Biotech R&D Software Startup Benchling, Started By MIT Undergrads, Scores $850 Million Valuation Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
Sajith Wickramasekara started working on an idea for a cloud-based Crispr design tool for scientists during college at MIT eight years ago. Today, researchers at Regeneron, Gilead and other biotech giants rely
Next Billion Dollar Startups
Four Lead Edge portfolio companies are featured in Forbes' Next Billion Dollar Startups List: Benchling, Signal Sciences, Weave, and Algolia
‘Our product was built for times like these’: Seattle startup Knock raises $12M
Lead Edge Capital participates in Knock's Series B. Knock, a leading CRM platform for the multi-family industry, has seen rapid growth as operators need cloud workflow solutions and better accountability across teams.
Start-up gets $1 billion valuation virtually, as coronavirus shifts Silicon Valley hunt for IPO riches
As investors raise the bar for potential investments, Lead Edge Capital founding and managing partner Mitchell Green is looking at opportunities in cyber security and collaboration platforms across workflow, chat, and video
BofA analyst Wamsi Mohan explains his ‘buy’ rating on Apple
Wamsi Mohan, Bank of America Securities senior equity research analyst, and Mitchell Green, founding and managing partner of Lead Edge Capital, join "Squawk Box" to discuss Apple's quarterly earnings results and the
Uber will come out of coronavirus stronger: Venture capitalist
Mitchell Green of Lead Edge Capital discusses his outlook for Uber and Spotify.
How Big Tech is holding up during the coronavirus crisis
Mitchell Green, managing partner at Lead Edge Capital, joins “Squawk Box” to discuss how the tech sector has been performing over the past month and what investors can expect going forward.
No Face-to-Face Before the Deal? Venture Firms Are Struggling With That
Investors are having trouble getting a feeling for start-up founders they have only met virtually, and are falling back on those they already know.
Grocery delivery start-up Boxed sees soaring demand amid pandemic
One start up company has risen to meet the mounting demand for grocery deliveries as the coronavirus pandemic forces millions of Americans to stay inside their homes. Boxed, described as...
Amid Downturn, Silicon Valley’s Balance of Power Shifts From Startups to VCs
The power balance is shifting from entrepreneurs to investors during this uncertain time
Azul Systems Closes Strategic Growth Equity Investment With Vitruvian Partners
Azul Systems (Azul), the leader in Java runtimes, announced it has closed a strategic growth equity investment led by Vitruvian Partners and Lead Edge Capital.
Late-stage ventures are starting to shop in the public markets
LEC GP Mitchell Green discusses public market opportunities amid uncertainty in the private markets
Investing in Big Tech Amid Coronavirus
Mitchell Green, Lead Edge Capital, discusses his view on tech companies during the COVID-19 crisis.
Forbes 30 under 30: Venture Capital
LEC Principal Avery Rosin was selected for Forbes' 30 Under 30 in Venture Capital 2020
U.S. Teachers and Firefighters Are Funding Rise of China Tech Firms
The growing tension between China and the U.S. over trade and technological dominance is shining a spotlight on the billions of dollars that U.S. pension funds and college endowments have channeled into
Benchling’s software for managing biotech research nabs $34.5 million
In a field where the laboratory notebook is still considered the state of the art, it’s no wonder a company like Benchling, which provides software for managing life sciences research, was able to
Los Angeles Business Journal
Signal Sciences Expands in Culver City
Web security firm Signal Sciences Corp. celebrates its fifth anniversary this year, and the startup has quickly grown from a six-person operation in a Venice apartment to a 150-strong workforce rapidly outgrowing
Arrive Logistics snags more funding, 2.5X what it did a year ago
Lead Edge Capital again led the funding of $25 million in Series B equity financing