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Lumiata raises $14 million for its service to predict healthcare outcomes

Healthcare systems are always looking out for ways to save money and a startup called Lumiata has just raised $14 million to continue building out its service that aims to help them do it.  The company, already backed by Khosla Ventures and Blue Venture Fund raised its latest round from   Defy.vc and AllegisNL Capital.  The company’s software cleans up healthcare datasets and then analyzes them to look for underwriting risks and cost savings for healthcare payors and providers. The c...
Tags: TC, Mexico, Tech, Underwriting, Khosla Ventures, Guadalajara Mexico, Dalbir Bains, Lumiata, Khosla Ventures and Blue Venture Fund, FGC Health


'President Trump lost many of his supporters, including me.' Billionaire Trump donor Doug Leone blames Trump for the insurrection.

Sequoia's Doug Leone is the latest conservative billionaire businessman to renounce his support for Trump after last week's insurrection. Getty Images Billionaire VC Doug Leone was once one of Trump's strongest supporters in Silicon Valley, donating over $100,000 to his 2020 reelection campaign. He told Insider he no longer supports the president after his role in inciting the riots on Capitol Hill last week.  "After last week's horrific events, President Trump lost many of his sup...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, Politics, Congress, US, America, Trends, Tim Cook, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Capitol Hill, Blackstone, Khosla Ventures, Vinod Khosla, Sequoia


Steve Jurvetson and Maryanna Saenko on their new fund, SPACs and the great tech exodus

Future Ventures — cofounded by venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson and Maryanna Saenko, a colleague of Jurvetson at his last firm, DFJ, as well as an investor previously with Airbus Ventures and Khosla Ventures — has closed its second fund with $200 million in capital commitments, say the pair. In a wide-ranging conversation yesterday afternoon, Jurvetson characterized the fund as “dramatically oversubscribed in a fairly short period of time,” adding that roughly one-third of its investors are ve...
Tags: TC, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Texas, California, Saudi Arabia, Boston, Future, Tech, Tesla, Venture Capital, Steve, Khosla Ventures, Dfj, Musk


A deep dive on Steve Jurvetson and Maryanna Saenko’s $200 million new fund

Future Ventures — cofounded by venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson and Maryanna Saenko, a colleague of Jurvetson at his last firm, DFJ, as well as an investor previously with Airbus Ventures and Khosla Ventures — has closed its second fund with $200 million in capital commitments, say the pair. In a wide-ranging conversation yesterday afternoon, Jurvetson characterized the fund as “dramatically oversubscribed in a fairly short period of time,” adding that roughly one-third of its investors are ve...
Tags: TC, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Texas, California, Saudi Arabia, Boston, Future, Tech, Tesla, Venture Capital, Steve, Khosla Ventures, Dfj, Musk


F5 snags Volterra multi-cloud management startup for $500M

Applications networking company F5 announced today that it is acquiring Volterra, a multi-cloud management startup, for $500 million. That breaks down to $440 million in cash and $60 million in deferred and unvested incentive compensation. Volterra emerged in 2019 with a $50 million investment from multiple sources, including Khosla Ventures and Mayfield, along with strategic investors like M12 (Microsoft’s venture arm) and Samsung Ventures. As the company described it to me at the time of th...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Microsoft, Tech, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Samsung Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Exit, Mayfield, Volterra, Francois Locoh Donou, F5


Top VCs name the 46 climate-tech startups to watch in 2021

Fusion-energy startup General Fusion is among the 46 climate-tech startups that VCs say are set to pop in 2021 General Fusion VCs are pouring money into climate-tech startups developing everything from batteries to machines that capture carbon emissions. We asked 15 top firms and incubators, from Khosla Ventures to Greentown Labs, which startups they think are set to soar in the year ahead.  They shared 46 companies, which are developing wildly different technologies. The full list is avai...
Tags: US, Trends, Khosla Ventures, Vinod Khosla, Impossible Foods, Navdeep Bains, Kirsch, Greentown Labs, General Fusion, Benji Jones, Emily Kirsch, Karn Manhas, Annett Rozek


