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ContentSquare Raises $42 Million in Series B Funding

ContentSquare has raised $42 million  in its Series B round.  ContentSquare’s technology helps companies improve their digital transformation efforts by understanding the impact of each user interaction with their website or mobile application. Brands are able to quickly measure the effect of their digital assets and utilize artificial intelligence to prioritize insights and predicted outcomes…. Read More »

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Goldman Sachs Acqui-hires Team Behind Credit Card Startup Final

On Monday, Goldman Sachs has acquired Final, an Oakland-based credit card startup. The new talent will help fuel the big bank’s expanding consumer efforts. Final cofounder and CEO Aaron Frank first announced the startup’s closure in early December, via blog post, but did not give a reason or disclose future plans. He and his team accepted… Read More »

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Dog-walking startup Wag raises $300 million and hired a new CEO

On Tuesday, Dog-walking-on-demand startup Wag  announced it’s received a $300 million investment from Japanese telecom giant SoftBank. It also announced that veteran tech executive Hilary Schneider will be taking over as its CEO. Schneider, who most recently served as CEO of identity protection company LifeLock and led it through its 2016 sale to Symantec, will… Read More »

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Boeing buys stake in battery start-up Cuberg

Boeing’s venture arm Boeing HorizonX Ventures has taken a minority stake in battery start-up Cuberg, Boeing said Monday. Cuberg joins Boeing HorizonX Ventures’ stable of investments that include Zunum Aero, an electric-and-hybrid plane startup whose investors also include airline JetBlue. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Boeing spokeswoman Megan Hilfer said the… Read More »

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Ripple Foods Raises $65 Million

Ripple Foods, a  beverage company that makes a milk-like drink from yellow peas has raised $65 Million in series C funding. The investment, which was led by Euclidean Capital, includes funding from Khosla Ventures, Goldman Sach, Fall Line Capital and S2G Ventures, a food and agriculture investment firm started by OpenTable Inc.’s founder. It’s Ripple’s largest capital infusion and… Read More »

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Microsoft acquires gaming services startup PlayFab

Microsoft has acquired PlayFab, which helps game developers launch their titles online more quickly with simplified back-end services. The startup will be integrated into Microsoft’s Azure gaming group. The Seattle-based startup had raised around $13 million in funding from investors. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. “Together, Azure and PlayFab will further unlock the power of the intelligent… Read More »

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Xiaopeng Motors secures $350 million investment

Xiaopeng Motors, a Chinese electric car startup who built a ‘Tesla clone’, announced that it secured an important 2.2 billion yuan ($348 million) investment round led by two Chinese tech giants: Alibaba and Foxconn. Henry Xia, who founded the startup in 2014, admitted openly that he was influenced by Tesla and by the automaker’s announcement that they were… Read More »

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Tyson Invests In Lab-Grown Protein Startup Memphis Meats

Tyson Foods’ venture capital arm announced Monday that it has secured a minority investment in Memphis Meats, the buzzy startup that grows beef, chicken and duck meat with animal cells and petri dishes, no livestock required. Tyson joins other high-profile investors in Memphis Meats including Bill Gates and Richard Branson. The terms of the deal… Read More »

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