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These are 14 of the top startups challenging Microsoft Office's dominance in productivity and collaboration software, according to experts

Productivity and collaboration apps that enable remote work are seeing huge demand right now and while Microsoft still largely dominates the workplace, there are many newer apps trying to reinvent pieces of the productivity suite.  Companies like Notion are rethinking how document sharing and collaboration should work, Airtable is rethinking what spreadsheets are used for, and Front is reimagining how coworkers should use email.  Business Insider spoke to venture capitalists and analysts to co...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Trends, Research, Microsoft Office, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Canva, Mary Meeker, Greylock, Accel, Trinity Ventures, Index Ventures, Business Insider, Jay Simons, Figma


14 startups that are reinventing work and taking on Microsoft Office suite, according to experts

Productivity and collaboration apps that enable remote work are seeing huge demand right now and while Microsoft still largely dominates the workplace, there are many newer apps trying to reinvent pieces of the productivity suite.  Companies like Notion are rethinking how document sharing and collaboration should work, Airtable is rethinking what spreadsheets are used for, and Front is reimagining how coworkers should use email.  Business Insider spoke to venture capitalists and analysts to co...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Trends, Research, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Canva, Mary Meeker, Greylock, Accel, Trinity Ventures, Index Ventures, Business Insider, Jay Simons, Figma, Miró


14 productivity and collaboration startups that are taking on the Microsoft Office suite and reinventing how people work, according to experts

Productivity and collaboration apps that enable remote work are seeing huge demand right now and while Microsoft still largely dominates the workplace, there are many newer apps trying to reinvent pieces of the productivity suite.  Companies like Notion are rethinking how document sharing and collaboration should work, Airtable is rethinking what spreadsheets are used for, and Front is reimagining how coworkers should use email.  Business Insider spoke to venture capitalists and analysts to co...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Trends, Research, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Canva, Mary Meeker, Greylock, Accel, Trinity Ventures, Index Ventures, Business Insider, Jay Simons, Figma, Miró


Chinese online learning app Zuoyebang raises $750M

Zuoyebang, a Beijing-headquartered startup that runs an online learning app, said on Monday it has raised $750 million in a new financing round as investors demonstrate their continued trust in — and focus on — Asia’s booming edtech market. U.S. investment firm Tiger Global and Hong Kong-based private equity firm FountainVest Partners led the six-year-old startup’s Series E financing round. Existing investors including SoftBank’s Vision Fund, Sequoia Capital China, Xiang He Capital, Qatar ...
Tags: Apps, Asia, Hong Kong, Education, China, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Beijing, Tencent, Qatar Investment Authority, Baidu, Tiger Global, Mary Meeker, Zuoyebang, Reuters


Indian edtech giant Byju’s in talks to acquire Doubtnut for more than $125M

Byju’s is in advanced stages of talks to acquire Doubtnut, a two-year-old education learning app, as the Indian edtech giant looks to expand its reach in smaller cities and towns in the world’s second largest internet market. Three sources familiar with the matter told TechCrunch that the acquisition offer from nine-year-old Byju’s values the younger startup between $125 million to $150 million. The talks haven’t finalized yet and its terms could change or the deal could fall apart, the sources ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Facebook, Apps, Asia, Education, India, Funding, Tech, New Delhi, Mary Meeker, TechCrunch, Byju, Sequoia Capital India, Byju's, Unacademy, India Byju


Mary Meeker’s Bond backs Indian online learning startup Byju’s

Indian online learning startup Byju’s has added one more high-profile name to the list of its backers: Bond. In a statement on Friday, Bangalore-based Byju’s said it had raised an undisclosed amount from the VC fund co-founded by Mary Meeker. The first-female founded VC firm’s check valued the nine-year-old Indian startup at $10.5 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter. TechCrunch reported early last month that Byju’s was in talks with some investors to raise as much as $400 mil...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Asia, Education, India, Funding, Tech, Atlantic, Qatar Investment Authority, New Delhi, Bond, Mary Meeker, Oyo, Byju, Byju's, Raveendran Byju


