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Recent articles by Kate:

Startups Weekly: Is Y Combinator’s latest cohort too big?

Plus, e-scooter subscription services are a thing now, the Vision Fund is betting big on autonomous delivery and Facebook almost bought Unity. → Read More

Startups Weekly: Spotify gets acquisitive and Instacart screws up

This week in startups: Turvo takes center stage, a mental health unicorn emerges and Reddit rakes in cash. → Read More

Extend Fertility banks $15M Series A to help women freeze their eggs

Regal Healthcare Capital Partners backs Extend Fertility with $15 million to help the egg-freezing service expand to new markets. → Read More

Hired buys Y Combinator grad Py, launches assessment tool

To better measure aptitude of applicants, online job search engine Hired has acquired Py, which helps companies like Opendoor and Niantic identify talent with app-based interactive courses on Python, iOS development and more. → Read More

Food delivery service Postmates confidentially files to go public

The 8-year-old business is backed by Spark Capital, Founders Fund, Uncork Capital, Slow Ventures and more. → Read More

Airbnb hires a global head of transportation

Airbnb has hired Fred Reid, the founding CEO of Virgin America, as its global head of transportation. → Read More

Investigation finds e-scooters a cause of 1,500+ accidents

An investigation by Consumer Reports may force electric scooter businesses to double back on safety measures. → Read More

Uber Freight co-founders and top dealmakers join logistics startup Turvo

Uber Freight co-founders Charlie Bergevin and Brian Cristol have left for Turvo, a venture-funded collaborative logistics platform. → Read More

Little Spoon gets $7M for its organic baby food delivery service

The startup, backed by Vaultier7 and Kairos, has delivered 1 million meals across the U.S. in the last year. → Read More

Ritual raises $25M for its subscription-based women’s daily vitamin

Ritual is backed by Norwest Venture Partners, Forerunner Ventures and Founders Fund. → Read More

Workplace messaging platform Slack has confidentially filed to go public

The company has taken its first official step toward a rumored direct listing. → Read More

Spotify, eBay set standard for fertility benefits, study finds

FertilityIQ's survey also indicates some companies implicated by the #MeToo movement improved their fertility benefits in 2018. → Read More

Bird CEO on scooter startup copycats, unit economics, safety and seasonality

The electric scooter CEO shed light on the issues plaguing the micromobility industry and what's next for the high-flying startup. → Read More

Startups Weekly: Even Gwyneth Paltrow had a hard time raising VC

This week in startups: Celebrities mingle with VCs at the Upfront Summit, Pinterest preps banks for IPO and Sam Altman has a grand new idea. → Read More

Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s artist-collaboration platform HitRecord raises $6.4M

The actor's artist-collaboration platform raised the cash from Javelin Venture Partners, Crosslink Capital and Advancit Capital. → Read More

Dadi brings in $2M to democratize sperm storage

Backed by firstminute capital and Third Kind Ventures, Dadi wants men to be more aware of their biological clock. → Read More

Alphabet-backed Medicare Advantage startup Clover Health raises $500M

Despite a number of well-publicized hiccups, venture capitalists are betting another $500 million on health insurance provider Clover Health, TechCrunch has learned. → Read More

Wellness startup Hims enters the unicorn club with $100M investment

Men and women's wellness startup Hims has raised $100 million on a $1 billion pre-money valuation. → Read More

Former Munchery employees sue company, blame CEO for shutdown

A former Munchery employee is demanding wages in a new lawsuit and more former employees speak out. → Read More

Sapphire Ventures bets big on esports and entertainment with new $115M fund

Sapphire Ventures launches a dedicated sports and entertainment fund as investment in esports skyrockets. → Read More