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AI photo startup Polarr raises an $11.5 million Series A

LakeArrowhead (#1) 5 days ago Business ai photo startup polarr raises 115 million series All http://feedproxy.google.com   Discuss  | Add To 
Bay Area photography startup Polarr announced this morning that it has raised an $11.5 million Series A. The new round of funding, led by Threshold Ventures with participation from Pear Ventures and Cota Capital, brings the startup’s total funding to around $13.5 million, according to the company. At the moment, the company is probably best […]
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ProdPerfect gets $2.6 million to automate QA testing for web apps

LakeArrowhead (#1) 5 days ago Business prodperfect 26 million automate qa testing web apps All http://feedproxy.google.com   Discuss  | Add To 
ProdPerfect, a Boston-based startup focused on automating QA testing for web apps, has announced the close of a $2.6 million Seed round co-led by Eniac Ventures and Fika Ventures, with participation from Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator. ProdPerfect started when co-founder and CEO Dan Widing was VP of engineering at WeSpire, where he saw firsthand the pain […]
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Fortnite goes big on esports for 2019 with $100 million prize pool

LakeArrowhead (#1) 25 days ago Business fortnite big esports 2019 100 million prize pool All http://feedproxy.google.com   Discuss  | Add To 
Epic Games, maker of the ultra popular Battle Royale game Fortnite, is putting up another $100 million in prize cash for competitive tournaments in 2019. The company made waves in the esports world last year, announcing $100 million prize pool for the 2018 competitive year, dwarfing every other competitive title in one fell swoop. This […]
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Tech investors see bugs as a big business as Ÿnsect raises $125 million

LakeArrowhead (#1) 25 days ago Business tech investors bugs big business ÿnsect raises 125 million All http://feedproxy.google.com   Discuss  | Add To 
A company using advanced technologies to grow and harvest mealworms (larval beetles) at scale is on track to become one of the venture capital industry’s oddest billion-dollar investments. Ÿnsect, (pronounced ‘insect”) is a Paris-based producer of insect protein that has just closed on $125 million as the company looks to expand into North America selling […]
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About.me acquired by mobile-first small business startup Broadly

LakeArrowhead (#1) 25 days ago Business aboutme acquired mobile-first small business startup broadly All http://feedproxy.google.com   Discuss  | Add To 
Personal homepage startup About.me has been acquired. Again! The company, once bought by AOL for a reported $35 million, decided a couple years after the deal to go it alone, and spun About.me back out to become an independent company. Today, About.me announced it’s being acquired by the Oakland-based startup Broadly. About.me founder and True […]
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Logistics startup Flexport just raised a SoftBank-led round at a whopping $3.2 billion valuation

LakeArrowhead (#1) 25 days ago Business logistics startup flexport raised softbank-led whopping 32 billion valuation All http://feedproxy.google.com   Discuss  | Add To 
Flexport, a 5.5-year-old, San Francisco-based full-service air and ocean freight forwarder, says it has raised $1 billion in fresh funding led by the SoftBank Vision Fund. Earlier backers of the company, including Founders Fund, DST Global, Cherubic Ventures, Susa Ventures and SF Express, all participated in the round, which reportedly pegs the company’s post-money valuation […]
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Zoba raises $3 million to help mobility companies predict demand

LakeArrowhead (#1) 25 days ago Business zoba raises 3 million mobility companies predict demand All http://feedproxy.google.com   Discuss  | Add To 
Scooter share, bike share and ride hailing are quickly becoming staple commodities in cities all over the world. As companies in those respective spaces try to improve their economics, Zoba is aiming to contribute to those goals by predicting demand for scooters, bikes and, eventually, rides in particular areas. To support Zoba’s mission, the company […]
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Circle raises $20M Series B to help even more parents limit screen time

LakeArrowhead (#1) 25 days ago Business circle raises 20m series parents limit screen time All http://feedproxy.google.com   Discuss  | Add To 
Circle makes a fantastic screen time management tool and today the company announced a round of funding to help fuel its growth. The $20 million Series B included participation from Netgear and T-Mobile, along with Third Kind Venture Capital and follow-on investments from Relay Ventures and other Series A participants. With this round of funding, […]
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Showfields raises $9M for a more flexible approach to brick-and-mortar retail

LakeArrowhead (#1) 25 days ago Business showfields raises 9m flexible approach brick-and-mortar retail All http://feedproxy.google.com   Discuss  | Add To 
Showfields, which helps online brands move into offline, brick-and-mortar retail, is announcing that it has raised $9 million in seed funding. “Our thesis was simple: Make the process of becoming physical as easy as becoming digital,” co-founder and CEO Tal Zvi Nathanel told me. I’ve written about other companies, like Bulletin, promising a more flexible […]
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DoorDash raises $400M round, now valued at $7.1B

LakeArrowhead (#1) 26 days ago Business doordash raises 400m valued 71b All http://feedproxy.google.com   Discuss  | Add To 
Delivery company DoorDash is announcing that it has raised $400 million in Series F financing. Earlier this month, The Wall Street Journal reported that the company was looking to raise $500 million at a valuation of $6 billion or more. In fact, DoorDash now says the funding came at a $7.1 billion valuation. The round […]

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