TechCrunch | 03.16.17

Brooklinen tucks in $10M in Series A from FirstMark

FirstMark is proud to announce its investment in Brooklinen, which offers high quality home essentials at fair prices. Read the full coverage in TechCrunch here. At some point, everyone has an ‘Aha!’ moment when it… Read More »

Wall Street Journal | 03.09.17

Smart Thermometer Startup Kinsa Collects Series B

The Wall Street Journal covers Kinsa’s latest round of funding, which will help Kinsa in its mission to “track and stop spread of illnesses”.

TechCrunch | 03.09.17

Airbnb closes $1B round at $31B valuation

After the vacation marketplace Airbnb last year filed SEC forms raising $555.5 million, today the company filed a new form D that has closed off its Series F with an additional $447.8 billion, bringing the… Read More »

Rick Heitzmann's Medium | 03.07.17

We Believe in Vision — Welcome Hubble Contacts!

Rick Heitzmann shares his thoughts on FirstMark’s latest investment in Hubble Contacts. Originally posted on Rick’s Medium blog: Over the past decade, we have seen firsthand the explosion of direct-to-consumer brands displacing legacy brands in… Read More »

TechCrunch | 03.07.17

Hubble raises $16.5 million to deliver affordable daily contact lenses

FirstMark is proud to announce its investment in Hubble Contacts, led by Rick Heitzmann. TechCrunch shares more details here: A subscription commerce startup that sells its own brand of daily disposable contact lenses, Hubble, has… Read More »

TechCrunch | 03.02.17

HowGood raises $4.2 million to guide shoppers to products that match their values

Millennial consumers care about the sustainability of what they buy more than any other generation that came before them. This point is illustrated in studies from Pew Research, Clemson University and Nielsen to name a… Read More »

VentureBeat | 02.28.17

x.ai targets teams with business edition of its AI scheduling assistant

Artificial intelligence company X.ai is expanding beyond serving individual professionals to now include entire teams. Today it launched its business edition, which lets employees use their own virtual assistant to schedule meetings across G Suite,… Read More »

Dataiku Blog | 02.16.17

Dataiku Named a “Visionary” in Gartner Magic Quadrant

In a recent post, Dataiku celebrates being named a “Visionary” in its Gartner Magic Quadrant: Since the beginning, Dataiku has empowered all the members of data teams (from beginner business analysts to advanced data scientists)… Read More »

Matt Turck's Blog | 02.13.17

Debunking the “No Human” Myth in AI

In his latest post, FirstMark’s Matt Turck shares his perspective on the current state of Artificial Intelligence: What goes up must go down, and the hype around AI will inevitably deflate sooner or later. One… Read More »

TechCrunch | 02.08.17

Pinterest adds visual search for elements in images and through your camera

Pinterest said today it’s launching three new products today that will point out specific elements in pictures — whether viewed live through a camera or through a typical image search — and use them as… Read More »

NewsCred | 02.02.17

NewsCred’s #ThinkContent Awards: 50 Best Content Marketing Brands of 2017

Each year, it’s fascinating to see which brands rise to become content marketing industry leaders. Whether hot new startups or global giants, the best content marketing brands are the ones with splashy, interactive content hubs… Read More »

FirstMark | 01.27.17

Join the FirstMark Team as our Community & Content Lead

*** Please note that position has been filled as of March 1st, 2017. We are always looking for extraordinarily talented people for companies in the FirstMark community, so please join our Talent Network if you… Read More »

Sketchfab | 01.20.17

Sketchfab: A comprehensive overview on the state of the VR Industry

This trend report provides a comprehensive overview of the state of the Virtual Reality Industry in Q1 of 2017. It’s based on real data from the Sketchfab platform with over 700,000 contributors* and over 1… Read More »

mattturck.com | 01.17.17

The New Gold Rush? Wall Street Wants your Data

The latest post from FirstMark’s Matt Turck, “The New Gold Rush? Wall Street Wants your Data”: A few months ago, Foursquare achieved an impressive feat by predicting, ahead of official company results, that Chipotle’s Q1… Read More »

BBC News | 01.12.17

Idris Elba sells Valentine date for charity

Actor Idris Elba has put himself up for auction as a Valentine’s date to raise money for charity. Proceeds will go to WE (Women Everywhere) Can Lead, a charity organization “working to empower and educate girls… Read More »