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Two Top VC Firms Just Teamed Up For Startup Speed Dating With Big Businesses

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Snap’s Surge Shows Strong Investor Sentiment

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Microsoft, Airbus climb aboard drones software firm AirMap

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Algorithmic commerce platform Feedvisor gets $20 million from General Catalyst

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How Oscar is creating a new consumer healthcare experience despite marketplace uncertainty

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General Catalyst’s Rough Draft Ventures Launches ‘The RDV Academy’

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Contrast Security raises $16M to help applications defend against attacks

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Color Genomics Raises $45 Million to Expand Genetic Testing

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Deliveroo, an On-Demand Food Delivery Service, Raises $275 Million

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Walmart buys Jet.com for $3B in cash to fight Amazon

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HourlyNerd Becomes ‘Catalant’ as It Shifts Its Focus to Enterprise Clients

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A Dose of B-12

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Rockets of Awesome makes shopping for kids’ clothes easier with home try-on and a personalized site

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On-demand staffing startup HourlyNerd lands $22 million Series C

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The CEO of Billion-Dollar Startup Gusto Believes Passion Should Come Before Revenue

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Google Wallet vets get $19M more for Index, which helps offline retailers be more like online ones

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Jake Winebaum explains how cutting his teeth as a serial entrepreneur led him to launch Brighter

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Hatching Success

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Salesforce Is Building a ‘Commerce Cloud’ in Boston Amid Retail’s ‘New Normal’

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Vista Equity Partners has agreed to acquire Ping Identity

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Digit adds $22.5 million Series B to its savings account

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The Most Active VC Firms in Each State

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Here’s Who Is Coming to Fortune Brainstorm Tech 2016

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Visible Measures Wins Award for Best Big Data & Analytics Innovation Technology at the 20th Annual MITX Awards

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Meet the 27-Year-Old CEO Who’s Changing Fitness Fashion

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Meet the Disrupt NY 2016 speakers and judges

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Designer bag reseller marketplace Rebagg pulls in $8 million from General Catalyst

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Meet the 2016 semifinalists

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Ionic: Democratizing Mobile Development

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Brighter, multisided dental platform, raises $21 mln Series D funds

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Stealthy startup Preempt Security scores $8 million Series A

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Brighter Picks Up $21M For Dental Marketplace

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Five Ingredients of RDV Teams

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RiskRecon scores $3 million seed round to provide objective cloud vendor security assessments

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AirMap raises $15M Series A round to develop its airspace management system for drones

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General Catalyst Team Promotions

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Backing Major League Hacking

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Barney Harford Named Lola Board Chairman

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Twitch Bets On Vainglory

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Why General Catalyst Is Bullish on Security

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Ex-Zipcar CEO’s New Startup Has a New Name

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Major League Hacking Grabs $1M to Expand College Hackathons

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Kuvée raises $6 million for smart wine bottles

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Evernote founder says he’s found the most exciting thing in tech since the iPhone

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Hot New York startup ClassPass is generating $100 million in revenue, and it just poached a VP from Amazon to be its new CTO

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The Top 100 Venture Capitalists

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Netflix and the creation of global monoculture

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Forbes Announces Major Expansion Of Its “Under 30 Summit”

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Joshua Reeves of Gusto: Directing Without Dictating

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Are site reliability engineers the next data scientists?

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The Robots Are Coming for Wall Street

Hundreds of financial analysts are being replaced with software. What office jobs are next?

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Stylish Gym Clothes. No, Really.

Gym clothes you can wear on the street – without being publicly shamed.

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General Catalyst Raises $845 Million Venture Fund

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General Catalyst: The Next Chapter of Our Innovation

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General Catalyst Raises $845 Million Venture Fund

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Opportunities In The Risk Business Abound As Insurance Is Ready For Disruption

We take it for granted, but insurance is an incredible financial instrument for consumers and businesses: give a small and steady stream of payments today to avoid getting stuck with catastrophic payment(s) in the future.

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MIT Sandbox invites 11,000 students to innovate

MIT Sandbox invites 11,000 students to innovate offering funding up to $25,000, mentoring, and tailored educational experiences, the program will open up new pathways for student entrepreneurs and innovators.

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Fixing The Payroll Problem: An Interview with Gusto CEO Joshua Reeves

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3 Boston VCs Share Investment Themes for 2016

The early results are in: 2016 will be a year of conversational interfaces (think actually having a back and forth with Siri), on-demand services, new tools for sticking to your healthcare goals (and meds)—and of bringing innovation to the underserved. And yes, there will still be a place for the “weird and wonderful.”

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Presenting the Class of 2016: 600 of the brightest young entrepreneurs, breakout talents and change agents in 20 different sectors

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30 Under 30 Consumer Tech 2016: Delivering Transportation, Security And Luxury With A Single Tap

The 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 Tech stars are smartphone obsessed.

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Employees love working at these companies

No employer is perfect. But some companies come much closer than others, at least in the eyes of the staff.

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40 Under 40’s women to watch: 10 female execs on the rise

Congrats to Payal Kadaki, CEO and Co-Founder of GC company ClassPass, for making Fortune’s 40 Under 40 list.

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Young & Entrepreneurial: The 25-Year-Old Venture Capitalist Empowering Student Entrepreneurs in Boston

Great interview with GC’s Peter Boyce III, who started Rough Draft Ventures, a student-run VC firm in Boston.

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12 Must-Know Marketing Trends from HubSpot’s State of Inbound

GC HubSpot recently released its annual Inbound Marketing report, State of Inbound 2015, which is packed with valuable information for marketers.

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PitchCraft with Peter Boyce of General Catalyst Partners

Episode 13 with Sol Weinreich, Peter Boyce, Ramón Ornelas and John Corrigan.

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Outlearn Gets $2M for New Developer Training Site

Excited to back GC company Outlearn, which is launching cloud software for curating training content relevant to developers.

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How this world-class dancer went from failing twice to a $400 million fitness empire

Payal Kadakia, CEO of GC company ClassPass, talks about her journey of creating a fitness subscription service and expanding it to 34 cities and 3 countries in just two years.

