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Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures targets $350M for new funds – TechCrunch

Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures targets $350M for new funds – TechCrunch Valar Ventures, one of the three venture funds co-founded by Peter Thiel, has filed paperwork with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to raise $350 million across two new funds. The PayPal co-founder and billionaire investor in Facebook and …

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Postmates lines up another $100M ahead of IPO – TechCrunch

Postmates lines up another $100M ahead of IPO – TechCrunch Postmates, one of the earlier entrants to the billion-dollar food delivery wars, has raised an additional $100 million in equity funding at a $1.85 billion valuation, as first reported by Recode and confirmed to TechCrunch by Postmates. The round comes …

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Distinguished VCs back wholesale marketplace Faire with $100M at a $535M valuation – TechCrunch

Distinguished VCs back wholesale marketplace Faire with $100M at a $535M valuation – TechCrunch A slew of venture capitalists known for high-profile exits — Kirsten Green of Forerunner Ventures, Keith Rabois of Khosla Ventures, Alfred Lin of Sequoia Capital and Alex Taussig of Lightspeed Venture Partners — have invested in …

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Zizoo, a booking.com for boats, sails for new markets with $7.4M on board – TechCrunch

Zizoo, a booking.com for boats, sails for new markets with $7.4M on board – TechCrunch Berlin-based Zizoo — a startup which self describes as booking.com for boats — has nabbed a €6.5 million (~$7.4M) Series A to help more millennials find holiday yachts to mess about taking selfies in. Zizoo says its …

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Local VC funds surge, Naspers ramps up and fintech diversifies – TechCrunch

Local VC funds surge, Naspers ramps up and fintech diversifies – TechCrunch More posts by this contributor Tarform debuted new e-motorcycles but is there a U.S. market? Marieme Diop and Shikoh Gitau to speak at Startup Battlefield Africa Africa’s VC landscape is becoming more African with an increasing number of …

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Men’s wellness startup HIMS has launched a line of women’s health products called HERS – TechCrunch

Men’s wellness startup HIMS has launched a line of women’s health products called HERS – TechCrunch Exactly one year to the day since it launched its line of men’s health products, HIMS is announcing its foray into women’s wellness. The company is using its mountain of venture capital to support the …

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The tactics behind The Athletic’s breakout success in sports subscriptions – TechCrunch

The tactics behind The Athletic’s breakout success in sports subscriptions – TechCrunch Local newspapers may be shuttering and people may be consuming most news on social media, but don’t tell Alex Mather that a subscription news publication can’t grow like a unicorn startup. His 2-year-old sports publisher The Athletic has gained …

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Summersalt raises $6M for its direct-to-consumer line of eco-friendly swimsuits – TechCrunch

Summersalt raises $6M for its direct-to-consumer line of eco-friendly swimsuits – TechCrunch Founders Fund has led the $6 million Series A for Summersalt, an early-stage e-commerce startup embracing the next-gen consumer’s penchant for inclusivity and affordability. Headquartered in St. Louis, the 1-year old company sells swimsuits designed in-house with eco-friendly …

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Synthego raises $110 million to make gene editing technologies more accessible – TechCrunch

Synthego raises $110 million to make gene editing technologies more accessible – TechCrunch Paul Dabrowski, the chief executive officer of Synthego, which provides genetically engineered cells to scientists and researchers, worries about a future where access to the genetic technologies that will reshape the world are only available to the …

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