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Unmanned, Aerial Public Relations

How a major Silicon Valley venture capital fund and a leading Chinese drone manufacturer are secretly charting the future of public relations.

For the story, here’s my latest piece at The Huffington Post.

China's Startups Can Break New Ground By Focusing On Niche Markets, Says VP Of DJI

China may be known as the world capital of mass production, but the country’s tech industry can foster innovation by focusing on markets with very specific needs. 344 more words


With $50 million in new funding, TJ Parker and PillPack take aim at the pharmacy establishment

Growing up in Concord, New Hampshire, TJ Parker kind of figured that he would end up one day running the family pharmacy business.

Parker filled various roles for the pharmacy his father ran, working behind the counter or delivering medications to nursing homes and assisted living facilities. 928 more words


Airware And DJI/Accel Launch Drone Investment Funds

Airware makes a flexible drone operating system. DJI makes the top consumer drones. But they need to bundle up with industry-specific hardware and software makers to sell whole commercial drone packages to big construction, oil, and insurance companies. 689 more words


Algolia Grabs $18.3 Million From Accel For Its Search API On Steroids

Real-time search-as-a-service provider Algolia just raised $18.3 million with Accel Partners leading the round — Philippe Botteri will join the board. This represents some serious funding following Algolia’s… 372 more words


It wasn’t youth that doomed Clinkle

Friday night. A voicemail message…

“Dennis… I just got a call from Lucas telling me that you are about to publish a story… I had hoped that, if you were publishing something, we’d have a chance to comment on it…um…without a gun to our heads, which sort of what it feels like is happening here.” 2,223 more words


With a $150M first fund over 20 years in the making, Aspect Ventures is one of the largest female-led VC firms

About 25 years ago, Jennifer Scott Fonstad and Theresia Gouw met while working together on a case team for analyst Bain & Company. And while their careers and lives have been at times intertwined in Silicon Valley, it wasn’t until last year that they jumped into a full partnership and built their own venture capital firm. 639 more words