Forerunner, Bezos back Arrived, a startup that lets you buy into single-family rentals for ‘as little as $100’
Arrived has raised $25 million in a Series A funding round led by Forerunner Ventures to give people the ability to buy shares in single-family rentals with “as little as $100.” Returning backers
Can $100 million get Wildtype’s cell-grown ‘sushi-grade’ salmon into the wild?
Wildtype, a six-year-old, San Francisco-based outfit that’s developing cultured salmon from cells outside the animal, just raised $100 million in Series B funding to make its product ubiquitous, fro
WhyLabs raises $10M Series A for its AI observability platform
WhyLabs, a machine learning startup that was spun out of the Allen Institute last year, helps data teams monitor the health of their AI models and the data pipelines that fuel them. Last year, the sta
Acrew Capital, Jeff Bezos back Colombia-based proptech La Haus’ $100M debt, equity round
La Haus, which has developed an online real estate marketplace operating in Mexico and Colombia, has secured $100 million in additional funding, including $50 million in equity and $50 million in debt
NotCo gets its horn following $235M round to expand plant-based food products
Foodtech company NotCo, making plant-based milk and meat replacements, wrapped up another funding round this year, a $235 million Series D round that gives it a $1.5 billion valuation.
SVB-led $100M investment makes Chipper Cash Africa’s ‘most valuable startup’
Fintech in Africa is a goldmine. Investors are betting big on startups offering a plethora of services from payments and lending to neobanks, remittances and cross-border transfers, and rightfully so.
How Pilot charted a course of not raising too much money
A few weeks ago, we wrote about fintech Pilot raising a $100 million Series C that doubled the company’s valuation to $1.2 billion. Bezos Expeditions — Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ personal invest
Jeff Bezos’ investment fund is backing a startup hoping to be the AWS for SMB accounting
One of the biggest pain points for startups and small businesses is keeping up with back office tasks such as bookkeeping and managing taxes. QuickBooks, it seems, just doesn’t always cut it. Three-
African fintech startup Chipper Cash raises $30M backed by Jeff Bezos
African cross-border fintech startup Chipper Cash has raised a $30 million Series B funding round led by Ribbit Capital with participation of Bezos Expeditions — the personal VC fund of Amazon CEO
WhyLabs brings more transparency to ML ops
WhyLabs, a new machine learning startup that was spun out of the Allen Institute, is coming out of stealth today. Founded by a group of former Amazon machine learning engineers, Alessya Visnjic, Sam G
Competing with both Perfect Day and Beyond Meat, Chile’s NotCo raises $85 million to expand to the US
NotCo, the Chilean food technology company making plant-based milk and meat replacements, has confirmed the close of a new $85 million round of funding to take the company’s products into the U.
With an ex-Uber exec as its new CEO, digital mental health service Mindstrong raises $100 million
Daniel Graf has had a long career in the tech industry. From founding his own startup in the mid-2000s to working at Google, then Twitter, and finally Uber, the tech business has made him extremely we
Mindstrong Health hires leadership team with all-star tech product experience
Mindstrong Health is tackling one of the most difficult challenges in healthcare: Severe mental illness, commonly referred to as SMI in the healthcare industry. The startup, founded in 2013 by Paul Da
Confirmed: Nike has picked up Russell Wilson’s Tally/TraceMe in a rare acquisition
Nike has long been synonymous with premium sneakers and other sports gear, but now the company could be extending its brand into another area — digital media — thanks to the rumored acquis
Kaszek Ventures raises $600 million in two funds as Latin America’s startup market booms
Kaszek Ventures, the investment firm that has been one of the primary architects of the recent boom in startup financing and growth in Latin America, has just raised $600 million across two new funds.
Famed founder Daphne Koller tells it straight: ‘With most drugs, we do not understand why they work’
Daphne Koller doesn’t mind hard work. She joined Stanford University’s computer science department in 1995, spending the next 18 years there in a full-time capacity before co-founding the
On-demand trucking app Convoy raises $185M at $1B valuation
CapitalG, the growth equity arm of Alphabet, has led the $185 million round in Convoy, its first investment in the Seattle-based, tech-enabled trucking network. The round brings Convoy’s total r
New York’s programming ed tech startup, General Assembly, sells to Adecco for $413 million
The European human resources services company Adecco Group said that is acquiring the New York-based, programming, design, and management training startup General Assembly for $413 million. With the a
Billionaires make it rain on Plenty, the indoor farming startup
SoftBank Vision Fund, the huge tech-investment vehicle helmed by Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son, has led a $200 million investment into indoor farming startup Plenty. Joining Son are notable tech
Convoy, A Smart Logistics Service For Regional Trucking Businesses, Raises $2.5M
Dan Lewis wasn't convinced that a startup that connects small trucking companies to people who need shipments was going to work. But he went door to door in a warehouse district in Seattle, and one pr