TechCrunch | 08.26.16

Symphony Commerce raises $11 million to help brands offer faster shipping

Symphony Commerce, a provider of cloud technology for e-commerce platforms, is raising $11 million to grow its fulfillment business. Charles River Ventures, Blue Cloud Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures and FirstMark Capital invested in the round…. Read More »

Technically Baltimore | 08.18.16

StraighterLine finds support from US Dept. of Education

A Baltimore edtech company is among a handful of entities selected for a new federal program that’s backing new approaches to higher education. Under the U.S. Department of Education’s Educational Quality through Innovative Partnerships (EQUIP),… Read More »

CMS Wire | 08.09.16

Marketo Founder’s Account-Based Marketing Startup Nets $22M

Jon Miller knows a thing or two about building an enterprise technology Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company. He’s one of the founders of Marketo, the San Mateo, Calif.-based marketing automation provider that plans to sell itself to… Read More »

TechCrunch | 08.04.16

Dashlane, Google launch ‘OpenYOLO’, an API-based password project for Android apps

Password management is one of the key defenses — or key weaknesses — when it comes to protecting your data and identity online, and today Dashlane — the digital wallet and password manager startup —… Read More »

FirstMark | 07.27.16

A Roadmap to Customer Success for Early-Stage Startups

From the FirstMark Medium Account, “A Roadmap to Customer Success for Early-Stage Startups”: How should early-stage startups think about building a Customer Success team? At a recent FirstMark Office Hours, we were joined by Nick… Read More » | 07.27.16

Phosphorus and the Rise of the New Genomics Startup

FirstMark’s Matt Turck reflects on his newest investment in Phosphorus, and what it may mean for the present and future of genomics startups: As we are perhaps reaching the end of a cycle of innovation… Read More »

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 »