Pebble founder Eric Migicovsky and Airbnb growth lead Gustaf Alstromer join Y Combinator

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Spread the loveTweet Y Combinator is officially adding three new team members to its roster this morning. Gustaf Alstromer, formerly product leader of Airbnb’s growth team, is joining YC as a…


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Addepar raises $140 million so more of the ultra rich can know exactly what they’re doing with their money

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Spread the loveTweet Addepar, the provider of data collection and monitoring services for the financial industry (it’s Palantir’s somewhat less ethically compromised cousin), has raised a whopping $140 million in…


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Thailand’s Kasikorn Bank launches $30M ‘Beacon’ fund for fintech

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Spread the loveTweet Roll up, roll up, there’s a new fintech VC fund in Southeast Asia town. Today, Thailand-based Kasikorn Bank announced its inaugural tech fund which is 1 billion…


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Honk white labels its roadside assistance service to Farmers in massive deal

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Spread the loveTweet HONK, the Los Angeles-based startup providing roadside assistance services through a mobile app, is partnering with the massive insurer Farmers Insurance Group to white label its technology. People…


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BE Study Guide Series: How to Use Technology to Protect and Grow Your Business [Video]

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Meal ingredient delivery service Blue Apron is the next big consumer IPO

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Spread the loveTweet Blue Apron, which delivers ingredients to cook meals in your home and was among the companies whispered to go public this year, has now filed to go…


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Yext passes its first test as a publicly traded company

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Spread the loveTweet Yext’s first earnings report as a publicly traded company seems to be a boringly pleasant one — but that’s a good thing for a company that needs…


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Epic! raises $8 million to keep kids reading in a digital age

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Spread the loveTweet The makers of Epic!, one of many apps jockeying to become a “Netflix for books,” have raised $8 million in a round led by Reach Capital, the education-specialized…


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Brazil’s fintech boom offers new vertical opportunities for investors

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Spread the loveTweet Romero Rodrigues Contributor Romero Rodrigues is a managing partner at Redpoint eVentures, the Brazilian-focused arm of the Silicon Valley venture firm Redpoint. More posts by this contributor:…


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Cisco acquires conversational AI startup MindMeld for $125 million

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Spread the loveTweet This morning Cisco announced that it is buying MindMeld for $125 million. Founded in 2011, MindMeld helps businesses to build conversational interfaces with cloud-based services. MindMeld, originally called Expect Labs,…


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