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  • Crunch Report | Tesla and Rollercoasters

    Waymo is suing Otto and Uber for allegedly stealing its trade secrets, Layer gets more funding and acquires Cola, a major Cloudflare bug leaked sensitive data from customers’ websites and Elon Musk addresses unionization concerns at Tesla. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • StockX raises $6M to grow its marketplace for limited-edition products

    StockX raises $6M to grow its marketplace for limited-edition products

    StockX, a marketplace for sneakers, has announced that they’ve closed a $6M round from a group of high-profile investors like Mark Wahlberg, Scooter Braun, and Wale. They join existing investors like Eminem, SV Angel and Detroit Venture Partners. The sneaker reseller space couldn’t be hotter right now. GOAT, one of the largest app-based sneaker marketplaces has raised more than… Read More

  • CB Insights: 3,358 tech exits in 2016, ‘unicorn births’ down 68%

    CB Insights: 3,358 tech exits in 2016, ‘unicorn births’ down 68%

    We’ve kicked off 2017 with a surprise acquisition of what was planned to be the first big IPO of the year — Cisco snapping up AppDynamics for $3.7 billion, just days before its public listing — and what many believe will be an IPO filing for Snapchat’s parent Snap. But in contrast, it appears that 2016 represented a shift less frothy times. CB Insights has published… Read More

  • Jiobit finds $3 million for kid trackers that work indoors, not just at the park

    Jiobit finds $3 million for kid trackers that work indoors, not just at the park

    Chicago startup Jiobit wants to use wireless technology to bring parents peace of mind whenever and wherever their kids may roam. Its flagship product is a location tracker that can stand up to the rough and tumble activities of a toddler or a tween, with a long battery life, and mobile app that sends alerts to parents when a kid has gone outside an expected range. Jiobit CEO and founder… Read More

  • Eric Schmidt-backed HouseCanary raises $33 million

    Eric Schmidt-backed HouseCanary raises $33 million

    The total U.S. housing market is worth $30 trillion, but the data to value individual properties is still imprecise, according to HouseCanary. The real estate startup thinks it has better analysis and counts believers like Eric Schmidt and Kobe Bryant, who are participating in its $33 million funding round. “We’re probably 25 years behind the stock market in terms of… Read More

  • East Ventures raises $27.5M seed fund for Southeast Asia, its fifth to date

    East Ventures raises $27.5M seed fund for Southeast Asia, its fifth to date

    One of Southeast Asia’s longest-serving seed-stage investors has reloaded its coffers for more deals after East Ventures closed its fifth fund, worth $27.5 million. Read More

  • Rent the Runway raises $60 million

    Rent the Runway raises $60 million

    Fashion e-commerce powerhouse Rent the Runway has confirmed that it raised $60 million in a funding round led by Fidelity Investments. Technology Crossover Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, Highland Capital Partners and Advance Publications are also participating in the round. Recode, which first reported the news, was told that the valuation was a “significant step up” from the… Read More

  • Procurify raises $7M Series A round for its purchasing platform

    Procurify raises $7M Series A round for its purchasing platform

    There is nothing sexy about procurement but it’s an essential task in the day-to-day life of virtually any business, not-for-profit and school. Vancouver, Canada-based Procurify wants to take some of the pain out of this process with the help of its online and mobile purchasing and accounts payable platform. As the company announced today, it has raised a $7 million Series A round led… Read More

  • Stealth Uber competitor Zoox valued at $1.5 billion

    Stealth Uber competitor Zoox valued at $1.5 billion

    The race for self-driving autos is heating up; undercover startup Zoox is fetching a value of $1.5 billion even before unveiling their first product. TechCrunch has confirmed that the company recently raised $50 million from Hong Kong-based hedge fund Composite Capital. The round was first reported by The Wall Street Journal and comes just months after $200 million in funding raised at a… Read More

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