Read it at Business Insider

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The 25-Year-Old Serial Entrepreneur Trying to Find Millennials Better Jobs

GC company WayUp, led by CEO Liz Wessel, is solving the conundrum of how students and recent college graduates can find jobs.

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Cybersecurity’s new approach to attacks is contain and adapt

Hear from GC’s Steve Herrod about the need for a new cybersecurity approach.

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Insurance start-up Oscar seeks to shake up healthcare through its app

GC company Oscar is focused on utilizing technology, design and data to humanize healthcare.

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TNS Makers from AWS re:Invent: Jut, Platform9, Basho and General Catalyst’s Steve Herrod

The New Stack founder Alex Williams sat down with GC’s Steve Herrod at the AWS re:Invent conference to discuss the future of technology and investment trends.

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Risk And Reward: The Bundled Payment Opportunity For Tech Startups

The emerging bundled payments model is a game-changer, creating a multi-billion-dollar market opportunity for startups that can deliver systems and tools that help the healthcare industry make necessary transitions.

Read it at TechCrunch

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Illumio CEO and Founder Andrew Rubin Named by Goldman Sachs as One of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2015

GC company Illumio has emerged as a highly disruptive cybersecurity company under Rubin’s leadership.

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Going Against the Flow: Austin McChord, Founder of Datto

Austin McChord of GC company Datto talks about entrepreneurship, lessons learned as a founder and what inspires him.

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These Four Tech Unicorns Could Reshape Their Industries

Via Forbes: Most unicorns are backed by solid business models and healthy balance sheets. Many are poised to revolutionize their industries, like GC company Stripe, which is disrupting digital commerce.

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Stripe CEO Patrick Collison (Christian Peacock for Forbes)

Outdoor Voices, a brand for simple, cool activewears, raises $7 million in funding

GC company Outdoor Voices just closed a Series A funding round to expand its vision of approachable, cool activewear.

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CyPhy Works aims to bring drones to agriculture, mining, public safety sectors

The tethered drone of GC company CyPhy Works could have major implications in the way farmers monitor crops and how public safety officials respond to disasters.

Read it at Boston Business Journal

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Zugata comes out of stealth to fix universally-hated performance review process

Startup founded by former VMware and Jive execs, launches mobile-first performance review software aimed at making the process easier and more effective.

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Zugata CEO Srinivas Krishnamurti, Zugata

NFL Games, Including The Super Bowl, Come To TuneIn

GC company TuneIn, the world’s largest audio network, partners with the National Football League (NFL) to bring live play-by-play coverage of all NFL games to TuneIn Premium subscribers.

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4 Things Airbnb’s Brian Chesky Thinks All Young Entrepreneurs Need to Know

Brian, Chesky, Co-Founder & CEO of GC company Airbnb, shares valuable takeaways that he has learned from building a multi-billion business from the ground up.

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SILICON ALLEY 100: Meet the most inspiring and influential people in New York tech right now

Congrats to GC companies Bustle, ClassPass, Giphy, Handy, Jet, Oscar, SnapChat, Vroom, Warby Parkert & WayUp for making the list!

Read it at Business Insider

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Huge shifts in security: ‘The next 12 months will be about containment’ | #reinvent

Alan Cohen, CCO of GC company Illumio, explains that a new approach to security is needed to deal with tomorrow’s security challenges.

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Paribus Raises $2.1 Million For Its Service That Saves Online Shoppers Money When Prices Drop

Delighted to back the Paribus team which helps online shoppers save money.

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What Keeps You Motivated? 8 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Manage Through the Ups and Downs of Startup Life.

Founders and CEOs of GC companies Naturebox and Shoptiques share what keeps them motivated. Spoiler alert: It all starts with people.

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Smile! Photo Booths Prove You’re a Happy Customer

Great idea! GC company Warby Parker has photo booths in half their stores, proving that shopping can be entertainment.

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Zipcar and LogMeIn Veterans Out to Reshape Car Insurance With Censio

Censio, a technology company that uses proprietary software and big data to make driving safer and more affordable, announced its $10 million Series A round of funding led by General Catalyst.

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Debunking The Unicorn Myth: Josh Kopelman And Stripe’s Collison Speak Of $1B Valuations

John Collison of GC company Stripe and Austin McChord of GC company Datto share advice for budding entrepreneurs at Forbers “30 Under 30” Summit.

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Forbes’s Steve Bertoni on the far right with John Collison, Vivek Ramaswamy, Austin McChord, and Josh Kopelman. (Mehrunnisa Wani for Forbes)

Investing in cybersecurity

Andrew Rubin, GC company Illumio founder & CEO, discusses how his company is redefining the way company data centers are secured.

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How the Founder of Classpass Turned Her Passion for Dance and Fitness Into Her Career

Payal Kadakia, Founder of GC company ClassPass, shares her journey as an artist and inventor with a focus on creating products that make people happy.

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IT Life: Keeping The Trust

Jonathan Martin from GC company ThreatStream talks about cybersecurity, learning from your mistakes, and the cello.

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Straight-Up Conversation: ClassDojo’s Sam Chaudhary

Sam Chaudhary, CEO and Co-Founder of GCV company ClassDojo, talks about how technology is helping teachers engage with students.

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Demandware founder’s new startup brings luxury brand Jimmy Choo into mobile age

NewStore has emerged out of stealth mode with $38 million in investor funding led by General Catalyst and high-end retail brand customers.

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100 Best Workplaces for Women

General Catalyst company Hubspot has been selected by Fortune as one of the best workplaces for women.

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NewStore gets $38 million to build better shopping sites for luxury brands

Delighted to back Stephan Schambach, founder of GC company Demandware, as he launches his new company NewStore.

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Continuum Analytics Extends Reach to AWS Cloud

GC company Continuum Analytics unveils extensions to its open source analytics application that serves to create a hybrid cloud computing platform.

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Michele Chambers, chief marketing officer for Continuum Analytics

Snapchat has exponentially expanded visibility

GC company Snapchat has seen hyper growth over the last years. Photoworld estimates that nearly 8,000 snaps are sent each second.

