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Sequoia’s Surge reveals 15 India, SEA startups in seventh cohort

Surge, founded in 2019, has helped its portfolio startups collectively raise over $1.7 billion in follow-on funding, it said.

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Cloud security startup Wiz reaches $100M ARR in just 18 months

Cloud security startup Wiz launched just two years ago. It’s released its first product about 18 months ago. In December the company announced...

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How to grow a SaaS company efficiently in a recession

With rising interest rates, there’s a new sheriff in town for all companies: it's called efficiency.

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Tecton raises $100M, proving that the MLOps market is still hot

Tecton, which is creating a platform for AI and machine learning system development, has raised $100 million in a new venture round led by Kleiner...

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Sequoia wants to invest $1 million in your idea, then teach you how to really sell it

The investment firm Sequoia Capital has no shortage of internal programs for the founders it backs. The idea is to help its startups not merely by...

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It sounds like Elon Musk is still trying to get out of his own Twitter deal

According to a new report from The Washington Post that relies heavily on anonymous sources, the world’s richest man is still looking for a way...

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Contrarian bets in a downturn

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines....

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Sequoia Capital reportedly raising two funds, and despite slower VC environment, it’s not alone

This news comes out just over a month after the venture capital giant warned founders to expect a longer economic recovery.

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Chainguard raises $50M to guard supply chains

Software supply chain startup Chainguard today announced that it has raised a $50 million Series A led by Sequoia.

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Strong Compute raises $7.8M seed round to speed up ML training pipelines

Strong Compute, a Sydney, Australia-based startup that helps developers remove the bottlenecks in their machine learning training pipelines, today...

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Indonesia’s Astro raises $60M to work on 15-minute grocery delivery

Indonesia’s sprawling archipelago has long been a headache for logistics companies, but there’s no lack of brave challengers....

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Can Andreessen Horowitz prevent the next crypto winter?

Hey everyone, and welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we talked about the rough road ahead for Coinbase. This week, we’re talking a bit...

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A ping-pong match between bulls and bears

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Happily we...

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Sequoia Capital plays Nostradamus (again)

Sequoia Capital, the storied, 50-year-old venture firm, has become known over the years for using sweeping memos to warn the founders in its...

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‘Move-to-earn’ Solana app StepN is latest crypto gaming craze

Since its launch in December, StepN, an app that lets users walk and run to earn tokens, has quickly become a household name in the play-to-earn...

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Metaverse app BUD raises another $37M, plans to launch NFTs

BUD, a nascent app taking a shot at creating a metaverse for Gen Z to play and interact with each other, has raised another round of funding in three...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Drive growth with Q5 data, BNPL investor survey, calculating CAC/LTV

Round sizes are getting smaller, but investors are raising their expectations: how fluent are you when it comes to your startup's key metrics?

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Sequoia’s Jess Lee explains how VCs think about their deals

Jess Lee, a partner at Sequoia Capital, shared insights to help startup founders achieve more success when they pitch investors.

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Business intelligence and analytics firm Pyramid Analytics raises $100M

Pyramid Analytics, a company developing a platform to help businesses analyze and otherwise make use of their data, has raised $100 million in a...

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Daily Crunch: Larry Ellison leads investor group chipping in $7.1B toward Musk’s Twitter buyout

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

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Crypto Bahamas signals stronger ties between old and new worlds of finance

Some Crypto Bahamas attendees were dressed in suits, while others wore T-shirts and casual shorts, juxtaposing the professional financial world...

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Why a bipartisan embrace of crypto might never extend to Bitcoin

Hey everyone, and welcome back to Chain Reaction In our Chain Reaction podcast this week, Anita and I chatted with Sequoia Capital’s Shaun...

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Doppler lands $20M to help companies manage their app secrets

Doppler, a startup creating a platform for app secret management, has raised $20 million in venture capital to expand.

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Mutiny, which personalizes website copy and headlines using AI, raises $50M

Mutiny, which leverages an AI platform and OpenAI's GPT-3 to personalize website content, has raised $50 million at a $600 million valuation.

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Neptune raises $17.25M to clean ship hulls with robots

Biofouling on ship hulls increases fuel consumption around 15% on average. So, what’s the answer to this silent problem? Robots, obviously.

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Why does a16z need its own Y Combinator?

So, why does a16z need its own Y Combinator? The better question appears to be: Why not?

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Clipboard Health, which matches health workers with facilities, raises $80M

Clipboard Health, a company developing a platform to match healthcare workers with shifts at health facilities, has raised $80 million in venture...

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Lilt raises $55M to bolster its business-focused AI translation platform

Lilt, a startup developing an AI-powered translation platform geared toward the enterprise, has raised $55 million in a Series C funding round.

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