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NEX raises $25M, launches Active Arcade to get people moving

There is a physical activity deficit in our world. Three fourths of adults say staying in shape is very important for health benefits. Yet, one in four adults and 81% of adolescents are insufficiently physically active, according to the World Health Organization. Even before COVID-19, less than 24% of children 6 to 17 years of age did 60 minutes of physical activity daily, as per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Working from home and staying at home during the pandemic exacerbat...
Tags: Startups, TC, Gaming, Facebook, Asia, Hong Kong, California, Funding, Sports, Tech, Nba, World Health Organization, San Jose, Will Smith, Brooklyn Nets, Mvp


Just raises $8M in its effort to beat Root at the car insurance game

Just Insure , a pay-per-mile insurance technology company, has raised $8 million in a funding round.  CrossCut Ventures, ManchesterStory and Western Technology Investments co-led the investment, which brings its total raised to $15.3 million since its January 2019 inception. Los Angeles-based Just says it uses telematics “to reward safe drivers and reduce insurer bias” by looking at factors such as how, when and where customers drive, rather than factors such as ZIP code or marital status ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, MetroMile, Transportation, Apps, Finance, Funding, Los Angeles, Startup, Tech, Georgia, Arizona, Venture Capital, Ohio, Crosscut Ventures, Just


Niio announces $15M Series A following strategic partnership with Samsung Displays

Niio, a  Tel Aviv-based  digital art platform featuring work ranging from contemporary artists and galleries through to NFTs, announced today it has closed $15 million Series A funding in the wake of a strategic partnership with Samsung Displays, announced last week. The round was co-led by L Catterton, a joint venture between LVMH and Catterton, Entrée Capital and Pico Venture Partners. Additional investors also joined, including Saga VC, as well as leading artists, art collectors, museums, gal...
Tags: Startups, TC, Funding, Samsung, Tel Aviv, Tech, Virtual Reality, Lvmh, Guggenheim, Moma, NFT, Anders, Catterton, Digital Art, NFTS, L Catterton


EarthOptics helps farmers look deep into the soil for big data insights

Farming sustainably and efficiently has gone from a big tractor problem to a big data problem over the last few decades, and startup EarthOptics believes the next frontier of precision agriculture lies deep in the soil. Using high-tech imaging techniques, the company claims to map the physical and chemical composition of fields faster, better, and more cheaply than traditional techniques, and has raised $10M to scale its solution. “Most of the ways we monitor soil haven’t changed in 50 years,” E...
Tags: Food, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Funding, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, GreenTech, Bayer, Recent Funding, Lars Dyrud, Dyrud, S2G Ventures FHB Ventures Middleland Capital, VTC Ventures


Fivetran hauls in $565M on $5.6B valuation, acquires competitor HVR for $700M

Fivetran, the data connectivity startup, had a big day today. For starters it announced a $565 million investment on $5.6 billion valuation, but it didn’t stop there. It also announced its second acquisition this year, snagging HVR, a data integration competitor that had raised over $50M, for $700 million in cash and stock. The company last raised a $100 million Series C on a $1.2 billion valuation, increasing the valuation by over 5x. As with that Series C, Andreessen Horowitz was back leading ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Cloud, Enterprise, Tech, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Andreessen Horowitz, Exit, Recent Funding, Fivetran, Data Pipelines, CEAS Investments Matrix Partners, ICONIQ Capital D1 Capital Partners, HVR, Teleport Data


Near Space Labs closes $13M Series A to send more Earth imaging robots to the stratosphere

The decreasing cost of launch and a slew of other tech innovations have brought about a renaissance in geospatial intelligence, with multiple startups aiming to capture higher-quality and more frequent images of Earth than have ever before been available. Most of these startups, however, are focused on using satellites to collect data. Not so for Near Space Labs, a four-year-old company that instead aims to gather geospatial intelligence from the stratosphere, using small autonomous wind-powered...
Tags: Startups, Space, Texas, Tech, Barcelona, Earth, Brooklyn, Moscow, Balloon, Aerospace, Cto, Federal Aviation Administration, Crosslink Capital, Barcelona Spain, Swifties, Stratosphere