Weekend reading: Under-infected, over-optimistic

What caught my eye this week. M ixed events in the global soap opera saga Coronavirus this week. The good news is the Prime Minister returned from that episode to tell us we’re probably past the peak of Covid-19. The focus now is on R0 – or R, as it’s been sensibly rebranded – aka the basic reproduction number. Keep it under ‘1’ and the pandemic is not spreading exponentially. As a nation our R0 number is now somewhere under 1. Probably between 0.5 and 0.75, although it may still be higher in ...
Tags: Google, Europe, UK, England, New York, London, Sweden, Wales, New York City, Africa, Marketing, Nbc News, US, San Francisco, Bbc, Netflix


How $349 billion was doled out, Whole Foods' heat map, and what's next for oil

Hello! The floodgates opened on April 3, just before 9 a.m. on the East Coast, as applications for Bank of America's small business loans started pouring into its new online portal. So starts a story from Alex Morrell, Dominick Reuter, Jennifer Ortakales and Rebecca Ungarino on how big banks decided the futures of America's small businesses. Their story provides fresh insight into how almost $350 billion of government money was divvied up by banks as part of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Whole Foods, US, America, Trends, Bank Of America, Rebecca, Ubs, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, East Coast, Jonah Peretti, PPP, Mary Meeker, Wells Fargo


Acclaimed tech investor Mary Meeker reveals the 5 ways coronavirus will upend the way we go to the doctor

Mary Meeker, best known for her insights on tech trends, just published a new report on how coronavirus will reshape the technology industry. The research, published in full by Axios, talks about how coronavirus will add fuel to remote work and benefit companies that can adapt to an environment with more digital interactions. It also dives into healthcare. Meeker, who founded Bond Capital, says the pandemic will accelerate five health-tech trends, like telemedicine and interoperability, that a...
Tags: US, America, Trends, US healthcare, Andreessen Horowitz, Mary Meeker, Meeker, Axios, Bond Capital, COVID, Bond Capital The


CARES Act vs TARP vs New Deal (Chart)

Check this chart out, from Mary Meeker’s new presentation about coronavirus and its impact on business, technology and society – she compares the new $2 trillion stimulus plan with what the government did in the 30’s and 2008: One thing you gotta admit – it’s gigantic and it happened really fast. Was it enough? Perhaps not. Was it well designed and targeted? This will be debated for decades....The post CARES Act vs TARP vs New Deal (Chart) appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
Tags: Finance, Mary Meeker, Macro/Econ


Citing Star Wars, Kleiner Perkins closes a $700M fund for early-stage companies

After going “back to the future” with a $600 million fund last year, VC firm Kleiner Perkins is aiming for some “returns of the Jedi” with its freshest (and refocused) fund.  With Star Wars references on the forefront in its announcement, the firm today announced that it has closed its largest fund to date: KP 19, a $700 million venture fund to invest in early-stage startups. Per the firm, it will invest in startups tackling issues like security, digital identity and the future of work.  KP...
Tags: Travel, Startups, TC, Finance, Venture Capital, Blockchain, Mary Meeker, Kleiner Perkins, Kleiner, Ilya Fushman, Desai, Fushman, Monica Desai, Bison Trails


Report: Tech in 2020: Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants

Benedict Evans, who is a well-known VC and tech industry pundit, recently released Tech in 2020: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants.  Similar in style to Mary Meeker's well known annual Internet Trends Report, Evans' report covers similar ground and is full of charts and data.  And like Meeker's report, it's long at 128 pages. But it's well worth looking through as it has tons of interesting data on the tech industry.   As the report chart below shows (click to enlarge), Eva...
Tags: Sales, Trends, Web/Tech, Evans, Mary Meeker, Benedict Evans, Meeker, Shoulders of Giants, Shoulders of Giants Similar


Kleiner Perkins has already blown through much of the $600 million it raised last year

