Work Life Ventures raises $5M for debut enterprise SaaS seed fund – gpgmail

[ad_1] Brianne Kimmel had no trouble transitioning from angel investor to general partner. Initially setting out to garner $3 million in capital commitments, Kimmel, in just two weeks’ time, closed on $5 million for her debut venture capital fund Work Life Ventures. The enterprise SaaS-focused vehicle boasts an impressive roster of limited partners, too, including […]

YC-backed Brave Care raises $5 million for pediatric urgent care clinics – gpgmail

[ad_1] Brave Care, the YC-backed urgent care clinic for kids, has today announced the close of a $5 million seed round of funding. The company recently graduated out of the last batch of Y Combinator companies but sat out of demo day because the this round was already oversubscribed, according to cofounder Darius Monsef . […]

Flat, a Mexican property tech startup, raises $4.6M pre-seed led by ALLVP – gpgmail

[ad_1] Flat has raised one of Mexico’s largest pre-seed rounds to take the Opendoor real estate marketplace model across the Rio Grande.  The company snagged a $4.5 million pre-seed round to expand its business helping homeowners quickly sell their properties in Mexico. The round was led by ALLVP, an active early stage fund in Mexico. California-based […]

Endurance events startup Let’s Do This raises seed cash from Serena Williams, Usain Bolt – gpgmail

[ad_1] Let’s Do This is a Y Combinator alumni startup from 2018 which is a marketplace for endurance events, from a 5K fun run to an Ironman triathlon. It has now raised a $5 million seed round, with Serena Williams and Usain Bolt participating. The round was led by Pete Flint (partner at NFX, formerly […]

Top EC articles in August, Apple privacy woes, autonomous delivery robotics Starship, and Zhihu – gpgmail

[ad_1] Top Articles in August We are back from Labor Day (which an ironically somewhat unkind Canadian EC subscriber noted also takes place up north). August was the most successful month for Extra Crunch since our launch about six months ago — so thank you to the thousands of new and continuing members that help […]

Urbvan raises $9 million for its private shuttle service in Mexico – gpgmail

[ad_1] As cities in emerging markets grapple with increasingly traffic-clogged and dangerous streets, Urbvan, a startup providing private, high-end transportation shuttles in Mexico, has raised $9 million in a new round of financing. Co-founded by Joao Matos Albino and Renato Picard, Urbvan is taking the reins from startups like the now-defunct Chariot and tailoring the […]

ReadMe scores $9M Series A to help firms customize API docs – gpgmail

[ad_1] Software APIs help different tools communicate with one another, let developers access essential services without having to code it themselves and are critical components for driving a platform-driven strategy. Yet they require solid documentation to help make the best use of them. ReadMe, a startup that helps companies customize their API documentation, announced a […]

Ready, Set, Raise — the Y Combinator for female founders — announces second cohort – gpgmail

[ad_1] About one-fourth of the startups in Y Combinator’s summer batch had a female founder. Not the most disappointing statistic if you consider this: Companies with at least one female founder have raised only about 11% of venture capital funding in the U.S. in 2019, according to PitchBook. Companies with female founders exclusively have raised […]

Lucid’s drone is built to clean the outside of your house or office – gpgmail

[ad_1] Building exteriors tend to get gross. Dirt clings to the walls. Windows get filmy. Spiderwebs amass. If you live in a particularly humid area, mold and mildew can start to make exterior walls look like a science experiment. On taller buildings, scrubbing it all off generally means bringing a bucket truck, scaffolding, or suspension […]

Y Combinator graduate PredictLeads helps VCs hunt for unicorns – gpgmail

[ad_1] The Slovenian founders behind PredictLeads, another recent Y Combinator graduate, applied to the prestigious accelerator five times before they were admitted. Their business, which helps venture capital firms and sales teams identify high growth companies, i.e. potential investments and potential customers, had come a long way since it was founded in 2016. And earlier […]