Startup puberty: How to get from seed to Series A

Startup puberty: How to get from seed to Series A

VENTUREBEAT | The post-seed gap is a top cause of startup death, and the crunch is more acute than ever. Between 2007 and 2015, the seed-to-Series-A graduation rate dropped from over 35 percent to 7.4 percent. Meanwhile, as fund sizes have ballooned, the average amount of capital raised in the seed and A rounds has more than doubled.

Bullpen Capital closes 4th post-seed fund at $140 million, launches ‘playoff’ fund for later-stage investments

Bullpen Capital closes 4th post-seed fund at $140 million, launches ‘playoff’ fund for later-stage investments

VENTUREBEAT | Post-seed funding specialist Bullpen Capital has closed its “oversubscribed” fourth fund at $140 million and announced a new fund specifically for later-round investments.

Supreme Court strikes down sports betting ban: What happens next

Supreme Court strikes down sports betting ban: What happens next

YAHOO FINANCE | On Monday, the Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), the 1992 federal law that banned sports betting basically everywhere in America other than Nevada. In a 6-3 decision in the case of Christie vs NCAA et al, the justices deemed PASPA unconstitutional.

Venture Capitalists Talk About the Big Investments They Didn’t Make

Venture Capitalists Talk About the Big Investments They Didn’t Make

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL | Being a venture capitalist means placing bets. Sometimes you hit it big with a startup. Sometimes you lose everything. But sometimes you never place a bet at all—and end up missing out on an idea that turns out to be a multibillion-dollar winner.

Dorm Living for Professionals Comes to San Francisco

Dorm Living for Professionals Comes to San Francisco

THE NEW YORK TIMES | In search of reasonable rent, the middle-class backbone of San Francisco — maitre d’s, teachers, bookstore managers, lounge musicians, copywriters and merchandise planners — are engaging in an unusual experiment in communal living: They are moving into dorms.

Spotify Should Model Netflix According To Industry Insider

Spotify Should Model Netflix According To Industry Insider

ANDROID HEADLINES | Spotify should become its own record label according to one industry expert. The world’s biggest streaming service recently announced plans for its own initial public offering but after confirming a huge loss of $1.5 billion in 2017, a number of investors appear to be pretty reluctant when it comes to investing in the company.

Spotify is hemorrhaging money and it needs to become Netflix to stop the bleeding

Spotify is hemorrhaging money and it needs to become Netflix to stop the bleeding

MARKETS INSIDER | Spotify's direct public offering confirmed potential Spotify investors' biggest fear — that music rights and licensing fees were a huge cost of doing business. But one industry expert believes there’s one way for Spotify to break out of the music industry's chain: become a music label themselves.

Don't Try to Be 'Disruptive.' To Really Have an Impact, You Need to Reverse Engineer the Future.

Don't Try to Be 'Disruptive.' To Really Have an Impact, You Need to Reverse Engineer the Future.

ENTREPRENEUR | The inventor and author Ray Kurzweil likes to say that the next 100 years will resemble 20,000 years of progress if we continue to innovate at our current rate. I think rather that next 15 years will feel like walking into the future -- the way it must have felt at the turn of the 20th century.