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May 2022

Paul Hsiao
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Series A Q&A With Paul Hsiao: Secrets Of A Seasoned VC

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May 2022

Paul Hsiao
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Series A Q&A With Paul Hsiao: Secrets Of A Seasoned VC

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May 2022

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Whale Hunting, Part II

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May 2022

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Whale Hunting, Part II

May 2022

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From Product-Led Growth to Profitable Growth: Why PLG is Much More Than a Free Trial

May 2022

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From Product-Led Growth to Profitable Growth: Why PLG is Much More Than a Free Trial

Insights

April 2022

Mike Ghaffary
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Tech Needs To Step Up In Effort To Rebuild America’s Middle Class

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April 2022

Mike Ghaffary
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Tech Needs To Step Up In Effort To Rebuild America’s Middle Class

Portfolio News

March 2022

Mike Ghaffary
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Our Investment in Navattic

Portfolio News

March 2022

Mike Ghaffary
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Our Investment in Navattic

Portfolio News

March 2022

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Keyway Secures Funding To Buy Property from Small Business Owners and Lease It Back to Them

Portfolio News

March 2022

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Keyway Secures Funding To Buy Property from Small Business Owners and Lease It Back to Them

Canvas News

March 2022

Rebecca Lynn
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Canvas Ventures Announces the 2022 Go-to-Market Council

Canvas News

March 2022

Rebecca Lynn
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Canvas Ventures Announces the 2022 Go-to-Market Council

Portfolio News

February 2022

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Tilled Expands PayFac-as-a-Service Innovation with New Capital and Capabilities

Portfolio News

February 2022

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Tilled Expands PayFac-as-a-Service Innovation with New Capital and Capabilities

Insights

February 2022

Mike Ghaffary
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The Marketplace Checklist: 16 Questions

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February 2022

Mike Ghaffary
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The Marketplace Checklist: 16 Questions

Portfolio News

February 2022

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[LISTEN] Walker Drewett (NuBrakes) - How He Started a Mobile Brake Repair Company with No Automative Experience

Portfolio News

February 2022

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[LISTEN] Walker Drewett (NuBrakes) - How He Started a Mobile Brake Repair Company with No Automative Experience

Insights

January 2022

Rebecca Lynn
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What I Tell All My CEOs After A Year of Conversations with Marketing Leaders at Airtable, Curology, One Medical, Twilio, and Uber

Insights

January 2022

Rebecca Lynn
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What I Tell All My CEOs After A Year of Conversations with Marketing Leaders at Airtable, Curology, One Medical, Twilio, and Uber

Portfolio News

January 2022

Canvas
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Routefusion Raises $10.5M Round To Simplify Cross-Border Payments

Portfolio News

January 2022

Canvas
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Routefusion Raises $10.5M Round To Simplify Cross-Border Payments

Portfolio News

January 2022

Rebecca Lynn
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Our Investment in Routefusion

Portfolio News

January 2022

Rebecca Lynn
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Our Investment in Routefusion

January 2022

Mike Ghaffary
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[LISTEN] What’s Next After the iPhone, Unpacking Web3, Metaverse and Remote First Products, and Is This the Time to Be Investing in B2C or B2B

January 2022

Mike Ghaffary
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[LISTEN] What’s Next After the iPhone, Unpacking Web3, Metaverse and Remote First Products, and Is This the Time to Be Investing in B2C or B2B

Insights

January 2022

Canvas
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The Web3 World

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January 2022

Canvas
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The Web3 World

Insights

December 2021

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Honing Your Positioning Strategy: Read These Insights from Top Product Marketers at Peloton and Uber

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December 2021

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Honing Your Positioning Strategy: Read These Insights from Top Product Marketers at Peloton and Uber

December 2021

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Finding Success with Partnerships: Hear from Early Business Development Leaders at Venmo and Uber

December 2021

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Finding Success with Partnerships: Hear from Early Business Development Leaders at Venmo and Uber

Portfolio News

December 2021

Mike Ghaffary
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Our Investment in NuBrakes

Portfolio News

December 2021

Mike Ghaffary
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Our Investment in NuBrakes

Portfolio News

December 2021

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NuBrakes Scores Major Funding To Expand Mobile Repair Business

Portfolio News

December 2021

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NuBrakes Scores Major Funding To Expand Mobile Repair Business

Insights

November 2021

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Sales in the Early Stages: Proven Advice for Getting It Right

Insights

November 2021

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Sales in the Early Stages: Proven Advice for Getting It Right

