acharya, Percoco, Joe Percoco, Anish Acharya, B. Titan, BoxGroup Ashton Kutcher, Odell Beckham Jr Kevin Durant Jared Leto, Titan Crypto


NFT auction site OpenSea reaches $1.5 billion valuation after latest funding round raises $100 million

Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images OpenSea, an auction site for NFTs, has hit a valuation of $1.5 billion, according to reports Tuesday. The valuation comes after venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz led a $100 million funding round. The pace in the creation of tech unicorns has accelerated this year. See more stories on Insider's business page. OpenSea, a marketplace for digital collectibles, hit a valuation of $1.5 billion in its latest round of fundraising, according to reports, hi...
Tags: Jay Z, Trends, Markets, Mark Cuban, Crypto, Andreessen Horowitz, Andreesen Horowitz, NFT, Carla Mozee, NFTS, Chung Sung Jun Getty, MI Exclusive, Devin Finzer, OpenSea, Tech Unicorn, CB Insights OpenSea


NFT market OpenSea hits $1.5 billion valuation

It’s been a wild 2021 for NFT auction marketplace OpenSea. The startup was exceedingly well-positioned in a niche space when NFTs exploded earlier this year seemingly out of nowhere. Since then, the startup has found its user base expanding, the total volume of sales skyrocketing and more investor dollars being thrown at them. The startup announced in March, it had closed a $23 million Series A, and now some four months later, the company tells TechCrunch it has raised another $100 million in a ...
Tags: TC, Articles, Tech, Ceo, Andreessen Horowitz, Ashton Kutcher, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains, Ethereum, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Decentralization, Kevin Durant, NFT, Michael Ovitz, Tezos


Colombian on-demand delivery startup Rappi raises ‘over’ $500M at a $5.25B valuation

Rappi, a Colombian on-demand delivery startup, has raised “over” $500 million at a $5.25 billion valuation in a Series G round led by T. Rowe Price, the company announced late Friday. Baillie Gifford, Third Point, Octahedron, GIC SoftBank, DST Global, Y Combinator, Andreessen Horowitz and Sequoia Capital and others also participated in the round. The new financing brings Rappi’s total raised since its 2015 inception to over $2 billion, according to Crunchbase . Today, the country has ope...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Apps, Y Combinator, Feature, Softbank, Funding, Startup, Tech, Companies, Colombia, Venture Capital, Reddit, Silicon Valley, Websites, Andreessen Horowitz


Crypto investors like Terraform Labs so much, they’re committing $150 million to its ‘ecosystem’

There are many blockchain platforms competing for investors’ and developers’ attention right now, from the big daddy of them all, Ethereum, to so-called “Ethereum Killers” like Solana, which we wrote about in May. Often, these technologies are seen as so promising that investors are willing to fund not only the blockchains but an ecosystem of products and projects that are built on their blockchain networks. On Wednesday, for example, Phantom, a digital wallet that resides on the Solana blockcha...
Tags: TC, Asia, South Korea, Singapore, Funding, Tech, Bloomberg, Crypto, Andreessen Horowitz, Cryptocurrency, Luna, Terra, Chai, Mike Arrington, Solana, Mike Novogratz


Announcing the agenda for the Disrupt Stage this September

Disrupt 2021 stands to be the best Disrupt yet. We have an incredible lineup of speakers both on the Disrupt Stage and the Extra Crunch Stage. And, of course, we can’t forget the Startup Battlefield, which has been a launch pad for some of the biggest tech companies in the world today, including Dropbox, Mint, and Cloudflare. Today, we’re excited to give you a closer look at the Disrupt Stage, where the biggest names in tech talk about their companies, their plans, and what’s next for the greate...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Twitter, Abc, America, Tech, Indiana, Nba, Bank, Pfizer, Andreessen Horowitz, Salesforce, Biden, Canva, Seth Rogan, Stewart Butterfield


Crypto startup Phantom banks funding from Andreessen Horowitz to scale its multichain wallet

While retail investors grew more comfortable buying cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum in 2021, the decentralized application world still has a lot of work to do when it comes to onboarding a mainstream user base. Phantom is part of a new class of crypto startups looking to build infrastructure that streamlines blockchain-based applications and provides a more user-friendly UX for navigating the crypto world, something that can make the entire space more approachable to a non-developer a...
Tags: Startups, TC, Tech, Cryptography, Bitcoin, Andreessen Horowitz, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains, Ethereum, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Decentralization, TechCrunch, Garry Tan, Phantom, Solana


Sourcegraph raises $125M Series D on $2.6B valuation for universal code search tool

Sourcegraph, a late stage startup that wants to bring the power of search to code, announced a $125 million Series D investment today on a $2.625 billion valuation, a 3x growth from its previous valuation in December 2020, according to the company. The round was led by Andreessen Horowitz with participation from Insight Partners, Geodesic Capital and other existing investors. The company has now raised almost $225 million, according to Crunchbase data. Company CEO and co-founder Quinn Slack says...
Tags: Startups, TC, Developer, Funding, Tech, Andreessen Horowitz, Developer Tools, Jeff Lawson, Code Search, Sourcegraph, Quinn Slack, Recent Funding, Insight Partners Geodesic Capital, Plaid Uber GE


The VC industry is reeling from the breakneck pace of dealmaking in 2021. Here are the trends shaping tech's spending spree.

Samantha Lee/Insider Venture capitalists are plowing more money than ever into privately-owned startups. But the availability of capital means those same investors have to work harder to nab deals. Here's a rundown of the trends that are driving record dealmaking in Startupland. See more stories on Insider's business page. The venture industry warned of a "black swan" at the start of the pandemic. Instead, they got a golden goose.The stock market rallied, and privately owned tech ...
Tags: Startups, News, Trends, Canada, Venture Capital, Miami, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, IVP, DCM, HOROWITZ, Silicon Valley Read, Tech Insider, Samantha Lee, Lightspeed China


DeFi investor platform Zerion raises $8.2 million Series A

While crypto exchanges have demystified some of the largest cryptocurrencies for retail investors, many of the intricacies of decentralized finance are still lost on even more savvy investors as a result of DeFi’s weave of diverse offerings. Zerion, a startup building a decentralized finance “interface” for crypto investors, has attracted venture capitalist attention on the back of recent growth. Amid a renewed crypto gold rush, the company has processed more than $600 million in transaction vol...
Tags: Android, TC, Finance, Tech, Ceo, Cryptography, Bitcoin, Venture Capital, Crypto, Andreessen Horowitz, Cryptocurrencies, Ethereum, Coinbase, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Mosaic Ventures