Bzaar bags $4M to enable US retailers to source home, lifestyle products from India

Small businesses in the U.S. now have a new way to source home and lifestyle goods from new manufacturers. Bzaar, a business-to-business cross-border marketplace, is connecting retailers with over 50 export-ready manufacturers in India. The U.S.-based company announced Monday that it raised $4 million in seed funding, led by Canaan Partners, and including angel investors Flipkart co-founder Binny Bansal, PhonePe founders Sameer Nigam and Rahul Chari, Addition founder Lee Fixel and Helion Venture...
Tags: Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Enterprise, China, Southeast Asia, India, Funding, US, Tech, Walmart, SaaS, Alibaba, Vietnam, Market, Flipkart


Facetune maker Lightricks raises $130 million ahead of M&A plans

Facetune developer Lightricks, which operates over a dozen subscription-based photo and video editing apps across iOS and Android, now has $130 million in new funding to further grow its business. The company’s newly announced Series D round includes $100 million in primary and $30 million in secondary funding, and now values the company at $1.8 billion. To date, Lightricks has raised $335 million. The new round was co-led by New York-based VC firm Insight Partners and Hanaco Venture Capital and...
Tags: Startups, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, New York, London, Media, Funding, Israel, Jerusalem, Tech, Shenzhen, Greycroft, Lightricks, Facetune, Haifa


Flippa raises $11M to match online asset and business buyers, sellers

Flippa, an online marketplace to buy and sell online businesses and digital assets, announced its first venture-backed round, an $11 million Series A, as it sees over 600,000 monthly searches from investors looking to connect with business owners. OneVentures led the round and was joined by existing investors Andrew Walsh (former Hitwise CEO), Flippa co-founders Mark Harbottle and Matt Mickiewicz, 99designs, as well as new investors Catch.com.au founders Gabby and Hezi Leibovich; RetailMeNot.com...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Enterprise, Advertising Tech, Australia, Funding, Flippa, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Austin, SaaS, Online Retail, Online Marketplace, Shopify


9am.health launches with $3.7M to tackle virtual diabetes care

Founders like to create companies around what they know, and Frank Westermann and Anton Kittelberger know diabetes. They met and bonded over both having type 1 diabetes — Westermann was diagnosed over 25 years ago — and started the MySugr app for diabetes self-management in 2012 (they won a TC pitch-off back in 2011). Four years later, Westermann moved to the U.S. from Austria to introduce MySugr stateside before the company was acquired by Roche for $100 million in 2017. The pair moved on to th...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Apps, Texas, Medicine, California, Funding, Tech, Diabetes, Hypertension, Austria, Vienna, United States, Healthcare


Pakistan edtech startup Maqsad gets $2.1M pre-seed to make education more accessible

Taha Ahmed and Rooshan Aziz left their jobs in strategy consulting and investment banking in London earlier this year in order to found a mobile-only education platform startup, Maqsad, in Pakistan, with a goal “to make education more accessible to 100 million Pakistani students.” Having grown up in Karachi, childhood friends Ahmed and Aziz are aware of the challenges about the Pakistani education system, which is notably worse for those not living in large urban areas (the nation’s student-teac...
Tags: Startups, TC, Mobile, Asia, London, Education, Indonesia, India, Funding, Tech, Pakistan, Middle East, Edtech, Ahmed, Lek, LAHORE


Aurora Propulsion Technologies closes €1.7M seed for spacecraft maneuvering and deorbiting tech

More spacecraft will be sent to orbit this year than ever before in human history, and the number of satellite launches is only anticipated to increase through the rest of the decade. Under these crowded conditions, being able to maneuver satellites in space and deorbit them when they reach the end of their useful life will be key. Enter Aurora Propulsion Technologies. It’s one of a handful of startups that has emerged in the past few years to help simplify the problem of spacecraft propulsion. ...
Tags: Startups, Space, Nokia, Tech, Earth, Aerospace, Aurora, Recent Funding, Practica Capital, Takala, Mars Venus, Aurora Propulsion Technologies, Roope Takala, TESI Finnish Industry Investment Ltd, Kluz Ventures Individual


