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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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The youngest new partner at the venture firm Felicis Ventures, Niki Pezeshki, on how he wins deals

The youngest new partner at the venture firm Felicis Ventures, Niki Pezeshki, on how he wins deals Felicis Ventures has, in its roughly 13 years of existence, established a reputation in venture circles as a smart early-stage investment firm that’s willing to make bets almost anywhere in the world. Founded by ex-Googler […]

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Forerunner just led a $3.5 million round for Homeroom, a software platform for after-school enrichment programs

Forerunner just led a .5 million round for Homeroom, a software platform for after-school enrichment programs San Francisco-based Forerunner Ventures is best known for its long string of bets on successful and fast-growing consumer companies. Now, its newest partner, Brian O’Malley, who has a knack for finding startups that straddle both the […]

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VCs bet $12M on Troops, a Slackbot for sales teams

VCs bet M on Troops, a Slackbot for sales teams Slack wants to be the new operating system for teams, something it has made clear on more than one occasion, including in its recent S-1 filing. To accomplish that goal, it put together an in-house $80 million venture fund in 2015 to […]

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Former eBay product chief RJ Pittman takes the reins at 3D capture company Matterport

Former eBay product chief RJ Pittman takes the reins at 3D capture company Matterport Matterport, a provider of 3D image capture technology, has named former eBay chief product officer RJ Pittman as its new chief executive. Pittman will take the reins from former chief executive Bill Brown, who will continue to advise […]

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Insurance startup Bright Health raises $200M at ~$950M valuation

Insurance startup Bright Health raises 0M at ~0M valuation A flurry of digital-first insurers are betting they can surpass industry incumbents with a little help from technology and a lot of help from venture capitalists. The latest to land a massive check is Bright Health, a Minneapolis-headquartered provider of affordable individual, family […]

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Investors are waking up to the emotional struggle of startup founders

Investors are waking up to the emotional struggle of startup founders Mahendra Ramsinghani Contributor Mahendra Ramsinghani is the founder of Secure Octane, a Silicon Valley-based cybersecurity seed fund. More posts by this contributor Lessons from cybersecurity exits Is Symantec getting ready to buy Splunk? As the Gartner Hype Curve goes, from the […]

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Okera raises $12M to simplify data governance within companies

Okera raises M to simplify data governance within companies As companies start to gather more and more data on their users and customers, including a firehose of information from a nigh-endless flow of tests, managing and maintaining that data isn’t the only place companies are hitting a wall — and figuring out […]

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Workday acquires the team behind Pattern, a young startup founded by ex-Googlers

Workday acquires the team behind Pattern, a young startup founded by ex-Googlers  The team behind Pattern, a two- year-old, Redwood City, Ca.- based startup, has been quietly acquired by Workday, the financial management and HR software vendor that went public in 2012 as now boasts a market cap of $20.9 billion. Terms of […]

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With $5.3 million in funding, CarDash wants to change how you get your car serviced

With .3 million in funding, CarDash wants to change how you get your car serviced  For car owners, getting their vehicle repaired or even dealing with routine maintenance can be a pain. Launching today, a company called CarDash wants to make auto service less painful and more transparent.  Read More Source: […]

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