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Bots replacing office workers drive big valuations – TechCrunch

Bots replacing office workers drive big valuations – TechCrunch Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Getting personal: Funding rises for software-driven tastemakers The alumni of these universities raised the most VC in the past year A lot of people still get paid to sit in offices and do …

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Corporate venture investment climbs higher throughout 2018 – TechCrunch

Corporate venture investment climbs higher throughout 2018 – TechCrunch Many corporations are pinning their futures on their venture investment portfolios. If you can’t beat startups at the innovation game, go into business with them as financial partners. Though many technology companies have robust venture investment initiatives—Alphabet’s venture funding universe and Intel Capital’s …

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July sets a record for number of $100M+ venture capital rounds – TechCrunch

July sets a record for number of $100M+ venture capital rounds – TechCrunch In July 2018, the tech sector’s leisure class — venture capitalists — kicked investments into overdrive, at least when it comes to financing supergiant venture rounds of $100 million or more (in native or as-converted USD values). …

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VCs like what they are hearing out of the podcasting sector – TechCrunch

VCs like what they are hearing out of the podcasting sector – TechCrunch Podcasts are television for the earbud generation. And podcasts have been around for a surprisingly long time. If you’re one of the folks who got hooked on podcasts around 2014, when Sarah Koenig and other producers from …

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Here is where CEOs of heavily funded startups went to school – TechCrunch

Here is where CEOs of heavily funded startups went to school – TechCrunch Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor What does it take to be a startup that raises huge sums quickly? Not a minimalist? Startups will gladly store, manage and deliver your items CEOs of funded startups …

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Shared housing startups are taking off – TechCrunch

Shared housing startups are taking off – TechCrunch Notice any commonalities? Yes, the startups listed are all based in either New York or the San Francisco Bay Area, two metropolises associated with scarce, pricey housing. But while these two metro areas offer the bulk of startups’ living spaces, they’re also …

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In Canada’s cloud services market, venture investment opportunities abound – TechCrunch

In Canada’s cloud services market, venture investment opportunities abound – TechCrunch Canada will be home to a new venture capital fund that will invest in enterprise cloud startups. Its backer? Salesforce Ventures, the global investment arm of Salesforce, a leading cloud-hosted business software provider. According to a recent press release from Salesforce, …

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Investing trends in female founders – TechCrunch

Investing trends in female founders – TechCrunch More posts by this contributor Unicorns gorge as investors dish up bigger rounds, more capital The portion of VC-backed startups founded by women stays stubbornly stagnant In this report, we look at venture and seed investment trends in female-founded startups over the last …

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What did VCs study in college? – TechCrunch

What did VCs study in college? – TechCrunch Although some colleges may offer a major program in business or entrepreneurship, there isn’t exactly a major in venture capital or angel investment. Crunchbase News has already examined where professional VCs and angel investors went to college (yes, there’s some truth to the Harvard and …

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Hip hop finds its beat in the startup scene – TechCrunch

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor What does it take to be a startup that raises huge sums quickly? Not a minimalist? Startups will gladly store, manage and deliver your items Hip hop stars are taking their reputations to Wall Street and Sand Hill road. Unlike their rock …

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