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TechCrunch Early Stage is the startup bootcamp you’ve always needed

Wondering how to nail that virtual pitch meeting and raise VC funding? Or how to build a high-octane sales team? What about recruiting early team members that will fuel future growth? Managing the finances of a new company while also wondering about your own personal finances as a founder? Legal? Marketing? PR? Being a great leader? The answer to every single one of these questions, and many more, will be at TechCrunch’s Early Stage events. The event series takes place across two dates: April 1 ...
Tags: TC, Tech, Bain Capital Ventures, Sarah Smith, Alexa von Tobel, Calendly, Marlon Nichols, David Easton, Lisa Wu, Rahul Vohra, Sean Lane, Bucky Moore Kleiner Perkins, Ted Wang Cowboy, Tope Awotona, Kleiner Perkins Bucky Moore, EC Perks Program


Goldman CEO wants interns in the office - The rush to educate rookie traders - Warford out at Maverick

The Wall Street bull Reuters/herval Good morning and welcome to Insider Finance. I'm Dan DeFrancesco, and here's what's on the agenda today:Goldman Sachs' David Solomon wants interns back in the office this summer.Brokerages are scrambling to spin up education tools for rookie investors.Maverick Capital exec Andrew Warford is leaving the $9 billion fund. We are also looking for nominations for our upcoming list of top equity research analysts under 35. Find out more about the list, and how ...
Tags: New York, Trends, Paypal, Citigroup, Miami, Goldman Sachs, Gamestop, Bain Capital Ventures, Citi, Mckinsey, Reuters, Sun Valley, Elliott Management, Maverick, Solomon, Lee Ainslie


Bain’s Matt Harris and Justworks’ Isaac Oates to talk through the Series B deal that brought them together

It’s been almost 10 years since Justworks launched. The platform, founded by Isaac Oates, was yet another example of software eating the world; in this particular instance, it was the world of HR. Since, the company has raised nearly $150 million in funding. All the way back in 2016, Bain Capital Ventures caught a whiff of Justworks’ potential for success. Partner Matt Harris led the company’s $13 million Series B round back when Justworks hadn’t even hit $1 million in annual revenue. On the nex...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Etsy, Tech, EC, Bain Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, Bain, Accel, Kevin Busque, Lightspeed, HARRIS, National Guard, PST, Matt Harris, Oates


Wisetack raises $19M as its buy-now-pay-later service for IRL services scales

This morning Wisetack, a startup that provides buy-now-pay-later services to in-person business transactions, announced that is has closed a total of $19 million across two rounds, a seed investment and a Series A. Greylock led both rounds, with the seed round clocking in at $4 million and the Series A at $15 million. Bain Capital Ventures also took part in the company’s fundraising. Notably both rounds were closed in 2019, making these amongst the more aged rounds that we’ve heard of in recent ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Tech, Affirm, Greylock, Bain Capital Ventures, BNPL, Wisetack


Daily Crunch: Spotify announces a high-end subscription

Spotify makes a bunch of announcements, Netflix introduces an intriguing new feature and Clubhouse faces security concerns. This is your Daily Crunch for February 22, 2021. The big story: Spotify announces a high-end subscription Spotify listeners will get the chance to pay for higher-quality audio when the streaming service launches a new tier that it says will offer “CD-quality, lossless audio.” The pricing and launch date have yet to be announced, but Spotify HiFi will, unsurprisingly, cost m...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Apps, Spotify, Europe, Bruce Springsteen, Media, Barack Obama, Tech, Nasa, Netflix, Mars, Coinbase, Bain Capital Ventures, Bain, Matt Harris


Bain’s Matt Harris and Justworks’ Isaac Oates to talk through the Series B deal that brought them together

It’s been almost 10 years since Justworks launched. The platform, founded by Isaac Oates, was yet another example of software eating the world; in this particular instance, it was the world of HR. Since, the company has raised nearly $150 million in funding. All the way back in 2016, Bain Capital Ventures caught a whiff of Justworks’ potential for success. Partner Matt Harris led the company’s $13 million Series B round back when Justworks hadn’t even hit $1 million in annual revenue. On the nex...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Etsy, Tech, EC, Bain Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, Bain, Accel, Kevin Busque, Lightspeed, HARRIS, National Guard, Matt Harris, Oates, Army Reserve


