Startups

Southeast Asia exit deal is a win, not a defeat, for Uber
They say in sport that the best teams win even when they don’t perform. On those terms, Uber seems unstoppable. The day’s big news is that   Read More..
Smartsheet files for IPO
Smartsheet is the latest company to file to go public, now that the IPO window is open.  The Bellevue, Washington-based company offers enterprise so   Read More..
Dropbox up another 7% on day two
Dropbox’s surge on the stock market has continued, with the company going up another 7 percent on its second day on the stock market. The compan   Read More..
Alphabet X spinout Dandelion raises $4.5M to build out its geothermal heating and cooling system for homes
Dandelion, a clean energy startup that was originally incubated inside Google parent Alphabet, has raised $4.5 million in funding to build out its bus   Read More..
3D printed rocket maker Relativity raises $35M to simplify satellite launches
LA-based space startup Relativity has raised $35 million in Series B funding, in a new round led by Playground Global, and including existing investor   Read More..
Rackspace may reportedly go public again after a $4.3B deal took it private in 2016
Rackspace, which was taken private in a $4.3 billion deal in August 2016 by private equity firm Apollo Global Management, is reportedly in considerati   Read More..
Oscar Health raises $165 million at reported $3B valuation
Oscar Health, the startup run by Josh Kushner (yes, brother of Jared), has raised $165 million at a reported valuation of $3.2 billion, CNBC’s C   Read More..
CardUp raises $1.7M to help small businesses get more out of their credit cards
CardUp, a Singapore-based startup that enables users to make large, recurring payments by credit card even to recipients that don’t accept cards, ha   Read More..
LetsGetChecked raises $12M for its personal health tests
LetsGetChecked, an Irish startup that offers a health test kit service so that you can take various common laboratory tests from the comfort of your h   Read More..
DocuSign unveils IPO filing
DocuSign has unveiled its IPO filing, confirming our scoop from last week.  The company had previously filed confidentially and the timing of the fil   Read More..
Wild Type raises $3.5M to reinvent meat for the 21st century
Food security is one of the grand problems facing the planet this century. The UN has estimated that food supplies need to increase by 50 percent to c   Read More..
House and Senate put Zuckerberg on notice: ‘You are the right person to testify before Congress’
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been rather scarce lately, despite a host of woes besetting his company — but Wednesday he emerged from his cocoon    Read More..
Cambridge Analytica raided by UK data watchdog
The UK’s data watchdog, the ICO, finally obtained a warrant to enter and search the offices of Cambridge Analytica late Friday — carrying    Read More..
Facebook was warned about app permissions in 2011
Who’s to blame for the leaking of 50 million Facebook users’ data? Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg broke several days of silence    Read More..
Zuck apologizes for Cambridge Analytica scandal with full-page print ad
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has taken out a full page ad in the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and six UK papers toda   Read More..
Regulation could protect Facebook, not punish it
You know what tech startups hate? Complicated legal compliance. The problem is, Facebook isn’t a startup any more, but its competitors are. There ha   Read More..
Facebook is now prioritizing local news globally
As Facebook continues to face fierce media scrutiny over how it handles user data, the company may well be wishing for some gentler headlines. So it&   Read More..
FTC confirms probe into Facebook data misuse scandal
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has confirmed it’s investigating Facebook’s privacy practices in light of the data misuse scandal curre   Read More..
Twitter moves to ban crypto ads
Twitter is the latest social service to boot out cryptocurrency advertisers. The company told Reuters it will be launching a new policy this week to   Read More..
Facebook fights creeps and apathy with expiring friend requests
Snapchat has ephemeral messages, and now Facebook has ephemeral friend requests. The big blue social network feeds off your social graph, and every ti   Read More..
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