The 46 climate-tech startups that VCs say are set to pop in 2021

Fusion-energy startup General Fusion is among the 46 climate-tech startups that VCs say are set to pop in 2021 General Fusion VCs are pouring money into climate-tech startups developing everything from batteries to machines that capture carbon emissions. We asked 15 top firms and incubators, from Khosla Ventures to Greentown Labs, which startups they think are set to soar in the year ahead.  They shared 46 companies, which are developing wildly different technologies. The full list is avai...
Tags: US, Trends, Khosla Ventures, Vinod Khosla, Impossible Foods, Kirsch, Greentown Labs, General Fusion, Benji Jones, Emily Kirsch, Kendra Kuhl Nicholas Flanders, Etosha Cave Opus


WorkWhile raises $3.5M to bring more flexibility and benefits to hourly work

While there’s been plenty of recent debate around the gig economy, Jarah Euston argued that it’s time to a rethink a bigger part of the workforce — hourly workers. Euston, who was previously an executive at mobile advertising startup Flurry and a co-founder at data operations startup Nexla, told me that although 80 million Americans are paid on an hourly basis, the current system doesn’t work particular well for either employers or workers. On the employer side, there are usually high rates of t...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Funding, Tech, Khosla Ventures, Vinod Khosla, Euston, Nexla, San Francisco Bay Area Los Angeles Orange County, WorkWhile, Jarah Euston, So Euston, Michael Zavala, Dallas Forth Worth Given, Ansel Ivy


Energy experts share their top predictions for 2021 - and meet the 46 climate-tech startups VCs say are set to pop

The startup Glydways, backed by Khosla Ventures, is developing a form of sustainable public transit. Glydways Welcome to Insider Energy, a weekly energy newsletter brought to you by Business Insider. Here's what you need to know:Want to get Insider Energy in your inbox every Friday? Sign up here. Do you have feedback or story tips? Reach out to me at [email protected]'re off next week, so there won't be a newsletter. Ticktock, 2020. Your time is running out. It was a year to ...
Tags: Energy, London, Obama, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, New York Times, Michigan, Epa, New Mexico, Biden, North Carolina, Interior Department, Arcadia


Meet the 46 climate-tech startups that top VCs say are poised to take off in 2021

Glydways is developing a public transportation system in which commuters travel in electric pod cars on a fixed track. Glydways VCs are pouring money into climate-tech startups developing everything from batteries to machines that capture carbon emissions. We asked 15 top firms and incubators, from Khosla Ventures to Greentown Labs, which startups they think are set to soar in the year ahead.  They shared 46 companies, which are developing wildly different technologies. The full list is av...
Tags: US, Trends, Khosla Ventures, Vinod Khosla, Impossible Foods, Kirsch, Greentown Labs, Benji Jones, Emily Kirsch


WaveOne aims to make video AI-native and turn streaming upside down

Video has worked the same way for a long, long time. And because of its unique qualities, video has been largely immune to the machine learning explosion upending industry after industry. WaveOne hopes to change that by taking the decades-old paradigm of video codecs and making them AI-powered — while somehow avoiding the pitfalls that would-be codec revolutionizers and “AI-powered” startups often fall into. The startup has until recently limited itself to showing its results in papers and prese...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Media, Funding, Tech, Intel, Artificial Intelligence, Gpu, Khosla Ventures, Cto, MPEG, Compression, Recent Funding, Codecs, Vela Partners


AliveCor, which helps its users manage their heart health, scores another FDA approval

Last week, AliveCor, a nine-year-old, 92-person company whose small, personal electrocardiogram devices help users detect atrial fibrillation, bradycardia, and tachycardia from heart rate readings taken from their own kitchen tables, raised $65 million from investors. Today, it’s clearer why investors — who’ve now provided the Mountain View, Ca., company with $169 million altogether —  are excited about its prospects. AliveCor just received its newest FDA approval under the agency’s software ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, TC, Ge, Germany, Tech, Walgreens, Fda, Cvs, Khosla Ventures, Alexa, Qualcomm Ventures, India South Korea, ECG, AliveCor, Kardia


LA-based A-Frame, a developer of celebrity-led personal care brands, raises cash for its brand incubator

