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As SaaS stocks set new records, Atlassian’s earnings show there’s still room to grow

As SaaS stocks set new records, Atlassian’s earnings show there’s still room to grow Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. SaaS stocks had a good run in late 2019. TechCrunch covered their ascent, a recovery from early-year doldrums […]

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LaunchDarkly CEO Edith Harbaugh explains why her company raised another $54M

LaunchDarkly CEO Edith Harbaugh explains why her company raised another M This week, LaunchDarkly announced that it has raised another $54 million. Led by Bessemer Venture Partners and backed by the company’s existing investors, it brings the company’s total funding up to $130 million. For the unfamiliar, LaunchDarkly builds a platform that […]

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Sisense nabs another $100m at a $1B+ valuation for its big data business analytics solutions

Sisense nabs another 0m at a B+ valuation for its big data business analytics solutions Sisense, an enterprise startup that that has built a business analytics business out of the premise of making big data as accessible as possible to users — whether it be through graphics on mobile or desktop apps, […]

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Los Angeles-based Luxury Presence raised $5.4 million for its real estate marketing services

Los Angeles-based Luxury Presence raised .4 million for its real estate marketing services Real estate is a big business in the sprawling city of Los Angeles and new technology tools to target the industry continue to attract investor attention. The latest of these is Luxury Presence, which pitches digital marketing services to […]

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Where top VCs are investing in fintech

Where top VCs are investing in fintech Over the past several years, ‘fintech’ has quietly become the unsung darling of venture. A rapidly swelling pool of new startups is taking aim at the large incumbent institutions, complex processes and outdated unfriendly interfaces that mar billion dollar financial services verticals, such as insurtech, […]

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Meet Utah’s next unicorn

Meet Utah’s next unicorn Weave, a developer of patient communications software focused on the dental and optometry market, was the first Utah-headquartered company to graduate from Y Combinator in 2014. Now, it’s poised to enter a small but growing class startups in the ‘Silicon Slopes’ to garner ‘unicorn’ status. The business announced […]

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Here’s where top gaming VCs are looking for startup opportunities

Here’s where top gaming VCs are looking for startup opportunities With cross-platform experiences like Fortnite and PUBG, in-game socializing environments, and subscription-based cloud gaming services from Playstation, Google, Amazon, and others, the gaming industry is entering a new era beyond mobile. These days, the industry is at the center of social media […]

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Sydney’s AirTree Ventures closes $275M fund as Aussie unicorns gather pace

Sydney’s AirTree Ventures closes 5M fund as Aussie unicorns gather pace The Australian scene industry has, in the last few years, started to generate a swathe of startups that have broken through internationally. Prior to this current era, Australia was scene has very much a local market in tech terms, with only […]

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Where top VCs are investing in edtech

Where top VCs are investing in edtech Education is a $4 trillion market globally in urgent need of overall — so where within education are top venture capitalists optimistic about startups building large businesses by providing new solutions? According to EdSurge, $1.45 billion of venture capital (a mere 1.1% of the $130 […]

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Startups Weekly: Upfront Ventures bets on a bus service

Startups Weekly: Upfront Ventures bets on a bus service Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy news pertaining to startups and venture capital. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week, I profiled an e-commerce startup Part & […]

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