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If you’re a first-time founder without much experience and no one has ever heard of you, this Silicon Valley investor wants to meet

“It doesn’t matter where you came from, where you went to school or what you did before,” says General Catalyst venture partner Niko Bonatsos. He still wants to see your pitch.

Read it at Business Insider

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Fortune 40 Under 40

Congrats to leaders of GC companies Stripe, The Honest Company and OvaScience for making Fortune’s “40 Under 40 List”

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Photograph by Stefanie Keenan — Getty Images for Target

Young and Entrepreneurial: The WayUp Journey from College Project to Y Combinator and a $7.8M Series A Round

Delighted to support GC company WayUp as they build the largest online marketplace for college students to find internships, part-time, and full-time work.

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30 CEOs Reveal the Daily Habits Responsible for Their Success

“Talk to at least one customer every day.” Navid Hadzaad, CEO of GCVP company GoButler, shares daily habits for success.

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CTO and VC: What’s the difference?

GC’s Steve Herrod finds that being a CTO is quite similar to being an investor.

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Former Google employee who is now CEO of her own startup shares 4 tips for landing a job right after college

Liz Wessel, CEO and co-founder of GC company WayUp, explains how to up your chances of landing a job after college.

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ThreatStream Announces Threat Intelligence Splunk App and Expands Breadth and Depth of Integrations

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General Catalyst VC on ‘drunken sailors’ at unicorns, differences between East, West Coasts

Hemant Taneja talks about tech trends and GC’s investment focus & unicorns in Silicon Valley, Boston & New York.

Read it at Silicon Valley Business Journal

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ZenPayroll’s plans for Gusto

Joshua Reeves, CEO of GCVP co Gusto (formerly ZenPayroll),  discusses Gusto’s mission & how they’re enabling every business to put people first.

Read it at CNBC

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Paula Long sold her last startup for $1.4 billion, but insists it’s better to go public

Despite exiting as a “unicorn”, Paula Long, CEO of GC company DataGravity, now recommends companies aim for the IPO.

Read it at Business Insider

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Warby Parker: The Unicorn Behind The Cool Shades

Here are four ways GC company Warby Parker has transformed the eyewear industry.

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Airbnb’s Joe Zadeh Talks Product Direction And Keeping Things Simple

“We didn’t do the watch just to do the watch. It’s in service for the human connection,” explains Joe Zadeh, VP of Product at GC company Airbnb.

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Rocana and Cloudera Partner to Drive Value for Customers

Cloudera and GC company Rocana announce the integration between Rocana Ops and Cloudera’s Enterprise Data Hub.

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$560 million ZenPayroll has changed its name and is expanding into benefits to take on Zenefits and ADP

Congrats! General Catalyst company ZenPayroll is now Gusto: payroll, workers’ comp, and benefits in one integrated service.

Read it at Business Insider

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Payal Kadakia

“Tiny with a big spirit.” Check out Rent The Runway’s cover of Payal Kadakia, co-founder and CEO of GC company ClassPass.

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Introducing Phil Libin as our Newest Managing Director in Silicon Valley…

GC is excited to announce that Phil Libin will be joining us as a Managing Director, based in our Palo Alto office.  In his role, Phil will focus on investing in and supporting entrepreneurs at early-stage companies developing next generation application businesses.

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Evernote Founder Phil Libin Moves Into Venture Capital

Welcoming Phil Libin to the GC family!

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Venture Capitalists (VCs) Answer: How to Approach Them

GC’s Larry Bohn and other venture capitalists shared insights on how to form successcul relationships with VC firms.

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Stripe gives app makers an easy way to add a ‘Buy’ button to any app

Congrats! GC company Stripe launches Relay, an API that makes it easy to sell anywhere on the Internet.

Read it at Business Insider

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HubSpot makes ad campaigns dead simple for small businesses with new ad-builder

GC company HubSpot’s ad-campaign mgmt & optimization platform is available as an add-on for current customers. HubSpot is also launching the beta product with Google AdWords & LinkedIn as key partners.

Read it at VentureBeat

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Fundbox Secures $50 Million More To Power Small Businesses

GC company Fundbox offers business owners a simple way to fix their cash flow by advancing payments for their outstanding invoices.

Read it at TechCrunch

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MPW MOST POWERFUL WOMEN Meet Fortune’s 2015 Most Promising Women Entrepreneurs

Each year, Fortune crowns 10 innovators, groundbreakers and game changers as MPW Entrepreneurs. Congrats to Payal Kadakia of GC company ClassPass and to Helen Greiner of GC company CyPhy Works for being among the winners.

Read it at Fortune

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$1B in ad spend and 2.1B installs: How Singular helps Supercell, Kabam, Twitter

GC company Singular captures over $1 billion in mobile marketing spend in just under a year!

Read it at VentureBeat

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VMware Moves Open Door For Security Partners

Security is no longer about IT saying ‘no’ & ‘slow down. GC’s Steve Herrod sees new roles and opportunities for startups like Illumio, Datto and Menlo Security.

Read it at InformationWeek

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Airbnb Hosted Nearly 17 Million Guests This Summer

According to TechCrunch, growth is up and to the right for GC company Airbnb.

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How Datto’s Austin McChord Brings IT Systems Back From the Brink of Destruction

GC company Datto defends customers around the globe against the threat of network catastrophe, safeguarding information everywhere it resides.

Read it at Entrepreneur

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Jude Edginton

Kill The Password

GC’s Steve Herrod chats with Ron Miller about how companies can protect and secure their high priority data.

Read it at TechCrunch

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ClassDojo launches new tool to simplify parent-teacher communications

GC company ClassDojo has launched a new offering called Class Story that aims to streamline communications between teachers and parents.

Read it at VentureBeat

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New ‘Vainglory’ Hero Skye Debuts as Version 1.8 Launches

Fans of GC company Super Evil Megacorp’s mobile MOBA, Vainglory, can rejoice: Version 1.8 featuring the newest heroine Skye has launched.

Read it at Touch Arcade

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Airbnb now lets you message your host right from your Apple Watch

GC company Airbnb is launching its Apple Watch app which aims to facilitate fast, easy communication between guests and hosts.

