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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Estonian-founded sales CRM startup Pipedrive raises $50M Series C led by Insight Venture Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners   —  While Salesforce and Microsoft have a dominant position in the world of sales software today, there are a number of startups nipping at their heels …
Jun 14, 2018, 9:50 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Dutch payments company Adyen closes its first day on Amsterdam's Euronext exchange at €462.50 per share, giving it a market cap of more than €13.6B   —  After raising €1.1 billion in its initial offering and pricing its shares at €240 each last night, Adyen, the Dutch payments company, went public today with a bang.
Jun 13, 2018, 7:15 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
UK-based Memrise raises $15.5M Series B, says it reached profitability in Q1 this year and that its AI-based language learning app has passed 35M users globally   —  Memrise, a UK startup whose eponymous language-learning app employs machine learning and localised content to adapt to users' needs …
Jun 11, 2018, 5:35 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Cloud HR software firm Workday acquires Adaptive Insights, a provider of cloud-based business planning and financial modeling tools, for $1.55B   —  Workday, the cloud-based platform that offers HR and other back-office apps for businesses, is making an acquisition to expand its portfolio of services …
Jun 11, 2018, 8:40 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Airbnb to pilot new Open Homes program in San Jose, CA that will let residents register as “standby” hosts for emergencies, attend in-person training, more   —  Airbnb — the travel startup that lets individuals rent out private homes or rooms in private homes to people as an alternative …
Jun 10, 2018, 12:50 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Yahoo will shut down Yahoo Messenger on July 17, marking the end of an era that began with Yahoo Pager back in 1998   —  It's the end of an era for Yahoo Messenger, one of the first instant messaging apps on the market.  Today, Oath (which also owns TechCrunch) announced that it would be winding …
Jun 8, 2018, 8:50 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn debuts Your Commute, which lets job-seekers who save their location preferences check the commute times to potential employers, on its mobile app   —  LinkedIn, the social media site that's aimed at people looking to network or otherwise change up their career prospects, is taking a plunge into location-based services.
Jun 7, 2018, 6:15 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Ride-hailing service Gett raises $80M led by existing investor VW at a ~$1.4B valuation, says it will be profitable by Q1 of next year   —  While Uber is growing its business with a net loss on its balance sheet, a smaller rival has confirmed a round of funding, and projects that it will be profitable by Q1 of next year.
Jun 7, 2018, 9:45 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Payment card services startup Marqeta raises $45M Series D led by Iconiq Capital, reportedly at a $545M valuation   —  On the heels of payment processing startup Adyen pricing its IPO in Europe to raise $1 billion, another startup working in the area of digital payment processing has raised a significant growth round.
Jun 5, 2018, 9:55 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Dutch payments startup Adyen aims for a ~$1B IPO, valuing the firm at up to $8.3B when it lists on Euronext Amsterdam on June 13   —  After announcing its intention to go public in May, today Adyen published more details with the finances filled in.  The Netherlands-based payments startup …
Jun 5, 2018, 7:35 AMIn context

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