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 »

Caitlin's Blog | 09.15.16

Welcoming Caitlin Strandberg to the FirstMark Team!

We’re very excited to welcome Caitlin Strandberg to the FirstMark team, who joins us as a Senior Associate. To learn more about her background and to hear the story in Caitlin’s own words, you can check out her… Read More »

TechCrunch | 09.14.16 raises a $10M Series A with Jared Leto and Kevin Spacey as investors

Cloud-based collaboration tool has raised $10M in Series A funding led by Accel, with participation from SignalFire, FirstMark Capital, and Shasta Ventures. Actor Jared Leto, who was a seed investor in the company, has… Read More »

Amish's Blog | 09.14.16

Announcing our Investment in

“Check out the latest edit of our promo video and let me know if you have any comments. It is a large file so I uploaded it to Dropbox here – the password is Vide0Test1…. Read More »

Business Insider | 09.14.16 Raises $10 Million to Solve Video Production’s Most Vexing Problems

With the rise of video on sites like Facebook and Snapchat, and more and more media companies realizing its importance, there comes a new set of problems: How can everyone from producers to executives work… Read More » | 09.12.16

Investing in Frontier Tech

In his latest blog post, FirstMark’s Matt Turck shares his perspective on investing in “frontier tech”. Read the full piece here. Over the last few months, the usual debate around unicorns and bubbles seems to… Read More »