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This New York Venture firm just closed on $520 million from 250(!) people, including former Schwab and Facebook execs

Lead Edge Capital, a New York-based venture firm, has been around since 2009, and it has been quietly growing like kudzu since. After closing its very first fund with $52 million back


Reuters

Uber investor Lead Edge Capital closes $520 mln fund

Venture firm Lead Edge Capital, which has backed companies such as Uber and Spotify, has raised its largest fund to date in the latest sign of the rush of capital flowing into


New York Times

‘Mega-Round’ Investors Shower Start-Ups With Millions

Start-ups raising $100 million or more from investors — known as a mega-round in Silicon Valley — used to be a rarity. But now, they are practically routine, producing a frenzy around


FreightWeek

Arrive Logistics acquires VC funding

Freight brokerage company Arrive Logistics has closed a new round of funding led by New York-based Lead Edge Capital, a growth stage investment fund focused on software, Internet and technology-enabled services.


PYMNTS.com

Toast Notches $115M In Series D Round

To drive investment in R&D, recruiting and expansion, Toast announced on Tuesday (July 10) that it has raised $115 million in Series D funding. The funding round, which was led by funds and accounts


TheStreet (The Deal)

Duo Makes Sense for Cisco: Target’s Backer

As Cisco buys Duo Security for $2.34 billion, backer Brian Neider of Lead Edge Capital discusses the evolution of the security unicorn.


Reuters

Cisco to buy cyber-security company Duo for $2.35 billion

Cisco Systems Inc said on Thursday it would buy Duo Security, a venture capital-backed cyber security company, for $2.35 billion in cash, as part of its push to expand into a faster


MarketWatch

Cisco to acquire security unicorn Duo for $2.35 billion

Cisco Systems Inc. has agreed to pay $2.35 billion for security startup Duo Security, the companies announced Thursday morning, beefing up the networking company’s software offerings.


CNN Money

Spotify investor predicts the stock will be a smash hit

The company is going around the investment bankers and taking itself public. Nobody knows what the price will be when the stock starts trading. But Mitchell Green isn't concerned. He's the founder


CNBC

The music business is fundamentally broken: NYU finance professor

Nimay Mehta, Lead Edge Capital partner, and NYU Stern School of Finance Professor Aswath Damodaran discuss why Spotify chose to not raise capital with a traditional IPO and what will drive the


Fox Business

Spotify is Trump-proof: Mitchell Green

Lead Edge Capital's Mitchell Green on the state of the tech sector.


Fox Business

Spotify sees 2018 revenue growing 20%-30%, slower than 2017

Spotify, the world's biggest selling music streaming service, expects revenue to grow 20-30 percent this year as currency swings slow the pace from 2017 and it gears up for one of Europe's


Financial Times

Experian buys 3-year-old fintech group ClearScore for £275m

Experian announced its acquisition of LEC-backed ClearScore for £275M


Fox Business

Why Spotify decided to go public

Lead Edge Capital founder Mitchell Green explains why the music-streaming service Spotify chose to go public, arguing that the company wants to acquire more customers.


Business Insider

30 AND UNDER: Rising stars in NY tech who find hot startup deals and manage millions of dollars

LEC General Partner Nimay Mehta is select on the list of rising stars in NYC VC.


Bloomberg Tech

Lead Edge’s Mehta Sees SoftBank as Positive for Tech Startups

Nimay Mehta, Lead Edge Capital partner, discusses the landscape for venture capital with Emily Chang on "Bloomberg Technology."


CNBC

Spotify files IPO as direct listing on NYSE

Spotify doesn't need to raise money, says Nimay Mehta, Lead Edge Capital partner, talking about the company's plans to go public as a direct listing.


CNBC

Spotify is the reason music is growing: Lead Edge Capital’s Mitchell Green

Mitchell Green, Lead Edge Capital founder and managing partner, and Balaji Srinivasan, Earn.com CEO & co-founder and Andreessen Horowitz partner, discuss the outlook for tech IPOs like Spotify.