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ZeroDown, valued at $150 million, plans to take on Zillow

ZeroDown, valued at 0 million, plans to take on Zillow Days out of Y Combinator, venture capitalists valued ZeroDown, a financial and real estate technology startup, at $150 million. The company had the perfect match of experienced founders and eye-popping ambitions to carve a new path to home ownership. “I think we […]

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APIs are the next big SaaS wave

APIs are the next big SaaS wave Daniel Levine Contributor Share on Twitter Daniel Levine is a partner at Accel. He joined the firm in 2010 and focuses on product-first startups aimed at consumers, developers, and bottoms-up business users. While the software revolution started out slowly, over the past few years it’s […]

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Fresh out of Y Combinator, Tandem lands millions from Andreessen Horowitz

Fresh out of Y Combinator, Tandem lands millions from Andreessen Horowitz Tandem, one of the most sought after companies to graduate from Y Combinator’s summer batch, will emerge from the accelerator program with a supersized seed round and an uncharacteristically high valuation. The months-old business, which is developing communication software for remote […]

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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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Pitching a $99 tax advisory service for the masses, Visor has raised $9 million

Pitching a tax advisory service for the masses, Visor has raised million The only sure things in this life, according to Ben Franklin, are death and taxes. And a new startup called Visor has just raised $9 million in financing to make one of them as painless as possible. Unlike Nectome, Visor won’t kill […]

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SEC fines Zenefits nearly $1 million for misleading investors

SEC fines Zenefits nearly million for misleading investors  The SEC is showing its muscle in Silicon Valley with a crackdown on bad behavior, starting with unicorn startup Zenefits and its former CEO Parker Conrad. First noted on BuzzFeed, the human resources startup has agreed to pay nearly $1 million in fines to […]

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Zenefits tries a rebrand and hands off insurance brokerage

Zenefits tries a rebrand and hands off insurance brokerage  Zenefits co-founder Parker Conrad was shown the door in February last year, paving the way for then-COO David Sacks to take over the company and try to turn it around. After about a year of working on that, Sacks stepped back and brought […]

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Zenefits brings on its first chief HR officer

Zenefits brings on its first chief HR officer  Zenefits, the human resources software company, is continuing to overhaul its leadership team with the addition of Beth Steinberg as its first chief human resources officer. Steinberg has previously held human resources and people operations positions at companies like Electronic Arts, Facebook and Nike. […]

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Don’t cry for me, Ubertina

Don’t cry for me, Ubertina  Uber has been in trouble for a while. The company was built on a bro-tastic, anything goes attitude that goes way back to God View and the targeted harassment of journalists. In short, it was built on an original sin that was never washed clean. There are […]

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