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October 12, 2018
The amount of venture capital invested this year has already surpassed the 2017 total, and that’s largely thanks to a record amount of mega-deals.
October 4, 2018
Juul's legal troubles join more additions to 2018's herd of unicorns and the impending arrival of the hyperloop-powered future on our rundown of the week's biggest VC-related news.
September 19, 2018
Convoy has authorized the sale of up to $198 million in new shares, PitchBook has learned. With the funding, the trucking startup is valued at nearly $1.1 billion.
September 13, 2018
Peloton's lawsuit against Flywheel joins a new look at Uber and Andreessen Horowitz's ongoing hunger for software startups among the week's top VC headlines.
August 30, 2018
The idea of pursuing unicorn status has now seeped deep into the venture consciousness. But how will this unprecedented rise in billion-dollar valuations turn out? Using key datasets on everything...
August 24, 2018
In the first seven months of the year, unicorns in the US raised $19.2 billion—definitely more cash than in any full year since at least 2006, and almost surely in any year ever.
August 21, 2018
Luxury fashion retailer Farfetch has filed for an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange. The London-based company has not yet disclosed the amount it wishes to raise, however reports suggest that the...
Dragoneer and General Atlantic have led a $427 million round in Slack, the workplace messaging app that's skyrocketed in popularity since it launched four years ago.
August 20, 2018
Monzo is seeking to raise up to $150 million in an investment that could value the fintech at up to $1.5 billion, per the Financial Times. The funding round, which is expected to be announced later...
August 16, 2018
The recent increase in unicorn fundings is an unprecedented phenomenon. Through the first of this month, US unicorns had already raised over $19 billion this year, a truly gargantuan sum that...
August 14, 2018
European countries are promoting programmes to increase the number of unicorns born within their borders. But focusing on $1 billion valuations could foster bad habits and be a recipe for disaster.
August 6, 2018
Deezer has secured a €160 million investment in a round that hands the company a valuation of more than €1 billion. Beside the fundraise, which was backed by investors including Access Industries,...
August 3, 2018
We spoke with John Foley, founder & CEO of Peloton, about early struggles to raise VC funding for the fitness company, IPO plans and more.
August 1, 2018
Sequoia and Accel have led a $100 million round for Freshworks, which provides business software tools. The new funding values the company at around $1.5 billion, up from the valuation of some $700...
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.
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