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Thrasio raises $750M more in equity for its Amazon roll-up play

From TC The Amazon Marketplace roll-up play is well and truly underway. In the latest development, Thrasio — one of the biggest and earliest movers in the market to consolidate third-party sellers on the platform, with the promise to provide better economies of scale to manage and grow those businesses — announced that it has raised another $750[…]

Growth Firms, Not VCs, Are The Most Active Investors In New Unicorns This Year, And They’re Doubling Down

From Crunchbase News An unprecedented number of companies have joined Crunchbase’s private company unicorn board already this year: Less than halfway into 2021 there are 166 new companies, compared to 163 for the whole of 2020. Subscribe to the Crunchbase Daily Based on our analysis, New York-based private equity firm Tiger Global Management is the most active investor[…]

21 Early-Stage Drone Companies To Watch Out For (Literally)

From Crunchbase News Drones have transformed from nuisance-causing toys into image services for construction businesses and agricultural companies, and more. Follow Crunchbase News on Twitter & Facebook Over the past eight years, drone companies have raised a known total of nearly $1.76 billion dollars, with almost $500 million of that funding being raised in 2017 and $96.6 million[…]