Tech Moguls Again GoodLeap’s Inexperienced Housing Push With $12 Billion Valuation

Tech Moguls Back GoodLeap’s Green Housing Push With $12 Billion Valuation

Americans are going to need at least $450 billion to turn their homes green in coming years, says entrepreneur Hayes Barnard, and he wants to get it to them. Mr. Barnard, a former top executive at SolarCity Corp., raised more than $1 billion in the past 10 months from tech investing luminaries like Michael Dell … Read more

Tech-Interviewing Startup Karat Hits $1.1B ‘Unicorn’ Valuation

Tech-Interviewing Startup Karat Hits $1.1B 'Unicorn' Valuation

Everyone hates job interviews, including the people conducting them. Even more time-consuming than asking candidates “If you were an animal, which animal would you be?” is administering the coding tests or “technical interviews” that software developers go through to get a gig at any tech company That’s one reason business is booming at Karat, a … Read more

Multiverse, the tech-focused apprenticeship startup, nabs $130M at an $875M valuation – TechCrunch

Multiverse, the tech-focused apprenticeship startup, nabs $130M at an $875M valuation – TechCrunch

After rebranding from White Hat and raising $44 million earlier this year, tech apprenticeship startup Multiverse has raised another round of funding. The company today announced that it has closed $130 million in a Series C round. The funding had been rumored in recent weeks while the round was being closed.  D1 Capital Partners and … Read more

How the dean of valuation costs loss-making tech shares — and his views on Amazon, Netflix and Airbnb

How the dean of valuation prices loss-making tech stocks — and his views on Amazon, Netflix and Airbnb

It feels like almost every new company, particularly in the technology space, that is coming to market is loss making. “Most of the old-time metrics we use, price-to-earnings, price to book, EV to EBITDA, were designed for mature companies,” says Aswath Damodaran, the professor of finance at New York University’s Stern School of Business who’s … Read more

Protection Tech Startup Led by Former Authorities Leaders Reaches $1 Billion Valuation

Defense Tech Startup Led by Former Government Leaders Reaches $1 Billion Valuation

Two-year-old defense and national security software startup Rebellion Defense is valued at $1.15 billion and recently raised more than $150 million in a Series B funding round. It was launched by some members of a self-proclaimed “SWAT team of nerds” who previously drove digital transformations within the U.S. and U.K. governments. Now, they are producing commercial … Read more

Tech Tracker: Toast seeks $18 billion IPO valuation

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This month, the biggest news in the technology world was restaurant tech company Toast announcing its intention to go public — aiming for an estimated IPO worth of $16 billion and showing just how influential and powerful foodservice tech has become. Tech Tracker rounds up what’s happening in the technology sphere of the restaurant industry, … Read more

Health tech firm Whoop hits $3.6B valuation after SoftBank-led funding increase

Fitness tech company Whoop hits $3.6B valuation after SoftBank-led funding boost

Whoop, which makes wearable fitness tracking technology, raised $200 million in a series F funding round as the company looks to grow internationally. The latest capital influx brings the company’s valuation to $3.6 billion, making it the most valuable standalone company of its kind in the world, Whoop claims. The round was led by SoftBank … Read more

DRIFE Hires Chief Scientist in ‘huge tech’, Approaching $1 Billion Valuation After Historic Launch

BANGALORE, India, Aug. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — DRIFE, the world’s first decentralised ride-hailing platform, today announces Siddharth Bhatia as its new Chief Scientist. Having previously worked with Google Research, Amazon and Microsoft Research, Siddharth brings vast ‘big tech’ experience to help enhance the technology powering the DRIFE platform. This announcement follows DRIFE’s historic IDO/IEO launch that has set … Read more

Schools welcome college students again amid delta variant surge, and tech startup CEO charged with allegedly cooking books to pump up ‘unicorn’ valuation

How Wirecutter’s No. 1 deal pro will navigate Amazon Prime Day to find the sickest deals

Hi there, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories: Tech startup CEO charged with allegedly cooking books to pump up ‘unicorn’ valuation Headspin Inc.’s value dropped from $1.1 billion to $300 million after CEO Manish Lachwani’s alleged fraud was revealed, prosecutors and the SEC said. Read More John Steinbeck’s Sag Harbor, NY, Home on the Market … Read more

ICON Lands $207M For Constructing Tech, Xiaodu Raises Spherical At $5.1B Valuation, And Extra – Crunchbase Information

ICON Lands $207M For Building Tech, Xiaodu Raises Round At $5.1B Valuation, And More – Crunchbase News

Here’s what you need to know today in startup and venture news, updated by the Crunchbase News staff throughout the day to keep you in the know. Subscribe to the Crunchbase Daily ICON Raises $207M For 3D Printed Homes Austin-based ICON, a developer of advanced construction technologies including components for 3D printed homes, raised $207 … Read more