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Kate Clark

Financial Writer

Kate Clark was a staff writer at PitchBook.

A Seattle native, Kate attended the University of Washington where she studied journalism and international studies. She previously wrote about the Indian startup ecosystem in Bengaluru and freelanced in the Seattle area. Follow her on Twitter @KateClarkTweets.

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On the move: Mapping where Uber, Bird and other startups fit into personal mobility

Explore our interactive market map, which highlights some of the largest VC-backed companies in the ridesharing, carsharing and personal mobility sectors.

Andreessen Horowitz wants to fund more black entrepreneurs

The venture capital firm is raising a $15 million fund from LPs including Will Smith and Kevin Durant.

Scooter beat: Lime expands its affordability program, VCs plead for Bird’s return to SF

The latest in scooter-mania: Lime has expanded its affordability program nationwide and Bird’s anxiously awaiting approval to relaunch its scooters in San Francisco.

Q&A: Aileen Lee on Cowboy Ventures’ latest fund, getting women on her cap table and what keeps her motivated

Cowboy Ventures announced its new $95 million fund dedicated to backing seed-stage tech startups. We spoke to Lee about the fundraise, her investment plans and why a small firm can make a big impact.

Under the influence: How VCs are embracing next-gen advertising

VCs are investing in a new generation of startups vying to capitalize on the innovative form of narrative advertising that is influencer marketing.

Peloton’s founder had a hard time raising VC—now his company is worth $4.1B

We spoke with John Foley, founder & CEO of Peloton, about early struggles to raise VC funding for the fitness company, IPO plans and more.

As America debates 3D printed guns, VCs make Formlabs a unicorn

Investors have funneled $15 million into 3D printing startup Formlabs one day after a federal judge halted the release of downloadable blueprints for 3D printed guns.

Scoop: 23andMe is raising up to $300M

Months after gaining FDA authorization to deploy direct-to-consumer genetic tests for certain types of cancer, 23andMe is looking for new funds.

10 high-level employees who put Uber in their rearview mirror this year

A look at Liane Hornsey, Jeff Holden and eight other executives who have departed from the ridehailing giant under Dara Khosrowshahi’s lead.

Scoop: Indigo Agriculture targets up to $300M in upcoming round

Roughly seven months after closing a $203 million Series D, the agtech startup has authorized the sale of up to $300 million in new shares, PitchBook has learned.

VCs love funding—and hosting—podcasts

One of the latest VCs to jump aboard the podcast train is Foundation Capital’s Ashu Garg, who spoke to PitchBook about what sets his show apart. Plus, numbers on VC funding in the space.

US female-founded companies have raised $7B so far this year

US startups have brought in $57.5 billion so far this year. Of that total, roughly $7 billion has been funneled into female-founded companies.

Former Israeli prime minister helps launch a16z-backed cyber defense startup

Toka, a cyber defense startup with backing from the likes of Andreessen Horowitz and the venture capital arm of Dell, is launching under the guidance of former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak.

ScaleVP raises $400M to invest in the future of work

We talked to Ariel Tseitlin, a partner at the enterprise software-focused VC firm, about Scale’s new fund and its latest venture, Scale Studio.

Chelsea Clinton, Kleiner Perkins throw support behind Nurx, the ‘Uber for birth control’

Y Combinator graduate Nurx, the operator of a contraceptive home-delivery app, has raised $36 million in a round led by Kleiner Perkins. Chelsea Clinton will join the startup’s board.

With Lime partnership, Uber scooters are on the way

The bike and scooter-sharing space is ripe for further consolidation amid red-hot investor interest and a scramble for market share.

Mapping the Draper family’s deals across generations

A visual and interactive representation of the Draper family dynasty’s investments.

The newest entries to China’s growing unicorn herd

A closer look at the venture capital-backed Chinese companies that have garnered billion-dollar valuations in 2018.

Automation Anywhere raises huge Series A as deal sizes continue to inflate in 2018

The process automation startup has brought in $250 million at a $1.8 billion valuation, one of the clearest examples yet of a boom in round sizes during 2018.

For VCs, food tech is on the menu [interactive graphic]

We’ve collected the data on the most valuable food tech startups in the world and the most active investors in the space.

Why 3 cloud startup founders think it’s worth competing against tech giants

At the GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit on Wednesday, a trio of cloud startup founders sounded off on competition from heavyweights in the space.

Imperfect Produce is raising fresh cash

Imperfect Produce has authorized the sale of up to $30 million in new shares as VCs maintain a strong appetite for startups in the food tech sector.

Rain Capital looks to fund cybersecurity startups in a post-Cambridge Analytica world

We spoke with Chenxi Wang, who spent more than a decade in cybersecurity before launching Rain Capital, about her new fund and the difficulties of raising money as a female and first-time fundraiser.

US electric scooter startups go global

Lime has released its electric scooters on the sidewalks of Paris, and it isn’t the only company of its kind to launch international expansion plans.

VCs are bullish on bitcoin—still

A lot has happened in the past six months to fuel skeptics of cryptocurrency. Nonetheless, VCs have taken a big leap forward when it comes to investing in the space.

Roblox, an online gaming company for kids, is raising up to $150 million

A little over a year after Roblox brought in a $92 million round, the popular gaming platform has authorized the sale of up to $150 million in shares.

Is Canada tech’s next frontier? VCs think so

Since 2012, more US investors have invested in Canadian firms than Canadian investors have themselves. Why the sudden interest in the country?