Sidewalk Labs spins out urban data-gathering tool Replica into a company – gpgmail

[ad_1] Replica, the data-gathering tool created within Sidewalk Labs that maps the movement of people in cities, is now a company. The newly formed company, which is headed by Nick Bowden, also announced Thursday it has raised $11 million in a Series A funding round from investors Innovation Endeavors, Firebrand Ventures and Revolution’s Rise of […]

Relativity Space signs its the satellite transportation company Momentus as its first customer – gpgmail

[ad_1] Relativity Space, the startup developing manufacturing technologies for entirely 3D printed rockets and space equipment, has signed its latest paying customer, the orbital transportation startup, Momentus. Relativity’s Terran 1 rocket will carry Momentus’ small and medium-sized satellite payloads on its rocket and Momentus will then move those satellites into geosynchronous orbit using its own […]

Troubles keep mounting for the We Company as Softbank reportedly calls for shelving the IPO – gpgmail

[ad_1] The troubles for We Company and its main business WeWork are mounting as the Financial Times is reporting that the company’s main backer, Softbank, is pushing for the company to put its troubled public offering on hold. Citing sources familiar with the company and its main investor, the Financial Times said that the cool reception We Company […]

We Company reportedly mulls slashing its valuation ahead of its initial public offering – gpgmail

[ad_1] The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the company formerly known as WeWork is considering slashing its valuation as it looks to woo public market investors. The company is reportedly considering a valuation of somewhere in the $20 billion range for its initial public offering, a figure that’s far less than the $47 billion valuation […]

Bellwether Coffee, ‘the fastest-growing company in coffee,’ raises $40M Series B – gpgmail

[ad_1] There’s an arms race in retail to produce better coffee, and one startup, Bellwether Coffee, thinks it has the solution for retailers to sell the very best beans. The business, headquartered in Berkeley, is today announcing a $40 million Series B financing led by DBL Partners and SolarCity co-founders Peter and Lyndon Rive. The […]

We Company adds a director, ditches its $5.9 million naming deal with its CEO, remains a governance nightmare – gpgmail

[ad_1] The company formerly known as WeWork, in an amendment to the S-1 that launched dozens of critical headlines, says it has added a new director to its board and unwound the $5.9 million payout to chief executive Adam Neumann over the name “We.”  The new board member is Frances Frei, a professor of technology […]

Some thoughts from the public company roller coaster – gpgmail

[ad_1] Scott Sanborn Contributor 2019 has already been an active year for U.S. tech IPOs. Some highly anticipated unicorns, such as Uber and Lyft, have disappointed investors with their IPO debuts and their first results as public companies. Others, such as Fiverr, Zoom and CrowdStrike, have soared. And food-tech brand Beyond Meat (two words you […]

Airship acquires A/B testing company Apptimize – gpgmail

[ad_1] Airship announced today that it has acquired Apptimize, an A/B testing company whose customers include Glassdoor, HotelTonight and The Wall Street Journal. Formerly known as Urban Airship, the more concisely named Airship has built a platform for companies to manage their customer communication across SMS, push notifications, email, mobile wallets and more. It says that […]

Experian makes strategic investment in location data company PlaceIQ – gpgmail

[ad_1] PlaceIQ is announcing a strategic investment from credit reporting company Experian. CEO Duncan McCall said the investment is part of a growth round that PlaceIQ raised after divesting itself of its advertising business (which is being taken over by Zeta Global). He declined to disclose the size of the round, or of the Experian […]

LA-based gaming company, Scopely, expands in Spain and Ireland – gpgmail

[ad_1] The Los Angeles-based gaming company, Scopely is expanding its geographical footprint in Spain and Ireland. The company is building out its Barcelona offices tripling its office space and planning to significantly expand its 100-person-strong team in the city. Meanwhile, Scopely is also planning to invest heavily in expanding its strategy-focused game studio, DIGIT, in Dublin. […]