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  • Lookiero closes $19M led by MMC Ventures to be the Stitch Fix for Europe September 20, 2019
    Lookiero, the online personal shopping service for clothes and accessories, has closed a $19 million funding round led by London-based VC MMC Ventures, with support from existing investor All Iron Ventures, and new investors Bonsai Partners, 10x and Santander Smart. The company will use the backing to expand in its main markets of Spain, France […]
    Mike Butcher
  • How Automattic wants to build the operating system of the web September 19, 2019
    Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, WooCommerce, Longreads, Simplenote and soon Tumblr, is now worth $3 billion. But its founder and CEO Matt Mullenweg has a bigger goal. He wants to make the web better, more open and diverse. With the rise of social networks and closed platforms, Automattic’s mission statement has never sounded so important. […]
    Romain Dillet
  • Daily Crunch: Automattic raises $300M September 19, 2019
    The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Automattic raises $300 million at $3 billion valuation from Salesforce Ventures Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, WooCommerce and soon Tumblr, has […]
    Anthony Ha

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  • Funding Friday: The Truth Has Changed September 20, 2019
    On the day of a massive climate strike here in NYC and elsewhere around the world, I thought it appropriate to highlight this film/tour project from Josh Fox which I have backed.
    Fred Wilson
  • The Self Driving Bus September 19, 2019
    If you are in or around the Brooklyn Navy Yard and want to get to the East River Ferry, you can have a self driving car take you there. I did that yesterday: It’s sort of like a van. There are six passenger seats in the vehicle rand I saw four of them lined up […]
    Fred Wilson
  • Self Confidence September 18, 2019
    A friend of mine told me a story this morning about a time that he said he had the money when he did not and then he went out and found it. It reminds me of Mark McCormack’s What They Don’t Teach You At Harvard Business School where he tells story after story of signing […]
    Fred Wilson