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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


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


Check out the amazing speakers joining us on Extra Crunch Live in February

Last year, we hit you with 44(!) episodes of Extra Crunch Live, a series that gives startups and founders direct insights from the experts who know best. We’re making Extra Crunch Live even better in 2021: we’ll take a look at funding deals through the eyes of the founders and investors who made them happen, and those same tech leaders will go through your pitch decks and give feedback and advice. Every single Wednesday at 12pm PT/3pm ET! Today, I’m thrilled to announce the February slate for Ex...
Tags: Startups, TC, Tech, Venture Capital, EC, Accel, Kevin Busque, Lightspeed, Gupta, Matt Harris, Dutt, Loughlin, Justworks, Grafana, Aydin Senkut, Steve Loughlin


Investors say these 38 fintechs are the next generation of breakout B2B stars, following in the footsteps of Stripe and Plaid

We asked some of the top fintech investors to recommend up-and-coming fintechs that cater directly to businesses. Investors could nominate their own portfolio companies, as well as fintechs they haven't backed, with the caveat that nominees couldn't have raised beyond a Series B round of funding. While responses were wide-ranging, a central theme was automation, with a focus on fintechs that help businesses streamline processes like data management and payments. Here are the 38 up-and-coming B...
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UK: IT Agreements: Contracting For Resilience - Gowling WLG

How can we build more levers, resilience and flexibility into contracts to better cope with the unexpected? Jocelyn Paulley and Matt Harris share their experiences from dealing with the pandemic...
Tags: UK, News, Matt Harris, Jocelyn Paulley


Stargirl Season 1 Episode 5 Recap: Hourman and Dr. Mid-Nite

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Stargirl Season 1 Episode 5 Recap: Hourman and Dr. Mid-Nite In the fifth episode of DC Universe’s Stargirl, a search for Rick Tyler (Cameron Gellman) leads Courtney, Yolanda, and Beth Chapel to Cindy Burman’s Halloween party. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; admiralCookie = readAdmiralCookie(); googletag.cmd.push(function()...
Tags: TV, Movies, TV News, Streaming, Rex, Recap, Pat, TV Recap, Starman, Henry, Mike, HARRIS, Rick, Cindy, Barbara, Beth


Foreign actors and extremist groups are using disinformation on Twitter and other social networks to further inflame the protests across America, experts say (TWTR)

Experts say Americans are being manipulated on social media by fake posts about unrest across the nation.   A former chief information officer of the White House says groups use fake photos and videos to manipulate Americans into emotional responses.  Researchers say social media following the death of George Floyd is similar to a social media campaign from a Russian state group that manipulated the online discourse around the Black Lives Matter movement.  Twitter may be more subject to mislea...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Minneapolis, Youtube, Washington, White House, America, Trends, Washington Dc, New York Times, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Hashtags, George W Bush, Wall Street Journal


Startups Weekly: Investors are keeping terms friendly — instead they say ‘no’ more often

[Editor’s note: Want to get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that startups can use by email? Subscribe here.]  Multiple liquidation preferences, full-ratchet anti-dilution clauses and pay-to-play provisions are some of the words that still haunt startup founders who survived downturns in decades past. So far in this downturn, though, investors seem to be sparing the brutal terms that tend to surface when the money has all the leverage. Why? It’s easier to let a company fail by saying no...
Tags: TC, New York, China, San Francisco, Tech, Silicon Valley, East Coast, Alex, Bain Capital Ventures, Cowboy Ventures, Aileen Lee, Jordan Crook, Alex Wilhelm, Josh, Don, Mike Sullivan


8 top fintech VCs discuss COVID-19 trends, signals and opportunities

In recent years, fintech’s revolution has felt like a rising tide. Behemoths like Stripe and Square edged out banks while newbies like Brex nonchalantly raised nine-figure rounds. Today, however, the state of the financial technology industry feels more wobbly — some healthy startups in the genre are faring better than ever, while others are feeling the strain as consumers tighten their wallets and change their spending patterns. It’s clear that we’re going to see some fintech startups strugg...
Tags: Startups, TC, Finance, Tech, Venture Capital, Square, Payments, Stripe, Fintech, Bain Capital Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Matt Harris, Charles Birnbaum, Brendan Dickinson, Brex, Extra Crunch