Check out the incredible speakers joining us on Extra Crunch Live in March

Extra Crunch Live is off to a kick-ass start this year. Lightspeed’s Gaurav Gupta and Grafana’s Raj Dutt taught us how to nail the narrative. Felicis Ventures’ Aydin Senkut and Guideline’s Kevin Busque showed us how valuable a simple pitch deck can be. And just yesterday, Accel’s Steve Loughlin and Ironclad’s Jason Boehmig discussed the challenges of pricing and packaging your product. Next week, we’ll sit down with Bain Capital Ventures’ Matt Harris and Justworks’ Isaac Oats. For those of you w...
Tags: Startups, TC, Funding, Tech, Venture Capital, EC, Bain Capital Ventures, Accel, Kevin Busque, Lightspeed, Adam, Matt Harris, Mayfield, Navin Chaddha, Gaurav Gupta, Julia Collins


Extra Crunch roundup: Metromile CEO interview, Oscar Health’s IPO plans, our 2-year anniversary, more

I’m very proud of the work we’re doing here at Extra Crunch, so it gives me great pleasure to announce that today is our second anniversary. Thanks to hard work from the entire TechCrunch team, authoritative guest contributors and a very engaged reader base, we’ve tripled our membership in the last 12 months. As Extra Crunch enters its third year, we’re putting our foot on the gas in 2021 so we can bring you more: Fresh analysis about today’s most dynamic tech industries. Surveys of top inves...
Tags: Startups, MetroMile, Lyft, Softbank, Tech, Preston, Venture Capital, WeWork, Bumble, Alex, TechStars, Bain Capital Ventures, Adtech, Anthony Ha, Pacifica, Eric Eldon


3 adtech and martech VCs see major opportunities in privacy and compliance

Between a pandemic, the emergence of new media business models and upcoming privacy changes in iOS, this might seem like a terrible time to get into digital advertising and marketing. Nevertheless, we spoke to top venture capitalists who said they still see investment opportunities. When we surveyed adtech and martech VCs last summer, we focused on the impact of COVID-19. This time, we asked them to update us on whether deal flow has recovered (MathCapital’s Eric Franchi said the last two quarte...
Tags: Advertising Tech, Tech, SaaS, Venture Capital, 500 Startups, Bain Capital Ventures, Adtech, Martech, Eric Franchi, Startups Digital, Christine Tsai, Scott Friend, MathCapital, COVID, EC investor survey, EC Consumer Applications


Alloy raises $4M to build out its e-commerce automation service

Alloy Automation, a startup that was part of the Y Combinator Winter 2020 cohort, announced today that it has closed $5 million across two rounds, the most recent of which brought $4 million to the company in October of 2020. The new funds were raised at a $16 million pre-money, $20 million post-money valuation, Alloy told TechCrunch. The company’s latest fundraising was led by Bain Capital Ventures and Abstract, with participation from Color Capital, BoxGroup and a collection of individual inve...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Y Combinator, Tech, E-commerce, Harvard, Shopify, Bain Capital Ventures, Cto, Shippo, Du, Webflow, Abstract Ventures, Alloy


Big predictions for the year ahead on Wall Street

Hello readers, Happy New Year!In case you missed it, check out our rundown of the Wall Street stories that defined 2020. There's plenty to catch up on, but here are just a few of my personal favorites: How Dan Sundheim became the LeBron James of investing and launched one of the hottest hedge funds on earth40 insiders reveal the meteoric rise of Silver Lake's Egon Durban, the tech-focused PE firm's No. 1 dealmakerMeet Ram Sundaram, the leader of a secretive Goldman Sachs desk that's minting bill...
Tags: Washington, Trends, Tech, Joe Biden, Paypal, Chicago, Goldman Sachs, Lebron James, PPP, Fintech, Silver Lake, Bain Capital Ventures, Reuters, SPAC, Patel, Feldman


