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  • Skincare startup Heyday raises $8M November 14, 2018
    Heyday, a startup aiming to make facials more affordable and personalized, announced today that it has raised $8 million in Series A funding. I first wrote about the company a year ago, when it raised its $3 million seed round. At the time, co-founder and CEO Adam Ross said his goal was to offer something […]
    Anthony Ha
  • Lime is debuting its line of shareable vehicles in Seattle this week November 13, 2018
    Lime will introduce "LimePods" in California in 2019.
    Kate Clark
  • RideCell expands funding round to $60 million November 13, 2018
    RideCell, a transportation software startup, has doubled its previously announced Series B funding round to $60 million, a sign that investors believe demand for cloud-based mobility platforms will grow as more companies try to scale up car-sharing, ride-hailing and even robotaxi businesses. The company, which has developed a platform designed to help car-sharing, ride-sharing and autonomous […]
    Kirsten Korosec

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  • WeWork picks up ANOTHER $3B from SoftBank November 13, 2018
    WeWork has picked up another $3 billion in financing from SoftBank Corp, not to be confused with SoftBank Vision Fund. The deal comes in the form of a warrant, allowing SoftBank to pay $3 billion for the opportunity to buy shares before September 2019 at a price of $110 or higher, ultimately valuing WeWork at […]
    Jordan Crook
  • Cognigo raises $8.5M for its AI-driven data protection platform November 13, 2018
    Cognigo, a startup that aims to use AI and machine learning to help enterprises protect their data and stay in compliance with regulations like GDPR, today announced that it has raised an $8.5 million Series A round. The round was led by Israel-based crowdfunding platform OurCrowd, with participation from privacy company Prosegur and State of […]
    Frederic Lardinois
  • Mercaux bags $4.5M to help bricks-and-mortar retail tool up to sell more November 13, 2018
    Retail tech SaaS platform Mercaux has closed a £3.5 million (~$4.5M) Series A funding round led by European VC fund Nauta Capital.  The 2013 founded London-based startup sells software for retailers to tap into digital capabilities in their physical retail stores — offering a modular platform that’s intended to support digital transformations at a pace of the […]
    Natasha Lomas

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  • Welcome Amazon November 13, 2018
    The New York Times is reporting that Amazon has officially chosen NYC and DC as the locations for its big planned expansion, known as HQ2. This is big news for NYC, as I wrote about last week. I would like to welcome Amazon to NYC. I think this is going to work out great for […]
    Fred Wilson
  • Mementos November 12, 2018
    I keep little things that remind me of events over my career in venture capital. And I have been doing that for most of those thirty plus years. I keep them on a bookshelf I have in my office at USV. It started with the lucite “tombstones” that bankers would make up when a deal […]
    Fred Wilson
  • What Happens When A Founder Is Fully Vested? November 11, 2018
    Let’s say you are the founder and CEO of a startup and you have now been at it for four years. The company is doing great, you’ve raised several rounds of financing, you have a product in the market that is solving a real problem, you have a bunch of customers, you have a growing […]
    Fred Wilson