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LeafLink gets $35M for its cannabis marketplace as space continues to light up

Wednesday, August 7th 2019

Lerer Hippeau's first cannabis investment, LeafLink just closed a $35 million Series B, the largest tech B round in the cannabis industry.

Forbes

Morty, the mortgage tech startup transforming the way you buy your first home, just raised $8.5 million

Wednesday, August 7th 2019

Morty, a seamless digital mortgage brokerage for first-time homebuyers.

Business Insider

Investors from Greycroft, Science, and Lerer Hippeau name DTC startups that will blow up this year

Friday, August 2nd 2019

DTC companies in the CPG, wellness, and home goods categories are having a banner year. "Next-generation consumer companies must offer choice and guarantee convenience," says Caitlin Strandberg. The Inside is one to watch.

Modern Retail

How Rockets of Awesome is looking to draw in both kids and parents with its first store

Thursday, August 1st 2019

Rockets of Awesome is launching its first pop-up store in NYC. “Our goal [with the store] is what does profitable, physical retail look like for this brand so that we can roll out more doors next year?” says CEO Rachel Blumenthal.

TechCrunch

TikTok adds Giphy integration to import Stickers and export TikTok memes to the rest of the world

Thursday, August 1st 2019

TikTok will now allow users to import GIFs directly from GIPHY onto its platform.

From the blog

What founders should know about preparing for their Series A

Wednesday, August 14th 2019

By Claire Biernacki, MBA Summer Associate As companies wait longer to raise more capital, expectations at the Series A have evolved....

Founders and VCs share 7 secrets to beating B2B churn

Friday, August 9th 2019

In this series, “Founder’s Field Guide,” we tackle topics that are top-of-mind for entrepreneurs and offer candid, tactical advice from...

Please welcome Morty, a seamless digital mortgage brokerage for first-time homebuyers

Wednesday, August 7th 2019

Meet Morty, the latest addition to Lerer Hippeau’s portfolio. HQ: New York Cofounders: Adam Rothblatt, Brian Faux, and Nora Apsel The problem: Millennials tend to...

What’s in a role: Taylor Brandt, Director of Analytics and Business Intelligence at Rockets of…

Thursday, August 1st 2019

What’s in a role: Taylor Brandt, Director of Analytics and Business Intelligence at Rockets of Awesome By Amanda Mulay, Senior Talent Manager In this...

Please welcome Augmentir, AI software driving forward manufacturing’s frontline

Tuesday, July 16th 2019

Meet Augmentir, the latest addition to Lerer Hippeau’s portfolio. HQ: Horsham, PA Cofounders: Russ Fadel, John Canosa, Phil Huber and Lawrence Fan The problem: The...