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  • London-based Gyana raises $3.9M for a no-code approach to data science February 27, 2020
    Coding and other computer science expertise remain some of the more important skills that a person can have in the working world today, but in the last few years, we have also seen a big rise in a new generation of tools providing an alternative way of reaping the fruits of technology: “no-code” software, which […]
    Ingrid Lunden
  • DoorDash, the $13B on-demand food delivery startup, says it has confidentially filed for an IPO February 27, 2020
    The on-demand food delivery wars continue to heat up in the U.S. DoorDash announced today that it has filed confidentially to go public. The company noted that its Form S-1, a draft registration statement, was filed with the SEC and is now being reviewed. It did not say how many shares it would potentially sell, […]
    Ingrid Lunden
  • The coronavirus begins to impact US tech earnings February 27, 2020
    The impact of the coronavirus known as COVID-19 is starting to show up in U.S.-based technology earnings, and it's something we need to discuss.
    Alex Wilhelm

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  • London-based Gyana raises $3.9M for a no-code approach to data science February 27, 2020
    Coding and other computer science expertise remain some of the more important skills that a person can have in the working world today, but in the last few years, we have also seen a big rise in a new generation of tools providing an alternative way of reaping the fruits of technology: “no-code” software, which […]
    Ingrid Lunden
  • The coronavirus begins to impact US tech earnings February 27, 2020
    The impact of the coronavirus known as COVID-19 is starting to show up in U.S.-based technology earnings, and it's something we need to discuss.
    Alex Wilhelm
  • Tractable claims $25M to sell damage-assessing AIs to more insurance giants February 27, 2020
    London-based insurtech AI startup Tractable, which is applying artificial intelligence to speed up accident and disaster recovery by using computer vision to perform visual damage appraisal instead of getting humans to do the job, has closed a $25 million Series C, led by Canadian investment fund Georgian Partners. Existing investors also participated, including Insight Partners […]
    Natasha Lomas

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  • The Venture Capital Math Problem Revisited (aka How Could You Be So Wrong?) February 27, 2020
    Back in 2009, I wrote a post called The Venture Capital Math Problem. I was reminded of it yesterday when I saw this tweet: In that post, I argued that the venture capital business could not sustain more than $20bn a year of new capital coming into it and continue to produce good returns to […]
    Fred Wilson
  • From Start-up To Stand-out: What Distinguishes High Growth Potential February 26, 2020
    My partner Rebecca brought an appreciation for and an understanding of marketing to USV and it has made us better investors and it has helped us assist our portfolio companies with their marketing efforts. Rebecca is going on Simulmedia Live tomorrow at 2pm ET to talk about startups, marketing, growth strategies, and how she thinks […]
    Fred Wilson
  • Some Thoughts On Coronavirus February 25, 2020
    I mentioned it yesterday but given its impact on global health and capital markets, I thought I’d share a few things I’ve read and watched in the past few days that I found helpful (both shared on Twitter by my friend Phil). This is a conversation that was held last week at Johns Hopkins Business […]
    Fred Wilson