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Arzeda Raises $12M for Computational Protein Design

ARZEDA RAISES $12M FOR COMPUTATIONAL PROTEIN DESIGN

Nine years passed between Arzeda's emergence from the Baker lab at University of Washington and the $12 million Series A funding round...

Blue Apron's VC backers have made gobs of money - while regular investors have taken a bath

BLUE APRON'S VC BACKERS HAVE MADE GOBS OF MONEY - WHILE REGULAR INVESTORS HAVE TAKEN A BATH

Blue Apron has been decimated since going public in June, losing 35% of its value thanks to a direct assault from Amazon and troubling...

 
 
 
SoftBank-led $114M Round Puts Qualcomm's Brain Corp. on New Path

SOFTBANK-LED $114M ROUND PUTS QUALCOMM'S BRAIN CORP. ON NEW PATH

San Diego's Brain Corp., founded in 2009 as a Qualcomm-incubated startup to develop software and computer systems that emulate the...

Rapid7 Buys Jen Andre's Startup, Komand, to Automate Security Tasks

RAPID7 BUYS JEN ANDRE'S STARTUP, KOMAND, TO AUTOMATE SECURITY TASKS

Rapid7 says it has acquired Komand, a small deal between two Boston companies that nevertheless fits into bigger trends in cybersecurity....

 
 
 
NewStore Rings Up $50M to Help Retailers Win “Mobile Influence”

NEWSTORE RINGS UP $50M TO HELP RETAILERS WIN “MOBILE INFLUENCE”

Online shopping is going to become a “mobile-only world,” says Stephan Schambach. The entrepreneur has been building e-commerce companies...

 
 
 
The VC firm that orchestrated the ousting of Uber's CEO wants to sell some of its stake

THE VC FIRM THAT ORCHESTRATED THE OUSTING OF UBER'S CEO WANTS TO SELL SOME OF ITS STAKE

Silicon Valley venture capital firm Benchmark is in talks with SoftBank about selling some of its shares in Uber, according to a Bloomberg...

 
 
 
Bevi Slurps $16.5M to Bring “Smart Water Cooler” to More Offices

BEVI SLURPS $16.5M TO BRING “SMART WATER COOLER” TO MORE OFFICES

Add high-tech, healthy beverage dispensers to the list of trendy office perks. About three years ago, Boston-based startup Bevi launched...

 
 
 
Santander's VC fund ramps up fintech spending

SANTANDER'S VC FUND RAMPS UP FINTECH SPENDING

Santander's venture capital fund has been busy splashing the cash with UK start-ups in the fintech space. Pixoneye and Curve from the...

 
 
 
Artale Forced Out of VC Firm Ignition Partners After Misconduct Complaints

ARTALE FORCED OUT OF VC FIRM IGNITION PARTNERS AFTER MISCONDUCT COMPLAINTS

Ignition Partners , a venture capital firm based in Bellevue, WA, with offices in Los Altos, CA, announced the resignation of managing...

 
 
 
Google launched an in-house AI fund to help startups turn sci-fi into 'nonfiction'

GOOGLE LAUNCHED AN IN-HOUSE AI FUND TO HELP STARTUPS TURN SCI-FI INTO 'NONFICTION'

Google on Tuesday announced a new venture fund called Gradient Ventures, which aims to mentor and develop early-stage startups focused...

SocMetrics Scooped Up by Grapevine in Social Marketing Deal

SOCMETRICS SCOOPED UP BY GRAPEVINE IN SOCIAL MARKETING DEAL

‘Tis the season for Boston tech startups founded in 2010 to get acquired. Kinvey and Intrepid were bought last month, and now it's...

 
 
 
VC Investment in Seattle Companies Up 27 Percent in First Half

VC INVESTMENT IN SEATTLE COMPANIES UP 27 PERCENT IN FIRST HALF

Seattle companies raised $803 million in venture capital during the first half of 2017, a 27 percent increase over the first six months...

 
 
 
Partech Ventures raises $450 million fund

PARTECH VENTURES RAISES $450 MILLION FUND

Partech Ventures has raised so many funds over the past couple of years that it's hard to keep track of all of them. This time, the...