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GoFundMe launches free platform for nonprofits and charities, rolls out button to donate anywhere –

GoFundMe has made its name primarily as a platform for individuals to create fundraisers for personal causes — a service that has seen hundreds of campaigns go viral through social media to raise collectively well over $5 billion in funding to date. Now, the startup is taking the next step in its ambition to build […] → Read More

Source: Nike has picked up Russell Wilson’s Tally/TraceMe in a rare acquisition –

Nike has long been synonymous with premium sneakers and other sports gear, but now it seems that the company could be extending its brand into another area — digital media — thanks to the rumored acquisition of a Seattle-based startup. TechCrunch has learned from a source that multi-billion dollar sports giant has acquired TraceMe, which […] → Read More

Descartes Labs snaps up $20M more for its AI-based geospatial imagery analytics platform –

Satellite imagery holds a wealth of information that could be useful for industries, science and humanitarian causes, but one big and persistent challenge with it has been a lack of effective ways to tap that disparate data for specific ends. That’s created a demand for better analytics, and now, one of the startups that has […] → Read More

Grammarly raises $90M at over $1B+ valuation for its AI-based grammar and writing tools –

While attention continues to be focused on the rise and growing sophistication of voice-based interfaces, a startup that is using artificial intelligence to improve how we communicate through the written word has raised a round of funding to capitalise on its already-profitable growth. Grammarly — which provides a toolkit used today by 20 million people […] → Read More

Sources: Lilium is looking to raise up to $500M for its electric flying taxis –

“Flying cars” — airborne vehicles designed for urban and other short-distance commutes to replace conventional private automobiles — are (at best) still years away from being a reality, with significant safety, technology and business model hurdles to clear before they ever hit the sky. Now, sources tell us that one of more promising startups in […] → Read More

Facebook’s Workplace hits 3M paying users, launches Portal app in a wider push for video –

The rapid rise of Slack — which has recently broken the 100,000 mark for paying businesses using its service — has ushered in a rush of competition from other companies across the worlds of social media and enterprise software, all aiming to become the go-to conversation layer for businesses. Today, Workplace, Facebook’s effort in that […] → Read More

Forward Networks raises $35M to help enterprises map, track, and predict their networks’ behavior –

Security breaches and other activity that causes network surges and outages are all on the rise in the enterprise, and today, a startup called Forward Networks, which has built a clever way to help businesses monitor their network traffic to identify when things are going wrong, has raised a round of $35 million to continue […] → Read More

With a possible Apple tag waiting in the wings, Tile unveils Sticker, an adhesive device for tracking objects –

We are still waiting to see if Apple officially unveils a new spin on the business of tracking tags — the small devices that you put on “dumb” objects like keys, wallets and other objects you have a habit of losing or leaving places to be able to pinpoint their location — but in the […] → Read More

Berlin’s Tier Mobility scoops up $60M for its scooter-based transportation service –

On the heels of Bird closing a $275 million round to help put itself in pole position in the electric scooter market, a smaller European rival has also raised some money to grow its own business. Tier Mobility, a Berlin-based startup that operates a fleet of 20,000 scooters across 40 cities in 12 countries, has […] → Read More

Zola, the $650M wedding portal, taps the travel market with an expansion into honeymoons –

The wedding industry is estimated to be worth some $100 billion in the U.S. alone, and now one of the fastest-growing companies in that space — the wedding planning site Zola — is making a move to augment its position with a sidestep into travel. Today at Disrupt (our conference in San Francisco), the company […] → Read More

IronSource, a mobile adtech startup, confirms $400M+ raise at $1+ valuation –

On the same day that two Israeli-founded adtech startups, Taboola and Outbrain, announced a merger to create a $2 billion company, another Israel-founded company focusing on advertising and marketing for mobile has also closed a huge funding round. IronSource, which has built a video ad network and user acquisition technology for mobile app publishers, has […] → Read More

Publisher adtech startups Taboola and Outbrain merge in $850M deal to take on Google and Facebook –

Some consolidation is afoot in the world of advertising. Taboola and Outbrain, rivals that both operate advertising-based content recommendation engines for publishers — which typically appear in the form of boxes at the bottom of articles online that feature a mix of stories from the publications themselves, plus ads and sponsored content from other sites […] → Read More

Snaplogic raises $72M more for its enterprise data integration platform –

Cloud services and the adoption of apps that rely on them are continue to grow in popularity, but a persistent theme in enterprise technology has been that a lot of organizations still continue to use legacy software and architectures, for reasons of cost, migration headaches and simply because sometimes, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix […] → Read More

Bad news: Facebook leads social feeds in news consumption, but most don’t trust it, says Pew –

As Facebook prepares to launch a “news tab” this month featuring news stories curated by humans to complement the headlines that appear in your social feed generated by your friends’ shares, paid promotions and algorithms, a new report paints a damning picture of how social media is viewed as a news platform today. A survey from […] → Read More

Pitch, a presentation startup from Wunderlist’s founders, raises $30M more to take on PowerPoint –

The software industry is no spring chicken, and that fact that brought us to an interesting moment in technology: some of the biggest legacy apps — ubiquitous as they may be — are getting revisited by smaller and more fleet-of-foot startups, who are building new apps that they hope will disrupt their respective Goliaths. In […] → Read More

Rapyd raises $100M for its ‘fintech as a service’ API, now valued at nearly a $1B valuation –

The digital payments market is forecast to balloon to $3 trillion by 2023, and today a startup that lets businesses implement not just payments, but also the many other related (and necessary) services that go along with them, by way of a single API, has raised a big round of funding to meet that demand. Rapyd, […] → Read More

Terminal raises $17M led by 8VC to source and build remote teams of engineers –

As LinkedIn announces the next stage of its own ambitions in the world of recruitment by bringing in more big data insights, another one of the startups indirectly chipping away at its position among knowledge workers by providing a way of hiring and building entire teams in remote locations is announcing another round of funding. […] → Read More

Honeycomb.io raises $11.4M to help developers observe and debug their apps –

As companies continue to expand the number of cloud-based tools and apps that are used to run their businesses, DevOps continues to grow as a field of IT to help developers meet those demands. In one of the more recent moves, Honeycomb.io, which developers use to observe code on live apps, microservices and other processes […] → Read More

Mercury banks $20M for its banking service aimed at startups –

Online-only banks have become a viable option for many people who would have traditionally used a brick-and-mortar bank but are now looking for more flexible, potentially cheaper ways to handle their monthly incoming and outgoing finances, their savings and loans, and their payment cards. That maxim has also extended to the world of business, and […] → Read More

How Amazon is closing out competitors by opening up voice –

We’ve come a long way with voice-based interfaces in the last several years: They can find and play the music you like, tell you jokes, set timers, control your lights and help you shop, among many other things. But the battle lines were drawn from the start when it came to territory. The biggest hardware […] → Read More