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SumUp raises $624M at $8.5B valuation, with its payments and business tech now used by 4M SMBs

A decade ago, SumUp was one of the army of fintechs that made names for themselves with dongles that turned basic smartphones into card payment...

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An Apple store in Maryland makes history by forming the company’s first recognized union

This historic victory comes after concentrated efforts from Apple to discourage its retail workers from unionizing.

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PayCargo, a fintech for the freight industry, raises $130M

Shipping and cargo services is one of the more fragmented and analogue verticals in the world of industry, with hundreds of thousands of businesses...

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Apple issues friendly reminder that it’s employees’ right not to unionize

As a handful of Apple retail locations begin the process of unionizing, the trillion-dollar company’s vice president of people and retail...

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Maryland becomes the second state to offer driver’s license and state ID in Apple Wallet

Maryland residents will now be able to store their driver’s license or state ID in the Apple Wallet app, Apple announced today. The state is...

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Impossible Foods’ Pat Brown will discuss plant-based meats at TC Sessions: Climate 2022

You can’t tackle climate change without taking a hard look at the environmental impact of the global meat and dairy industries. Combined, they emit...

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Stenn banks $50M on a $900M valuation for a platform to finance SMBs that trade internationally

Globalization has been one of the biggest trends in e-commerce in the last decade: internet rails facilitate a much wider marketplace of would-be...

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Connecteam raises $120M at an $800M+ valuation for comms app for deskless workers

After years of being overlooked, frontline employees and others who do not sit at desks all day are taking center stage in a new wave of workplace...

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Spectrum Labs raises $32M for AI-based content moderation that monitors billions of conversations daily for toxicity

Two years into the pandemic, online conversations are for many of us still the primary interactions that we are having every day, and we are...

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Dublin’s Exergyn pulls in $35M Series A for solution which replaces GHG-causing refrigerants

Dublin-based Exergyn replaces refrigerants with solid materials, thus reducing the output of greenhouse gases. The technology could be applicable in...

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ZeroFox goes public in $1.4B SPAC deal

The combined company will be listed under the ticker ZFOX.

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Fresha, a business platform for salons, spas and beauty and wellness pros, extends Series C by $52.5M at a $640M+ valuation

The beauty and wellness industry, annually worth some $4 trillion, is underpinned by tens of thousands of businesses and millions of professionals...

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Student media giant Chegg acquires language learning startup Busuu for $436M

Chegg, the NYSE listed student media learning platform is acquiring Busuu, the online language learning startup established in Europe in 2008, for...

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OTA Insight books $80M for its hospitality business intelligence tools, used by 55K hotel properties globally

Travel and tourism, two of the hardest-hit industries in the COVID-19 pandemic, are slowly starting to show some signs of recovery. Now, OTA Insight...

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Ometria raises $40M C round to automate CRM for retailers

We last heard from Ometria, an “AI-powered” customer marketing platform allowing brands and retailers to personalize marketing messages, in 2019...

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Hedvig banks $45M to expand its millennial-focused insurance service in Europe

Millennial consumers are emerging as a key demographic in the insurance market, and today a Swedish startup that’s building a business catering...

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Vyne raises $15.5M seed round to grow its merchant-focused open banking solutions

Open banking — a new approach to payments and other financial services that disrupts traditional card-based infrastructure by linking directly...

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Rezilion raises $30M to help security operations teams with tools to automate their busywork

Security operations teams face a daunting task these days, fending off malicious hackers and their increasingly sophisticated approaches to cracking...

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Fractory raises $9M to rethink the manufacturing supply chain for metalworks

The manufacturing industry took a hard hit from the Covid-19 pandemic, but there are signs of how it is slowly starting to come back into shape...

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More funding flows into Pipe, as buzzy fintech raises $250M at a $2B valuation

At the end of March, TechCrunch reported that buzzy startup Pipe — which aims to be the “Nasdaq for revenue” — had raised...

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How one founder identified a huge healthcare gap and acquired the skills necessary to address it

Our new podcast Found is now available, and the first episode features guest Iman Abuzeid, co-founder and CEO of Incredible Health. Abuzeid’s...

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Pipe, which aims to be the ‘Nasdaq for revenue,’ raises more money at a $2B valuation

Fast-growing fintech Pipe has raised another round of funding at a $2 billion valuation, just weeks after raising $50 million in growth funding,...

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Amazon will pay you $10 in credit for your palm print biometrics

The retail giant has a spotty history with biometric data.

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Maryland and Montana are restricting police access to DNA databases

Law enforcement have accessed DNA profile data from consumer databases to solve crimes.

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