Nuro acquires autonomous trucking startup Ike

Autonomous delivery company Nuro has acquired Ike, a startup founded by veterans of Apple, Google and Uber Advanced Technologies Group that aimed to commercialize self-driving trucks. The deal, the latest in a busy season of acquisitions and consolidation in the autonomous vehicle industry, brings together two companies that have deep ties and shared technology. And while the two pursued different applications of autonomous vehicle technology — Nuro with local delivery and Ike on long-haul fr...
Tags: Apple, Google, Transportation, Uber, California, Tech, Walmart, Automotive, Vw, Arizona, Sun, Ferguson, Silicon Valley, Toyota, Delaware, Bain Capital Ventures


GoCardless raises another $95M as it bets on open banking alongside its recurring payments network

GoCardless, the London fintech that aims to become the one-stop shop globally for businesses that want to let customers pay via recurring bank payments, has raised $95 million in Series F funding. According to The Telegraph newspaper, this gives the company much coveted unicorn status. However, I understand the round values GoCardless at just over $970 million, meaning that the 2011-founded fintech is perhaps best described as a soonicorn (presuming these things are important to you). The latest...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, London, US, San Francisco, Tech, Fca, Mastercard, Bain Capital Ventures, Gocardless, Takeuchi, Hiroki Takeuchi


Affirm, Airbnb, C3.ai, Roblox, Wish file for tech IPO finale of 2020

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7 a.m. PT). Subscribe here. The wait was long but this week the time was right: Airbnb finally filed its S-1 and so did Affirm, C3.ai, Roblox, and Wish. We are likely to see these five price on public markets before the end of an already superlative year for tech IPOs. The ongoing pandemic and political turmoil were not scary enough, apparently. This coming decade, you have to t...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Utah, New York, Obama, White House, Ipo, US, America, San Francisco, Tech, Joe Biden, Italy, Tencent, SEC


Construction tech startups are poised to shake up a $1.3-trillion-dollar industry

Allison Xu Contributor Share on Twitter Allison Xu is an investor at Bain Capital Ventures, where she focuses on investments in the fintech and property tech sectors. In the wake of COVID-19 this spring, construction sites across the nation emptied out alongside neighboring restaurants, retail stores, offices and other commercial establishments. Debates ensued over whether the construction industry’s seven million employees sh...
Tags: Tech, United States, Autodesk, Bain Capital Ventures, FMI, Built Technologies, Allison Xu


The gig economy, cannabis and car data are tech-election winners in 2020

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7 a.m. PT). Subscribe here. The US is settling in for some new form of national gridlock, but state and local propositions are busy defining how technology businesses will be allowed to work (legally) in the US. Policies on topics as broad as customer usage and employment or as narrow as a drug chemical got the vote across the country. The results provide a blueprint for what yo...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, Florida, UK, California, China, Massachusetts, US, Tech, Cnn, United States, SEC


Extra Crunch roundup: B2B marketplaces, edtech M&A, breaking into the $1M ARR club

I’ve worked at TechCrunch for a little over a year, but this was one of the hardest weeks on the job so far. Like many people, I’ve been distracted in recent days. As I write this, I have one eye on my keyboard and another on a TV that sporadically broadcasts election results from battleground states. Despite the background noise, I’m completely impressed with the TechCrunch staff; it takes a great deal of focus and energy to set aside the world’s top news story and concentrate on the work at ha...
Tags: Startups, TC, Entrepreneurship, Ipo, Tech, Venture Capital, SEC, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Google Ventures, Alex, Steve, Bain Capital Ventures, Lucas, Lucas Matney, Unicorn


B2B marketplaces will be the next billion-dollar e-commerce startups

Merritt Hummer Contributor Share on Twitter Merritt Hummer is a partner at Bain Capital Ventures, where she invests in the fintech, e-commerce and proptech sectors. Startups involved in B2B e-commerce such as Faire and Mirakl have burst out of the gates in 2020. Almost overnight, these startups transformed into consequential platforms, earning billion-dollar valuations along the way. The B2B e-commerce industry has broad reach...
Tags: Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Apps, Column, Advertising Tech, Finance, Marketing, Tech, E-commerce, Online Marketplace, B2b, Bain Capital Ventures, CRM, Retail Stores, Mirakl


