(Bloomberg) -- Fueled with $191.5 million from billionaire Mark Cuban and other investors, Metromile Inc. is now poised to complete its journey as a full-service car insurance company. The startup Wednesday said it had acquired Mosaic Insurance Inc. - a $22 million purchase that includes Mosaic's licenses in 50 states.
Fueled with $191.5 million from billionaire Mark Cuban and other investors, Metromile Inc. is now poised to complete its journey as a full-service car insurance company. The startup Wednesday said it had acquired Mosaic Insurance Inc. -- a $22 million purchase that includes Mosaic's licenses in 50 states.
SAP SE is doubling down on its role as venture capitalist, committing another $1 billion to invest in startups and early stage venture firms. Through its Sapphire Ventures, SAP will plow $700 million into startups and $300 million indirectly via stakes in a dozen venture firms worldwide.
AngelList is preparing for winter. The company, which runs an online portal connecting entrepreneurs with private investors, is assembling a "rainy day" fund and exploring new businesses as the market for investing in young startups slows. Naval Ravikant, the chief executive officer and co-founder of the San Francisco startup, said he's looking outside Silicon Valley to keep the money flowing in a downturn.
Serial entrepreneur Lars Albright is at it again, with his new startup raising $35 million to make good on its vision to become the Salesforce.com Inc. of mobile marketing. Albright's five-year-old SessionM Inc. is pivoting away from its traditional approach to mobile-loyalty and advertising via discounts offered to consumers in exchange for watching videos and completing quizzes about Volvo and other big brands.
The sex-abuse lawsuit against former Sequoia Capital partner Michael Goguen may be foundering long before it reaches trial. Amber Laurel Baptiste and her attorney parted ways last month, delaying a hearing on whether she can dig into Goguen's past to back up claims he mistreated her for more than a decade and reneged on a $40 million settlement.
Venture capitalists are now the ones making a pitch. As both major presidential candidates promote U.S. tax policies aimed at ending special tax treatment for investment managers income, Silicon Valley is girding itself for potential reforms. Venture investors, facing the possibility of bigger tax bills, are trying to convince Washington that they re special and should be exempt.
Venture capitalists are now the ones making a pitch. As both major presidential candidates promote U.S. tax policies aimed at ending special tax treatment for investment managers' income, Silicon Valley is girding itself for potential reforms. Venture investors, facing the possibility of bigger tax bills, are trying to convince Washington that they're special and should be exempt.
(Bloomberg) -- Bill Maris, founder and chief executive officer of Alphabet Inc.'s venture capital arm, will leave the company on Friday after building the firm GV into a Silicon Valley powerhouse. David Krane, a managing partner at the firm formerly known as Google Ventures, will succeed Maris as head of the group, a person familiar with the matter said.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".