Read it at VentureBeat

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Finding connection in a world of fragmented Clouds

GC’s Steve Herrod sheds some light on the world of many clouds.

Read it at siliconANGLE

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The Truth about REAL Big Data

There is a lot of noise in the industry about Big Data and Big Data analytics. Don Brown of GC company Rocana explains how you can can put new technology solutions to the REAL Big Data test.

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‘Fitbit for drivers’ startup, backed by Sheryl Sandberg, lands big auto insurance partner

GC company Censio officially launched and announced a partnership with Ohio-based Progressive Insurance.

Read it at Boston Business Journal

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Steve Herrod – VMworld 2015 – theCUBE

GC’s Steve Herrod chats with John Furrier & Dave Vellante at VMworld 2015 about trends in enterprise software, infrastructure and devops.

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Erez Cohen: Making Supermodern Maps with Data

CEO Erez Cohen talks about GC company Mapsense which helps people explore location-based trends faster than ever before.

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Tech In Boston: Interview with Ellen Rubin, Co-Founder and CEO, ClearSky Data

Ellen Rubin talks about her career as an entrepreneur and what she’s up to with GC company ClearSky.

Read it at Tech in Boston

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APIs and micro-services: how everything you do online is changing

APIs and micro-services are becoming pervasive. GC’s Steve Herrod explains why it’s important to understand what’s happening inside your favorite website, your laptop, tablet, or phone and the apps you use every day.

Read it at TNW News

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“Desksourcing” Is A New Labor Market Concept In The Mobile-First World

Over the past few months, a new type of labor organization has emerged. GC’s Spencer Lazar calls “desk sourcing” and it has started to become a consumer phenomenon.

Read it at TechCrunch

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TuneIn takes the ads out of your on-the-go real radio

TuneIn, the site best known for streaming thousands of radio stations online, is aiming to become the one-stop shop for everything you feed into your ears.

Read it at cnet

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ClearSky Data Exits Stealth With Novel Approach To Cloud Storage

ClearSky Data emerged from stealth, offering an unusual approach to storage and data lifecycle management, that combines the speed of on-premises storage with the cost and elasticity of a cloud service.

Read it at TechCrunch

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An early-stage founder’s quick & dirty guide to growth

Brian Balfour of GC company Hubspot offers several ways to quantify product/market fit for your startup.

Read it at TNW News

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11 productivity tricks small-business owners can use to get more done every day

Roman Stanek, CEO of GC company GoodData, advises business leaders to clear their minds, so they can concentrate on where the industry and their companies are going, what do differently and what to do better.

Read it at Business Insider

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Four weeks with Jet

John Colucci set out to spend a month shifting his online shopping habits from Amazon to Jet.

Read it at engadget

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The VC firm behind Snapchat took the phrase ‘elevator pitch’ literally and turned their elevator into a practice pitch room

GC’s elevator pitch room serves both as an elevator in the literal sense and as a conference room.

Read it at Business Insider

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10 more security startups to watch

Great to see GC company Menlo Security on the list of startups that focus on encryption, endpoint protection event analysis, radio-frequency scanning.

Read it at NetworkWorld

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In Conversation: Stripe CEO Patrick Collison On The Limitless Potential Of Payments

Patrick Collison and his brother John set up Stripe to make accepting payments online from customers seamless.

Read it at Forbes

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Patrick Collison Among 35 Innovators Under 35

Patrick Collison and his brother John started Stripe to make money flow easily online.

Read it at MIT Technology Review

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As Airbnb, Snapchat Move Towards IPO’s, Early Investor Sizes Up The Deal

GC’s Hemant Taneja talks about the long-term view of early stage VC investing.

Read it at Forbes

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College Job Finder Campus Job Rebrands As WayUp

GC company Campus Job, a startup that connects college students with local job opportunities, has changed its name to WayUp.

Read it at TechCrunch

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Platform @ Rough Draft Ventures

Rough Draft Ventures is hiring a Head of Platform as they grow & expand a network of great young founders.

Read it at Medium

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This app will help you save money you’ll never miss — and pay you cash rewards, too

GC company Digit is an app that makes saving dead-simple — and now rewards you for saving up too!

Read it at Business Insider

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Digit CEO Ethan Bloch

DataGravity update promises to help protect your stored data

Check out how GC company DataGravity’s Discovery Series V2 supports the data security landscape.

Read it at Fortune

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Wildcard Debuts A News-Reading App Designed For The Mobile Age

Wildcard is a news app with a unique look and feel that combines articles, photos and videos about the day’s most important stories and other subjects readers care about.

Read it at Techcrunch

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We Took Jet.com for a Test Flight

RetailMeNot tested GC company Jet…which passed the test flight with flying colors.

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10 companies with fantastic cultures

Warby Parker has made company culture deliberate by creating a dedicated team tasked with coming up with events and programs to promote community.

Read it at Business Insider

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Paul Jung

ANNOUNCING THE VAINGLORY INTERNATIONAL PREMIER LEAGUE (IPL), OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH GIANT INTERACTIVE IN CHINA, AND $26M RAISED IN FUNDING

The creators of Vainglory are announcing three major news items that mark important steps on the journey of growing the global Vainglory community and Super Evil Megacorp as a company.

Read it at Super Evil Megacorp's Blog

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VC SPOTLIGHT: GENERAL CATALYST’S HEMANT TANEJA

GC’s Hemant Taneja talks to the NYSE about VC trends, evolving economic models and his observations on the future business landscape.

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John Collison Looks Into the Future of Online Payments

Stripe’s president and co-founder talks about where the transactions industry is headed, and the role credit-card companies will play.

Read it at Wall Street Journal

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Software for Police Officers’ Field Intel Gets Attention of Gen. Petraeus, VCs

GCVP company Mark43 introduces new type of law enforcement software that helps protect officers & communities

Read it at Wall Street Journal

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Scott Crouch, co-founder and CEO of Mark43 (seated), and some of his team. Mark43

GoButler, the world’s first free text concierge service, is about to change your life

GoButler is a free text-based service that syncs you up with a personal virtual assistant. Get ready to meet your new BFF!

