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  • Will Taboo Topics Help VCs Warm Up To Women's Brands?
    Consider Postwell, which sends gift boxes to women who've just given birth, filled with products like nursing pads and heavy-duty sanitary products. ...
  • Can Tech Industry Curb Sexual Harassment?
    Fortune’s Erin Griffith considers various proposals to reduce sexual harassment in the tech and investment industries. For starters, she writes, “Susan Fowler advocated that tech companies end forced arbitration, end ...
  • Circle Media Gets $10M
    Circle Media just raised $10 million to continue helping parents protect their kids from inappropriate digital content. TechCrunch writes: “The idea behind Circle with Disney is to offer parents a ...
  • Marketing Tech Firm Zeta Global Gets $140M
    Marketing tech firm Zeta Global just raised $140 million in a Series F round of funding. If you’re not familiar with Zeta, “The company’s focus is squarely on big enterprise customers ...
  • Customer Service Startup Gladly Gets $36M
    The customer service specialists at Gladly just raised $36 million from GGV Capital, and other investors. Simply put, “Companies use Gladly to interact with their customers across voice, email, SMS, ...
  • Venture Capital Hits $16.5B In Q1
    During the first quarter of the year,1,800 companies raised $16.5 billion in venture capital, according to fresh findings from the National Venture Capital Association and PitchBook. “The absolute numbers sound ...
  • Women Still Scarce At VC Firms
    At venture capital firms in the United States, just a fraction (7%) of “decision-makers” are women, according to fresh analysis from Axios. Worse yet, “Women effectively control just 4.7% of ...
  • Big Data Analysis Firm ActionIQ Gets $13M
    ActionIQ just raised $13 million from Sequoia Capital and other investors. Simply put, the startup “wants to help marketing employees navigate big data without having to write code,” said Venture ...
  • Virtual Gamer Roblox Raises $92M
    Virtual gaming company Roblox just raised $92 million, Fast Company reports. “Roblox, which makes money from commissions it takes on the micro-transactions conducted on the platform, previously raised $10.5 million ...
  • VCs Salivating Over Cybersecurity Startups
    Last year, VC firms invested $3.1 billion in 279 cybersecurity startups, Bloomberg reports, citing fresh research from CB Insights. “That compares to $3.7 billion in 272 startups the year before ...
  • Mobile Sneaker Marketplace GOAT Takes $25M
    GOAT -- a mobile-only marketplace for “sneakerheads” -- just raised another $25 million in funding led by Accel Partners. “Unlike some older, less reputable marketplaces, GOAT does the hard work of verifying that the ...
  • Networking Startup SnapRoute Grabs $25M
    Networking startup SnapRoute just raised $25 million in Series A funding. “Norwest Venture Partners led the round with contributions by Lightspeed, as well as AT&T and Microsoft Ventures,” Fortune reports. ...
  • VC Declined In 2016
    In 2016, venture-capital funding for U.S. startups decreased significantly, according to a new PricewaterhouseCoopers/CB Insights report. “Nationally, companies raised $58.6 billion in 4,520 deals throughout the year, a 20 percent ...
  • GIF Search Engine Giphy Gets $72M
    GIF search engine Giphy just raised an additional $72 million in funding from Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Institutional Venture Partners and China Media Capital. “This brings Giphy’s total funding to just ...
  • Theranos & Hampton Creek: Two Stories Too Good To Be True
    Venture capitalists love a feel-good backstory. But two recent high-profile Valley implosions would make it seem that the feelgood-ness of the story is more important than whether it's, yaknow, t ...
  • The Trade Desk's S-1 Reveals Projected Valuation
    The Trade Desk filed an amended S-1 this week that reveals a projected valuation of between $550 million and $600 million. ...
  • Kobe Bryant Bows Tech-Focused VC Fund
    Along with longtime entrepreneur and investor Jeff Stibel, Kobe Bryant just launched a venture-capital fund focused on technology, media and data companies. “The two men are contributing … $100 million ...
  • Google Ventures Founder Resigns On A High Note
    Bill Maris, the investor who started Google Ventures, now known as GV, said he is stepping down. David Krane, a managing partner for the venture arm, will take his place as ...
  • VC Investment Dollars On Upswing
    There was a 3% rise in global venture capital investment last quarter -- rising to $27.4 billion -- according to a newly released report from CB Insights and KPMG. “Yet ...
  • It's More Than A 'Team With A Dream' For Angels
    Remember that last couple of times the bubble burst in the start-up world? Back in 2000 and then again around 2008, things went south and the venture money dried up ...
  • Less than 6% Of VC "Decision-Makers" Are Women
    Across U.S. venture capital firms, less than 6% of all “decision-makers” are women, Fortune reports. “It is a pathetic figure, but also a slight improvement over the last time we ...
  • Analytics Startup Moat Gets $50M
    Analytics startup Moat just raised $50 million in a new investment round led by Insight Venture Partners. Funds in hand, Moat “plans to challenge Google, Nielsen, comScore and other digital ...
  • Crimson Hexagon Raises $20M
    Social media analytics outfit Crimson Hexagon has raised $20 million in additional equity funding in a new round of investment led by Sageview Capital. ...
  • Andreessen Horowitz Raising Fresh $1.5B
    Top technology venture firm Andreessen Horowitz is reportedly in the process of raising a fresh $1.5 billion. “Altogether, Andreessen Horowitz, which launched in June 2009, has so far raised $4.35 ...
  • Anonymous Messaging App After School Gets $16.4M
    Anonymous messaging app After School just raised $16.4 million in a fresh round led by Accomplice. “The funding is noteworthy considering that this time last year it looked as though ...
  • BloomReach Raises $56 Million To Personalize The Web
    BloomReach added $56 million to its coffer Friday in a Series D funding round, which comes at a time when many public software as a service (SaaS) companies have reportedly ...
  • Vidyard Raises $35 Million For Video Analytics
    Vidyard on Tuesday announced $35 million in Series C funding, placing equity funding in the video marketing company to date at more than $60 million. ...
  • RallyPoint Raises $5 Million
    RallyPoint, a social network for current and former military service members, has raised an additional $5 million, the company revealed in a regulatory filing this week. ...
  • Programmer Network Gigster Raises $10M
    Gigster -- a startup that connects freelance programmers with the companies in need -- just closed a $10 million Series A round led by Andreessen Horowitz. “As a (Gigster) customer, ...
  • Jet.com Raises $350M
    Jet.com has raised $350 million in new funding led by Fidelity. “The company has also received verbal commitments for another $150 million, which would bring the round’s total size to ...