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After going public via a SPAC, Taboola acquires e-commerce marketing network Connexity for $800M –

Taboola, the company that operates a popular grid-based advertising and content recommendation network across media properties, today announced an acquisition to expand its reach further into e-commerce, its first big move since going public in June by way of a SPAC: it is paying $800 million in a combination of cash and stock to buy […] → Read More

Filing: Instant grocery startup Gopuff is raising $750M more at a $13.5B valuation –

Gopuff, the “instant” grocery delivery startup that has been on an acquisition and expansion tear in the last several months to scale its business, is also racing to raise money to fuel those efforts. Documents uncovered by Prime Unicorn Index and shared with TechCrunch show that the startup has filed papers in Delaware to raise […] → Read More

Yoobic raises $50M for its chat and communications app app aimed at frontline and service workers –

Slack set the standard in many ways for what knowledge workers want and expect out of a workplace collaboration app these days, but a lot has been left on the table when it comes to frontline workers. Today, one of the software companies that has built a popular app for that frontline crowd to become […] → Read More

Sololearn raises $24M for its bite-sized, Duolingo-like mobile-first coding education app –

Coding is not just for engineers and computer programmers anymore: the pace of technology and its growing ubiquity mean that even non-tech roles will require workers to have some degree of knowledge to do their jobs in the future. Today a company called Sololearn — which has built a popular mobile-first education platform to meet […] → Read More

Soldo raises $180M for its business expense management platform –

Expense management has long been a pain point for employees and accounting departments: for many, tracking and parsing how money is spent on behalf of a company is just too bogged down in legacy software ill-equipped to handle more modern demands. Today, one of the startups building solutions to bring the process into the 21st […] → Read More

SmartRecruiters raises $110M at a $1.5B valuation to expand its end-to-end recruitment platform –

The global Covid-19 pandemic had a chilling effect on a number of industries and their workforces, resulting in mass furloughs and layoffs. But now, with countries now taking steps back to “normal”, that has been leading, in many cases, back to a hiring surge. Today, SmartRecruiters, one of the companies that has built software to […] → Read More

Carlyle confirms acquisition of live video streaming company LiveU, sources tell us for over $400M –

Following our report yesterday of an impending sale of LiveU — one of the big developers of live streaming hardware and software, used by some 3,000 major media organizations — today the company and its buyer Carlyle confirmed the deal. The seller is Francisco Partners, another PE firm that acquired LiveU just two years ago […] → Read More

Dover raises $20M to bring the concept of ‘orchestration’ to recruitment –

Despite being one of the earliest adopters of using the world wide web to disrupt how its business is done and connect with more potential customers, the recruitment industry ironically remains one of the more fragmented and behind the times when it comes to using new, cloud based services to work more efficiently. A new […] → Read More

Go1 raises $200M at a $1B+ valuation to boost its curated enterprise learning platform –

Online learning continues to see a huge boost of attention and use in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, and today a startup building tools specifically for enterprises to deliver on their internal education remits is announcing a big round of funding that points to the startup’s own growth and ambitions. Go1, which provides curated […] → Read More

Carlyle to acquire live broadcasting and streaming tech outfit LiveU for over $400M, say sources –

Streaming is the name of the content game these days, and now one of the companies that builds tech to do this from anywhere in the world is getting acquired. LiveU — whose satellite/cellular hardware and software for capturing and delivering live streaming and broadcasting video is used by over 3,000 large media organizations — […] → Read More

Twitter is shutting down Fleets on August 3, citing low usage –

Stories that disappear after a period of time are where the action is on social platforms like Snapchat, Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook. But when it comes to Twitter, it looks the product itself is going to be going away in a matter of days. Twitter has confirmed that Fleets — its own take on ephemeral […] → Read More

Railsbank raises $70M to build out its fintech-as-a-service platform –

Financial services-as-a-service — where entities like neobanks, retailers and others can create and sell their own financial products by way of a few lines of code and APIs — has been one of the bigger trends in the world of fintech in recent years, with embedded finance on its way to being a $7.2 trillion […] → Read More

Facebook adds a ‘Payout Time Bonus’ to help retain bug bounty hunters –

The extra money will work as an incentive to bounty hunters who make a living from these tips. → Read More

Perch acquires Web Deals Direct for $100M+ to boost to its Amazon roll-up play –

On the heels of raising $775 million earlier this year, Perch has made a big acquisition that will bring on a number of new brands and operations infrastructure to enhance its position in the race to roll up smaller merchants that sell and fulfill sales through Amazon. The company has acquired Web Deals Direct, an […] → Read More

Quantexa raises $153M –

As financial crime has become significantly more sophisticated, so too have the tools that are used to combat it. Now, Quantexa — one of the more interesting startups that has been building AI-based solutions to help detect and stop money laundering, fraud, and other illicit activity — has raised a growth round of $153 million, […] → Read More

Elevate Brands banks $250M to roll up third-party merchants selling on Amazon’s marketplace –

The Amazon roll-up play — where one company creates economies of scale by buying up and consolidating multiple smaller third-party merchants that sell their goods via Amazon’s marketplace — continues to be a strong e-commerce trend, and in the latest development, one of the hopefuls in this space is announcing a major injection of capital […] → Read More

Popshop Live raises about $20M at a $100M valuation for its livestream shopping platform for hipsters –

Legacy TV services like HSN and QVC may have put live shopping shows on the map for consumers, but livestream commerce got a completely new boost of life in the pandemic, with retailers and e-commerce leviathans tapping a perfect storm of the craze for video entertainment, a trend (or even municipal rules in some cases) […] → Read More

AnyVision, the controversial facial recognition startup, has raised $235M led by SoftBank and Eldridge –

Facial recognition has been one of the more conflicted applications of artificial intelligence in the wider world: using computer vision to detect faces and subsequent identities of people has raised numerous questions about privacy, data protection, and the ethics underpinning the purposes of the work, and even the systems themselves. But on the other hand, […] → Read More

Juni, a ‘vertical’ neobank for e-commerce and online marketing companies, raises $21.5M –

E-commerce in Europe is expected to grow 30% this year to $465 billion, and that’s giving rise to a new ecosystem of services built to cater to e-commerce merchants. In the latest development, Juni, a neobank that is built specifically for companies selling online, has closed a Series A of $21.5 million, only 12 weeks […] → Read More

Pleo raises $150M at a $1.7B valuation for its new approach to managing expenses for SMBs –

Whether you are part of the accounting department, or just any employee at an organization, managing expenses can be a time-consuming and error-filled, yet also quite mundane, part of your job. Today, a startup called Pleo — which has built a platform that can help some of that work more smoothly, by way of a […] → Read More