Sunday, November 29, 2020

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...

Udacity raises $75M in debt, says its tech education business is profitable after enterprise...

Online education tools continue to see a surge of interest boosted by major changes in work and learning practices in the midst of a global health pandemic. And today, one...

Nestlé acquires healthy meal startup Freshly for up to $1.5B – TechCrunch

Nestlé USA just announced that it has acquired Freshly for $1.5 billion — $950 million plus potential earnouts of up to $550 million based on future growth. Founded in 2015,...

Daimler invests in lidar company Luminar in push to bring autonomous trucks to highways...

Daimler’s trucks division has invested in lidar developer Luminar as part of a broader partnership to produce autonomous trucks capable of navigating highways without a human driver behind...

Outrider raises $65 million to bring its autonomous tech to distribution yards – TechCrunch

Outrider, a startup aiming to bring its autonomous technology to the nerve center of the supply chain, has raised $65 million in funding just eight months after coming out...

Boom raises $7M Series A in bid to become the ‘Amazon for commercial photography’...

Milan-headquartered scale-up Boom, which offers a two-sided tech platform to let companies book and manage commercial photo shoots, has raised $7 million in Series A funding. The round is led by...

UK’s PrimaryBid raises $50M as its retail investing platform sees a COVID-19 surge of...

One of the biggest trends in the world of fintech in the last several years has been the emergence (and surging popularity) of startups building platforms that help more people...

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