Tag: venture-capital

Startups Weekly: US companies raised $30B in Q1 2019

Let’s start this week’s newsletter with some data. Nationally, startups pulled in $30.8 billion in the first quarter of 2019, up 22 percent year-on-year, according to Crunchbase’s latest deal round-up. A closer look at the

Steve Jurvetson tells all: about his new $200 million fund, his new partner, his new shopping list, and more

Steve Jurvetson is staging a comeback, disclosing today that his new San Francisco-based, early-stage venture firm Future Ventures, has raised $200 million for its debut fund. “It’s good to be back in the saddle again,”


NYSE operator’s crypto project Bakkt brings in $182M

The Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) cryptocurrency project Bakkt celebrated New Year’s Eve with the announcement of a $182.5 million equity round from a slew of notable institutional investors. ICE, the operator of several global exchanges, including the


Why Do We Keep Elevating Horrible CEOs?

Back in 2007, I accepted a job as the IT Manager for tribe.net, one of the first social networks. It was started as part of a triumvirate of websites by three CEOs who had linked


Amazon HQ2 and why every NYC startup should have their own HQ2

I had the opportunity to speak on a panel a few nights ago hosted by Eyal Bino ICONYC labs on the State of NYC Tech in 2018. This couldn’t have been more timely as Amazon


Ending The Crypto Winter with Garry Tan and Brett Gibson of Initialized Capital

This Hacker Noon podcast would not be possible without Datadog (and they are giving away free t-shirts) Listen to the interview on iTunes, or Google Podcast, or watch on YouTube. In this episode we sit down


Pay for coffee with bitcoin: Flexa case

From the perspective of a founder/engineer turned investor* *Many of our friends ask us about how they can invest wisely. In this blog series, we‘ve decided to share the brief due diligence about some of