DriveNets nabs $208M at a $1B+ valuation for its cloud-based alternative to network routers

People and businesses are relying on the internet to get things done more than ever before, an opportunity but also an infrastructure headache for service providers that need to scale quickly and reliably to meet that demand. Today, a startup that has built a clever,

Justworks’ Series B pitch deck may be the most wonderfully simple deck I’ve ever seen

It may be tough to remember, but there was a time long ago when Justworks wasn’t a household name. Though its monthly revenue growth charts were up and to the right, it had not even broken the $100,000 mark. Even then, Bain Capital Venture’s Matt Harris felt confident in betting on the startup.

How investors are valuing the pandemic

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How capital-as-a-service can help you get your first check in 2021

“A lot of founders mix up raising money with making money.” This quote, which Career Karma founder Ruben Harris mentioned off-hand on a phone call with me, has been on my mind for months. In fact, raising money can cost you money, in the form of that sweet, sweet ownership and equity.

Storm Ventures promotes Pascale Diaine and Frederik Groce to partners

Storm Ventures, a venture firm that focuses on early stage B2B enterprise startups, announced this week that it has promoted Pascale Diaine and Frederik Groce to partners at the firm. The two new partners have worked their way up over the last several years.

This Week in Apps: Twitter targets creators, Clubhouse security, Spotify’s plans for paid podcasts

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020.

If you haven’t followed NFTs, here’s why you should start

Digital content has value, and crypto collectors are flocking to lay their namesake on the biggest collections of tomorrow.

6 Copenhagen investors share their outlook on investing in 2021

While Denmark and Copenhagen don’t often come up as a destination for European startups, it has a thriving local tech scene that’s home to some of the better startup conferences. After all, who doesn’t want to visit Copenhagen? A highly educated population, great universities,

Booksy raises $70M war chest to acquire salon appointment apps, expand internationally

Beauty and wellness appointment booking apps have proliferated of the last few years, but it appears the race is still on as today one of the leaders, Booksy, raises $70 million in a Series C round led by Cat Rock Capital, with participation from Sprints Capital. 

Lime adds shared electric mopeds to the mix

Lime is adding electric mopeds — painted in the company’s signature green — to its micromobility platform as the startup aims to own the spectrum of inner city travel from jaunts to the corner store to longer distance trips up to five miles.

Gardin raises $1.2M pre-seed to use ‘optical phenotyping’ tech to improve food production

Gardin, a ‘deep tech’ hardware and software startup developing optical phenotyping technology and analytics to optimise food production, has raised $1.2 million in pre-seed funding. Leading the round is LDV Capital, with participation from Seedcamp, and MMC Ventures.

[评论]被过度解读的XP停更

2014年4月8日,一个原本平淡无奇的日子,却由于XP的“停止更新”引发了热议,对近年来影响力逐渐衰退的微软,不知是幸抑或不幸。值得玩味的是,实际上,这一停更的日期并非仓促决定。

互联网金融和金融互联网有什么区别?

问题说明:不从咬文嚼字的官方定义出发,而是谈谈你的专业看法。讨论指引:可考虑从你所专业的方面开始 […]

回顾2014年无人飞行器给我们带来的各种惊喜

2014 年并非无人飞行器首次进入消费者视野的元年,但在这刚刚过去的一年当中,无人飞行器的各种表现让大家看到了未来无限的应用前景。在 2014 年中,无人飞行器在物品包裹递送以及常规机器人任务中的表现大放异彩。

德国街头再现神秘苹果车辆 ?这次是高仿的

威锋网讯,早前在美国的街头出现了不少配置雷达和摄像头的苹果小型货车,当时很多人猜测这是苹果正在拍摄街景。

[视频]在PS4上运行Linux

黑客成功破解了索尼的PS4主机。在德国举行的32届混沌计算机俱乐部会议上,黑客Fai0verflow演示了在PS4安装Linux系统,并运行了一个GBA模拟器玩《口袋妖怪》。PS4的操作系统是基于FreeBSD,浏览器是基于webkit,此前研究人员已经发现可利用FreeBSD内核漏洞和webkit漏洞破解主机。

年入百万女主播:平胸满足不了网友 隆胸才有出路

今天给大家带来的故事主人公是一名YY主播,她有不错自身条件与化妆效果,每次直播能吸引2000人观看,月入10万左右。但是在光鲜的背后也有辛酸:隆胸、忍受手术的痛苦、拜师学艺这一切都比我们想象的要艰难得多。杨 ... ...

亚马逊如何利用大数据练就“读心术”?

精准的推荐、心水的价格、充足的库存以及高效率的配货,在你还未下单之前,亚马逊早已使用“读心术”并作出预测,为你计划好了一整套井井有条的购物体验。作为电商巨头的鼻祖,二十几年来依然占领着电商界前几名位置,亚马逊自家的大数据系统是当之无愧的大功臣。

斗鱼主播混进女生宿舍:官方道歉

昨日有网友举报斗鱼TV女主播笨笨笨狐狸携带摄像头混进重庆大学艺术学院女生宿舍,并全程进行直播,严重损害了学生和学校的名誉。事件曝光后,该主播随即在网上致歉,不过坚称只是一场误会,自己仅仅是借用一下洗手 ... ...

This Japanese video game is launching in the West on Xbox 360

The Japanese Xbox 360 video game, Bullet Soul, has just been confirmed for release outside of Japan on the Xbox 360. This may appear as an odd move considering that the Xbox One is...The post This Japanese video game is launching in the West on Xbox 360 appeared first on WinBeta.

邀請函來了!Apple 宣佈 10 月 27 日再舉行發表會

每逢踏入 10 月或 11 月相信不少果粉又會磨拳擦掌,皆因 Apple 通常都會在這段時間再舉行發表會,並會帶來 iPhone 以外的其他新產品。至於今年亦不例外,因為 Apple 剛剛就發出了邀請函,並宣佈將會在美國時間下週四(10 月 27 日)舉行一場發表會,今次登場的產品如無意外應該會與 MacBook 有關。以下有更多資料:The post 邀請函來了!Apple 宣佈 10 月 27 日再舉行發表會 appeared first on UNWIRE.HK 玩生活‧樂科技.

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