Portfolio News

November 2021

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Our Investment in OfferFit

Portfolio News

November 2021

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Our Investment in OfferFit

Portfolio News

November 2021

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Check Out the 9-Slide Pitch Deck This Ex-Googler Used To Raise $15 Million for SME Property Tech Startup Keyway

Portfolio News

November 2021

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Check Out the 9-Slide Pitch Deck This Ex-Googler Used To Raise $15 Million for SME Property Tech Startup Keyway

Portfolio News

November 2021

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Our Investment in Keyway

Portfolio News

November 2021

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Our Investment in Keyway

Insights

October 2021

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Building a Growth Engine From Day 1: Advice from Early Marketing Leaders at Headspace and Zillow

Insights

October 2021

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Building a Growth Engine From Day 1: Advice from Early Marketing Leaders at Headspace and Zillow

Portfolio News

October 2021

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Our Investment in ResQ: A Leading Back-of-House SaaS Platform and B2B Marketplace

Portfolio News

October 2021

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Our Investment in ResQ: A Leading Back-of-House SaaS Platform and B2B Marketplace

Insights

October 2021

Rebecca Lynn
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Wall Street Journal Women to Watch 2021

Insights

October 2021

Rebecca Lynn
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Wall Street Journal Women to Watch 2021

Portfolio News

September 2021

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Customer Success Company Totango Lands $100M Growth Investment

Portfolio News

September 2021

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Customer Success Company Totango Lands $100M Growth Investment

Insights

August 2021

Paul Hsiao
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[LISTEN] How the Data Economy Is Impacting Consumer and the State of the Series A

Insights

August 2021

Paul Hsiao
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[LISTEN] How the Data Economy Is Impacting Consumer and the State of the Series A

Canvas News

August 2021

Rebecca Lynn
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Canvas Launches GTM Council, Bringing Together Industry-Leading Experts in Go-to-Market Strategy

Canvas News

August 2021

Rebecca Lynn
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Canvas Launches GTM Council, Bringing Together Industry-Leading Experts in Go-to-Market Strategy

Portfolio News

June 2021

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See the Pitch Deck That Landed Startup Robocorp a $21 Million Series a Round To Take On Microsoft and UiPath in the Hot Robotic Process Automation Market

Portfolio News

June 2021

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See the Pitch Deck That Landed Startup Robocorp a $21 Million Series a Round To Take On Microsoft and UiPath in the Hot Robotic Process Automation Market

Portfolio News

June 2021

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[LISTEN] Flyhomes' Giant Round and a Small Growth Fund Among Giants

Portfolio News

June 2021

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[LISTEN] Flyhomes' Giant Round and a Small Growth Fund Among Giants

Portfolio News

June 2021

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Homebuying Startup Flyhomes Closes $150 Million Series C

Portfolio News

June 2021

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Homebuying Startup Flyhomes Closes $150 Million Series C

Portfolio News

May 2021

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Our Investment in Tilled

Portfolio News

May 2021

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Our Investment in Tilled

Portfolio News

May 2021

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Tilled Takes A New Approach To PayFac-as-a-Service, Banks $11M Series A

Portfolio News

May 2021

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Tilled Takes A New Approach To PayFac-as-a-Service, Banks $11M Series A

Insights

May 2021

Mike Ghaffary
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Every Early-Stage Startup Must Identify and Evaluate a Strategic Advantage

Insights

May 2021

Mike Ghaffary
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Every Early-Stage Startup Must Identify and Evaluate a Strategic Advantage

Insights

May 2021

Rebecca Lynn
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Too Much Money, Too Few Deals—Investing in Today’s Startup Ecosystem

Insights

May 2021

Rebecca Lynn
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Too Much Money, Too Few Deals—Investing in Today’s Startup Ecosystem

Insights

May 2021

Rebecca Lynn
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5 Post-COVID Trends in Digital Health Investing

Insights

May 2021

Rebecca Lynn
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5 Post-COVID Trends in Digital Health Investing

Portfolio News

May 2021

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Vida Health Raises $110 Million To Expand Its Chronic Care Management Platform

Portfolio News

May 2021

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Vida Health Raises $110 Million To Expand Its Chronic Care Management Platform

Canvas News

April 2021

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How are VCs handling diligence in a world where deals open and close in days, not months?

Canvas News

April 2021

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How are VCs handling diligence in a world where deals open and close in days, not months?

