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Codefresh just raised $27 million to help developers release code faster for apps that run on the Google-born cloud computing project Kubernetes

On Monday, the startup Codefresh announced a $27 million funding round led by Red Dot Capital Partners, with participation from Shasta Ventures and other existing investors. Codefresh builds a continuous integration and continuous delivery platform, meaning it helps developers release code faster and more often. Codefresh is specially built for cloud software like Kubernetes, a popular open source cloud computing project created at Google. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. E...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Israel, Trends, Hp, Mercury, Kubernetes, Shasta Ventures, Bessemer, Openshift, Roth, Jenkins, Mountain View California, WebEx, Eric Yuan

A Silicon Valley investor is living through the pandemic in his 500-square-foot San Francisco apartment, teaching himself to play the violin and fly-fish in the bay

Jacob Mullins and his wife Nancy have been sheltering in place in their 500-square-foot San Francisco apartment since March. Mullins, a Silicon Valley investor at Shasta Ventures and a San Francisco resident of 11 years, is teaching himself how to play the violin and fly fish and is making the most of life during a pandemic. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Jacob Mullins, a partner at the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Shasta Ventures, is one of the estimated 6.7 milli...
Tags: Google, Hong Kong, South Park, Saudi Arabia, San Francisco, Trends, Chicago, Manhattan, Silicon Valley, Mission, Salesforce, Giants, Nancy, Turner, Business Insider, Shasta Ventures

Venture Capital Company-Shasta Ventures

In June 2004 Shasta Ventures announced her creation as well as their admission into the Capital market. The organization is established by well experienced capital venture veterans who came together to create a company with a major purpose of assisting investors as well as business people. Mainly, the venture capital firm invests on “Epic Products” and software development. The co-founders and the partners at Shasta include Ravi Mohan who has 8 years of experience in Software and Technology...
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Clubhouse, the invite-only audio chat app being hailed as the next Snap or Twitter, just raised a big round of funding after a bidding war. Here's what 9 VCs with access say it's like.

An audio-only chat app called Clubhouse has been the talk of Silicon Valley techies and venture capitalists on Twitter recently. Although the app is still invite-only and in the development stages, early users are already obsessing over the app and touting it as the next Twitter or Snapchat. Business Insider talked to some VCs who are using Clubhouse. While they spoke highly of the app, many said its future depends on its ability to draw in users when the coronavirus outbreak is over. Visit Bu...
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'More community, more content, less expectation': 9 venture capitalists say the future of audio-chat app Clubhouse depends on whether it's still appealing post-quarantine

An audio-only chat app called Clubhouse has been the talk of Silicon Valley techies and venture capitalists on Twitter recently. Although the app is still invite-only and in the development stages, early users are already obsessing over the app and touting it as the next Twitter or Snapchat. Business Insider talked to some VCs who are using Clubhouse. While they spoke highly of the app, many said its future depends on its ability to draw in users when the coronavirus outbreak is over. Visit Bu...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Trends, Linkedin, Snapchat, Silicon Valley, Ellen, Shasta Ventures, James, Steph Curry, Southwest, Sriram Krishnan, Ben Parr, Paul Davison

As stocks recover, private investors aren’t buying the hype

Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Today we need to talk about what we’re hearing from the private markets and the public markets, and how different their messages seem to be. The public markets through yesterday were on the bounce, rising sharply from recent lows, driven by negative news concerning COVID-19 and its ensuing economic damage. As TechCrunch noted yesterday, major American indices had seen their valu...
Tags: Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Twitter, Money, Entrepreneurship, Finance, America, Tech, Economy, United States, Editor, Venture Capital, Private Equity, News Media

Shasta Ventures debuts ‘Ignite,’ a collection of help and services to drive its startups to $10M ARR

Shasta Ventures, a venture capital firm that has raised more than a half-dozen funds in its life, announced a new program this morning designed to help its portfolio companies scale to $10 million of annual recurring revenue (ARR) from $1 million ARR or less. The project, a collection of workshops, in-person help and more, called Ignite, is designed to assist companies make it over the early-stage revenue hump. From nascent income generation to $10 million ARR is a difficult stretch that has cla...
Tags: Startups, TC, Tech, SaaS, Venture Capital, Shasta, Shasta Ventures, Pressman, Jason Pressman, Michael Lock, enterprise SaaS, Shasta s Ignite

