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Report: Slack is prepping an IPO for next year, with Goldman Sachs as its lead underwriter

Slack Technologies, the workplace messaging company, has hired investment bank Goldman Sachs to lead its IPO next year, according to a Reuters report. → Read More

And Uber is going with . . . Bird (looks like)

Five months ago, the Bay Area-based electric scooter rental company Lime joined forces with the ride-hailing giant Uber, which both invested in the company as part of a $335 million round and said it was going to promote Lime in its mobile app. → Read More

Apple is starting to sell its first iPhone XR case, and it’s clear so you can show off your bright new phone

Apple’s new iPhone XR comes in a half a dozen colors, including blue, yellow, red and coral. → Read More

Consumer electronics giant Samsung just became the world’s spendiest advertiser, bypassing Proctor & Gamble

Who rules roost in the business world is very much in flux. We see it on a daily basis, with the mantle of “most valuable company” being passed between Apple, Amazon and Microsoft, depending on the day. → Read More

Atomico’s fourth “State of the European Tech” report highlights lots of rosy numbers, but also a discrimination problem

For the fourth year in a year, the global venture firm Atomico has produced a “State of European Tech Report” and the again this year, there’s plenty for the firm — and Europe broadly — to crow about. → Read More

There’s definitely reason to worry about Brexit, says Accel’s London team

Longtime Accel partners Philippe Botteri, Sonali De Rycker, Luciana Lixandru and Harry Nelis took the stage at Disrupt Berlin earlier today, and unlike many London-based investors, who have downplayed how much Brexit could hurt their local economy, the team was frank about their sundry concerns ove… → Read More

Jina Choi, the head of the SEC’s San Francisco office, is leaving the agency

Silicon Valley companies know to operate in the gray might be heaving a small sigh of relief this morning. → Read More

Amazon says it’s making freely available the same machine learning courses that it uses to teach its own engineers

It’s Cyber Monday and Amazon has a one deal for its customers that’s a little unexpected. The company just announced that it has made available, for free, the same machine learning courses that it uses to train its own engineers. → Read More

Corvus Insurance lands a fresh $8 million to turn sensor data into actionable info for its food and pharma customers

Corvus Insurance, a two-year-old, Boston-based insurance company that uses data across more than 50 criteria to predict and prevent losses for its corporate customers in the food and pharmaceutical industries, has attracted $8 million in funding, shows a newly processed SEC filing that says the cap… → Read More

As the FDA moves to ban most flavored e-cigs sold in stores, Juul pushes back harder on copycats

Love Juul or hate it, you can probably appreciate why the e-cigarette company is frustrated. → Read More

Move over Le Creuset? A new cookware startup founded by and for millennials is getting down to business

Sometimes, it’s hard to imagine a product or industry that a new e-commerce startup hasn’t tried to remake already, from slippers to mattresses, from luggage to lipstick. → Read More

Feeling left out of a hot market? This new outfit has a fund with shares of 30 top ‘unicorns’ to sell you

When Equidate, a venture-backed secondaries marketplace based in San Francisco, closed its most recent round of funding with $50 million four months ago, it was hardly a surprising bet on the part of its backers. → Read More

Wonder Ventures aims to dazzle L.A. startups with its new seed-stage fund

Dustin Rosen thinks L.A. has a problem, aside from its famously car-choked highways. There aren’t enough investors willing to write small checks. → Read More

Meet Jennifer Tejada, the secret weapon of one of Silicon Valley’s fastest-growing enterprise software startups

PagerDuty, an eight-year-old, San Francisco-based company that sends companies information about their technology, doesn’t receive a fraction of the press that other fast-growing enterprise software companies receive. → Read More

Meet Jennifer Tejada, the secret weapon of one of Silicon Valley’s fastest-growing enterprise software startups

PagerDuty, an eight-year-old, San Francisco-based company that sends companies information about their technology, doesn’t receive a fraction of the press that other fast-growing enterprise software companies receive. → Read More

Biotech holding company Roivant Sciences raised $200M in funding at a whopping $7B valuation

Roivant Sciences has had a bumpy couple of years, but that isn’t stopping investors from pouring more money into the four-year-old company, which aims to one day be a giant parent company for dozens of independent biopharmaceutical spinoffs — and is fulfilling that vision by creating on… → Read More

Mary Meeker is said to be raising up to $1.25 billion for her new growth fund

Mary Meeker, who revealed in September plans to leave Kleiner Perkins after an eight-year run with the venture firm, is reportedly looking to raise up to $1.25 billion for her debut fund. So says Business Insider, citing multiple sources. → Read More

Material Impact, a new fund focused on materials technology, just closed its debut fund with $110 million

Material Impact, a Waltham, Ma.-based firm that says it “transforms materials into companies that make an impact,” has closed its debut fund with $110 million in capital commitments from a range of university endowments, foundations, family offices, and fund-of-funds. In a sea of fundra… → Read More

The Muse, a popular recruitment site for millennial women, has made its second acquisition

The Muse, a New York-based, content-rich recruitment site that matches job seekers and all kinds of information about different career paths, as well as with companies that are hiring, has made it second acquisition, picking up TalentShare, a year-old, HR software-as-a service company. TalentShare … → Read More

The Muse, a popular recruitment site for millennials, has made its second acquisition

The Muse, a New York-based, content-rich recruitment site that matches job seekers and all kinds of information about different career paths, as well as with companies that are hiring, has made it second acquisition, picking up TalentShare, a year-old, HR software-as-a service company. TalentShare … → Read More