Insights

April 2021

Mike Ghaffary
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Knowing When Your Startup Should Go All-In On Business Development

Insights

April 2021

Mike Ghaffary
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Knowing When Your Startup Should Go All-In On Business Development

Canvas News

March 2021

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Canvas Ventures Raises $350 Million To Help Bring Intentionality Back To Early-Stage Investing

Canvas News

March 2021

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Canvas Ventures Raises $350 Million To Help Bring Intentionality Back To Early-Stage Investing

Portfolio News

March 2021

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On-Demand Logistics and Fulfillment Startup Flowspace Raises $31M

Portfolio News

March 2021

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On-Demand Logistics and Fulfillment Startup Flowspace Raises $31M

Insights

March 2021

Mike Ghaffary
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Marketplace Checklist: How To Analyze Labor Marketplaces

Insights

March 2021

Mike Ghaffary
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Marketplace Checklist: How To Analyze Labor Marketplaces

Portfolio News

March 2021

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[LISTEN] How I Built Resilience: Shan-Lyn Ma of Zola

Portfolio News

March 2021

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[LISTEN] How I Built Resilience: Shan-Lyn Ma of Zola

Insights

February 2021

Mike Ghaffary
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What Is The Right Amount of Bureaucracy For A Startup? Introducing “Minimum Viable Bureaucracy” (MVB)

Insights

February 2021

Mike Ghaffary
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What Is The Right Amount of Bureaucracy For A Startup? Introducing “Minimum Viable Bureaucracy” (MVB)

Portfolio News

February 2021

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Our Investment in Vendia: The New Standard for Data Sharing

Portfolio News

February 2021

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Our Investment in Vendia: The New Standard for Data Sharing

Portfolio News

February 2021

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Vendia raises $15.5 million to disrupt transaction processing

Portfolio News

February 2021

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Vendia raises $15.5 million to disrupt transaction processing

Portfolio News

January 2021

Mike Ghaffary
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Why We Invested in Darwin Homes: Superpowering the Single-Family Residential Market

Portfolio News

January 2021

Mike Ghaffary
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Why We Invested in Darwin Homes: Superpowering the Single-Family Residential Market

Portfolio News

January 2021

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DoorDash Execs’ Proptech Company Darwin Homes Raises $15 Million Series A To Equip Investors in Single-Family Homes With Institutional Real-Estate Management Tools

Portfolio News

January 2021

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DoorDash Execs’ Proptech Company Darwin Homes Raises $15 Million Series A To Equip Investors in Single-Family Homes With Institutional Real-Estate Management Tools

Portfolio News

January 2021

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Our investment in Brace

Portfolio News

January 2021

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Our investment in Brace

Portfolio News

January 2021

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Brace picks up $15.7 million in Series B funding round

Portfolio News

January 2021

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Brace picks up $15.7 million in Series B funding round

Insights

January 2021

Paul Hsiao
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Focusing As You Scale: A Conversation with Kevin Ryan, Founder and Chairman of MongoDB, Zola, and Gilt Groupe

Insights

January 2021

Paul Hsiao
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Focusing As You Scale: A Conversation with Kevin Ryan, Founder and Chairman of MongoDB, Zola, and Gilt Groupe

Portfolio News

December 2020

Paul Hsiao
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Our Investment in Skyflow: Safeguarding Customer Data with a Privacy API

Portfolio News

December 2020

Paul Hsiao
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Our Investment in Skyflow: Safeguarding Customer Data with a Privacy API

Portfolio News

December 2020

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Skyflow Raises $17.5 Million Series A for Data Privacy API

Portfolio News

December 2020

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Skyflow Raises $17.5 Million Series A for Data Privacy API

Portfolio News

December 2020

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Skyflow raises $17.5M more to help companies protect your personal data

Portfolio News

December 2020

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Skyflow raises $17.5M more to help companies protect your personal data

Portfolio News

December 2020

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Skyflow raises $17.5 million to bring its data privacy API to more businesses

Portfolio News

December 2020

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Skyflow raises $17.5 million to bring its data privacy API to more businesses

Portfolio News

December 2020

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What it Took For a 17-Year-Old to Transform the Automotive Industry ... and Become the Youngest Self-Made Billionaire

Portfolio News

December 2020

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What it Took For a 17-Year-Old to Transform the Automotive Industry ... and Become the Youngest Self-Made Billionaire

Portfolio News

December 2020

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Luminar CEO: We're absolutely in this for the long run

Portfolio News

December 2020

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Luminar CEO: We're absolutely in this for the long run

Portfolio News

December 2020

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Luminar going public makes 25-year-old Austin Russell one of world's first, and youngest, self-driving billionaires