Leanplum raises another $27M, shakes up its executive ranks

Customer engagement platform Leanplum today announced that it has raised a $27 million extension to its 2017 $47 million Series D round. This additional funding was led by previous investors Norwest Venture Partners and Shasta Ventures. Kleiner Perkins, Canaan and Launchub also participated in this round, which the company says it will use to bolster its product development and go-to-market efforts. With this, Leanplum has now raised a total of $125 million. Maybe just as importantly, Leanplu...
Tags: TC, Finance, Tech, Investment, Ceo, Leanplum, Kleiner Perkins, Comscore, Shasta Ventures, Cfo, Co, George, Norwest Venture Partners, Garrick, Tapjoy, Kyurkchiev

Announcing the final agenda for Robotics + AI — March 3 at UC Berkeley

TechCrunch is returning to U.C. Berkeley on March 3 to bring together some of the most influential minds in robotics and artificial intelligence. Each year we strive to bring together a cross-section of big companies and exciting new startups, along with top researchers, VCs and thinkers. In addition to a main stage that includes the likes of Amazon’s Tye Brady, U .C. Berkeley’s Stuart Russell, Anca Dragan of Waymo, Claire Delaunay of NVIDIA, James Kuffner of Toyota’s TRI-AD, and a surpris...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Y Combinator, Softbank, Disney, Samsung, Tech, Nasa, Artificial Intelligence, Software, United States, Olympics, Nvidia, Machine Learning, Tokyo, Toyota

Join the Q&A with top speakers at TC Sessions: Robotics+AI (March 3)

Over the past four years, TechCrunch has brought together some of the biggest names in robotics: founders, CEOs, VCs and researchers for TC Sessions: Robotics+AI. The show has provided a unique opportunity to explore the future and present of robotics, AI and the automation technologies that will define our professional and personal lives. While the panels have been curated and hosted by our editorial staff, we’ve also long been interested in providing show-goers and opportunity to engage wit...
Tags: Softbank, Samsung, Tech, Companies, Artificial Intelligence, Sony, Nvidia, ARM Holdings, Robotics, Qualcomm, TechCrunch, New Enterprise Associates, Shasta Ventures, SoftBank Group, Stuart Russell, Zetta Venture Partners

Accion Systems raises $11M for tiny ion engines, with Boeing HorizonX Ventures playing a lead role

Boeing HorizonX Ventures has teamed up with Shasta Ventures to lead an $11 million Series B investment round for Accion Systems, a pioneer in developing miniaturized ion propulsion systems for satellites in space. This isn't the first time Boeing and Shasta have announced investments in Accion, which was spun out from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2014. Shasta led a $7.5 million Series A round in 2016, and Boeing HorizonX led a $3 million venture round in 2018. Accion says it ...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Boeing, Defense Department, Shasta, Shasta Ventures, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Accion Systems, Boeing HorizonX Ventures

WeWork and other top startups were cut down to size in 2019. This VC thinks 30% of the more than 400 other unicorns will soon see their valuations slashed too. (UBER, LYFT, WORK)

Some of the biggest private or recently private tech companies — including Uber, WeWork, and Slack — saw their valuations slashed in 2019. Dozens of other unicorns — private companies with a valuation of $1 billion or more — will suffer the same fate in coming years, predicted Morgan Flager, an Austin, Texas-based venture capitalist. A flood of money into the private markets has bid up values of many startups to unsustainable levels, Flager said. In some cases, investors have mistakenly identi...
Tags: Texas, Softbank, Trends, Indianapolis, Austin, Silicon Valley, WeWork, Shasta Ventures, Austin Texas, Adam Neumann, Silverton, AutoTech Ventures, Uber WeWork, Morgan Flager, Flager, Silverton Partners They

Leading robotics VCs talk about where they’re investing

The Valley’s affinity for robotics shows no signs of cooling. Technical enhancements through innovations like AI/ML, compute power and big data utilization continue to drive new performance milestones, efficiencies and use cases. Despite the old saying, “hardware is hard,” investment in the robotics space continues to expand. Money is pouring in across robotics’ billion-dollar sub verticals, including industrial and labor automation, drone delivery, machine vision and a wide range of others. Acc...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Y Combinator, Hardware, Virginia, Tech, United States, Venture Capital, Robotics, Nea, New Enterprise Associates, Eric Migicovsky, Yc, Shasta Ventures, Hax, Starship Technologies

