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Sources: Y Combinator raising up to $1B for second Continuity fund, which will merge with early-stage investment program, and won't be limited to YC companies   —  Silicon Valley startup accelerator Y Combinator is raising up to $1 billion for a new venture capital fund, Axios has learned from multiple sources.
Jul 21, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
Early coding school Dev Bootcamp is shutting down, says it couldn't make its business model work; it was acquired by education services company Kaplan in 2014   —  Dev Bootcamp, the original “coding bootcamp,” is shutting down, the company announced on Wednesday.
Jul 13, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
Waymo files a preliminary list of 461 questions for Anthony Levandowski, expecting him to invoke his Fifth Amendment right in response to many   —  On Friday, Waymo filed a list of 461 questions it intends to ask Anthony Levandowski — a former employee it's accusing of downloading 14,000 proprietary files …
Jul 8, 2017, 8:50 PMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
Redfin, a real estate database and brokerage services startup, files for $100M IPO   —  Redfin, a 12-year-old company that provides an online real estate database and brokerage services, has filed for a $100 million IPO, though the amount is likely a placeholder.
Jun 30, 2017, 5:35 PMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
Sources: Pearl Automation, self-driving kit startup founded by ex-Apple engineers that raised $50M, shuts down after poor sales of its wireless rear-view camera   —  Pearl Automation, an automotive startup founded by former Apple engineers, has decided to shut down, Axios has learned from multiple sources.
Jun 25, 2017, 9:50 PMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
Sleep monitoring startup Hello, which raised $40M+, to shut down, has laid off most employees and is seeking a buyer for its remaining assets   —  Hello, a sleep monitor maker that raised over $40 million in venture capital, has laid off most of its employees and is seeking a buyer for its remaining assets, Axios has learned.
Jun 12, 2017, 4:15 PMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
Opendoor says Uber's outgoing finance chief Gautam Gupta is joining the real estate startup as COO   —  Gautam Gupta, Uber's outgoing finance chief, is headed to home-buying startup Opendoor as its chief operating officer, the company tells Axios.  Gupta has spent four years at Uber …
Jun 9, 2017, 6:03 PMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
Imzy, a “nicer Reddit” founded in 2016 by former Reddit employees, to shut down on June 23, having raised $11M   —  Imzy, a Utah-based startup that wanted to create a friendlier online community—a “nice Reddit”—said on Wednesday that it's shutting down just two years after its founding …
May 24, 2017, 2:20 PMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
Filing: General Motors is planning to add 1,163 staff to its Cruise self-driving car unit in San Francisco by 2021 tax year   —  General Motors is adding 1,163 employees to its self-driving car unit in San Francisco, according to a state filing flagged by Bloomberg's Dana Hull .
Apr 13, 2017, 10:35 AMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
SEC filing shows Plume, maker of Wi-Fi network extenders, has raised $27.5M in new funding round that could total $37.5M; source says Comcast was lead investor   —  Plume, the maker of a sleek Wi-Fi network extender that can be operated via smartphone app, has raised $27.5 million …
Apr 11, 2017, 4:45 PMIn context

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