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Health tech venture firm OTV closes new $170 million fund and expands into Asia

OTV (formerly known as Olive Tree Ventures), an Israeli venture capital firm that focuses on digital health tech, announced it has closed a new fund totaling $170 million. The firm also launched a new office in Shanghai, China to spearhead its growth in the Asia Pacific region. OTV currently has a total of 11 companies in its portfolio. This year, it led rounds in telehealth platforms TytoCare and Lemonaid Health, and its other investments include genomic machine learning platform Emedgene; m...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, China, Israel, Tech, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Shanghai, Venture Capital, Health Tech, Digital Health, Shanghai China, OTV, Montreal Before


Join a Q&A with General Catalyst’s Peter Boyce and Katherine Boyle on Tuesday at 4pm ET/1pm PT

General Catalyst is one of the top VC firms in the U.S., with portfolio companies that include Snap, Kayak, Airbnb, Stripe, HubSpot, GitLab and many others. We’re thrilled to have GC’s Peter Boyce and Katherine Boyle join us for the next episode of Extra Crunch Live, our live video series where we ask VCs about what’s exciting them these days, get their advice for how early-stage startups can thrive (particularly during a pandemic), and offer Extra Crunch members a chance to ask questions dir...
Tags: TC, Tech, Venture Capital, The Washington Post, General Catalyst, Roelof Botha, Boyle, Boyce, Kirsten Green, ECL, Rough Draft Ventures, Katherine Boyle, Peter Boyce, Extra Crunch Live, Snap Kayak Airbnb Stripe, HubSpot GitLab


Join a Q&A with General Catalyst’s Peter Boyce and Katherine Boyle on Tuesday at 4 pm EST/1 pm PST

General Catalyst is one of the top VC firms in the U.S., with portfolio companies that include Snap, Kayak, Airbnb, Stripe, HubSpot, GitLab and many others. We’re thrilled to have GC’s Peter Boyce and Katherine Boyle join us for the next episode of Extra Crunch Live, our live video series where we ask VCs about what’s exciting them these days, get their advice for how early-stage startups can thrive (particularly during a pandemic) and offer Extra Crunch members a chance to ask questions dire...
Tags: TC, Tech, Venture Capital, The Washington Post, General Catalyst, Roelof Botha, Boyle, Boyce, Kirsten Green, ECL, EST, Rough Draft Ventures, Katherine Boyle, Peter Boyce, Extra Crunch Live, Snap Kayak Airbnb Stripe


VCs who want better outcomes should use data to reduce founder team risk

Janneke Niessen Contributor Share on Twitter Janneke Niessen is a partner at CapitalT, a serial entrepreneur and a tech diversity advocate. VCs expect the companies they invest in to use data to improve their decision-making. So why aren’t they doing that when evaluating startup teams? Sure, venture capital is a people business, and the power of gut feeling is real. But using an objective, data-backed process to evaluate tea...
Tags: Decision Making, Startups, Column, Labor, Entrepreneurship, Tech, Diversity, Venture Capital, Harvard Business Review, Startup Company, Janneke Niessen, Eva de Mol Ph D


Ben Ling’s Bling Capital just rounded up $113 million more from investors

Ben Ling is as done with 2020 as the rest of us, but certainly for him, the year could be worse. Ling, who founded his own venture outfit in 2018 — naming it Bling Capital (a nickname from way back) — just closed on $113 million in capital commitments across two new funds: a seed-focused $77 million fund, and an opportunity fund focused on breakout companies from his portfolio that closed with $36 million in capital commitments. It’s a decent amount of money for a so-called solo GP fund, especia...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, New York, London, Youtube, Stanford, San Francisco, Tech, Austin, Venture Capital, Miami, Max Levchin, Sand Hill Road, Mach, Bay Area


Marc Benioff and Stewart Butterfield are now united, with a mutual Microsoft grudge

