Category: Fundings and Exits

Skillshare books $12 million to take its education platform international

Edtech startup Skillshare Inc. has raised a $12 million round of venture funding to grow its marketplace of “bite-sized, self-paced courses for creators,” according to founder and CEO Michael Karnjanaprakorn. Amasia and Omidyar Network co-led the Series B investment in Skillshare joined by Union Square Ventures and Spark Capital. The funding brings the company’s total…

Snapchat raised $1.8B in a Series F round; leaked deck reveals revenues, user numbers

Earlier this week, we reported that the messaging app startup Snapchat was raising more money. Now we have more updates for you. An SEC filing has been made today with information about Snapchat’s latest Series F round, in which it has raised $1.8 billion. Separately, we’ve also obtained a leaked pitch deck, revealing Snapchat’s revenue and forecasts. The Los Angeles-based company recently…

Password management startup Dashlane, now with 5M users, raises $22.5M led by TransUnion

Dashlane, the New York startup that provides a platform for users to manage their passwords and online identities across multiple sites and apps, has raised a further $22.5 million in funding and picked up a key strategic investor and partner in the process. TransUnion, a credit monitoring and ID protection company, led a Series C round, and it will…

EquipmentShare raises $5.5 million for peer-to-peer marketplace for heavy equipment

To grow their peer-to-peer marketplace for construction equipment, Columbia, Missouri-based EquipmentShare has raised $5.5 million in a venture funding round led by Romulus Capital. Earlier, the “Airbnb for construction,” raised $2.1 million in seed funding, and participated in the Y Combinator accelerator. EquipmentShare’s cofounders, brothers William and Jabbok Schlacks, drew inspiration for their business from…

eero inks $50 million funding deal with Menlo’s Opportunity Fund, plans to sell products at Best Buy

Just months after finally shipping its product to consumers, smart wireless routing system eero has pulled in a new $50 million in growth funding from Menlo Ventures, as the first investment from the Menlo Opportunity Fund. Existing investors First Round Capital, Shasta Ventures, Red Point Ventures, and Playground Global also added to this round. eero is…

Money transfer company TransferWise raises further $26M at $1.1B valuation

After months of rumours, TransferWise, the London headquartered money transfer startup and fintech darling, has confirmed that it has raised a further round of funding. Described as ‘top-up funding’, the $26 million round was led by investment management firm Baillie Gifford, with participation from existing investors. TechCrunch understands this values TransferWise at $1.1 billion. That…