Portfolio News

December 2020

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Luminar going public makes 25-year-old Austin Russell one of world's first, and youngest, self-driving billionaires

Portfolio News

December 2020

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Luminar Technologies becomes public company as lidar race builds

Portfolio News

December 2020

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Luminar Technologies becomes public company as lidar race builds

Portfolio News

December 2020

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Meet The World's Newest And Youngest Self-Made Billionaire: Luminar's Austin Russell

Portfolio News

December 2020

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Meet The World's Newest And Youngest Self-Made Billionaire: Luminar's Austin Russell

Portfolio News

December 2020

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Real Autonomy Video from Luminar

Portfolio News

December 2020

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Real Autonomy Video from Luminar

Portfolio News

November 2020

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Luminar Inks Deal To Sell Laser Sensors To Intel's Mobileye Ahead Of Nasdaq Listing

Portfolio News

November 2020

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Luminar Inks Deal To Sell Laser Sensors To Intel's Mobileye Ahead Of Nasdaq Listing

Insights

November 2020

Paul Hsiao
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The Mindset of a Data Leader

Insights

November 2020

Paul Hsiao
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The Mindset of a Data Leader

Portfolio News

November 2020

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Luminar Increases Guidance; Accelerating Deals

Portfolio News

November 2020

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Luminar Increases Guidance; Accelerating Deals

Portfolio News

October 2020

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Pentagon’s Silicon Valley Hub is Helping NORAD Monitor US Airspace

Portfolio News

October 2020

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Pentagon’s Silicon Valley Hub is Helping NORAD Monitor US Airspace

Portfolio News

October 2020

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Our Investment in FOSSA

Portfolio News

October 2020

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Our Investment in FOSSA

Portfolio News

October 2020

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Introducing Open Source Security Management at Enterprise Scale

Portfolio News

October 2020

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Introducing Open Source Security Management at Enterprise Scale

Insights

September 2020

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The Third-Party API Economy

Insights

September 2020

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The Third-Party API Economy

Portfolio News

September 2020

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The Decline In Millennial Health Needs To Be Addressed

Portfolio News

September 2020

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The Decline In Millennial Health Needs To Be Addressed

Portfolio News

July 2020

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CVS Health Selects Vida Health's Weight Loss+ Program for Inclusion in Its Point Solutions Management Offering

Portfolio News

July 2020

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CVS Health Selects Vida Health's Weight Loss+ Program for Inclusion in Its Point Solutions Management Offering

Insights

June 2020

Mike Ghaffary
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How Eat24 Scaled to $700 Million Gross Revenue in 5 Years

Insights

June 2020

Mike Ghaffary
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How Eat24 Scaled to $700 Million Gross Revenue in 5 Years

Portfolio News

June 2020

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Airvet, a telehealth veterinary platform, just clawed its way to a $14 million Series A round

Portfolio News

June 2020

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Airvet, a telehealth veterinary platform, just clawed its way to a $14 million Series A round

Portfolio News

June 2020

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Airvet obtains $14 million in investor funding

Portfolio News

June 2020

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Airvet obtains $14 million in investor funding

Portfolio News

June 2020

Rebecca Lynn
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Our Investment in Airvet

Portfolio News

June 2020

Rebecca Lynn
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Our Investment in Airvet

Portfolio News

June 2020

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How Can More Diverse Leadership Spark Better Ideas in Transportation?

Portfolio News

June 2020

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How Can More Diverse Leadership Spark Better Ideas in Transportation?

Portfolio News

June 2020

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Built In's LA's 100 Best Places to Work in Los Angeles 2020

Portfolio News

June 2020

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Built In's LA's 100 Best Places to Work in Los Angeles 2020

Insights

June 2020

Mike Ghaffary
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Mike Ghaffary, Partner at Canvas Ventures, speaking at online Marketplace Conference

Insights

June 2020

Mike Ghaffary
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Mike Ghaffary, Partner at Canvas Ventures, speaking at online Marketplace Conference

Portfolio News

June 2020

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The Coronavirus Economy: How a new coworking space designed to celebrate people of color is coping through the pandemic

Portfolio News

June 2020

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The Coronavirus Economy: How a new coworking space designed to celebrate people of color is coping through the pandemic

Portfolio News

June 2020

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[PODCAST] Fulfillment Strategy during COVID-19: How can you optimize your fullfillment strategy during a global pandemic? Guest: Ben Eachus, Co-Founder & CEO, Flowspace