Kleiner Perkins, one of the most storied franchises in venture capital, has already invested much of the $600 million it raised last year and is now going back out to the market to raise its 19th fund, according to multiple sources. The firm, which underwent a significant restructuring over the last two years, went on an investment tear over the course of 2019 as new partners went out to build up a new portfolio for the firm — almost of a whole cloth. Kleiner Perkins gets back to early-stage w...
Tags: TC, Y Combinator, Money, California, Finance, Los Angeles, Tech, Spokesperson, Investment, Venture Capital, SEC, Ibm, Kpcb, Bond, Upfront Ventures, Mary Meeker


KPCB has already blown through much of the $600 million it raised last year

Kleiner Perkins, one of the most storied franchises in venture capital, has already invested much of the $600 million it raised last year and is now going back out to the market to raise its 19th fund, according to multiple sources. The firm, which underwent a significant restructuring over the last two years, went on an investment tear over the course of 2019 as new partners went out to build up a new portfolio for the firm — almost of a whole cloth. Kleiner Perkins gets back to early-stage w...
Tags: Travel, TC, Y Combinator, Money, California, Finance, Los Angeles, Spokesperson, Investment, Venture Capital, SEC, Ibm, Kpcb, Bond, Upfront Ventures, Mary Meeker


Adding India to your business

Kumar Shah Contributor Share on Twitter Kumar Shah is the founder of Transit Capital, a cross-border VC firm that partners with growth-stage entrepreneurs building global champions. At the start of recruiting season in business school, a top-tier consulting firm sent an invite to the entire class: “over your career, you will either be sitting with us or across from us. We would like to get to know you.” If you’re building a...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Android, Column, Asia, Twitter, Spotify, Europe, Tinder, Indonesia, China, Southeast Asia, India, Linkedin, Tech, Snapchat


Top 2020 Research Reports for Small Businesses

The new year is a fresh opportunity to make big plans for your business: to think about what’s important, what you need to focus on, and how you’ll position yourself for greater growth in the year ahead. While you may already have a good idea of what works and what doesn’t for you, it can be eye-opening to see how other small businesses across the nation are doing. How does yours compare, and how can you learn from the cumulative trends and lessons out there? For that, you’ll need to look at ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Instagram, Sales, America, United States, Symantec, South Carolina, Mary Meeker, Start, China India, U S Small Business Administration, Babson College, Hubspot HubSpot, Mailchimp Mailchimp, Small Business Shortcuts


Another former Kleiner partner launches a fund; this time it’s Lynne Chou O’Keefe with Define Ventures

Kleiner is known for many things. Among them, increasingly, is the growing number of people who’ve logged time at the firm, then struck out on their own to hang their own shingles. The latest among them: Lynne Chou O’Keefe, who joined Kleiner Perkins in 2013 as a partner in its life sciences group, where she focused on digital health and connected devices. Today, Chou O’Keefe is taking the wraps off a new firm, Define Ventures, and announcing a debut fund with $87 million in capital commitmen...
Tags: Utah, New York, Tech, SEC, Bond, Mary Meeker, Kleiner Perkins, beth Seidenberg, Cowboy Ventures, Aileen Lee, Castlight Health, Abbott, Kleiner, Carlyle Group, Guidant, Livongo


Another former Kleiner partner launches a fund; this time it’s Lynn Chou O’Keefe with Define Ventures

Kleiner is known for many things. Among them, increasing, the growing number of people who’ve logged time at the firm, then struck out on their own to start hang their own shingles. The latest among them: Lynn Chou O’Keefe, who joined Kleiner Perkins in 2013 as a partner in its life sciences group, where she focused on digital health and connected devices. Today, Chou O’Keefe is taking the wraps off a new firm, Define Ventures, an announcing a debut fund with $87 million in capital commitment...
Tags: Utah, New York, Tech, SEC, Bond, Mary Meeker, Kleiner Perkins, beth Seidenberg, Cowboy Ventures, Aileen Lee, Castlight Health, Abbott, Kleiner, Carlyle Group, Guidant, Livongo


