Benchmark is staying focused, targeting $425M for ninth fund

October 2, 2018 0

VC powerhouse Benchmark has filed to raise $425 million for its ninth flagship fund. While other firms close billion-dollar venture funds despite a history of

Betterment keeps growing as fintech competitors rise

September 28, 2018 0

Betterment, which Barron’s recently declared the largest independent online financial adviser, is betting that the future of online investing includes a blend of robot and

Understanding Renaud Laplanche’s next Upgraded act

September 22, 2018 0

Renaud Laplanche spent ten years building LendingClub. In the process, he created an industry from scratch. Circumventing conventional banking channels for consumer credit began in

Singapore is the crypto sandbox that Asia needs

September 22, 2018 0

Singapore Blockchain Week happened this past week. While there have been a few announcements from companies, some of the most interesting updates have come from regulators,

Corporate venture investment climbs higher throughout 2018

September 22, 2018 0

Many corporations are pinning their futures on their venture investment portfolios. If you can’t beat startups at the innovation game, go into business with them

VCs say Silicon Valley isn’t the gold mine it used to be

September 21, 2018 0

In the days leading up to TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018, The Economist published the cover story, ‘Why Startups Are Leaving Silicon Valley.’ The author outlined

Coinbase hires Fannie Mae exec Brian Brooks as chief legal officer

September 19, 2018 0

Coinbase has made yet another addition to its C-suite. The cryptocurrency trading platform has hired Brian Brooks, the former executive vice president, general counsel and

This is how much VCs are paid

September 15, 2018 0

Venture capital is known for being an opaque industry, so it’s no surprise most of us have no idea what the average VC earns in a

The second blockchain bubble is now complete — what’s next?

September 13, 2018 0

The last few months haven’t been easy for crypto investors. Following the dizzying highs of crypto trading late last year, which saw Bitcoin reach a

The Winklevoss stablecoin is one small step toward crypto acceptance

September 11, 2018 0

A stablecoin is a cryptocurrency pegged 1-to-1 with another “stable” currency. In most cases, these coins are pegged to the US dollar and, as such,