Alex Konrad

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3 weeks ago

The Slack Public Listing’s Surprise Winners: Other Startup CEOs

Even by Silicon Valley standards, Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield is a master of fundraising. Tech’s buzziest office-messaging app raised $1.27 billion over the last decade.
By Alex Konrad 25 min read
1 month ago

This Startup Is Bringing Circuit Breakers Out Of Dusty Basements And Into The 21st Century

Atom Power has so far raised about $10 million in financing and has preorders that the company is ramping up production to meet.
By Alex Konrad 8 min read
1 month ago

TransferWise, A Profitable FinTech Unicorn, Spurns IPO For Rare All- Secondary Sale $3.5 Billion Valuation

Financial tech startup TransferWise announced on Wednesday it raised $292 million in the secondary sale, bringing its funding to $689 million to date.
By Alex Konrad 12 min read
2 months ago

Meet Matt Calkins: Billionaire, Board Game God And Tech's Hidden Disruptor

I feel like I should apologize,” Matt Calkins tells his opponent as they shake hands. It’s mid-evening in the log-lined cafeteria at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort, and Calkins, from a trailing...
By Alex Konrad 12 min read
2 months ago

This Seed-Stage VC Founder Sold His Entire First Fund At A 4x Profit. Will Others Follow?

Romulus Capital announced on Wednesday that the firm had sold its equity positions from its first fund to Kline Hill Partners for $4 million.
By Alex Konrad 17 min read
2 months ago

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom! The Exclusive Inside Story Of The New Billionaire Behind Tech’s Hottest IPO

Eric Yuan, CEO and founder of Zoom, which provides video conferencing software over the internet, won't let his new billionaire status go to his head.
By Alex Konrad 43 min read
3 months ago

Eduardo Saverin's VC Firm B Capital Raises $406 Million In First Close Of New Fund, Filing Shows

The venture capital firm cofounded by Facebook billionaire Eduardo Saverin and partner Raj Ganguly has raised hundreds of millions in new funding to invest in startups.
By Alex Konrad 6 min read
3 months ago

Life After Facebook: The Untold Story Of Billionaire Eduardo Saverin’s Highly Networked Venture Firm

Eduardo Saverin is most famous for two things: cofounding Facebook and leaving America for Singapore. What's gotten a lot less attention is his increasingly sprawling $360 million venture capital...
By Alex Konrad 21 min read