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Johnson & Johnson has announced the acquisition of Auris Health for up to $5.75 billion consisting of approximately $3.4 billion in cash plus additional contingent payments of up to $2.35 billion upon reaching certain predetermined milestones.

Over the course of thirty years as a General Partner at Highland Capital Partners, I’ve had the privilege to attend more than 5,000 introductory meetings with startups.

I love what I do. Every day I spend time with fascinating, enterprising entrepreneurs building businesses, changing industries, and creating social value. I wouldn’t trade that for anything. Like many people, my path into venture capital was untraditional, and I would not have it any other way.

News & Press

FORBES
How Manufacturing-As-A-Service Keeps The Economic Expansion Going: Xometry's New Partnerships
CISION PR NEWSWIRE
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Fortune
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WWD
Clearbanc Raises $300 Million in Series B, Eyes Expanding ‘Flat Fee’ Model
THE GLOBE AND MAIL
Dragons’ Den star’s startup gets $300-million to fuel growth of e-commerce companies
TECH CRUNCH
Investors bet another $50M on Clearbanc’s revenue share model
TECHNICALLY MEDIA
On-demand manufacturing marketplace Xometry announced that it has landed a $5 million investment from Germany-based Robert Bosch Venture Capital
Cowen
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Reuters
Rent the Runway, Nordstrom team up to boost convenience, attract customers
Cision PR Newswire
WhyHotel Announces Houston Pop-Up Hotel
Cision PR Newswire
2U, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Trilogy Education
Cision PR Newswire
Xometry Announces $50MM Equity Raise Led By Greenspring Associates
Forbes
Manufacturing-As-A-Service Platforms: The New Efficiency Revolution
The New York Times
Shaving Start-Up Harry’s Will Be Sold to Owner of Schick for $1.37 Billion
Time
2019 Time 100 Most Influential People: Jennifer Hyman
Cision PR Newswire
EverlyWell Raises $50 Million in Funding to Accelerate Digitally-Enabled Consumer Lab Testing Platform
Forbes
The Entrepreneur Behind Warby Parker And Harry's Founded Not One But Two Billion Dollar Companies
Cision PR Newswire
2U, Inc. to Acquire Trilogy Education, the Leader in Powering University Boot Camps