RSS Startups

  • Startups Weekly: This year in startups December 14, 2019
    In this week's newsletter: The moments that defined venture capital and startups in 2019.
    Kate Clark
  • Consumer sous vide startup Nomiku is winding down operations December 13, 2019
    Founded in 2012, Nomiku became a plucky Silicon Valley darling by bringing affordable sous vide cooking to home kitchens. A Kickstarter project that same year generated $750,000, several times its $200,000 goal. The company scored a glowing TechCrunch profile the following year, as well, thanks in part to a great backstory. Today, however, the company […]
    Brian Heater
  • The newest members of the $100M ARR club December 13, 2019
    Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the grey space in between. Today we’re taking stock of a cohort of special companies: still-private startups that have reached $100 million in annual recurring revenue (ARR). Our goal is to understand which startup companies are actually exceptional. This late […]
    Alex Wilhelm

RSS Funding

  • Grading the final tech IPOs of 2019 December 13, 2019
    As the holiday slowdown looms, the final U.S.-listed technology IPOs have come in and begun to trade. Three tech, tech-ish or venture-backed companies went public this week: Bill.com, Sprout Social and EHang. Let’s quickly review how each has performed thus far. These are, bear in mind, the last IPOs of the year that we care […]
    Alex Wilhelm
  • The newest members of the $100M ARR club December 13, 2019
    Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the grey space in between. Today we’re taking stock of a cohort of special companies: still-private startups that have reached $100 million in annual recurring revenue (ARR). Our goal is to understand which startup companies are actually exceptional. This late […]
    Alex Wilhelm
  • Chicago’s Sprout Social prices IPO mid-range at $17 per share, raising $150M December 13, 2019
    On the heels of Bill.com’s debut, Chicago-based social media software company Sprout Social priced its IPO last night at $17 per share, in the middle of its proposed $16 to $18 per-share range. Selling 8.8 million shares, Sprout raised just under $150 million in its debut. Underwriters have the option to purchase an additional 1.3 […]
    Alex Wilhelm

RSS AVC

  • Funding Friday: Current Events Crossword Puzzles December 13, 2019
    I backed this project for the Gotham Gal because she is a crossword fiend.
    Fred Wilson
  • The Filecoin Testnet Is Live December 12, 2019
    Our portfolio company Protocol Labs is the creator of the IPFS protocol and the Filecoin protocol. The idea behind both of these open source projects is to decentralize the storage of information on the web. The Filecoin project is very ambitious. The idea is to create a decentralized storage network by allowing anyone to mine […]
    Fred Wilson
  • Butter December 11, 2019
    I once asked a famous celebrity chef how he made his pasta taste so good. He answered “Butter. Lots of it.” When we land in Paris, jet lagged and cranky, we head right to our favorite street cafe and order strong coffee, baguettes and butter. And our systems are restored. Butter is one of my […]
    Fred Wilson