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Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Marketing data startup Segment raises $64M Series C, led by the Y Combinator Continuity Fund and GV   —  Segment has raised $64 million in Series C funding, with the Y Combinator Continuity Fund and GV leading the round.  —  The continuity fund is the $700 million fund led by former Twitter COO Ali Rowghani.
Jul 13, 2017, 1:55 PMIn context
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Bitly sells a majority stake to Spectrum Equity for $63M; Spectrum's Pete Jensen and Parag Khandelwal and Bitly CEO Mark Josephson join board of directors   —  Bitly is announcing that it has raised $63 million in additional funding from Spectrum Equity — a deal that gives the growth equity firm a majority stake in Bitly.
Jul 12, 2017, 6:10 PMIn context
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Instagram begins testing standardized format for declaring sponsored posts, starting with select partners   —  Instagram is creating a standardized format that should make it clearer to everyone when a post has been paid for by an advertiser.  —  These aren't for ads that businesses buy directly …
Jun 14, 2017, 1:40 PMIn context
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Heap raises $27M Series B led by Menlo Ventures and NEA to help businesses with data analytics   —  Heap, a startup that promises a uniquely comprehensive approach to analytics, has raised $27 million in Series B funding.  —  Co-founder and CEO Matin Movassate told me Heap's vision is to “make data useful for everyone.”
May 4, 2017, 7:00 PMIn context
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
SeatGeek raises $57M Series D led by Glynn Capital to acquire ticketing software company TopTix   —  SeatGeek is announcing a deal to acquire TopTix for $56 million.  —  While SeatGeek has made acquisitions before, this is its biggest, and the company funded the deal by raising a $57 million Series D led by Glynn Capital.
Apr 18, 2017, 12:45 PMIn context
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Zenreach raises $30M Series C from Founder's Fund, Bain Capital, others to help businesses build their databases of customers by providing free WiFi   —  Zenreach is announcing that it has raised $30 million in Series C funding.  —  The round comes from venture capital firms like Maverick Ventures …
Mar 23, 2017, 3:45 PMIn context
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Messaging platform provider Layer acquires text messaging app Cola, raises $15M Series B led by Greycroft Partners   —  Layer, the messaging platform that won TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield back in 2013, is making two big announcement today: It's raised $15 million in Series B funding, and it's acquiring another startup, Cola.
Feb 24, 2017, 12:25 PMIn context
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Flipboard debuts personalized Smart Magazines, which aggregate stories on various topics, available today   —  Flipboard is releasing a big update today, which introduces “Smart Magazines” — a new way for people to find news stories and other content tied to their interests.
Feb 8, 2017, 1:00 PMIn context
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Eric Schmidt-backed data science startup Civis Analytics, born out of Obama's re-election campaign, raises $22M Series A led by Drive Capital   —  Civis Analytics, a company founded by the chief analytics officer of Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, has raised $22 million in Series A funding.
Nov 30, 2016, 10:55 AMIn context
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Facebook debuts a unified inbox for businesses on Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram in its Pages Manager app   —  Facebook is unveiling a new feature that should make it easier for businesses to stay on top of conversations across Facebook, Facebook Messenger and Instagram.
Nov 15, 2016, 2:35 PMIn context

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