A-Frame, a Los Angeles-based developer of personal care brands supported by celebrities, has raised $2 million in a new round of funding led by Initialized Capital. Joining Initialized in the round is the serial entrepreneur Moise Emquies, whose previous clothing lines, Ella Moss and Splendid, were acquired by the fashion holding company VFC in 2017. A-Frame previously raised a seed round backed by cannabis dispensary Columbia Care. The company’s first product is a hand soap, Keeper. Other brand...
Tags: TC, Y Combinator, La, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Ceo, VFC, Khosla Ventures, Initialized Capital, Dennis, Hill, Bloom, Irving Place Capital, Imaging, Hill Harper


InFeedo raises $3.2 million led by Bling Capital

A Y Combinator-backed startup that is helping major companies efficiently listen to how happy — or unhappy — their employees are and resolve their issues on time to retain talent just raised a new financing round from some high-profile executives. InFeedo, a four-year-old people analytics SaaS startup with headquarters in Gurgaon, said on Thursday it has raised $3.2 million in a new financing round — the name of which it did not specify. Bling Capital led the round and its founder, Benjamin L...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, Asia, India, Softbank, Funding, Tech, SaaS, Airtel, Khosla Ventures, Gurgaon, Jain, EMEA, Oyo, Tata Group


InFeedo raises $3.2M led by Bling Capital, delivers $1.1M exit to early employees and investors

A Y Combinator-backed startup that is helping major companies efficiently listen to how happy — or unhappy — their employees are and resolve their issues on time to retain talent just raised a new financing round from several high-profile executives. InFeedo, a four-year-old people analytics SaaS startup with headquarters in Gurgaon, said on Thursday it has raised $3.2 million in its Series A funding round. Bling Capital led the round and its founder, Benjamin Ling, who previously served as a...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, Asia, India, Softbank, Funding, Tech, SaaS, Airtel, Khosla Ventures, Gurgaon, Jain, EMEA, Oyo, Tata Group


Gaming startup Statespace raises $29 million, tops 1.5 million MAUs

Statespace, the training platform for gamers, has today announced the close of a $29 million Series B financing led by Khosla Ventures. This comes just six months after the announcement of a $15 million Series A funding, also led by Khosla. Founder and CEO Wayne Mackey described the funding as pre-emptive as the company experiences a growth spurt alongside the broader gaming industry. Statespace has jumped from 2 million registered users and 500,000 monthly active users in May to 5 million to...
Tags: TC, Tech, Academy, Khosla Ventures, Mackey, Aim Lab, Statespace, Wayne Mackey, Khosla Founder, Aim Lab Aim Lab, KingGeorge Rainbox Six Siege, Black Mackey


One-click housing startup Atmos raises another $4M from Khosla, real estate strategics, and TikTok star Josh Richards

Atmos wants to make designing a house as simple as a single click. Well, that vision is now getting a double click from VCs. The company, which we profiled back in July, announced today that it raised another $4 million, this time from Evan Moore at Khosla Ventures, real estate strategic investors like David Gerster at JLL Spark and Lennar board member Scott Stowell as well as individuals like Adam Nash of Dropbox and TikTok star Josh Richards, who I guess has turned that whole concept of hype h...
Tags: Startups, Funding, Tech, SaaS, Khosla, Khosla Ventures, Atmos, Lennar, Scott Stowell, Adam Nash, Evan Moore, Josh Richards, JLL Spark, Nick Donahue, David Gerster


Eat Just partners with Proterra to launch a new subsidiary in Asia

Eat Just, the plant-based food startup, is launching a new Asian subsidiary through a partnership with Proterra Investment Partners Asia. The agreement includes building Eat Just’s first factory in Asia, which will be based in Singapore. As part of the deal, Proterra, which focuses on agri-tech, will invest up to $100 million in the facility, while Eat Just will invest $20 million. The new subsidiary, called Eat Just Asia, will focus on creating a fully-integrated supply chain, working with manu...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, China, Singapore, San Francisco, Tech, Thailand, Alibaba, Hampton Creek, Khosla Ventures, Impossible Foods, Tmall, Reuters, Food Technology


