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  • Forbes By Amy Feldman Mark Gath’s farmhouse in Luverne, Minnesota, sits 30 miles down country roads from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. From that base in the heartland, Gath, a sturdy man in boots and a blue shirt, farms more than 10,000 acres of corn and soybeans with the help of his wife, Leah, and sons Dalton and Stetson. Though his farm is larger than average, he feels squeezed by low commodity pr...

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  • Bloomberg Technology By Ashlee Vance Flying cars. Cures for death. And now … space catapults. Bless you, California, for not letting reality get you down. On Thursday, a Silicon Valley startup called SpinLaunch Inc. will reveal the first details of its plans to build a machine meant to hurl rockets into space. To achieve that goal, SpinLaunch has secured $40 million from some top technology inves...

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  • Bloomberg By Jeremy Kahn Rental property listing service Spotahome has raised $40 million in a funding round led by Silicon Valley-based Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The company, which lets people rent homes like they book hotel rooms, provides floorplans, photographs, and extensive videos of the properties it lists, and also gives landlords software that helps streamline management of multip...

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  • By Bill Gates In the early days of Microsoft, I felt pretty confident about my coding skills, but I had a lot to learn about project management. This became abundantly clear after an incident in 1978, when I told Intel—a really important customer—that we would deliver them a version of Microsoft BASIC in four weeks. They thought I was crazy to promise it that fast, and it turned out that they were...

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  • CNBC by Christina Farr Alex Frommeyer comes from a family of dentists. Now, he has a start-up that sells dental insurance, but with a twist. The Columbus, Ohio, company, called Beam Dental, started out by selling Bluetooth-connected toothbrushes, meaning that their product communicates with an app. Once they got people using it, the founders saw an opportunity to use more than a year’s worth of da...

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  • TechCrunch by Steve O’Hear Prisma, a Berlin and San Francisco startup that is betting big on GraphQL — the data query language originally developed by Facebook to make it easier for front-end code to talk to application servers — has raised $4.5 million in seed funding. Silicon Valley’s Kleiner Perkins led the round, with participation from a number of angel investors, many of whom have deep roots...

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  • As software eats the world, the rise in products and services we are now accustomed to consuming digitally is impossible to overstate. Businesses are in a rush to conform to this digital-first preference by reinventing themselves into “software-enabled” services. In doing so, they quickly learn that delivering high-quality software on par with the likes of Facebook and Google is non-trivial. This ...

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  • The Washington Post by Sebastian Mallaby Outside Silicon Valley, commentators obsess about robots, artificial intelligence, big data. Inside Silicon Valley, paradoxically, the tech tribe’s preoccupations often lie elsewhere: less with code than with people. Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg wrote two of the hottest books to come out of the Valley in the past half-decade — one is about women’s profession...

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  • SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — BorderX Lab, Inc., a technology enabled, cross-border e-commerce company founded in 2014 by three former Google computer scientists, has raised $20m in a Series B financing round led by Kleiner Perkins . The company’s platform allows consumers around the world to discover and purchase authentic consumer goods and lifestyle products from leading Western...

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  • WSJ PRO VC By Cat Zakrzewski Former National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander’s startup, IronNet Cybersecurity Inc., has raised a sizable round of venture financing as it seeks to leverage its founder’s government experience to defend customers against sophisticated hackers. The $78 million Series B round was led by C5 Capital Ltd., with participation from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers...

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  • Kleiner Perkins Chairman John Doerr announced his book, Measure What Matters, is now available for pre-order. Measure What Matters unveils a simple and powerful goal setting system called Objectives and Key Results, or OKRs, that propels leaders and teams to achieve audacious goals. Building on John’s legacy of sharing the power of OKRs with established and emerging leaders alike, Measure What Mat...

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  • Published in TechCrunch This week more than 40,000 security professionals will attend RSA in San Francisco to see the latest cyber technologies on display and discuss key issues. No topic will be higher on the agenda than the Russian-sponsored hack of the American 2016 election, with debate about why the country has done so little to respond and what measures should be taken to deter future attemp...

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  • Earlier today, Amazon completed its purchase of Ring. While these two companies are distinctive in many ways, they could not be more closely aligned in their customer-focus and expansive long-term vision. Together, Amazon and Ring will create revolutionary products and experiences to make us safer, happier, and better connected. Our journey with Ring began in the Spring of 2014, when Kleiner Perki...

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  • Bloomberg By Sarah McBride Intercom, a messaging startup that makes it easier for companies to sell things to customers, just sold a pricey stake in itself. The company’s latest funding round of $125 million, led by Mary Meeker of venture firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, values Intercom at $1.275 billion. That brings it into the elite group of about 200 startups known as “unicorns,” meaning ...