VCs reload ahead of the election as unicorns power ahead

This is The TechCrunch Exchange, a newsletter that goes out on Saturdays, based on the column of the same name. You can sign up for the email here. It was an active week in the technology world broadly, with big news from Facebook and Twitter and Apple. But past the headline-grabbing noise, there was a steady drumbeat of bullish news for unicorns, or private companies worth $1 billion or more. A bullish week for unicorns The Exchange spent a good chunk of the week looking into different storie...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Facebook, India, Tech, Eu, New Orleans, Khosla, Databricks, Bain Capital Ventures, Accel, Exchange, Calm, SPAC, Russell


Grid AI raises $18.6M Series A to help AI researchers and engineers bring their models to production

Grid AI, a startup founded by the inventor of the popular open-source PyTorch Lightning project, William Falcon, that aims to help machine learning engineers more efficiently, today announced that it has raised an $18.6 million Series A funding round, which closed earlier this summer. The round was led by Index Ventures, with participation from Bain Capital Ventures and firstminute.  Falcon co-founded the company with Luis Capelo, who was previously the head of machine learning at Glossier. Un...
Tags: Startups, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, United States, Machine Learning, Lightning, Silicon Valley, Venezuela, Free Software, Github, Deep Learning, Bain Capital Ventures


IBuyers, neo-brokers and elite agent platforms are changing everything

At the Council of MLS's virtual conference Tuesday, Clelia Peters, venture partner at Bain Capital Ventures, said MLSs will need to focus on end users of listing data to remain relevant.
Tags: Radio, Compass, Rentals, APIs, Independent Contractors, Bain Capital Ventures, Side, Redfin, Orchard, Select, Opendoor, Zillow Homes, CMLS, Institutional Investors, Homie, Reali


Cube Dev raises $6.2M for its open-source data platform

Cube Dev, the open-source company behind Cube.js that is building a data platform to help developers by analytical application for both internal and external users, today announced that it has raised a $6.2 million seed round led by Bain Capital Ventures. Previous investors Eniac Ventures, Betaworks, Innovation Endeavors and Slack Fund also participated, in addition to new investors Uncorrelated Ventures and Overtime.vc. The two co-founders, Artyom Keydunov and Pavel Tiunov, actually built the c...
Tags: TC, Tech, Software, Business Intelligence, Caching, Operating Systems, Slack, SQL, Bain Capital Ventures, Cube, Eniac Ventures, Cohen, Slack Fund, Artyom Keydunov, Statsbot Statsbot, Stefan Cohen


Cube.js raises $6.5M for its open-source data platform

Cube.js, an open-source company that is building a data platform to help developers by analytical application for both internal and external users, today announced that it has raised a $6.2 million seed round led by Bain Capital Ventures. Previous investors Eniac Ventures, Betaworks, Innovation Endeavors and Slack Fund also participated, in addition to new investors Uncorrelated Ventures and Overtime.vc. The two co-founders, Artyom Keydunov and Pavel Tiunov, actually built the core of what is no...
Tags: TC, Tech, Software, Business Intelligence, Caching, Operating Systems, Slack, SQL, Bain Capital Ventures, Cube, Eniac Ventures, Cohen, Slack Fund, Artyom Keydunov, Statsbot Statsbot, Stefan Cohen


JupiterOne raises $19M Series A to automate cyber asset management

Asset management might not be the most exciting talking topic, but it’s often an overlooked area of cyber-defenses. By knowing exactly what assets your company has makes it easier to know where the security weak spots are. That’s the problem JupiterOne is trying to fix. “We built JupiterOne because we saw a gap in how organizations manage the security and compliance of their cyber assets day to day,” said Erkang Zheng, the company’s founder and chief executive. The Morrisville, N.C.-based startu...
Tags: Security, Tech, Software, Internet Security, Computing, Web Services, North Carolina, Free Software, Amazon Web Services, Bain Capital Ventures, Bain, Series A, Gitlab, Computer Security, Zheng, Enrique Salem


