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Figma’s Community lets designers share and remix live files

Figma’s Community lets designers share and remix live files As designers grow both in sheer numbers and within the hierarchy of organizations, design tool makers are adapting to their evolving needs in different ways. Figma, the web-based collaborative design tool, is taking a note from the engineering revolution of the early aughts. […]

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First mover advantage: Does it matter in startup fundraising?

First mover advantage: Does it matter in startup fundraising? Russ Heddleston Contributor Share on Twitter Russ is the cofounder and CEO of DocSend. He was previously a product manager at Facebook, where he arrived via the acquisition of his startup Pursuit.com, and has held roles at Dropbox, Greystripe, and Trulia. Follow him […]

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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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Sam Lessin and Andrew Kortina on their voice assistant’s workplace pivot

Sam Lessin and Andrew Kortina on their voice assistant’s workplace pivot Sam Lessin, a former product management executive at Facebook and old friend to Mark Zuckerberg, incorporated his latest startup under the name “Fin Exploration Company.” Why? Well, because he wanted to explore. The company — co-founded alongside Andrew Kortina, best known […]

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Slack’s value rockets as stock closes up 48.5% in public debut

Slack’s value rockets as stock closes up 48.5% in public debut It was a historic day for Slack (NYSE: WORK). The workplace communication software juggernaut debuted on the New York Stock Exchange up 48% at $38.50 per share after reports emerged Wednesday night that the business had agreed to a reference price […]

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Startups Weekly: The Peloton IPO (bull vs. bear)

Startups Weekly: The Peloton IPO (bull vs. bear) Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a newsletter published every Saturday that dives into the week’s noteworthy venture capital deals, funds and trends. Before I dive into this week’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week, I wrote about the proliferation of […]

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Slack narrows losses, displays healthy revenue growth

Slack narrows losses, displays healthy revenue growth Workplace messaging powerhouse Slack filed an amended S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday weeks ahead of a direct listing expected June 20. In the document, Slack included an updated at look at its path to profitability, posting first-quarter revenues of $134.8 […]

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Less than 1 year after launching its corporate card for startups, Brex eyes $2B valuation

Less than 1 year after launching its corporate card for startups, Brex eyes B valuation Brex, the fintech business that’s taken the startup world by storm with its sought after corporate card tailored for entrepreneurs, is raising millions in Series D funding less than a year after it launched, TechCrunch has learned. […]

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Future launches $150/mo exercise app where real coaches nag you

Future launches 0/mo exercise app where real coaches nag you The only way to beat laziness is with guilt, and so that’s what Future sells. It assigns you an actual human trainer who builds personalized workout plans and message you throughout the day to make sure you’re doing them. It even gives […]

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Slack reportedly chooses the New York Stock Exchange for its direct listing

Slack reportedly chooses the New York Stock Exchange for its direct listing The ubiquitous corporate messaging service Slack is following in the footsteps of Spotify’s subscription music service and heading to the New York Stock Exchange for trading through a direct listing, according to the Wall Street Journal. Slack, which reportedly had […]

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