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Some VCs are clamoring for more startups to ditch investment bankers for direct listings, but one VC who backed both Asana and Spotify says he ‘doesn’t care’ how companies go public

Mitchell Green, founder of Lead Edge Capital, (a growth fund with $2 billion under management) had been involved in two of the four pending direct listings, Spotify and upcoming Asana. He says when


Business Insider

Startup CEOs explain how skipping the formal startup pitch process helped them forge better long-term relationships with their VCs: ‘It’s like getting married’

Application performance monitoring startup Grafana Labs was generating enough buzz and inbound interest from investors that it decided to try something new when it needed fresh funding: It would talk to VCs


PRNewswire

CUDDLY Inc. Raises $4 Million In Series A Funding From Lead Edge Capital

CUDDLY, a mission-driven fundraising platform dedicated to helping animal welfare organizations worldwide, closed a $4 million Series A round. The round is being led by Lead Edge Capital, a growth-stage investment fund


TechCrunch

LA gets a big SaaS exit as Fastly nabs the Culver City-based Signal Sciences for $775M

Now the city’s enterprise tech scene can claim a really big winner with Signal Sciences, the security monitoring and management company that is getting bought by Fastly, a provider of content delivery


GeekWire

Barn2Door raises $6M as demand rises for its software used by farmers to sell food online

The pandemic is increasing demand for grocery and food delivery. Seattle startup Barn2Door is riding this trend and just raised $6 million to support its growth with participation from Lead Edge Capital


GlobeNewswire

Grafana Labs Raises $50 Million to Accelerate R&D Investments in Open Source Logs, Metrics and Composable Observability

Grafana Labs announced that it has raised $50 million in a Series B funding round, led by existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners and Lead Edge Capital


Forbes

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