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  • Squarespace files for a direct listing on the NYSE April 16, 2021
    Today Squarespace, a well-known software-and-hosting provider for SMB websites, released its S-1 filing. The company is pursuing a direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange, or NYSE. It will trade under the ticker symbol “SQSP.” The company’s financial results paint the picture of a rapidly growing company that has a history of profitability. Squarespace […]
    Alex Wilhelm
  • Soona raises $10.2M to make remote photo and video shoots easy April 16, 2021
    Soona, a startup aiming to satisfy the growing content needs of the e-commerce ecosystem, is announcing that it has raised $10.2 million in Series A funding led by Union Square Ventures. When I wrote about Soona in 2019, the model focused on staging shoots that can deliver videos and photos in 24 hours or less. […]
    Anthony Ha
  • Nelo raises $3M to grow ‘buy now, pay later’ in Mexico April 16, 2021
    Buy now, pay later is a way of paying for purchases via installment loans that generally have no interest. The concept has grown in popularity in recent years, especially in markets such as the United States, Europe and Australia. Numerous players abound, all fighting for market share — from Affirm to Klarna to Afterpay, among […]
    Mary Ann Azevedo

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  • Funding Friday: ARAS Art Education for Teens April 16, 2021
    I backed this art program for teens this morning. I think summer programs for kids are important and particularly important this summer when we are hopefully beginning to emerge from more than a year of remote learning and social distancing. For email readers, you can see the video here.
    Fred Wilson
  • Leadership Matters April 15, 2021
    Last night I watched the NY Knicks win their fourth straight game on the road in New Orleans. They are now 29-27 and have a fighting chance of being a .500 team this season with only 16 regular season games left. This is essentially the same team that went 21-45 last year. Elfrid Payton, RJ […]
    Fred Wilson
  • Entrepreneurship In Latin America April 13, 2021
    It is a little known part of my career, but for a brief period from 1997 to 2001, I was part of a small group of investors who helped to create a startup ecosystem in Latin America. It all started with a company called StarMedia which created a Yahoo-like “portal” for Latin America. My partner […]
    Fred Wilson