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Lessons from building Brex into a billion-dollar startup – TechCrunch

Lessons from building Brex into a billion-dollar startup – TechCrunch When I think about my experience as an immigrant and entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, I remember growing up in Brazil and how we saw tech founders and CEOs as kings. We imagined what it would be like to assume the …

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Alumni Ventures Group is the most active venture fund you’ve never heard of – TechCrunch

Alumni Ventures Group is the most active venture fund you’ve never heard of – TechCrunch Alumni Ventures Group’s (AVG) limited partners aren’t endowment or pension funds. Its typical LP is a heart surgeon in Des Moines, Iowa. The firm has both an unorthodox model of fundraising and dealmaking. Across 25 micro …

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Jane.VC, a new fund for female entrepreneurs, wants founders to cold email them – TechCrunch

Jane.VC, a new fund for female entrepreneurs, wants founders to cold email them – TechCrunch Want to pitch a venture capitalist? You’ll need a “warm introduction” first. At least that’s what most in the business will advise. Find a person, typically a man, who made the VC you’re interested in …

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How the 22-year-old founders of Brex built a billion-dollar business in less than 2 years – TechCrunch

How the 22-year-old founders of Brex built a billion-dollar business in less than 2 years – TechCrunch When Brazilian-born Henrique Dubugras and Pedro Franceschi met at 16 years old, they bonded over a love of coding and mutual frustrations with their strict mothers, who didn’t understand their Mark Zuckerberg-esque ambitions.  …

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Former Uber exec Andrew Chapin takes the wraps off his stealth mental health startup – TechCrunch

Former Uber exec Andrew Chapin takes the wraps off his stealth mental health startup – TechCrunch One can only imagine what it was like to work at Uber in the years leading up to Susan Fowler’s infamous blog post. Many of the company’s leaders were said to be overly-competitive, sexist …

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uBiome is jumping into therapeutics with a healthy $83 million in Series C financing – TechCrunch

uBiome is jumping into therapeutics with a healthy $83 million in Series C financing – TechCrunch 23andMe, IBM and now uBiome is the next tech company to jump into the lucrative multi-billion dollar drug discovery market. The company started out with a consumer gut health test to check whether your …

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Meet the startups in the latest Alchemist class – TechCrunch

Meet the startups in the latest Alchemist class – TechCrunch Alchemist is the Valley’s premiere enterprise accelerator and every season they feature a group of promising startups. They are also trying something new this year: they’re putting a reserve button next to each company, allowing angels to express their interest …

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Base10’s debut fund is the largest-ever for a Black-led VC firm – TechCrunch

Base10’s debut fund is the largest-ever for a Black-led VC firm – TechCrunch Adeyemi Ajao (above left), the co-founder and managing director of Base10 Partners, was surprised to hear his firm’s $137 million fund was the largest debut to date for a black-led venture capital firm. He and his co-founder …

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The alumni of these universities raised the most VC in the past year – TechCrunch

The alumni of these universities raised the most VC in the past year – TechCrunch Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Global unicorn exits hit multi-year high in 2018 Boston-area startups are on pace to overtake NYC venture totals Whatever criteria we look at, whether it’s schools with …

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TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018 dives deep into artificial intelligence and machine learning – TechCrunch

TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018 dives deep into artificial intelligence and machine learning – TechCrunch As fields of research, machine learning and artificial intelligence both date back to the 50s. More than half a century later, the disciplines have graduated from the theoretical to practical, real world applications. We’ll have some …

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