First Round Capital released their annual holiday video earlier this week, and although they've disabled ratings -- a generally bad sign -- I'm actually-impressed at the overall quality. First Round-funded founders from Birchbox, Blue Plate, Curalate[...]
Taken at face value, the video below is just a very poorly-edited video cover of Lorde's "Royals," which is currently sitting atop Billboard's Hot 100 chart for the fifth week in a row.
But consider the fact that the young people lip-syncing and d[...]
Silicon Valley-based VC firm 500 Startups has raised a $44.1 seed funding round, according to VentureBeat.
Apparently the accelerator has invested in close to 600 companies, although partner Christine Tsai tells VentureBeat that "we aren't changin[...]
Brick-and-mortar ain't dead yet! Storefront, which helps businesses find short-term real-estate rentals to create 'pop-up shops,' has raised a $1.6 million seed funding round with participation from Mohr Davidow Ventures, Great Oaks Venture Capital a[...]
Some of our favorite VCs to follow include Fred Wilson, Albert Wenger, Mark Suster, Brad Feld -- middle-aged white guys, basically. But entrepreneurship is a game of diversity, friends, and our question today is: Where are the women VC bloggers?
Last month, Sean Percival walked away from his CEO position at Wittlebee -- a children's subscription clothing startup in L.A. -- after the team failed to raise a Series A round. Now, he's written about his 'Series A crunch' experience in a personal [...]
500 Startups announced their latest Accelerator class of 28 companies today, as well as releasing a painfully-late-to-the-party "Thrift Shop" parody music video featuring such lines as, "Rolling in, with my team, creating products that will be the fu[...]
According to PEHub, Aydin Senkut -- managing director of Felicis Ventures -- and Dave McClure of 500 Startups butted heads on stage at last Thursday's 2013 ACA Summit. Each had nuggets of wisdom and genuinely contrarian, possibly batsh*t advice.
According to TechCrunch, Chewse -- a lunch catering service focused on office workers -- has raised $1 million in seed funding from Chris Sacca, 500 Startups and others.
The ideal Chewse customer is the ever-suffering office administrator/secretar[...]
According to The Next Web, TechPeaks -- a startup accelerator based in Trento, Italy -- will be launching in partnership with government agency Trentino Sviluppo, aiming to develop the Trentino province as a "leading smart territory in the global are[...]
YaSabe -- a U.S. based search engine aimed at Hispanics -- has raised $2.7 million in seed funding, led by Militello Capital and with participatoin from 500 Startups, Brightstar -- one of the largest Hispanic-owned firms in the U.S -- and Sol Trujill[...]
Blackbird Ventures -- a $31 million VC fund based in Sydney, Australia -- launched this week, according to The Next Web. The fund will focus on growing Aussie-based startups into worldwide ventures.
Blackbird has close ties with the U.S. entrepren[...]