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Past articles by Alex:

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

The Cloud 100: Submissions For 2021’s List Of The Best Private Companies In Cloud Computing Are Now Open

With Snowflake, UiPath and others graduating, there's room for a new cadre of top private cloud computing companies to stake their claim. The 2021 Forbes Cloud 100 list is now seeking submissions. → Read More

BLCK VC Launches Scout Program With Lightspeed, Sequoia To Support More Black Investors

BLCK VC and firms Sequoia and Lightspeed have launched a new scout program to train and support more Black startup investors. → Read More

VC Firm Emergence Raises $950 Million Across Two New Funds To Find The Next Zoom

The enterprise-focused VC firm behind Zoom has launched its first opportunity fund and sixth early-stage fund; its partnership remains all male. → Read More

Vanta Goes From Low-Profile Startup To $500 Million Valuation With $50 Million Sequoia Series A

Christina Cacioppo reached $10 million in revenue before raising a big VC round. Now her startup Vanta is valued at $500 million after a big Series A. → Read More

Amid Flurry Of SPACs, Prop Tech VC Firm Fifth Wall Turns To Wall Street For New Partner

Jeremy Fox joins Fifth Wall from Credit Suisse as Fifth Wall is looking to leverage its strategic backers more—and help its startups tap public capital markets. → Read More

This Seattle Software Startup Just Raised $25 Million To Help Immigrants Come To The U.S.

Boundless Immigration and CEO Xiao Wang have raised more than $40 million to date for software looking to streamline and expedite the complex immigration process. → Read More

How Initialized Investor Garry Tan Turned A $300,000 Bet On Coinbase Into A $680 Million ‘Golden Ticket’

Midas List investor Garry Tan and Initialized Capital wrote the first VC check into Coinbase. He talks the historic return and what's next for his firm. → Read More

The World’s Best Venture Capitalist Is Not Who You’d Guess

Sequoia partner Alfred Lin - the former business partner of the late Tony Hsieh - jumps 31 spots on Forbes Midas List to take the no. 1 spot for the first time ever. → Read More

Fresh Off Coupang Exit, Maverick Ventures Adds $600 Million Third Evergreen Fund

Maverick Ventures founder David Singer's new $600 million evergreen fund will look for investments in healthcare and security software. → Read More

General Catalyst Doubles Down On Healthcare With $600 Million New Fund

The venture capital firm's first vertical-specific fund will invest in early- and growth-stage health startups, with hospital systems along for the ride. → Read More