FirstMark | 10.29.18

[Podcast] Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann explains how he’s built a multibillion-dollar company that reaches 250 million people

Over the last eight years, Silbermann has quietly built Pinterest into a global brand with 250 million active users. And while the company is private and keeps financials to itself, CNBC reported in July that Pinterest may… Read More »

TechCrunch | 10.23.18

Roman Launches Four New Products Aimed At Stigmatized Men’s Health Issues

Today, FirstMark-backed Roman (subsidiary brand of parent company, Ro) launched four new products aimed at helping men handle stigmatized health issues including premature ejaculation, hair loss, cold sores, and genital herpes. These products join their first… Read More »

Venture Beat | 10.10.18

x.ai Launches Ridiculously Efficient AI Scheduling Software For Busy Professionals Everywhere

Today, x.ai is launching a retooled product that melds their AI assistants with intuitive visual UIs—all available now for $8/month. They’ve also added a host of new features: a personalized calendar page, so you can… Read More »

TechCrunch | 09.18.18

Announcing Our Investment In Ro

FirstMark is proud to announce our Series A investment in Ro (formerly known as Roman). Founded by Zach Reitano, Saman Rahmanian, and Rob Schutz, Ro is tearing down the traditional healthcare walls and bringing providers… Read More »

Fortune | 09.18.18

Announcing Our Investment In Pendo

FirstMark is proud to announce our Series D investment in Pendo. Founded by Todd Olson, Erik Troan, Eric Boduch, and Rahul Jain, Pendo helps product teams understand and guide users to create product experiences that… Read More »

CoinDesk | 09.18.18

Announcing Our Investment In Vault

FirstMark is proud to announce our seed investment in Vault! Founded by John Egan, Cole Potrocky, and Zac Morris Vault is on a mission to give everyone in the world access to the decentralized future…. Read More »

FirstMark | 09.17.18

Shopify AR Makes Shopping in Augmented Reality a Reality for Small Businesses

Today, FirstMark-backed Shopify announced the release of Shopify AR–a new offering that allows merchants using the platform to utilize augmented reality to enhance their businesses. Augmented reality (AR) has the potential to revolutionize mobile shopping by… Read More »

TechCrunch | 09.11.18

Pinterest Reports 25% Increase In Monthly Active Users to 250M

Two hundred and fifty million people are using Pinterest  every month, up from 200 million last September, according to new numbers the company shared this morning. The visual search giant is also reporting that more than half of its users… Read More »

Fast Company | 09.11.18

Is This $150-A-Month Holistic Primary Care Service The Future of Medicine?

The doctor doesn’t quite make house calls, but this “Uber for blood” guy was the first indication that this was going to be an entirely different checkup. My Parsley Health experience started with a kindly… Read More »

The New York Times | 09.11.18

Pinterest Is a Unicorn. It Just Doesn’t Act Like One.

SAN FRANCISCO — Ben Silbermann does not enjoy being interviewed. He isn’t a fan of speaking at tech industry conferences. Nor does he like sitting for glossy magazine portraits. He doesn’t think he should have… Read More »

TechCrunch | 09.07.18

Starry Expands To NYC & Announces New Partnership with Related Companies

Starry, a Boston startup, wants deliver high-speed 5G internet in major cities at a reasonable price. Today, it announced it is expanding service from its initial launch in Boston to New York City. The company… Read More »

FirstMark | 09.06.18

InVision Named One of the Most Sought-After Startups of 2018 By LinkedIn

FirstMark-backed InVision has been named one of LinkedIn’s top startups of 2018. The list, including only 50 startups, was put together by LinkedIn and looked as their announcement post states: “we started with the data… Read More »

TechCrunch | 08.30.18

InVision Forms New Strategic Partnership With Atlassian

FirstMark-backed InVision has formed a new strategic partnership with Atlassian to enable and accelerate digital transformation. InVision today announced a newly expanded integration and strategic partnership with Atlassian that will let users of Confluence, Trello and Jira… Read More »

TechCrunch | 08.28.18

Upgrade Raises $62M Series C

Upgrade, a two-year-old, San Francisco-based consumer lending venture founded by Renaud Laplanche, has raised $62 million in Series C funding led by CreditEase Fintech Investment Fund. The company’s earlier investors also joined the round, including Apoletto,… Read More »

FirstMark | 08.28.18

Join the FirstMark Platform Team as Our Talent Lead

As the recruiting lead on our platform team, you will be responsible for one thing: placing the most talented individuals in the world at FirstMark companies. You will do this in two primary ways: With elbow grease: you… Read More »