Fast Company | 08.02.18

Announcing Our Investment in Willow

FirstMark is proud to announce our seed investment in Willow. Founded by Will Herlands, Willow is de-stigmatizing adult incontinence through thoughtfully-designed, direct-to-consumer incontinence briefs that save time and money. “It’s kind of a taboo topic,”… Read More »

Catherine's Blog | 07.30.18

A Surprisingly Simple Technique for a Rockstar Product Vision: The Ladder of Needs

I was recently asked, “what’s the most important quality of a product manager?” My answer came very quickly: the ability to sell your team on a vision. Why? Because all the other skills we expect in… Read More »

Cult Of Mac | 07.26.18

Dashlane 6 Is Solving the Digital Identity Crisis for a Safer Digital Future

Today, FirstMark-backed Dashlane officially launched Dashlane 6, the latest update in their best-in-class digital identity protection software. Version 6.0 is an all-in-one solution for online risk prevention, identity monitoring, and identity restoration. Its revolutionary Identity… Read More »

Matt Turck's Blog | 07.19.18

AI & Blockchain: An Introduction

In his latest post, FirstMark’s Matt Turck explores the intersection of artificial intelligence and blockchain. Read the full post here. At the kind invitation of Rob May and the Chainbot team, I had the opportunity… Read More »

TechCrunch | 07.13.18

Guru Announces New AI and Sync Features

Today, FirstMark-backed Guru, an internal knowledge sharing company, unveiled a new AI, and syncing and impact analytics features aimed to improve the overall experience of the platform. “[Customer facing teams] want to be responsive to… Read More »

Forbes | 07.12.18

French Crypto Wallet Ledger Is Solving Bitcoin’s Biggest Flaw For Financial Giants

“One million dollars straight in crypto, in cold storage,” said hedge fund chief Bobby Axelrod on HBO’s Billions in May, handing a mysterious-looking USB stick to his loyal lieutenant. Rather than PDFs, the stick contained the key to a… Read More »

Washington Post | 07.12.18

Washington Post Picks Dashlane as the Best Password Manager

After testing password managers that work across browsers and devices, I recommend one called Dashlane. It’s the one simple enough that you’re likely to stick with it, though its features are neck and neck with rivals 1Password and LastPass,… Read More »

The Information | 07.09.18

One Investor’s Outsize Role in the Crypto Market

In 2013, Barry Silbert asked the board of directors at SecondMarket, a startup he founded that connected buyers and sellers of private company stock, to let him spend $3 million of the company’s cash on… Read More »

The Boston Globe | 07.06.18

Starry, Aiming to Take On Its Bigger Rivals, Raises $100 Million

FirstMark-backed Starry, the Boston-based wireless Internet service, has raised an additional $100 million in their latest funding round. They’ll use the new funds, in part, to expand nationally across the United States. Starry uses a… Read More »

FirstMark | 06.21.18

Dashlane Hits 10 Million Users Worldwide

Today, FirstMark portfolio company Dashlane announced that 10 million people globally are using the platform to manage their passwords and digital identities. “We want to help as many people as possible gain control of their… Read More »

FirstMark | 06.21.18

Shopify Launches Ping, A New Mobile App That Lets Merchants Manage Customer Conversations

Today, FirstMark portfolio company Shopify announced a new free mobile app called Ping: “Ping is a standalone app that lets merchants manage customer conversations, whether they begin on a website, Facebook Messenger, or via SMS.  Half… Read More »

FirstMark | 06.15.18

Justworks CEO, Isaac Oates, Wins Entrepreneur of the Year – New York, SaaS Category

On Tuesday, Ernst & Young announced Isaac Oates, Founder & CEO of FirstMark portfolio company Justworks, as the winner of the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year in the Saas category for the New York region…. Read More »

Forbes | 06.06.18

Omaze Hits A Big Milestone—$100M Raised For 400+ Charities Worldwide

FirstMark-backed Omaze has reached a big milestone in their continued quest to make giving to charity fun and easy. Today, the company announced that, since inception, over $100 million has been raised for 400+ charities worldwide…. Read More »

Fox Denver | 05.21.18

App Made in Boulder Allows Employees To Reward Co-Workers with Bonuses

FirstMark portfolio company Bonusly was featured Monday on KDVR, Fox’s Denver station. An app developed in Boulder allows co-workers to send bonuses to each other as rewards for a job well done. The app is called… Read More »

Fast Company | 05.17.18

MissionU Acquired by WeWork to Bring WeGrow Online

FirstMark portfolio company MissionU is acquired by WeWork to bolster its WeGrow mission: “[Rebekah] Neumann…. unveiled her vision for WeGrow last November. (At the time, she was operating a seven-student pilot.) Today, she is expanding… Read More »