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Dogs aren’t just a vibe, they’re a lifestyle, and Fable built a brand to match –

The way that recent generations of consumers treat(!) their dogs is vastly different than those who have come before. It’s gotten to the point that it’s memeable. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kevin Stewart (Shaka Stylee🤙🏾) (@phototreeandme) There are a handful of new pet veterinary services out there, such as Bond […] → Read More

Synthesia raises $50M to leverage synthetic avatars for corporate training and more –

Synthesia, a startup using AI to create synthetic videos, is walking a fine, but thus far prosperous, line between being creepy and being pretty freakin’ cool. Today, it announced the close of a $50 million Series B funding round led by Kleiner Perkins, with participation from GV and existing investors Firstmark Capital, LDV Capital, Seedcamp […] → Read More

Goalsetter raises $15 million to go B2B with children’s financial literacy app –

Goalsetter, a financial education platform for kiddos, has announced the close of a $15 million Series A financing round. The funding was led by Seae Ventures, with participation from Fiserv, Mass Mutual, Citizens Financial Group, Astia Fund, NBA stars Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony, and actors Anthony Anderson and Lance Gross. The startup was founded […] → Read More

Auth0’s Eugenio Pace and Ubiquity’s Sunil Nagaraj will outline how the startup went from seed to a $6.5B acquisition –

In March, Okta completed a $6.5 billion acquisition of Auth0, an identity and access management platform. The deal surely brought a smile to the faces of Auth0’s investors. On December 1 at 12p PT / 3p ET, we’ll sit down with Auth0 co-founder Eugenio Pace and investor Sunil Nagaraj of Ubiquity to learn for certain. […] → Read More

How Pilot convinced Index Ventures to think long-term about margins –

Whether you agree or not, it's hard to ignore the fact that the multipliers in Silicon Valley and the growth of software businesses have changed the way we think about a startup's timeline. → Read More

Auth0’s Eugenio Pace and Ubiquity’s Sunil Nagaraj will outline how the startup went from seed to a $6.5B acquisition –

In March, Okta completed a $6.5 billion acquisition of Auth0, an identity and access management platform. The deal surely brought a smile to the faces of Auth0’s investors. On December 1 at 12p PT / 3p ET, we’ll sit down with Auth0 co-founder Eugenio Pace and investor Sunil Nagaraj of Ubiquity to learn for certain. […] → Read More

Hear NVP’s Priti Choksi and Birdies founder Bianca Gates explain how to land early-stage funding –

Priti Choksi, partner at Norwest Venture Partners, has a portfolio that includes Bright, Lumosity, Citcon, UPSIDE Foods and Birdies. But before she ever entered the world of VC, she was an operator at companies like Facebook and Google. She managed business development teams and ran M&A and has vast experience in the world of growing […] → Read More

Hear NVP’s Priti Choksi and Birdies founder Bianca Gates explain how to land early-stage funding –

Priti Choksi, partner at Norwest Venture Partners, has a portfolio that includes Bright, Lumosity, Citcon, UPSIDE Foods and Birdies. But before she ever entered the world of VC, she was an operator at companies like Facebook and Google. She managed business development teams and ran M&A and has vast experience in the world of growing […] → Read More

Hear NVP’s Priti Choksi and Birdies founder Bianca Gates explain how to land early-stage funding –

Priti Choksi, partner at Norwest Venture Partners, has a portfolio that includes Bright, Lumosity, Citcon, UPSIDE Foods and Birdies. But before she ever entered the world of VC, she was an operator at companies like Facebook and Google. She managed business development teams and ran M&A and has vast experience in the world of growing […] → Read More

Hear NVP’s Priti Choksi and Birdies founder Bianca Gates explain how to land early-stage funding –

Priti Choksi, partner at Norwest Venture Partners, has a portfolio that includes Bright, Lumosity, Citcon, UPSIDE Foods and Birdies. But before she ever entered the world of VC, she was an operator at companies like Facebook and Google. She managed business development teams and ran M&A and has vast experience in the world of growing […] → Read More

