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Microsoft Ventures, Madrona and others launch $3.5M AI startup competition

Microsoft Ventures today announced a new AI startup competition with a total prize purse of $3.5 million in investments into the winners. The firm is partnering with Madrona Venture Partners, Notion C

GitLab raises $20M Series C round led by GV

GitLab, a collaboration and DevOps platform for developers that’s currently in use by more than 100,000 organizations, today announced that it has raised a $20 million Series C round led by GV (

ProsperWorks raises $53M for its G Suite-centric CRM service

ProsperWorks, a service that offers a set of Google-centric CRM tools, today announced that it has raised a $53 million Series C round led by Norwest Venture Partners, with participation from GV (the

Heptio raises $25M Series B to help bring cloud-native computing to the enterprise

Heptio, the startup founded by Kubernetes co-founders Craig McLuckie and Joe Beda, today announced that it has raised a $25 million Series B funding round led by Madrona Venture partners. Lightspeed V

Crunch Report | First Day YC S17 Wraps Up

LinkedIn now allows anyone to upload video to the platform, Databricks raises $140 million and Druva raises $80 million, the first day of Y Combinator's Summer 2017 Demo Days wraps up and Verizon thro

Pro.com raises $10M funding round to expand its home improvement service to more cities

Pro.com started out as a marketplace that wanted to connect homeowners with home improvement and renovation professionals. Today, however, the company is a tech-centric general contractor with license

Hutch, the virtual interior design app, has raised $10M from Zillow

Hutch, the interior design app that takes a photo of your room and virtually redecorates it, has raised $10 million in funding from real estate platform Zillow. Zillow's CEO Spencer Rascoff will also

Rinse raises $14M in Series B funding to bring its laundry pick-up nationwide

Rinse, the San Francisco-based dry cleaning and laundry delivery service, has closed a $14M Series B round of funding. This comes after a $6M Series A last year, meaning the startup has now raised abo

Vice has raised $450M ahead of a potential IPO

Vice Media has raised $450M in new funding from private-equity firm TPG, with a deal valuing the media company around $5.7 billion post-money. Shane Smith, co-founder and CEO of Vice was just on CNBC

Crunch Report | Microsoft Reveals The Xbox One X

Uber moves forward with Holder report reccomendations, Microsoft reveals the Xbox One X, Snap Spectacles 2.0 might have augmented reality built in and Jaguar Land Rover bets on Lyft. All this on Crunc

Epic! raises $8 million to keep kids reading in a digital age

The makers of Epic!, one of many apps jockeying to become a "Netflix for books," have raised $8 million in a round led by Reach Capital, the education-specialized venture firm. Epic! at its core is an

Spin raises $8 million as bike-sharing battle heats up in the US

Bike sharing has taken a turn in the U.S. The new mode is “dockless,” where companies distribute bikes around a city or campus to be rented per trip instead of dispensing them from one station. Th

Marketing tech company Zeta Global raises $140M at a $1.3B valuation

Zeta Global, the marketing tech company that has recently acquired the likes of eBay's enterprise arm and Acxiom Impact, is preparing for another round of acquisitions and investments in its technolog

Robot tutor Musio makes its retail debut in Japan

A cute, robotic language tutor called Musio, has made it from crowdfunding campaign to full-fledged product with a debut in stores this week in Japan. Priced at JPY 98,000 (about US $900), Musio is no

Cloudera posts long-awaited IPO filing

Cloudera, the enterprise big data company that's received significant backing from Intel, has unveiled its much-anticipated IPO filing.

WayUp gets $18.5 million more to help college grads find jobs

Recent college grads need a better way to search for jobs. Or at least, that’s the thesis of New York-based WayUp, which recently raised $18.5 million in Series B funding to execute on this vis

LimeBike raises $12 million to roll out bike sharing without kiosks in the US

A startup called LimeBike has raised $12 million in venture funding to make Chinese-style bike sharing mainstream in the U.S. Andreessen Horowitz led the round, joined by IDG Ventures, DCM Ventures an

NFL’s Drew Brees backs Waitr to make takeout easy in anytown USA

Food delivery startups abound in the U.S., but few of them deliver to customers in “second cities” and smaller towns. From early pioneers like Grubhub to newer services like DoorDash, food

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 ad

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 investor
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