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  • Drift CEO shares insights from 20+ years of startup experience October 22, 2019
    Why do serial entrepreneurs keep jumping back in? What things might you learn the third, fourth, or fifth time around? To find out, Extra Crunch Managing Editor Eric Eldon spoke to Drift CEO and founder David Cancel at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco. Cancel has spent more than 20 years founding SaaS companies, with exits including […]
    Greg Kumparak
  • LabGenius raises $10M to use AI for protein drug discovery October 22, 2019
    LabGenius, a London-based startup applying AI and “robotic automation” to protein drug discovery, has raised $10 million in Series A funding. The round is led by Lux Capital and Obvious Ventures, with participation from Felicis Ventures, Inovia Capital, Air Street Capital and existing investors. Also investing is Recursion Pharmaceuticals’ founder and CEO Chris Gibson, as […]
    Steve O'Hear
  • Electric vehicle charging software EV Connect raises $12 million October 22, 2019
    EV Connect, the Los Angeles-based company that sells software to manage electric vehicle charging, has raised $12 million in a Series B round led by investors Mitsui & Co. and Ecosystem Integrity Fund. The company has raised $25 million to date. EV Connect’s cloud-based platform has an open standard architecture that is designed to be […]
    Kirsten Korosec

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  • LabGenius raises $10M to use AI for protein drug discovery October 22, 2019
    LabGenius, a London-based startup applying AI and “robotic automation” to protein drug discovery, has raised $10 million in Series A funding. The round is led by Lux Capital and Obvious Ventures, with participation from Felicis Ventures, Inovia Capital, Air Street Capital and existing investors. Also investing is Recursion Pharmaceuticals’ founder and CEO Chris Gibson, as […]
    Steve O'Hear
  • Squarespace acquires social media authoring startup Unfold October 22, 2019
    Over the past year or two, Squarespace has been expanding beyond website-building with new products like email marketing and its first acquisition (of an online scheduling tool). Today, it’s announcing a move into social media content creation with the acquisition of Unfold, which offers templates for creating stories on Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat — you […]
    Anthony Ha
  • Don’t wait to plan your exit, even if it’s years away October 22, 2019
    Startup founders have a million things to worry about every day. Finding product-market fit, great talent and and a sustainable plan for constant growth are top of mind, but perhaps most importantly, they need to keep the lights on, whether it’s by raising venture capital or managing cash flows while bootstrapping. The flip side to […]
    Danny Crichton

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  • Franz Liszt October 22, 2019
    We went to a piano recital last night in Budapest. Gabor Farkas played a number of compositions by Chopin and Liszt. I was particularly taken with the Liszt compositions. The one called “Les Jeux d’eaux de la Villa d’Este” was particularly lovely. I shared another pianist’s rendition of it with some friends on Twitter this […]
    Fred Wilson
  • Being There October 21, 2019
    We get feedback from the leaders of our portfolio companies on an annual basis. It helps me get better at what I do and I love it. One area that I am constantly challenged to improve on is accessibility. The common refrain is “I know you are busy and I hate to bother you.” To […]
    Fred Wilson
  • The Fifth Estate October 20, 2019
    Mark Zuckerberg, in his speech last week at Georgetown University, called social media “the Fifth Estate.” The first three “estates” of society, classically, are the clergy, the nobility, and everyone else. When the printing press arrived during the Renaissance/Enlightenment period and a mainstream press emerged, a fourth voice, The Fourth Estate, arrived on the scene […]
    Fred Wilson