• Reddit raised $300 million at a $3 billion valuation, and now it's aiming to take on Facebook and Google

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Reddit announced Monday that it has raised $300 million at a $3 billion valuation, up from a $1.8 billion valuation in 2017, when the company took in a $200 million investment.
    Why it matters: Reddit has focused its efforts over the past year on cleaning up its platform to build a better advertising model.
    The 23-year-old social platform has been criticized in the past for lax regulation around hate speech, piracy, harassment, and even more recently, election interference - things advertisers don't like to be associated with.
    Between the lines: Reddit has roughly 330 million monthly active...
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  • Digital kids platform SuperAwesome raises $13 million for ad-based video platform

    Digital kids platform SuperAwesome raises $13 million for ad-based video platform

    2 monthes ago - By Venture Beat

    SuperAwesome, which makes internet content safe for viewing by kids, has raised a $13 million round of financing led by Harbert European Growth Capital.
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  • Mode, a collaborative analytics platform focused on empowering data scientists, just landed $23 million in fresh funding

    Mode, a collaborative analytics platform focused on empowering data scientists, just landed $23 million in fresh funding

    2 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Mode , a five-year-old collaborative analytics platform based in San Francisco, has raised $23 million in Series C funding led by Valor Equity Partners.
    Foundation Capital and REV Venture Partners, who led Mode's Series A and B financing rounds, respectively, also joined the round, which brings the company's total funding to $50 million altogether.
    In some ways, the investment is a bet on the continuing need for data scientists, despite the many companies that are focused on making data analysis available and understandable to a broader swath of employees, like Snowflake and BigQuery.
    The...
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  • Dandelion Energy, the Alphabet X spinout, raises another $16M led by GV and Comcast

    Dandelion Energy, the Alphabet X spinout, raises another $16M led by GV and Comcast

    2 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    As tech companies continue their race to control the smart home, a promising energy startup has raised a round of funding from traditionally-tech and strategic investors, for a geothermal solution to heat and cool houses. Dandelion Energy , a spinout from Alphabet X, has raised $16 million in a Series A round of funding, with strategic investors Comcast Ventures leading the round along with GV, the investment arm of Alphabet formerly known as Google Ventures.
    Lennar Corporation, the home building giant, is also coming in as an investor, as are previous backers NEA, Collaborative Fund...
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  • Here are 3 common mistakes founders make when raising their first funding, according to a CEO who's already raised $150 million for his startup

    Here are 3 common mistakes founders make when raising their first funding, according to a CEO who's already raised $150 million for his startup

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Carta CEO Henry Ward has learned his fair share about venture capital fundraising after scoring nearly $150 million for his equity management software company.
    Today, as a way of "paying it forward," Ward helps coach early-stage founders.
    Below are three concepts Ward believes entrepreneurs need to better understand about raising funding at the seed stage, when you're just getting your very first funding.
    Carta CEO Henry Ward has learned his fair share about fundraising for venture capital.
    To date, his equity management software company Carta has raised nearly $150 million, from its seed...
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