TechCrunch | 07.27.16

Phosphorus genomics startup raises $10 million to test fertility

As the world of DNA sequencing becomes more efficient and less expensive, a number of companies are sprouting up within the space. The latest, Phosphorus, has just raised a $10 million Series A led by… Read More »

TechCrunch | 07.20.16

Kinsa’s new Smart Elmo Thermometer is Sesame Street’s first connected device

A Sesame Street partnership is a big coup for any company – let alone one that’s only existed for four years and produced two Indiegogo-backed products. But Kinsa’s line of smart thermometers clearly struck a… Read More »

Matt Turck's Blog | 07.13.16

The NYC Tech Ecosystem: Catching Up to the Hype

In his latest post, FirstMark’s Matt Turck reflects on the current state of the New York City tech ecosystem: I’m fascinated by tech ecosystems, and the network effects behind them.  I wrote about Berlin (here)… Read More »

Sketchfab | 07.06.16

Half a million Sketchfab members!

Congratulations to the Sketchfab team! From the Sketchfab blog We reached a new milestone this week: we now have 500,000 members in our community. And there’s more: we have also reached 900,000 3D models, making… Read More »

VentureBeat | 06.28.16

Pinterest is rolling out a shopping bag, buyable pins on web, visual search with your camera

Pinterest, the startup whose app lets people pin photos and other content to boards and even buy things shown in pins, today announced that the buy buttons that first appeared on the app are now… Read More »

IoT Podcast | 06.28.16

Matt Turck on The IoT Podcast: “How a VC views the internet of things”

FirstMark’s Matt Turck was featured on the IoT Podcast with Stacey Higginbotham in “How a VC views the internet of things.” To listen to the full episode on the web, click here or subscribe on iTunes… Read More »

Kotaku | 06.23.16

More People Watched League Of Legends Than The NBA Finals

LeBron James delivered one of the most compelling sporting performances of the year yesterday by leading Cleveland to a NBA championship with a triple-double against the Golden State Warriors. And people watched in the millions…. Read More »

TechCrunch | 06.21.16

InVision raises $55M in Series D funding to make product design collaborative

Collaborative prototyping and design tool InVision has raised a $55M Series D round led by Iconiq Capital, the venture firm known for investing funds for Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey, among others. Existing investors Accel… Read More »

FirstMark | 06.15.16

Announcing Our Newest Funds

We are excited to announce the closing of two funds: FirstMark IV, a $275MM fund focused on early stage investments; and FirstMark OF II, a $205MM fund focused on allowing us to support companies as… Read More »

TechCrunch | 06.02.16

Tubular Labs raises $10 million to measure online videos across social platforms

Just how popular was that video of the mom laughing in her Chewbacca mask? And how did that video stack up against the mermaid pillow one that went viral in January? Are videos published by… Read More »

TechCrunch | 05.31.16

Robin makes the office smarter with $7 million in new funding

One of the first-world problems most plaguing the new corporate world is the time wasted trying to find and secure a meeting room. At least, that’s the premise Robin is based on. Robin is a… Read More »

The Twenty Minute VC | 05.31.16

FirstMark’s Matt Turck Talks Big Data on The Twenty Minute VC

FirstMark’s Matt Turck recently made an appearance on The Twenty Minute VC podcast with Harry Stabbings. In This Episode You Will Learn: 1.) How did Matt make his way into the world of VC? 2.) What does… Read More »

TechCrunch | 05.25.16

Password and ID startup Dashlane, now with 5m users, raises $22.5M led by TransUnion

Dashlane, the New York startup that provides a platform for users to manage their passwords and online identity, has raised $22.5 million in funding and picked up a key strategic investor and partner in the process. TransUnion, a… Read More »

Mashable | 05.17.16

Sketchfab wants to do for VR what YouTube did for video

The company boasting the largest online collection of 3D models, Sketchfab, is taking a dive into virtual reality. And to show off exactly what’s possible with the new VR dynamic, the company has launched a… Read More »

TechCrunch | 05.05.16

Seaboard RISE maker ROLI raises $27 million Series B

ROLI issued another piece of good news this week, announcing that it has raised $27 million in Series B funding courtesy of Foundry Group and Founders Fund. I met with CEO Roland Lamb earlier this… Read More »