Andreessen Horowitz

AltSchool bags $33M in Series A round

Founders Fund and Andreessen Horowitz led the Series A round of AltSchool, the startup that seeks to provide personalized education to students, which secured $33 million, TechCrunch reported.

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DigitalOcean gets $37.2M in round led by Andreessen Horowitz

DigitalOcean, the cloud-hosting site built for developers, obtained $37.2 million in fresh funding in a round led by Andreessen Horowitz and joined in by IA Ventures and CrunchFund, VentureBeat reported.

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US-based commission-free stock trading app RobinHood emerges from private beta

Redwood City, California-based mobile finance app Robinhood emerged out of its private beta to let signed-up users trade stocks for free instead of paying a fee for every transaction done.

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Little Borrowed Dress secures $1.25M in seed funding round

Little Borrowed Dress, a startup that rents out bridesmaid dresses online, has raised $1.25 million for its seed financing round participated in by a number of investors, TechCrunch reported.

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Ronny Conway closes early-stage fund of $51M targeted at startups

Ronny Conway closed his early-stage fund targeted at relieving the Series A crunch for startups. The size of the fund was $51 million, TechCrunch reported citing a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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San Francisco's uses crowdfunding to to push scientific research

San Francisco, US-based scientific research crowdfunding platform (formerly Microryza) opened its site to include independent scientists in the scientific communities that the firm supports.

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500 Startups is the most active venture capital investor for 2013- DJX VentureSource

The most active venture capital investor last year is 500 Startups with 57 new deals made and 77 total deals in all, data from DJX VentureSource revealed.

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Seattle beauty product startup Julep launches $75K crowdfunding campaign for bendable nail polishing tool

Seattle, US-based beauty product startup Julep launched a crowdfunding campaign on its website to raise $75,000 for a new bendable nail polishing tool to test the demand for the said product.

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San Francisco HR platform Zenefits raises $15M in funding

San Francisco, US-based insurance broker Zenefits raised $15 million in funding to improve the development, sales, and marketing of its product that makes administrative tasks easier.

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Investors see better, cheaper payment technology potential in Bitcoin- report

Investors see in Bitcoin the potential to provide a payment technology that could undermine the dominance of Visa Inc, Western Union or Citigroup Inc in the industry, Bloomberg reported.

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San Francisco mobile security firm Bluebox snags $18M in Series B funding

San Francisco, California-based mobile security firm Bluebox Security snagged $18 million in a Series B funding round led by Tenaya Capital amid the growing bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend that opens opportunities for security ventures in the tech market.

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Shift from physical to digital retail happening faster than expected -Andreessen Horowitz

Jeff Jordan, a partner at Andreessen Horowitz, says the structural shift from physical to digital retail is happening more quickly than what he had previously imagined.

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US-based venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz to raise new $1.5B fund -Primack

California, US-based venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz is in the process of raising $1.5 billion for its new fund, according to Fortune LP whisperer Dan Primack.

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Rhode Island's Teespring raises $20M to sell custom T-shirts

Rhode Island, US-based startup Teespring has raised $20 million in its first round of funding led by Andreessen Horowitz to sell custom and pre-ordered T-shirts for a cause.

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Yahoo bought San Francisco startup Aviate for $80M -source

Internet giant Yahoo was earlier reported to have bought San Francisco-based startup Aviate for an undisclosed amount, but now a source familiar with the deal revealed that the acquisition was valued at $80 million.

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