We looked inside some of the tweets by @KateClarkTweets and here's what we found interesting.
Inside 100 Tweets
Inbox: @Glassdoor is moving its HQ to SF, creating 300 new jobs.
if you listen to the end, i endure a galactic-scale burn https://twitter.com/KateClarkTweets/status/1131946197046898688
Nothing like a little bit of scooter news to start your evening: https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/23/limes-founding-ceo-steps-down-as-his-co-founder-takes-control/
So many great replies: https://twitter.com/kateclarktweets/status/1131298935711002624?s=21
I really want a Peloton.
Can you guess what this company does with only this clue? Startup marketing has become so standardized. Adopting an airy pseudo-mid century modern aesthetic isn’t a requirement of raising VC... or maybe it is!
More than 5 years ago, @sequoia's @Alfred_Lin called @DoorDash co-founder @T_Xu to say he was passing on the company’s seed round. Of course, Sequoia, an active DoorDash investor, quickly realized its mistake. Today, that company is worth $12.6B: https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/23/doordash-now-valued-at-12-6b-shoots-for-the-moon/
New: @fikavc's new seed fund is nearly double the size of its debut effort, representative of the LA tech ecosystem's rapid growth. https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/23/fika-ventures-raises-76m-to-fund-the-growing-la-ecosystem/
Petition to stop using the term "unicorn" unless the company is valued at more than $1 billion *and* profitable.
The second is @withjour, a journaling app backed by @trueventures. I was skeptical of this one at first because who wants all their most personal thoughts recorded online? Jour, fortunately, uses zero-knowledge encryption to keep your secrets safe: https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/22/throw-out-your-diary-jour-is-a-new-app-for-digital-journaling/
I profile two startups today for @TechCrunch. The first is @ProjectorHQ. Founded by @tmobrien, it's emerging from stealth with $13M in backing from @upfrontvc, @hunterwalk, @jess and others. The design software is the brainchild of two Twitter alums: https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/22/meet-projector-collaborative-design-software-for-the-instagram-age/
Beverages are being disrupted, there's no stopping it.
Today in overly dramatic startup advertising: “When you unlock a Lime. You unlock life.” https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=C3e-EsD03_c
Graphic design app Canva raises $70M at a valuation of $2.5B from Bond, Mary Meeker's new VC fund, and others, bringing the total raised to $166M (@kateclarktweets / TechCrunch)
Mary Meeker's Bond makes its first investment: https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/20/graphic-design-platform-canva-valued-at-2-5b-with-new-funds/
New from @Cookie: More changes @ycombinator. @gralston, YC's longest-tenured partner, has been promoted to president. @sama is no longer chairman: https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/20/y-combinator-promotes-geoff-ralston-to-president-while-sam-altman-shifts-to-advisor-role/