Ex-Googlers take the helm of self-driving startups

Ex-Googlers take the helm of self-driving startups

Six of the most well-funded startups in the autonomous vehicle sector ( self-driving startups ) were founded former employees of Google, Baidu, Tesla, or Uber. Crunchbase News takes a look at what ex-Googlers have started and how they’re scaling.

Beyond Meat files for IPO

Will public investors buy into the future of meatless meat? Beyond Meat, a venture-backed purveyor plant-based protein products, is about to find out. The El Segundo, Calif.-based company just filed for a $100 million IPO. The filing follows years of strong fundraising for alternative protein startups.

Warburg seeks to raise $13.75B fund

Global private equity firm Warburg Pincus is seeking to raise up to $13.75 billion for a new fund, according to a securities filing. The firm’s prior investments include many tech unicorns, including Uber, Mobike and Ant Financial

Wonolo secures $32M Series C

Talk about being in demand. Just months after wrapping up a Series B round, on-demand temporary employment platform Wonolo has raised $32 million in a Series C financing led by Bain Capital Ventures. The San Francisco company also recently opened a second headquarters in Nashville.

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