Thursday, January 23, 2020

CES takes half-baked stance on cannabis – TechCrunch

A cannabis company won a CES award for 2020. Called Keep, the desktop storage device features biometric security to secure cannabis products, and looks good while doing it. The CTA...

Just Spices, the German spice mix startup, raises €13M Series B – TechCrunch

Just Spices, the German-founded spice mix brand, is disclosing €13 million in Series B funding. The round is led by Five Seasons Ventures and Coefficient Capital, with Bitburger Ventures also...

Sisense nabs $100M at a $1B+ valuation for accessible big data business analytics –...

Sisense, an enterprise startup that has built a business analytics business out of the premise of making big data as accessible as possible to users — whether it be through...

How two-year-old Loft nabbed $175M led by Andreessen Horowitz – TechCrunch

Loft may have better product market fit in Brazil than Opendoor does in the U.S. And now the São Paulo-based property tech company has growth funding to prove it. Andreessen...

Jumia IPOs, China goes digital, Nigeria becomes fintech capital – TechCrunch

2019 brought more global attention to Africa’s tech scene than perhaps any previous year. A high-profile IPO, visits by both Jacks (Ma and Dorsey) and big Chinese startup investment energized that. The...

Pyka and its autonomous, electric crop-spraying drone land $11M seed round – TechCrunch

Modern agriculture involves fields of mind-boggling size, and spraying them efficiently is a serious operational challenge. Pyka is taking on the largely human-powered spray business with an autonomous winged craft...

Rivian adds $1.3 billion in funding for its electric utility and adventure vehicles –...

American automotive technology startup Rivian has raised $1.3 billion in new funding, the company announced today. The new investment is the fourth round of capital announced by the company in...

F5 acquires Shape Security for $1B – TechCrunch

F5 got an expensive holiday present today, snagging startup Shape Security for approximately $1 billion. What the networking company gets with a shiny red ribbon is a security product that helps...

Negotiate for ‘better’ stock in equity-funded acquisitions – TechCrunch

Timothy R. Bowers Contributor Andrew P. Dixon Contributor For many founders, building and selling a successful venture-backed company for cash is the ultimate goal. However, the reality is that some companies will instead receive...

Philadelphia’s Jenzy has a tool to size kids’ feet and a marketplace to buy...

Of all the startup jawns that could possibly come from Philadelphia, perhaps none is as unexpected as Jenzy, the startup that provides an online marketplace and virtual sizing tool for...

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