Read it at Time Out

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Courtesy @GoButler/Instagram

GoButler Takes Its SMS Personal Assistant Out Of Beta, Raises $8M

GoButler has a straightforward premise — you should be able to send a text message and one of its “Heroes” will help you get whatever you need, whether you want to order dinner or make a flight reservation.

Read it at TechCrunch

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Rocana Ops: Taming The New IT Stack

Docker, Hadoop, OpenStack–how to manage the new stack? My thoughts on Augmented IT Operations with Rocana Ops.

Read it at Donald Fischer's Blog

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A billion-dollar startup earns its stripes

Apple, Facebook, Salesforce, Sony—San Francisco payments startup Stripe, a GC company, is racking up big partners.

Read it at Fortune

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Photograph by Gabriela Hasbun for Fortune

Why this VC-backed company moved its HQ from San Francisco to Boston

Technology veteran Omer Trajman, CEO of GC company Rocana, explains why he chose Boston as its headquarters.

Read it at Boston Business Journal

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Screenshot from Rocana's Website

Square Is Going Public…But Why?

General Catalyst Partners’ Prateek Alsi and Bloomberg’s Leslie Picker discuss Square’s planned IPO with Bloomberg’s Emily Chang on “Bloomberg West.”

Read it at Bloomberg West

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Continuum Analytics scores $24 million to put Python on the Big Data map

A startup called Continuum Analytics Inc. has now armed itself with $24 million in funding to try and shift the spotlight towards Python, which is experiencing nothing short of a renaissance among data scientists.

Read it at siliconANGLE

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Continuum Analytics: Backing the PyData Tribe

Continuum Analytics is just getting started on its mission to deliver modern open source analytics tools for today’s researchers and analysts. Powered by Python. Assembled in Anaconda. Delivered by Continuum.

Read it at Medium

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On Niko Bonatsos’ Promotion to Venture Partner…

We are excited to announce that we’ve promoted Niko Bonatsos to Venture Partner at General Catalyst. In this role, Niko will focus on working with early stage entrepreneurs building new consumer products and services.

Read it at Medium

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The used car market meets 2015: No showroom, no salesmen, free delivery

Vroom wants to be the Amazon of used car sales. But how do you win trust for a used car dealership? And an online one, at that?

Read it at Fast Company

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Vroom, the Startup That Aims to Be the Zappos of Online Car Buying, Raises $54 Million

Used car salesmen get a bad rap. This used car startup is trying to change all that.

Read it at Entrepreneur

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The education of Airbnb’s Brian Chesky

How the home-sharing site’s co-founder hacked leadership and taught himself to be a world-class CEO.

Read it at Fortune

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7 Habits of Highly-Effective Entrepreneurs

Here are some interesting habits of famous entrepreneurs, including Payal Kadakia of GCVP company ClassPass, that can give you starting points for your own successful daily routines.

Read it at Entrepreneur

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Payal Kadakia Twitter

Amex Negs Digital Wallets To Build Its Own Checkout, Pairs With Stripe To Spread It Wide

As Apple continues to build out Apple Pay for transactions in retail stores, one of its key partners is making a move to own the payment experience more directly online.

Read it at TechCrunch

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America’s secret weapon against cyber attacks? Try a new military for cyber crimes

It is time for the nation to create a sixth branch of the military dedicated to cyber security with its own service academy.

Read it at Fortune

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Fundbox Cash Flow System Launches New Mobile Dashboard

Fundbox, a mobile cash flow optimization platform for small businesses, has launched a redesigned, mobile-optimized dashboard.

Read it at CPA Practice Advisor

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When No Cost Means More Value

One of the key goals in the release of Datto’s new enterprise file sync and share utility, ownCloud on SIRIS, is that it deliver value to MSPs. And it does.

Read it at MSPmentor

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Framing the In-Store Vision Online: What Warby Parker Can Teach Digital Merchants (Part 2)

If online retailers are expected to see the world through the frames of experience-seeking consumers, then they would benefit from doing so through those of Warby Parker.

Read it at Forbes

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Meet the 10 hottest Bay Area startups whose values jumped the most in Q2

The second quarter was a very good time to be raising money for some venture-backed startups in the Bay Area.

Read it at Silicon Valley Business Journal

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Will Amazon Soon Challenge Jet, the Hot Discount Shopping Site From a Former Employee?

The last time the companies run by Jeff Bezos and Marc Lore squared off, there were fireworks. We’re about to see what happens the second time around.

Read it at Re/Code

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New, Simple ‘Buy’ Buttons Aim to Entice Mobile Shoppers

Denise Chapman, a director at a San Diego advertising agency, is afraid to count how many hours of each day she spends on her mobile phone, browsing for clothes or gifts.

Read it at The New York Times

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Who will have the courage to build the future again?

Changing the world comes cheap these days – or, at least, our perception of what changes the world for the better does.

Read it at ZDNet

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Personal Health In The Digital Age

We live in the digital age. You know that already. Two out of three Americans are now smartphone owners, and more than 86 percent of the population is connected online.

Read it at TechCrunch

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How I grew a startup the hard way

When I founded Datto in 2007, I didn’t really know what I was getting into. I had a simple product idea, and I wanted to take a chance, even knowing that most startups fail.

Read it at The Next Web

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A Beginner’s Guide to Rona, the latest ‘Vainglory’ Hero

As we reported earlier, Super Evil Megacorp’s latest update to its mobile MOBA brought a host of changes to the game.

Read it at Touch Arcade

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Meet the Chiefs: Rob Rae, Datto

This week in Meet the Chiefs we got to know Rob Rae, vice president of Business Development at Datto, a Connecticut-based backup and disaster recovery vendor.

Read it at The Var Guy

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Using Snapchat Just Got Easier, Thanks To This Update

Snapchat just freed up your thumbs.

Read it at Huffington Post

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Yottaa Joins Demandware LINK to Accelerate Commerce Innovation

Yottaa, the leading Adaptive CDN service for optimizing user experience for web and mobile applications, today announced that it has become a Demandware LINK Technology Partner, joining a best-of-breed community committed to accelerating the adoption of innovative commerce technologies that are complementary to the Demandware® Commerce Cloud.