Netflix Acquires Melissa McCarthy-Led The Starling

Netflix acquires Melissa McCarthy-led The Starling After amassing much interest amongst studios through its script and a four-minute promo reel, the Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)-starring drama The Starling from director Ted Melfi (Hidden Figures) has been acquired by Netflix in a reported $20 million deal, according to Deadline. RELATED: Kevin Kline & Timothy Olyphant Join The Starling The comedy, which landed on the Black List, was scripted by Matt Harris and follows a marr...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Clint Eastwood, Quinn, Keanu Reeves, Mccarthy, Starling, Lily, Melissa Mccarthy, Isla Fisher, Sam Rockwell, Matt Harris, Olyphant, Kline, Mark Seliger, O Dowd


14 big investors like Bain Capital Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, and Point72 weigh in on how the meaning of fintech is evolving — and no one can agree if the term should be expanded or retired

Business Insider surveyed 14 investors to understand how they define the word "fintech." Responses varied greatly. Some think it's pretty straightforward, while others think it's complicated and wide-ranging. Some VCs said the term "fintech" isn't really a thing anymore, and others think "fintech" could mean applying finance to everything, as opposed to applying tech to finance. But even though the investors didn't settle on one clear answer, a lot of their money is converging. In 2019, VCs po...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Fintech, Fis, Shopify, Bain Capital Ventures, Cb Insights, Matt Harris, Fiserv, PETER JOHNSON, Mark Goldberg, Edison Partners, Jennifer Lee, Point72 Ventures, Sean Park, Arjun Chopra


We asked 14 big backers like Bain Capital Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, and Point72 what counts as a fintech. They had a wide range of opinions on a $24 billion question.

Business Insider surveyed 14 investors to understand how they define the word "fintech." Responses varied greatly. Some think it's pretty straightforward, while others think it's complicated and wide-ranging. Some VCs said the term "fintech" isn't really a thing anymore, and others think "fintech" could mean applying finance to everything, as opposed to applying tech to finance. But even though the investors didn't settle on one clear answer, a lot of their money is converging. In 2019, VCs po...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Fintech, Fis, Shopify, Bain Capital Ventures, Cb Insights, Matt Harris, Fiserv, PETER JOHNSON, Mark Goldberg, Edison Partners, Jennifer Lee, Point72 Ventures, Sean Park, Arjun Chopra


We talked to 4 VCs who backed fintechs like Stripe, Square, and TransferWise about the hottest trends to watch in the payments space

We spoke to investors at Andreessen Horowitz, Bain Capital Ventures, Citi Ventures, and Insight Partners to learn where they see the next innovations and opportunities in payments tech. Mostly, they're looking out for ways that payments companies can do more than just process transactions. That may be through add-on services, or even machine-initiated payments.  Payments is interwoven into nearly every segment of the fintech landscape, from credit card processing to online sales, to analytics ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Trends, Paypal, Alibaba, Square, American Express, Silicon Valley, WeWork, Andreessen Horowitz, Citibank, Mastercard, Bain Capital Ventures, Citi Ventures, Credit Karma, Wells Fargo


Fintech’s next decade will look radically different

The birth and growth of financial technology developed mostly over the last ten years. So as we look ahead, what does the next decade have in store? I believe we’re starting to see early signs: in the next ten years, fintech will become portable and ubiquitous as it moves to the background and centralizes into one place where our money is managed for us. When I started working in fintech in 2012, I had trouble tracking competitive search terms because no one knew what our sector was called. The ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Android, Facebook, Uber, Europe, UK, Instagram, Finance, Senate, Tech, Paypal, Venture Capital, Bank, Payments


Here's the pitch deck that hot Wall Street startup OpenFin used to raise $17 million from Barclays and Wells Fargo

OpenFin said it raised $17 million in a Series C fundraising round led by Wells Fargo. Barclays also participated, as did existing investors JPMorgan, Pivot Investment Partners and Bain Capital also participated.  Below is the pitch deck that OpenFin used to drum up investor investor interest.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. OpenFin, which calls itself the operating system of finance, said Thursday that it had raised $17 million in its Series C fundraising round that was ...
Tags: Apple, Wall Street, Trends, Barclays, Silicon Valley, Bain Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, Wells Fargo, Matt Harris, Mazy Dar, OpenFin, Visit Business Insider, Wells Fargo Barclays, JPMorgan Pivot Investment Partners


We asked some of the top VCs to pitch us on up-and-coming fintechs. Here are the 12 they came up with.

