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LaunchNotes raises a $1.8M seed round to help companies communicate their software updates

LaunchNotes raises a .8M seed round to help companies communicate their software updates LaunchNotes, a startup founded by the team behind Statuspage (which Atlassian later acquired) and the former head of marketing for Jira, today announced that it has raised a $1.8 million seed round co-led by Cowboy Ventures and Bull City […]

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Extra Crunch Live: Discuss work and raising cash in a downturn with Revolution’s Steve Case and Clara Sieg at 12pm PT/3pm ET

Extra Crunch Live: Discuss work and raising cash in a downturn with Revolution’s Steve Case and Clara Sieg at 12pm PT/3pm ET This afternoon, we’re chatting with Steve Case and Clara Sieg of Revolution as part of our new interview series, Extra Crunch Live. Topping our agenda, we will talk about jobs […]

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Cowboy VC’s Aileen Lee: Your coronavirus scenario planning should be more conservative

Cowboy VC’s Aileen Lee: Your coronavirus scenario planning should be more conservative The tech industry (and the world at large) is not experiencing temporary anxiety — the uncertainty we’re all coping with is the new normal. Sudden shifts in behavior have made some startups targeting slow-moving, old-school industries more relevant than they […]

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Extra Crunch Live: Join Aileen Lee, Ted Wang for Q&A on 4/20 at 10:30am PT/1:30pm ET

Extra Crunch Live: Join Aileen Lee, Ted Wang for Q&A on 4/20 at 10:30am PT/1:30pm ET The startup world is going through yet another evolution. A few years ago, VCs were focused on growth over profitability. Now, making money is just as important, if not more, than sheer growth. And we’re in […]

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Passbase grabs $3.6M to power privacy-preserving online ID checks

Passbase grabs .6M to power privacy-preserving online ID checks Digital identity startup Passbase has closed a $3.6 million seed round, led by Cowboy Ventures and Eniac Ventures, with participation from Seedcamp and other European investors. The 2018 founded startup bagged a $600k pre-seed round earlier this year for its full-stack identity engine with […]

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Almost sold out! Buy a ticket to the 14th Annual TechCrunch Summer Party

Almost sold out! Buy a ticket to the 14th Annual TechCrunch Summer Party Last call, startuppers! TechCrunch’s Silicon Valley summer soiree — a.k.a. the 14th Annual TechCrunch Summer Party — is nearly sold out. If you want to join the brightest members of the startup community on July 25 and celebrate your […]

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Final ticket release to the 14th Annual TechCrunch Summer Party

Final ticket release to the 14th Annual TechCrunch Summer Party One of Silicon Valley’s most fun and enduring traditions — the 14th Annual TechCrunch Summer Party — takes place on July 25. If you don’t have a ticket yet, know this: We just released the last batch of tickets. Once they’re gone, that’s […]

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Airbnb, Automattic and Pinterest top rank of most acquisitive unicorns

Airbnb, Automattic and Pinterest top rank of most acquisitive unicorns Jason Rowley Contributor Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor Companies raising supergiant VC aren’t getting any younger Coastal startups don’t have a monopoly on raising big at early-stage It takes a […]

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FanDuel cofounder Tom Griffiths just closed a seed round for his decidedly noncontroversial new startup, Hone

FanDuel cofounder Tom Griffiths just closed a seed round for his decidedly noncontroversial new startup, Hone Tom Griffiths has founded four companies, two of which “weren’t much to write home about,” he jokes. The third captured the world’s attention: FanDuel, the fantasy sports company that was routinely in the press — not […]

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Unicorns aren’t special anymore

Unicorns aren’t special anymore When Aileen Lee, the former Kleiner Perkins partner and founder of the seed-stage venture capital firm Cowboy Ventures, coined the term “unicorn” in 2013 on this very site, there were just 39 companies that had earned the title. She called them “the lucky/genius few.” Her definition: U.S. software […]

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