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Dan Primack / Axios:
Sources: Google launches venture capital program focused on AI, led by VP of engineering Anna Patterson, aiming to invest $1M to $10M per deal   —  Google has launched a new venture capital program focused on artificial intelligence, Axios has learned from multiple sources.
May 26, 2017, 3:05 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Axios:
Sarah Tavel leaves Greylock Partners to become general partner at Benchmark Capital, the first woman in that role at the firm   —  Sarah Tavel has joined venture capital firm Benchmark Capital as its sixth general partner, after having been with rival Greylock since 2015.
May 9, 2017, 12:35 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Axios:
Chris Sacca retires from startup investing and will stop appearing on Shark Tank; Lowercase Capital will not raise another fund   —  Chris Sacca, one of the earliest investors in companies like Uber and Twitter, today announced that he has decided to stop making investments in technology startups.
Apr 26, 2017, 10:15 AMIn context
Dan Primack / Axios:
Yext prices IPO at $11 per share, above the initial offering range, raising $115.5M+ and valuing the company at about $940M ahead of a NYSE debut on Thursday   —  Yext is the latest tech company to price its IPO, raising over $115 million tonight by pricing 10.5 million shares at $11 a piece.
Apr 12, 2017, 8:27 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Axios:
Just 7% of decision-makers at 227 US venture capital firms are women, and women control just 4.7% of all venture dollars raised in the past 5 years by US firms   —  Data: Axios Analysis; Icons by Gan Khoon Lay via the Noun Project ; Chart: Lazaro Gamio / Axios
Apr 3, 2017, 4:30 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Axios:
Timeline highlights Alibaba's role in Quixey's demise, based on conversations with sources   —  Earlier this month came reports that mobile search startup Quixey was in the process of shutting down, after blowing through over $130 million in VC funding from investors like Alibaba and Eric Schmidt's Innovation Endeavors.
Mar 29, 2017, 9:45 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Axios:
As MuleSoft closes up 45%+ on its first day of trading, valued at about $3B+, CEO Greg Schott talks about IPO timing, potential acquisitions, more   —  MuleSoft, a San Francisco-based SaaS integration company, last night priced the year's first big enterprise software IPO, raising $221 million.
Mar 17, 2017, 4:50 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Axios:
MuleSoft prices IPO at $17/share, above proposed $14-$16 range, raising $221M and giving it initial market cap of about $2.14B   —  SaaS integration company MuleSoft tonight raised $221 million in its IPO, pricing shares at $17 a piece.  That's a tick above the top of its proposed $14-$16 range …
Mar 16, 2017, 8:40 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Axios:
SEC rejects the request to list Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust ETF on BATS stock exchange   —  The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission today decided not to mainstream bitcoin, by ruling that it will not permit the public listing of an ETF (exchange traded fund) that would have effectively allowed people …
Mar 10, 2017, 4:39 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Axios:
DraftKings announces new round; sources say DraftKings raised $100M, and FanDuel is raising too as companies await merger approval   —  Fantasy sports site DraftKings yesterday announced that it has closed an undisclosed amount of Series E-1 funding led by Eldridge Industries, a group led by LA Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly.
Mar 10, 2017, 1:40 PMIn context

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