Cloud video collaboration platform raises $50 million, heads to Hollywood

New York-based, a video review and collaboration platform now used by over a million customers, has raised $50 million in Series C funding to further expand its investment in cloud-based video workflows. The round was led by Insight Partners, and included participation from existing investors Accel, FirstMark, SignalFire, and Shasta Ventures. Itai Tsiddon, co-founder of Lightricks — another company looking to modernize media creation, most recently with the launch of content creation ap...
Tags: Video, New York, Hollywood, Media, Funding, Tech, Manhattan, Streaming, Lightricks, Shasta Ventures,, CSO, Wells, Panavision, NLE, Emery Wells

Shasta Ventures leads $17 mln round for Banyan Security

Banyan Security, a provider of cloud-centric secure remote access solutions, has raised $17 million in funding. Shasta Ventures led the round with participation from Unusual Ventures. Source: Press Release
Tags: Trends, Shasta Ventures, VC Deals

Natalie Sandman joins Spark Capital as investor

Natalie Sandman has joined Boston firm Spark Capital as an investor focused on early-stage software startups. Sandman will work out of the firm’s San Francisco office. Sandman was most recently an investor at Shasta Ventures, where she focused on such SaaS startups as AppSheet and Lattice. Before that, she led the product team at London payment fraud detection startup Ravelin, and she was a product manager during the early days at HR management platform company Zenefits. Source: Medium post by K...
Tags: London, Boston, San Francisco, Trends, People, Sandman, Shasta Ventures, Spark Capital, Kevin Thau, Ravelin, Natalie Sandman, AppSheet

Threekit scores $20 mln Series A

Chicago-based Threekit, a product visualization software platform, has secured $20 million in Series A funding. Shasta Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Salesforce Ventures and former San Francisco 49ers Hall of Famer Steve Young. Threekit has a technology innovation centre in Ottawa. Source: Press Release
Tags: San Francisco, Trends, Chicago, Salesforce Ventures, Ottawa, Shasta Ventures, VC Deals, Hall of Famer Steve Young Threekit

Manage your angel investors, or they’ll manage you

Lewis Hower Contributor Share on Twitter Lewis Hower connects SVB and VC/startup communities as a Managing Director with SVB Startup Banking. In 2016, angel investors pumped approximately $24 billion into startups. It’s almost certain that an angel will play a role in your startup’s journey, but like everything else in a startup’s life, you need to watch out for potential problems. If you don’t manage them properly, these earl...
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Literati snags $12 mln

Austin, Texas-based Literati, a subscription book service, has secured $12 million in funding. Nikhil Basu Trivedi at Shasta Ventures led the round. Source: Press Release
Tags: Trends, Shasta Ventures, Austin Texas, VC Deals, Literati, Nikhil Basu Trivedi

MediaLab acquires messaging app Kik, expanding its app portfolio

Popular messaging app Kik is, indeed, “here to stay” following an acquisition by the Los Angeles-based multimedia holding company, MediaLab. It echoes the same message from Kik’s chief executive Tim Livingston last week when he rebuffed earlier reports that the company would shut down amid an ongoing battle with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Livingston had tweeted that Kik had signed a letter-of-intent with a “great company,” but that it was “not a done deal.” Now we know the t...
Tags: Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Media, Social Networks, California, Los Angeles, Social Media, Tech, Instant Messaging, Software, Yik Yak, Secret, Whisper, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Social Network

Tiger Global values people management tool Lattice at ~$200M

The secretive New York-based hedge fund Tiger Global Management has led a $25 million Series C investment in Lattice, an employee performance and engagement management tool, with participation from the startup’s existing investors. The round, which values Lattice in the ballpark of $200 million, says co-founder and chief executive officer Jack Altman, comes just six months after the business closed a $15 million Series B led by Shasta Ventures. The HR tool, founded in 2015 by Altman and...
Tags: Startups, Y Combinator, New York, Funding, San Francisco, Tech, Venture Capital, Thrive Capital, Tiger Global Management, Khosla Ventures, Shasta Ventures, Altman, Human Resources Management, Lattice, Jack Altman, Eric Koslow

AppSheet Raises $15M To Help People Who Aren’t Pro Coders Build Apps

Many of today and tomorrow’s high-paying jobs require a command of computing concepts and programming languages, but learning such skills from the ground up can be a time-intensive and expensive endeavor.While there’s high demand in the job market for people with these technical skills, some companies, such as Seattle-based AppSheet, are offering services designed to enable those with only minimal programming knowledge to build functional software applications.Now AppSheet has $15 million more ...
Tags: Google, Deals, Google Play, Startups, Apps, Trends, Tech, Smartphones, Mobile Apps, Vc, Software, Dropbox, Software Development, Salesforce, App Store, Seattle

