RSS Startups

  • Alternative financing startup Pipe snaps up Stripe and HubSpot execs, expands to UK September 21, 2021
    Pipe, a two-year-old startup that aims to be the “Nasdaq for revenue,” announced today it has snagged former Stripe EIC Sid Orlando and HubSpot’s ex-Chief Strategy Officer Brad Coffey to serve on its executive team. The Miami-based fintech also revealed today its first expansion outside of the United States with its entry into the U.K. […]
    Mary Ann Azevedo
  • Cartona gets $4.5M pre-Series A to connect retailers with suppliers in Egypt September 21, 2021
    Year-old startup Capiter announced last week that it raised a $33 million Series A to digitize Egypt’s traditional offline retail market. It’s looking to take a large pie in the budding e-commerce and retail play, where multiple startups are pulling their weight including Cartona, also a year-old startup out of Egypt. Today, Cartona is announcing that […]
    Tage Kene-Okafor
  • Australian growth marketing agency Ammo helps startups calibrate their efforts September 20, 2021
    Australian growth marketing agency Ammo encourages startups to develop a minimum viable brand and provides services to make sure that their marketing efforts are correctly calibrated.
    Anna Heim

RSS Funding

  • Sorare raises $680 million for its fantasy sports NFT game September 21, 2021
    French startup Sorare has announced that it has raised a significant funding round. SoftBank's Vision Fund 2 has led a $680 million Series B round, which values the company at $4.3 billion. Sorare has built a fantasty football (soccer) platform based on NFTs, or non-fungible tokens. Each digital card is registered as a unique token […]
    Romain Dillet
  • Fivetran hauls in $565M on $5.6B valuation, acquires competitor HVR for $700M September 20, 2021
    Fivetran, the data connectivity startup, had a big day today. For starters it announced a $565 million investment on a $5.6 billion valuation, but it didn’t stop there. It also announced its second acquisition this year, snagging HVR, a data integration competitor that had raised more than $50 million, for $700 million in cash and […]
    Ron Miller
  • Freshworks’ valuation could crest $10B in upcoming IPO September 20, 2021
    Freshworks now expects to charge between $32 and $34 per share in its debut, up from the $28 to $32 per-share range that it initially disclosed.
    Alex Wilhelm

RSS AVC

  • Blinking September 20, 2021
    Back in 2005 Malcolm Gladwell wrote a book called Blink that was about how our subconscious allows us to make fast decisions that are often as good or better than slow considered decisions. I was talking to someone yesterday evening about how the venture capital business has changed over the last decade and I explained […]
    Fred Wilson
  • Funding Friday: Honk NYC! 2021 September 17, 2021
    I just backed this project to support a festival of street musicians in NYC in late October. Street bands have been picking up the slack for the last year in NYC, performing for outside diners and more throughout the city. This festival celebrates them and puts them front and center. Email readers can see the […]
    Fred Wilson
  • Large Group In-Person Meetings September 15, 2021
    I have been doing a bunch of large group in-person meetings in the last few weeks and I must say that it feels great to be doing these large group meetings in person. There is a different energy in the room than on the screen. In order to make everyone comfortable meeting like this, the […]
    Fred Wilson