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Axios:
Sources: Y Combinator raising up to $1B for second Continuity fund, which will merge with early-stage investment program, and won't be limited to YC companies   —  Silicon Valley startup accelerator Y Combinator is raising up to $1 billion for a new venture capital fund, Axios has learned from multiple sources.
Jul 21, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Ina Fried / Axios:
Microsoft CFO Amy Hood: for the first time, Microsoft got more revenue from Office 365 subscriptions than from traditional Office software licensing   —  Shares of Microsoft hit record territory in after-hours trading on Thursday, topping $75 a share, after the software giant's better-than-expected financial results.
Jul 21, 2017, 7:10 AMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
Early coding school Dev Bootcamp is shutting down, says it couldn't make its business model work; it was acquired by education services company Kaplan in 2014   —  Dev Bootcamp, the original “coding bootcamp,” is shutting down, the company announced on Wednesday.
Jul 13, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Ina Fried / Axios:
E-tailer Brandless launches with flat $3 pricing on household goods, announces $35M Series B led by New Enterprise Associates, with GV, Redpoint among investors   —  Tina Sharkey has been reinventing media for some time, having run both BabyCenter.com and NBC's iVillage before trying her hand at VC work at Sherpa Capital.
Jul 11, 2017, 6:30 PMIn context
Kim Hart / Axios:
As expected, DHS delays effective date of startup visa “International Entrepreneur Rule”, which Trump administration has now signaled its intent to eliminate   —  The Department of Homeland Security has delayed the effective date of the International Entrepreneur Rule.
Jul 10, 2017, 1:45 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Axios:
In email sent to all portfolio CEOs, Binary Capital's managing partner Jonathan Teo blames “corrupted” media for his resignation, which LPs have yet to accept   —  Binary Capital co-founder Jonathan Teo slammed the media, investor leaks and at least one of his portfolio companies …
Jul 9, 2017, 10:25 PMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
Waymo files a preliminary list of 461 questions for Anthony Levandowski, expecting him to invoke his Fifth Amendment right in response to many   —  On Friday, Waymo filed a list of 461 questions it intends to ask Anthony Levandowski — a former employee it's accusing of downloading 14,000 proprietary files …
Jul 8, 2017, 8:50 PMIn context
Kim Hart / Axios:
Sources: Trump will delay and ultimately rescind a rule scheduled to go into effect July 17 that would let entrepreneurs immigrate to US to start companies   —  In the coming days, the Trump administration will take steps to delay and ultimately rescind an Obama administration rule allowing …
Jul 8, 2017, 1:55 PMIn context
Kim Hart / Axios:
Canada aims to capture foreign tech talent with recently debuted Global Skills Strategy program, which boasts visa application turnaround of 2 weeks for firms   —  When it comes to high-skilled immigration, the U.S.'s loss could be Canada's gain.  Canada recently launched …
Jul 6, 2017, 12:10 AMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
Redfin, a real estate database and brokerage services startup, files for $100M IPO   —  Redfin, a 12-year-old company that provides an online real estate database and brokerage services, has filed for a $100 million IPO, though the amount is likely a placeholder.
Jun 30, 2017, 5:35 PMIn context

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