Feb 13, 2019 · News

Forget People, Elroy's Self-Flying Drone Hauls Heavy Cargo

If you dream of a world of smooth logistics, where emergency supplies, firefighting chemicals, and all the crap you order online moves through the ...

Dec 14, 2018 · Financings

LemonBox, which brings US vitamins to Chinese consumers, raises $2M

LemonBox, a Chinese e-commerce startup that imports vitamins and health products from the U.S., has raised $2 million to develop its business.

Oct 16, 2018 · Financings

Passport raises $3M to redefine international shipping

Passport raises $3M to help ship products from US eCommerce companies to billions of international customers.

Oct 01, 2018 · Financings

"WeWork for Retail" Brings Instagram Brands to Storefronts

122 West invests alongside Sequoia Capital and South Park Commons to bring your favorite instagram brands to shared storefronts in your city.

Sep 06, 2018 · News

Audius Signs 6 New Music Biz Advisors

Audius adds Beatport CEO, Twitch co-founder, former Avicii manager, Robinhood VP of product, Ultra Music head of business development, and Pandora ...

Aug 08, 2018 · Financings

SoundCloud on the blockchain? Audius raises $5.5M to decentralize music

122 West Ventures co-invests in $5.5M Series A alongside General Catalyst, Lightspeed, Kleiner Perkins and Pantera Capital.

Jul 24, 2018 · News

Unlock wants to rebuild your feed through a decentralized paywall

General Catalyst, Consensys Ventures, Kindred Ventures, Betaworks, 122 West Ventures and Coinbase Ventures back $1.7M seed round.

Jul 18, 2018 · Financings

Tech Training and Apprenticeship Startup Kenzie Academy Raises $4.2M

Kenzie’s latest funding round was led by Rethink Education. The seed round follows a $1.6 million seed raised in November 2017, bringing the compan...

May 02, 2018 · Exits

Coinbase acquires Cipher, a decentralized app browser and cryptocurrency wallet

Coinbase announced today that it has acquired Cipher Browser, a decentralized app browser and wallet for the Ethereum blockchain that it will be us...

May 01, 2018 · News

PayPal Co-Founder and First YouTube Engineer Joins Origin Protocol

Yu Pan began his career as founding engineer at PayPal and later was the very first employee at YouTube. He developed many core parts of PayPal’s p...

Apr 25, 2018 · Financings

Origin Protocol Nabs $28 Million for Peer-to-Peer Blockchain Platform

Token sale fuels massive funding round; about 45 companies have committed as customers. Team includes paypal co-founder & early youtube engineers. ...

Mar 06, 2018 · News

This Is the First Country to Adopt a Cryptocurrency As Its Official Currency

The Marshall Islands is partnering with Israeli company Neema to launch the SOV. It plans to sell some of the currency to international investors a...

Mar 04, 2018 · News

Marshall Islands Partners w/ Neema to Create its Own Cryptocurrency

The Marshall Islands is partnering with 122WEST portfolio company Neema to launch the SOV. The Marshall Islands will issue 24 million SOVs with hal...

Feb 24, 2018 · News

Feature Labs launches out of MIT to accelerate the development of machine learning algorithms

Our portfolio company FeatureLabs announced a $1.5M round of financing led by Flybridge Capital with participation from 122WEST. Feature Labs ident...

Feb 17, 2018 · News

Sqreen wants to become the IFTTT of web app security

French startup Sqreen recently launched a Security Hub with dozens of plugins to put you in control of the security of your web app. In many ways, ...

Dec 23, 2017 · Financings

Massive robot-powered drones may solve everything wrong with package delivery

San Francisco-based startup Elroy Air announced Dec. 22 that it’s secured $4.6 million in seed funding to build large, autonomous drones, capable o...

Oct 29, 2017 · News

Kenzie is an ambitious project to bring tech jobs to Middle America

Kenzie academy and CEO Chok Ooi were recently featured in TechCrunch on their mission to build a 2-year software development education program in M...

Oct 11, 2017 · News

A new startup is teaching middle America how to code

Business insider recently featured Kenzie and their ambitious mission to cultivate new engineering hotbeds in middle America.

