Fundings & Exits

Apple Acquires Augmented Reality Company Metaio

metaio-junaio Apple has acquired Metaio, a bootstrapped augmented reality startup that launched way back in 2003 as an offshoot of a project at Volkswagon. The company’s site said it stopped taking new customers, and now a legal document shows Apple has bought it. The document confirms a transfer of shares of the startup to Apple. When asked by TechCrunch, Apple responded with its standard reply it… Read More

Online Auto Sales Startup Carvana Is Raising $300 Million To Expand Nationwide

CarvanaDelivery Used car sales are heating up online, with huge amounts of cash pouring into an industry that has yet to be disrupted by technology. A company called Carvana is in the process of raising a huge round of growth funding as it seeks to improve the process and reduce the price of buying a used car online. Read More

Lystable’s Supplier Management SaaS Takes $1.5M From Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures

peter-thiel7 TechStars London alum and U.K.-based startup Lystable, which has built a cloud-based workflow management platform aimed at simplifying how businesses handle contacts with suppliers and freelancers, has pulled in a $1.5 million seed investment led by Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures. Read More

Mobile Banking Startup Monese Picks Up Backing From Seedcamp, SmartCap, And Spotify’s Shakil Khan

Monese Now news comes of another U.K. banking startup: Monese is a soon-to-launch mobile banking service for immigrants and expats who might otherwise find it difficult to open a bank account outside of their originating country. Read More

Shift Messenger, Designed To Help Co-Workers Share Schedules, Raises $1.5M Series A

restaurant Managing and trading shifts is one of the most onerous tasks faced by retail employees, especially since many don’t have set hours. Shift Messenger, a Y Combinator alum, launched earlier this year to give workers a communication tool specifically designed to help them manage their schedules. Now the startup has raised a $1.5 million series A round. Read More

Shift Messenger, Designed To Help Co-Workers Share Schedules, Raises $1.5M Series A

restaurant Managing and trading shifts is one of the most onerous tasks faced by retail employees, especially since many don’t have set hours. Shift Messenger, a Y Combinator alum, launched earlier this year to give workers a communication tool specifically designed to help them manage their schedules. Now the startup has raised a $1.5 million series A round. Read More

Campanda, The Booking Platform For RVs, Scores €5M Funding

Campanda_Logo_EN Berlin-based Campanda, which offers an online booking site for RVs (that’s motorhomes and trailers, to you and me) has raised €5 million in further funding. Read More

Location-Based Marketing Startup Ubimo Gets $7.5M To Create Ad Campaigns Using Real-Time Data

location Many brands now rely on location-based marketing, which sends consumers ads based on which stores or venues are nearby. Founded by former Googlers, Ubimo incorporates additional data points, including weather and local events, to make ads more relevant and result in higher conversion rates. Read More

Jobandtalent Gets $25M To Steer Its Linguistic Analysis Recruitment Platform Toward The U.S.

Jobandtalent Recruitment startup Jobandtalent, which uses linguistic analysis to alert candidates to jobs they might otherwise have missed, has topped up its Series A funding round with another $25 million — bringing the total to $39 million. Read More

Jobandtalent Gets $25M To Steer Its Linguistic Analysis Recruitment Platform Toward The U.S.

Jobandtalent Recruitment startup Jobandtalent, which uses linguistic analysis to alert candidates to jobs they might otherwise have missed, has topped up its Series A funding round with another $25 million — bringing the total to $39 million. Read More