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Recent departures hint at turmoil at Quartet Health, a mental health startup backed by GV – TechCrunch

Recent departures hint at turmoil at Quartet Health, a mental health startup backed by GV – TechCrunch Backed with nearly $87 million in venture capital funding from GV, Oak HC/FT and F-Prime Capital, Quartet Health was founded in 2014 by Arun Gupta, Steve Shulman and David Wennberg to improve access …

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The investors and founders of Yellow, 99 Taxis, and Didi will talk about the new mobility race at Startup Battlefield Latin America – TechCrunch

The investors and founders of Yellow, 99 Taxis, and Didi will talk about the new mobility race at Startup Battlefield Latin America – TechCrunch In the nine months since Didi acquired the Brazilian ride hailing startup 99 in a deal that valued the company at a reported $1 billion, the …

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VCs say Silicon Valley isn’t the gold mine it used to be – TechCrunch

VCs say Silicon Valley isn’t the gold mine it used to be – TechCrunch In the days leading up to TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018, The Economist published the cover story, ‘Why Startups Are Leaving Silicon Valley.’ The author outlined reasons why the Valley has “peaked.” Venture capital investors are deploying …

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Mary Meeker, author of the Internet Trends Report, is leaving Kleiner Perkins – TechCrunch

Mary Meeker, author of the Internet Trends Report, is leaving Kleiner Perkins – TechCrunch Mary Meeker is leaving Kleiner Perkins to build a new fund and she’s taking the firm’s growth team with her. The news, first reported by Recode and confirmed to TechCrunch, is the latest high-level departure at …

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FirstMark Capital’s Catherine Ulrich is joining us at TechCrunch Sessions: AR/VR – TechCrunch

FirstMark Capital’s Catherine Ulrich is joining us at TechCrunch Sessions: AR/VR – TechCrunch One of the underlying trends of VR/AR investment in 2018 is that money has become harder to come by for startups which may have had no trouble pulling together a round in 2016. Who better to chat …

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Sagewise pitches a service to verify claims and arbitrate disputes over blockchain transactions – TechCrunch

Sagewise pitches a service to verify claims and arbitrate disputes over blockchain transactions – TechCrunch Sometimes smart contracts can be pretty dumb. All of the benefits of a cryptographically secured, publicly verified, anonymized transaction system can be erased by errant code, malicious actors, or poorly defined parameters of an executable …

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What every startup founder should know about exits – TechCrunch

What every startup founder should know about exits – TechCrunch Benjamin Joffe Contributor Benjamin Joffe is a partner at HAX. More posts by this contributor 70 years of VC innovation 2017 crowdfunding guide The dream of a startup founder can often be summarized by the following, well-intentioned, and mostly delusional …

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CarBlip’s mobile car buying app raises $2 million – TechCrunch

CarBlip’s mobile car buying app raises $2 million – TechCrunch CarBlip, a new used car buying mobile application that’s aiming to compete with services like Wyper, has raised $2 million in a new round of financing. The investment was led by Nordic Eye Venture Capital with participation from the startup studio …

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Sneaker market GOAT hires COO Lizzie Francis and makes a play for women sneaker shoppers – TechCrunch

Sneaker market GOAT hires COO Lizzie Francis and makes a play for women sneaker shoppers – TechCrunch GOAT, the secondary marketplace for sneakers that recently merged with Flight Club, is announcing a new hire. Lizzie Francis will join the company as Chief Operating Officer, coming from Brilliant Ventures where she …

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GM’s Cruise gets $2.25b from Softbank’s Vision Fund, $1.1b from GM – TechCrunch

GM’s Cruise gets $2.25b from Softbank’s Vision Fund, $1.1b from GM – TechCrunch General Motors today announced a large investment into its self-driving unit, Cruise. Softbank’s Vision Fund will invest $2.25 billion in GM Cruise Holdings LLC and when the deal closes, GM will invest an additional $1.1 billion. “Our Cruise …

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