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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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In Bad Blood, a pedestrian tale of heuristics and lies – TechCrunch

In Bad Blood, a pedestrian tale of heuristics and lies – TechCrunch In a world where thousands and thousands of startups are started in the Bay Area every year, becoming a name that everyone recognizes is no small feat. Theranos reached that summit, and it all came crashing down. The …

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Golden Gate Ventures closes new $100M fund for Southeast Asia – TechCrunch

Golden Gate Ventures closes new $100M fund for Southeast Asia – TechCrunch Singapore’s Golden Gate Ventures has announced the close of its newest (and third) fund for Southeast Asia at a total of $100 million. The first hit a first close in the summer, as TechCrunch reported at the time, …

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Playing the global game, Sequoia can cut checks for up to $1 billion – TechCrunch

Playing the global game, Sequoia can cut checks for up to $1 billion – TechCrunch As the shadow of SoftBank (and its $100 billion fund) looms large over the investment landscape, Sequoia Capital is pushing the upper limits of the checks it’s willing to write to global growth-stage companies up …

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Safety and inspection bot startup Gecko Robotics adds $7 million to the coffers – TechCrunch

Safety and inspection bot startup Gecko Robotics adds $7 million to the coffers – TechCrunch Gecko Robotics aims to save human lives at our nation’s power plants with its wall-climbing robots. To continue doing so, the startup tells TechCrunch it has just secured $7 million from a cadre of high-profile …

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Boston-area startups are on pace to overtake NYC venture totals – TechCrunch

Boston-area startups are on pace to overtake NYC venture totals – TechCrunch Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Home run exits happen stealthily for biotech While tech waffles on going public, biotech IPOs boom Boston has regained its longstanding place as the second-largest U.S. startup funding hub. After …

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Jimmy O. Yang Talks Replacing Erlich, Being the Urkel of ‘Silicon Valley’

Jimmy O. Yang Talks Replacing Erlich, Being the Urkel of ‘Silicon Valley’ HBO News flash: Facebook isn’t safe. Following this year’s revelation that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica used Facebook to data mine tens of millions of people without their knowledge, Facebook has come under fire, and it appears the rabbit …

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Scaling startups are setting up secondary hubs in these cities – TechCrunch

Scaling startups are setting up secondary hubs in these cities – 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 America’s mayors have spent the …

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