Good Morning Monday! Let's explore what's new in the startup world. Here are the latest weekly startup stories for you. Have a proactive week ahead.
Japanese startup ispace, which is developing lander technology to support exploration of the moon, is opening an office in Denver. Read more.
The startup has spun a rather simplistic app into a separate company and raised an undisclosed amount of seed financing by a really real venture capital firm for an eye-popping $200 million valuation. Read more.
Inrupt, the startup from World Wide Web creator Tim Berners-Lee, declared an enterprise edition of the good privacy platform. The startup started in 2017 and has increased about $20 million up to now. Bruce and Berners-Lee know for it to take root, Read more.
Hopin, a startup that provides online events software, announced that it has closed a $125 million Series B round of capital. Hopin raised a $40 million Series A. Read more.
Tier, Berlin based has raised a significant Series C round of $250 million. SoftBank Vision Fund 2 is leading the round, which proves that the Vision Fund team is still focused on high-risk, high-potential bets. Read more.
Earnings season is racing past us, together with the large ride-hailing firms' numbers in, all of the Big Five with wrapped their reporting and a lot of SaaS numbers in the marketplace. But amidst all of the noise, The Exchange has kept a watch on two companies specifically: PayPal and Square. Read more.
Fishtown Analytics, the Philadelphia-based company behind the dbt open-source data engineering tool, today announced that it has raised a $29.5 million Series B round led by Sequoia Capital. Read more.
Greylock, who has invested in enterprise and cybersecurity startups for nearly two decades now, backing such notable companies as Palo Alto Networks, AppDynamics and Sumo Logic. Read more.
The months since, many workplaces have remained closed. And with the number of coronavirus cases growing at a rapid clip, it's not clear when, or even though, offices will reopen. wrkfrce, thinks there’s an opportunity for a media publication dedicated solely to helping workers navigate what he thinks is an irreversible shift. Read more.
Menlo Security, a malware and phishing prevention startup, announced a $100 million Series E today on an $800 million valuation. Read more.
Livestorm, a Video communication startupannounced today that it has raised $30 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Aglaé Ventures and Bpifrance Digital Venture, with participation from Raise Ventures and IDInvest. Read more.
Gil, who typically makes bets in seed-stage companies, has cut checks to some 25 startups that have since reached the vaunted unicorn status, including Instacart, Stripe, and Coinbase. Read more.
Startups are talking about technology changes and client requirements that the executives within the massive company -- even if they have"invention,""IT," or even"emerging technologies" in their titles -- just don't see as a pressing priority yet, or can't market to their colleagues.Read mpre.
The Minnesota-based startup formed in June, developing a publication strategy of preserving cells used to treat cancer and other ailments. Their solution uses non-toxic, nature-inspired molecules. Read more.
Consumers understand that each business would like to develop a profit, however, customers are more prone to engage with companies that seem to set the consumer prior to earnings. That is the reason why the construct in public version is among the greatest ways for technology companies to prevent problems of inauthenticity and finally master product-market fit. Read more.
Hiring managers having a big list of expectations means that these are critical business needs and that there are, in fact, individuals in today’s world who have most of the skillsets. Read more.
According to PitchBook. Here are the 10 blockbuster startups with the most funding and unicorn valuations. The $134.6 billion cybersecurity market is going to see explosive growth in 2021. Read more.
We may look back a decade from today (or not) and remember the soon-to-be defunct mobile streaming startup Quibi as"summit 2020." On paper, Quibi had the ingredients of a successful tech startup. Read more.
Firms like Twilio and Shopify have seen their inventory multiply throughout the coronavirus pandemic, while startups such as Stripe, Postman, MessageBird, and Auth0 have increased funding this past year.
These firms all focus in APIs, or application programming interfaces. Read more.
At the U.S., coastal towns such as New York and San Francisco are packed in startups and venture capital companies expecting to purchase the upcoming big idea. A brand new venture capital company set its sights around Cheyenne together with the aim of tapping into a mostly untapped marketplace. Read more.
One of the facets of UC Santa Barbara's entrepreneurial program that makes me the most proud is that we encourage students to start all types of ventures, including non-profits and B corps driven by a social-impact mission. Read more.
When Leaf Hua Li joined Shenzhen-based Tencent in 2000 as employee number 18, the tech startup was barely known; it had not come up with WeChat and really just became a listed company four years, Read more.
Sindhu Biswal knows a thing or two about marketing, especially in the startup ecosystem. At the 11th edition of TechSparks, reveals what makes a viral video, the metrics to chase, and the importance of owning a distribution medium. Read more.
Reliance Retail has obtained a vast majority stake in decor and furniture platform Urban Ladder, making a broader push into e-commerce as the biggest retail chain in India gears up to combat Amazon and Flipkart. Read more.
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