Startups Weekly: The unicorn from down under, an Uber TV show and All Raise’s expansion

In this week’s newsletter: Pendo raises $100M, ‘cloud kitchens’ is an oxymoron and ‘Super Pumped’ is hitting the small screen.

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Greylock GP Sarah Guo is as bullish on SaaS as ever

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where each week we discuss other people’s money and what sense their investment choices make (or don’t).

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Why venture capital firms need culture experts

True Ventures VP of culture Madeline Kolbe on how to “scale inclusively.”

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Contentstack raises $31.5M Series A round for its headless CMS platform

Contentstack, a startup that offers a headless CMS platform for enterprises, today announced that it has raised a $31.5 million Series A round led by Insight Partners. Existing investors Illuminate Ventures and GingerBread Capital also participated in this round. The company says that it saw its revenue grow by 4x in the first half of […]

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83North closes $300M fifth fund focused on Europe, Israel

83North has closed its fifth fund, completing an oversubscribed $300 million raise and bringing its total capital under management to $1.1BN+. The VC firm, which spun out from Silicon Valley giant Greylock Partners in 2015 — and invests in startups in Europe and Israel, out of offices in London and Tel Aviv — last closed […]

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Africa Roundup: CcHub’s iHub acquisition, Andela’s $50M run-rate and layoffs, Transsion’s IPO

Two of Africa’s powerhouse tech incubators joined forces in September. Nigerian innovation center and seed-fund CcHub acquired Nairobi based iHub. The purchase amount was undisclosed, but CcHub will finance the deal out of its real-estate project to build a new 10-story HQ in Lagos, CcHub CEO Bosun Tijani told TechCrunch. Details are emerging on how the […]

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Badass millennial women are supercharging startup investments

Patricia Nakache Contributor Patricia Nakache is a general partner at Trinity Ventures. More posts by this contributor Defensible strategies for food tech entrepreneurs facing the Amazon juggernaut How Startups Are Making Real Estate Businesses More Efficient Across the political, social and economic stage, women’s issues are finally receiving heightened attention and priority. There are more women […]

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Inside the venture capital recruiting process

Dan Miller Contributor Share on Twitter Dan is a Partner at True Search where he leads the firm’s Investment Professional practice, having worked with many top VC & PE firms in their senior hiring efforts. The venture capital industry has seen record amounts of capital in recent years, with many firms raising their biggest funds […]

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