We ask some of the top venture investors to recommend up-and-coming US-based fintechs with one catch: They couldn't suggest companies in their own portfolios.  We got a wide range of answers, but one common theme was startups that cater to the underserved or unbanked.  Talk to any venture investor long enough and it's likely they'll eventually pitch you on a startup in their portfolio. It's natural for them to want to push companies they're financially tied to and have already thrown their su...
Tags: New York, US, Trends, Stanford University, Bain Capital Ventures, Sapphire Ventures, Charlotte, Matt Harris, Freddie, Fannie, Mark Goldberg, Index Ventures Total, Sapphire Ventures Total, Paul Levin, Bain Capital Ventures Total


We asked some of the top VCs to pitch us on up-and-coming fintechs with one big catch. Here are the 12 they came up with.

We ask some of the top venture investors to recommend up-and-coming US-based fintechs with one catch: They couldn't suggest companies in their own portfolios.  We got a wide range of answers, but one common theme was startups that cater to the underserved or unbanked.  Talk to any venture investor long enough and it's likely they'll eventually pitch you on a startup in their portfolio. It's natural for them to want to push companies they're financially tied to and have already thrown their su...
Tags: New York, US, Trends, Stanford University, Bain Capital Ventures, Sapphire Ventures, Charlotte, Matt Harris, Freddie, Fannie, Mark Goldberg, Index Ventures Total, Sapphire Ventures Total, Paul Levin, Bain Capital Ventures Total


WATCH: 10 real estate investment tech trends to watch

The emergence of the tech-stack brokerage, flexible lease models, affordable housing alternatives — Bain Capial's Matt Harris and Merritt Hummer illuminate the biggest real estate investment tech trends agents should know about in 2019.
Tags: Video, Technology, Investing, Radio, Agent, Matt Harris, Brokerage, Select, Merritt Hummer, Bain Capial


Bain Capital execs: iBuyers are foes of brokers and homebuyers

Merritt Hummer, a principal at Bain who spoke with Harris and during a second Inman Connect session Friday, also painted iBuyers as antagonists to consumers themselves.
Tags: Technology, Investing, Radio, Agent, Exclusive, Bain Capital, Bain, Industry News, HARRIS, Matt Harris, Markets & Economy, Brokerage, Select, News Brief, Opendoor, Offerpad


Top venture investors tell us the 4 hottest fintech themes they're watching in 2019

We asked top venture capitalists from Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, and Edison Partners to share their fintech predictions for 2019. Major themes include the rebundling of financial services, disruption in the insurance industry, and growing financial inclusion. Venture capital investments in fintech reached a new high in 2018, with $11 billion pouring into startups that are trying to disrupt financial incumbents. Business Insider spoke with fintech investors fro...
Tags: MetroMile, US, Trends, United States, Andreessen Horowitz, Bain Capital Ventures, Index Ventures, Kabbage, Wells Fargo, Goldberg, Matt Harris, Mark Goldberg, Edison Partners, Chris Sugden, Sugden, Index Venture


Top venture investors tell us the 4 biggest fin-tech themes they're watching in 2019

We asked top venture capitalists from Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, and Edison Partners to share their fin-tech predictions for 2019. Major themes include the rebundling of financial services, disruption in the insurance industry, and growing financial inclusion. Venture capital investments in fin-tech reached a new high in 2018, with $11 billion pouring into startups that are trying to disrupt financial incumbents. Business Insider spoke with fintech investors f...
Tags: MetroMile, US, Trends, United States, Andreessen Horowitz, Bain Capital Ventures, Index Ventures, Kabbage, Wells Fargo, Goldberg, Matt Harris, Mark Goldberg, Edison Partners, Chris Sugden, Sugden, Index Venture


Top venture investors tell us the 4 biggest fintech themes they're watching in 2019

We asked top venture capitalists from Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, and Edison Partners to share their fintech predictions for 2019. Major themes include the rebundling of financial services, disruption in the insurance industry, and growing financial inclusion. Venture capital investments in fintech reached a new high in 2018, with $11 billion pouring into startups that are trying to disrupt financial incumbents. Business Insider spoke with fintech investors fro...
Tags: MetroMile, US, Trends, United States, Andreessen Horowitz, Bain Capital Ventures, Index Ventures, Kabbage, Wells Fargo, Goldberg, Matt Harris, Mark Goldberg, Edison Partners, Chris Sugden, Sugden, Index Venture


