This week. The end of a love story. My 11 year affair with AT&T is over. Then the Kylie Jenner rocket ship, and what it means for the future of commerce And the summer of the VC. We’ll explore deals that matter I’m Gene DeRose
and I’m Steven Rosenbaum – and this is Future Forward.

FuFWD Rundown:

• AT&T vs. DOJ

Why I Fired AT&T
https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/321887/why-i-fired-att.html

Justice Department appeals Time Warner-AT&T merger approval
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/12/justice-department-will-appeal-time-warner-att-merger-approval-dow-j.html

• Kylie Jenner:

• How 20-Year-Old Kylie Jenner Built A $900 Million Fortune In Less Than 3 Years
• https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesdigitalcovers/2018/07/11/how-20-year-old-kylie-jenner-built-a-900-million-fortune-in-less-than-3-years/

Venture Capital Deals Of Interest

– MediaMath, a New York-based operating system for marketers and ad agencies, raised $225 million from Searchlight Capital Partners. It previously raised over $100 million from Spring Lake Equity Partners, Akamai, Safeguard Scientifics, Catalyst Investors and Observatory Capital. http://axios.link/5SFQ

– Greenhouse, a New York-based recruiting platform, raised $50 million from Riverwood Capital. http://axios.link/ZL12

– Cosential, an Austin, Texas-based provider of CRM and proposal automation software for construction and architecture, raised $34 million in new funding from JMI Equity. www.cosential.com

– Lumiata, a healthcare-focused predictive analytics startup based in San Mateo, raised $11 million in funding. Khosla Ventures and BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners co-led, and were joined by Sandbox Industries and Intel Capital. http://axios.link/FQlr

– Octi, a Los Angeles-based VR platform focused on human movements, raised $7.5 million in seed funding from backers like Shasta Ventures, I2BF Ventures, Bold Capital Partners, Day One Ventures, Human Ventures Live Nation and AB InBev. http://axios.link/IBXW

– Spring Health, a New York-based mental wellness platform for businesses and employees, raised $6 million in seed funding. ReThink Impact led, and was joined by Work-Bench, BBG Ventures, The Partnership Fund for NYC, RRE Ventures and the William K. Warren Foundation. http://axios.link/xFpm

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