Rent the Runway co-founder Jenny Fleiss and Volition Capital’s Larry Cheng talk early-stage fundraising on TechCrunch Live –

Rent the Runway is more than 10 years old now and has raised upwards of $500 million, recently filing to IPO at a valuation north of $1 billion. Jenny Fleiss is a co-founder at Rent the Runway and sits on the board of several notable companies, including Shutterfly, Party City and, of course, Rent the […] → Read More

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky discusses the future of work and the one thing he’d do over –

This morning, Airbnb announced over 50 new features coming to the platform. The big ones include a brand new, much smarter Translation Engine, a way to know if a rental has solid WiFi, an expanded Ask A Superhost program, more flexibility in search, and tools to verify any accessibility features a listing might promise. The […] → Read More

Aileen Lee and Rachel Carlson walk through Guild Education’s early pitch deck –

You can't raise more than $370 million on a good idea alone. But you can raise a seed round worth a few million from Aileen Lee with that and a few other critical ingredients. → Read More

Rent the Runway co-founder Jenny Fleiss and Volition Capital’s Larry Cheng talk early-stage fundraising on TechCrunch Live –

Rent the Runway is more than 10 years old now and has raised upwards of $500 million, recently filing to IPO at a valuation north of $1 billion. Jenny Fleiss is a co-founder at Rent the Runway and sits on the board of several notable companies, including Shutterfly, Party City and, of course, Rent the […] → Read More

Airbnb boosts host protection, adds wifi-speed verification –

Last night, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky took to Twitter to share what he’s seeing in the company’s data. The broad strokes version was that the pandemic-induced flexibility in our work lives has allowed more people to travel during the week, and even travel for months at a time, effectively living on Airbnb. 13. So basically, […] → Read More

Talent Hack raises $17 million led by Emergence to power the fitness creator economy –

The Great Resignation, the pandemic-caused seismic shift in the way we work, play and live, and the boom of the creator and influencer economy has led to a surge in apps designed to serve those creators. In fact, we had a very long-winded discussion about it at TechCrunch just this week. It’s hard to know […] → Read More

Rent the Runway co-founder Jenny Fleiss and Volition Capital’s Larry Cheng talk early-stage fundraising on TechCrunch Live –

Rent the Runway is more than 10 years old now and has raised upwards of $500 million, recently filing to IPO at a valuation north of $1 billion. Jenny Fleiss is a co-founder at Rent the Runway and sits on the board of several notable companies, including Shutterfly, Party City and, of course, Rent the […] → Read More

Rent the Runway co-founder Jenny Fleiss and Volition Capital’s Larry Cheng talk early-stage fundraising on TechCrunch Live –

Rent the Runway is more than 10 years old now and has raised upwards of $500 million, recently filing to IPO at a valuation north of $1 billion. Jenny Fleiss is a co-founder at Rent the Runway and sits on the board of several notable companies, including Shutterfly, Party City and, of course, Rent the […] → Read More

UpWest raises $70 million for Fund IV, investing in Israeli founders looking to tackle U.S. market –

UpWest, the venture firm led by Shuly Galili, Gil Ben-Artzy and Assaf Warhaft, announced this morning that it has closed on a $70 million fund, the fourth in the firm’s 10+ year history. The firm is unique in that it specializes in funding and supporting Israeli founders who are looking to enter the U.S. market […] → Read More

Rent the Runway co-founder Jenny Fleiss and Volition Capital’s Larry Cheng talk early-stage fundraising on TechCrunch Live –

Rent the Runway is more than 10 years old now and has raised upwards of $500 million, recently filing to IPO at a valuation north of $1 billion. Jenny Fleiss is a co-founder at Rent the Runway and sits on the board of several notable companies, including Shutterfly, Party City and, of course, Rent the […] → Read More