Atomic, a Startup Studio Backed By Peter Thiel, Ups Its Ambitions

Atomic isn’t a household brand, but Peter Thiel and Marc Andreessen know it fairly intimately. The two billionaire investors, along with the venture firm Felicis Ventures,...

Don’t trust investors asking how you’ll exit to Apple, says Apple CEO

If you’re a budding entrepreneur and the VC you’re pitching switches gears and asks you about your exit strategy that’s your cue to get up...

Petuum secures $93M Series B to push AI into the mainstream

With a shortage of machine learning developers bearing down on the industry, startups and big tech companies alike are moving to democratize the tools necessary...

Q3 2017 US VC report: Exit options dwindle while late-stage dealmaking reaches new heights

U.S. startup investors were good at putting capital to work this past quarter. They weren’t as good at getting it back. Those are two standout trends...

Butterfly nabs $2.4M seed round to improve managers with targeted tips

Nobody likes corporate trainings. Nobody. In fact, one of life’s puzzles that eludes me most is how a person could enjoy corporate trainings enough to spend...

Online lender Earnest sells to Navient, in a disappointing deal for investors

Earnest, a well-funded fintech startup with bold ambitions to create a modern financial institution, is selling to the student-loan company Navient for $155 million in...

Meet Catherine Ulrich, FirstMark Capital’s newest partner

FirstMark Capital is one of the most successful early-stage VCs in New York city. With investments in Airbnb, Frame.io, Kinsa, InVision, and Brooklinen, among many...

Roofstock, a marketplace for single-family homes with tenants, just closed on $35 million in...

Roofstock is a two-year-old, Oakland, Ca.-based marketplace for buyers and sellers of single-family homes that have tenants residing in them. The idea behind it is...

HYPR raises $8 million to prevent another Equifax hack

The recent Equifax hack is yet another reminder that major corporations are still leaving themselves susceptible to attacks. There are countless cybersecurity startups looking to fix this...

The United States’ share of global early-stage capital slips again

Alex Wilhelm is the editor-in-chief of Crunchbase News and co-host of Equity, TechCrunch's venture capital-focused podcast. More posts by this contributor: Tech hubs tend to...