GOAT raises $100M for sneaker marketplace

GOAT raises $100M for sneaker marketplace

Culver City, Calif.-based GOAT, a fast-growing marketplace for high-end sneakers, raised $100 million from the Foot Locker retail chain. The deal is part of a broader plan for the two retailers to combine efforts across digital and physical platforms.

Scooters and podcasts bag $640M

Three things happened in the last couple days that help detail the current bullish state of the technology market: Lime closed its long-running, nine-figure venture round; Spotify spent nine figures buying some podcasting companies; and another podcasting shop raised nine figures.

Health Catalyst raises $100M, joins unicorn club

Health Catalyst, a provider of data warehousing and analytics software for healthcare providers, raised another $100 million in funding, including $85 million in debt and $15 million in equity. The financing, led by OrbiMed Advisors, sets a valuation of $1 billion for the Salt Lake City-based company.

Roofr raises seed round for transparent roofing

Roofr, a Y Combinator startup that uses aerial imaging to give customers roof repair estimates online and connects them with contractors, has raised $3 million in new funding.

The new free lunch: Why investment in employee growth is the best perk

Ping pong tables, catered lunches, refrigerators full of free Red Bull. Our misunderstanding of what matters to the people we hire cripples our ability to retain them. Above all, people want to feel invested in

Opendoor seeks another $200M

Heavily-funded real estate unicorn Opendoor has filed to raise $200 million in fresh financing as it aims to scale a platform for providing quick home sales. The five-year-old company, which has already raised about a billion dollars, is reportedly seeking a $3.7 billion valuation for its latest round.

Redis Labs scores $60M for memory

Redis Labs, developer of an open source in-memory data structure store, raised $60 million in a Series E round led by Francisco Partners. The round brings total funding for the eight-year-old, Silicon Valley-based company to nearly $150 million.

SendBird swoops up $52M Series B

SendBird is riding the SaaS wave. The Silicon Valley-based company, which powers messaging inside applications, just raised $52 million in a Series B round led by Iconiq Capital.

Uber posts slower growth

Uber’s revenue hit just over $3 billion in the fourth quarter of 2018, up around 2 percent from the prior quarter. Overall, the company’s latest earnings release shows Uber’s growth is slowing, but its losses aren’t.

How fast-growing teams can avoid talent gaps

For companies with limited time and resources, it can be tough to reach candidates with the right skills. Here’s a quick guide for determining if someone is a good fit and for keeping current employees happy during the growth stage

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