Portfolio News

June 2020

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[PODCAST] Fulfillment Strategy during COVID-19: How can you optimize your fullfillment strategy during a global pandemic? Guest: Ben Eachus, Co-Founder & CEO, Flowspace

Portfolio News

June 2020

Rebecca Lynn
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Possible Finance - Our Investment In Financial Wellness

Portfolio News

June 2020

Rebecca Lynn
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Possible Finance - Our Investment In Financial Wellness

Portfolio News

May 2020

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32 Artificial Intelligence Companies Building a Smarter Tomorrow

Portfolio News

May 2020

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32 Artificial Intelligence Companies Building a Smarter Tomorrow

Portfolio News

May 2020

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U.S. Employers Scramble to Address Mental Health Epidemic

Portfolio News

May 2020

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U.S. Employers Scramble to Address Mental Health Epidemic

Insights

May 2020

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Venturing into Voice with True Ventures & Canvas Ventures

Insights

May 2020

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Venturing into Voice with True Ventures & Canvas Ventures

Portfolio News

May 2020

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Flowspace- The fulfillment platform of the future

Portfolio News

May 2020

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Flowspace- The fulfillment platform of the future

Portfolio News

May 2020

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Volvo to use Luminar's lidar in production vehicles to unlock automated driving on highways

Portfolio News

May 2020

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Volvo to use Luminar's lidar in production vehicles to unlock automated driving on highways

Portfolio News

April 2020

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Small Business, Big Mission: CEO of Vida Health is taking care to look after her own as demand rockets

Portfolio News

April 2020

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Small Business, Big Mission: CEO of Vida Health is taking care to look after her own as demand rockets

Insights

March 2020

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Venture Investing in the Age of the Coronavirus

Insights

March 2020

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Venture Investing in the Age of the Coronavirus

Portfolio News

March 2020

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Casetext Announces $8.2 Million in New Funding

Portfolio News

March 2020

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Casetext Announces $8.2 Million in New Funding

Portfolio News

March 2020

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Shen takes reins as Transfix's new CEO; McElroy to be chairman

Portfolio News

March 2020

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Shen takes reins as Transfix's new CEO; McElroy to be chairman

Portfolio News

March 2020

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Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Collaborates with Thrive Global to Launch The Health and Wellness For All Program

Portfolio News

March 2020

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Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Collaborates with Thrive Global to Launch The Health and Wellness For All Program

Portfolio News

March 2020

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The 10 Most Innovative Logistics Companies of 2020

Portfolio News

March 2020

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The 10 Most Innovative Logistics Companies of 2020

Portfolio News

February 2020

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Kinetica Simplifies Active Analytics with Launch of Kinetica Cloud

Portfolio News

February 2020

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Kinetica Simplifies Active Analytics with Launch of Kinetica Cloud

Portfolio News

February 2020

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Kinetica Hires Former Box Chief Revenue Officer to Support Explosive Global Business Growth

Portfolio News

February 2020

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Kinetica Hires Former Box Chief Revenue Officer to Support Explosive Global Business Growth

Portfolio News

January 2020

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Gabi Raises $27 Million to Help Customers Get Cheaper Insurance

Portfolio News

January 2020

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Gabi Raises $27 Million to Help Customers Get Cheaper Insurance

Portfolio News

January 2020

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Gabi raises $27 million to disrupt consumer insurance and automate paperwork

Portfolio News

January 2020

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Gabi raises $27 million to disrupt consumer insurance and automate paperwork

Portfolio News

January 2020

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Shan-Lyn Ma, Co-founder and CEO of Zola Is Here to Save Your Wedding

Portfolio News

January 2020

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Shan-Lyn Ma, Co-founder and CEO of Zola Is Here to Save Your Wedding

Portfolio News

January 2020

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How Patrick Herning Became a Leader of Size-Inclusive Fashion After a Career in Tech

Portfolio News

January 2020

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How Patrick Herning Became a Leader of Size-Inclusive Fashion After a Career in Tech

Portfolio News

January 2020

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Reality Check: A Peek at the Developer Experience with Kubernetes

Portfolio News

January 2020

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Reality Check: A Peek at the Developer Experience with Kubernetes

Insights

January 2020

Mike Ghaffary
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[LISTEN] Mike Ghaffary, Partner at Canvas Ventures, discusses how to evaluate online marketplaces

Insights

January 2020

Mike Ghaffary
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[LISTEN] Mike Ghaffary, Partner at Canvas Ventures, discusses how to evaluate online marketplaces

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