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Startups Weekly: Chinese investors double down on African startups

Startups Weekly: Chinese investors double down on African startups Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy startups and venture capital news. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week, I wrote about Airbnb’s issues. Before that, I noted […]

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Kandji announces $3.375M seed for sophisticated Apple MDM solution

Kandji announces .375M seed for sophisticated Apple MDM solution Kandji, a new Apple MDM solution that promises to go far beyond Apple’s base MDM protocol and other solutions on the market, emerged from stealth today with a $3.375 million seed investment. The product is also publicly available for the first time starting […]

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Why are revenue-based VCs investing in so many women and underrepresented founders?

Why are revenue-based VCs investing in so many women and underrepresented founders? {$inline_image} David Teten Contributor Share on Twitter David Teten is a Venture Partner with HOF Capital. He was previously a Partner for 8 years with HOF Capital and ff Venture Capital. David writes regularly at teten.com and @dteten. More posts by […]

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Startups seek sperm… And venture capital backing

Startups seek sperm… And venture capital backing Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we were helmed by Kate Clark and Alex Wilhelm, but those of you who love the show having guests on don’t despair. As we explain at […]

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The IPO’d learn investing at First Round’s Angel Track

The IPO’d learn investing at First Round’s Angel Track Startups depend on the angel lifecycle. A few flush post-exit individuals put the first cash into a fresh venture. With some skill and plenty of luck, the early team grows the company into a big success. It sells or goes public and those […]

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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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To fund Y Combinator’s top startups, VCs scoop them before Demo Day

To fund Y Combinator’s top startups, VCs scoop them before Demo Day Hundreds gathered this week at San Francisco’s Pier 48 to see the more than 200 companies in Y Combinator’s Winter 2019 cohort present their two-minute pitches. The audience of venture capitalists, who collectively manage hundreds of billions of dollars, noted […]

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It’s a new era for fertility tech

It’s a new era for fertility tech Women’s health has long been devoid of technological innovation, but when it comes to fertility options, that’s starting to change. Startups in the space are securing hundreds of millions in venture capital investment, a significant increase to the dearth of funding collected in previous years. […]

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Athenascope nabs $2.5M seed led by First Round to bring gamers AI-edited highlight reels

Athenascope nabs .5M seed led by First Round to bring gamers AI-edited highlight reels As massive cross-platform gaming titles become even larger time-sucks for a lot of people, it’s probably worth reflecting on how to savor your in-game accomplishments. Streaming of eSports celebrities on sites like Twitch has taken off like no […]

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Startups Weekly: Squad’s screen-shares and Slack’s swastika

Startups Weekly: Squad’s screen-shares and Slack’s swastika We’re three weeks into January. We’ve recovered from our CES hangover and, hopefully, from the CES flu. We’ve started writing the correct year, 2019, not 2018. Venture capitalists have gone full steam ahead with fundraising efforts, several startups have closed multi-hundred million dollar rounds, a virtual influencer […]

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