RSS Startups

  • Tune in tomorrow and watch five startups compete at Pitchers & Pitches August 13, 2020
    Ever hear the expression, “every master was once a disaster?” Now apply that to developing a well-crafted pitch. It takes practice and honest feedback to make a masterful pitch, and that’s exactly what you’ll get when you participate in our next Pitchers & Pitches. It’s 50 percent competition, 50 percent masterclass and 100 percent free. […]
    Marquise Foster
  • Stream, whose APIs help product teams build chat and activity feeds fast, just raised a $15 million Series A round August 13, 2020
    Earlier this year, the founders of Stream,  a five-year-old, 60-person startup with offices in Boulder and Amsterdam, weren’t feeling so great about their prospects. As COVID-19 began its spread in the U.S., some smaller customers of the startup — whose APIs enable product teams to build chat and activity feeds for their applications — began […]
    Connie Loizos
  • Minted.com CEO Mariam Naficy shares ‘the biggest surprise about entrepreneurship’ August 12, 2020
    At TechCrunch Early Stage, Minted CEO and serial founder Mariam Naficy got into the weeds with us on some of the topics founders don’t often discuss. What’s the difference between expectations and reality when it comes to entrepreneurialism? How do you split responsibilities between co-founders? What’s the key to being great at hiring? We also […]
    Jordan Crook

RSS Funding

  • Dog food startup Sundays launches its air-dried kibble alternative August 12, 2020
    Michael Waxman, co-founder and CEO of dog food startup Sundays, acknowledged that dog owners have no shortage of options when it comes to feeding their beloved pets — but he still thinks there’s room for something new. “There’s a sort of ‘Water everywhere, but not a drop to drink’ phenomenon,” Waxman said. “There are over […]
    Anthony Ha
  • Duck Creek seeks $3B valuation for its software IPO August 12, 2020
    American software company Duck Creek has upped the stakes in its impending IPO, raising its price target from a range of $19 to $21 per share to $23 to $25 per share. The bump comes as software and cloud stocks have fallen more than 10% from recent highs, putting them in technical correction territory. The Exchange […]
    Alex Wilhelm
  • Tesla announces 5 for 1 share split, rallies 8% August 11, 2020
    Today after the close of regular trading Tesla, a well-known American electric vehicle company, announced that it intends to split its shares 5 for 1. The split announcement comes after a sharp rally in the value of Tesla equity in recent quarters. The company’s shares quickly rallied on the news, picking up 8% in after-hours […]
    Kirsten Korosec

RSS AVC

  • Subscription Agreements August 12, 2020
    I just finished completing a thirty page form for an investment my wife and I are making in a limited partnership. This form is called a subscription agreement. I wrote about the frustration of having to complete this identical form again and again six and a half years ago here on AVC. One great thing […]
    Fred Wilson
  • Nurx: Reimagining Healthcare August 11, 2020
    I’ve written a bit about our portfolio company Nurx since we made the investment back in 2016. Nurx is a great example of how technology is helping to reshape how healthcare is delivered. With the Nurx mobile app, women (and men too) can find the prescription or home diagnostic test they need, connect to a […]
    Fred Wilson
  • Financing Document Forms August 10, 2020
    Many founders want to do SAFE note financings for their early rounds to save time and money. My response to that is “let’s do a priced round, we can use a standard financing form we both like, we won’t use a lawyer on our side, and we can close in a week.” The key to […]
    Fred Wilson