Top fintech VCs explain how PayPal missed a golden opportunity, and why they wouldn't invest in LendingClub today

PayPal made a mistake when it moved too slowly to offer financing to consumers who used its platform, according to Jim Robinson, general partner at RRE Ventures. Venture capitalists wouldn't invest in certain consumer and small business lending companies, knowing what they know now, according to Matt Harris, managing director at Bain Capital Ventures. The two men spoke on a panel with Hans Morris, the chairman of LendingClub and the managing partner at VC firm Nyca Partners at an invite-only e...
Tags: Twitter, Ebay, Trends, Paypal, Silicon Valley, Jack Dorsey, Morgan Stanley, Max Levchin, Bain Capital Ventures, Securities And Exchange Commission, Morris, HARRIS, Robinson, Matt Harris, LendingClub, OnDeck


San Diegans help a father-in-need in Texas

San Diego (KGTV)-- In the spirit of Father's Day, hundreds of San Diegans are stepping up to help a local Marine's father, who lost everything in a Dallas fire. The Marine Drill Sergeant was overwhelmed by the generosity of local donors - many who do not even know him or his father.To support Matt Harris, click here:https://www.gofundme.com/fire-recovery-for-matt-harris
Tags: Texas, News, San Diego, Dallas, San Diegans, Matt Harris


Industry Challengers: Here Come the Incumbents

Real estate is an industry that I love. My family, our agents, and the customers we serve motivate me every day. Like many of my peers, I have watched many disruptors come and go. They come into our industry with bags full of investment capital, only to learn that real estate is a tough business that operates on very slim margins. For the most part, these industry challengers never turn a profit, run out of money, and fade away. We have plenty of industry challengers today, including venture-fun...
Tags: Technology, News, Radio, Innovation, Mls, Bain Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, Bain, HARRIS, Matt Harris, Real Estate News, Board of Managers, Real Estate Technology, BPP, Homesnap, Spotlights


Man United slammed for ‘long-ball tactics’ vs Man City

Supporters of both Manchester United and other clubs have taken to social media this afternoon to slate the long-ball tactics employed by the Red Devils during the first-half of their derby clash with Manchester City. Matchup The two fierce rivals are currently locked in action at Old Trafford, with the hosts looking to close the 8-point gap to City atop the Premier League table. United came into proceedings on the back of 4 consecutive wins across all competitions, with the Red Devils’ most r...
Tags: City, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Manchester United, Vincent Kompany, Marouane Fellaini, Manchester, Old Trafford, Arsenal, Emirates, Raheem Sterling, Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho, David De Gea


Bain Capital Ventures and Silversmith buys Swift Prepaid Solutions

Bain Capital Ventures and Silversmith Capital Partners have acquired Buffalo Grove, Illinois-based Swift Prepaid Solutions Inc, a provider of of prepaid solutions for global incentive and reward programs. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE BUFFALO GROVE, Ill., Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Swift Prepaid Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of prepaid solutions for global incentive and reward programs, today announced that it has been acquired by Bain Capital Ventures and Silversmith C...
Tags: Boston, Trends, Palo Alto, M&a, Swift, Bain Capital, Mastercard, Bain Capital Ventures, Buffalo Grove Illinois, Matt Harris, Silversmith, Boston New York, Todd MacLean, Mercator Advisory Group, Silversmith Capital Partners, Swift Swift


Bain Capital Ventures and Silversmith buy Swift Prepaid Solutions

Bain Capital Ventures and Silversmith Capital Partners have acquired Buffalo Grove, Illinois-based Swift Prepaid Solutions Inc, a provider of of prepaid solutions for global incentive and reward programs. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE BUFFALO GROVE, Ill., Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Swift Prepaid Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of prepaid solutions for global incentive and reward programs, today announced that it has been acquired by Bain Capital Ventures and Silversmith C...
Tags: Boston, Trends, Palo Alto, M&a, Swift, Bain Capital, Mastercard, Bain Capital Ventures, Buffalo Grove Illinois, Matt Harris, Boston New York, Todd MacLean, Mercator Advisory Group, Silversmith Capital Partners, Swift Swift, Bain Capital Ventures Bain Capital Ventures