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Recent articles by Alex:

The Cloud 100 List: Submit Your Company To Join The Cloud’s Best And Brightest In 2022

Submissions for the 2022 Forbes Cloud 100 list are now open through May 31. → Read More

VC Heavyweight Sequoia Names Roelof Botha As New Global Leader

Sequoia Capital has tapped Midas List investor and 'PayPal Mafia' veteran Roelof Botha as Senior Steward, making him global leader of its storied venture capital firm. Doug Leone steps back. → Read More

Meet The VC Firm With $544 Million To Buy ‘Orphaned’ Startup Stakes From Other Funds

Founded by NEA veteran Ravi Viswanathan, NewView Capital has now raised $2 billion in three years to buy individual and basket portfolio positions from other VC firms. → Read More

Flexport Is Silicon Valley’s Solution To The Supply Chain Mess—Why Do Insiders Hope It Sinks?

Founder Ryan Petersen has positioned himself as shipping's savior, earning Flexport a new $8 billion valuation. But industry rivals say the 41-year-old near-billionaire and his startup are all show. → Read More

Meet The VCs Having Twice The Fun In Half The Time

Operator Partners, the VC firm founded by Nat Turner and Zach Weinberg of Flatiron Health fame, has invested in more than 100 startups from Spring Health to Dapper Labs. → Read More

Meet The VCs Having Twice The Fun In Half The Time

VC firm Operator Partners, founded by Flatiron Partners' Nat Turner and Zach Weinberg, has invested in more than 100 startups to date, from mental health unicorn Spring Health to NBA Top Shot maker Dapper Labs. → Read More

Web3 Startup Islands Launches With $3.5 Million To Help Creators Build Their Own NFT Communities

Founded by Under 30 alumni Tiffany Zhong and Nikhil Srinivasan and backed by investor Alexis Ohanian, Islands hopes to simplify crypto for newcomers while helping fans mint, share and discuss their NFTs. → Read More

OpenStore Raises $75 Million To Acquire More Shopify Sellers, Reaches $750 Million Valuation In Eight Months

CEO Keith Rabois has raised a Series B led by General Catalyst for Miami-based OpenStore to acquire more brands in the Shopify ecosystem before the competition wakes up. → Read More

Tech Insiders Dave Morin And Brit Morin Are Back With $100 Million Venture Fund Offline Ventures

The Facebook, Path and Brit + Co founders have raised $100 million with James Higa and Nate Bosshard to invest in early-stage health, web3 and consumer tech startups; Apple is a key investor. → Read More

‘Every Firm Is Talking About It’: Venture Capital Is Having Its New York Moment

Pandemic work flexibility and red-hot deal flow in sectors like fintech, crypto and digital health have West Coast firms from Andreessen Horowitz to Lightspeed, Threshold and many others hiring New York-based investors like never before. → Read More

Canva Raises At $40 Billion Valuation — Its Founders Are Pledging Away Most Of Their Wealth

Canva is now one of the world’s most valuable startups after raising $200 million in new funding at a $40 billion valuation. Cofounders Melanie Perkins and Cliff Obrecht promise to donate 30% of the company away. → Read More

Inside OnlyFans’ Limited Venture Capital Options — And How VC Would Handle An OnlyFans 2.0

OnlyFans is shutting down adult content. It may not be enough to win over VC investors, who are already cautiously looking for "OnlyFans 2.0." → Read More

How Figma Became Design’s Hottest Startup, Valued At $10 Billion

Dylan Field sculpted Figma into design software’s hottest startup, valued at $10 billion and No. 7 on the Cloud 100 list, by listening first and letting the market and customers guide its research and development. → Read More

Superhuman Raises $75 Million For Its Waitlist-Only Email Productivity App

Superhuman is now valued at $825 million despite never formally launching or currently offering its email app to Android or Outlook users, Investors include IVP, Tiger Global, the CEOs of Discord and Dropbox, and actors Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis and Will Smith and The Chainsmokers. → Read More

Entrata Raises $507 Million After 18 Years Bootstrapped, Making It Utah’s Newest Software Unicorn

Entrata's new CEO Adam Edmunds has hauled in half a billion dollars from Silver Lake, Qualtrics cofounder Ryan Smith, Vivint cofounder Todd Pedersen and others to enable its property management software to step on the gas. → Read More

Confluent Shares Jump 25% In IPO, Making Co-Founders New Cloud Computing Billionaires

Confluent CEO Jay Kreps and co-founder Jun Rao are now billionaires after their cloud data streaming company went public on Thursday. Third co-founder Neha Narkhede is not far behind. → Read More

VC Firm CRV Snags Salesforce Ventures’ Longtime Leader As Newest Partner

Matt Garratt is joining CRV after eight years building Salesforce Ventures into a force in enterprise tech, backing companies like Pendo, MuleSoft and Twilio. At CRV's he's reunited with former Battery Ventures colleague Murat Bicer. → Read More

Seven Seven Six, Alexis Ohanian’s New VC Firm, Launches With $150 Million And A Promise To Shake Things Up

The Reddit cofounders’ new fund has a new-look limited partner base and a mandate to “build in public” that’s evident in everything from its internal software to hiring approaches. → Read More

Ten Leading VCs Team Up On A $50 Million Fund To Back Underrepresented Investors

Screendoor's a $50 million fund-of-funds backed by the likes of Duke, Harvard and Princeton to seed a new crop of underrepresented venture capitalists. → Read More

What Makes A Unicorn Founder? Not What Silicon Valley’s Conventional Wisdom Says.

Venture capitalist Ali Tamaseb's new book 'Super Founders' found that past tinkering, not age, technical background or college-dropout status, was more predictive of building a startup unicorn. → Read More