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Instacart raises $265M at a $39B valuation

On-demand grocery delivery platform Instacart has raises a $265 million funding ground from existing investors, including Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, D1 Capital Partners and others. The new funding, which, like its past few rounds, isn̵.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchMar 2nd, 2021

BlaBlaCar raises $115 million to build all-in-one travel app

French startup BlaBlaCar has raised a new $115 million funding round (€97 million). While the company is better known for its long distance carpooling marketplace, BlaBlaCar has also added a bus marketplace with the acquisition of Ouibus and an onl.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News10 hr. 31 min. ago

Injective Protocol raises $10M from Pantera Capital, Mark Cuban for its ‘DeFi Robinhood’

Back in December last year Injective Protocol, launched the testnet for its DeFi protocols for cross-chain derivatives trading, with backing from giant crypto exchange Binance. It has now raised $10 million in a “party” funding round. Partici.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News14 hr. 3 min. ago

Catch&Release raises $14M to help marketers find and license content from across the web

Catch&Release founder and CEO Analisa Goodin told me that she wants to help brands break free from the limitations of stock photography — and that her startup has raised $14 million in Series A funding to achieve that goal. Goodin explained that th.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News14 hr. 3 min. ago

Leo AR, user-facing marketplace for 3D objects, raises $3 million seed round

Apple’s introduction of ARKit changed the game for entrepreneurs, not unlike the App Store did on a much, much larger scale back in 2008. One entrepreneur, Dana Loberg, has capitalized on the launch of ARKit with her startup Leo AR. Leo is the.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News14 hr. 3 min. ago

Cleaner fish from salmon farming affect wild populations

A growing demand for cleaner fish in salmon farms raises concerns about overfishing and human-mediated geneflow to wild populations. A recent study reveals that up to 20 percent of the local populations of corkwing wrasse in mid Norway may constitute.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 31 min. ago

Qapita, a developer of equity management software for startups, raises $5M led by MassMutual Ventures

Qapita, a Singapore-based fintech that provides capitalization table and employee stock ownership plans (ESOP) management software, has raised $5 million in pre-Series A funding. The round was led by MassMutual Ventures, with participation from Endiy.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 20th, 2021

Singapore-based fintech STACS raises $3.6M to develop blockchain platforms for financial institutions

Singapore-based fintech Hashstacs Pte Ltd (STACS) announced today it has raised $3.6 million USD in pre-Series A funding. The company develops blockchain platforms that can work with financial institutions’ existing infrastructure, and its core tec.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 20th, 2021

European e-scooter and micromobility startup Dott raises $85 million

Dott has raised a new $85 million Series B funding round — this round is a mix of equity and asset-backed debt financing. Belgium-based investment company Sofina is leading the investment. Dott is a micromobility startup that is better known for it.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 20th, 2021

Qapita, a developer of equity management software for startups, raises $5M led by MassMutual

Qapita, a Singapore-based fintech that provides capitalization table and employee stock ownership plans (ESOP) management software, has raised $5 million in pre-Series A funding. The round was led by MassMutual Ventures, with participation from Endiy.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 20th, 2021

Payhawk raises $20M to unify corporate cards, payments and expenses

Fintech startup Payhawk has raised a $20 million funding round. QED Investors is leading the round with existing investor Earlybird Digital East also participating. Payhawk is building a unified system to manage all the money that is going in and out.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 20th, 2021

Alan raises $220 million for its health insurance and healthcare superapp

French startup Alan has raised a $220 million funding round at a $1.67 billion valuation (€185 million and €1.4 billion respectively). Coatue is leading the round with Dragoneer, Exor, and existing investors Index Ventures, Ribbit Capital and Tem.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

UiPath raises IPO range, still targets lower valuation than final private round

Robotic process automation unicorn UiPath is set to go public this week, concentrating our focus on its value. Robotic process automation unicorn UiPath is set to go public this week, concentrating our focus on its value. The well-known com.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

Druva raises $147M at a valuation north of $2B as the cloud rush continues

Druva, a software company that sells cloud data backup services, announced today that it has closed a $147 million round of capital. Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), a group that manages Quebec’s pension fund, led the round, wh.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

Alan raises $220 million for its health insurance and healthcare super app

French startup Alan has raised a $220 million funding round at a $1.67 billion valuation (€185 million and €1.4 billion respectively). Coatue is leading the round with Dragoneer, Exor, and existing investors Index Ventures, Ribbit Capital and Tem.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

Knox Financial raises $10M to take the pain out of being a landlord

We’ve all heard the phrase “passive income” to describe how people can make money by owning rental properties. Many Americans would love to passively earn money, but the process of becoming a landlord can be intimidating and complicated.  I me.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

Cannabis lender Bespoke Financial raises $8m from Casa Verde Capital and Sweat Equity Ventures

Cannabis financing company Bespoke Financial today announced it raised $8 million in a Series A financing round. Through this round, the company brought new, key investors into its corner as it fights to bring financing solutions to companies in the.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

HDS, from the Borders and Webvan founder, raises $3M as it gears up to launch its robot-run grocery and general merchandise play

The online grocery market is poised to get a little more crowded in the next several months, with the launch of a startup led by a veteran founder who has taken big hits from Amazon in the past, but now hopes to come back swinging with the help of an.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

Clubhouse closes an undisclosed $4Bn valuation Series C round, as tech giants’ clones circle

Buzzy ‘social audio’ app Clubhouse has raised a Series C funding round, reportedly valuing the company at $4 billion. Clubhouse said the new round of financing was led by Andrew Chen of Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from DST Global, Tig.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

UK’s Zilch raises $80M at a $500M+ valuation for its direct-to-consumer buy now, pay later service

The buy now, pay later model, popularized by companies like Klarn and Affirm has been one of the big e-commerce winners in the last year, giving consumers who might be stretched financially another option to pay for things when they buy them online......»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

India’s Razorpay raises funds at $3 billion valuation ahead of Southeast Asia launch

Six-year-old Bangalore-based fintech Razorpay topped a $1 billion valuation late last year, becoming the first Y Combinator-backed Indian startup to reach the much sought after unicorn status. In less than six months since, the Indian startup has tri.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 18th, 2021