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Remrise raises $8.2M to deliver tailored, plant-based sleep solutions

Remrise raises $8.2M to deliver tailored, plant-based sleep solutions

Sleep is big business. Casper, Leesa and a dozen other mattress companies have driven the point home in recent years. It’s something we all want, but none of us are getting enough of. In 2017, sleep aids generated $69.5 billion, globally. By 2023, that number is expected to blow past $101 billion. Remrise is the…
Lucence raises $20 million Series A for its non-invasive cancer screening technology

Lucence raises $20 million Series A for its non-invasive cancer screening technology

Lucence Diagnostics, a genomic medicine startup that develops non-invasive tests for cancer screening, announced today that it has raised a $20 million Series A led by IHH Healthcare, one of the world’s largest integrated private healthcare groups. Other participants included SGInnovate and returning investors Heliconia Capital (a subsidiary of Temasek Holdings), Lim Kaling and Koh…
Clumio raises $135M Series C for its backup as a service platform

Clumio raises $135M Series C for its backup as a service platform

Clumio, a 100-people startup that offers a SaaS-like service for enterprise backup, today announced that it has raised a $135 million Series C round, led by existing investor Sutter Hill Ventures and new investor Altimeter Captial. The announcement comes shortly after the company’s disclosure in August that it had quietly raised a total of $51…
BlueVine raises $102.5M more for banking services that target small businesses

BlueVine raises $102.5M more for banking services that target small businesses

When it comes to fintech plays, small and medium businesses are not often the target audience: they’re too small and fragmented compared to big-spending corporates; and they’re too demanding compared to mass-market consumer users. But as a sector, they account for over 99% of all businesses in developed countries like the UK and USA, and that…
Perlego raises $9M Series A for its textbook subscription service

Perlego raises $9M Series A for its textbook subscription service

Perlego, the textbook subscription service, has raised $9 million in Series A funding. Backing the round is Charlie Songhurst, Dedicated VC, and Thomas Leysen (Chairman of Mediahuis and Umicore). Perlego’s existing investors including ADV, Simon Franks and Alex Chesterman also reinvested on a pro-rata basis. London-based Perlego says the additional funding will be used to…
Luko raises $22 million to improve home insurance – TechCrunch

Luko raises $22 million to improve home insurance – TechCrunch

French startup Luko has raised a $22 million Series A round led by Accel (€20 million). Founders Fund and Speedinvest are also participating in today’s funding round. When you rent a place in France, you have to provide a certificate to your landlord saying that you are covered with a home insurance product. And, of…
Luko raises $22 million to improve home insurance

Luko raises $22 million to improve home insurance

French startup Luko has raised a $22 million Series A round led by Accel (€20 million). Founders Fund and Speedinvest are also participating in today’s funding round. When you rent a place in France, you have to provide a certificate to your landlord saying that you are covered with a home insurance product. And, of…
SmartNews raises $92M at a $1.2B valuation

SmartNews raises $92M at a $1.2B valuation

Looks like there’s still money to be made in news aggregation — at least according to the investors backing the news app SmartNews. The company is announcing the close of a $92 million round of funding at a valuation of $1.2 billion. The funding was led by Japan Post Capital Co. and ACA Investments, with…
Ohi raises $2.75M to power same-day delivery for brands that aren’t Amazon

Ohi raises $2.75M to power same-day delivery for brands that aren’t Amazon

The world has gotten so much faster. Amazon has made two-day shipping the standard and same- or next-day shipping commonplace. And that doesn’t even include the collection of on-demand players who can get us everything from groceries to alcohol to services like concierge storage and in-home cleaning with the press of a button. But the…
Northzone raises new $500M fund to back startups in Europe (and the East Coast, US)

Northzone raises new $500M fund to back startups in Europe (and the East Coast,...

Northzone, the European VC firm that’s probably best-known for being an early backer of Spotify, has raised a new $500 million fund, which it claims was oversubscribed and will reach its final close imminently. Dubbed “Northzone IX,” the new fund pretty much represents business as usual for Northzone and will be used to invest primarily…

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ICE does business with tech companies like Microsoft, Dell, and Palantir.

Tech companies, which have long emphasized how their products are making the world a better place, make millions from their work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the government organization that’s become infamous for putting children in cages. Americans, including tech workers, have increasingly scrutinized over the past year whether or not these companies are…

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