Everyone wants a piece of enterprise tech companies
While corporate software may sound painfully boring, advancements in cloud computing and machine learning mean enterprise companies can give employees creative outlets. Investors liken the new opportunities to those once sparked for consumer startups by the advent of smartphones.
Startups are steering clear of Facebook, Google by innovating for business
Startups are increasingly writing software that allows mainstream ...
New funding avenues open up for enterprising startups
GetVantage, Spring Marketing, Drip Capital, OfBusiness and 100x.vc, as well as corporat...
One of Uber’s most powerful women leaves to start a VC fund
Just 12% of startup investment firms in the U.S. have women in decision-making roles with the power to write checks.
Apple to buy Drive.ai in bid for more autonomous vehicle talent
Apple has been working on autonomous driving technology for several years. The project has had its ups and downs.
Goldman bet on women-run startups takes shape with $100 million
Goldman has made more than $100 million in investments in women-led companies, including a Chinese pediatrics company and a New York-based retailer.
‘Mega-round’ investors shower startups with millions
Gusto, a payroll and benefits software company, raised $140 million in July, but could have done five times that, according to Joshua Reeves, its chief executive and founder.
VC market is on pace for strongest year since dot-com era
The $57.5 billion invested in startups so far this year has already surpassed the full-year total for six of the past 10 years.
SoftBank takes loss in sale of Wag, dog-walking startup
Wag’s troubles have been particularly pronounced. After its investment, the Vision Fund brought in Hilary Schneider, former chief executive of LifeLock, to lead an aggressive expansion. But it lost ground to Rover, its top competitor. Reports of lost dogs and internal struggles hurt business.
WeWork falls furthest in a year of clipped wings for Unicorns
WeWork, which is based in New York, might be the most extreme example of the rebuke that public stock investors have delivered to high-flying startups, but it is hardly alone.
When 'tourist' investors pour money in startups
China's on-demand ride king Didi Chuxing is considering a $6 billion investment backed by SoftBank. Airbnb finalized a $1 billion stock sale. Another $1 billion or more is flowing to Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart.
Venture capitalists fast losing faith in on-demand delivery startups
Several prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalists said in interviews that they now believe many delivery startups could fail, leaving investors with big losses.
Accel tells startups to cut disdain for traditional companies
Last year, tech companies cut their spending on venture-backed startups to $18.3 billion, while non-tech companies spent $17.6 billion on venture-backed acquisitions.
Anti-aging startup raises $116 million with Bezos backing
Unity is the 10th biotechnology startup to complete a fundraising round for $100 million or more in 2016, according to research company PitchBook Data.
VC funding is drying up for media startups
Media has not traditionally been the top investment area for VCs, but some big wins drew interest to the sector. AOL spent $315 million to acquire the Huffington Post in 2011, and the publication has become a cornerstone of Verizon Communications's media strategy since it bought AOL.
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