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Match’s new service, a one-on-one phone call with an expert dating coach, is a hit with millennial men (MTCH)

On Tuesday, Match rolled out its new member service, AskMatch, to better compete with dating apps like Tinder and Bumble. Members can set up free one-on-one appointments with expert dating coaches to work through issues like dressing for a first date, defining a relationship, or even pick up line workshopping. According to Match CEO Hesam Hosseini, the service performed best with young men in its beta test, with three times more men opting into the service than women. Hosseini told Business In...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, New York City, Trends, Andreessen Horowitz, Match Group, Business Insider, Gillette, Hosseini, Mayfield Fund, Bumble Match, Hesam Hosseini

This 29-year-old VC helped start Microsoft's investment fund. Now, she's joining the 50-year-old Mayfield Fund to help it invest in 'unhyped' markets. (MSFT)

Priya Saiprasad will join Mayfield Fund on May 14 after helping found M12, Microsoft's independent investment fund. Saiprasad told Business Insider that, because she lived in 12 countries when she was growing up and had to remake friends each time, she admires entrepreneurs that have to "create something out of nothing." At M12, she led investments in Series A and Series B enterprise artificial intelligence and machine learning companies. She also launched the firm's first female founders comp...
Tags: Microsoft, Trends, Silicon Valley, Business Insider, Bay Area, Chennai, Mayfield, UC Berkeley s Haas School of Business, Mayfield Fund, University of California Berkeley She, Priya Saiprasad, Saiprasad, Crunchbase Mayfield

Seattle’s Outreach Joins Unicorn Ranks With $114M Funding Round

Another tech “unicorn”—privately controlled startups valued at $1 billion or more—has been minted following sales software company Outreach’s latest venture funding round, a $114 million deal.Seattle-based Outreach develops customer relationship management tools designed to improve communication between salespeople and their prospective clients. Launched in 2013, the startup says its most recent round of financing values Outreach at $1.1 billion and brings its total funding haul to $239 million...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Uber, Pinterest, Microsoft, Sales, Trends, Tech, IPOs, Outreach, Vc, Seattle, Unicorns, Drift, Dfj Growth, Meritech Capital partners

Portworx raises $27M Series C for its cloud-native data management platform

As enterprises adopt cloud-native technologies like containers to build their applications, the next question they often have to ask themselves is how they adapt their data storage and management practices to this new reality, too. One of the companies in this business is the four-year-old Portworx, which has managed to attract customers like Lufthansa Systems, GE Digital and HPE with its cloud-native storage and data-management platform for the Kubernetes container orchestration platform. Portw...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Cloud, Storage, Enterprise, Cloud Computing, Tech, Mysql, Abu Dhabi, GE Ventures, Sapphire Ventures, Mayfield Fund, Portworx, Mubadala Investment Company, Recent Funding

Balbix raises $20M for a predictive approach to enterprise cybersecurity

Security breaches are a disaster for corporate companies, but good news if you’re someone who offers preventative solutions. Today in 2018, wide-ranging attacks on the likes of Equifax, Sony Pictures and Target have only added value to those charged with safeguarding companies. Balbix, one such solutions provider, has pulled in a $20 million Series B to grow its business and try to prevent high-profile cybersecurity disasters using a predictive model of measuring and assessing threats. The...
Tags: Security, Fundings & Exits, TC, Asia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Softbank, Tech, Cisco, Middle East, San Jose, Abu Dhabi, Singtel, Singtel Innov8, Trustwave, CSO

A woman who’s worked in venture capital for 25 years shares her best career advice — and why it was worth being the first and only woman on her team when she started out

Wende Hutton has been a venture capitalist for 25 years.  Throughout her career investing in early-stage biotech companies, she's brought her children to board meetings, coexisted with a "band of brothers," and mentored future female leaders. Hutton shares her career advice with Business Insider, which includes staying curious, and avoiding making investing a solo sport.  It's rare to find women in venture capital. And it's even rarer to find women who've been in the business for more than t...
Tags: Trends, Steve James, Don, Hutton, Mayfield, Canaan, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Canaan Partners, Mayfield Fund, Antiva Biosciences, Wende Hutton, Hewlett Packard Hutton, Colleen Cuffaro Cuffaro, Cuffaro, Labrys Biologics, Labrys Hutton

VC-backed Mission Bio adds three SVPs to team

Mission Bio Inc, a single-cell genomics startup, has hired Pat Brooks as senior vice president of sales and sales operations; Rebecca Galler as senior vice president of marketing; and Dr. Keith Jones as senior vice president of product development. Mission Bio’s backers include Mayfield Fund. PRESS RELEASE SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—November 3, 2017—Mission Bio, Inc., a leader in single-cell analysis and precision genomics, today announced new additions to the senior management team as the comp...
Tags: Trends, People, Silicon Valley, Columbia University, Jones, Illumina, Invesco, AML, SVP, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Affymetrix, University of California Irvine, Mayfield, San Francisco Calif, Mayfield Fund