Why Do 88% of Americans Use a Second Screen While Watching TV? (slashdot)

According to TV metrics company Nielsen, a whopping 88% of Americans stare at screens while staring at other screens. Nate Anderson from Ars Technica discovered the stat while combing through Mary Meeker's annual "Internet Trends" report: My attitude, when watching TV, is that a show you pay attention to precludes the use of phone or laptop; if you're using another screen, you're not actually watching the show. Pick better shows to watch, people! And then watch them! [...] I got to thinking abou...
Tags: News, Ars Technica, Nielsen, Mary Meeker, Nate, Nate Anderson, BeauHD


These are the 13 hottest productivity software startups investors say to watch in 2020

Workers and employers alike increasingly searching for more and better ways to work faster and more efficiently, often by using new cloud software and automation tools.  Business Insider compiled a list of the top productivity software startups to watch in 2020 based on nominations from venture capitalists and industry leaders. These 13 startups range from established private companies looking to go public, to smaller startups that are just getting off the ground. Click here to read more stori...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Australia, San Francisco, Trends, Nike, Google Analytics, Nasa, Cnn, Silicon Valley, Ashton Kutcher, Broadcom, Mary Meeker, Intercom, Jason Lemkin


Why Do 88% of Americans Use a Second Screen While Watching TV?

According to TV metrics company Nielsen, a whopping 88% of Americans stare at screens while staring at other screens. Nate Anderson from Ars Technica discovered the stat while combing through Mary Meeker's annual "Internet Trends" report: My attitude, when watching TV, is that a show you pay attention to precludes the use of phone or laptop; if you're using another screen, you're not actually watching the show. Pick better shows to watch, people! And then watch them! [...] I got to thinking abou...
Tags: Tech, Ars Technica, Nielsen, Mary Meeker, Nate, Nate Anderson


Venture investors are tripping over themselves to throw money at cloud startups. VCs tell us why this market is so hot

The most successful cloud companies are raising hundreds of millions of dollars in private, venture funding before going public. The top 50 cloud companies on the Forbes Cloud 100 Index have raised an average of $370 million apiece. Those big investments are necessary for cloud companies to reach enormous multi-billion valuations, and those high valuations are becoming necessary to dazzle public investors when these cloud companies IPO, VCs tell Business Insider. By raising hundreds of million...
Tags: Microsoft, Ipo, Trends, Canva, Mary Meeker, Bessemer Venture Partners, Jason Lemkin, Business Insider, Byron Deeter, Adobe Photoshop, Perkins, Lemkin, Melanie Perkins, Deeter, Forbes Cloud, Business Insider Lemkin


Morgan Stanley’s ‘Teflon banker’ talks direct listings (and much more)

After landing a seemingly endless string of coveted deals for his bank, Morgan Stanley, Michael Grimes has been dubbed “Wall Street’s Silicon Valley whisperer.” Morgan Stanley has served as the lead underwriter for Facebook, Spotify and Slack. Grimes, a banker for 32 years — 25 of them with Morgan Stanley — has also played a role in the IPOs of Salesforce, LinkedIn, Workday and hundreds of other companies. Because some of these offerings have gone better than others, buzzy startups and ...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Spotify, Finance, Venture Capital, Citigroup, Silicon Valley, Grimes, Morgan Stanley, UC Berkeley, Slack, Mary Meeker, Jpmorgan, Solomon, Frank Quattrone


Why DTC Brands’ Reliance on Social Ads Is Unsustainable

Direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands have spent huge amounts on social media ads this year to acquire customers and will assuredly continue this holiday season. Because ads on Facebook, Instagram, Amazon, Google and Snapchat are only getting more expensive, that customer growth strategy is--as Mary Meeker stated in her annual report--unsustainable. Heading into the pivotal last two...
Tags: Advertising, Retail, Voice, Mary Meeker, Facebook Instagram Amazon Google


The Subscription Generation

How the everything-as-a-service economy is changing attitudes towards assets In May last year, Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins relayed at the Code conference that half the world’s population has access… Read more » The post The Subscription Generation appeared first on Noobpreneur.com.
Tags: Business, News, Business Trends, Mary Meeker, Kleiner Perkins, Subscription Services


Alexa, where are the legal limits on what Amazon can do with my health data?