CodeSignal secures $50M for its tech hiring platform

In less than a year after raising $25 million in Series B funding, technical assessment company CodeSignal announced a $50 million in Series C funding to offer new features for its platform that helps companies make data-driven hiring decisions to find and test engineering talent. Similar to attracting a big investor lead for its B round — Menlo Ventures — it has partnered with Index Ventures to lead the C round. Menlo participated again and was joined by Headline and A Capital. This round bring...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Technology, Enterprise, Developer, Funding, Tech, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Engineering, Armenia, Talent, Headline, Hiring, Menlo Ventures


Fiberplane nabs €7.5M seed to bring Google Docs-like collaboration to incident response

Fiberplane, an Amsterdam-based early-stage startup that is building collaborative notebooks for SREs (site reliability engineers) to collaborate around an incident in a similar manner to group editing in a Google Doc, announced a ​​€7.5 million (approximately $8.8 million USD) seed round today. The round was co-led by Crane Venture Partners and Notion Capital, with participation from Northzone, System.One and Basecase Capital. Micha Hernandez van Leuffen (known as Mies) is founder and CEO at Fib...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Funding, Tech, Amsterdam, Google Docs, Oracle, Incident response, Notion Capital, Hernandez, Mies, Google Doc


Tile secures $40 million to take on Apple AirTag with new products

Tile, the maker of Bluetooth-powered lost item finder beacons and, more recently, a staunch Apple critic, announced today it has raised $40 million in non-dilutive debt financing from Capital IP. The funding will be put towards investment in Tile’s finding technologies, ahead of the company’s plan to unveil a new slate of products and features that the company believes will help it to better compete with Apple’s AirTags and further expand its market. The company has been a longtime leader in the...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Android, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Mobile, Apps, Spotify, Technology, Hardware, Bluetooth, Funding, Tech, Ceo, Intel


Mynd raises $57.3M at an $807M valuation to give people a way to invest in rental properties remotely

Mynd , a company that aims to make it easier for people to buy and manage single-family rental properties, announced today it has raised $57.3 million in funding from QED Investors. The financing values the Oakland, California-based company at $807 million, and brings the company’s total raised to $174.9 million since its 2016 inception. Invesco Real Estate led its previous round, a $40 million raise, and committed $5 billion to purchase and rent 20,000 single-family homes through Mynd over ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Real Estate, Finance, Funding, Tech, Venture Capital, QED Investors, Zendesk, Oakland California, Brien, Indianapolis Indiana, Reddy, Invesco Real Estate, Mynd, Doug Brien


OnLoop launches with $2M to inject some fun into performance reviews

Performance reviews eat up a lot of a manager’s time and are often the most dreaded part of work. OnLoop aims to bring some joy into the process by enabling information-gathering to happen behind the scenes and be easier for hybrid workforces. The Singapore-based company designed a mobile-first product that consistently gathers employee feedback and goals so that the company has better insights into how both individuals and teams are doing. The feedback is also captured and converted into auto-g...
Tags: Startups, TC, Uber, Apps, Hong Kong, Enterprise, Workplace, Labor, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Funding, Tech, Square Peg Capital, Human Resource Management, Gallup, Andrew MacDonald


Self Financial raises $50M to help the subprime consumer build credit and savings at the same time

Self Financial, a fintech company that aims to help consumers build credit and savings at the same time, announced today it has raised $50 million in Series E funding. Altos Ventures led the financing, which also included participation from Meritech Capital and Conductive Ventures and brings the Austin-based startup’s total raised to $127 million since its 2015 inception. The company, as many fintechs these days, aims to make building credit and savings more accessible, regardle...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Apps, California, Finance, Funding, Tech, Austin, Venture Capital, Fintech, James, Lee, Garvey, Silverton Partners, Altos Ventures


