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Clare O'Connor / Forbes:
Profile of Whitney Wolfe Herd, CEO of Bumble, the women-first dating app with $100M/year sales that, sources say, is talking to Match Group about a $1B+ buyout   —  When Whitney Wolfe Herd started planning an October launch party for a new product at Bumble, America's fastest-growing dating-app company …
Nov 14, 2017, 1:35 PMIn context
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Shippo raises $20M Series B led by Bessemer for its multi-carrier shipping API for ecommerce   —  Her voice weakened by a temporary illness, Shippo CEO Laura Behrens Wu couldn't resist pitching another customer on a recent October morning.  She was in a Lyft and had discovered her driver created …
Nov 1, 2017, 6:35 AMIn context
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
AppDynamics founder Jyoti Bansal launches BIG Labs startup studio with $50M in funding and continuous delivery startup Harness.io with $20M Series A round   —  When Cisco swooped in and acquired AppDynamics for $3.7 billion just before it was set to go public in January, founder Jyoti Bansal didn't join them.
Oct 24, 2017, 11:07 AMIn context
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Automile raises $34M Series B led by Insight Venture Partners for its vehicle fleet tracking and management service   —  Jens Nylander's career has followed an unusual progression from MP3 players to plumbing trucks.  —  As a college student in his native Sweden, Nylander had launched …
Oct 22, 2017, 11:40 PMIn context
Hannah Leung / Forbes:
Hong Kong-based on-demand delivery startup Lalamove raises $100M Series C led by ShunWei Capital to expand in Southeast Asia   —  Pulling in close to news of Hong Kong startup GoGoVan's merger with 58 Suyun - a deal that reportedly makes the combined group worth $1 billion …
Oct 16, 2017, 5:50 AMIn context
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Sources: 26-year-old Sheel Tyle is raising $100M fund called Amplo for seed and follow-on deals in young founders' firms, will be the sole general partner   —  A successful bid to invest in one of Silicon Valley's hottest venture deals has outed a stealthy new $100 million fund led entirely by a 26-year-old investor.
Oct 11, 2017, 12:10 PMIn context
Lauren Gensler / Forbes:
Gift card marketplace Raise raises $60M Series C from Accel, PayPal, and others, will focus on building a mobile wallet for gift cards   —  Raise, which lets consumers buy and sell gift cards online, has raised $60 million in its pursuit to become a mobile payments company.
Sep 19, 2017, 8:10 AMIn context
Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes:
Hackers hid backdoor in Avast-owned system cleanup tool CCleaner for Windows from August 15 to September 12; affected software was run by 2.27M users   —  Users of Avast-owned security application CCleaner for Windows have been advised to update their software immediately …
Sep 18, 2017, 7:10 AMIn context
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Microsoft adds guest access to Teams, which it says is now being used by 125K organizations in 25 languages   —  Microsoft's software alternative to Slack is now open for guests.  —  Six months after the general release of its workplace messaging app Teams, Microsoft will now allow customers …
Sep 11, 2017, 9:50 AMIn context
Alan Ohnsman / Forbes:
Israeli lidar startup Innoviz raises $65M round backed by auto suppliers Delphi and Magna; Canadian lidar maker LeddarTech raises $101M from Delphi and Magneti   —  Israeli startup Innoviz Technologies closed a $65 million funding round with backing from Delphi and Magna …
Sep 8, 2017, 10:30 AMIn context

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