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Furniture startup Burrow raises $25M

Burrow, a startup that first launched with a modular sofa, eventually aims to sell you furniture for every room in your home. Today, it’s announcing that it’s raised $25 million in Series C funding. Burrow participated in the Y Combinator.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchFeb 23rd, 2021

Toro acquires robotic tractor/snow blower maker, Left Hand Robotics

Toro this week announced its intentions to acquire Left Hand Robotics. The Colorado-based startup (not to be confused with Righthand Robotics) is a natural fit for the lawn mowing giant, as the producer of the RT-1000, an autonomous system capable of.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News1 hr. 44 min. ago

This startup has an intriguing concept for EV battery swaps

The first five stations in the Bay Area will be used by a fleet of electric Ubers. A startup called Ample has developed a new modular battery and quick swap station, and it's just deployed the.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News2 hr. 16 min. ago

Bottomless closes $4.5M Series A to scale its subscription coffee business

As a devoted coffee drinker I was enthused by the idea of Bottomless. The Y Combinator-backed startup sends its users coffee as they run low so that they never run out of the Magic Juice of Life. What could be better? Because life is somewhat funny,.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News3 hr. 44 min. ago

GSV Ventures doubles assets managed with new fund focused on global edtech

GSV Ventures, co-founded by Deborah Quazzo and Michael Cohn, has raised $180 million in its second fund, exclusively focused on backing edtech startups across the globe. The startup now manages $277 million in cumulative assets, inclusive of its debu.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News4 hr. 44 min. ago

Postscript raises $35M to give Shopify stores SMS superpowers

Postscript helps Shopify stores stay in touch with customers via SMS, with a focus on keeping everything opt-in, legally compliant, and spam free. The company raised $4.5M back at the end of 2019; this morning it’s announcing it has raised a $3.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News4 hr. 44 min. ago

Wing shelving by Mario Ruiz for Systemtronic

Dezeen Showroom: Spanish designer Mario Ruiz has created the versatile, modular Wing shelving system for furniture brand Systemtronic. Read more Dezeen Showroom: Spanish designer Mario Ruiz has created the versatile, modular Wing shelvi.....»»

Category: infraSource:  dezeenRelated News5 hr. 44 min. ago

After 200% ARR growth in 2020, CourseKey raises $9M to digitize trade schools

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit and forced educational institutions to go virtual, many were scrambling to develop online or blended curriculums. That struggle was particularly challenging for trade schools, many of which were not designed to teach on.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News5 hr. 44 min. ago

KAR Global names Kelly new CEO; Hallett to become executive chairman

Peter Kelly has a long history with KAR. The company credits him for ramping up startup technology to boost KAR's status as a private-label online auction platform......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News5 hr. 44 min. ago

The 15 Second Commute

At 7:52, I was upstairs having coffee with Amy. It’s a new routine that we started at the beginning of Covid. Every morning we have coffee together. Long-time readers of this blog or our book Startup Life: Surviving and Thriving in a Relationsh.....»»

Category: financeSource:  feldRelated News6 hr. 44 min. ago

International VC firm Presight Capital raises $350M second fund

Presight Capital has closed its $350 million second fund only a year and a half after it announced an $80 million first fund. In fact, General Partner Christian Angermayer told me that the fund was raised in just a few weeks, and that it shot past th.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News7 hr. 16 min. ago

Have a startup in Miami? Apply to pitch at TechCrunch’s Miami virtual meetup

TechCrunch is coming to Miami — virtually, at least. On March 11, TechCrunch is hosting a small online event with local venture capitalists, founders, and those curious about the growing ecosystem. There will also be a small pitch-off event whe.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News7 hr. 44 min. ago

Minu, a Mexico City-based, pay-on-demand startup, lands a $14M Series A

Many of the startups raising capital in Mexico are focused on financial inclusion, aiming to level the playing field in a country that is largely unbanked and has a burgeoning middle class. One such company, minu, a Mexico City-based, pay-on-demand s.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News8 hr. 16 min. ago

Deliverr scores $170M to bring fast delivery to every e-commerce vendor

At a time when e-commerce is exploding due in large part to the pandemic, a business that helps any online merchant ship goods to a consumer in one or two days is going to be in demand. Deliverr is a startup that fits that bill, and today the company.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News8 hr. 16 min. ago

Identiq, a privacy-friendly fraud prevention startup, secures $47M at Series A

Israeli fraud prevention startup Identiq has raised $47 million at Series A as the company eyes international growth, driven in large part by the spike in online spending during the pandemic. The round was led by Insight Partners and Entrée Capital,.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News9 hr. 16 min. ago

GM-backed Cruise is in talks to buy startup Voyage, report says

If an agreement is struck, it would merge Cruise’s engineering and software capabilities with Voyage’s presence in the retirement community market, which is well suited for a driverless taxi business......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News11 hr. 16 min. ago

China’s cosmetics startup Yatsen to buy 35-year-old skincare brand Eve Lom

In China’s cosmetics world, where foreign brands were historically revered, indigenous startups are increasingly winning over Gen-Z consumers with cheaper, more localized options. One of the rising stars is the direct-to-consumer brand Perfect.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News12 hr. 44 min. ago

‘Flying taxi’ startup Volocopter picks up another $241M, says service is now two years out

In a year where mass transit on airplanes, trains and buses has had lower traveler numbers in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, one of the startups hoping to pioneer a totally new approach to getting individuals from A to B — flying taxis R.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News15 hr. 44 min. ago

Indonesian supply chain startup Advotics raises $2.75M led by East Ventures

The rapid growth of e-commerce in Indonesia, especially during the pandemic, is placing increasing demands on its supply chain infrastructure. But the country’s logistics industry is highly fragmented, with companies usually relying on multiple.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News16 hr. 44 min. ago

Lime’s retired e-bike batteries find second life in Bluetooth speakers

Urban mobility company Lime has teamed up with a U.K.-based sustainable design startup to transform its retired e-bike batteries into Bluetooth speakers......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News19 hr. 16 min. ago

Sequoia Capital India’s Surge invests $2M in sales engagement platform Outplay

Sales engagement platforms (SEP) help sales teams automate and track the large number of tasks they need to do each day as they contact leads and home in on potential deals. Focused on small-to-medium-sized companies, SEP startup Outplay announced to.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News19 hr. 44 min. ago