funding

President Trump looking to put a hold on US funding to WHO

President Trump looking to put a hold on US funding to WHO

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that his administration is looking into putting "a very powerful hold" on U.S. funding to the World Health Organization, saying the group "called it wrong" in its

This low-flying growth equity firm, with payments and logistics bets, just closed a $257 million fund

Activant Capital, a seven-year-old, Greenwich, Conn.-based growth equity firm that’s still making a name for itself, has managed to secure $257 million in fresh capital commitments, despite that the
Daily Crunch: Airbnb raises another $1B

Daily Crunch: Airbnb raises another $1B

Airbnb turns to private equity for new funding, WhatsApp takes new steps to fight disinformation and another potential COVID-19 vaccine enters human trials. Here’s your Daily Crunch for April 7, 2020.

Investor survey results: Upcoming trends in social startups

Voice-based social networks and gaming as a new form of identity were among the top emerging trends in consumer social startups, according to an Extra Crunch survey of top social tech investors.

Securitization platform Cadence surpasses $125M deal volume and raises $4M

Securitization is a critical function of the modern financial system. Banks “package” individual loans, say a mortgage or an auto loan, into a group with similar characteristics and sell them to other

Continuous delivery pioneer CircleCI scores $100M Series E

CircleCI, an early adherent to the notion of continuous delivery when it launched in 2011, announced a $100 million Series E investment today. It comes on top of a $56 million round last July. The

WorkClout shifts focus to manufacturing performance support and raises $2.3M seed

WorkClout, a graduate of the Y Combinator Winter 2019 cohort, announced today that it has shifted its focus from manufacturing automation to manufacturing performance support and has raised a $2.3

TrueNorth raises $3M to make independent trucker operations more seamless

As the COVID-19 pandemic makes health officials urge us all to stay at home, truckers are doing the exact opposite of that to help us live our lives inside. Now, more than ever, package delivery and

Bringg nabs $30M to expand its delivery logistics platform used by Walmart and others

Over the last several years, delivery services have become a key component of how retailers, or anyone selling or distributing products and services, do business. Now, with a global health pandemic in

Korean grocery startup Kurly raises $150M

Kurly, a startup that operates a grocery delivery service in Korea, has secured $150 million in a new financing round months after reports claimed that the firm might be acquired soon. Sequoia
Agritech startup DeHaat raises $12M to reach more farmers in India

Agritech startup DeHaat raises $12M to reach more farmers in India

DeHaat, an online platform that offers full-stack agricultural services to farmers, has raised $12 million as it looks to scale its network across India. The Series A financial round for the
Airbnb Grabs $1 Billion Investment From Silver Lake and Sixth Street Partners

Airbnb Grabs $1 Billion Investment From Silver Lake and Sixth Street Partners

Silver Lake and Sixth Street likely got a very attractive deal in exchange for their investment. -Dennis Schaal
What Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From The Wing Controversy

What Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From The Wing Controversy

The predictable and preventable problems that plagued The Wing could happen to any fast-growing company.
What Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From The Wing Controversy

What Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From The Wing Controversy

The predictable and preventable problems that plagued The Wing could happen to any fast-growing company.

India’s Swiggy raises $43M to expand to new businesses

Indian food delivery startup Swiggy has bagged an additional $43 million as it looks to expand to new businesses. Existing investor Tencent and new players Ark Impact, Korea Investment Partners,
Insight closes $9.5B fund to help support portfolio companies through the pandemic

Insight closes $9.5B fund to help support portfolio companies through the pandemic

We’re now several weeks into what has become a very big dip for the global economy due to the coronavirus pandemic, but amidst that, we are seeing are some notable pockets of investment activity
Emergent BioSolutions gets $14.5M in federal funding to expedite COVID-19 plasma therapy development

Emergent BioSolutions gets $14.5M in federal funding to expedite COVID-19 plasma therapy development

Last week, we spoke to the head of Emergent BioSolutions’ Therapeutics Business Unit Dr. Laura Saward about her company’s work developing plasma-based potential treatments for COVID-19. Now, the

FCC approves $200 million plan to fund COVID-19 telehealth services

The FCC has approved $200 million in telehealth funding for healthcare providers responding to the coronavirus pandemic. With federal funding made available through the CARES Act, the COVID-19

In the wake of COVID-19, UK puts up £20M in grants to develop resilience tech for critical industries

Most of the world — despite the canaries in the coal mine — was unprepared to cope with the coronavirus outbreak that’s now besieging us. Now, work is starting to get underway both to help manage what

Longtime VC Neil Sequeira: funding founders without in-person meetings is ‘quite difficult’

"If you want to be in this industry, because it's a relationship-driven but also a reputation-based business, these aren't the moments to take advantage of people."