Dropbox buys HelloSign for $230M

Dropbox buys HelloSign for $230M

Dropbox has gone shopping. The file storage and productivity tools provider announced that it is acquiring e-signature startup HelloSign, for a reported $230 million in cash. San Francisco-based HelloSign last raised a $16 million Series B round in 2017.

ContentSquare raises $60M

ContentSquare, a provider of cloud-based software for businesses to analyze how online users are interacting with their apps and websites, raised $60 million in a Series C round led by Eurazeo.

Last week in venture

Crunchbase News catches up on funding rounds from recent days that may have fallen under the radar. We look at legal tech provider DISCO, online will startup Farewill, event planner platform PartySlate, and more.

Hims, Billie and Madison Reed raise big personal care rounds

It’s been a busy funding day for personal care startups. Hims, a wellness upstart focused on providing a variety of male-focused products, has raised $100 million at a reported valuation around $1 billion. Meanwhile, hair color startup Madison Reed just announced a $51 million Series D. And Billie, which describes itself as “the female-first shave and body brand,” announced a $25 million Series A.

Fintech startup Acorns secures $105M Series E

Savings and banking startup Acorns raised $105 million in a Series E round backed by Comcast Ventures, NBCUniversal, and several private equity firms. The financing comes as more banking startups scale up with offerings geared to Millennials and Gen Z customers.

Knotch raises $20M to track content

New York-based Knotch, which describes itself as a digital content intelligence platform, has closed a $20 million Series B round led by New Enterprise Associates.

Zestful launches service to simplify employee expensing

Zestful, a Denver-based startup rolling out a set of tools aimed at helping employees more easily spend and manage benefits, has secured an early round of seed funding from Bessemer Venture Partners, Day One Ventures, Matchstick Ventures, and Shrug Capital.

Challenges new startup CEOs need to tackle head-on

As an entrepreneur, you’re making a bet that you and your team can take uncertainty and forge it into something that works. One CEO who’s been there before discusses five of the most common challenges teams have to confront on the road to success.

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