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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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New York’s programming ed tech startup, General Assembly, sells to Adecco for $413 million – TechCrunch

New York’s programming ed tech startup, General Assembly, sells to Adecco for $413 million – TechCrunch The European human resources services company Adecco Group said that is acquiring the New York-based, programming, design, and management training startup General Assembly for $413 million. With the acquisition, Adecco adds to its ability …

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Lessons from cybersecurity exits – TechCrunch

Lessons from cybersecurity exits – TechCrunch Dear F0und3r: What a month this has been for cybersecurity! One unicorn IPO and two nice acquisitions – Zscaler’s great debut on wall street,  a $300 million acquisition of Evident.io by Palo Alto Networks and a $350 million acquisition of Phantom Cyber by Splunk …

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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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VCs are hungry for Instacart, big money for bikes and a slew of enterprise IPOs – TechCrunch

VCs are hungry for Instacart, big money for bikes and a slew of enterprise IPOs – TechCrunch Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was a damn corker. Instacart is fighting back! Zuora went public and it went …

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Activist investors Elliott snag 10.3 percent stake in Commvault – TechCrunch

Elliott Management, an investment firm long known for its activist streak, set it sights on Commvault today, purchasing a 10.3 percent stake and nominating four Elliott-friendly members to the company’s board of directors. It likely means that Elliott is ready to push the company to change direction and cut costs, …

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Here are the top Midwestern states and cities for startups – TechCrunch

The American Midwest has a long history of making stuff. During the 20th century, it was the manufacturing center for the nation, and indeed much of the world. It’s still where a surpassing majority of agricultural commodities are grown and processed. But is it also a major producer of technology …

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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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Southern California needs to find its hub for it to develop its own tech ecosystem – TechCrunch

Recognizing the tens of billions of dollars that the Southern Californian region leaves on the table, because it hasn’t taken its rightful place in the American technology industry, a new group called  the Alliance for Southern California Innovation has just released a report to analyze how SoCal can work to assume its …

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Late-blooming startups can still thrive – 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 It seems like startup news is full of overnight success stories and sudden failures, like the scooter …

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