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Kate Clark / TechCrunch:
Airbnb hires Fred Reid, formerly the president of Delta Airlines, as its first-ever global head of transportation   —  Airbnb made it easier for travelers to find a place to crash.  Now it wants to make it easier for them to get around.  —  The $31 billion home-sharing giant has hired Fred Reid …
Feb 7, 2019, 12:45 PMIn context
Kate Clark / TechCrunch:
Interview with Bird CEO Travis VanderZanden on scooter startup copycats, unit economics, safety, Bird Platform, electric bikes, seasonality, and more   —  Bird's electric scooters were on full display at the Upfront Summit in Malibu last week, a two-day event that brings together the likes of Hollywood …
Feb 4, 2019, 8:45 AMIn context
Kate Clark / TechCrunch:
Health insurance firm Clover Health, which uses health and behavioral data to lower costs, raises $500M led by Greenoaks Capital, bringing total raised to $925M   —  Despite a number of well-publicized hiccups, venture capitalists are betting another $500 million on health insurance provider Clover Health, TechCrunch has learned.
Jan 30, 2019, 10:40 AMIn context
Kate Clark / TechCrunch:
Online birth control prescription and delivery service The Pill Club raises $51M Series B led by VMG Partners, bringing total raised to $67M   —  Through telemedicine and direct-to-consumer sales platforms, startups are streamlining the historically arduous process of accessing contraception.
Jan 22, 2019, 12:35 PMIn context
Kate Clark / TechCrunch:
Knock, a home trade-in platform started by Trulia veterans, has raised $400M Series B in equity and debt financing led by Foundry Group   —  Home trade-in platform Knock has brought in a $400 million investment to accelerate a national expansion and double its 100-person headcount.
Jan 21, 2019, 1:45 AMIn context
Kate Clark / TechCrunch:
April Underwood, promoted to the role of chief product officer at Slack 10 months ago, is leaving the company to focus on investing   —  Slack is losing its chief product officer April Underwood ahead of a direct listing expected in 2019.  —  Underwood joined Slack, the provider …
Jan 17, 2019, 2:10 PMIn context
Kate Clark / TechCrunch:
Square hires Blizzard Entertainment's Amrita Ahuja as CFO three months after long-time CFO Sarah Friar exited for the CEO job at Nextdoor   —  Founder and chief executive Jack Dorsey says Square has poached Amrita Ahuja from Blizzard Entertainment, a division of the gaming company Activision Blizzard …
Jan 3, 2019, 10:50 PMIn context
Kate Clark / TechCrunch:
Carta, a startup that helps companies track and value equity and was formerly known as eShares, raises $80M Series D at a valuation of $800M   —  Startups supporting startups are blazing a new trail with support from venture capitalists.  —  Co-working spaces like The Wing and The Riveter raked …
Dec 27, 2018, 1:50 PMIn context
Kate Clark / TechCrunch:
Earnin, which develops a money management platform for workers, raises $125M Series C from DST Global, a16z, and others and says it has 1M+ downloads   —  Before Ram Palaniappan founded Earnin, he developed a system for employees at a payments company called UniRush, where he spent eight years as president.
Dec 20, 2018, 1:00 PMIn context
Kate Clark / TechCrunch:
Amsterdam-based e-scooter startup Dott, founded by former Ofo exec Maxim Romain, raises €20M led by EQT Ventures and Naspers   —  The funding extravaganza may be approaching its end for scooter “unicorns” Lime and Bird, but smaller startups in the micro-mobility space have continued …
Dec 14, 2018, 2:15 AMIn context

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