Tag "Fundings & Exits"

FTC sues to block P&G’s acquisition of Billie, a razor startup for women

December 9, 2020 0

The Federal Trade Commission has sued to block Procter & Gamble’s acquisition of Billie, a NY-based startup that sells razors and body wash. In the

Why Sapphire’s Jai Das thinks the Salesforce-Slack deal could succeed

December 7, 2020 0

Who says that chats about enterprise software have to be boring? They don’t, we learned during our conversation earlier this week with Sapphire’s Jai Das,

Why does TechCrunch cover so many early-stage funding rounds?

December 7, 2020 0

Funding-round stories are TechCrunch’s bread and butter. For early-stage companies, the fact that an investor has put thousands, millions (or billions) into an idea that

Zephr raises $8M to help news publishers grow subscription revenue

December 5, 2020 0

Zephr has raised $8 million in a new funding round led by Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (owned by media giant Bertelsmann). The London-headquarted startup’s customers

Fantasy startup Esports One raises $4M more

December 4, 2020 0

Esports One, a startup bringing the fantasy approach to esports, is announcing that it has raised an additional $4 million in funding. When I first

Henry picks up cash to be a Lambda School for Latin America

December 4, 2020 0

Latin America’s startup scene has attracted troves of venture investment, lifting highly-valued companies such as Rappi and NuBank into behemoth businesses. Now that the spotlight

Lightspeed acquires restaurant software company Upserve for $430M

December 2, 2020 0

Lightspeed POS just announced the acquisition of Upserve, expanding Lightspeed’s presence in the restaurant industry. The company already offers cloud-based point-of-sale software for restaurants and

Vista acquires Gainsight for $1.1B, adding to its growing enterprise arsenal

December 1, 2020 0

Vista Equity Partners hasn’t been shy about scooping up enterprise companies over the years, and today it added to a growing portfolio with its purchase

EV bus and truck maker The Lion Electric to take SPAC route to public markets

December 1, 2020 0

Canadian electric truck and bus manufacturer The Lion Electric Company said Monday it plans to become a publicly traded company via a merger with special

What to make of Stripe’s possible $100B valuation

November 29, 2020 0

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