| 12.15.16

HyperScience and the Enterprise AI Opportunity

Today our portfolio company HyperScience is coming out of stealth and talking a bit more about what they’ve been working on for the last couple of years. We have been involved for a little while… Read More »

TechCrunch | 12.15.16

HyperScience, with $18m in Series A funding, offers AI to solve back-office problems

Based in New York city, HyperScience is bringing relatively general-purpose AI to market to solve the problem of data processing for its clients. Sometimes, problems aren’t actually too complex to solve, but rather too boring…. Read More »

FirstMark | 12.15.16

Customizable Womenswear Brand, Fame and Partners, Wants to Change How You Shop for Clothes

Sydney, Australia might be known as the wondrous beachside metropolis we have to thank for Miranda Kerr, Rose Byrne and Finn from “Gilmore Girls.” But lately, the city seems to have become a homegrown launchpad… Read More »

CBS News | 12.05.16

The rise of designer men’s boxers and briefs: Tommy John

There are two gifts that men historically never wanted to open on a holiday: underwear and socks. But over the years, socks have become trendy, and now it’s underwear’s turn. Jamie Wax shows how entrepreneurs… Read More »

TechCrunch | 11.30.16

TraceLink, helping the pharma industry trace and track drugs, lands $51.5M from Goldman Sachs

TraceLink, the SaaS platform for tracking and tracing pharmaceuticals, has today announced the close of a $51.5 million Series C financing led by Goldman Sachs Growth Equity. Existing investors, such as FirstMark Capital, Volition Capital,… Read More »

Business Insider | 11.30.16

This AI personal assistant took 3 years and millions to build — it completely fooled me

A few weeks ago I was emailing Tom Blomfield, the CEO of startup bank Monzo, to arrange lunch. He passed me over to his assistant, Amy Ingram, by CCing her into an email. Amy and… Read More »

Forbes | 11.20.16

Fame And Partners ‘Secret Sauce’ Allows Customization Of Fast Fashion

In this Designer Spotlight, Kristina Moore interviews the founder of Fame & Partners, Nyree Corby: Fame and Partners is stirring up a revolution in custom dressmaking for women with its proprietary ‘secret sauce,’ enabling the… Read More »

Business Insider | 11.18.16

Starry Launches in Boston

The future of internet access is wireless. Few experts argue that. AT&T says it. Verizon says it. Google and Facebook are experimenting with it. But a Boston-based startup is actually doing it. Starry, an internet… Read More »

Matt Turck's Blog | 10.25.16

New Investment: Dataiku, or the Early Maturation of Big Data

In his latest post, Matt Turck reflects on the maturation of Big Data and announces his newest investment in Dataiku: In the early days of Big Data (call it 2009 to 2014), a lot had… Read More »

TechCrunch | 10.25.16

Dataiku grabs $14 million for its collaborative data science platform

French startup Dataiku has been profitable for the past three years. But the company wants to go further and is raising a $14 million Series A round led by FirstMark Capital with all existing investors… Read More »

Forbes | 10.17.16

Inside The Mind Of A VC: AI, Frontier Tech And NYC As An International Startup Hub

In an interview published on Forbes, FirstMark’s Matt Turck shares his thoughts on “AI, Frontier Tech And NYC As An International Startup Hub”: The evolution of NYC as a vibrant technology ecosystem has been both… Read More »

FirstMark | 10.13.16

Kevin Hart on the Jimmy Fallon Show: Tommy John, Fitness, and More

On the Jimmy Fallon show, actor and comedian Kevin Hart talks Tommy John, fitness and more:    

Bdaily | 10.10.16

Bang & Olufsen exec joins ROLI to support global expansion

Music tech startup ROLI, famous for its innovative Seaboard RISE musical instrument, has hired a senior executive at Bang & Olufsen as it embarks on international expansion. Henrik Lorensen has been appointed as the London-based… Read More »

Matt Turck's Blog | 10.07.16

Building an AI Startup: Realities & Tactics

In his latest post, FirstMark’s Matt Turck shares his presentation from the O’Reilly Artificial Intelligence Conference on “Building an AI Startup: Realities & Tactics“: Artificial intelligence is, of course, all the rage in tech circles, and the press… Read More »

Adobe's Blog | 09.28.16

Adobe Partners with Symphony Commerce to Transform Commerce Experiences

In today’s hypercompetitive marketplace, what really separates industry leaders from the competition is an engaging customer experience. According to Harvard Business Review, companies that execute successful customer experience strategies have higher customer satisfaction rankings, increased… Read More »