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Five Questions with Mark Gerson

Mark Gerson is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist (see his short bio below). I first met Mark in Israel in 2003, when he offered me a job at GLG straight out of college. It was one of the most rewarding work and personal experiences in my career, and also where I met my wife. Mark is one of the smartest and thoughtful people, and I’ve been lucky to call him a friend ever since. This week, Mark launched his new book, The Telling, and I thought it’s worth sharing with a broader...
Tags: New York, Entrepreneurship, Africa, Israel, Uncategorized, Trends, Judaism, Christian, Impact Investing, ESG, Founder, Mark, Torah, Deuteronomy, GLG, Mt Sinai


Marc Benioff and this panel of judges will decide who gets one seat on the first all-civilian spaceflight

SpaceX’s first all-civilian human spaceflight mission, which will carry four passengers to orbit using a Crew Dragon capsule later this year if all goes to plan, will include one passenger selected by a panel of judges weighing the submissions of entrepreneurs. The panel will include Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, Fast Company Editor-in-Chief Stephanie Mehta, YouTuber Mark Rober and Bar Rescue TV host Jon Taffer. It may seem like an eclectic bunch, but there is some reason to the madness. This sea...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Entrepreneur, Tech, E-commerce, Ceo, United States, Salesforce, Aerospace, Shopify, Founder, Marc Benioff, St Jude Children s Research Hospital, St Jude, Benioff


Splice gets $55 million for its software bringing beats from bedrooms to bandstands

Splice, the New York-based, AI-infused, beat-making software service for music producers created by the founder of GroupMe, has managed to sample another $55 million in financing from investors for its wildly popular service. The github for music producers ranging from Hook N Sling, Mr Hudson, SLY, and Steve Solomon to TechCrunch’s own Megan Rose Dickey, Splice gained a following for its ability to help electronic dance music creators save, share, collaborate and remix music. The company’s popul...
Tags: TC, New York, Microsoft, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Computing, Machine Learning, Goldman Sachs, Vice President, Louisiana, Financial Services, True Ventures, Skype, Hudson, Dfj Growth, Founder


SESO Labor is providing a way for migrant farmworkers to get legally protected work status in the U.S.

As the Biden Administration works to bring legislation to Congress to address the endemic problem of immigration reform in America, on the other side of the nation a small California startup called SESO Labor has raised $4.5 million to ensure that farms can have access to legal migrant labor. SESO’s founder Mike Guirguis raised the round over the summer from investors including Founders Fund and NFX. Pete Flint, a founder of Trulia joined the company’s board. The company has 12 farms it’s workin...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Labor, Congress, California, Stanford, Funding, Immigration, America, Tech, Banking, United States, Healthcare, Oklahoma, Founder


SESO Labor is providing a way for migrant farmworkers to get legally protected work status in the US

As the Biden administration works to bring legislation to Congress to address the endemic problem of immigration reform in America, on the other side of the nation a small California startup called SESO Labor has raised $4.5 million to ensure that farms can have access to legal migrant labor. SESO’s founder Mike Guirguis raised the round over the summer from investors including Founders Fund and NFX. Pete Flint, a founder of Trulia, joined the company’s board. The company has 12 farms it’s worki...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Labor, Congress, California, Stanford, Funding, Immigration, US, America, Tech, Banking, United States, Healthcare, Oklahoma


Crypto-currency pioneer Diana Biggs joins digital assets startup Valour as its new CEO

Crypto-currency pioneer and early Bitcoin thought-leader Diana Biggs has joined Swiss-based startup Valour, which lets investors easily buy digital assets through their bank or broker. The move is significant with the news that Tesla has bought $1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin, thus massively boosting the mainstream markets for crypto assets. Biggs explored the potential for blockchain technology to help solve humanitarian challenges through her venture, Proof of Purpose, in 2017, and her TEDx spee...
Tags: TC, Europe, Finance, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Cryptography, Bitcoin, Hsbc, Switzerland, Currency, Bank, Diana, University of Oxford, Broker, Cryptocurrencies


