Huboo raises £1M to take the pain out of e-commerce fulfilment

Huboo raises £1M to take the pain out of e-commerce fulfilment

Huboo, a U.K. startup that operates a multi-channel fulfilment service for e-commerce businesses of varying sizes, has raised £1 million in seed funding. Backing the majority of the round is London venture capital firm Episode 1, alongside a number of unnamed private individual investors. Launched in November 2017 by Martin Bysh and Paul Dodd after Read more about Huboo raises £1M to take the pain out of e-commerce fulfilment[…]

Bedding startup Boll & Branch raises $100M

Bedding startup Boll & Branch raises $100M

Boll & Branch, which sells sustainably-sourced sheets, pillows, mattresses and towels, is announcing that it has raised $100 million in a strategic investment from L Catterton’s Flagship Buyout Fund. This looks like a big change from the company’s previous approach to  funding. It was self-funded for its first two years (resulting in what CEO Scott Read more about Bedding startup Boll & Branch raises $100M[…]

Flower delivery startup UrbanStems raises $12M to fund national expansion

Flower delivery startup UrbanStems raises $12M to fund national expansion

UrbanStems is announcing that it has raised $12 million in Series B funding. CEO Seth Goldman told me the startup has already been using the money to expand nationally. He explained that UrbanStems now has two delivery models — there are bike couriers who deliver plants and flowers within two hours in New York City Read more about Flower delivery startup UrbanStems raises $12M to fund national expansion[…]

Energy Vault raises $110 million from SoftBank Vision Fund as energy storage grabs headlines

Energy Vault raises $110 million from SoftBank Vision Fund as energy storage grabs headlines

Imagine a moving tower made of huge cement bricks weighing 35 metric tons. The movement of these massive blocks is powered by wind or solar power plants and is a way to store the energy those plants generate. Software controls the movement of the blocks automatically, responding to changes in power availability across an electric Read more about Energy Vault raises $110 million from SoftBank Vision Fund as energy storage grabs headlines[…]

Morty raises $8.5M series A to help first-time homebuyers secure their mortgages

Morty raises $8.5M series A to help first-time homebuyers secure their mortgages

For the past decade, Brian Faux has been fighting on the front lines of housing finance. In between pursuing a career in mortgage lending and holding stints at Freddie Mac and Wells Fargo, Faux spent more than two years in the detritus of the 2008 financial crisis advising the Department of Housing and Urban Development Read more about Morty raises $8.5M series A to help first-time homebuyers secure their mortgages[…]

Vymo raises $18M to help salespeople manage their leads

Vymo raises $18M to help salespeople manage their leads

Vymo, a New York-headquartered startup that operates an eponymous mobile-first service to help salespeople manage their leads, has raised $18 million in a new financing round to expand its footprint in the U.S. and other markets. The Series B round for the six-year-old startup was led by Emergence Capital, a VC firm that focuses on Read more about Vymo raises $18M to help salespeople manage their leads[…]

FaceApp gets federal attention as Sen. Schumer raises alarm on data use

FaceApp gets federal attention as Sen. Schumer raises alarm on data use

It’s been hard to get away from FaceApp over the last few days, whether it’s your friends posting weird selfies using the app’s aging and other filters, or the brief furore over its apparent (but not actual) circumvention of permissions on iPhones. Now even the Senate is getting in on the fun: Sen. Chuck Schumer Read more about FaceApp gets federal attention as Sen. Schumer raises alarm on data use[…]

Peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace Turo raises $250M at over $1B valuation from IAC

Peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace Turo raises $250M at over $1B valuation from IAC

Car-sharing startup Turo has raised $250 million in a Series E round of funding from IAC, the internet media company that owned and spun out Match.com, and OKCupid. This round pushes Turn into Unicorn territory, with its valuation now “past the billion-dollar” mark according to Turo CEO Andre Haddad. This late round of funding brings Read more about Peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace Turo raises $250M at over $1B valuation from IAC[…]

Atlan raises $2.5M to stop enterprises from being so bad at managing data

Atlan raises $2.5M to stop enterprises from being so bad at managing data

Even as much of the world is digitizing its governance, in small towns and villages of India, data about its citizens is still being largely logged on long and thick notebooks. Have they received the subsidized cooking gas cylinders? How frequent are the power cuts in the village? If these data points exist at all, Read more about Atlan raises $2.5M to stop enterprises from being so bad at managing data[…]

300M-user meme site Imgur raises $20M from Coil to pay creators

300M-user meme site Imgur raises $20M from Coil to pay creators

Meme creators have never gotten their fair share. Remixed and reshared across the web, their jokes props up social networks like Instagram and Twitter that pay back none of their ad revenue to artists and comedians. But 300 million monthly user meme and storytelling app Imgur wants to pioneer a way to pay creators per Read more about 300M-user meme site Imgur raises $20M from Coil to pay creators[…]