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SpotOn raises $300M at a $3.15B valuation and acquires Appetize

Last year at this time, SpotOn was on the brink of announcing a $60 million Series C funding round at a $625 million valuation. Fast forward to almost exactly one year later, and a lot has changed for the payments and software startup. Today, SpotOn said it has closed on $300 million in Series E financing that values the company at $3.15 billion — more than 5x of its valuation at the time of its Series C round, and significantly higher than its $1.875 billion valuation in May (yes, just thr...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Instagram, Finance, Funding, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Startup, Tech, SaaS, Venture Capital, M&a, Square, Mobile Web, Payments, Online Payments

SpotOn raises $125M in a16z-led Series D, triples valuation to $1.875B

Certain industries were hit harder by the COVID-19 pandemic than others, especially in its early days. Small businesses, including retailers and restaurants, were negatively impacted by lockdowns and the resulting closures. They had to adapt quickly to survive. If they didn’t use much technology before, they were suddenly being forced to, as so many things shifted to digital last year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For companies like SpotOn, it was a pivotal moment.  The startup, w...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Cloud, Mexico, Finance, San Francisco, Startup, Tech, E-commerce, Chicago, Mexico City, SaaS, Venture Capital, Poland, Square

Kids-focused fintech Greenlight raises $260M in a16z-led Series D, nearly doubles valuation to $2.3B

Greenlight , the fintech company that pitches parents on kid-friendly bank accounts, has raised $260 million in a Series D funding round that nearly doubles its valuation to $2.3 billion. The funding comes just months after the Atlanta-based startup landed $215 million in funding at a $1.2 billion valuation. With the latest round, Greenlight has now raised over $550 million. Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) led its Series D, which also included participation from return backers TTV Capital, Cana...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Apps, Y Combinator, Microsoft, Finance, Funding, Startup, Tech, Atlanta, Tesla, United States, Venture Capital

Mobile bank Current raises $220 million Series D, triples valuation to $2.2B

U.S.-based challenger bank Current, which has now grown to nearly 3 million users, announced this morning it has raised a $220 million round of Series D funding, led by new investor Andreessen Horowitz (a16z). The funding swiftly follows Current’s $131 million Series C at the end of last year, at which point the company had doubled its user base over just six months to over 2 million users. As a result of the new roud, the fintech company has roughly tripled its valuation in five months’ time to...
Tags: Youtube, Tech, Andreessen Horowitz, David George, Jimmy Donaldson, Tiger Global Management TQ Ventures

Andreessen Horowitz hires Julie Yoo as general partner

Julie Yoo has joined Andreessen Horowitz as its newest general partner. She will make investments out of the venture capital firm’s bio fund, which closed on $450 million in 2017. Yoo spent the last eight years as a co-founder and chief product officer of Kyruus, a venture-backed healthcare provider matching tool. She’s joins as a16z’s 17th GP; the firm hired David George, who focuses on late-stage deals, and Anish Acharya, who specializes in fintech deals, as GPs earlier this year. More n...
Tags: TC, Tech, Andreessen, Venture Capital, Medicare, Andreessen Horowitz, Cvs, Chris Dixon, Vijay Pande, Yoo, Personnel, David George, Freenome, Connie Chan, Jorge Conde, Kyruus

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Googlers staged a big "sit-in" because they say the company retaliated against the organizers of November's sexual harassment walkouts. In New York, there were reportedly more than 200 Google employees who took part in the demonstration, reading and listening to instances of retaliation. Facebook could be strong-armed into hiring a federally-approved privacy boss under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, Politico r...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Vladimir Putin, Russia, New York City, Samsung, Trends, Tesla, Canada, Andreessen Horowitz, Bob Muglia, Alexa, Juno

Andreessen Horowitz Raises $2.75 Billion for Two New Funds

The bulk of the cash, $2 billion, will go toward a new late-stage fund, led by general partner David George. The fund is aimed at companies “that are just hitting their escape velocity,” wrote managing partner Scott Kupor in a blog post. The new fund comes as Andreessen Horowitz racks up a win from the recent IPO of Lyft Inc., a company it backed from 2013, and looks set for an even bigger return from Slack Technologies Inc., which it now owns about 13 percent of and has backed since its earli...
Tags: Science, Andreessen Horowitz, Scott Kupor, Slack Technologies Inc, David George, IPO of Lyft Inc

Andreessen Horowitz is launching a $2 billion VC fund for later stage startups it thinks have 'unusually big visions'

Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz announced Wednesday it raised $2 billion for its first late-stage venture fund. The firm's newest general partner David George will run the fund, which will specialize in providing funding for companies in Series C to Series G range. The firm also announced Fund VI, a $750 million early-stage fund for enterprise, consumer and fintech investments. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Andreessen Horowitz, one of Silicon Val...
Tags: Trends, Andreessen, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Scott Kupor, Kupor, David George, Axios Dan Primack

Andreessen Horowitz, one of Silicon Valley’s most prominent tech investors, is renouncing its status as a venture capital firm

