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Here's What's Next for the Bitcoin Bubble | Investopedia

At a recent price of $4,100, Bitcoin has more than doubled from its “Bloody Sunday” panic selloff from less than a month ago. It’s no secret that the …

Venture Capital

The Rise of Diversity Focused Venture Capital

In 2010, I was in a shopping mall a few blocks away from South Beach in Miami. I was on aisle 5 when a black shopping assistant took note of my …

Venture Capital

VC-backed DigitalOcean recruits Senneff as CFO

New York City-based <b>DigitalOcean</b>, a cloud for developers, has named <b>Steve Senneff</b> as chief financial officer. Previously, he worked at <b>Cotiviti.</b> …

Investing

Aldi allies with Instacart to battle Amazon in the US

Aldi is building a partnership with Instacart, the Silicon Valley unicorn, to deliver groceries to American doorsteps, as the German discounter looks …

Whole Foods

Filecoin has largest-ever ICO, amid crypto boom

Three year-old Protocol Labs has raised around $193 million via an initial coin offering, for a pre-launch distributed computer memory storage …

Business

Silicon Valley start-up Optimizely sets up Asia-Pacific hub in Sydney

A start-up founded by a former Google engineer and one of Barack Obama's tech campaigning gurus is setting up shop in Australia after raising $185 …

Australian News

16 Ways QR Codes are Being Used in China – Andreessen Horowitz

We’ve talked a lot about the rise of QR codes in Asia, but they may now finally be moving from being a “joke” to being more widely adopted in other …

QR codes

4 Ways to Use the Power of Story to Build Your Business

Every aspect of a brand's voice should be telling a cohesive story about its vision and purpose. Here's how to build that story into your current marketing efforts.<p>Authenticity is attractive. While most people are inherently suspicious of brands, 80 percent of consumers say that authentic content …

Marketing

What was Benchmark thinking?

Yesterday, Benchmark, the powerful venture firm and a major Uber shareholder, filed a lawsuit against the company’s recently ousted CEO Travis Kalanick in a remarkable move. The suit seeks to remove Kalanick from the board, while eliminating three additional board positions that it says Kalanick …

Venture Capital

$200 Million In 60 Minutes: Filecoin ICO Rockets to Record Amid Tech Issues

The ICO for the the blockchain-based data storage network Filecoin has raised as much as $250 million despite being beset by tech issues.

Bitcoin

$100 Million: Coinbase Raises Biggest-Ever Round for Bitcoin Startup

Coinbase has closed what is likely the largest-ever funding round by a startup building on a public blockchain and providing cryptocurrency services.

Bitcoin

Filecoin Suspends ICO After Raising $186 Million in One Hour Clogs the System

The Filecoin per-ICO sale raised $52 million from big name Silicon Valley investors just last week.

Electronic Trading

$5,000 Bitcoin? 3 Reasons to Buy—and to Stay Away

Bitcoin has gone on bull runs before but nothing like this: Prices this week shot through the $3,500 mark as the mainstream media hailed digital …

Cryptocurrency

Coinbase Becomes First Bitcoin ‘Unicorn’

A Bitcoin company has finally attained the "unicorn" title, an honorific bestowed upon startups valued at more than $1 billion.<p>Coinbase, a brokerage …

Cryptocurrency

Filecoin’s ICO opens today for accredited investors after raising $52M from advisers

Filecoin, the much-anticipated cryptocurrency that will eventually power a distributed file storage system, is opening its ICO today at 12pm PT / 3pm ET today.<p>Last week Filecoin concluded a much talked about “advisor” sale that brought in a total of $52M from ~150 investors including Sequoia …

Bitcoin

A hot startup is using $12 million from Andreessen Horowitz to pursue a 'holy grail' of web technology

<b>* Netlify has landed $12 million in funding in a round led by Andreessen Horowitz.</b><p><b>* The startup is on the cutting edge of web development, letting programmers instantly deploy super-fast websites with a click.</b><p><b>* Andreessen Horowitz General Partner Peter Levine will join the company's …

Programming

Netlify raises $12 million to advance web development

Netlify, a startup that’s building software tools to help drive the future of web development, announced today that it has raised $12 million in series A funding. Andreessen Horowitz led the round, which also included existing investors Bloomberg Beta, Designer Fund, and Tank Hill Ventures.<p>The …

Startups

Data mining is why billions are being pumped into dockless bikes

Dockless bike-share schemes are attracting billions in cash injections not because of mobility but because the bikes are used by smartphone-wielding …

Cycling

Netlify Raises $12m from A16Z

Today we’re excited to announce that we’ve raised a $12 million Series A round from Andreessen Horowitz, together with our awesome existing …

Ben Horowitz

DFJ leads $10 million investment in Pro.com’s home improvement services

Pro.com, which provides quotes and contractors for home improvements, announced today funding of $10 million in a round led by DFJ. Existing investors Maveron, Madrona Venture Group, and Two Sigma Ventures also joined.<p>A licensed general contractor, Pro.com provides an online platform for customers …

Home Improvement

Netlify - Building the next generation web

There are many trends and cycles of computing that I’ve long observed or participated in as a technologist and investor — from the evolution of SaaS …

Ben Horowitz

Tech-powered general contractor Pro.com raises $10M for U.S. expansion, led by former Digg CEO and Amazon manager

When former Digg CEO and Amazon manager Matt Williams founded his latest startup Pro.com four years ago, he focused on what he knew best: …

Startups

a16z Podcast: The Strategies and Tactics of Big

What happens when companies grow exponentially in a short amount of time — to their organization, their product planning, their behavior towards …

Ben Horowitz

Shapes and colors of the booming US crypto hedge fund space

At the end of March, I covered Polychain Capital which caught my attention since Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures funded them with …

Bitcoin

Reddit $200 Million Redesign Plan Serves As Reminder for Businesses to Stay Relevant

Reddit reportedly raised $200 million in its latest investment round, bringing its total value to $1.8 billion.Among Other Things, Reddit Raised …

Snoop Dogg

Brain-Machine Interfaces, Implantables, And Neuroprosthetics: 10 NeuroTech Startups Targeting Your Brain

As the digital health sector matures from basic tracking apps into highly regulated medical devices, we are seeing bleeding edge technologies being …

The Brain

Is Dallas shifting gears? LimeBike, Spin join Big D's bike-share market

Two bike-share companies — LimeBike and Spin — have jumped into the race to win Dallas customers with colorful stationless bikes placed <b></b>around the …

Cycling

a16z Podcast: Independents on the Board

“Orthogonal thinking” but “shared core values” — that’s what makes an ideal board… especially when it comes to “independents”, i.e., board members …

Ben Horowitz

Former Battlefield runner-up UnifyID announces $20M Series A

TechCrunch Disrupt alum UnifyID has the clear goal of changing the way we think about authentication. Instead of entering a username and password as the only line of defense to our computer systems, it wants us to rely on other data that comes from the phone in our pockets.<p>That smartphone has a …

Startups

Reddit plans major site redesign after raising $200 million at $1.8 billion valuation

Online discussion forum Reddit has landed its largest funding round ever as it expands its ad business to generate more revenue from a growing user base.<p>The 12-year-old company, which calls itself “the front page of the internet” and boasts more than 300 million monthly users, has raised an …

Venture Capital