PeakSpan Capital just closed on $265 million more to fund business software companies

PeakSpan Capital, a four-year-old, Burlingame, Ca.-based venture firm, has closed its second fund with $265 million in capital commitments, according to a new SEC filing that shows that 68 investors were involved in the fundraise.

That’s a meaningful jump in size from the firm’s $150 million debut fund, which it closed in 2016.

PeakSpan was cofounded by Phil Dur and Brian Mulvey, longtime investors who’d spent the previous eight years working together for an outfit that’s no longer around called Investor Growth Capital.

Their firm specializes in growth-stage business software companies.

Among its newest bets is Cordial, a four-year-old, San Diego-based email platform that raised $15 million in Series B funding last summer led by PeakSpan; Inference, an eight-year-old, San Francisco-based company whose AI-driven self-service applications aim to replace human service and support agents (it has never announced its outside funding); and BookingBug, a 10-year-old, London-based customer [...]  read more

Meat-free ‘Impossible Burger 2.0’ tastes even closer to the real deal

Meat-free ‘Impossible Burger 2.0’ tastes even closer to the real deal
The new Impossible Burger 2.0 is made with soy protein instead of wheat protein. This, according to the company, gives it a “meaty chew and versatile texture” that’ll make it ideal not just as a burger, but also as a main ingredient in any ground meat dish.

January 8, 2019 at 02:47AM
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AIL: Per i 50 anni invita Tommaso Paradiso al Charity Gala di Roma

AIL compie 50 anni e per l’occasione organizza un party a Roma, invitando Tommaso Paradiso dei Thegiornalisti. L’Associazione Italiana contro le Leucemie, i Linfomi e il Mieloma (AIL), punto di riferimento per la ricerca sui tumori del sangue, l’assistenza e la sensibilizzazione pubblica, compie 50 anni e per l’occasione il 9 aprile organizza un Charity Gala …

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The Samsung Galaxy S10 launch event is scheduled for February 20

The Samsung Galaxy S10 launch event is happening sooner than expected, one week ahead of MWC 2019 and it’ll be in San Francisco, far from the usual Barcelona venue.

Happening Wednesday, February 20, Samsung officially calls this press conference ‘Galaxy Unpacked 2019’, but we really know what awaits: new flagship smartphones.

The launch event time is 11am PT (2pm ET, 7pm GMT) at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium,  a frequent venue for Apple launch events in years past. 

Samsung doesn’t officially confirm the Samsung Galaxy S10 name or any details in its invite, but it does cite the fact that ‘this year marks the 10-year anniversary of the Galaxy series’.

Galaxy S10 rumors tell (almost) all

Samsung Galaxy S10 rumors point to big changes to mark a decade of Galaxy handsets, and there may be three different versions, according to several leaks.

The biggest rumor is that we’ll see a ‘hole-punch display’ that allows for less bezel at the top, and a small front-facing camera [...]  read more

Man in Black: International, Chris Hemsworth e Tessa Thompson raccontano della loro esperienza sul set

Chris Hemsworth e Tessa Thompson sono i protagonisti del nuovo Man in Black: International e raccontano qualche dettaglio riguardo i loro personaggi Il nuovo Man in Black: International è lo spin-off della saga dei film usciti tra il 1997 e il 2002 che hanno avuto come protagonisti gli storici agenti J e K, ovvero Will Smith e […]

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On the Trail of the World’s Most Daring Egg Smuggler

On the Trail of the World’s Most Daring Egg Smuggler
For decades Jeffrey Lendrum helicoptered up and rappelled down to aeries on cliff faces from Patagonia to Quebec, snatching unhatched raptors and selling them.

January 8, 2019 at 03:42PM
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In piazza contro il governo, più di 50 partiti e associazioni chiamano a raccolta Milano

Preoccupati per “la deriva autoritaria e intollerante che fa leva sulle paure dei cittadini”, per “l’antieuropeismo delle forze politiche che compongono la maggioranza”, fieri “di aver contribuito a costruire un’area metropolitana produttiva, votata al futuro, con una dimensione europea e internazionale, che ha come obiettivo del proprio sviluppo l’ambiente e il lavoro, impegnata a non lasciare indietro nessuno e orgogliosa della propria cultura e della propria storia”. Milano scende in piazza – domani, 11 gennaio, dalle 18 alle 20 – contro il governo, contro il Decreto sicurezza di Matteo Salvini e contro la manovra.

Sono cinquanta le sigle, tra partiti e associazioni, ong e volontari, che hanno aderito alla manifestazione di domani alle 18 in piazza Scala, da Acli a Anpi, da Arcigay al Coordinamento Arcobaleno, dai Verdi ai Giovani Democratici e poi, ancora Legambiente, Libera, Auser, Articolo 1, Federazione dei circoli Giustizia [...]  read more