Patent trolls take it on the chin in new Supreme Court ruling

00  Sad! Patent trolls, who’ve benefited from a 30-year-old legal standard that made it possible for patent holders to sue companies in almost any U.S. jurisdiction — including a federal…

Lightspeed’s co-founders on their 17-year-long ‘overnight’ success story

00  Lightspeed Venture Partners is having quite a year. But to learn a little more about the firm’s earliest days, how exactly it helps startups and whether it thinks the…

Confide CEO Jon Brod on the White House, bad press, and what’s next for his secure messaging app

00  Thursday night, at a StrictlyVC event in San Francisco, I sat down with Confide cofounder and president Jon Brod to talk with him about his decidedly topsy turvy 2017. Though…

Despite setbacks, Soylent drinks up $50 million in fresh funding

00  Soylent, a four-year-old, L.A.-based company that’s centered around what it calls a meal replacement drink, has taken its licks in recent years.  But a group of investors is betting Soylent’s best…

For OpenGov, President Trump is proving a boon for business

00  OpenGov, a company whose software helps local governments keep transparent financial records, has been picking up speed in a variety of ways, and co-founder and CEO Zac Bookman traces…

Chicago’s Origin Ventures just raised $80 million for its fourth fund

00  Origin Ventures, an early-stage, 18-year-old venture firm based in Chicago, has closed its fourth fund with $80 million in commitments. The fund is twice as big as the firm’s third…

Investor Chris Sacca is retiring from venture capital

00  Chris Sacca, a former Google lawyer who rose to fame by betting heavily on Twitter and Uber, says he’s “hanging up his spurs,” and getting out of the investing…

Recharge, which lets users book hotels by the minute, just launched in New York

00  Recharge, a two-year-old, San Francisco-based company whose app enables users to book a stay in a hotel for just 66 cents a minute, is opening in select New York hotels…

A new on-demand battle is speeding toward the US, and VCs are seeing dollar signs

00  The battle isn’t over car sharing. It’s not over bus sharing, either, though that, too, is a growing focus for investors and automotive companies that are desperate to understand…

Teamable raises $5 million Series A led by True Ventures

00  Teamable wants to know your social network. Well, its software does. The reason: it might find someone suited to fill an opening at your company who — no offense to your…