Teeth-straightening startup SmileDirectClub gets $3 billion valuation in new fundraising

LakeArrowhead (#1) 8 days ago US News teeth-straightening startup smiledirectclub 3 billion valuation fundraising All   Discuss  | Add To 
SmileDirectClub, which produces at-home invisible teeth alignment kits, has raised new funding from investors that values the company above $3 billion, three people with knowledge of the matter said.

Magic Leap buys mesh-computing startup Computes

LakeArrowhead (#1) 13 days ago Business magic leap buys mesh-computing startup computes All   Discuss  | Add To 
Magic Leap has announced they are acquiring Computes, a decentralized mesh computing startup. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. From Magic Leap’s blog post: From the beginning, Chris Matthieu and Jade Meskill started Computes, Inc. based on the principle of enabling the next generation of computing. We believe Magic Leap is the perfect home to […]

Subscription startup Bespoke Post is creating its own brands and products for men

LakeArrowhead (#1) 17 days ago Business subscription startup bespoke post creating brands products men All   Discuss  | Add To 
Bespoke Post says it has more than 100,000 subscribers signed up to receive a monthly “box of awesome” (that’s what it calls its bundles of curated men’s products). Next up: Creating brands and products of its own. It’s a common move for retailers and e-commerce companies to launch their own brands, but it sounds like […]

China’s secret startup advantage: liquidity

LakeArrowhead (#1) 21 days ago Business chinas secret startup advantage liquidity All   Discuss  | Add To 
This year’s rush of IPOs from Chinese tech companies has dominated headlines, but what’s more interesting is how quickly they got there. Traditionally, “going public” represented the gratifying culmination of sleepless nights and missed birthdays that went into building a company. The peak of a lengthy climb, where founders and VCs would finally see the […]

Boeing wins $2.4 billion to replace Air Force's aging iconic Huey choppers that guard America's nukes

LakeArrowhead (#1) 24 days ago US News boeing wins 24 billion replace air forces aging iconic huey choppers guard americas nukes All   Discuss  | Add To 
The long-awaited Pentagon contract is worth $2.4 billion for up to 84 aircraft. The service awarded Boeing approximately $375 million for the first four helicopters on Monday.

Deep-linking startup Branch is raising more than $100M at a unicorn valuation

LakeArrowhead (#1) 41 days ago Business deep-linking startup branch raising 100m unicorn valuation All   Discuss  | Add To 
Branch, the deep-linking startup backed by Andy Rubin’s Playground Ventures, will enter the unicorn club with an upcoming funding round. The four-year-old company, which helps brands create links between websites and mobile apps, has authorized the sale of $129 million in Series D shares, according to sources and confirmed by PitchBook, which tracks venture capital […]

And the winner of Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF 2018 is… Forethought

LakeArrowhead (#1) 41 days ago Business winner startup battlefield disrupt sf 2018 forethought All   Discuss  | Add To 
Startups participating in the Startup Battlefield have all been hand-picked to participate in our highly competitive startup competition. They all presented in front of multiple groups of VCs and tech leaders serving as judges for a chance to win $100,000 and the coveted Disrupt Cup. After hours of deliberations, TechCrunch editors pored over the judges’ […]

George Church’s genetics on the blockchain startup just raised $4.3 million from Khosla

LakeArrowhead (#1) 50 days ago Business george churchs genetics blockchain startup raised 43 million khosla All   Discuss  | Add To 
Nebula Genomics, the startup that wants to put your whole genome on the blockchain, has announced the raise of $4.3 million in Series A from Khosla Ventures and other leading tech VC’s such as Arch Venture Partners, Fenbushi Capital, Mayfield, F-Prime Capital Partners, Great Point Ventures, Windham Venture Partners, Hemi Ventures, Mirae Asset, Hikma Ventures and […]

Movado Group acquires watch startup MVMT

LakeArrowhead (#1) 61 days ago Business movado group acquires watch startup mvmt All   Discuss  | Add To 
The Movado Group, which sells multiple brands, including Lacoste, Tommy Hilfiger and Hugo Boss, has purchased MVMT, a small watch company founded by Jacob Kassan and Kramer LaPlante in 2013. The company, which advertised heavily on Facebook, logged $71 million in revenue in 2017. Movado purchased the company for $100 million. “The acquisition of MVMT […]

DoorDash raises another $250M, nearly triples valuation to $4B

LakeArrowhead (#1) 63 days ago Business doordash raises 250m triples valuation 4b All   Discuss  | Add To 
Food delivery startup DoorDash announced this afternoon that it has raised $250 million, just five months since the company announced a $535 million round. Why raise more money so soon? CEO Tony Xu told Axios that he wasn’t actively looking for additional investment, but was open to investor interest because it could help the company expand […]

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