Hello, and welcome to this Wednesday's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech. Did someone forward this newsletter to you? Get Insider Tech straight in your inbox by subscribing here. This week: The tech mega-deal that COVID brokered Marc Benioff Reuters/Mike Blake The year of the pandemic is closing with what may be remembered as the era's signature deal. Salesforce is plunking down $27.7 billion — its largest acquisition ever — to buy Slac...
Tags: Startups, Spacex, England, Enterprise, Microsoft, Yahoo, China, San Francisco, Trends, European Union, Venture Capital, M&a, Salesforce, Stewart Butterfield, Slack, Marc Benioff


A roundup of recent unicorn news

So much for a December news slowdown. The last few days have been so chock-a-block with news from a host of unicorns, we’ve all fallen behind. This morning, The Exchange is going into summary mode to help us better understand the full scope of recent unicorn activity. Why unicorns? It would be fun to noodle on early-stage news — Salut raised $1.25 million this week and BuildBuddy picked up $3.15 million — but as we’re in the midst of an IPO cycle and 2021 could have even more public debuts th...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Tech, Venture Capital, M&a, Airbnb, Coinbase, Postmates, Slack, Doordash, Flexe, The Exchange, Bizzabo, Coinbase Tanium Postmates Olive Scale


Home energy evaluator WattBuy raises $3.25M in series A

WattBuy, a web app for helping homeowners predict and understand energy usage raises more money as climate change's role in real estate continues to grow.
Tags: Apps, Technology, Climate Change, Radio, Venture Capital, Wildfire, Floods, Carbon Footprint, Series A, Industry News, Select, News Brief, Fund-raising, Wattbuy, Climatecheck, Floodzones


Longtime investor and operator Adam Nash says he just launched a new fintech startup

Adam Nash, a Silicon Valley-born-and-bred operator and investor, is back at it again. Today, on his personal blog, he announced that he has started a consumer fintech company that has already garnered initial funding from Ribbit Capital, along with other “friends and angels” who appear to have also pitched into the round, including Box CEO Aaron Levie, Mighty Networks founder Gina Bianchini, Superhuman founder Rahul Vohra, and Amy Chang, who sold her startup Accompany to Cisco in 2018. Nash d...
Tags: Apple, TC, Twitter, Europe, John Sculley, Ebay, Stanford, Boston, San Francisco, Linkedin, Tech, Cisco, Nasa, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, North America


Scale AI hits $3.5B valuation as it turns the AI boom into a venture bonanza

Scale AI, the four-year-old data labeling startup, has discovered that selling the picks and shovels needed to develop and apply artificial intelligence is big business. The company, which created a visual data labeling platform that uses software and people to label image, text, voice and video data for companies building machine learning algorithms, has raised another $155 million. The funding round, led by Tiger Global, pushes Scale’s post-money valuation to more than $3.5 billion.  Import...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Tech, General Motors, Automotive, Venture Capital, Nvidia, Toyota, Wang, Nuro, Alexandr Wang, Scale AI, TechCrunch Scale


Scale AI hits $3.5B valuation as its turns the AI boom into a venture bonanza

Scale AI, the four-year-old data labeling startup, has discovered that selling the picks and shovels needed to develop and apply artificial intelligence is big business. The company, which created a visual data labeling platform that uses software and people to label image, text, voice and video data for companies building machine learning algorithms, has raised another $155 million. The funding round, led by Tiger Global, pushes Scale’s post-money valuation to more than $3.5 billion.  Import...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Tech, General Motors, Automotive, Venture Capital, Nvidia, Toyota, Wang, Nuro, Alexandr Wang, Scale AI, TechCrunch Scale


Obvious Ventures outlines the “world positive” impact of its startups and shares what’s next

Today, the early-stage, mission-focused, San Francisco-based venture firm Obvious Ventures released a very readable overview of how each of its portfolio companies is benefiting the world in its own way. Its report shines a light on the grocery deliver service Good Eggs, for example, sharing that roughly 70% of the products sold by the company are grown or produced within 250 miles of its food hub in Oakland, Ca. That matters because fresher food is more nutritious. The electric bus company Prot...
Tags: TC, Asia, Europe, US, San Francisco, Tech, Williams, Venture Capital, North America, Oakland, Ev Williams, Obvious Ventures, James Joaquin, Biz Stone, James, Beyond Meat


