Showing posts from September, 2019


Deals Deep Tech Investor DCVC Nets $725M For Oversubscribed Fund V ( ) Fund V is also significantly oversubscribed—to the tune of 25 percent—from its initial target The firm’s biggest exits to date include Square (IPO), Elastic (IPO), Zoom (IPO), and Nervana (acquired by Intel) Stripe’s Valuation Stretches To $35B With New $250M Investment ( ) Investment for 0.7% of the company by Sequoia Capital, General Catalyst, and Andreessen Horowitz GitHub acquires code analysis tool Semmle ( ) Code analysis tool that helps developers and security researchers discover potential vulnerabilities in their code. Offers a query language that allows researchers to test their code, using the service’s analysis engine Launched last year, with a $21 million Series B round led by Accel. In total, the company raised $31 million before this acquisition. Lookiero closes $19M led by MMC Ventures to be the Stitch Fix for Europe ( ) Applies algorithms


Deals Maersk, Ports America invest $19M in Loadsmart Smart Drayage initiative ( ) The program uses an API that syncs with a port terminal's operating system, matching containers with trucks based on ease of access, load times, haul distances and other factors. This data is then made available to truckers via a mobile app that enables them to book loads in real time Experiences startup AmazingCo raises $5.1 million ( ) Offers things such as mystery picnics, wine tours, social impact activities and team building events for couples, friends, families and work teams More than one million people using the platform, which uses Netflix-like data insights to find the right experiences for people Reading Another high-flying, heavily funded AR headset startup is shutting down ( ) Daqri, which built enterprise-grade AR headsets, has shuttered its HQ, laid off many of its employees and is selling off assets ahead of a shutdown Meta, an AR hea