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Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Avalara, a Seattle-based sales tax automation cloud startup, closes up 87% on its first day of trading, after raising $180M in its IPO at $2B+ valuation   —  Forbes Staff Covering venture capital, software and startups  —  Wall Street's lovefest with cloud computing companies continued …
Jun 15, 2018, 7:40 PMIn context
Michael del Castillo / Forbes:
AlphaPoint raises $15M Series A from Novogratz's Galaxy Digital to help build cryptoasset exchanges and digitize assets like gold and real estate via blockchain   —  Forbes Staff I cover enterprise adoption of blockchain and cryptocurrency. … Famed hedge fund trader and bitcoin evangelist …
Jun 15, 2018, 5:25 PMIn context
Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes:
A look at how Amazon Rekognition can be used to build facial recognition tools at incredibly low cost by anyone with a computer   —  Jeff Bezos' behemoth of a business is seen by most as a consumer-driven business, not a provider of easy-to-use spy tech.
Jun 8, 2018, 10:15 PMIn context
Nathan Vardi / Forbes:
Some funds founded by Nathan Myhrvold, which raised ~$3B to invest mostly in patents, had negative IRR of 15% to 24% in last decade; many key people have left   —  Forbes Staff Following the money trail  —  The other fund, Invention Development Fund, has posted an IRR of -24.7%.
Jun 3, 2018, 7:40 PMIn context
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Pluralsight, a Utah-based edtech startup, closes up 33% on its first day of trading after raising $310M in an IPO and is now valued at $2.5B+   —  Forbes Staff Covering venture capital, software and startups  —  Pluralsight / Nasdaq  —  Pluralsight CEO Aaron Skonnard rings the opening bell at Nasdaq.
May 17, 2018, 6:00 PMIn context
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Namely, an HR software startup that has raised ~$170M, fired CEO Matt Straz due to actions “inconsistent with that which is expected of Namely leadership”   —  Forbes Staff Covering venture capital, software and startups  —  Namely  —  Namely founder Matt Straz has been fired by the startup amid an investigation.
May 15, 2018, 7:00 PMIn context
Michael del Castillo / Forbes:
Winklevoss' Gemini exchange to add support for Zcash on May 19, along with Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash at a later date, after receiving approval from NY regulator   —  Forbes Staff I cover enterprise adoption of blockchain and cryptocurrency. … The Gemini bitcoin exchange founded by Tyler …
May 14, 2018, 10:55 AMIn context
Vicky Valet / Forbes:
Humu, a startup that uses machine learning to guide behavioral change in the workplace, raises $30M Series B led by IVP   —  Forbes Staff I write about careers, jobs and the ever-changing workforce.  —  Photo Courtesy: Humu  —  Just 10 months after stepping down from the helm of People Operations …
May 2, 2018, 3:00 PMIn context
Jake Adelstein / Forbes:
Sources: Japan's Financial Services Agency is pressuring cryptocurrency exchanges to stop listing coins favored by criminals, including Monero, Zcash, and Dash   —  In order to prevent money laundering and other criminal activity, Japan's Financial Services Agency, is quietly pressuring …
Apr 30, 2018, 5:45 PMIn context
Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes:
Symantec: hacker group called Orangeworm is targeting equipment in US healthcare, like X-Ray and MRI machines, as well manufacturing, agriculture, IT devices   —  Yet another hacker crew has been battering the healthcare industry in recent months.  But rather than just aim for the PCs …
Apr 23, 2018, 3:10 PMIn context

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