Elodie Games obtains $32.5M round to make social co-op gaming better

During the darkest hours of the pandemic, millions upon millions of people turned to online gaming as a way to pass time in lockdown and connect with friends they couldn’t see in person. But a social, cooperative, fun and cross-platform gaming experience is remarkably hard to find — and Elodie Games is here to change that. Elodie’s co-founders, Christina Norman and David Banks, are gaming industry vets who both worked on global hit League of Legends at Riot Games. The pair — also partners — left...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Gaming, Funding, Tech, Andreessen Horowitz, Norman, League Of Legends, Riot Games, David Banks, Elodie, A16z, Recent Funding, Brian Cho, Elodie Games, Galaxy Interactive


Outer, D2C outdoor furniture brand, secures $50M Series B funding to spur expansion and materials development 

Americans spend more than 90% of each day indoors on average. However, approximately 82% of American homeowners are more interested in renovating their outdoor living spaces than they were prior to the pandemic, based on a recent survey, Outer co-founder and CEO Jiake Liu told TechCrunch. On top of that, about 54% of homeowners have made at least one home improvement in the backyard since the outbreak of COVID-19, while millennials, the largest house-buying group now, are willing to take less sq...
Tags: Startups, TC, Minneapolis, Funding, Tech, Terry, Santa Monica, Liu, Xu, Outer, Recent Funding, Tribe Capital, Kathy Xu, Capital Today, Jiake Liu, Terry Lin


New Zealand startup HeartLab raises $2.45M to bring heart scanning software to the US

New Zealand-based medtech startup HeartLab has raised $2.45 million in seed funding that it says will help the company expand its AI-powered heart scanning and reporting platform to cardiologists in the United States by early next year. HeartLab provides an end-to-end solution for echocardiograms, the ultrasound tests that doctors use to examine a patient’s heart structure and function. Not only does the software help sort and analyze ultrasound images to help doctors diagnose cardiovascular dis...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, US, San Francisco, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, United States, SaaS, New Zealand, Fda, Biotech, Founders Fund, Healthtech, Hewitt, Scott Nolan


Volta Trucks raises €37 million to bring electric delivery trucks to the streets of London and Paris

Trucking tends to be associated with highways, but it’s not uncommon to find large delivery vehicles trundling down the tightly packed streets of the world’s most populated cities. According to EV startup Volta Trucks, that’s far from ideal: in London, large commercial vehicles cause around 26% of pedestrian fatalities and around 80% of cyclist fatalities, and account for an outsized portion of carbon emissions. Volta’s solution is to electrify and redesign the large cargo vehicle — called Heavy...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Europe, Elon Musk, New York, London, Tech, Austria, Automotive, Paris, Norden, VOLTA, Meritor, Proterra, Electric trucks, Recent Funding


Vietnam-based CoderSchool gets $2.6M pre-Series A to scale online course platform

CoderSchool, a Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam-based online coding school startup, announced today $2.6 million in pre-Series A funding to scale up its online coding school platform. This round was led by Monk’s Hill Ventures, with participation from returning seed investors Iterative, XA Network and iSeed Ventures. CoderSchool raised a seed round led by TRIVE Ventures in 2018. CoderSchool will use the funding to accelerate its online teaching platform growth and technology infrastructure expansion fo...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Asia, Education, Southeast Asia, Funding, Tech, Coding, Vietnam, Lee, Momo, Coding School, Charles Lee, Chi Minh City Vietnam, Lambda School


Tiger Global-led $100M investment makes Apna India’s fastest unicorn

A 22-month-old startup that is helping millions of blue- and gray-collar workers in India learn new skills and find jobs has become the youngest firm to join the coveted unicorn status in the world’s second-largest internet market. Apna announced on Thursday that it has raised $100 million in a round led by Tiger Global. The new round — a Series C — valued Apna at $1.1 billion. TechCrunch reported last month that Tiger Global, an existing investor in Apna, was in talks to lead a $100 million fin...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Apps, Asia, India, Funding, Africa, Tech, Middle East, Tiger Global, Bangalore, Parikh, Owl Ventures, Griffin Schroeder, Recent Funding, GSV Ventures


News aggregator SmartNews raises $230 million, valuing its business at $2 billion