People management platform Lattice fetches $15 mln

San Francisco-based Lattice, a people management platform, has secured $15 million in funding. Shasta Ventures led the round with participation from other backers that included Thrive Capital, Khosla Ventures and Y Combinator. Source: Press Release
Tags: San Francisco, Trends, Shasta Ventures, VC Deals, Lattice, Thrive Capital Khosla Ventures

Lattice raises another $15M to improve performance reviews

Sam Altman’s little brother Jack is an entrepreneur, too. Jack Altman, whose resume includes a stint as vice president of business development at Teespring, has raised $15 million in Series B funding for his startup, Lattice, a modern approach to corporate goal setting. Shasta Ventures led the round, with participation from Thrive Capital, Khosla Ventures and Y Combinator, the latter being the organization his brother led as president until very recently. Lattice, used by high-growth ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Y Combinator, Gmail, San Francisco, Entrepreneur, Tech, President, Venture Capital, Reddit, Sam Altman, Teespring, Jack, Thrive Capital, Coinbase, Khosla Ventures

Shasta Ventures leads Series A round for AppSheet

Seattle-based AppSheet, a no-code application platform, has secured $15 million in Series A funding. Shasta Ventures led the round with participation from previous backer New Enterprise Associates. Source: Press Release
Tags: Trends, Seattle, Shasta Ventures, VC Deals

Shasta Ventures targets $325 mln for sixth fund

Shasta Ventures is seeking to raise $325 million for its sixth fund, according to an SEC filing. Based in Menlo Park, California, Shasta invests in enterprise and technology consumer startups.
Tags: Trends, SEC, Funds, Shasta Ventures, Menlo Park California Shasta

Shasta Ventures targets $325 mln for sixth fund: Updated

Shasta Ventures is seeking to raise $325 million for its sixth fund, according to an SEC filing. Based in Menlo Park, CA, Shasta invests in enterprise and technology consumer startups. The filing lists Jason Pressman, Ravi Mohan, Doug Pepper and Nikhil Basu Trivedi as managing directors of the new fund. Not listed are Shasta managing directors Rob Coneybeer and Tod Francis. The filing did not report a first close. Updated: A new version of the story includes a listing of the managing directors o...
Tags: Trends, SEC, Funds, Shasta, Shasta Ventures, Nikhil Basu Trivedi, Rob Coneybeer, Menlo Park CA Shasta, Jason Pressman Ravi Mohan Doug Pepper, Tod Francis

Tonal raises $45 million to bring strength training to more living rooms

Tonal is today announcing its series C financing that it hopes will allow the company to bring its at-home gym to even more homes. The funding round shows investors’ excitement around the new generation of personal exercise equipment that combines on-demand training with smart features. Tonal, like Peloton, offer features previously unavailable outside of gyms and with this injection of capital, the company expects to build new personal features and invest in marketing and retail experiences....
Tags: Gadgets, US, San Francisco, Tech, Connecticut, Honest Company, Shasta Ventures, Classpass, San Francisco CA, Catterton, Peloton, Global Co, Evolution Media, Tonal, Scott Dahnke, Aly Orady

The Entrepreneur’s Essentials #16: The importance of reference checking

As I mentioned at the beginning of this series/ebook, over the years I’ve noticed that I tend to frequently share certain Lucky7 posts with entrepreneurs we’ve backed, team members at, or other startup investors I know. In totality, these posts are at least as long as most business books. So I’m packaging the best of them up for you here in a new series called The Entrepreneur’s Essentials. This series/ebook will be at least 20 posts long, and I’ll add some commentary on how I’ve pers...
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LeanData raises $27.5 mln

LeanData said March 18 that it secured $27.5 million in financing led by Tenaya Capital. Industry Ventures participated in the round along with existing investors Shasta Ventures, Sapphire Ventures and Correlation Ventures. LeanData provides lead-to-account matching, routing and marketing attribution solutions. PRESS RELEASE LeanData Raises $27.5 Million in Series C Funding Following Record Growth New funding strengthens company’s ability to fuel innovation, support customer success and accelera...
Tags: Trends, Shasta Ventures, Tenaya Capital, Sunnyvale Calif, VC Deals, Industry Ventures, LeanData, Brian Melton, Sutherland Global Services, Tenaya Capital Industry Ventures, Tenaya Capital Participating, Tenaya Capital LeanData, Airbnb Expedia FICO Nokia Pitney Bowes Siemens, Evan Liang CEO of LeanData, Revenue Operations, Ravi Mohan