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,”

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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