Read it at MarketWatch


Vainglory leaves beta with 1.5M monthly active players – a rarity for a mobile MOBA

One of the biggest bets in mobile gaming is out of beta – and it’s bringing an already strong player base with it to launch.

Read it at VentureBeat

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Rejoice, MOBA Lovers: Vainglory For Android Officially Launches July 2

Vainglory’s seven-month term of iOS exclusivity is coming to a close, as developer Super Evil Megacorp prepares to launch the mobile MOBA on Android next month.

Read it at Tech Times

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Security vendors, cloud providers rally around cloud identity standards

In the wake of several high-profile data breaches tied to compromised credentials, support for cloud identity standards appears to be accelerating at a fast clip.

Read it at TechTarget


We challenged the founder of ClassPass to a day of dance

To say ClassPass founder Payal Kadakia has been busy lately would be quite the understatement.

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Blade Startup Drafted Closes $2.5M Round for App, New Market Expansion

The company, which just launched out of stealth last month, aims to launch in other cities later this year.

Read it at Bostinno

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12 Newsletters That Every Entrepreneur Should Sign Up for Today

What is one of the most powerful tools an entrepreneur can leverage to provide him or her with a competitive advantage?

Read it at Entrepreneur

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7 Steps To A Seamless Email Marketing Campaign

Email marketing campaigns can be extremely effective, and are a relatively inexpensive marketing tactic.

Read it at Business Soutions

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The People Behind Tech Unicorns: Slack, Houzz and Stripe CEOs Share Their Personal Stories (Full Video)

For the last session of this years Code conference, we had a rare panel with Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield, Houzz CEO Adi Tatarko and Stripe CEO Patrick Collison.

Read it at Re/Code

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TuneIn brings another music option to Xbox One owners

Microsoft’s Xbox One gaming console does much more than just play games, there are many entertainment options.

Read it at Beta News

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6 Considerations That Make Or Break Business Continuity

The term disaster recovery conjures images of widespread flooding or a fire destroying data centers or rendering workplaces unrecognizable.

Read it at Business Solutions

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Altiscale Named a 2015 AlwaysOn Global 250 Top Private Company Winner

Altiscale, Inc., the leading provider of Hadoop-as-a-Service, today announced that it has been selected from thousands of domestic and international technology company nominations as one of the 2015 AlwaysOn Global 250 Top Private Companies.

Read it at Digital Journal


Warby Parker’s Retail Expansion Isn’t Slowing Down Anytime Soon

The eyewear company plans to open three stores in the next few months, and four more before year’s end — and it won’t stop there.

Read it at Fashionista

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Vainglory to re-launch globally 2nd July, brings Android to the party

Vainglory, the Apple Award-winning MOBA from San Francisco-based Super Evil Megacorp, will be re-launched on the 2nd July with a host of new features, including Android support.

Read it at Pocket Gamer

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Tesora nets $4.5 million to build out its database service

The company, once known as Parelastic, pivoted last year away from scaling up MySQL to focus on Trove, an open source database for the OpenStack world.

Read it at Fortune

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City partnering with Warby Parker to provide free eyeglasses to students at community schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday that the city is expanding its vision screening program to all 130 community schools and will partner with Warby Parker to provide a free pair of glasses students in need.

Read it at Amsterdam News

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High court ruling on Obamacare supremely good for Oscar Health

The team at Oscar Health Insurance, the New York City-based startup looking to upend healthcare, was not surprisingly delighted at today’s news that the Supreme Court upheld a critical part of the Affordable Care Act.

Read it at New York Business Journal

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New Clarabridge 7 Drives Immediate Action on Customer Intelligence

Clarabridge, Inc., a leading provider of Customer Experience Management (CEM) solutions for the world’s top brands, announced the latest release to its customer intelligence platform.

Read it at Inside Big Data

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THE SILICON VALLEY 100: The most amazing and inspiring people in tech right now

With new startups launching, constant fundraising, and endless chatter, the who’s who of Silicon Valley is always changing, and only a lucky few come out on top.

Read it at Business Insider

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Minio Unveils Minimalistic Object Storage Compatible with Amazon S3

Remember Gluster, the scale-out file system that Red Hat RHT -0.58% snapped up for $136M in 2011?

Read it at Forbes

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Lessons Serial CEOs Wish They Knew When They Started

Dr. James Canton, a futurist, stresses that companies must continually change to survive.

Read it at Forbes


Enterprise Software’s Trillion-Dollar Opportunity

Outside of the tech industry, an unmistakable trend is sweeping the business world.

Read it at TechCrunch


Secrets to Successful Product Innovation

In today’s world, small startups can successfully compete with established heavyweights by being smart about how they derive, design and test their products and strategies to find product-market-fit fast.

Read it at Medium


Why Startups Are More Successful than Ever at Unbundling Incumbents

Scale isn’t what it used to be. It’s never been easier to start a company, and as a result new entrants are unbundling incumbents businesses and chipping away at their advantage.

Read it at Harvard Business Review

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Gluster founder launches cloud storage start-up Minio

Tech entrepreneur Anand Babu Periasamy, who sold his cloud computing start-up Gluster to multi-national company Red Hat for $136 million (Rs.872 crore), has returned to what he does best.

Read it at The Hindu


Disruptor 50: Making sense of valuations

CNBC is out with its 2014 Disruptor 50 list.

Read it at CNBC


Why General Catalyst Invested in Runscope

APIs are key to future applications, says venture capitalist who invested in Runscope, a provider of API performance management tools.

Read it at Enterprise Apps Today


Cleaning and Home Services Startup Handy Hits One Million Bookings

Handy, the booking tool for cleaning and other home services, is celebrating for two reasons today.

Read it at Re/Code

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VISANOW Wins Built in Chicago’s Moxie Award for Best Service Provider

VISANOW, a leading provider of online immigration services in the U.S., was honored last night by Built In Chicago with the Moxie Award for Best Service Provider.