Strike first, strike hard, no mercy: How emerging managers can win

TX Zhuo Contributor Share on Twitter TX Zhuo is the managing partner of Fika Ventures, focusing on fintech, enterprise software and marketplace opportunities. More posts by this contributor A COVID-19 resilience test for B2B companies Discovering that deckhands make great waiters — and why this matters Huston Collins Contributor Share on Twitte...
Tags: Startups, Column, Entrepreneurship, Tech, Netflix, Venture Capital, Valuation, Greenspring Associates, Miyagi, Corporate Finance, Cobra Kai, Zhuo, Fika Ventures, PitchBook NVCA, Cobra Kai school


How Ryan Reynolds and Mint Mobile worked without becoming the joke

In the past decade, celebrity interest and investment in tech companies has significantly increased. But not all celebrity investments are created equally. Some investors, like Ashton Kutcher, have prioritized the VC pursuits. Some have invested casually without getting overly involved. Others have used their considerable platforms to market their portfolio to varying degrees of success. It’s been a little over a year since Ryan Reynolds bought a majority stake in Mint Mobile, a deal that has...
Tags: Travel, Startups, TC, Mobile, Jay Z, Canada, Justin Bieber, New York Times, Alicia Keys, Portland, Venture Capital, Lady Gaga, Ashton Kutcher, Ryan Reynolds, Lenovo, Justin Timberlake


Enterprise investor Jason Green on SPAC hopefuls versus startups bound for traditional IPOs

Jason Green has a pretty solid reputation as venture capitalists go. The enterprise-focused firm the cofounded 17 years ago, Emergence Capital, has backed Saleforce, Box, and Zoom, among many other companies, and even while every firm is now investing in software-as-a-service startups, his remains a go-to for many top founders selling business products and services. To learn more about the trends impacting Green’s slice of the investing universe, we talked with him late last week about everythin...
Tags: Startups, TC, Tech, Green, Venture Capital, Rob, Salesforce, Emergence Capital, SPAC, Coupa, Drishti, Jason Green, Rob Bernshteyn


Snapchat's Evan Spiegel goes from innovator to imitator

Hello, and welcome to this Wednesday's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech. Did someone forward this newsletter to you? Get Insider Tech straight in your inbox by subscribing here. Soundtrack: for maximum enjoyment of this newsletter, we recommend listening to the Steely Dan classic "Do It Again." This week: Evan Spiegel and the imitator's dilemma Snap CEO Evan Spiegel Samantha Lee / Business Insider If there's one constant in the consumer...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Star Wars, Enterprise, Yahoo, Disney, US, Trends, Intel, Earth, Snapchat, Larry Page, Sergey Brin


Talking tech’s exodus, Twitter’s labels, and Medium’s next moves with founder Ev Williams

Earlier today, we had the chance to talk with Twitter and Medium cofounder Ev Williams, along with operator-turned investor James Joaquin, who helps oversee the day-to-day of the mission-focused venture firm they separately cofounded six years ago, Obvious Ventures. We collectively discussed lot of venture-y things, some of which we’ll publish next week, so stayed tuned. In the meantime, we spent some time talking specifically with Williams about both Twitter and Medium and some of the day...
Tags: TC, Twitter, Publishing, New York, California, Collaborative Consumption, San Francisco, Tech, Williams, Venture Capital, Manhattan, Donald Trump, Ev Williams, Obvious Ventures, James Joaquin, Medium


New Normal: A conversation with Brett Hurt of data.world

I have been doing video interviews with a number of C-level executives about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes up. Here is... [Author: vinnie]
Tags: Big Data, Trends, Analytics, Venture Capital, Vinnie, Brett Hurt, New Normal COVID-19


