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Dan Primack / Axios:
Sources: e-scooter company Bird is seeking to raise ~$200M in new funding at a $2B valuation; just three months ago the startup raised at a $300M valuation   —  E-scooter company Bird is seeking to raise around $200 million in new funding at a $2 billion valuation, according to multiple sources.
Jun 12, 2018, 10:47 AMIn context
Axios:
Source: GV to lead ~$250M round in scooter startup Lime; each scooter gets used 8-12 times/day, and the startup has told investors users have taken 4.2M rides   —  Lime, a San Francisco-based bike and scooter-sharing startup, is raising around $250 million in new funding led by GV (formerly Google Ventures), Axios has learned.
Jun 5, 2018, 10:23 AMIn context
Axios:
Digital ad measurement firm Integral Ad Science valued at $850M as Vista Equity acquires majority stake in the company   —  Private equity firm Vista Equity today announced that it has purchased a majority stake in digital ad measurement firm Integral Ad Science.
Jun 4, 2018, 4:55 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Axios:
SoftBank Vision Fund will invest $2.25B into GM's Cruise self-driving program, with plans to commercialize such vehicles next year   —  General Motors on Thursday announced that SoftBank Vision Fund will invest $2.25 billion into its self-driving program, with plans to commercialize such vehicles next year.
May 31, 2018, 8:10 AMIn context
Axios:
Sources: SoftBank is investing in peer-to-peer car rental service Getaround as part of a ~$100M fundraising round   —  SoftBank is investing in Getaround, a peer-to-peer car rental service that is raising around $100 million in new funding, Axios has learned from multiple sources.
May 24, 2018, 11:20 AMIn context
Dan Primack / Axios:
Dublin-based sports betting company Paddy Power Betfair agrees to acquire FanDuel, will merge its US assets with FanDuel and invest $158M in cash   —  Ireland-based online gaming company Paddy Power Betfair has agreed to buy U.S. fantasy sports site FanDuel, Axios has learned from multiple sources.
May 23, 2018, 12:20 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Axios:
Google declines to provide the names of hair salon and restaurant used in controversial Google Duplex demo, or say whether the calls were edited   —  Google made headlines by demonstrating an AI-powered voice assistant that made haircut and restaurant reservations, without betraying that it isn't human.
May 17, 2018, 12:10 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Axios:
European online gaming firm Paddy Power Betfair says it's in talks to buy FanDuel, source says for $600M-$700M, a day after SCOTUS killed ban on sports gambling   —  European online gaming company Paddy Power Betfair confirmed that it is in talks to acquire FanDuel, one day after the U.S. Supreme Court struck …
May 16, 2018, 12:40 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Axios:
Cybersecurity company Carbon Black closes up 26% on its first day of trading after raising $152M in its IPO and is now valued at $2B   —  Cybersecurity company Carbon Black went public on Friday, raising $152 million in its IPO and closing its first day of trading up 26%.
May 4, 2018, 4:25 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Axios:
Swiss staffing and workforce development company Adecco acquires New York-based coding school General Assembly for $412.5M; General Assembly had raised ~$120M   —  Coding school General Assembly has agreed to be acquired for $412.5 million in cash by Swiss staffing and workforce development company Adecco.
Apr 16, 2018, 1:20 AMIn context

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