Mate Fertility is aiming to create a franchise of fertility clinics open to everyone

Mate Fertility, the new Los Angeles startup launching today with $2.8 million in financing, has a mission to create a more inclusive network of family planning services for people struggling with the high cost and low availability of fertility clinics around the country. Founded by serial entrepreneur Oliver Bogner and his brother Gabriel, Mate was born from both brothers’ struggles with trying to start a family. For Oliver, that was when he and his partner were looking at IVF as a way to screen...
Tags: TC, California, La, Los Angeles, Tech, Austin, Fertility, Pennsylvania, United States, Arkansas, Healthcare, Portland, Egg Freezing, Reproduction, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Ivf


Meet 22 women who launched and led startups to an IPO, an accomplishment few female founders have ever reached

BlackLine Founder and CEO Therese Tucker. Courtesy of BlackLine, Inc. Very few women founders have been able to scale and lead their startups to an IPO.  Only about 4 accomplished this in 2020. Only about 20 have in recent history.  These trailblazing women come from a range of industries, from biomedicine to retail. When Bumble goes public this week, Whitney Wolfe Herd will be the youngest at 31.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The odds are stacked against women in business. B...
Tags: Google, Startups, Leadership, Finance, Ipo, Women, Global, US, Trends, Strategy, Features, Michigan, Novartis, IAC, Public, New York Stock Exchange


Heights raises $2M for its subscription supplements aimed at new ‘braincare’ category

New wellness startup Heights is formally launching this week, focusing on a category it describes as ‘braincare’. The startup will market “ultra high quality, sustainable plant-based supplements that feed your brain” based on what it says is scientific data. It has raised a $2 million Seed funding round (£1.7M) via the Seedrs crowdfunding platform, with the round also including the institutional investor Forward Partners. Angel investors include Tom Singh (founder of New Look), Damian Bradfield ...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Europe, England, Nutrition, Customers, Designer, Insomnia, Manchester United, United Kingdom, Healthcare, New Look, Disease, Food And Drink, Chris Smalling


Heights raises $2M for its subscription supplements aimed new ‘braincare’ category

New wellness startup Heights is formally launching this week, focusing on a category it describes as ‘braincare’. The startup will market “ultra high quality, sustainable plant-based supplements that feed your brain” based on what it says is scientific data. It has raised a $2 million Seed funding round (£1.7M) via the Seedrs crowdfunding platform, with the round also including the institutional investor Forward Partners. Angel investors include Tom Singh (founder of New Look), Damian Bradfield ...
Tags: Health, TC, Europe, England, Nutrition, Tech, Customers, Designer, Insomnia, Manchester United, United Kingdom, Healthcare, New Look, Disease, Food And Drink, Chris Smalling


Gamestop, memestocks, and the revenge of the retail trader

Gamestop shares are set to rally 70% this morning when trading starts, extending a run that has perplexed market observers, irked hedge funds, and generally made crypto’s recent gains appear soft and weak. Being a retail trader is mostly being a sucker, hoping to best the markets while lacking the infrastructure, access, and information that professionals enjoy. Hell, most professional fund managers that regular folks can invest in fail to beat the market. That’s one reason why index funds and o...
Tags: Startups, TC, Twitter, UK, Money, Finance, Economy, United Kingdom, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Stock Market, Stock, Hedge Fund, Cnbc, Gamestop, Founder


Dollar Shave Club CEO Michael Dubin is stepping down a decade after founding the upstart razor brand

Jason Goldberger Dollar Shave Club Michael Dubin, who founded Dollar Shave Club in 2011, is leaving the direct-to-consumer brand as its top executive. Jason Goldberger, the CEO of kitchen retailer Sur La Table, is set to take the reigns at the Unilever-owned brand starting Jan. 19, the company told Business Insider.  Dollar Shave Club has been touted as one of the biggest direct-to-consumer success stories in personal care, challenging established players like Procter & Gamble's Gillette a...
Tags: Trends, Unilever, Retail, Harry, Jason, Dollar Shave Club, Michael Dubin, Founder, Gillette, Jain, Dsc, Sur La Table, Procter Gamble, Dubin, CPG, Big Box


