April 17, 2021
Outschool is the newest edtech unicorn – TechCrunch

Outschool, a marketplace providing small-group, virtual after-school activities for children, has raised a $75 million Series C led by Coatue and Tiger Global Management. TechCrunch first learned of the round from sources familiar with the transaction; the company confirmed the deal to TechCrunch. The new funding values Outschool at $1.3 billion, around four times higher…

April 17, 2021
Stripe becomes the world’s second most valuable startup

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April 17, 2021
Why expensive workout gear is actually cheap – TechCrunch

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. For this week’s deep dive Natasha and Alex wanted to dig into the Tonal EC-1, a huge document spread across a number of posts. Our goals were pretty simple: To better understand Tonal’s journey, and also to get into the…

April 17, 2021
Sunday raises $24 million seed round to build a fast restaurant checkout flow – TechCrunch

Meet Sunday, a new startup that is going to attract some headlines as it has raised a $24 million seed round at a $140 million post-money valuation. That’s a lot of money for a company that started just a few months ago but that’s because Sunday wants to move quickly. Sunday is getting noticed because…

April 17, 2021
PlexTrac raises $10M Series A round for its collaboration-centric security platform – TechCrunch

PlexTrac, a Boise, ID-based security service that aims to provide a unified workflow automation platform for red and blue teams, today announced that it has raised a $10 million Series A funding round led by Noro-Moseley Partners and Madrona Venture Group. StageDot0 ventures also participated in this round, which the company plans to use to…

April 17, 2021
Inside the US’ epic first-quarter venture capital results – TechCrunch

It’s no surprise that the venture capital market was incredibly active in the United States during the first quarter of 2021, but precisely how strong has only recently become clear. This morning, we’re digging into the data. According to a report from PitchBook, venture capitalists unleashed a wave of capital in the first three months of…

April 16, 2021
With checks in the mail, Wall Street wonders: is there a 'stimmy' rally in the making?

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April 16, 2021
Amira Learning raises $11M to put its AI-powered literacy tutor in post-COVID classrooms – TechCrunch

School closures due to the pandemic have interrupted the learning processes of millions of kids, and without individual attention from teachers, reading skills in particular are taking a hit. Amira Learning aims to address this with an app that reads along with students, intelligently correcting errors in real time. Promising pilots and research mean the…

April 16, 2021
How Pilot charted a course of not raising too much money – TechCrunch

A few weeks ago, we wrote about fintech Pilot raising a $100 million Series C that doubled the company’s valuation to $1.2 billion. Bezos Expeditions — Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ personal investment fund — and Whale Rock Capital joined the round, adding $40 million to a $60 million raise led by Sequoia about one month…

April 16, 2021
Zeta in talks with SoftBank to raise at over $1 billion valuation – TechCrunch

Banking tech startup Zeta is inching closer to the much sought-after unicorn status as it engages with investors to finalize a new round, two sources familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. SoftBank Vision Fund 2 is in advanced stages of talks to lead a ~$250 million Series D round in the five-year-old startup, the sources…

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