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Govtech intelligence platform, The Atlas for Cities, bought by Government Executive Media Group

Govtech intelligence platform, The Atlas for Cities, bought by Government Executive Media Group The Atlas for Cities, the 500 Startups-backed market intelligence platform connecting tech companies with state and local governments, has been acquired by the Growth Catalyst Partners-backed publishing and market intelligence company Government Executive Media Group. The San Diego-based company will […]

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Vista acquires Gainsight for $1.1B, adding to its growing enterprise arsenal

Vista acquires Gainsight for .1B, adding to its growing enterprise arsenal Vista Equity Partners hasn’t been shy about scooping up enterprise companies over the years, and today it added to a growing portfolio with its purchase of Gainsight. The company’s software helps clients with customer success, meaning it helps create a positive […]

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Portugal’s Faber reaches $24.3M for its second fund aimed at data-driven startups from Iberia

Portugal’s Faber reaches .3M for its second fund aimed at data-driven startups from Iberia Portuguese VC Faber has hit the first close of its Faber Tech II fund at €20.5 million ($24.3 million). The fund will focus on early-stage data-driven startups starting from Southern Europe and the Iberian peninsula, with the aim […]

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Which emerging technologies are enterprise companies getting serious about in 2020?

Which emerging technologies are enterprise companies getting serious about in 2020? Scott Kirsner Contributor Share on Twitter Scott Kirsner is CEO and co-founder of Innovation Leader, a research and events firm that focuses on innovation in Global 1000 companies, and a longtime business columnist for The Boston Globe. Startups need to live […]

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Inside Silicon Valley’s SPAC psychology

Inside Silicon Valley’s SPAC psychology Jim Cook Contributor Share on Twitter Jim Cook is the CFO Leadership Coach at Velocity Group, the current CFO at Orbital Insight and was on the founding teams and growth stages of Intuit, Mozilla (Firefox) and Netflix. The SPAC (special purpose acquisition company) hype is the latest […]

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Startup fundraising is the most tangible gender gap. How can we overcome it?

Startup fundraising is the most tangible gender gap. How can we overcome it? Ximena Aleman Contributor Share on Twitter Ximena Aleman is co-founder and chief business development officer at Prometeo, an open banking platform that serves Latin America. Year-in, year-out, the gender gap in venture capital investment continues to be a problem […]

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Will new SEC equity crowdfunding rules encourage more founders to pass the hat?

Will new SEC equity crowdfunding rules encourage more founders to pass the hat? The flow of venture capital in 2020 has been surprisingly strong given the year’s general uncertainty, but while investors have showered plenty of dough on growth-stage companies, seed-stage startups are down 32% last quarter compared to the year before. […]

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Boston startups expand region’s venture capital footprint

Boston startups expand region’s venture capital footprint This year has shaken up venture capital, turning a hot early start to 2020 into a glacial period permeated with fear during the early days of COVID-19. That ice quickly melted as venture capitalists discovered that demand for software and other services that startups provide […]

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4-year founder vesting is dead

4-year founder vesting is dead Jake Jolis Contributor Share on Twitter Jake Jolis is a partner at Matrix Partners and invests in seed and Series A technology companies including marketplaces and software. We recently invested in a team of co-founders who had voluntarily made their own vesting longer than four years. Four-year […]

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Calling Amsterdam VCs: Be featured in The Great TechCrunch Survey of European VC

Calling Amsterdam VCs: Be featured in The Great TechCrunch Survey of European VC TechCrunch is embarking on a major new project to survey the venture capital investors of Europe, and their cities. Our <a href=”https://forms.gle/k4Ji2Ch7zdrn7o2p6”>survey of VCs in Amsterdam will capture how the city is faring, and what changes are being wrought […]

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