Silicon Valley stalwart Andreessen Horowitz is renouncing its status as a venture capital firm as it moves closer to the world of financial services, cofounder Marc Andreessen told Forbes.  All 150 firm employees and partners will register as financial advisors. The differentiation allows the firm to make higher-risk investments in areas that the SEC says requires more oversight, such as cryptocurrency or token sales. Andreessen Horowitz, one of Silicon Valley’s flagship institutional tech i...
Tags: Facebook, Lyft, Trends, Andreessen, Nintendo, SEC, Silicon Valley, Ben Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz, Marc Andreessen, Forbes, David George, According to Forbes, Airbnb PagerDuty Pinterest, Slack Andreessen

Startups Weekly: What’s up with YC? Plus, mobility layoffs and Airbnb’s grand plans

Where to begin… Netflix darling Marie Kondo is hitting up Sand Hill Road in search of $40 million to fund an ecommerce platform, Y Combinator is giving $150,000 to a startup building a $380,000 flying motorcycle (because why not) and Jibo, the social robot, is calling it quits, speaking to owners directly of its imminent shutdown. It was a hectic week in unicorn land so, I’m just going to get right to the good stuff. Changes at Y Combinator Where to begin! Not only did the prolific accele...
Tags: Travel, Startups, Lyft, Y Combinator, Japan, Texas, Money, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Softbank, Funding, San Francisco, Chief executive officer, Ceo, Economy, Austin

Power moves of the week —WarnerMedia, Andreessen Horowitz, and LendingTree

Keeping an eye on major hires and promotions is one of the best ways to understand a company's strategy.  The Org tracks executive changes at companies big and small.  Here's a snapshot of the most important executive moves of the week across media, tech and finance.  This week, former NBC executive Bob Greenblatt officially joined WarnerMedia in a newly created role where he'll oversee HBO, among other responsibilities. Read more about this and other notable executive changes: Bob Greenb...
Tags: Hbo, Nbc, US, Trends, Food And Drug Administration, Andreessen Horowitz, Warner Bros, Jeff Zucker, Fintech, Lendingtree, Kevin Tsujihara, Lee, U S Food and Drug Administration, Bob Greenblatt, Trump White House, Gottlieb

Andreessen Horowitz hires its 15th general partner

Andreessen Horowitz, a venture capital fund behind the likes of Facebook, Instagram and Groupon, has tapped David George as its newest general partner and its first top dealmaker focused on late-stage deals. George joins from General Atlantic, where he’d backed consumer internet, enterprise software and fintech startups as a principal since 2012. “Andreessen has always been a multi-stage investment firm, but really the opportunity here is for [me] to be the first focused late-stage investo...
Tags: Groupon, Tech, Andreessen, Atlantic, Andreessen Horowitz, George, Sean, Facebook Instagram, Scott Kupor, Kupor, David George, Connie Chan, Angela Strange, David George At a16z George, Katie Huan, Shonda Rhimes Jada Pinkett Smith

YouTube quietly stopped paying the bill for brand safety, and a battle with agencies could be escalating

Brand safety continues to be a hot topic for marketers, though there's mounting evidence that YouTube thinks it can control those issues on its own. For more than a year, YouTube has paid some of the fees that web video players OpenSlate and Pixability charge agency holding companies to make sure their clients' ads only run next to specific content, according to sources. In December, YouTube notified agencies that it would stop covering the costs, to agencies' frustration. YouTube has made pro...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Isis, Youtube, Trends, George, McDonald, Oreal, David George, Pixability, Joe Barone, Integral Ad Science and DoubleVerify, Mike Henry OpenSlate, YouTube Pixability

Another Heroic Armed Citizen & Continued Mainstream Media Dishonesty ~ VIDEO

Opinion Ft Collins, CO –-( “Deceptive, glossy media images of faces, bodies, and social lifestyles, make us hate ourselves.” ~ Bryant McGillLast Sunday in Tumwater, WA, a heroic armed citizen fatally shot a VCA who was attempting, via active gunfire, to carjack vehicles in a Walmart parking lot. His decisive intervention doubtless saved more than one innocent life.The suspect was a deranged sociopath.Our hero is a pastor at a local church, as well as an EMT with the local fire dep...
Tags: Nbc, Guns, Walmart, Border Patrol, George, Bryant, VCA, Planet Earth, John Farnam, Biased media, Gun Rights News, Guns Save Lives, Self Defense, Ammoland TV, Defense Training International, John Farnam Defense Training International Inc

Pastor who shot suspect in Tumwater carjacking spree tells his story

As he heard the gunshots from the back of the Tumwater Walmart, David George wondered if his family was safe — and then his training kicked in. On Wednesday, George, an Oakville pastor and concealed-pistol carrier, gave his account of stopping the shooter who wounded three people in a deadly rampage.
Tags: Crime, News, Oakville, Tumwater, David George, Tumwater Walmart

