BMW i Ventures invests in autonomous truck technology company Kodiak Robotics

BMW’s Silicon Valley-based venture capital arm is investing in Kodiak Robotics, a company that develops autonomous trucking technology.  Kodiak will use the funds to build out a safety case for its self-driving tech stack so it can more quickly commercialize. It will also work on hiring fresh talen…

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What to look for when hiring a growth marketing agency

The rapid expansion of the growth marketing industry has created a significant problem for startups looking to hire.

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6 strategies for running more effective startup board meetings

While many entrepreneurs see board meetings as a chore, they can be a powerful tool if used well.

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Paid time off startup Sorbet reels in another $15M inside three months

U.S./Israeli startup Sorbet — which helps companies de-risk themselves against accrued paid time off (PTO) by employees — has raised another $15 million, in a round led By Dovi Frances’ Group 11, not long after a $6 million seed round only last April. Sorbet says it removes the burden of PTO from e…

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Investors’ thirst for growth could bode well for SentinelOne’s IPO

SentinelOne's IPO is a fascinating debut because the company sports a combination of rapid growth and expanding losses that make it a good heat check for the IPO market.

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Iceland’s Frumtak Ventures raises its third, $57M, fund focusing on post-seed and Series A

Frumtak Ventures, one of the few VCs in Iceland, has raised its third fund, Frumtak III. The $57 million (ISK 7b, €48m) fund will focus on post-seed and Series A startups. The firm says its typical ticket size will range from $1-5 million (€850k-4.2m). Frumtak was a somewhat lesser-known European V…

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Zero trust unicorn Illumio closes $225M Series F led by Thoma Bravo

The zero-trust company is now valued at $2.75 billion.

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As clinical guidelines shift, heart disease screening startup pulls in $43M Series B

Cleerly Coronary, a company that uses A.I powered imaging to analyze heart scans, announced a $43 million Series B funding this week. The funding comes at a moment when it seems that a new way of screening for heart disease is on its way.  Cleerly was started in 2017 by James K. Min a cardiologist,…

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Salesforce, AWS announce extended partnership with further two-way integration

Salesforce and AWS represent the two most successful cloud companies in their respective categories. Over the last few years the two cloud giants have had an evolving partnership. Today they announced plans for a new set of integration capabilities to make it easier to share data and build applicat…

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To end cyberterrorism, the government should extend a hand to the private sector

The reality is that while companies can get smarter about cyber defenses and users can get more vigilant in their cyber hygiene practices, only the government has the power to end this behavior.

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