New venture firm The-Wolfpack takes a fresh approach to D2C startups

The-Wolfpack’s co-founders, Toh Jin Wei, Tan Kok Chin and Simon Nichols (Image Credit: The-Wolfpack) The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the consumer, leisure and media companies hard, but a new venture firm called The-Wolfpack is still very upbeat on those sectors. Based in Singapore, the firm was founded by former managing directors at GroupM, one of the world’s largest advertising and media companies, and plans to work very closely with each of its portfolio companies. Its name was chosen becaus...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Media, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Tech, Leisure, Thailand, Venture Capital, Groupm, Nichols, Wolfpack, D2C


Marie Ekeland launches 2050, a new fund with radically ambitious, long-term goals

Marie Ekeland has unveiled her next act — and it’s a new fund called 2050. But it’s not your average French VC fund as it’s going to be an evergreen fund focused on building a better world. It sounds ambitious, but Ekeland isn’t just daydreaming as she has a detailed action plan. If you’re not familiar with Marie Ekeland, she used to be an investor at French VC firm Elaia. She invested in adtech firm Criteo, which later became a public company in the U.S. She is also one of the founding membe...
Tags: Startups, Europe, France, Tech, Venture Capital, AMF, Daphni, Ekeland, Marie Ekeland, Elaia She, Shine Swile Holberton School, Aude Duprat, Université Paris Dauphine


HMBradley raises $18.25 million planting a flag as LA’s entrant into the challenger bank business

With $90 million in deposits and $18.25 million in new financing, HMBradley is making moves as the Los Angeles-based entrant into the challenger bank competition. LA is home to a growing community of financial services startups and HMBradley is quickly taking its place among the leaders with a novel twist on the banking business. Unlike most banking startups that woo customers with easy credit and savvy online user interfaces, HMBradley is pitching a better savings account. The company offe...
Tags: TC, Money, California, La, Finance, Los Angeles, Tech, Banking, Economy, Venture Capital, Bank, Financial Services, Financial Technology, Chime, ING Group, Ben Coffman


All year long, we asked VCs to tell us the hottest startups they're watching. Out of hundreds of great startups, we've selected the top 100.

Shayanne Gal/Business Insider Business Insider has written about hundreds of startups to watch in 2020 as recommended by the experts, venture capitalists. As the year comes to a close, we've sifted through them all to select the top 100 startups of 2020. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Business Insider has named over 350 startups this year as ones to watch according to the experts: the venture capitalists who know the markets intimately.As the year comes to a close, we...
Tags: Startups, Trends, Startup, Venture Capital, Tech Insider, Samantha Lee, Melia Russell, Shayanne Gal, BI Graphics


Will Brazil’s Roaring 20s see the rise of early-stage startups?

Matheus Tavares Dos Santos Contributor Share on Twitter Matheus is a hedge funds investment analyst for a major global investment manager and technology provider. In prior roles, he was an associate at a LatAm-focused venture capital firm and worked in corporate venture with regional banks and the Brazilian stock exchange. Since 2007, the number of publicly listed companies in Brazil has decreased from 400 to just a little ov...
Tags: Startups, Column, New York, Tech, Iran, Mining, Venture Capital, Brazil, Latin America, Securities And Exchange Commission, U S, Corporate Finance, Matheus, CVM, Venture Capital Funds, Investimentos


7 things we just learned about Sequoia’s European expansion plans

Sequoia Capital, the renowned Silicon Valley venture capital firm that has backed companies like Apple, Google, Dropbox, Airbnb and Stripe, recently disclosed that it had opened its first office in Europe. To staff up, it hired partner Luciana Lixandru away from rival Accel Partners. Even without an official European presence, Sequoia has quietly operated in the region for more than a decade, first investing in Klarna in 2010. Other Europe-founded companies in its portfolio include Baaima,...
Tags: Startups, TC, Europe, London, California, Entrepreneurship, San Francisco, Tech, Canada, Paris, Venture Capital, Romania, Silicon Valley, Bristol, Sequoia Capital, Stripe


