Category: Fundings and Exits

Hungryroot raises $3.7 million for healthy eats

Brownies made of black beans and cookies made of chickpeas are among the unusual recipes found on Hungryroot. Launched last year, the New York-based meal kit startup focuses on vegetable-based natural foods that can be prepared in under seven minutes. After demonstrating “rapid growth,” Hungryroot has raised an additional $3.7 million in financing from Lightspeed…

Videogram closes new funding led by Asahi Broadcasting’s ABC Dream Ventures

Videogram, the Japan-US company that helps publishers and creators get more out of online video content, has closed a bridge round of funding ahead of planned Series B later this year. The company renamed from Cinemacraft last year (its product is called Videogram) and its last funding action came in February 2015 when it closed a $3.9 million Series A.…

Tinggal, a budget hotel network in Indonesia, lands $1M from backers of India’s Wudstay

This year it looks like budget hotel networks are a major trend for the tech industry in Southeast Asia. Already close to half a dozen startups offering standardized accommodation options have sprouted up, and today another new entrant has emerged in Indonesia — with a slight twist. Indonesia-based Tinggal is less than one month old, but today it…

CornerJob Fires Up Its Blue Collar Jobs Marketplace App With $10M Series A

Another despatch from the ‘mobile messaging is eating the world’ file: blue collar recruitment app and European startup CornerJob has closed a $10 million Series A funding round. The app, which launched in Italy in September last year and has since expanded to France, Spain and Mexico, focuses on low skill, high turnover recruitment, and aims to streamline the…

Twitter Ended Up Paying $479M For Ad Tech Startup TellApart, 10-K Reveals

Twitter’s largest acquisition to date, of the ad tech business TellApart, has turned out to be a little less less big than originally thought. Back in April 2015, it was calculated that Twitter would pay nearly $533 million for TellApart based on the company’s share price at the time. But a 10-K report published today notes the final numbers. It was nearly…

Hopscotch, E-Commerce For Mums In India, Lands $13M Led By Facebook Co-Founder Saverin

Hopscotch, an India-based e-commerce service focused on mums and founded by a former Diapers.com executive, has closed a $13 million Series C round led by Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin. Saverin rose to fame via his involvement in Facebook, which ultimately ended in 2005 when Mark Zuckerberg diluted his shares. Still, his stake (and potential taxes)…

Much Better Adventures, The U.K. Travel Startup, Raises £400K And Expands To Cycling

London-based travel startup, Much Better Adventures, which lets you book ‘active holidays’ with independent providers, has raised £400,000 in seed funding to expand its ski offering and launch a second vertical in the form of road cycling holidays. The investment comes from pre-seed and seed investor, Seedcamp, alongside various travel operators using the platform, and…