MadeiraMadeira, Brazil’s answer to Wayfair and Ikea, is now worth over $1 billion

MadeiraMadeira, the Brazilian answer to Wayfair or Ikea, is now worth $1 billion after raising $190 million in late stage financing from investors led by SoftBank’s Latin American investment fund and the Brazilian public and private investment firm, Dynamo. An online marketplace specializing in home products, MadeiraMadeira offers roughly 300,000 products so customers can build furnish, renovate and decorate their homes. Founded in 2009 by Daniel Scandian, Marcelo Scandian and Robson Privado , ...
Tags: TC, Softbank, Tech, E-commerce, Companies, Online Shopping, Ikea, Brazil, Online Marketplace, Dynamo, Retailers, Leader, Latin America, Founder, Partner, Wayfair


Bicycle Health, the virtual opioid use disorder therapy service, will soon be available in 25 states

The startup opioid use disorder therapy service Bicycle Health will soon be available to patients in half the country, just three years after its launch in 2017, according to founder Ankit Gupta. A serial entrepreneur whose last company, Pulse News, was acquired by LinkedIn back in 2013, Gupta left the LinkedIn in 2016 (around the time of the Microsoft acquisition) to pursue something more meaningful. He settled on trying to find a better way to address the opioid addiction epidemic, which wa...
Tags: TC, Microsoft, California, Drugs, US, Linkedin, Tech, United States, Healthcare, Jeff Weiner, Disease, General Catalyst, Founder, Redwood City, HHS, Gupta


Vivenu, a ticketing API for events, closes a $15M Series A round led by Balderton Capital

vivenu, a ticketing platform that offers an API for venues and promoters to customize to their needs, has closed a $15 million (€12.6 million) in Series A funding led by Balderton Capital. Previous investor Redalpine also participated. Historically-speaking, most ticketing platform startups took a direct to consumer approach, or have provided turnkey solutions to big event promoters. But in this day and age, most events require a great deal more flexibility, not least because of the pandemic. So...
Tags: TC, Europe, Balderton Capital, San Francisco, Tech, CMO, Companies, Monopolies, Api, Founder, Balderton, Ticketmaster, Partner, Daniel, Industries, Contentful


 John Sauter, the Founder Tower 14 Capital, L.P

John Sauter has always been passionate about investing in the real estate business, and after extensive research and experiences, he Launched Tower 14 Capital. The brand name came from Santa Dominica house, where John Sauter and his wife spent their anniversary on 14th June. The lifeguard tower also contributed to the idea, and this investor vowed to protect his client investments just as thus guard protects people’s life. You will be surprised how John Sauter makes it look simple, balancing soc...
Tags: Los Angeles, Entrepreneur, Founder, Sauter, Businessman, John Sauter, Santa Dominica


S16 Angel Fund launches a community of founders to invest in other founders

Ten years ago a group of young tech founders in Moscow decided to get an apartment together, at Shmitovskiy lane 16. In time, the ecosystem around the group swelled to the point where today it now encompasses 300 entrepreneurs, executives, artists, and many other industries. The group now organizes the annual ‘Founders for Founders’ conference, in Russia and other locations. Just as in other places around the world, the members decided to help each other. So they formed the Shmit16 Founder Co...
Tags: TC, Europe, Russia, Tech, Moscow, Goldman Sachs, Yandex, Executive, Founder, Venture Capitalists, Angel Investor, Eastern Europe, Co-founder, Shmitovskiy, Anytype, Anatoly Marin


Mirantis brings extensions to its Lens Kubernetes IDE, launches a new Kubernetes distro

Earlier this year, Mirantis, the company that now owns Docker’s enterprise business, acquired Lens, a desktop application that provides developers with something akin to an IDE for managing their Kubernetes clusters. At the time, Mirantis CEO Adrian Ionel told me that the company wants to offer enterprises the tools to quickly build modern applications. Today, it’s taking another step in that direction with the launch of an extensions API for Lens that will take the tool far beyond its original ...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Tech, Ceo, Intel, Linux, Docker, Api, Openstack, Free Software, Founder, Mirantis, Kubernetes, Windows Server


