Technology

PeakSpan Capital just closed on $265 million more to fund business software companies – TechCrunch

PeakSpan Capital, a four-year-old, Burlingame, Ca.-based venture firm, has closed its second fund with $265 million in capital commitments, according to a new SEC filing that shows that 68 investors were involved in the fundraise. That’s a meaningful jump in size from the firm’s $150 million debut fund, which it closed in 2016. PeakSpan was […]

Technology

Mayfield, among the oldest venture firms, gets a new partner as it celebrates 50 years in the business – TechCrunch

Venture firms can come and go, as anyone who lived through the boom and bust of the late ’90s internet bubble can attest. Some firms have staying power, however, and among these is Mayfield, founded 50 years ago, just ahead of Kleiner Perkins and Sequoia Capital (both founded 47 years ago) and Menlo Ventures and […]

Startups

FloWater just raised $15 million to put bottled water out of business

FloWater, an eight-year-old, Burlingame, Calif.-based company whose reusable water bottle refilling stations produce purified water, has raised $15 million in its first major round of funding. Bluewater, a Swedish company that sells water purifiers, among other things, led the round. FloWater caters to schools, colleges, fitness centers, hotels and offices, and, in the words of […]

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