Venture Capital

  • Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s Deep Voodoo raise $20M investment

    Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s Deep Voodoo raise $20M investment

    The duo’s deepfake studio raised a combined $20M investment from Connect Ventures, Creative Artists Agency and New Enterprise Associates. The deepfake studio opened its doors in 2020 according to TechCrunch: It comes as no surprise that this technology, is making its way to Hollywood and artists. Deepfake studios are the next logical step. There has…

  • Duolingo Earns $100M in Annual Bookings, Raises $30M from Alphabet

    Duolingo Earns $100M in Annual Bookings, Raises $30M from Alphabet

    Duolingo’s Premium subscription offering, which launched in 2017, has contributed to a meteoric increase in annual bookings. It continues to invest more and more R&D into AI and machine learning to power its tutoring software and growth. Duolingo raised some serious money from Alphabet bringing the total valuation of the charming Pittsburgh startup, to roughly…

  • Trailmix Ventures

    Trailmix Ventures

    Every now and then I come across little organizations doing big things.  Trailmix Ventures seemingly runs a tight ship. What looks like 5 managing partners, and a board of 4 advisors that's pretty impressive: Sheila Marcelo, Founder and CEO of Care.com Adam Grant, Wharton professor, author of Give and Take  Neil Blumenthal, Co-founder and Co-CEO of Warby Parker…

  • How Tiny Might Make The Web A Better Place

    How Tiny Might Make The Web A Better Place

    A tiny holding company is making big waves.