Snowflake, Unity, JFrog move towards IPOs despite public market turmoil

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7 a.m. PT). Subscribe here. Warren Buffet is eager to invest in a money-burning SaaS unicorn that is about to IPO. Despite recent tech stock declines and growing fears of US election turbulence, this is one reason that Snowflake is on track to be one of the biggest offerings of the year. And it is not the only company defying the pandemic and newer problems in order to get out o...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Startups, TC, Adobe, China, Ipo, US, Tech, Vienna, Poland, Belarus, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Silicon Valley, Houston


9 proptech investors talk co-living, home offices and other pandemic trends

The real estate industry — like so many other sectors — was forced to adapt this year. Now, investors are ready to pour capital into the startups they believe are best-positioned in this new era, from companies tackling construction tech, financing and digital workflow tools to those finding ways to monetize vacant spaces, flex offices and yes, even co-living arrangements. TechCrunch surveyed nine firms that are writing checks today for startups in the sector. Our first survey, published last we...
Tags: Startups, TC, Real Estate, New York, San Francisco, Tech, Venture Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, Co-working, DreamIt Ventures, Zach Aarons, Property Tech, Co-living, Andrew Ackerman, Florian Reichert, Casey Berman


9 top real estate and proptech investors: Cities and offices still have a future

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, many U.S. workers will eventually return to their offices. But when they do, their big-city workplace will not only have a smaller footprint and operational strategy, it might be in a different town altogether, according to a recent TechCrunch survey of top real estate and proptech investors. TechCrunch surveyed nine investors who are writing checks today for startups in the sector. Optimism still runs high for startup hubs as well as supercities like New York and...
Tags: UK, New York, London, China, San Francisco, Tech, United States, Bain Capital Ventures, DreamIt Ventures, Zach Aarons, Andrew Ackerman, Florian Reichert, PROPtech, Casey Berman, Brendan Wallace, Brad Greiwe


Now providing healthcare access to nearly 1.5 million kids, Hazel Health raises $33.5 million

Hazel Health was founded five years ago to provide telemedicine services to children in public schools. Launched by a former Apple software engineer and serial entrepreneur, Nick Woods, and named after one of Woods’ children, Hazel Health has grown to work with school districts responsible for 1.5 million children, and has raised $33.5 million to expand its footprint even further across the United States. The company’s services are even more sorely needed as children are forced into distance lea...
Tags: Apple, Ipad, TC, Technology, Articles, Tech, Ceo, United States, Healthcare, Telemedicine, Executive, Bain Capital Ventures, Distance Learning, Hazel, Centene Corp, GOLOMB


How a trusted investor saved Attentive CEO Brian Long from building a 'disaster'

Attentive is a buzzy New York ad tech startup. But it might never have been born if investor Scott Friend, a partner with Bain Capital Ventures, hadn't told founder and CEO Brian Long that his original idea for the company was mediocre. Friend and Long had met and grew to trust one another when Friend invested in Long's previous startup, TapCommerce, which sold to Twitter for $100 million in 2014. Long had VCs pounding down his door offering excellent terms for his second idea, he told Busines...
Tags: New York, Trends, Friend, Long, Bain Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, Bain, Brian Long, Scott Friend, Attentive, Because Long, Coach Sephora, Urban Outfitters Founded, Bain IVP


2 Bain VCs say the firm is on the hunt for early-stage founders. Here's an exclusive look at Bain's plan to support 'outlier' entrepreneurs and nurture unicorn-track startups

Bain Capital Ventures partners Ajay Agarwal and Aeref Hilaly said that the firm is looking to invest in early-stage founders who can "create markets" and "change the world." Part of the firm's strategy is leveraging the larger Bain Capital network to assist with things like early customer acquisition and preparations for the IPO roadshow. Here's a look at what the 2 VCs look for in early-stage founders.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Bain Capital Ventures has built a rep...
Tags: Ipo, Trends, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, 101, Bain Capital, Amazon Web Services, Bain Capital Ventures, Bain, Bay, Agarwal, Redis, Ajay Agarwal, Rosalie Chan, Hilaly, Aeref Hilaly