Pinterest submitted an amended filing that sets a projected price range of $15 to $17 per share for its upcoming IPO. At that price, the social media company will have an initial public valuation of up to $10.6 billion, somewhat below the $12.3 billion value secured in its last private financing.
Education technology provider 2U announced that it will pay $750 million in cash and stock to acquire Trilogy Education, a startup that works with universities and employers to offer intensive, skills-based training programs for adult students. Founded in 2015, New York-based Trilogy, previously raised about $80 million in venture funding.
It wasn’t long ago that scooter startups were the hottest things in tech, and quick rider growth helped investors make successively larger wagers on companies like Bird and Lime. But the brutal economics of the space indicate there may be some turbulence on the horizon.
Poshmark doesn’t want to be fashionably late to the IPO parade. The online clothing and accessories marketplace is reportedly in discussions with investment bankers about a potential public offering as early as this fall. The Silicon Valley company has raised more than $150 million in venture funding to date.
Cora, a San Francisco-based startup that makes tampons and pads from organic materials, has raised $7.5 million in a Series A round led by Harbinger Ventures. The company is one of several in the menstrual products space to recently raise funding.
Rippling, a startup that offers online tools for managing employee onboarding, raised $45 million this week. The round reportedly sets a valuation of over $250 million for the San Francisco-based company.
The ever-acquisitive WeWork (now The We Company) has added yet another funded startup to its arsenal: Managed by Q, a provider of office maintenance and other support services that had previously raised nearly $100 million in venture funding.
The SoftBank Vision Fund is nearly three-fourths of the way through $100 billion, and it will need more capital to keep investing at its current pace. The latest reported plan is to raise another $15 billion to add to the current fund.
Venture funding for insurance and insuretech companies hit all-time highs in 2018, according to Crunchbase data, with both global and U.S. totals reaching record levels. A large portion of capital is coming from corporate venture arms of the very same giant insurance companies startups are trying to disrupt.
Tonal, a startup that pairs fitness equipment with AI-enabled strength training programs, announced it has raised $45 million in a Series C round led by L Catterton’s growth fund. The financing roughly doubles total funding for the four-year-old, San Francisco-based company.
Leading African e-commerce operator Jumia filed an amended IPO filing a few days ago, inspiring a closer look at its financial performance to date. The filing reveals sharp sales growth, combined with losses that continue to exceed total revenues.
Identity security provider Okta has launched a $50 million fund to invest in security startups. The company plans to invest in startups that are already raising an early-stage round with an existing lead investor.
A founder documents the lessons he learned selling products on eBay as a teenager and how they helped him become a successful entrepreneur.
Ride-hailing giant Lyft has priced its IPO at $72 per share, above original expectations, setting an initial valuation around $20 billion. Shares are slated to begin trading today, under the ticker symbol “LYFT.”
The normal venture game of needing smash hits to provide material returns hasn’t changed much in recent years, except that unicorns are waiting longer to go public. A string of much-awaited IPOs, beginning with Lyft, however, is poised to finally deliver some big exits.
Crunchbase News catches up with Steve Case, founder of the Revolution trio of funds, which focuses on investing outside the major hubs of Silicon Valley, New York and Boston. Since launching the $150 million Rise of the Rest seed fund in late 2017, Case and company have invested in 116 companies and traveled to 38 cities by bus.
Chevron Technology Ventures has launched its seventh flagship fund, a $90 million investment vehicle that will target early- to mid-stage startups developing technologies with applications in the energy industry, with a particular focus on oil and gas.Share this Post
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