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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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Lightning Labs just raised millions from Jack Dorsey and others to supercharge blockchain transactions – TechCrunch

Lightning Labs, a young, Bay Area-based startup, is trying to make it easier for users to send bitcoin and litecoin to each other without the costly and time consuming process of settling their transactions on the blockchain. It has investors excited about its work, too. The company is announcing today …

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Five Seasons Ventures is a new €60M European early-stage fund investing in food and agriculture tech – TechCrunch

More VC money sloshing around Europe, this time with the launch of a new early-stage fund targeting food and agriculture technology. Backed by the likes of European Investment Fund, Nestlé, Fondo Italiano d’Investimento, and Bpifrance, Five Seasons Ventures is announcing the first closing of its fund with commitments “in excess …

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Robinhood hires Josh Elman as VP of product, who’ll stay at Greylock – TechCrunch

Zero-fee stock trading app Robinhood is getting some product firepower as it dives into cryptocurrency and weighs platform aspirations. Investor Josh Elman will join Robinhood as its VP of product while remaining a partner at Greylock. With 4 million registered users, $176 million raised and a $1.3 billion valuation, the …

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Where did venture capitalists go to college?

Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor: Unlike some jobs, there’s no clear educational path to becoming a venture capitalist. Doctors have medical school. Lawyers have law school. Plumbers, electricians, welders, barbers, bartenders and plenty of other trades have schools …

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