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Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
Mike Volpi talks about Index Ventures' investment strategy that led to six $1B+ exits for its startups this year, investments in Europe, fintech, and more   —  Index Ventures is quietly encroaching on the top tier of American investors.  Here are five questions with them.
Aug 6, 2018, 1:05 AMIn context
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
Sources: freelancing startup Upwork has confidentially filed to go public   —  Everyday people can now share in the stock market gains (and the losses, too!) of Silicon Valley companies.  —  Startups that have long grown as private companies are sprinting to the booming, safe stock market of 2018 — and now it's Upwork's turn.
Jul 24, 2018, 5:40 PMIn context
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
As Benchmark gets ready to raise a new fund, four years after its last fundraise, questions arise about its future and who will stay at the firm   —  Questions swirl around the venture capital firm as it prepares to raise a new fund within the next year.  —  Benchmark is one of tech's …
Jun 26, 2018, 3:20 PMIn context
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
Sources: Amsterdam-based data search and analytics startup Elastic, which has raised ~$100M, has confidentially filed for an IPO aiming for $1.5B-$3B valuation   —  Elastic is expected to aim for a valuation between about $1.5 billion and $3 billion once it hits Wall Street.  —  The IPOs keep coming.
Jun 22, 2018, 3:35 AMIn context
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
Coinbase wants to serve big Wall Street investors so it's offering a service for the safekeeping of cryptocurrencies   —  Another indication that the finance industry and the crypto community could use each other's help.  —  The cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is making its long-awaited play …
May 15, 2018, 8:45 AMIn context
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
Messaging and video conferencing startup Fuze raises $150M; PitchBook: the raise was done at a $400M valuation, compared to previous raise at $765M   —  A steep downround as the workplace tool battles Slack and Zoom.  —  Fuze, a messaging and video conferencing company to use with your colleagues at work …
May 13, 2018, 7:15 PMIn context
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
Leaked memo: Ron Gutman, founder and CEO of HealthTap, a medical advice startup, has been fired amid allegations that he intimidated and threatened employees   —  “This leaves us with no choice but to fire you,” the letter to HealthTap CEO Ron Gutman reads.  —  The CEO of a medical-advice startup …
May 2, 2018, 1:30 AMIn context
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
Sources: Coinbase valued itself at $8B when pitching an equity package during Earn acquisition; investors received cash, management received at least some stock   —  That's how much it felt it was worth when it set out to acquire Earn.  —  Coinbase valued itself at about $8 billion …
Apr 28, 2018, 1:05 PMIn context
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
Job listings indicate Andreessen Horowitz is hiring for “a separately managed fund focusing on crypto assets”   —  Posted job listings reveal that the firm is hiring for a “separately managed fund focusing on crypto assets.”  —  Andreessen Horowitz, one of the leading venture capital firms …
Apr 24, 2018, 12:45 AMIn context
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
Sources: NYC-based VC firm Lerer Hippeau to take over Binary Capital's $175M second fund after assuming management of its debut fund last month   —  Binary is handing over its second fund to Lerer Hippeau.  —  Venture capital firm Lerer Hippeau has reached an agreement to take over another fund …
Apr 16, 2018, 7:45 PMIn context

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