Read it at Digital Journal


ownCloud And Datto Partner To Secure Private File Sharing

Datto is a vendor that offers data backup, recovery and business continuity solutions. The company claims some five million customers with 8,000 partners worldwide.

Read it at Forbes


Mobile games sweep the Apple Design Awards

The winners have been revealed for this years Apple Design Awards, and half of them are games.

Read it at Develop

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‘Crossy Road’, ‘Vainglory’, and More Win Apple Design Awards at WWDC

At WWDC on Monday, June 8th, 2015, Apple announced the latest set of winners for their coveted Apple Design Awards.

Read it at Touch Arcade

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Stripe Now Has An iPhone App For Monitoring Payment Activity

Stripe, a service that companies can use to accept payments, has a new way for businesses to track purchases and user activity – an iPhone app.

Read it at TechCrunch

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New Ping Identity Platform Includes Apple Watch Authentication

Ping Identity announced a platform approach to identity management today at the Cloud Identity Summit in San Diego that includes the ability to get your second authentication factor using an Apple Watch.

Read it at TechCrunch

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Menlo Security Launches To Remove The Threat And Impact Of Malware

There exists a seemingly inexhaustible supply of people willing to spend time developing new malware. The 2015 Internet Security Threat Report from Symantec identified almost one million new pieces of malware released per day.

Read it at Forbes


Menlo Security Emerges From Stealth With $25M And Plan To Defeat Malware

Menlo Security emerged from stealth; announces $25M in Series B funding.

Read it at TechCrunch

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FRIDAY FITNESS FIX: CLASSPASS

ClassPass is an innovative new approach to exercise.

Read it at Vogue

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VISANOW Launches Online App to Help Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders Determine Eligibility for Employment

VISANOW, a leading provider of online immigration services in the U.S., has launched H4 Qualifier, a new, free online tool to help spouses of H-1B visa holders quickly determine their eligibility for employment-based lawful permanent resident (LPR) status.

Read it at Digital Journal


How Jessica Alba Built A $1 Billion Company, And $200 Million Fortune, Selling Parents Peace Of Mind

Jessica Alba shares what motivated her to start The Honest Company.

Read it at Forbes

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With $2.5M In Funding, Mapsense Launches Developer Tools For Analyzing And Visualizing Location Data

Mapsense is trying to help developers make sense of location data they’re collecting with a set of tools they can use to overlay information gleaned from users on top of various different demographic maps available on its platform.

Read it at TechCrunch


Snapchat Into a Real Business

CEO Evan Spiegel says he knows what millennials and teens want, and it’s not on television or Facebook.

Read it at Bloomberg Businessweek

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How ClassPass Builds its Mission into its Culture

CEO Payal Kadaika shares how she’s managed the fitness startup’s explosive growth-while staying sane and focused along the way.

Read it at Fast Company


Sneak Preview: What it’s like to shop on Jet.com, the startup that’s gunning for Amazon

Check out an exciting sneak peak of what it’s like to shop on new members-only shopping club, Jet.com.

Read it at Geekwire

Jet.com News

Lessons in Entrepreneurship from The Honest Company

Jessica Alba, Co-Founder, of General Catalyst company, The Honest Company, shares lessons in entrepreneurship. Her experience launching her company creates a standard script for any successful start-up to follow.

Read it at Business.com

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Most organizations value threat intelligence sharing

94% of respondents to an Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) study believe it is highly or somewhat valuable to share threat intelligence information between federal agencies and other private organizations.

Read it at Help Net Security

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Startup Jet.com Offers Products for Less Than Amazon Does

Lower product prices on startup Jet.com

Read it at Market Realist


How ClassPass brings happiness to your workout

Be happy, be active, be you. At ClassPass, that’s not just a slogan – it’s a movement.

Read it at Fast Company


Snapchat: Reinventing Social Media Marketing

Hear how Snapchat is reinventing social media marketing.

Read it at Business2Community


How to be a leader: Lessons from two top execs

Daily Mail North America CEO Jon Steinberg and Warby Parker co-founder Neil Blumenthal share leadership lessons for entrepreneurs.

Read it at CNBC


Find your Product Market Fit, and Witness the Transition!

The mobile (first) revolution has quickly changed how we live and work. And in recent years, there has been a blurring of lines between consumer and enterprise investing for us at General Catalyst.

Read it at Silicon India


10 mobile payment systems you need to know

Nearly every day I am confronted with the fact that I am a rarity, the last of a dying breed. I am someone who still regularly uses cash to make purchases.

Read it at TechRepublic

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The 3 Smartest Things Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel Told Grads

“Conforming happens so naturally that we can forget how powerful it is “

Read it at Entrepreneur

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Ping Identity promotes stepping stone to a new world of identity

Ping Identity says its approach provides a way to retrofit federated identity and single sign on to existing applications as a stepping stone to the broad adoption of its proposed standards.

Read it at IT Wire

Ping Identity News

Oregon Technology Awards Name Winners

The Technology Association of Oregon (TAO) sold out its 31st annual Oregon Technology Awards ceremony at the Portland Art Museum this year.

Read it at Tech.Co

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Well-funded Jet.com may be ecommerce game-changer

Jet.com has yet to launch its online retail site to the public, but has already drawn attention as a would-be game-changer that could take on Internet giant Amazon.

Read it at Phys.org

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It’s all About Community

As venture capital becomes a commodity, irograms by VC firms to have a stronger presence on college campuses.

Read it at Pando


Venture Capital Firm Behind Snapchat Is Ready For Your ‘Elevator Pitch,’ In an Actual Elevator

General Catalyst Partners – the VC behind AirBNB and Snapchat – has a table waiting to hear your pitch. In the elevator.

Read it at CBS Local


Catching Criminals With the Cloud

How better software can help the police.

Read it at Time

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Startup ZenPayroll offers employees a free plane ticket to anywhere in the world

The competition for talent in Silicon Valley seems to get tougher every year. Joshua Reeves, CEO and co-founder of ZenPayroll, thinks he has found the answer: shoeless offices and a free plane ticket (after their one-year anniversary) to anywhere in the world.

Read it at Mashable

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NatureBox raises $30 million

NatureBox Inc., which sells online subscribers monthly packages containing what it claims are healthy snacks, just raised a healthy dose of funding in its latest round.

