Bezos Expeditions

  • Billionaires make it rain on Plenty, the indoor farming startup

    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 billionaires Eric Schmidt and Jeff Bezos. Plenty farms can grow anything except tree fruit and root vegetables, and produce crops at yields 530x greater than a typical field. Read More

  • Convoy, A Smart Logistics Service For Regional Trucking Businesses, Raises $2.5M

    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 problem kept coming up: smaller trucking businesses couldn’t grow because they weren’t able to connect with businesses that needed shipping without dozens of phone calls. Read More

  • Fundbox Secures $50 Million More To Power Small Businesses

    Fundbox Secures $50 Million More To Power Small Businesses

    Less than six months after announcing a $40 million Series B investment, alternative lending startup Fundbox has closed on another $50 million in funding to provide small businesses with the immediate cash they need to stay afloat. Spark Capital Growth led the round, which brings Fundbox’s venture funding total to $108 million in just under a year and a half. Bezos Expeditions… Read More

  • Paperless Billing Service Doxo Raises $10 Million In Series B Funding

    Paperless billing is one of those things that is slower to take hold than it should, but it just seems inevitable that is how we all will be receiving our bills sooner or later. One startup trying to speed along the paperless era is Doxo, which just raised a $10 million. The Series B financing was led by Sigma Partners, with previous investors Mohr Davidow and Bezos Expeditions… Read More

  • Bezos-Backed Heartland Robotics Raises Another $20 Million

    Heartland Robotics today announced that it raised $20 million in a series B venture round led by Highland Capital Partners. Other investors include Sigma Partners and existing investors Bezos Expeditions and Charles River Ventures. The Boston-based company previously raised $7 million in August, 2009. The founder of Heartland Robotics is Rodney Brooks, a former AI reseracher at MIT and one… Read More