SmartNews, a Tokyo-headquartered news aggregation website and app that’s grown in popularity despite hefty competition from built-in aggregators like Apple News, today announced it has closed on $230 million in Series F funding. The round brings SmartNews’ total raise to date to over $400 million and values the business at $2 billion — or as the company touts in its press release, a “double unicorn.” (Ha!) The funding included new U.S. investors Princeville Capital and Woodline Partners, as well...
Tags: Google, Android, Startups, Mobile, Apps, Japan, News, Media, Funding, Tech, Software, United States, Machine Learning, Tokyo, Ai, Mobile Devices


Relyance AI scores $25M Series A to ensure privacy compliance at the code level

Relyance AI, an early stage startup that is helping companies stay in compliance with privacy laws at the code level, announced a $25 million Series A today. At the same time, they revealed a previously unannounced $5 million seed round. Menlo Ventures and Unusual Ventures led the A round, while Unusual was sole lead on the seed. Serial entrepreneur Jyoti Bansal from Unusual will join the board under the terms of the deal. His partner John Vrionis had previously joined after the seed round. Matt...
Tags: Startups, TC, Enterprise, Developer, Funding, Tech, Data Protection, Matt Murphy, Jyoti Bansal, Compliance, Gdpr, Reliance, Sharma, John Vrionis, Menlo, Recent Funding


EnerVenue raises $100M to accelerate clean energy using nickel-hydrogen batteries

In order to support a buildout of renewable energy, which tends to over-generate electricity at certain times of day and under-generate at others, the grid is going to need a lot of batteries. While lithium-ion works fine for consumer electronics and even electric vehicles, battery startup EnerVenue says it developed a breakthrough technology to revolutionize stationary energy storage. The technology itself – nickel-hydrogen batteries – isn’t actually new. In fact, it’s been used for decades in ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Europe, Storage, Funding, Tech, Renewable Energy, Earth, United States, International Space Station, Middle East, Batteries, Energy Storage, Cleantech, GreenTech, Stanford University


Kapor Capital, Square co-founder Sam Wen back TomoCredit in its $10M Series A funding round

Building credit history can be difficult if you are a consumer that is having trouble getting access to credit in the first place. Enter TomoCredit, which has developed a credit card focused on building credit history for first-time borrowers. The San Francisco-based startup is announcing today that it has raised $10 million in a Series A funding round co-led by Kapor Capital and KB Investment Inc. (KBIC), a subsidiary of South Korea’s leading consumer bank. Lewis & Clark Ventures, AME Clou...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, South Korea, Finance, Funding, San Francisco, Startup, Tech, United States, Venture Capital, American Express, Payments, Kim, Fintech, Mastercard, Kapor Capital


SmarterTravel sheds HopJump name, begins a new journey with $9.5M round

Travel startups continue to rake in venture capital dollars as more people become comfortable traveling amid the global pandemic. The latest is SmarterTravel, which brought in $9.5 million in Series B funding co-led by Link Ventures and Second Alpha, with existing investors also participating. In addition to the fundraise, the company, a provider of personalized travel recommendations and targeted travel content, announced its name change from HopJump, which reflects the company’s renewed vision...
Tags: Travel, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Advertising Tech, Funding, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Tourism, Tripadvisor, Travel Industry, Hopper, Digital Marketing, Travel Tech, Smartertravel, Staab


Zonos banks $69M to develop APIs for democratizing cross-border commerce

Cross-border commerce company Zonos raised $69 million in a Series A, led by Silversmith Capital Partners, to continue building its APIs that auto classify goods and calculate an accurate total landed cost on international transactions. St. George, Utah-based Zonos is classifying the round as a minority investment that also included individual investors Eric Rea, CEO of Podium, and Aaron Skonnard, co-founder and CEO of Pluralsight. The Series A is the first outside capital Zonos has raised since...
Tags: Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Europe, Enterprise, Finance, Funding, Tech, Customer Experience, SaaS, Silicon Valley, Payments, Pricing, Pluralsight, Reid, MacLean



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