Ecosystem News

Curtsy, a clothing resale app aimed at Gen Z women, raises $11 million Series A

16 minutes 7 seconds ago
Curtsy, a clothing resale app and competitor to recently IPO’d Poshmark, announced today it has raised $11 million in Series A funding for its startup focused on the Gen Z market. The app, which evolved out of an earlier effort for renting dresses, now allows women to list their clothes, shoes and accessories for resale, […]
Sarah Perez

African edtech startup uLesson lands a $7.5 million Series A

44 minutes 19 seconds ago
ULesson, an edtech startup based in Nigeria that sells digital curriculum to students through SD cards, has raised $7.5 million in Series A funding. The round is led by Owl Ventures, which closed over half a billion in new fund money just months ago. Other participants include LocalGlobe and existing investors, including TLcom Capital and […]
Natasha Mascarenhas

Miami-based Ironhack raises $20 million for its coding bootcamps as demand for coders continues

2 hours 43 minutes ago
Ironhack, a company offering programming bootcamps across Europe and North and South America, has raised $20 million in its latest round of funding. The Miami-based company (with locations in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Lisbon, Madrid, Mexico City, Miami, Paris and São Paulo) said it will use the money to build out more virtual offerings to complement […]
Jonathan Shieber

Cannabis marketing startup Fyllo acquires DataOwl

7 hours 40 minutes ago
Fyllo has acquired DataOwl, a company offering marketing and loyalty tools for cannabis retailers. Fyllo said it already works with 320 cannabis retailers across 25 states (plus Puerto Rico and Jamaica). According to Chief Marketing Officer Conrad Lisco, this acquisition allows the company to offer the industry’s “first end-to-end marketing solution,” combining consumer data, digital […]
Anthony Ha

HiPeople picks up $3M seed to automate reference checks

10 hours 55 minutes ago
HiPeople, an HR tech startup based in Berlin that wants to automate the reference checking process, has raised $3 million in seed funding. Leading the round is Mattias Ljungman’s Moonfire, with participation from Capnamic Ventures and Cherry Ventures. It follows a $1.1 million pre-seed in late 2019. Notably, the seed round was closed fully remote, […]
Steve O'Hear

Landbot closes $8M Series A for its ‘no code’ chatbot builder

13 hours 55 minutes ago
Barcelona-based Landbot, a “no-code” chatbot builder, has bagged an $8 million Series A led by the Spanish-Israeli VC firm Swanlaab, alongside support from Spain’s innovation-focused public agency, CDTI. Previous investors Nauta Capital, Encomenda and Bankinter also participated in the round. We last chatted to Landbot back in 2018 when it raised a $2.2 million seed […]
Natasha Lomas

Podchaser raises $4M to build a comprehensive podcast database

22 hours 49 minutes ago
Podchaser, a startup building what it calls “IMDB for podcasts,” recently announced that it has raised $4 million in a funding round led by Greycroft. In other words, it’s a site where — similar to the Amazon-owned Internet Movie Database — users can look up who’s appeared in which podcasts, rate and review those podcasts […]
Anthony Ha

Drone-focused construction startup TraceAir raises $3.5M

23 hours 22 minutes ago
Bay Area-based construction startup TraceAir today announced a $3.5 million Series A. Led by London-based XTX Ventures, this round brings the company’s total funding up to $7 million. The raise includes existing investor Metropolis VC, along with new additions Liquid 2 Ventures, GEM Capital, GPS Ventures and Andrew Filev. We first noted the company back […]
Brian Heater

A first look at Qualtrics’ IPO pricing

23 hours 56 minutes ago
The Qualtrics debut is going to be huge, and that matters. Can the bankers get its IPO price closer to what retail investors are willing to pay?
Alex Wilhelm

Bolt Mobility launching into 48 new markets after snapping up Last Mile’s assets

1 day 1 hour ago
Bolt Mobility, the Miami-based micromobility startup co-founded by Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt, is expanding to 48 new markets after acquiring the assets of Last Mile Holdings. Bolt Mobility’s rise and Last Mile’s demise captures the uncertainty that plagued micromobility companies in the past year as the COVID-19 pandemic upended business models that were, in […]
Kirsten Korosec

Uppbeat launches a freemium music platform aimed at YouTubers

1 day 2 hours ago
A new music platform, Uppbeat, aims to make it easier for YouTubers and other content creators to find quality free music to use in their videos. The system, which is designed to navigate the complexities of copyright claims while also fairly compensating artists, offers an alternative to existing free music platforms, including YouTube’s own Audio […]
Sarah Perez