Monday, March 8, 2021

Voi, the European ‘micro mobility’ rental company, raises $160M additional equity and debt funding...

Voi, the Stockholm-headquartered micro mobility company known for its e-scooter rentals, has raised $160 million in new funding. The round, about two thirds equity and one third debt, is led...

Salut raises $1.25M for its virtual fitness service – TechCrunch

This morning Salut, an app-based service that allows fitness trainers to host classes virtually, announced that it has raised $1.25 million in a new financing event. The round was led...

Coinbase disables margin trading following guidance from Commodity Futures Trading Commission – TechCrunch

Just a few months after launching margin trading on Coinbase Pro, the company is disabling the feature. Margin trading lets you trade on leverage. But it works both ways —...

Discord is close to closing a round that would value the company at up...

Discord, the communications service that’s become the 21st century’s answer to MUD rooms, is close to closing a new round of financing that would value the company at up to...

If you didn’t make $1B this week, you are not doing VC right –...

Five IPOs, a lot of very, very happy VCs The only thing more rare than a unicorn is an exited unicorn. At TechCrunch, we cover a lot of startup financings, but we...

Jinx launches a text-to-buy dog food platform, with help from Initialized Capital – TechCrunch

Jinx is launching a simple way to buy dog food and manage orders via text message. The startup says it has developed “the first text-to-buy platform in the legacy pet food...

5 key innovations taking e-scooters to a half-billion rides in 2021 – TechCrunch

Travis VanderZanden Contributor Travis VanderZanden is the founder and CEO of Bird. Four years ago, shared e-scooters didn’t exist. Today, they’re on track to surpass half a billion rides globally by 2021, far...

Getaround tops up $25M debt financing to its $140M Series E – TechCrunch

Silicon Valley peer-to-peer car rental startup Getaround has secured a $25 million loan from Horizon Technology Finance Corporation. The financing announcement comes one month after Getaround raised $140 million from...

Fintech VC keeps getting later, larger and more expensive – TechCrunch

The venture capital market appears to be getting later, larger and more expensive. As a result, fintech — one of its hottest and most-funded sectors — is evolving in a...

DoorDash files to go public – TechCrunch

After filing earlier this year, DoorDash dropped its public S-1 filing this morning, bringing clarity to its numbers and moving it closer to a public debut that should happen before...

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