Shop Circle wants to keep Shopify merchants from going ‘round and ‘round finding apps they need
The London-based company is creating a one-stop shop for what it considers to be the “best-of-the-best” e-commerce apps to get merchants up-and-running quickly.
Commercial real estate lending startup Lev brings in $30M on a $130M valuation
Commercial real estate has been slow to embrace technology, with most deals still paper-heavy and complicated.
Former Zillow execs raise $70M seed round for Tomo, which wants to simplify the mortgage process
There are so many startups pledging to reinvent the mortgage process that it’s hard to keep up. But for anyone who has had to go through the process of applying for one, it’s clear that there’s
SESO Labor is providing a way for migrant farmworkers to get legally protected work status in the US
As the Biden administration works to bring legislation to Congress to address the endemic problem of immigration reform in America, on the other side of the nation a small California startup called SE
La Haus is bringing US tech services to Latin America’s real estate market
The alchemy for a successful startup can be hard to parse. Sometimes, it’s who you know. Sometimes it’s where you go to school. And sometimes it’s what you do. In the case of La Haus
This venture firm is offering fast funding in a time of uncertainty
The early-stage venture firm NFX is launching a seed-funding initiative today that invites founders to apply for seed funding of $1 million to $2 million in exchange for 15% of their company. Why is t
Where top VCs are investing in travel, tourism and hospitality tech
The venture community has been fixated on travel and hospitality since the dot-com era and early-2000s, when mainstays like Kayak and Airbnb were still Silicon Valley darlings. As the multi-trillion-d
Where top VCs are investing in real estate and proptech (Part 1 of 2)
The multi-trillion dollar global real estate market is getting flipped on its head. Business model innovation, data accessibility and the proliferation of mobile, SaaS and other cloud-native software
Backed by Serena Williams and Usain Bolt, Let’s Do This raises $15M from EQT
Back in September, endurance events marketplace Let’s Do This (a YC alumni) raised a $5 million seed round from a number of U.S. investors, including Olympic star Usain Bolt and tennis star Serena W
Startups Weekly: Understanding Uber’s latest fintech play
In this week's newsletter: Fintech's banner year, subscription rental furniture and Particle's Series C.
Trulia founder Pete Flint backs real estate startup Modus
Modus raises $12.5 million Series A co-led by NFX’s Pete Flint and Niki Pezeshki of Felicis Ventures.
Endurance events startup Let’s Do This raises seed cash from Serena Williams, Usain Bolt
Let’s Do This is a Y Combinator alumni startup from 2018 which is a marketplace for endurance events, from a 5K fun run to an Ironman triathlon. It has now raised a $5 million seed round, with Seren
Trulia founder Pete Flint is now a VC with NFX Guild
NFX Guild, a young mentorship-driven startup accelerator that was already managed by three powerhouse partners — James Currier, Gigi Levy-Weiss and Stan Chudnovsky — just added another imp