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CNBC

Zipline, which delivers lifesaving medical supplies by drone, now valued at $1.2 billion

Friday, May 17th 2019

The company delivers medical supplies, including blood, rabies vaccines and antivenom, to thousands of hard-to-reach health clinics in Rwanda and Ghana.

TechCrunch

American Express is acquiring Resy

Wednesday, May 15th 2019

Resy launched back in 2014 as a platform that allowed users to buy reservations from restaurants in situations where they’d usually have to book months in advance. For restaurants, it allowed them to offload unused inventory.

Forbes

Why VC firms are investing in platform to compete

Wednesday, May 8th 2019

Lerer Hippeau's Director of Platform Stephanie Manning shares data and insights into the growing area of venture.

Bloomberg

Blade offers New York airport transfers for $195, aiming at Uber Black

Wednesday, May 8th 2019

Five minutes in a helicopter can take passengers from Manhattan to LaGuardia, JFK, and Newark.

Business Insider

Allbirds now makes $95 women's flats

Thursday, May 2nd 2019

Allbirds has launched new women's flats, available in four colors and in half sizes.

From the blog

What’s in a role: Jojo Feld, Senior Director of Buying at Food52

Wednesday, May 15th 2019

By Amanda Mulay, Senior Talent Manager In this series, “What’s in a role,” we ask portfolio company leaders about their career paths,...

6 Drivers and challenges for the cannabis space, according to industry experts

Thursday, May 9th 2019

The legal U.S. cannabis market has grown from near-zero a decade ago to a projected $20 billion by 2020, and...

Please welcome Down to Shop, a mobile shopping network designed for discovery

Tuesday, April 23rd 2019

Meet Down to Shop, the latest addition to Lerer Hippeau’s portfolio. HQ: Los Angeles Cofounders: Cyrus Summerlin and Max Hellerstein The problem: Consumers turn...

Please welcome Kangaroo, a simpler solution for home security

Thursday, April 18th 2019

Meet Kangaroo, the latest addition to Lerer Hippeau’s portfolio. HQ: New York City Cofounders: Maximus Yaney, Dhruv Garg, James Xu, and Victor Meng The problem:...

3 Early-stage enterprise fundraising trends to watch, according to New York VCs

Thursday, April 18th 2019

The enterprise technology landscape is in flux. From ever-changing nomenclature around fundraising stages (pre-seed, mango seed, seed extensions, etc.) and...