When was the last time you worked out your soul?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. The whole crew was back today, with Natasha and Danny and I gathered to parse over what was really a blast of news. Lots of startups are raising. Lots of VCs are raising. And some unicorns are shooting to go public. It’s a lot to get through, but we’re here to catch you up. Here’s what we got into: A Media Roundup: The Juggernaut raised $2 millio...
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Tech, Airbnb, Khosla, Khosla Ventures, Calm, Danny, Natasha, Equity podcast, The Juggernaut, Terri Burns


Khosla Ventures seeks $1.1 billion for its latest fund

Khosla Ventures, the eponymous venture firm helmed by longtime Silicon Valley rainmaker, Vinod Khosla, is raising  $1.1 billion for its latest venture fund, according to documents from the Securities and Exchange Commission. The filing was first spotted by Ari Levy over at CNBC. Khosla Ventures files to raise $1.1 billion fund. Some beach reading: https://t.co/eKXq92kDMP — Ari Levy (@levynews) October 14, 2020 Khosla, whose investing career began at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Bye...
Tags: TC, Okta, Tech, Oscar, Silicon Valley, Stripe, Instacart, Cylance, Khosla, Affirm, Khosla Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Vinod Khosla, John Doerr, Securities And Exchange Commission, Impossible Foods


A clean energy company now has a market cap rivaling ExxonMobil

The news last week that NextEra Energy, a U.S. utility and renewable energy company, briefly overtook ExxonMobil and Saudi Aramco to become the world’s most valuable energy producer shows just how valuable sustainable businesses have become. It’s yet another proof point that there are billions of dollars available for companies focused on renewable energy alone — and a sign that, finally, the floodgates may be about to open for companies that build their businesses to service a sustainability re...
Tags: Amazon, Energy, Food, TC, Japan, Microsoft, Tech, Renewable Energy, ExxonMobil, Tesla, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Bill Gates, Sustainable Energy, Jeff Bezos, North America, Chemicals


10 Poland-based investors discuss trends, opportunities and the road ahead

Poland is becoming an important European tech ecosystem after experiencing record levels of investment and growth in recent years. It’s the largest economy in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), is known for its technical talent and has now nurtured a number of large startups that have raised multiple rounds of funding. In 2019, investment in Poland’s startups — with Warsaw being the biggest startup hub in the country — grew eight times year-on-year to reach €294 million. This was more than the co...
Tags: Startups, TC, Europe, Netflix, Poland, Romania, Estonia, Khosla Ventures, Warsaw, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Gdansk, Witcher, Dealroom, Experior, Nomagic


Impossible Foods gobbles up another $200 million

Impossible Foods has raised $200 million more for its meat replacements. The new round values the company at a Whopper-sized $4 billion valuation, according to the data tracker PrimeUnicorn Index. The new round was led by Coatue, a technology-focused hedge fund, another New York-based hedge fund, XN, also participated in the round. Since its launch the company has raised $1.5 billion from investors including Mirae Asset Global Investments, Temasek. The presence of these new public/private inve...
Tags: TC, New York, US, Tech, Horizon Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Impossible Foods, Jay Brown, Coatue, Patrick O Brown, Mirae Asset Global Investments Temasek


Batteries, fusion, and hydropower: Meet the 25 startups that Bill Gates is betting on to revolutionize the future of energy

Microsoft cofounder and former CEO Bill Gates is the second richest person in the world, with a net worth over $110 billion.  He's invested a sizeable chunk of cash into clean-energy companies, largely through a billion-dollar fund he spearheads called Breakthrough Energy Ventures.  Gates funds a wide range of technologies, but many of them fall within the categories of long-duration storage, nuclear energy, and carbon capture.  Business Insider compiled a list of the 25 clean-energy companies...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, California, Stanford, Boston, Nigeria, Trends, Tesla, Paypal, Earth, Mit, Bill Gates, Peter Thiel, Denmark, Brad Feld, Silicon Valley


With former Misfit founder Sonny Vu at the helm, Arevo raises $25 million for its 3D printing tech

