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[…]

Monzo, the UK challenger bank, raises £113M Series F led by YC’s Continuity fund at a £2B post-money valuation

Monzo, the UK challenger bank, raises £113M Series F led by YC’s Continuity fund at a £2B post-money valuation

Monzo, the fast-growing U.K.-based challenger bank with more than two million account holders, has raised £113 million (~$144m) in additional funding. Confirming TechCrunch’s scoop in April, the Series F round is led by Y Combinator’s “Continuity” growth fund, and gives the company a new £2 billion (~$2.5b) post-money valuation. That’s double the £1 billion valuation Read more about Monzo, the UK challenger bank, raises £113M Series F led by YC’s Continuity fund at a £2B post-money valuation[…]

Modern Fertility raises $15 million to sell its hormone tests — and gather more fertility data from its users

Modern Fertility raises $15 million to sell its hormone tests — and gather more fertility data from its users

Modern Fertility is a San Francisco-based company that sells fertility tests directly to consumers, but increasingly, those customers will be educating the company, too. Indeed, the two-year-old startup now plans to develop a database of anonymized data about its largely younger demographic. A fresh $15 million in funding led by Forerunner Ventures should help. Forerunner Read more about Modern Fertility raises $15 million to sell its hormone tests — and gather more fertility data from its users[…]

Misfits Market raises $16.5 million for their ‘ugly’ produce subscription box

Misfits Market raises $16.5 million for their ‘ugly’ produce subscription box

As grocery shopping moves online, one piece of the puzzle hasn’t been directly addressed: fresh fruits and vegetables. That also happens to be a category in which there is a ton of food waste, with a good deal of fruits and veggies never making it out of the grocery store to begin with. Misfits Market Read more about Misfits Market raises $16.5 million for their ‘ugly’ produce subscription box[…]

India’s FreshToHome raises $11 million to expand its fish, meat, and vegetable e-commerce platform

India’s FreshToHome raises $11 million to expand its fish, meat, and vegetable e-commerce platform

Shan Kadavil, who spent early days of his career managing tech support firm Support and then heading India operations of gaming firm Zynga, says he had a calling of sorts when his son was born. Kadavil realized that much of the meat that sells in India is not exactly healthy. The perishables are loaded with Read more about India’s FreshToHome raises $11 million to expand its fish, meat, and vegetable e-commerce platform[…]

People.ai, the predictive sales startup, raises $60M at around $500M valuation

People.ai, the predictive sales startup, raises $60M at around $500M valuation

The best salespeople like to pride themselves on having both a sixth sense when it comes to closing a deal, and a healthy amount of persuasive magic to get a sale over the line. Now, a startup that says it can help any salesperson be like those top people, and help those top people be Read more about People.ai, the predictive sales startup, raises $60M at around $500M valuation[…]

Pearl, the healthcare spinout from LA-based AI startup, GumGum, raises $11 million

Pearl, the healthcare spinout from LA-based AI startup, GumGum, raises $11 million

GumGum, the Los Angeles-based startup that’s spent the past decade applying machine learning technologies to advertising and sports, has spun out a new healthcare startup focused on the dental industry called Pearl. The company has raised $11 million in financing from undisclosed strategic investors and Craft Ventures, the investment firm set up by former Yammer Read more about Pearl, the healthcare spinout from LA-based AI startup, GumGum, raises $11 million[…]