RSS Startups

  • Hasura snares $1.6 M seed for developer-focused Kubernetes solution April 25, 2018
    Kubernetes has gained in popularity quickly over the last 18 months, but like many highly technical solutions it requires a level of expertise many companies are lacking. A Bangalore/San Francisco startup called Hasura hopes to simplify all of that with a managed Kubernetes solution built with developers in mind. Today, the company announced a $1.6 […]
    Ron Miller
  • Rockerbox acquires calendar marketing startup Eventable April 25, 2018
    Rockerbox has acquired Eventable, bringing two digital marketing startups together. Rockerbox’s technology includes attribution measurement to determine which ads are driving sales, as well as what it calls a Recency Marketing Platform, which targets advertising based on users’ most recent browsing behavior. Eventable, meanwhile, is focused on bringing marketing to your calendar — its technology can […]
    Anthony Ha
  • BigCommerce raises $64 million to power e-commerce sites April 25, 2018
    Austin, Texas-based BigCommerce has completed a big round of funding. The growth stage startup, which powers e-commerce sites for Sony, Toyota and 60,000 other merchants, has raised $64 million to accelerate its business. The investment was led by Goldman Sachs, with participation from General Catalyst, GGV Capital and Tenaya Capital. And it brings BigCommerce’s total raised […]
    Katie Roof

RSS Funding

  • Hasura snares $1.6 M seed for developer-focused Kubernetes solution April 25, 2018
    Kubernetes has gained in popularity quickly over the last 18 months, but like many highly technical solutions it requires a level of expertise many companies are lacking. A Bangalore/San Francisco startup called Hasura hopes to simplify all of that with a managed Kubernetes solution built with developers in mind. Today, the company announced a $1.6 […]
    Ron Miller
  • Podcast app Castbox raises $13.5 million, launches its own original programming April 25, 2018
    Riding high on the growing consumer demand for podcasts, a startup called Castbox this morning announced the close of $13.5 million in Series B funding for its technology-fueled podcast app. The round was led by SIG China, and includes participation from existing investors IDG Capital, Qiming Venture Partners, and GSR Ventures. To date, Castbox has raised $29.5 […]
    Sarah Perez
  • Former Google China head targets AI opportunities with new $900M Sinovation fund April 25, 2018
    Sinovation Ventures, one of China’s prominent funds which is helmed by former Google China head Kaifu Lee, has announced a new investment fund that’s targeted at a total raise of $900 million. This newest fund is the firm’s fourth, and it promises to be its largest to date. Sinovation is a little different from other firms in […]
    Jon Russell

RSS AVC

  • FINOS April 25, 2018
    In December I wrote about the Symphony Software Foundation as it was launching the NYC Open Source Fintech Meetup. Yesterday the foundation announced a new name: FINOS. FINOS is about supporting open source software efforts across the financial services industry. Financial services has often lagged other industries in adopting open source software related development practices, […]
    Fred Wilson
  • The Brave Browser April 24, 2018
    A number of USV folks are using the Brave browser on their phones and thinking about using it on desktop too. We are not the average internet users at USV. We tend toward early adopter. So I polled my twitter followers (which also skews early adopter) to see how many of them are using the Brave […]
    Fred Wilson
  • The AVC Audience April 23, 2018
    As I slowly heard toward moving the WordPress instance that hosts AVC to another provider, I was asked how large the audience was. So I went and looked for the first time in a long while and sent that info to a potential new provider. And I figured you all might be interested too. So […]
    Fred Wilson