venture capital

HBCU.vc trains students become venture capitalists

HBCU.vc trains students become venture capitalists

There are very few black and Latinx investors, with only 2 percent of investment team members at VC firms identifying as black and just 1 percent identifying as Latinx, according to the National
As Silicon Valley Gets ‘Crazy,’ Midwest Beckons Tech Investors

As Silicon Valley Gets ‘Crazy,’ Midwest Beckons Tech Investors

A presentation, left, that is part of a Rise of the Rest tour at the Idea Foundry, an innovation center in a former factory in Columbus, Ohio. Since 2014, the Revolution venture group has sponsored
As Silicon Valley Gets ‘Crazy,’ Midwest Beckons Tech Investors

As Silicon Valley Gets ‘Crazy,’ Midwest Beckons Tech Investors

A presentation, left, that is part of a Rise of the Rest tour at the Idea Foundry, an innovation center in a former factory in Columbus, Ohio. Since 2014, the Revolution venture group has sponsored
What is an IPO pop and why do VCs hate it so much?

What is an IPO pop and why do VCs hate it so much?

Over the weekend, several VCs tweeted that my headline recapping Stitch Fix’s first day of trading was too harsh. The headline read, “Stitch Fix up just 1% on first day of trading, after reducing size
As Silicon Valley Gets ‘Crazy,’ Midwest Beckons Tech Investors

As Silicon Valley Gets ‘Crazy,’ Midwest Beckons Tech Investors

A presentation, left, that is part of a Rise of the Rest tour at the Idea Foundry, an innovation center in a former factory in Columbus, Ohio. Since 2014, the Revolution venture group has sponsored

Peter Thiel Parted Ways With Y Combinator—Probably a While Ago

Peter Thiel's departure was found in a note buried in old blog posts.
Why WeWork Just Invested In This Women-Only Club

Why WeWork Just Invested In This Women-Only Club

Women's co-working startup The Wing plans to expand nationally.
Why WeWork Just Invested In This Women-Only Club

Why WeWork Just Invested In This Women-Only Club

Women's co-working startup The Wing plans to expand nationally.
AppLovin scraps acquisition and takes debt financing instead

AppLovin scraps acquisition and takes debt financing instead

The story of AppLovin‘s acquisition has taken another turn. We first reported that the mobile ad startup was in acquisition talks in August of last year, and the announcement came a month later:
Can You Pass This Investor’s 3 a.m. Test?

Can You Pass This Investor’s 3 a.m. Test?

8VC's Kimmy Scotti encourages founders to call her in the middle of the night.
Can You Pass This Investor’s 3 a.m. Test?

Can You Pass This Investor’s 3 a.m. Test?

8VC's Kimmy Scotti encourages founders to call her in the middle of the night.

The Wing CEO Audrey Gelman Raises $32M, Launches ‘No Man’s Land’

What’s in No Man’s Land, The Wing's new print magazine?
Turning the Tide: Nonprofit Helps Black Female Entrepreneurs Compete With White Men

Turning the Tide: Nonprofit Helps Black Female Entrepreneurs Compete With White Men

Social entrepreneur Alfa Demmellash may be a married mother of two, but she knows the plight of single mothers intimately. Read more...
Do VC woes extend to portfolio companies? For Rothenberg, probably not

Do VC woes extend to portfolio companies? For Rothenberg, probably not

As VC brands go, Rothenberg Ventures has seen better days. The firm built up a reputation as an up-and-coming early-stage investor. But Silicon Valley soured on Rothenberg Ventures last year; lawsuits
Failure to embrace stock options is holding back Europe’s startups

Failure to embrace stock options is holding back Europe’s startups

While Europe’s startup ecosystem has changed dramatically over the past decade, venture capitalists are warning that entrepreneurs must do more to encourage and reward risk if they want to create the

Crypto Tax Software Startup Libra Raises $7.8 Million

Blockchain startup Libra has raised $7.8 million in a new Series A funding round, the company announced today.
Former Hulu exec Noah Heller launches new venture fund to focus on LA tech

Former Hulu exec Noah Heller launches new venture fund to focus on LA tech

Noah Heller, one of the chief architects of Hulu’s virtual reality strategy, has left the video streaming service to set up his own venture firm, 3Rodeo. Primarily focused on backing Los Angeles-based
SoftBank makes offer for Uber shares at 30% discount

SoftBank makes offer for Uber shares at 30% discount

A SoftBank Group-led team of investors has made an offer to buy Uber’s shares in a tender offer that would value the company at about a 30% discount to Uber’s last private valuation of nearly $70
NFX Guild gets more serious about investing with a $150 million fund

NFX Guild gets more serious about investing with a $150 million fund

Roughly two years after emerging on the scene as a new Bay Area accelerator, NFX Guild, an outfit run by several seasoned founders, has raised $150 million for a full-fledged venture fund. It’s quite
SoftBank says that Benchmark and Menlo intend to sell Uber shares

SoftBank says that Benchmark and Menlo intend to sell Uber shares

SoftBank Group has confirmed that it has found likely sellers for the tender offer for Uber’s shares, which launched tonight. These are the shares from existing shareholders that will be sold at more