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Tiger Global is raising a new $3.75 billion venture fund, one year after closing its last

Tiger Global is raising a new $3.75 billion venture fund, one year after closing its last

According to a recent letter sent to its investors, Tiger Global Management, the New York-based investing powerhouse, is raising a new $3.75 million venture fund called Tiger Private Investment Partners XIV that it expects to close in March. The fund is Tiger’s 13th venture fund, despite its title — the partners might be superstitious — […]

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Tiger Global is raising a new $3.75 billion venture fund, one year after closing its last

Tiger Global is raising a new $3.75 billion venture fund, one year after closing its last

According to a recent letter sent to its investors, Tiger Global Management, the New York-based investing powerhouse, is raising a new $3.75 million venture fund called Tiger Private Investment Partners XIV that it expects to close in March. The fund is Tiger Global’s 13th venture fund, despite its title — the partners might be superstitious […]

 Connie Loizos

Poshmark is pushing into the public market at a high-end valuation as the resale market sizzles

Poshmark is pushing into the public market at a high-end valuation as the resale market sizzles

Poshmark, the nine-year-old, Redwood City, California-based online marketplace for second-hand clothing, beauty and home decor products, is set to start trading as a public company on the Nasdaq tomorrow after tonight pricing 6.6 million shares higher than originally planned, according to Bloomberg. Per its report, the company, which earlier expected to sell shares at between […]

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On the diversity front, 2020 may prove a tipping point

On the diversity front, 2020 may prove a tipping point

Since Minneapolis police officers killed George Floyd in May and kicked off months of nationwide protests, the corporate world — including venture capitalists — have attempted to respond to the Black Lives Matter movement. Indeed, many quickly took to social media to voice their support, broadcast their new diversity-focused networking groups and pledge to do […]

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3 VCs discuss space junk and what else they’re betting on right now

3 VCs discuss space junk and what else they’re betting on right now

Space may be the final frontier, but in terms of investment, VCs are just getting started. With that in mind during TC Sessions: Space 2020 last week, we spoke to three investors who’ve been actively funding what could become tomorrow’s biggest companies to learn where they might focus next. Sustainability is a major issue for […]

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AutoLeap says it will repair your lousy relationship with car shops

AutoLeap says it will repair your lousy relationship with car shops

No one likes having to go the automotive repair shop. There’s little transparency into what happens after a car is dropped off, invoices are often little more than a series of illegible bullet points, and the experience often feels chaotic. AutoLeap, a six-month-old, Toronto-based startup that quietly raised $5 million in seed funding in September, […]

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This VC introduced Palantir’s first business hire to its earliest engineer, then his business took off

This VC introduced Palantir’s first business hire to its earliest engineer, then his business took off

You might not know yet of XYZ Venture Capital, a four-year-old, San Francisco-based seed-stage venture firm, but many veterans of Palantir are surely aware of it. XYZ says it has already backed 22 startups whose founders came out of the data analysis company, including most notably, Anduril, Lucky Palmer’s defense tech startup. In fact, the […]

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Newly funded OfficeTogether looks to help other startups reopen their offices safely

Newly funded OfficeTogether looks to help other startups reopen their offices safely

Amy Yin doesn’t foresee startups resuming a five-day-a-week in-office work schedule, even after COVID-19 has been battled back. It’s probably a safe bet. Many companies have learned this year that employees can be just as productive, working from home. More, employees — much as they might miss their own desks — no longer want to […]

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Longtime investor and operator Adam Nash says he just launched a new fintech startup

Longtime investor and operator Adam Nash says he just launched a new fintech startup

Adam Nash, a Silicon Valley-born-and-bred operator and investor, is back at it again. Today, on his personal blog, he announced that he has started a consumer fintech company that has already garnered initial funding from Ribbit Capital, along with other “friends and angels” who appear to have also pitched into the round, including Box CEO […]

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Cyber Monday scams? Fakespot says it can identify fraudulent reviews and sellers online

Cyber Monday scams? Fakespot says it can identify fraudulent reviews and sellers online

The pandemic has made it all but impossible for a retail company without an online presence to survive. Yet while companies heavily dependent on foot traffic like J.Crew and Sur la Table have filed for bankruptcy this year, companies that are expert in e-commerce have thrived, including Target and Walmart. Amazon alone now attracts roughly […]

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