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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
Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
Although Lyft has reportedly agreed to acquire Motivate, possibly for $250M, a source says Uber is considering its own bid for the bike-sharing startup   —  Uber is considering a takeover offer for Motivate, the bike-share company behind such programs as CitiBike in New York and Ford GoBike in San Francisco, Axios has learned.
Jun 8, 2018, 2:00 PMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
Uber and Lyft have submitted applications for San Francisco's upcoming pilot program for electric scooters   —  Uber wants to get into the scooter business in San Francisco and is submitting an application for the city's upcoming pilot program, the company confirmed to Axios on Thursday.
Jun 7, 2018, 8:40 PMIn 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
Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
SEC filing: Dataminr, a startup that analyzes public data in real time, raises $221M   —  Dataminr, a startup that analyzes public data about events in real time, has raised $221 million in new funding, according to an SEC filing.  —  Why it matters: The New York-based companies is capitalizing …
Jun 4, 2018, 10:20 PMIn 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
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Twitter will start adding labels to US Congressional candidates' profiles on May 30, ahead of the November midterm elections   —  Twitter will start adding labels to the profiles of candidates running in the 2018 midterm elections after May 30th.  —  Why it matters: The move underscore's …
May 23, 2018, 12:40 PMIn 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

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