Term Sheet — Friday June 28

Chamath Returns Hello Term Sheet readers. It’s Lucinda, who is taking over this newsletter until you jet off to a hopefully sunny, but not too hot location for July 4. In the meantime, please send deals to lucinda.shen@fortune.com. Social Capital fell apart after co-founder Chamath Palihaptiya shook up his investing approach, with plans to make […]

Term Sheet — Thursday June 27

THE STUDENT DEBT BUBBLE Hello Term Sheet readers. It’s Lucinda, who is taking over this newsletter until you jet off to a hopefully sunny, but not too hot location for July 4. In the meantime, please send deals to lucinda.shen@fortune.com. Social Capital fell apart after co-founder Chamath Palihaptiya shook up his investing approach, with plans […]

Term Sheet — Wednesday, June 26

LIBRA CONCERNS Before Facebook’s Libra project made its public debut, it recruited high-profile backers that would act as its launch partners. They include Visa, Uber, Mastercard, PayPal and Stripe. A New York Times report says that some of those partners are approaching Libra warily and signing non-binding agreements to join the effort so that there’s […]

Term Sheet — Tuesday, June 25

‘THE BAR IS HIGHER IN THE PUBLIC MARKETS’ We’re already halfway through the year, and a number of tech startups finally made their public market debut — Uber, Lyft, Zoom, Pinterest, PagerDuty, Beyond Meat, CrowdStrike, and most recently, Slack. I caught up with Mark Mahaney, managing director at RBC Capital Markets to talk about the […]

Term Sheet — Monday, June 24

THE VC WHO’S SEEN IT ALL BEFORE Jeff Jordan has stayed largely behind the scenes even though he invested early in what are now some of the hottest companies in tech. On behalf of Andreessen Horowitz, Jordan backed home–sharing giant Airbnb, grocery delivery company Instacart, and the hobbyist site -Pinterest. The firm’s bet on Pinterest […]

Digital Health Companies Hit a New VC Funding Record in 2018

The digital health funding fever is far from breaking. Venture funding for digital health firms around the world hit an all-time high of $14.6 billion in 2018, according to a new report from StartUp Health, marking the eighth consecutive year of investment growth. In the U.S. alone, health startups raked in a record $8.1 billion, […]