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LA-based gaming studio Scopely raises $200 million at a $1.4 billion valuation

LA-based gaming studio Scopely raises 0 million at a .4 billion valuation The Los Angeles-based mobile game development studio Scopely has become America’s newest unicorn thanks to a $200 million financing which values the company at a whopping $1.4 billion. Scopely said it would use the capital to continue its strategy of […]

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All Raise expands to new geos, launches ‘VC Cohorts’

All Raise expands to new geos, launches ‘VC Cohorts’ Dozens of impeccably dressed women outfitted in jumpsuits and Rothy’s gathered at the Greylock offices last week for a “structured networking” session hosted by All Raise, an 18-month-old nonprofit organization that seeks to amplify the voices of and support women in tech. The […]

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How to fundraise in August

How to fundraise in August August is often considered the black hole of venture capital fundraising. Everyone is on vacation (well, everyone who’s not a founder anyway), while half of Silicon Valley is slogging down to Black Rock City for Burning Man. It understandably can just seem like an exercise in futility […]

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HotelTonight, Slack stakeholder Accel stays on top with $2.5B fund

HotelTonight, Slack stakeholder Accel stays on top with .5B fund Invest early and stand by your bets. Don’t buy logos or chase unicorns. That’s the Accel philosophy. At 35 years old, it has served them well, bagging the firm dozens of high-profile exits, including nine IPOs and 12 acquisitions in the last […]

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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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FabFitFun raises $80 million for its growing lifestyle brand

FabFitFun raises million for its growing lifestyle brand Nine years after launching its online magazine, and three years after diversifying into the subscription box business, FabFitFun has raised $80 million in a growth round of funding led by Kleiner Perkins with participation from its previous investors Upfront Ventures and NEA.  The Los […]

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5 unicorns that will probably go public in 2019 (besides Uber and Lyft)

5 unicorns that will probably go public in 2019 (besides Uber and Lyft) There’s been plenty of fanfare surrounding Uber and Lyft’s initial public offerings — slated for early 2019 — since the two companies filed confidential IPO paperwork with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in early December. On top of that, […]

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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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Benchmark is staying focused, targeting $425M for ninth fund

Benchmark is staying focused, targeting 5M for ninth fund VC powerhouse Benchmark has filed to raise $425 million for its ninth flagship fund. While other firms close billion-dollar venture funds despite a history of smaller fundraises, Benchmark is sticking to its guns. The firm, known for its early bets on Twitter, Uber, Snap […]

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Equity podcast: Circle raises $110, VCs hunt liquidity, and the Vision Fund’s possible twin

Equity podcast: Circle raises 0, VCs hunt liquidity, and the Vision Fund’s possible twin Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Today Matthew Lynley, Connie Loizos and I were joined by Semil Shah, the founder of seed-stage fund Haystack and venture partner at […]

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