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MediaLab acquires messaging app Kik, expanding its app portfolio

MediaLab acquires messaging app Kik, expanding its app portfolio Popular messaging app Kik is, indeed, “here to stay” following an acquisition by the Los Angeles-based multimedia holding company, MediaLab. It echoes the same message from Kik’s chief executive Tim Livingston last week when he rebuffed earlier reports that the company would shut […]

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Tiger Global values people management tool Lattice at ~$200M

Tiger Global values people management tool Lattice at ~0M The secretive New York-based hedge fund Tiger Global Management has led a $25 million Series C investment in Lattice, an employee performance and engagement management tool, with participation from the startup’s existing investors. The round, which values Lattice in the ballpark of $200 […]

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A flaw in Webex and Zoom let researchers snoop on users’ video calls

A flaw in Webex and Zoom let researchers snoop on users’ video calls A team of security researchers found they could tap into Webex and Zoom video meetings because many weren’t protected with a code. Researchers at Cequence, a startup focused on protecting applications from scraping and account takeovers, programmed a bot […]

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From seed to Series A: Scaling a startup in Latin America today

From seed to Series A: Scaling a startup in Latin America today Nathan Lustig Contributor Nathan Lustig is an entrepreneur and managing partner at Magma Partners, a seed-stage investment fund in Santiago, Chile. More posts by this contributor Latin America’s Movile is quietly building a mobile empire Latin America’s Groupon Mafia It’s […]

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On the road to self-driving trucks, Starsky Robotics built a traditional trucking business

On the road to self-driving trucks, Starsky Robotics built a traditional trucking business More than three years ago, self-driving trucks startup Starsky Robotics was founded to solve a fundamental issue with freight — a solution that CEO Stefan Seltz-Axmacher believes hinges on getting the human driver out from behind the wheel. But […]

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Tonal raises $45 million to bring strength training to more living rooms

Tonal raises million to bring strength training to more living rooms Tonal is today announcing its series C financing that it hopes will allow the company to bring its at-home gym to even more homes. The funding round shows investors’ excitement around the new generation of personal exercise equipment that combines on-demand […]

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The Silicon Valley exodus continues

The Silicon Valley exodus continues For a long time, it was the norm for founders to haul their hardware to the 3000 block of Sand Hill Road, where the venture capitalists of “Silicon Valley” would be awaiting their pitches. Today, many of the investors that touted the exclusivity of “The Valley” have […]

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The Pill Club raises $51M as VCs find new opportunities in women’s health

The Pill Club raises M as VCs find new opportunities in women’s health Through telemedicine and direct-to-consumer sales platforms, startups are streamlining the historically arduous process of accessing contraception. The latest effort to secure a significant financing round is The Pill Club, an online birth control prescription and delivery service. Consumer-focused investor […]

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Free societies face emerging, existential threats from technology

Free societies face emerging, existential threats from technology Bilal Zuberi Contributor Share on Twitter Bilal Zuberi is a partner at Lux Capital, and is on the boards of Evolv Technology, CyPhy Technologies, and Nozomi Networks, among others. Silicon Valley is currently, and correctly, under fire for the failure of leading platforms such […]

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Four reasons why you should attend TC Sessions AR/VR 2018

Four reasons why you should attend TC Sessions AR/VR 2018 On October 18 — just one week away — some of the most brilliant and innovative minds in reality creation will gather at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles to attend TC Sessions AR/VR 2018. Whether you’re an early start-up founder, an […]

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