Longtime LinkedIn exec Joann Wu will be joining Uber in January

Joann Wu, a longtime LinkedIn executive who spent over a decade at the company working on user experience and product design, is moving to Uber. She will be joining Uber as VP of product design starti

Are rivals snacking on Instacart’s core grocery delivery market?

Instacart's growth rate is plateauing. What's going on?

5 critical pitch deck slides most founders get wrong

A pitch deck needs to achieve two things: tell your company story and convince the investor that they can make money with your idea.

The DOJ is suing Uber over claims its ‘wait time’ fee policy discriminates against people with disabilities

The Department of Justice is suing ride-hailing giant Uber over claims that the company discriminates against passengers with disabilities, in violation of the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act. Th

Jackpocket raises $120M to expand its lottery app into mobile gaming

Apps that let people do virtually what they would have previously had to carry out in person have seen a boom in the last 20 months of pandemic living, and one of them today is announcing a big fundra

After acquiring Dija and Fancy, instant grocery startup Gopuff launches in the UK en route to European expansion

Instant grocery and essentials delivery is already a very crowded field in Europe; but today competition was turned up another notch: Gopuff — the U.S. leader in the space with a service that de

How China’s regulatory crackdown whomped Vision Fund 1’s returns

In essence, Chinese regulatory action is harming the value of a U.S. stock, which is bringing down the value of a Japanese investment fund, which raised most of its capital from the Middle East.

Lime raises $523M as it prepares to go public

Shared electric micromobility giant Lime has closed a $523 million raise in convertible debt and term loan financing, money that Lime CEO Wayne Ting says is the next step on the company’s path t

Uber squeaks tiny adjusted profit in Q3 despite $2.4B net loss

Today after the bell American ride-hailing giant Uber reported its third-quarter financial results. Critically, the long-unprofitable company managed to squeak $8 million worth of adjusted EBITDA &#82

PubNub raises $65M to build and run data streams for messaging, presence and other real-time aspects of ‘virtual spaces’

Data streams with continual, real-time updates of information are a critical building block of how apps and sites function today, and now a startup that has built a platform to power those data stream

DoorDash rolls out SafeDash, an in-app security toolkit for delivery people on the platform

DoorDash is introducing SafeDash, a new in-app security toolkit aimed at helping its delivery providers feel safe while they work. SafeDash is rolling out in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit,

Lyft reports adjusted profitability again as revenue per rider rises

Lyft reported Tuesday its second consecutive quarter of adjusted profitability as riders returned to the U.S. ride-hailing company’s service. The ride-hailing service, which competes with Uber i

The Station: Amazon reveals Rivian stake, the Tesla FSD saga continues and Aurora snaps up a CGI startup

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello readers: Welcome to The Station

Tesla’s deal with Hertz opens a new frontier for the EV maker

Auto rental giant Hertz gave its strongest signal to the markets that it had resurrected from bankruptcy with this week’s news that it would purchase 100,000 Tesla vehicles for a reported $4.2 b

Cities, mobility companies agree to 7 guidelines to keep rider data private

Uber, Lyft, Spin, Bird, Lime and other mobility companies have been working with cities to develop a set of guidelines over how to protect riders’ data. The Privacy Principles for Mobility Data

Didi expands, inDriver monetizes to rival Uber, Bolt in Africa

The on-demand transport space in Africa has evolved since San Francisco-based ride-hailing firm Uber first set up operations in South Africa in 2013, setting the stage for its foray across the contine

As EU eyes ‘balance’ on precarious gig work, Glovo offers pledge of ‘fairer’ conditions for couriers

Spain’s on-demand delivery platform Glovo has announced what it’s calling “The Couriers Pledge” — an initiative which commits its business to setting a new — &#8220

InCloudCounsel raises $200M, rebrands as Ontra to expand its automation tools for contract management

A typical enterprise grapples with hundreds or thousands of agreements, contracts and other legal documents every year, and it usually engages costly legal counsel either inside or outside the company

TLcom and 4DX drive $13.1M seed round to scale Autochek’s platform across Africa

African automotive company Autochek has secured a $13.1 million seed round almost a year after raising $3.4 million pre-seed in November 2020. The company, led by CEO Etop Ikpe, has seen astonishing g

Moves wants to reward gig workers with shares in Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Grubhub

Moves, a Toronto-based gig economy fintech startup, wants to reward gig workers with stocks from the companies for which they drive. The first version of the Moves Collective, as the startup’s n
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