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SellerX raises $118M to grow Amazon businesses

From Crunchbase News Berlin-based SellerX, a new startup that aims to consolidate and grow promising smaller businesses that sell via Amazon’s platform, has raised $118 million in what is reportedly being called a seed funding round. Cherry Ventures, Felix Capital and TriplePoint Capital led the financing, which the company reportedly plans to use to roll up smaller businesses using Fullfilment by Amazon for[…]

NASA Certifies SpaceX To Carry Humans Into Space

From Zero Hedge: NASA has officially certified the first privately owned commercial spacecraft system capable of transporting humans to and from the International Space Station. In an announcement released on Tuesday, NASA said it “completed the signing of the Human Rating Certification Plan Tuesday for SpaceX’s crew transportation system after a thorough Flight Readiness Review ahead the agency’s SpaceX[…]

Investor Cohort Funding Through The Pandemic

From Crunchbase News: Alarm bells were sounded in March this year that companies needed to get ready for a changed business environment and prepare for an 18-month runway, with no expectations of being able to raise funding. It became apparent quite quickly that while some companies had their markets wiped out overnight (especially in travel, recruiting and[…]

Stripe’s Valuation Stretches To $35B With New $250M Investment

From Crunchbase News: Payment processing startup Stripe raised $250 million in a new round of funding, bringing the company’s valuation to $35 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal. The company’s CEO Patrick Collison commented on the news on Twitter, saying that there is “more in the works,” and that the “[I]nternet economy is still in its early innings.” Stripe, based[…]

Ro: $200 Million Funding, $250 Million Annual Sales, $1.5 Billion Valuation

From Pulse 2.0: Ro has announced that it has raised $200 million in funding at a $1.5 billion valuation. Plus the company also revealed that it is now generating $250 million in annual revenue without taking insurance. Ro has announced that it has raised a $200 million Series C round of funding led by existing[…]

Calm said to seek $150M at $2.2B valuation

From Crunchbase News: Popular meditation app-maker Calm is reportedly seeking to raise $150 million in fresh funding at a valuation of around $2.2 billion. Founded in 2012, the San Francisco-based company previously raised at least $143 million in known funding, per Crunchbase data, from backers including Insight Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners and TPG. The company’s flagship app has had over 80 million downloads[…]