These brothers just raised $15 million for their startup, Dutchie, a kind of Shopify for cannabis dispensaries

Ross Lipson comes from an entrepreneurial family, so perhaps it’s no wonder that as a college student, he dropped out of school to jump into the online food space, including co-founding, then selling, one of Canada’s first online food ordering service startups. It’s even less surprising that having gone through that experience, Lipson would use what […]

Peloton plots $1.2B Nasdaq IPO

Peloton,  which debuted its IPO prospectus last month, plans to charge as much as $29 per share in its upcoming Nasdaq listing. In an amended S-1 filing released Tuesday afternoon, the developer of internet-connected stationary bikes and treadmills announced a proposed price range of $26 to $29 per share, allowing the company to raise as much as $1.2 billion in […]

Bux launches ‘BUX Zero’ to begin offering fee-free trading in Netherlands

Bux, the Amsterdam-based fintech that wants to make investing more accessible, is launching its fee-free trading app today. Dubbed “BUX Zero,” the new offering is available first to users in the Netherlands who previously signed up to the wait-list. Further European launches are to follow, with Germany and Austria up next. The BUX Zero app […]

Coinbase announces USDC Bootstrap Fund to support DeFi projects

Coinbase is announcing a new initiative called the USDC Bootstrap Fund. As the name suggests, the company wants to support developers with a fund composed of USDC tokens. DeFi, or Decentralized Finance, is a recent trend in the blockchain space. DeFi projects are traditional financial products that you’d expect from a traditional bank, such as lending protocols and […]

Hatebase catalogues the world’s hate speech in real time so you don’t have to

Policing hate speech is something nearly every online communication platform struggles with. Because to police it, you must detect it; and to detect it, you must understand it. Hatebase is a company that has made understanding hate speech its primary mission, and it provides that understanding as a service — an increasingly valuable one. Essentially […]

JobTeaser scores £45M for its graduate recruitment platform

JobTeaser, the graduate recruitment and career guidance platform, has raised £45 million in new funding to help it expand its careers service to more students across the U.K. and Europe. The investment is led by Highland Europe,  with continued backing from existing investors Alven, Idinvest Partners, Seventure Partners and Korelya Capital. It brings the total amount raised […]

Nigerian online-only bank startup Kuda raises $1.6M

Nigerian fintech startup Kuda — a digital-only retail bank — has raised $1.6 million in pre-seed funding. The Lagos and London-based company recently launched the beta version of its online mobile finance platform. Kuda also received its banking license from the Nigerian Central Bank, giving it a distinction compared to other fintech startups. “Kuda is the first […]

Nextdoor adds new funding, closes growth round at $170M with $2.1B valuation

Social networking platform for neighbors Nextdoor  today announced it has secured additional funding to close out its $170 million growth round. The new financing includes the $123 million Nextdoor raised in May from new investor Riverwood Capital along with existing investors Benchmark, Tiger Global Management and Kleiner Perkins. The additional funding announced today comes from tech investment firm, Bond. As a […]