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Workday nabs employee feedback platform Peakon for $700M image
Workday nabs employee feedback platform Peakon for $700M image
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Workday started the work day with some big news today. It’s acquiring employee feedback platform Peakon for $700 million in cash. One thing we have learned during the pandemic is that organizations need to find new ways to build stronger connections...



Robinhood restricts trading in GameStop after retail brouhaha shakes markets image
Robinhood restricts trading in GameStop after retail brouhaha shakes markets image
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Update: Robinhood has made public note of the changes, stating that “in light of recent volatility” it is “restricting transactions for certain securities to position closing only, including $AMC, $BB, $BBBY, $EXPR, $GME, $KOSS, $NAKD and $NOK.” The...



Fintech darling Nubank raises blockbuster $400M Series G at $25B valuation image
Fintech darling Nubank raises blockbuster $400M Series G at $25B valuation image
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While the pandemic has left some startups strapped for cash, the aptly-named Brazilian neobank Nubank is swimming in it. This morning, the company announced that it has raised a $400 million Series G round, putting their total funding to date at $1.2...



Fintech darling Nubank raises blockbuster $400M Series G at $25B valuation image
Fintech darling Nubank raises blockbuster $400M Series G at $25B valuation image
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While the pandemic has left some startups strapped for cash, the aptly-named Brazilian neobank Nubank is swimming in it. This morning, the company announced that it has raised a $400 million Series G round, putting their total funding to date at $1.2...



Berlin Brands Group commits $302M to acquire D2C and Amazon merchants image
Berlin Brands Group commits $302M to acquire D2C and Amazon merchants image
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If the rise of direct-to-consumer businesses has been one of the big e-commerce trends of the last decade, then the growth of startups raising huge rounds to consolidate D2C players, to bring more economies of scale to the model, has definitely been...



Female-led startups dominate Catalyst Fund’s inclusive fintech 2021 cohort image
Female-led startups dominate Catalyst Fund’s inclusive fintech 2021 cohort image
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Catalyst Fund, a global accelerator managed by BFA Global, announced the 8th cohort for its Inclusive Fintech Program today. The accelerator, backed by the JP Morgan Chase and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, runs the flagship program annually. With...



Nigeria’s Cowrywise raises $3M pre-Series A to scale its wealth management platform image
Nigeria’s Cowrywise raises $3M pre-Series A to scale its wealth management platform image
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Cowrywise, a Nigerian fintech startup that offers digital wealth management and financial planning solutions, has raised $3 million in pre-Series A funding. Quona Capital led the round as Tsadik Foundation, Gumroad CEO Sahil Lavingia, and a syndicate...



Levity is a ‘no-code’ AI tool to let anyone create workflow automations image
Levity is a ‘no-code’ AI tool to let anyone create workflow automations image
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Levity, which has been operating in stealth (until now), is the latest no-code company to throw its wares into the ring, having picked up $1.7M in pre-seed funding led by Gil Dibner’s Angular Ventures. The Berlin-based startup wants to bring AI-power...



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Squarespace files privately to go public image
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Squarespace announced this afternoon that it is going public. The online website creation and hosting service is a venture-backed entity, having raised Series A and B rounds in 2010 and 2014, respectively. Those deals were worth a combined $78.5 mill...