The contract between the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) and ecommerce giant Amazon — for a health information licensing partnership involving its Alexa voice AI — has been released following a Freedom of Information request. The government announced the partnership this summer. But the date on the contract, which was published on the gov.uk contracts finder site months after the FOI was filed, shows the open-ended arrangement to funnel nipped-and-tucked health advice from the NHS’ webs...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, UK, Microsoft, Wikipedia, US, America, Tech, Eu, NG, NHS, Sam Smith, SEC, Seattle, Delaware, Mary Meeker


The CEO of a US fintech unicorn worth more than $2.6 billion spends a third of his time recruiting. Here's why he 'hires for spikes' rather than seeking well-rounded candidates.

US fintech Plaid is currently hiring more than 200 staff as the startup expands rapidly across three global offices. Plaid's technology powers other well-known financial startups such as Stripe and Venmo, helping them link up to people's bank accounts. CEO and cofounder Zach Perret spends approximately a third of his time on hiring as the company, valued at a rumored $2.6 billion, looks to continue its growth. Perret says that he "hires for spikes" and looks for specialists and leaders in t...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, New York, US, Trends, Silicon Valley, Robinhood, Fintech, Mary Meeker, Venmo, Andreesen Horowitz, Perret, Zach Perret, William Hockey, Linkedin Perret


Innovating Digital marketing 2020 – key trends from the latest Gartner hype cycle

Five key opportunities to review to innovate your marketing Reviewing the latest trends in digital marketing for the year ahead is always useful to help identify new marketing techniques which will give you an edge in the year ahead. Plus it’s interesting to see what’s new and what’s hot – it’s the number one question I’m asked by marketers. Applying the 70:20:10 rule to marketing suggests why it’s useful to review trends. Companies with a more agile approach to their marketing allocate some bu...
Tags: Facebook, Business, UK, Instagram, Digital, US, Facebook Messenger, Gartner, University of Bristol, North America, Mary Meeker, Forrester, Digital Marketing Strategy, Martech, APAC, Facebook Google


Australian graphic design startup Canva raised $85 million, just five months after its last $70 million round. Its CEO explains the strategy behind raising so fast.

On Wednesday, graphic design startup Canva announced $85 million in Series E funding led by existing investor Bond Capital. The new funding comes just five months after Canva raised a $70 million Series D round, also led by Mary Meeker's Bond Capital. When Canva raised that Series D round, it was valued at $2.5 billion. With this new round, less than six months later, it's now valued at $3.2 billion. That's an increase in value of something like $5 million per day in between the two announceme...
Tags: Apple, Australia, Trends, Silicon Valley, Canva, Mary Meeker, Bessemer Venture Partners, Sequoia China, Business Insider, Perkins, PitchBook, Melanie Perkins, Bond Capital, Bond Capital When Canva, Blackbird Ventures Perkins, Slack and Zoom


Canva, now valued at $3.2 billion, launches an enterprise product

Canva, the Australian-based design tool maker, has today announced that it has raised an additional $10 million to bring its valuation to $3.2 billion, up from $2.5 billion in May. Investors in the company include Mary Meeker’s Bond, General Catalyst, Bessemer Venture Partners, Blackbird and Sequoia China. Alongside the new funding and valuation, Canva is also making its foray into enterprise with the launch of Canva for Enterprise. Thus far, Canva has offered users a lightweight tool set for cr...
Tags: Startups, TC, Enterprise, Tech, SaaS, Canva, Mary Meeker, Sequoia China, Perkins, Melanie Perkins, Canva for Enterprise Thus far Canva, Canva for Enterprise