RSS Startups

  • What does it take to be a startup that raises huge sums quickly? February 24, 2018
     Some founders toil for years to secure a meager seed round. Others seem to go from launch to a massive fundraise in no time. Why is that, and how does one get into that second group? There’s no single formula, of course. But data indicates it helps to be famous, involved in a hot technology […]
    Joanna Glasner
  • The intensifying battle for Africa’s burgeoning tech landscape February 23, 2018
     Long gone are the days when Africa was disparagingly regarded as the White Man’s Burden. Today, Africa is the continent with the youngest demographic in the world, on the brink of a technical renaissance — yet the world’s tech titans are floundering to understand and gain a foothold in this market. Read More
    Monique Maddy
  • Eden acquires OrgOrg, a social network for office managers February 23, 2018
     Eden, the office management and tech support platform, has today announced the acquisition of OrgOrg, a social network for office managers to recommend, discuss, and review vendors and products. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Eden founder and CEO Joe DuBey explained to TechCrunch that a growing number of on-boarding clients said that […]
    Jordan Crook

RSS Funding

  • The Dropbox IPO filing is here February 23, 2018
     It’s official, the Dropbox IPO filing is here. Going public is a huge milestone for Dropbox and has been one of the most anticipated tech IPOs for several years now. We knew that it had already filed confidentially, but the company has now unveiled its filing, meaning the actual IPO is likely very soon, probably […]
    Katie Roof
  • Momo buys Tantan, China’s Tinder, for over $600M as Chinese social networks consolidate February 23, 2018
     WeChat is far and away the biggest messaging platform in China at the moment, and that is helping to drive a push among the smaller players to get together for better scale. Today, Momo, the Chinese location-based social networking app that has more recently made a big push into dating services and is traded on […]
    Ingrid Lunden
  • Stealth space catapult startup SpinLaunch is raising $30M February 22, 2018
     What if instead of blasting cargo into space on a rocket, we could fling it into space using a catapult? That’s the big, possibly crazy, possibly genius idea behind SpinLaunch. TechCrunch has learned from three sources that SpinLaunch is raising a massive $30 million Series A to develop its catapult technology. And we’ve scored an […]
    Josh Constine

RSS AVC

  • Video Of The Week: How To Emerge From The Internet Dark Ages February 24, 2018
    In this talk, Muneeb Ali, founder of our portfolio company Blockstack, calls the period we are in right now “the dark ages of the Internet” and explains why he sees it that way. He goes on to talk about how we can emerge from this period.
    Fred Wilson
  • Funding Friday: The L-Ternative Bridge February 23, 2018
    Every day 300,000 people take the L train to and from work. I am not sure if that is 300,000 people or 150,000 people going in and out, but either way, it’s a lot of people. And the MTA is going to shut down the L train for 15 months, starting in April 2019. So […]
    Fred Wilson
  • The Promise Of Parkland February 22, 2018
    This post is not about the tragedy that happened at Parkland or the gun safety debate that has been re-energized by it. Those are both worthy topics but I’m not opining on them today. I do hope that this tragedy, among so many like it, will result in meaningful changes in our society in terms […]
    Fred Wilson