In a new filing, the venture firm Mithril Capital says it has been under assault by its former general counsel

It’s been a strange year for Mithril Capital Management, the venture firm cofounded in 2012 by Peter Thiel and his longtime associate Ajay Royan. Though Mithril enjoyed its biggest exit to date in February, when Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay $3.4 billion — plus another potential $2.35 billion in payments  — for the surgical […]

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Startups Weekly: Upfront Ventures bets on a bus service

In this week’s newsletter: Airbnb, WeWork and Postmates prep IPOs.

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At TechCrunch Disrupt, insights into key trends in venture capital

Learn from top VCs at TechCrunch Disrupt.

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After selling Auris for $3.4 billion to J&J, CEO Frederic Moll and lead investor Ajay Royan come to Disrupt

Frederic Moll has to be one of the most successful inventors and entrepreneurs who is not yet a household name. Moll’s successes include the 22-year-old, publicly traded Intuitive Surgical, a robotic surgical systems manufacturer now worth around $61.4 billion, and Hansen Medical, a company that developed tools to manipulate catheters. Most recently, the serial medical device […]

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Timing and why we’re all VCs

Timing is the single most valuable skill of the modern economy, but I would argue its’s the least understood and also the least practiced. Capitalism is fundamentally about timing, since market competition is about finding opportunities before others. When should you start a company? What company should you start? When should a VC invest? When […]

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