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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Norwegian educational gaming startup Kahoot raises ~$15.4M at a $300M valuation, tripling its March valuation   —  School's back in session and a startup that's building games to help students learn has moved to the top of the class.  Kahoot — the educational gaming startup out of Norway …
Oct 10, 2018, 2:00 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Wunderlist's founders raise $19M Series A for Pitch, a presentation tool they plan to launch by summer 2019   —  Microsoft's Powerpoint today has over 1 billion installs, 500 million users, and some 95 percent market share, making it the most ubiquitous presentation software in the world.
Oct 9, 2018, 9:45 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn acquires employee engagement platform Glint   —  LinkedIn, the social network for the working world with close to 600 million users and now under the wing of Microsoft, has announced an acquisition as it continues to work on expanding the ways that people already on the platform use it.
Oct 8, 2018, 12:45 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Job platform ZipRecruiter raises $156M Series B led by Wellington Management and IVP, bringing total raised to $219M, sources say at a valuation of about $1B   —  Recruitment websites are some of the oldest and most established residents of the internet, but if you've ever used them to find jobs …
Oct 4, 2018, 10:50 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Mobile travel booking app Hopper raises $100M Series D led by OMERS Ventures, sources says at a $780M valuation   —  Hopper — a mobile-only travel booking app cofounded by a former Expedia executive in Montreal, Canada that uses artificial intelligence to help you search for and book hotels and flights …
Oct 3, 2018, 7:35 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Tanium, which provides a single point of control to manage enterprise security, raises $200M led by Wellington Management, at a $6.5B valuation   —  Security continues to remain top of mind for organizations and consumers, as each day seems to bring another high-profile network breach.
Oct 2, 2018, 9:05 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Groupon settles with IBM, for alleged infringement on e-commerce patents, for $57M, lower than the $83M that IBM was initially awarded in July   —  A patent suit between IBM and Groupon that has been underway for over two years has finally been settled.  Today, the two companies announced …
Oct 1, 2018, 10:20 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
P2P lending platform Funding Circle closes flat on its first day of trading in London after raising ~$392M in an IPO valuing the company at around $2B   —  Another fintech startup has made the leap into publicly traded company: Funding Circle, the peer-to-peer lending platform for small …
Sep 28, 2018, 12:25 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Real estate tech company Compass raises $400M Series F, led by SoftBank's Vision Fund and the Qatar Investment Authority, at a $4.4B valuation   —  Compass, the New York startup that has built a tech-first platform to take on the antiquated market of real estate, is building up its own house today.
Sep 27, 2018, 8:35 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
UK-based Snyk, which helps companies detect security vulnerabilities in open source code, raises $22M Series B led by Accel, source says at $100M valuation   —  Open source software is now a $14 billion+ market and growing fast, in use in one way or another in 95 percent of all enterprises.
Sep 25, 2018, 12:05 PMIn context

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