Sonny Vu, the former founder and chief executive of the wearable technology company, Misfit, has had a busy summer since he was named the new chief executive of 3D printing technology company, Arevo. Vu’s new startup brought on a new executive management team, launched a crowdfunding campaign for its 3D printed Superstrata bicycle and is now announcing the close of a $25 million financing round to support the growth of its business. It’d be a lot for anyone to take on even if it didn’t happen...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Spacex, Tech, Airbus, Vietnam, Fossil, Khosla Ventures, Vinod Khosla, Ggv Capital, Miller, Sonny, Achilles, Trae Vassallo


Bio Roundup: A Telehealth Combo, FDA’s BCMA OK, Biogen’s Bet & More

The novel coronavirus has driven the pharmaceutical industry to upend its research priorities. Big Pharma companies are focusing on vaccine development and a slew of biotechs are testing compounds, previously intended for a wide range of indications, as potential COVID-19 treatments.This week saw another major development brought on by industry efforts to adjust to the new realities engendered by the pandemic, with the signing of an $18.5 billion merger in the digital health sector. How the tie...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Trends, Merck, Venture Capital, Fda, National, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Abbvie, Biotech, Khosla Ventures, Life Sciences, Big Pharma, Sanofi, Valeant Pharmaceuticals


True Link taps $35M for financial services tailored for elderly, disabled and recovering consumers

A lot of tech is built on the premise of services that can target the widest or most lucrative pools of users (and they’re a blockbuster when they can do both). But that leaves out a number of consumers, who fall into the margins for all kinds of reasons, be they physical, age, financial or other circumstances. Today, a startup building financial services specifically aimed at three typically marginalised markets — elderly or disabled people, and those who are recovering from addiction — is anno...
Tags: Startups, TC, US, Davis, Khosla, Khosla Ventures, Tom Davis, Stinchcombe, Centana Growth Partners, Centana, Kai Stinchcombe, Claire McDonnell the COO, David Weiden, True Link Card for Vulnerable Elders, Stinchcombe True Link, Weiden


Kernel raises $53 million for its non-invasive ‘Neuroscience as a Service’ technology

LA-based bio science startup Kernel has raised $53 million from investors including General Catalyst, Khosla Ventures, Eldridge, Manta Ray Ventures, Tiny Blue Dot and more. The funding is the first outside money that Kernel has taken in, though it’s a Series C round, because founder and CEO Bryan Johnson has provided $54 million in investment for Kernel to date. Johnson also participated in this latest round alongside external investors. The funding will go towards further scaling “on-demand”...
Tags: Health, TC, Science, La, Neuroscience, Tech, Ceo, Software, Brain, Louisiana, Johnson, Biotech, Products, General Catalyst, Kernel, Khosla Ventures


Here are the 9 health-tech startups that got coronavirus stimulus loans to keep workers employed during the pandemic

The Paycheck Protection Program, created by Congress as part of a $2 trillion coronavirus bailout, helped small businesses stay afloat as they struggled economically during the pandemic.  Businesses were allowed to qualify for up to $10 million in loans.  On Monday, the Trump administration released the list of companies that borrowed most of the money. We spotted some applications from health-tech companies among their ranks, many of which are backed by venture capital firms.  Companies that ...
Tags: Congress, Trends, Food And Drug Administration, PPP, Khosla Ventures, Lumos, Zocdoc, Business Insider, Nomad, Sparks, Trump, HealthTap, Small Business Administration, SBA, Mayfield, Sarasota Florida


Menten.AI’s combination of buzzword bingo brings AI and quantum computing to drug discovery

Menten AI has an impressive founding team and a pitch that combines some of the hottest trends in tech to pursue one of the biggest problems in healthcare — new drug discovery. The company is also $4 million richer with a seed investment from firms including Uncork Capital and Khosla Ventures to build out its business. Menten AI’s pitch to investors was the combination of quantum computing and machine learning to discover new drugs that sit between small molecules and large biologics, according ...
Tags: TC, Tech, Khosla Ventures, Jeff Clavier, Melo, Mulligan, Clavier, Flatiron Institute, Uncork Capital, COVID, Menten, Hans Melo, Tamas -LSB- Gorbe, Vikram -LSB- Mulligan, Gorbe