SoftBank’s $100 million diversity and inclusion fund makes its first bet … in health Vitable Health

SoftBank’s Opportunity Growth Fund has made the health insurance startup Vitable Health the first commitment from its $100 million fund dedicated to investing in startups founded by entrepreneurs of color. The Philadelphia-based company, which recently launched from Y Combinator, is focused on bringing basic health insurance to underserved and low-income communities. Founded by Joseph Kitonga, a 23 year-old entrepreneur whose parents immigrated to the U.S. a decade ago, Vitable provides affor...
Tags: Travel, TC, Y Combinator, Minneapolis, Softbank, Entrepreneur, Atlanta, Ceo, Companies, United States, Healthcare, Vodafone, Kkk, Philadelphia, Latin America, Investment Fund


SoftBank’s $100 million diversity and inclusion fund makes its first bet … in health

SoftBank’s Opportunity Growth Fund has made the health insurance startup Vitable Health the first commitment from its $100 million fund dedicated to investing in startups founded by entrepreneurs of color. The Philadelphia-based company, which recently launched from Y Combinator, is focused on bringing basic health insurance to underserved and low-income communities. Founded by Joseph Kitonga, a 23 year-old entrepreneur whose parents immigrated to the U.S. a decade ago, Vitable provides affor...
Tags: TC, Y Combinator, Minneapolis, Softbank, Entrepreneur, Tech, Atlanta, Ceo, Companies, United States, Healthcare, Vodafone, Kkk, Philadelphia, Latin America, Investment Fund


Stotles secures funding for platform which brings transparency to government tenders, contracts

The public sector usually publishes its business opportunities in the form of ‘tenders,’ to increase transparency to the public. However, this data is scattered, and larger businesses have access to more information, giving them opportunities to grab contracts before official tenders are released. We have seen the controversy around UK government contracts going to a number of private consultants who have questionable prior experience in the issues they are winning contracts on. And public-to-pr...
Tags: TC, Europe, UK, Microsoft, Articles, Tech, Ceo, Artificial Intelligence, United Kingdom, Computing, European Commission, Rackspace, Coo, Founder, Gocardless, Go


Superhuman’s Rahul Vohra asks 6 VCs how to raise funding when the sky is falling

Rahul Vohra Contributor Share on Twitter Rahul Vohra is the founder and CEO of email app Superhuman. When I wrote about how to run your startup in a downturn, the world was on the brink of recession. The economy contracted sharply — and the effects of the 2020 recession will persist. If you are a founder, you can help. You can build companies that connect people, create employment and spark lasting change. “Building is how ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneur, Venture Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock, Founder, Marc Andreessen, Superhuman, Corporate Finance, Dan Rose, Sarah Guo, Rahul Vohra, Bill Trenchard


Austin-based EmPath’s employee training and re-skilling service snags seed funding from B Capital

By the time Felix Ortiz III left the Army in 2006, the Brooklyn, NY native had spent time taking classes at the City University of New York and St. John’s. Those experiences led him to found ViridisLearning, which aimed to give universities a better way to track student development to help graduates land jobs. Now he’s taken the learnings of that attempt to reshape education into the corporate world and raised over $1 million in financing from investors including B Capital, the investment firm l...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Business, New York, Entrepreneurship, White House, Articles, Startup, Chief executive officer, Tech, Economy, Brooklyn, Commerce, AT&T, Army, Machine Learning


How Tempus Under Eric Lefkofsky Is Helping The Fight Against COVID-19

Tempus is a company that was founded in the greater Chicago area by Eric Lefkofsky in an effort to create greater genetic testing for cancer patients. The company has now joined the fight against COVID-19 to help the community. Their medical system currently has a difficult time making clinical decisions in real-time, but technologies such as Tempus can assist with that according to Eric Lefkofsky. The company partners with medical centers and other systems to utilizing clinical data that can be...
Tags: Entrepreneur, Chicago, Healthcare, Founder, Eric Lefkofsky, Tempus, COVID


