Spotify acquires SoundBetter, a music production marketplace, for an undisclosed sum – gpgmail

[ad_1] Spotify today took another step in its efforts to build out services for artists to help diversify itself away from a business model predicated on paying music streaming royalties to labels: it has acquired SoundBetter, a music production marketplace for artists, producers, and musicians to connect on specific projects; and for people who are looking […]

European banking app Monese partners with deposits marketplace Raisin – gpgmail

[ad_1] Monese, the European banking app aimed at customers with a ‘thin’ credit file or those who have moved country, is launching “Monese Savings” in partnership with fintech Raisin. The new feature sees Monese customers gain access to Raisin’s cross-border deposits marketplace so that they can shop around for a competitive interest rate via the […]

IAC acquires nursing marketplace NurseFly for $15M – gpgmail

[ad_1] NurseFly, a startup that’s created a job marketplace for short-term nursing positions, is announcing its acquisition by holding company IAC. While the companies aren’t disclosing the deal terms, a source with knowledge of the acquisition said the price was $15 million. Co-founder and CEO Parth Bhakta told me that hospitals often hire travel nurses […]

Peer-to-peer boat rental marketplace Boatsetter raises $10M as it looks to grow globally – gpgmail

[ad_1] Obviously, not everyone owns their boat, and boat ownership is far more unique than car ownership – which makes it maybe an ideal category for peer-to-peer marketplace rentals. P2P boat rental startup Boatsetter recognized this opportunity, and is now announcing a $10 million Series A “extension” funding round to help it grow its business, […]

Rocket Internet’s Caterwings acquires German business catering marketplace Lemoncat – gpgmail

[ad_1] Caterwings, the Rocket Internet-founded corporate catering marketplace that operates in 8 countries, has acquired German competitor Lemoncat. Terms remain undisclosed, although I understand from a source close to the company that it was an “8-digit all stock” deal and sees investors, which include Lukasz Gadowski, Target Global, Point 9, and Northzone, pick up shares […]

Roblox announces new game-creation tools and marketplace, $100M in 2019 developer revenue – gpgmail

[ad_1] A week after gaming platform Roblox announced its new milestone of 100 million monthly users — topping Minecraft — the company said at its fifth annual developer conference that its developer community is on track to earn $100 million in 2019. Roblox also introduced a new set of developer tools for building immersive, more […]

Automotive marketplace Carro acquires Indonesia’s Jualo, extends Series B to $90M – gpgmail

[ad_1] Carro, an automotive marketplace and car financing startup based in Singapore, said it has raised $30 million to extend and close its $90 million Series B financing round and acquired Indonesia-based marketplace Jualo as it looks to further scale its business in Southeast Asia. The Series B round, for which Carro raised $60 million […]

Clothing marketplace Poshmark confirms data breach – gpgmail

[ad_1] Poshmark, an online marketplace for buying and selling clothes, has reported a data breach. The company said in a brief blog post that user profile information, including names and usernames, gender and city data was taken by an “unauthorized third party.” Email addresses, size preferences, and scrambled passwords were also taken. Poshmark did not […]