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Squad’s screen-shares and Slack’s swastika – TechCrunch

Squad’s screen-shares and Slack’s swastika – TechCrunch We’re three weeks into January. We’ve recovered from our CES hangover and, hopefully, from the CES flu. We’ve started writing the correct year, 2019, not 2018. Venture capitalists have gone full steam ahead with fundraising efforts, several startups have closed multi-hundred million dollar …

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New pre-seed fund powered by First Round Capital will target recent graduates – TechCrunch

New pre-seed fund powered by First Round Capital will target recent graduates – TechCrunch In 2012, early Uber investor First Round Capital decided it needed an avenue to access the best companies brewing inside dormitories across the U.S. So the seed-stage venture capital firm launched Dorm Room Fund, a pool …

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Will Trump ruin the unicorn IPOs of our dreams? – TechCrunch

Will Trump ruin the unicorn IPOs of our dreams? – TechCrunch The government shutdown entered its 21st day on Friday, upping concerns of potentially long-lasting impacts on the U.S. stock market. Private market investors around the country applauded when Uber finally filed documents with the SEC to go public. Others were giddy …

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Uber’s IPO may not be as eye-popping as we expected – TechCrunch

Uber’s IPO may not be as eye-popping as we expected – TechCrunch Uber is expected to raise $10 billion later this year in one of the largest U.S. initial public offerings in history. The float will value the ride-hailing giant somewhere between $76 billion — the valuation it garnered with …

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Uber files confidentially for IPO – TechCrunch

Uber files confidentially for IPO – TechCrunch Two days after Lyft submitted paperwork to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for an early 2019 initial public offering, Uber has done the same, per The Wall Street Journal. The company filed confidentially for an IPO on Friday, marking the beginning a race …

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The Venture Twins – TechCrunch

The Venture Twins – TechCrunch Justine and Olivia Moore like to introduce themselves together, otherwise, it can be a little confusing. They live together in an apartment in Menlo Park. They share clothes. They both wear Rothy’s sustainable ballet flats and are big fans of Glossier. Their desks are only …

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Freight trucking startup Shipwell gets a $10 million boost – TechCrunch

Freight trucking startup Shipwell gets a $10 million boost – TechCrunch Shipwell, a startup pitching a marketplace for domestic ground shipping and fleet and cargo management services for freight trucking companies, has raised $10 million in a new round of funding. A booming American economy coupled with failing infrastructure and a …

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Spearhead is transforming founders into angel investors – TechCrunch

Spearhead is transforming founders into angel investors – TechCrunch Becoming an angel investor is simple in principle: have money and invest. Unfortunately for many of the smartest founders in the startup ecosystem, that requirement can prove a complete block on investing in the companies they see day after day, since …

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RDMD attacks rare diseases with data mined from health records – TechCrunch

RDMD attacks rare diseases with data mined from health records – TechCrunch You wouldn’t expect a medical app to get its start as a Snapchat competitor. Neither did video chat startup TapTalk’s founder Onno Faber. But four years ago he was diagnosed with a rare disease called Neurofibromatosis Type 2 that caused …

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