Venture Capital in Bay Area drops, lands in Flyover Country

  • FLYOVER IN GENERAL—For the first time in more than a decade, the proportion of seed- and early-stage capital invested in Bay Area startups is on pace to drop below 30%. That’s one of the big discoveries from data collected by Revolution and PitchBook. What does this mean for entrepreneurs in other rising ecosystems? Check out the report here.
  • ST. LOUIS, MO—TCARE, a company that provides caregiver support and aging-in-place technology, has acquired New York-based Ruby Home Services, Inc., a 25madison incubated company. Ruby provides software and tech-enabled services that empower seniors to age safely at home. The acquisition jumpstarts TCARE’s goal of enhancing the social components of caregiving.
  • COLUMBUS, OH—A company launched by a former employee of Root Insurance, Empora Title has raised $24.6 million in capital from Root, as well as SciFi VC, Background VC, Opendoor and Caffeinated Capital. Empora is a new venture aimed at digitizing the real estate title process.