Category: Recent Funding

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November 4, 2019

Brazilian mobile phone insurance technology startup Pitzi is now worth over $100 million

With roughly one million customers across Brazil and a new round of financing, the mobile phone insurance provider Pitzi now finds itself with a $100 million valuation. The size of its latest round, which was led by QED Investors and included commitments from existing investors...


by Jonathan Shieber in Creditas
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October 29, 2019

LA-based gaming studio Scopely raises $200M at a $1.7B valuation

The Los Angeles-based mobile game development studio Scopely has become America’s newest unicorn thanks to a $200 million financing, which values the company at a whopping $1.7 billion. Scopely said it would use the capital to continue its strategy of developing and acquiring new games...


by Jonathan Shieber in Accel
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October 21, 2019

YouTube founder secretly building sports fan game GreenPark

Chad Hurley is hunting for what comes after fantasy sports. He envisions a new way for fans to play by watching live and cheering for the athletes they love. Beyond a few scraps of info the YouTube co-founder would share and his new startup’s job...


by Josh Constine in Apps
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October 2, 2019

Rune raises $2M to help you find new friends in mobile games, starting with Brawl Stars

Multiplayer games are more fun when you get to play with the same crew regularly. Playing with the same people means better cooperation, deeper strategies and, if all goes well, more wins. But what if none of your friends play the game you want to...


by Greg Kumparak in Gaming
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October 1, 2019

Knowable launches its ‘not a podcast’ $100 audio classes

Books on tape were the lifeblood of self-help. But e-learning startups like Khan Academy and Coursera demanded our eyes, not just our ears. Then came podcasts that make knowledge accessible, yet rarely focus on you retaining and applying what they teach. Today, a new startup...


by Josh Constine in Andreessen Horowitz
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September 24, 2019

Meme editor Kapwing grows 10X, raises $11M

Kapwing is a laymen’s Adobe Creative Suite built for what people actually do on the internet: make memes and remix media. Need to resize a video? Add text or subtitles to a video? Trim or crop or loop or frame or rotate or soundtrack or…...


by Josh Constine in Adobe
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September 4, 2019

Light’s new minimalist phone is available now for $350

There’s that pesky catch-22 you’ve got to get out of the way when discussing the Light Phone and its successor. There’s an inherent irony to a piece of technology created with the express purpose of weaning us off technology. But it’s 2019, and inherent irony...


by Brian Heater in Foxconn
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August 21, 2019

PayPal-backed money lender Tala raises $110M to enter India

Tala, a Santa Monica, California-headquartered startup that creates a credit profile to provide uncollateralized loans to millions of people in emerging markets, has raised $110 million in a new financing round to enter India’s burgeoning fintech space. The Series D financing for the five year-old...


by Manish Singh in Apps