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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

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 lis

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 ro

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

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.

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 Ca

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 so

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

Check out the trailer for our new series “The Down Round”

The new series “The Down Round” is a six-episode look at what many are considering the burst of the Silicon Valley bubble. While Silicon Valley has boomed for most of the past decade, fund

Equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd launches an early stage digital health fund

Israel-based equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd is launching a sector specific fund fully focused on digital health -- touting it as Israel's first fund with such a focus. The fund, called OurCrowd

Imzy raises $8 million Series A round, opens communities platform to everyone

We all want to feel like we belong somewhere. In today’s connected world, one-fifth of adults in the U.S. are online “almost constantly,” according to Pew Research Center. But the in

Bryan Johnson invests $100 million in Kernel to unlock the power of the human brain

Earlier this year, former Braintree founder Bryan Johnson publicly announced his plans to forge Kernel, a company with the sole purpose of building hardware and software to augment human intelligence.

Leanplum raises $29M Series C round for its mobile marketing platform

Leanplum started out as a mobile A/B testing platform but has since built on this foundation to become a fully-fledged mobile marketing platform. The company has now raised a $29 million Series C roun

SelfScore raises $7.1 million to help international students get credit in the U.S.

A startup called SelfScore has raised $7.1 million in new venture funding to help bring much-needed financial services to international students at U.S. colleges and universities. SelfScore co-founder

DroneDeploy raises $20 million to help any business put drones to work

A San Francisco-based startup called DroneDeploy has raised $20 million in Series B funding to grow their drone data management platform. The drone tech startup closed its Series B deal just before th

Apptimize pulls in $12.4 million to help companies deploy apps faster

Apptimize, a company that helps businesses optimize, test and rapidly iterate their mobile apps, has just raised $12.4 million in a new round of Series B funding. Investor interest was strong due to t
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