Founders seeking their first check need a fundraising sales funnel

Nathan Beckord Contributor Share on Twitter Nathan Beckord is CEO of Foundersuite.com, a software platform for raising capital and managing investors that has helped entrepreneurs raise over $2 billion since 2016. He is also the host of Foundersuite’s How I Raised It podcast. More posts by this contributor Fundraising lessons from David Rogier of MasterClass Are you ready for the coming wave of VC down round...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Entertainment, Entrepreneurship, Funding, Tech, Venture Capital, UTA, Gary Vaynerchuk, United Talent Agency, Scooter Braun, Ludlow Ventures, United Talent Agency UTA, Milana, David Rogier


Investors Lockheed Martin Ventures and SpaceFund are coming to TC Sessions: Space 2020

The space industry, once dominated by government-funded programs and a small handful of corporations, has seen a surge in startups in recent years. And with startups aplenty, the venture firms can never be far behind. Venture capital has played an increasingly important role in rooting out the best and most promising of these startups. The stakes are even higher for the venture arms of corporations. Corporate venture firms are on the constant hunt for the technology that will keep their companie...
Tags: TC, Space, Events, Tech, Venture Capital, Aerospace, Crawford, Moran, Applied Materials Inc, BOGO, Air Force NASA, Chris Moran, Lockheed Martin Ventures, SpaceFund, Kathryn Lueders, TC Sessions Space 2020


Extra Crunch roundup: A fistful of IPOs, Affirm’s Peloton problem, Zoom Apps and more

DoorDash, Affirm, Roblox, Airbnb, C3.ai and Wish all filed to go public in recent days, which means some venture capitalists are having the best week of their lives. Tech companies that go public capture our imagination because they are literal happy endings. An Initial Public Offering is the promised land for startup pilgrims who may wander the desert for years seeking product-market fit. After all, the “I” in “ISO” stands for “incentive.” A flurry of new S-1s in a single week forced me to r...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Gaming, Entrepreneurship, China, Ipo, India, San Francisco, Tech, ISO, NewCo, Alibaba, Venture Capital, Airbnb, Autodesk


A16z is now managing $16.5 billion, after announcing two new funds

Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) has closed a pair of funds totaling $4.5 billion, the firm confirmed in a blog post this morning. The firm has raised $1.3 billion for an early-stage fund focused on consumer, enterprise, and fintech; and closed a $3.2 billion growth-stage fund for later-stage investments. The firm did not immediately respond to request for comment. The funds may seem somewhat typical, given the size of new funds that venture firms have been raising in recent years, Still, these are e...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Microsoft, Ipo, San Francisco, Tech, Venture Capital, Fund, Airbnb, Andreessen Horowitz, New York Stock Exchange, Github, Justice Department, Affirm, Early Stage, Anthony Albanese


EC/VC And The Biglaw Tech Firm — An Overview By A Former Gunderson Associate [Sponsored]

Tech-focused firms have extremely cool work, clients, and cultures, and the sector in which they operate has been experiencing tremendous and consistent growth.
Tags: Technology, Law, Venture Capital, EC, Career Advice, Biglaw, Corporate, Gunderson, Sponsored Content, Job Searches, Transactional practice, Emerging Companies / Startups, Stephen Damato


Steve Case’s Revolution is targeting $500 million for its fourth growth fund

Revolution, the Washington, D.C.-based investment firm founded by AOL cofounder CEO Steve Case and former AOL senior exec Ted Leonsis, is raising $500 million for its fourth fund, shows a new SEC filing. Asked about the effort earlier today, the firm declined to comment. This new fund was was expected. It has been more than four years since Revolution announced its third growth fund, a vehicle that closed with $525 million in capital commitments. That’s a longer time between funds than we’re see...
Tags: Startups, TC, New York, Washington, White House, Boston, Tech, Austin, Aol, Venture Capital, Revolution, SEC, Silicon Valley, Bigcommerce, Biden, Steve Case