Category: founder

Founder Collective barrels forward, closing its fourth and newest fund with $85 million
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Founder Collective barrels forward, closing its fourth and newest fund with $85 million

Founder Collective, a seed-stage fund formed 11 years ago in Cambridge, Ma., has closed its newest fund with $85 million. Earlier today, we talked with the firm’s general partners — Eric Paley, David Frankel, Micah Rosenbloom — to learn more about it. Among our first questions: whether the three are themselves the largest investors in…

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Pioneer founder Daniel Gross on bringing remote teams together
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Pioneer founder Daniel Gross on bringing remote teams together

‘It’s kind of funny; human bonding happens when there’s another direct task going on, right?’ There are plenty of accelerators aiming to sway young startups to join their ranks rather than apply to Y Combinator, but Pioneer‘s sell is a bit different. First off, they are fully remote; founders selected to participate in the program…

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Tinder founder funds sex tips app Lover
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Tinder founder funds sex tips app Lover

Want to spice up the bedroom without paying for pills or awkward visits to a sex therapist? A new app called Lover lets you take a sexual personality quiz, explore carnal knowledge tutorials and discretely figure out which turn-ons you share with your partner. Built by board-certified sexual medicine clinical psychologist Dr. Britney Blair, Lover…

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A founder’s guide to recession planning for startups
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A founder’s guide to recession planning for startups

Schwark Satyavolu Contributor Schwark Satyavolu is a general partner at Trinity Ventures where he makes early-stage investments in fintech, security and AI. A serial entrepreneur, he co-founded Yodlee (YDLE) and Truaxis, both of which were acquired. Previously, he held senior executive positions at LifeLock and Mastercard. He is an inventor on 15 patents. More posts…

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Uber founder Travis Kalanick is leaving the company’s Board of Directors
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Uber founder Travis Kalanick is leaving the company’s Board of Directors

Uber founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick is leaving the company’s board of directors, the ride-hailing company announced today. Kalanick will officially resign from the board as of December 31, to “focus on his new business and philanthropic endeavors,” according to a press release issued by Uber. Kalanick, who was forced out as Uber CEO…

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PSA: Crypto HEX Founder is Actually Notorious Criminal ‘Spam King’
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PSA: Crypto HEX Founder is Actually Notorious Criminal ‘Spam King’

Founder of recently launched HEX cryptocurrency revealed to be former internet ‘Spam King’. Richard Heart, aka Richard J. Schueler, aka, J. Richard, aka James Hart is linked to a Panama criminal network which included corrupt lawyers and judges. Heart also sold anti-aging cures in between roles as Spam King and Bitcoin thought leader. Richard Heart,…

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Bonobos founder Andy Dunn to leave Walmart in 2020
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Bonobos founder Andy Dunn to leave Walmart in 2020

Andy Dunn, the founder of menswear site Bonobos which sold to Walmart in 2017 for $310 million, is now parting ways with the retail giant. The executive, who joined Walmart as SVP of digital consumer brands at the time of the acquisition, officially announced his departure in a LinkedIn post titled “A Love Letter to…

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How the founder of Pocketwatch sees the future of children’s entertainment
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How the founder of Pocketwatch sees the future of children’s entertainment

When Chris Williams founded entertainment platform Pocketwatch in 2017, he was certain that no one had yet found the right way to work with the generation of children’s talent finding its audience on platforms like YouTube. Convinced that packaging creators under one umbrella and leveraging the expanding reach of even more media platforms could reshape…

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