Tech Tools for Harvey and Irma, New Funds in Austin, & More TX News

For nearly two weeks, much of the Houston innovation system has been focused on Hurricane-turned-Tropical Storm Harvey’s multiple landfalls on the Texas Gulf Coast. Anchored by Sketch City and active social media networks, civic tech hackers have created websites, APIs, and mapping tools that helped groups like the Cajun Navy find residents who needed rescue from their homes and then connected the displaced with shelters that had space. The websites also enabled donors and volunteers to s...
Tags: Amazon, Energy, Startups, Apps, Florida, Maps, Texas, Colorado, Trends, Social Media, E-commerce, Software, Austin, Innovation, Venture Capital, M&a

VC-backed AEye adds three to team

Pleasanton, California-based AEye Inc, a developer of advanced vision hardware, software and algorithms for self-driving vehicles, has beefed up its team with three new hires. Joining the company are John Stockton as vice president of product, Dr. Allan Steinhardt as chief engineer and Blair LaCorte as chief of staff. AEye’s backers include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Airbus Ventures and Intel Capital. PRESS RELEASE PLEASANTON, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AEye Inc, a robotic vision pioneer, tod...
Tags: UK, Trends, Nasa, People, Dartmouth, Stockton, Darpa, John, North America, Cornell University, Booz Allen Hamilton, Sun Microsystems, San Francisco Bay Area, Blair, Airbus Ventures, University of Maine

The extremely wealthy survivalists of Silicon Valley and New York City.

Described at length by Evan Osnos in The New Yorker.Tim Chang, a forty-four-year-old managing director at Mayfield Fund, a venture-capital firm, told me, “There’s a bunch of us in the Valley. We meet up and have these financial-hacking dinners and talk about backup plans people are doing. It runs the gamut from a lot of people stocking up on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency, to figuring out how to get second passports if they need it, to having vacation homes in other countries that could be escape ha...
Tags: Law, California, New York City, Linkedin, Wealth, New Zealand, Reid Hoffman, Silicon Valley, Survival, Hall, Hoffman, Army Corps Of Engineers, Mayfield Fund, Evan Osnos, Ann Althouse, Tim Chang

Former Twitter VP Rishi Garg is now a VC at Mayfield

 Rishi Garg has joined the early-stage venture firm Mayfield as a general partner. The move seems a natural one, given Garg’s career arc to date.While readers might recall that Garg’s last full-time gig was Twitter’s VP of corp dev, a role he left in July 2015, he spent the previous two years leading M&A at the payments company Square and before that, logged time at… Read More
Tags: TC, Tech, Mayfield, Mayfield Fund, Garg

Data Software Startup MapR Raises $50M, Signals IPO Plans

MapR, one of the data management companies vying to help businesses grapple with the onslaught of information they process and store, announced a $50 million equity financing today and revealed that it’s considering an initial public offering. San Jose, CA-based MapR, a competitor to Cloudera and Hortonworks, sells software designed to integrate the data that businesses collect and crunch in both on-site computers and through Web-based applications. Its “converged data platform” also offers...
Tags: Google, Deals, Startups, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Big Data, Ipo, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Bloomberg, It, Vc, Software, Open Source Software, Innovation

Taskbob raises $4.5 million from IvyCap Ventures and existing investors

Mumbai-based on demand home services home and services startup Taskbob has raised $4.5 million in a series A round of funding led by IvyCap Ventures and existing investors, Orios and Mayfield. Norbert Fernandes, Co-Founder and Principal at IvyCap will shortly be joining the board of Taskbob on behalf of IvyCap Ventures. Taskbob claims to have around 1 lakh users in whole of Mumbai who avail their services. The company also says that it gets 800 to 1,000 bookings a day with a repeat booking rate ...
Tags: News, Internet, Investments, Services, Mumbai, Bangalore, Ratan Tata, Gurgaon, Urbanclap, Housejoy, Chennai, Mayfield Fund, Orios Venture Partners, Powai, Services Marketplace, MyWash Technologies

Mayfield to raise 15th fund

Mayfield Fund has set out to raise a fifteenth fund, according to a filing with the SEC. The firm does not list a target for the fund or report a first close. Mayfield raised a $365 million fourteenth early stage fund in 2013, according to Thomson Reuters.  
Tags: SEC, Funds, Mayfield, Mayfield Fund

Mayfield Fund’s Navin Chaddha On The Road From Entrepreneur To Investor

 Many folks in the tech industry dream of making the jump from entrepreneur to investor, but few actually succeed in taking the leap. Navin Chaddha is one of those lucky few and in this podcast discussion, hear him talk about his history as an entrepreneur, his thoughts on the tech industry today and where it’s going in the future. Read More
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