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Recycling robots raise millions from top venture firms to rescue an industry in turmoil

Recycling robots raise millions from top venture firms to rescue an industry in turmoil The problem of how to find the potential treasure trove hidden in millions of pounds of trash is getting a high-tech answer as investors funnel $16 million into the recycling robots built by Denver-based AMP Robotics. For recyclers, […]

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Freshworks raises $150M Series H on $3.5B valuation

Freshworks raises 0M Series H on .5B valuation Freshworks, a company that makes a variety of business software tools, from CRM to help-desk software, announced a $150 million Series H investment today from Sequoia Capital, CapitalG (formerly Google Capital) and Accel on a hefty $3.5 billion valuation. The late-stage startup has raised […]

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Google hires former Disney and Star executive to head its India business

Google hires former Disney and Star executive to head its India business Google said on Friday it has appointed Sanjay Gupta, a former top executive with Disney India and Star, as the manager and vice president of sales and operations for its India business. Gupta will be replacing Rajan Anandan, who left […]

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Los Angeles-based BuildOps, subcontracting software for real estate, raises $5.8 million

Los Angeles-based BuildOps, subcontracting software for real estate, raises .8 million Software development companies tackling services for niche industries, like commercial real estate subcontracting, continue to find Los Angeles to be fertile ground for development. The latest company to raise funding from a clutch of investors is BuildOps, which raised $5.8 million […]

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Don Valentine, who founded Sequoia Capital, has died at age 87

Don Valentine, who founded Sequoia Capital, has died at age 87 Sequoia Capital founder Don Valentine passed way at his home in Woodside, Ca., today at age 87 of natural causes. Sequoia posted a tribute to Valentine shortly afterward, calling him “one of a generation of leaders who forged Silicon Valley.” A […]

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From the NBA to Sequoia to TikTok and more, a week of national security concerns with China

From the NBA to Sequoia to TikTok and more, a week of national security concerns with China It has been a tough week for China-U.S. relations. Vice President Mike Pence ratcheted up the administration’s rhetoric yesterday, calling the NBA “a wholly owned subsidiary of the authoritarian regime” in China while the league’s […]

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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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The Station: A new self-driving car startup, Inside Tesla’s V10 software, Lilium’s big round

The Station: A new self-driving car startup, Inside Tesla’s V10 software, Lilium’s big round If you haven’t heard, TechCrunch has officially launched a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and goods move from Point A to Point B — today and in the future — whether it’s by bike, bus, […]

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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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An explosive breach of contract lawsuit against former Sequoia Capital partner Michael Goguen has been dropped

An explosive breach of contract lawsuit against former Sequoia Capital partner Michael Goguen has been dropped Three-and-a-half years ago, a lawsuit hit the San Mateo, Ca. county courthouse that briefly attracted the attention of the worldwide venture capital community given its salacious nature. The defendant: longtime VC Michael Goguen, who’d spent 20 […]

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