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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

TECH CRUNCH
VMware today announced that it is acquiring Carbon Black, a publicly traded security company that focuses on securing modern cloud-native workloads. The price of the acquisition is about $2.1 billion
YAHOO FINANCE
Turbonomic, the leader in Application Resource Management (ARM), today announced its fourth appearance on the Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies
FORBES
ThredUp announced today, is a new platform called Resale-As-A-Service that will allow retailers to partner with the company, offering three options: an in-store pop-up, online collaboration or a loyalty program
RETAIL DIVE
Macy’s and second-hand apparel site ThredUp are piloting sales of used clothing in 40 Macy’s stores nationwide
TechCrunch
Ron Johnson's e-commerce startup Enjoy raises $150M, expands in UK
CNBC
Resale clothing company ThredUp gets $175 million in funding
FORBES
How Manufacturing-As-A-Service Keeps The Economic Expansion Going: Xometry's New Partnerships
CISION PR NEWSWIRE
WhyHotel Continues West Coast Expansion with Launch of Seattle Pop-Up Hotel
Fortune
Reality-TV Born Startup Clearbanc Raises $300 Million to Help Companies Buy Instagram Ads
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
TECHCRUNCH
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
Cowen's 5th Annual Future of the Consumer Conference | Fireside Chat with James Reinhart, Founder & CEO of ThreadUP
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
Forbes
Manufacturing-As-A-Service Platforms: The New Efficiency Revolution