Read it at internet RETAILER


Amazon Undercut by Upstart Jet.com

Jet seems to be trying to undercut Amazon right out of the gate. According to a study by data pricing startup Boomerang Commerce, Jet’s prices for items ranging from Cuisinart CNGA 0.00% coffee makers to Gain laundry detergent are lower than Amazon 94% percent of the time.

Read it at The Wall Street Journal

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Can eSport be ‘five times bigger’ than League of Legends?

Kristian Segerstrale of Vainglory developer Super Evil Megacorp sees a bright future for mobile games as huge draws in the eSports world.

Read it at The Guardian

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The start-up that’s out to conquer global payments

Online payments start-up Stripe has soared to a $3.5 billion valuation by signing on big U.S. customers like Wal-Mart, OpenTable and Lyft.

Read it at CNBC

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Omar Balkissoon: Partnerships Spur New Product Innovation

OGSystems CEO Omar Balkissoon has acknowledged the role the partnership with General Catalyst Partners has played in the software company’s mission to provide services to its defense and intelligence clients.

Read it at GovConWire

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Automated Savings Startup Digit Raises $11.3M

General Catalyst leads funding for California-based automated savings startup, Digit.

Read it at I am Wire

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Two Retail Veterans Take Aim at Amazon’s E-Commerce Reign

There are two ways for start-ups to take on Amazon, the reigning monarch of American online shopping.

Read it at NY Times

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How Warby Parker changed the way you buy glasses

Dave Gilboa chats with YahooFinance about how Warby Parker has changed the way people buy glasses.

Read it at Yahoo


Manny Hernandez Moves to Livongo Health

Diabetes advocate Manny Hernandez has joined Livongo Health’s leadership team as Senior VP, Member Experience following his longtime position as President of the Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF).

Read it at PR Newswire


Zen Or Not Zen – Do these companies simplify life for small businesses?

With small business owners getting busier and busier, small business software solution providers are trying to create products that will help you save you time, effort, and stress. Hence the rise of the “Zen” software. The question is, are the Zen’s really zen?

Read it at NuWire


Storage And Billion-Dollar Exits

DataGravity’s Paula Long on how to sell your startup, and why she came back for another whack at the ball.

Read it at TechCrunch


Social threat intelligence

In this podcast recorded at RSA Conference 2015, Trevor Welsh, Sales Engineering Manager at ThreatStream, talks about how in the security space, our adversaries are not machines or artificial intelligence, they’re people.

Read it at Net Security


Job Well Done: This NYC Startup Raises $7.8M Series A

Students and recent grads looking for work are turning to Campus Job, the largest online marketplace connecting college students with part time jobs, internships, and full-time jobs.

Read it at AlleyWatch

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CyPhy Promises “Better Way to Fly” With New Consumer Drone

CyPhy Works is introducing the company’s first consumer drone.

Read it at Xconomy

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Meet Jet: The site that promises lower prices than Amazon and hopes to change how you do errands

Jet is making shoppers an ambitious and potentially industry-shaking pledge: It promises the lowest prices online.

Read it at WashingtonPost


Rocana Lands $15M To Bring Big Data Analysis To IT Ops

Rocana Lands $15M To Bring Big Data Analysis To IT Ops

Read it at TechCrunch


At Elemental, innovation comes from getting out of the office

Interview with Elemental Technologies CEO Sam Blackman

Read it at Portland Business Journal


Rough Draft Ventures offers student startups backing from their peers

Rough Draft Ventures’ mission is to back ambitious and talented student founders who are creating technologies that will improve the way people live and work.

Read it at BetaBoston

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Revolutionary Retail Top 25

These 25 companies are revolutionizing the industry.

Read it at Business Insider


My 2015 Brand Hero: Warby Parker

Is it possible to have an unforgettable experience shopping for eyeglasses? One company’s done it.

Read it at Huffington Post


You Are What You GIF

GIPHY, Inc., the world’s largest GIF search engine, announced today that it has raised a $17 million Series B financing round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, with participation from General Catalyst and current investors.

Read it at PR Newswire


Classpass Is In Session With $40 Million In Series B

Classpass, the NY-based company that offers unlimited fitness classes at 2,000 different studios and boutique gyms, has closed a $40 million Series B led by General Catalyst and Thrive Capital, with participation from angels and previous investors.

Read it at TechCrunch

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Warby Parker: Most Innovative Companies 2015

Over the past five years, scads of e-commerce startups have shown early promise and then promptly crashed back to earth.

Read it at Fast Company

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Why Hubspot’s IPO was more than just an IPO

This past week was a wild one for stocks, with the S&P 500 posting its worst week since May 2012 and the VIX, a common measure of volatility, spiking sharply. The Dow was down 335 points on Thursday alone, the worst single drop of the year.

Read it at VentureBeat

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HubSpot IPO prices at $25 as company raises $125M

HubSpot, a Cambridge-based marketing and sales software company, said it would price its initial public offering at $25 per share, above its previously proposed maximum offering price of $24.

Read it at Boston Business Journal

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General Catalyst Introduces $10 Million Fund to Enrich Stripe Platform

General Catalyst introduced the GC Stripe Platform Fund, a program in which GC plans to invest $10 million in venture capital for market-changing businesses and applications built on the Stripe Connect platform.

Read it at PR Newswire


EVE Online fanfest: the party at the top of the world

Just before its annual fanfest, the Icelandic game developer CCP made history.

Read it at The Guardian

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Disruptive Healthcare Start-up Oscar Raises $80 Million, Valuation Nears $1 Billion

Oscar Health Insurance just received a powerful cash injection.

Read it at Forbes

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TuneIn radio service gets social with relaunch

TuneIn switches frequencies from being a radio-stream directory to more of a radio-related social network. Early use suggests it’s a hit.

Read it at CNET

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Harvard-born Handybook seeing ‘tens of thousands of bookings’ every week for home services

In the past few weeks, the Harvard Innovation Lab-born Handybook has expanded to 12 cities and relaunched its website and mobile app.

Read it at Boston Business Journal