Sep 26, 2017 · News

YCombinator on the Rise of Polly

Polly launched in stealth in August and it quickly became popular among teens, with 20 million people voting over 100 million times across 5 millio...

Sep 22, 2017 · News

Polly’s Social Polling App Is a Hit With Teens on Snapchat

Polly's massive popularity on Snapchat was recently profiled by Adweek.

Sep 14, 2017 · Financings

Patreon raises big round at ~$450M valuation to get artists paid

TechCrunch has learned that Patreon has closed a big Series C round of funding, three sources confirm. Two say it values the startup at around $450...

Aug 03, 2017 · News

Inside Patreon, The Economic Engine of Internet Culture

The Verge recently profiled Patreon and CEO Jack Conte and the tens of thousands of creatives pursuing their passion thanks to Patreon.

Jul 15, 2017 · Events

122WEST at Experts Day w/ Andrew Chen, Eric Ries & Sarah Tavel

Our GP Evan Tana will be attending to advise a small, highly curated group of post-launch startups with some of the best minds in the tech world.

Jun 21, 2017 · Exits

Snapchat acquires social map app Zenly for $250M to $350M

Snapchat’s newest feature, Snap Map, is based on its latest acquisition, social mapping startup Zenly. TechCrunch has learned that Snapchat has bou...

Jun 08, 2017 · Financings

India’s Supr Daily raises $1.5 Million to expand its grocery delivery service

The new capital will be used to scale and build a city playbook to take the business to multiple cities in India.

May 30, 2017 · News

The 11 Best Commuter Bikes For Big City Living

Popular Mechanics included the Fortified Invincible on their list of the top 11 commuter bikes for its lightweight aluminum frame, theft-proof comp...

May 26, 2017 · Financings

Riley raises $3.1M to help real estate agents rate and respond to their leads

122WEST invested alongside YCombinator, Social Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Michael Seibel and Paul Buchheit.

May 18, 2017 · News

Patreon doubles in a year to 1M paying patrons and 50K creators

Patreon doubled the number of monthly active paying patrons to 1 million, and the number of active creators to 50,000. It’s now on track to pay out...

Apr 06, 2017 · Financings

99.co raises $7.9M from Sequoia & Eduardo Saverin as property battle heats up

Singapore property portal 99.co has raised US$7.9 million in fresh funding, it announced today. The round was co-led by Sequoia and Facebook co-fou...

Mar 19, 2017 · Financings

TechInAsia Is Raising $6M To Double-down On Its Recruitment Business

The Company has raised over $10M to date and has over 100 employees in 3 countries. TIA launched its recruitment business in May 2016 and it claims...

Dec 07, 2016 · News

Why You’re Not Getting Value from Your Data Science

FeatureLabs co-founder Kalyan Veeramachaneni recently published an essay in the Harvard Business Review about how businesses can realize the full p...

Sep 21, 2016 · News

Why these two guys claim their bike is impossible to steal

Fortified, which counts Foundry Group, TechStars and 122WEST as investors, was recently featured by CNBC for their innovative bicycle design and re...

Jan 19, 2016 · Financings

Patreon Gains $30 Million Series B Funding To Support Growth

Patreon recently closed on a fresh round of $30 million in Series B funding, led by Thrive Capital, to accelerate hiring to support it's 17,000 art...

Jan 12, 2016 · News

The Fortified Invincible Is a $399 Theft-Proof Commuter

Outside magazine recently profiled Fortified's "Invincible" bike model that includes theft-proof lights & seat, reinforced tires and guarantee agai...

Oct 19, 2015 · News

An Algorithm May Be Better Than Humans At Breaking Down Big Data

Newsweek featured FeatureLabs co-founder Max Kanter and their proprietary Deep Feature Synthesis algorithm.

Oct 09, 2015 · News

New MIT algorithm rubs shoulders with human intuition in big data analysis

The Washington Post recently profiled FeatureLabs' automated "Data Science Machine" that beat 615 of the 906 human teams it's come up against in 3 ...

Sep 01, 2015 · Financings

Used Car Retailer, Shift, Raises $50 Million from Goldman Sachs

With $50 million in new funding, the online used car marketplace Shift is hoping to drive off the stereotypes and outrace the stigma associated wit...