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Solid banks $63M for easier deployment of embedded fintech products

By utilizing APIs and a few lines of code, Solid enables customers to embed fintech products and get them up-and-running quickly.

Real estate developer turned prefab home builder Veev closes on $400M in fresh funding

Veev, a real estate developer turned tech-enabled homebuilder, announced today that it has raised $400 million a Series D round that propels the company to “unicorn status.” The financing

The early bird has landed — buy your in-person pass to TC Sessions: Mobility 2022 today and save

Who’s ready to mobilize and meet up in real life? And by “mobilize” we mean join more than 2,000 mobile-minded movers and shakers at TC Sessions: Mobility 2022 in San Mateo, California, on May 1

Payment orchestration platform Gr4vy pulls in another $15M in a Series A extension

Retailers often build their own “orchestration” platforms for payment processing and routing, but these can be complex to maintain. Spreedly plays in this space, and, last year, new startup Gr4vy

Accounts payable automation startup Tipalti raises $270M, quadruples valuation to $8.3B

Tipalti, once a fintech unicorn, is now nearing decacorn status. The company, which automates accounts payables for mid-market companies, announced today that it has raised $270 million in a Series F

Meru Health secures $38M in equity and debt for ‘holistic’ online mental health platform

The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly been devastating on many levels. But if there’s any silver lining in the global crisis, it could be that it’s less taboo to talk about feeling anxious, depres

Blameless raises $30M to guide companies through their software lifecycle

Blameless’ platform provides the context, guardrails and automated workflows so engineering teams are unified in the way they communicate and interact while building their software systems.

Genomics startup Helix receives $33 million in NIH funding to scale COVID-19 testing

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) is revealing the first beneficiaries of its Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) program, and San Mateo-based Helix is on the receiving end of $33 mill

WeWork and SoftBank unveil the first 14 startups in their Emerge accelerator for underrepresented founders

SoftBank Investment Advisers and WeWork Labs say they’ve officially kicked off the first session of Emerge, an accelerator program designed for underrepresented founders. In their press release,

Xona Space Systems raises $1 million to improve satellite-based navigation services

San Mateo-based startup Xona Space Systems has raised a $1 million “pre-seed” round led by 1517, with participation from Seraphim Capital, Trucks Venture Capital and Stellar Solutions. The

Tesla prepares to bring back 30% of Fremont factory workers in spite of county order

Tesla is aiming to ramp up “limited operations” at its factory in Fremont, Calif., a decision that puts the company and its CEO Elon Musk in direct conflict with a stay-at-home order in Al

Stay-at-home order for 7 million Bay Area residents extended to end of May

A stay-at-home order for several San Francisco Bay Area counties will be extended through the end of May due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a decision that affects 7 million residents and thousands of busi

Good news, Bay Area, you can still go on a hike (for now)

Yesterday, San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced a lockdown for six Bay Area Counties: San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Marin, Contra Costa and Alameda. The public health order marks a big

Bay Area counties announce lockdown through April 7

Six Bay Area counties — San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Marin, Contra Costa and Alameda — announced a “shelter in place” order. The lockdown, unveiled at a press conference earlier, sta

Silicon Valley Community Foundation challenges donors to address local problems

I've always thought and believed that you need the public sector and then you need the risk capital that taxpayer money shouldn't be going to.

YouTube’s bully problems prove that community doesn’t scale

I have a confession to make. It’s something that I live with daily. It’s not that I’m not proud of it...it’s just that I’m never sure how people will see me after they know my “secret.”

Lime’s founding CEO steps down as his co-founder takes control

Brad Bao, a Lime co-founder and long-time Tencent executive, will assume chief responsibilities.

Remote workers and nomads represent the next tech hub

Amid calls for a dozen different global cities to replace Silicon Valley — Austin, Beijing, London, New York — nobody has yet nominated “nowhere.” But it’s now a possibility. There are two t

Truepill, the ‘AWS for pharmacies,’ gets $10M from Initialized Capital

Meet the B2B business powering today's D2C healthcare brands.

Africa Roundup: Paga goes global and 4 startups raise $99M in VC

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