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  • As consumers, our everyday lives have been transformed by products that help us save time and money, and make more informed decisions. We’ve grown accustomed to ‘Googling’ exabytes of data in a fraction of a second, taking advantage of Amazon’s efficiencies – like robot-powered fulfillment centers – to get the cheapest products in the shortest amount of time, and leveraging Siri’s AI capabilities ...

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  • Monday, March 5, 2018, San Francisco, CA — Kleiner Perkins announced today the appointment of Ilya Fushman as a general partner and managing member on the leadership team at the firm. Fushman, who most recently was a general partner at Index Ventures, brings deep operating and investing experience to the venture team at Kleiner Perkins. He will invest in enterprise software and infrastructure, fi...

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  • San Francisco Chronicle By Catherine Ho Helix, a San Carlos startup that analyzes and stores customers’ genetic information online, has raised $200 million from venture capital and private equity funds, the company announced Thursday. Led by DFJ Growth — an investor in Tesla, Tumblr and Coinbase — the new financing brings Helix’s total funding to at least $320 million, signaling investors’ contin...

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  • Wall Street Journal Pro VC By Cat Zakrzewski Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is no stranger to networking companies, backing pioneers such as Juniper Networks Inc. But more recently, venture firms have left networking to the tech incumbents while focusing on applications and software. Mist, a company building AI-powered wireless networks, is countering that trend with a $46 million round led by ...

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  • TechCrunch By Catherine Shu UJET, a startup that makes software to improve customer support, said today that it’s raised a $25 million Series B led by GV (formerly known as Google Ventures). Other participants in the round include returning investors Kleiner Perkins and DCM Ventures and new backer Citi Ventures. The round brings UJET’s total raised so far to more than $45 million. The San Francisc...

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  • Bloomberg Technology By Lizette Chapman The number of software design jobs is exploding, and that means more business for Adobe Systems Inc. The company behind Photoshop has seen its stock price soar 76 percent in the last year and revenue surge as it provided new tools to customers and landed the difficult transition to cloud software. Despite Adobe’s decades-long grip on creative industries, ve...

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  • Financial Times By Tim Bradshaw Often, a personal technology review has little to do with the tech itself. What makes a good product comes down to design or implementation, or simply whether a device does what it is intended to do. It is all too rare that I come across something that seems to be a real engineering achievement. Motiv, a new fitness tracker, is just that: a real feat of miniaturisa...

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  • MIT Technology Review By Elizabeth Woyke If you work at one of the 50,000 companies that pay to use Slack for workplace collaboration, you probably spend hours on it, swapping information, bantering, and sharing files with your colleagues. It’s a casual, flexible way to interact—you tap out brief messages in group chat rooms (called channels) instead of sending e-mail, and it feels more like a sm...

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  • The New York Times By Donald G. McNeil Jr. A company making “smart thermometers” that upload body temperatures to its website claims to be tracking this year’s flu season faster and in greater geographic detail than public health authorities can. This year’s flu season — which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers “moderately severe” — has left Missouri and Iowa the “sickest st...

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  • Fast Company By Ben Schiller Stripe’s core values, says cofounder John Collison, have been key to the online payment powerhouse’s growth since he and his brother, Patrick, launched the company in 2011. Collison credits the company’s “users first” focus for its success in a financial services industry not famous for prioritizing user experience. This approach helped Stripe forge critical partnersh...

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  • VentureBeat By Blair Hanley Frank Ripcord, a company that aims to do away with the piles of paper enterprises keep around, has raised a $25 million round led by GV (formerly known as Google Ventures) to fuel its robotic-assisted paper digitization business. Telstra Ventures, Icon Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Lux Capital, and Silicon Valley Bank also participated in the round, which ...

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  • TechCrunch By Connie Loizos Farmers Business Network has raised $110 million in new venture funding to support a business that may sound boring to some Silicon Valley technologists but which appears to have addressed a very real need: it’s a social network for farmers that invites them to share their data, pool their know-how, and bargain more effectively for better pricing from third parties. It...

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  • Forbes By Zina Moukheiber On November 15, representatives from the New Mexico Hospital Association, UnitedHealth Group, Molina Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Presbyterian Healthcare Services gathered at the offices of the state’s hospital association in Albuquerque. Providers and payers weren’t meeting to negotiate contentious contracts, but to discuss monthly progress on a piece of softw...

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  • WSJ Pro VC By Heather Mack Collective Medical Technologies Inc., a startup that aims to put patient data into the hands of caregivers, has raised a $47.5 million Series A round. Salt Lake City, Utah-based Collective Medical has developed a virtual network for collaborative care planning intended to help reduce emergency department visits and hospital readmissions. “It’s like a care plan meets a Go...

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