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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


Forbes

Next Billion Dollar Startups

Four Lead Edge portfolio companies are featured in Forbes' Next Billion Dollar Startups List: Benchling, Signal Sciences, Weave, and Algolia


Geekwire

‘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.


CNBC

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


CNBC

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


Fox Business

Uber will come out of coronavirus stronger: Venture capitalist

Mitchell Green of Lead Edge Capital discusses his outlook for Uber and Spotify.


CNBC

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.


WSJ

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.


CBS News

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...


The Information

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


Yahoo Finance

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.


Fortune

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


Bloomberg Tech

Investing in Big Tech Amid Coronavirus

Mitchell Green, Lead Edge Capital, discusses his view on tech companies during the COVID-19 crisis.


Forbes

Forbes 30 under 30: Venture Capital

LEC Principal Avery Rosin was selected for Forbes' 30 Under 30 in Venture Capital 2020


Bloomberg

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


TechCrunch

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


FreightWaves

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