In an age where it feels like everyone is fed up with public transportation and traffic, other first and last mile options like skateboards and scooters are seeing new life. Take Boosted, Inc. an electric skateboard company founded in 2012 that just raised $60 million in a Series B round led by Khosla Ventures and iNovia Capital.
The way the tech industry is financed has changed, and law firms with strong private equity practices were among those reaping the rewards in 2018. The buyout boom and its effect on the legal industry goes beyond Silicon Valley, with private equity chipping away at the dominance of traditional Wall Street banks-and their traditional advisers .
Robots are tireless, efficient, and reliable, but in a millisecond through intuition and situational awareness, humans can make decisions machine can't. Until workplace robots are truly autonomous and don't require any human thinking, we'll need software to supervise them at scale.
The Wing, a female-focused coworking space company, has raised $75 million in a Series C, the company announced Wednesday. The round was led by Sequoia Capital partner Jess Lee, former CEO of Polyvore, with participation from Upfront Ventures, Airbnb, and existing investors at NEA and WeWork.
Futu, which allows investors to primarily trade stocks in Hong Kong and the United States, plans to make a public filing in the coming weeks and debut in New York in early 2019, the people said. The company is targeting a valuation of about $2.5 billion, one of the sources added.
Those reasons may no longer present a barrier to funding with a new early-stage credit fund based in San Francisco, called Arc Labs . Too often founders in their first few years of business take on equity investors and dilute their holdings.
Every year, Techopia names a new crop of tech firms to watch . Before we unveil our picks for 2019, we're looking back on how our four companies fared in 2018.
After investors pumped in more funds into the U.S. gaming startup Niantic last year, the developer behind the popular augmented reality game, Pokemon Go is now said to be worth almost $4 billion. Last year, Niantic raised $200 million in a round of funding from investors, with the Series B raise being led by Spark Capital.
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Ambi's vision is to disrupt higher education with a fresh take on how students engage with academic content and with each other using a simple, intuitive, and centralized Learner Engagement Platform By creating a Learner Engagement Platform designed for students first, ambi's mission is to empower all students to be more engaged, involved, and successful on campus and beyond. )-- Ambi , the future of the student experience in higher education, has closed 2018 with $5 million in Series A funding and $1.5 million in Seed Round investment from San Francisco-based holding and advisory company Steigen LLC, Boston-based VC NXT Ventures, international early-stage fund Global Investment, and others.