Pixability Taps Ex-Facebook Exec as CEO, Founder Takes Board Role

Bettina Hein is stepping down as CEO of Pixability, the Boston-based video advertising software company she founded a decade ago. David George is taking the helm of Pixability, and Hein (pictured) will shift to the role of executive chairwoman, the company announced Tuesday. According to George’s LinkedIn profile, he was previously Facebook’s (NASDAQ: FB) head of mobile publisher solutions, Celtra chief operating officer, and a vice president of FairMarket and Maven Networks, which were a...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Yahoo, Ebay, Boston, Advertising, Marketing, Trends, Tech, Software, Adtech, George, Martech, Hein, Edison Partners, Jump Capital

ITV America Promotes Adam Sher and David Eilenberg

ITV America has promoted Adam Sher to president and David Eilenberg to chief creative officer. The shuffle comes after a transition at the top with Brent Montgomery exiting to launch is own firm last month and David George taking over as CEO of the British TV giant’s U.S. production outpost. “The talent, work ethic and […]
Tags: News, Brent Montgomery, David George, David Eilenberg, ITV America, Adam Sher

General Atlantic invests in Benevity

General Atlantic has made an undisclosed investment in Benevity Inc. In addition to the funding, David George of General Atlantic is joining Benevity’s board of directors. Based in Calgary, Alberta, Benevity is a provider of of corporate social responsibility and employee engagement software. Its client base is comprised of more than 300 global brands. PRESS RELEASE CALGARY, AB – January 24, 2018 – Benevity, Inc., a global provider of corporate social responsibility and employee engagement softw...
Tags: Singapore, US, Trends, CSR, Atlantic, B Corporation, General Atlantic, CALGARY AB, PE Deals, David George, Atlantic General Atlantic, Benevity, Benevity Inc, Calgary Alberta Benevity, Bryan de Lottinville Benevity Founder, Alex Crisses

General Atlantic promotes two to MD and one to operating partner

General Atlantic has promoted Wai Hoong Fock and Paul Stamas to managing director and Pierre Samec to operating partner. Also, the growth equity firm has promoted Luis Cervantes, Christian Figge, David George, Anna Golynskaya, Shaw Joseph and Melis Kahya to principal. The appointments will be effective as of January 1, 2018. PRESS RELEASE New York, NY – December 4, 2017 – General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, today announced the promotions of Wai Hoong Fock and Paul Stamas to Ma...
Tags: Asia, New York, London, Mexico, Stanford, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Trends, Turkey, People, Palo Alto, Munich, Atlantic, Mexico City, Switzerland, Bill Ford

General Atlantic funds software provider Mi9 Retail

General Atlantic has made an undisclosed investment in Mi9 Retail. Based in Miami, Florida, Mi9 Retail is a retail software provider. PRESS RELEASE Miami, Florida and New York, New York – July 6, 2017 – Mi9 Retail, a global supplier of omni-channel retail software, announced today that General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, has made a strategic investment in the company. General Atlantic will be adding capital to the Mi9 Retail balance sheet to support new initiatives and growth ...
Tags: Asia, Board of Directors, Singapore, Trends, Atlantic, Jason Williams, General Atlantic, Barney, New York New York, Company, The Company, Miami Florida, Zimmermann, North America Europe, Miami FL, PE Deals

ITV America Ups David George to President, Retires Leftfield Entertainment Moniker

Veteran TV producer David George has been promoted to president of ITV America, Variety has learned. George had previously been CEO of Leftfield Entertainment since ITV acquired the Leftfield group, which includes Leftfield Pictures, Sirens Media, Loud TV, and Outpost Entertainment. He will continue to report to ITV America CEO Brent Montgomery. In his new... Read more »
Tags: TV, News, America, Itv, George, Brent Montgomery, David George, ITV America, Leftfield Entertainment, Leftfield Pictures, ITV America Variety, Leftfield Pictures Sirens Media Loud TV

From Our Community: Secret Weapons for Successful Businesses

Running a business is no easy task. But you can make it just a bit easier on yourself by using the right tools. From applications to books to hiring the right employees, members of our small business community have found their own secret weapons to running successful businesses. See their favorites in the list below. Use Google Apps for Business and Sales Google provides so many different tools that businesses can use for various functions. If you’re unsure about exactly how Google Apps can b...
Tags: Sales, Startup, Google Apps, Social Media Examiner, Chris Guillebeau, Kristi Hines, John Jantsch, Kimberly Crossland, David George, Barry Levine, Lyndsay Phillips, Matt Rissell

local skiing

This was copied from SwissMountainLeader After a few days of rising temperatures I was beginning to think the planned ski touring with Josh and Richard was going to be a bit limited. But they arrived on Tuesday night just as the snow started to fall and by Thursday we had some great conditions. Thursday we spent on Monts-Chevreuils skiing out to Les Moulins following great snow most of the way down the mountain. That might have been enough but we came back to Leysin, put the skins on again and ...
Tags: Ski, Ski Touring, Richard, Josh, Swiss Alps, Julie, Les Monts-Chevreuils, Ski Randonnée, Walighürli, Leysin, Les Moulins, Leysin Switzerland, David George, Les Fers