Founded by an Impossible Foods, and Google data scientist, Climax Foods raises $7.5 million to tackle the cheesiest market

Oliver Zahn began his professional career studying the stars. The founder of Climax Foods, a startup that’s using data science to replace animal proteins with plant-based substitutes, spent years at the University of California at Berkeley with his eyes fixed firmly toward the heavens before taking up with Pat Brown and Impossible Foods as the company’s leading data scientist. That experience focused Zahn on more terrestrial concerns and undoubtedly led the founder down the path to launching Cli...
Tags: Google, Food, TC, California, Stanford, Tech, Food And Drink, Chemicals, Berkeley, University Of California, Hampton Creek, Global Founders Capital, Executive, Founder, Impossible Foods, Josh Tetrick


How To Build Community Spirit During the COVID-19 Pandemic By Philanthropist Joey Horn

COVID-19 pandemic has sent millions of people across the globe to remain in quarantine. Most people have been subjected to self-perception and collective mental health issues. Human beings are social creatures that purely rely on togetherness and interaction. However, people can remain connected through the application of small efforts. Joey Horn is the Managing Director of OAK Management. She is also a philanthropist who has dedicated her resources to other people’s welfare, especially during ...
Tags: Career, Founder, Horn, Personalized Fundraising Options, Joey Horn


Eric Lefkofsky Accelerates Disruption Again

Tempus, founded by serial entrepreneur Eric Lefkofsky in 2015, is Chicago’s leading startup. It recently raised $620 million from investors hitting a valuation of $5 billion, and it ranked No. 6 in the 2020 CNBC Disruptor 50 list. Tempus was conceived as a response to the acute disconnect Eric Lefkofsky observed in the healthcare system where doctors routinely cannot access needed data when making real-time decisions regarding a patient’s treatment. Lefkofsky resolved to bring the power and prom...
Tags: Entrepreneur, Ceo, Chicago, Fda, Founder, Eric Lefkofsky, Lefkofsky, Scott Gottlieb, Tempus, CNBC Disruptor


Talking virtual events and Disrupt with Hopin founder Johnny Boufarhat

Register now to attend the event on 8/6 at 10 a.m. PDT . Registered attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions via Slido. Next in our series of talks with virtual event masterminds, we’ll be meeting with Johnny Boufarhat , founder of virtual events platform, Hopin, about the virtual venue we’re developing together for Disrupt .  Hopin was founded in 2007 with the aim to help organizers recreate the in-person event experience virtually. So far, it’s hosted events with ...
Tags: TC, Events, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, United Nations, Dell, Groot, IVP, Founder, Johnny, Hopin, Johnny Boufarhat, Slido, Tim Groot, Slido Next, Peter Komorník Join


How to be a startup Mensch

Many Americans would be familiar with the term ‘Mensch’. According to Wikipedia, a Mensch is a person of integrity and honour. In this post, I wanted to share a few examples of what it means in practice in the startup world. The post is written in male figure but is intended for all sexes. I believe it’s also a derivative of Ubermensch: “Beyond-Man,” “Superman,” “Overman,” “Uberman”, or “Superhuman”, a concept in the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. Source: Wikipedia I got the idea ...
Tags: Wikipedia, Trends, 101, Founder, Don, Friedrich Nietzsche, Mensch, Superman Overman Uberman


La Haus is bringing US tech services to Latin America’s real estate market

The alchemy for a successful startup can be hard to parse. Sometimes, it’s who you know. Sometimes it’s where you go to school. And sometimes it’s what you do. In the case of La Haus, a startup that wants to bring US tech-enabled real estate services to the Latin American real estate market, it’s all three. The company was founded by Jerónimo Uribe and Rodrigo Sánchez Ríos, both graduates of Stanford University who previously founded and ran Jaguar Capital, a Colombian real estate development...
Tags: TC, Business, Entrepreneurship, Mexico, Finance, US, Tech, Ceo, Colombia, United States, President, Venture Capital, Zillow, Latin America, Stanford University, Kaszek Ventures