At Greenspring we believe in venture capital's ability to propel innovation, job creation and positive societal change. We celebrate those who think differently, take measured risk and challenge perceptions. Here's what's trending in VC this week:


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💼Are you a family office wanting to learn how to achieve returns and deliver on your sustainability goals? Want a behind the scenes look at how other Family Offices have successfully created an effective ESG strategy? Join GA Partner Seyonne Kang for a webinar on November 10 featuring other LPs and Family Office participants from Capricorn Investment Group and Tamar Capital. The event is sponsored by First Republic Bank, Level Ventures and Runway Innovation Hub. The event is open to all Family Offices, investment professionals, entrepreneurs + diverse members of the venture community. Register here.

💹 Join PitchBook Data News for a live, interactive panel on 11/12 at 1 PM EST about the evolving role of investors in addressing diversity and inequality across private markets featuring Greenspring Advisory Board member Barry Eggers, founding partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners and Chairman of the National Venture Capital Association. Register here.

TechCrunch is hosting their first ever dedicated space event, a live virtual conference on 12/16 and 12/17. This conference will be featuring Peter Beck, CEO of Greenspring direct investment Rocket Lab as well as many of the most important people in the space industry! Find out more about this event here

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Raycast, a productivity tool with a developer focus, has raised $2.7 million in seed financing led by Greenspring primary manager Accel. Read more here.

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Salto, a startup that allows you to configure SaaS platforms like Salesforce, has raised $27 million in Series A financing led by Greenspring primary managers Bessemer Venture Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners. Read more here.

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Congratulations to Founders Fund-backed SpaceX on their recent partnership with LeoLabs, Inc.! LeoLabs will be tracking the SpaceX Starlink Satellites during initial deployment and orbital travel. Read more here.

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Greenspring primary manager High Alpha has unveiled a first look at their new Indianapolis headquarters! Created by DKGR Architects, the new headquarters embody High Alpha’s ethos for creativity, innovation, collaboration, flexibility and hospitality. Check out the new look here

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Congratulations to Greenspring Direct Investment Rocket Lab for it's 15th successful commercial launch, putting 10 Earth observation satellites each into their own orbit! Read more about this here.

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Profitboss, providing restaurants with free digital storefronts to collect data from orders to use for their targeted marketing, has raised $3.5 million in seed financing led by Greenspring primary manager Redpoint Ventures. Read more about the 21-year-old founder’s journey here.

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Congratulations to Root Insurance, backed by Greenspring primary managers Redpoint Ventures and Scale Venture Partners for their successful IPO yesterday, selling 2 million more shares than projected! Read more about this here. #ROOT

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"Performing diligence on Felicis Ventures VII was a great experience. Felicis is regarded as a trusted and valuable partner within the broader venture ecosystem, which has allowed them to gain access to oversubscribed rounds of highly sought after companies. It was rewarding to learn about the specific strategies they employ to gain access to high quality deals." #HumansOfGreenspring

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Congratulations to our primary managers and GA direct investments for being featured on the Inc. Top 500 Fastest Growing Companies in America. Learn more about these companies and view the whole list of 5000 companies here

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Silicon Valley has gone through a lot this year with the recent fires and while it is a tech and start up hub, there has been a lack of product development shown to help combat the fires. Most products are built for consumer businesses or governments. Axios speaks to one of the exceptions, goTenna CEO Daniela Perdomo. GoTenna, backed by Greenspring primary manager Founders Fund, created a product to help wildfire firefighters communicate via their cellphones in areas with no service. Listen here about what they are doing and how we can do more. 

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