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BMW Group has tapped Valeo to provide the advanced driver assistance system for the automaker’s new electric vehicle platform due to launch in 2025. The deal, a significant win for…

BMW taps Valeo for driving assistance systems in its next-gen EVs

The best software companies of the 2020s will be built over the next 12 months. But the way to build and scale a standout company in the 2020s doesn’t look…

OpenView’s Kyle Poyar shares how to build a standout software company in the 2020s

Barcelona-based Amenitiz, which sells software-as-a-service for streamlining the administration of independent hotels and B&Bs which it shorthands as ‘Shopify for hotels’, has closed a $30 million Series A a few…

Amenitiz gets $30M for SaaS it bills as ‘Shopify for hotels’

Germany-based construction tech startup Cosuno has raised a $30 million Series B led by U.S. growth equity firm Avenir Growth. Spark Capital and Cherry Ventures, which led the Series A…

German construction tech startup Cosuno raises $30M Series B by Avenir Growth

By now, many of us are familiar with the warehouse robots that populate those vast spaces occupied by the likes of Amazon and others. In particular, Amazon was very much…

Paack pulls in a $225M Series D led by SoftBank to scale its e-commerce delivery platform

Security cameras, for better or for worse, are part and parcel of how many businesses monitor spaces in the workplace for security or operational reasons. Now, a startup is coming…

Spot AI emerges from stealth with $22M for a platform to draw out more intelligence from organizations’ basic security videos

Plume — a communications startup that partners with carriers to provide smart mesh Wi-Fi to improve broadband connectivity in homes, and then offers other smart home services on top of…

Plume raises $300M as it passes 1.2B devices in 35M homes using its smart Wi-Fi service

Many e-commerce businesses run their entire order fulfillment process in-house because outsourcing it can be expensive. But the COVID-19 pandemic has supercharged many small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) as consumers…

Pandemic-driven boom in e-commerce helps Huboo’s warehousing platform close $81M

The company has been undertaking plans over the last couple of years to move beyond its core video conferencing market — here’s how industry experts see this plan working.

Zoom looks beyond video conferencing as triple-digit 2020 growth begins to slow

When people talk about “online food delivery” services, chances are that they’ll think of the Uber Eats, Instacarts and Getirs of this world. But today a startup that’s tackling a…

GrubMarket gobbles up $120M at a $1B+ pre-money valuation to take on the food supply chain

As artificial intelligence continues to weave its way into more enterprise applications, a startup that has built a platform to help businesses, especially non-tech organizations, build more customized AI decision-making…

Peak raises $75M for a platform that helps non-tech companies build AI applications

Moving services giant Updater is bringing on the team from Dolly as the New York company looks to expand its scope of offerings with the acquisition of the on-demand startup…

End-to-end moving startup Updater buys on-demand moving startup Dolly

As an increasing number of startups sell investors on mobile apps that help consumers prioritize well-being and mindfulness, other startups are looking for a more immersive take that allows users…

Psychedelic VR meditation startup Tripp raises $11 million Series A

Proving that Central and Eastern Europe remains a powerhouse of hardware engineering matched with software, Gideon Brothers (GB), a Zagreb, Croatia-based robotics and AI startup, has raised a $31 million…

Croatia’s Gideon Brothers raises $31M for its 3D vision-enabled autonomous warehouse robots

Jeeves, which is building an “all-in-one expense management platform” for global startups, is emerging from stealth today with $131 million in total funding, including $31 million in equity and $100…

Jeeves emerges from stealth with $131M in debt and equity and a16z as a lead investor

The idea of directly incentivizing users is a common rallying cry in the crypto community: Imagine an internet free from monopoly tech giants where users control and monetize their own…

SaaS needs to take a page out of the crypto playbook

An FDA pathway that’s greased the gears for COVID-19 vaccines and drugs has paved the way for something else: a new take on electroencephalography (EEG), the established brain-monitoring technique in…

‘It’s almost like placing an IV’: Brain monitoring electrode receives FDA 510(k) clearance

Subscription business models are attractive, but there are two major pitfalls. First, payment. Second: How do businesses cover the funding gap between when customers sign up and when they pay?

Software subscriptions are eating the world: Solving billing and cash flow woes simultaneously

Reshaping ownership proofs in the fine art markets has been one of the blockchain’s clearest real-world use cases. But in recent months as top auction houses have embraced NFTs and…

Lobus raises $6 million for an art management platform on the blockchain

Clio, a software company that helps law practices run more efficiently with its cloud-based technology, announced Tuesday it has raised a $110 million Series E round co-led by T. Rowe…

Canada’s newest unicorn: Clio raises $110M at a $1.6B valuation for legal tech

Microsoft today announced Azure Percept, its new hardware and software platform for bringing more of its Azure AI services to the edge. Percept combines Microsoft’s Azure cloud tools for managing…

Microsoft launches Azure Percept, its new hardware and software platform to bring AI to the edge

The weather data and forecasting startup ClimaCell today announced that it plans to launch its own constellation of small weather satellites. These radar-equipped satellites will allow ClimaCell to improve its…

ClimaCell plans to launch its own satellites to improve its weather predictions

Beauty and wellness appointment booking apps have proliferated of the last few years, but it appears the race is still on as today one of the leaders, Booksy, raises $70…

Booksy raises $70M war chest to acquire salon appointment apps, expand internationally

Only a few weeks after its SPAC IPO, Porch today announced that it has made four acquisitions, worth a total of $122 million. The most important here is probably the…

Home services platform Porch acquires four companies

Shop-Ware has been waiting for a year like 2020 since 2015. The startup, which sells software to neighborhood automotive shops to digitize their operations, had struggled to capture capital from…

Shop-Ware raises cash as cars make a comeback

Everyday thousands of trucks carry freight along U.S. highways, propelling the economy forward as consumer goods, electronics, cars and agriculture make their way to distribution centers, stores and eventually households.…

SoftBank, Volvo back Flock Freight with $113.5M to help shippers share the load

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B2B marketplaces will be the next billion-dollar e-commerce startups

Startups involved in B2B e-commerce such as Faire and Mirakl have burst out of the gates in 2020. Almost overnight, these startups transformed into consequential platforms, earning billion-dollar valuations along the way. The B2B e-commerce industry has broad reach, encompassing everything from commerce infrastructure and payments technology to procurement and supply-chain solutions. But one area…

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B2B marketplaces will be the next billion-dollar e-commerce startups

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Standing by developers through Google v. Oracle

We should give developers the right to freely reimplement APIs, as developer ability to shift applications and skills between software ecosystems benefits everyone – we all get better software to accomplish more.

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Standing by developers through Google v. Oracle

Jimmy Qian and Lucia Huang, the co-founders of Osmind, a new clinical practice management and data analysis platform for mental health providers focusing on cutting edge psychedelic treatments, met at…

Osmind pitches clinical management and data analysis for mental health practices using psychedelics

Boston-based startup Activ Surgical has raised a $15 million round of venture funding led by ARTIS Ventures, and including participation from LRVHealth, DNS Capital, GreatPoint Ventures, Tao Capital Partners and…

Activ Surgical raises $15 million to advance autonomous and collaborative robotic surgery