RSS Startups

  • Flextock is a YC-backed e-commerce fulfillment provider for Africa and the Middle East March 3, 2021
    When merchants launch their e-commerce businesses, they can easily manage the end-to-end operations in the early stages. But as they begin to grow, managing their own operations, from warehousing and logistics to delivery and cash collection, can become difficult. This can prevent them from scaling effectively despite having a steady inflow of demand. Now, there’s a […]
    Tage Kene-Okafor
  • Indonesian supply chain startup Advotics raises $2.75M led by East Ventures March 3, 2021
    The rapid growth of e-commerce in Indonesia, especially during the pandemic, is placing increasing demands on its supply chain infrastructure. But the country’s logistics industry is highly fragmented, with companies usually relying on multiple distributors for one shipment, and many warehouses are still concentrated around major cities. Advotics wants to help with software to make […]
    Catherine Shu
  • Sequoia Capital India’s Surge invests $2M in sales engagement platform Outplay March 3, 2021
    Sales engagement platforms (SEP) help sales teams automate and track the large number of tasks they need to do each day as they contact leads and home in on potential deals. Focused on small-to-medium-sized companies, SEP startup Outplay announced today it has raised $2 million from Sequoia Capital India’s Surge program for early-stage startups. Outplay […]
    Catherine Shu

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  • Indonesian supply chain startup Advotics raises $2.75M led by East Ventures March 3, 2021
    The rapid growth of e-commerce in Indonesia, especially during the pandemic, is placing increasing demands on its supply chain infrastructure. But the country’s logistics industry is highly fragmented, with companies usually relying on multiple distributors for one shipment, and many warehouses are still concentrated around major cities. Advotics wants to help with software to make […]
    Catherine Shu
  • Sequoia Capital India’s Surge invests $2M in sales engagement platform Outplay March 3, 2021
    Sales engagement platforms (SEP) help sales teams automate and track the large number of tasks they need to do each day as they contact leads and home in on potential deals. Focused on small-to-medium-sized companies, SEP startup Outplay announced today it has raised $2 million from Sequoia Capital India’s Surge program for early-stage startups. Outplay […]
    Catherine Shu
  • Proptech startup States Title, now Doma, going public via SPAC in $3B deal March 2, 2021
    Real estate tech startup Doma, formerly known as States Title, announced Tuesday it will go public through a merger with SPAC Capitol Investment Corp. V in a deal valued at $3 billion, including debt. SPACs, often called blank-check companies, are increasingly common. They exist as publicly traded entities in search of a private company to […]
    Mary Ann Azevedo

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  • Digital Birth Control March 2, 2021
    Our portfolio company Clue announced yesterday that they have received FDA approval for a digital birth control feature. Clue’s mobile app is used by over 13mm women around the world to track their monthly cycle and this new FDA approved feature, called Clue Birth Control, will be offered as a premium feature in the Clue […]
    Fred Wilson
  • Decompressing March 1, 2021
    The last two months have been challenging in NYC. It has been cold, rainy, and snowy. There has not been a lot of sun. And the pandemic has things locked down. I know so many people who have found the last few months very challenging. At the same time, more and more friends and loved […]
    Fred Wilson
  • Funding Friday: The NYC Mayoral Race February 26, 2021
    In less than four months, the Democratic Primary will effectively choose the next mayor of NYC. For those of us who live here, this will be a very important choice. Though the race is partially funded by NYC through matching of small donations below $250, the candidates need more funds to get out their message, […]
    Fred Wilson