Why Former NBA Player David Robinson Is Investing in a $5 Million Round for SidelineSwap to Battle Against Amazon and eBay

April 24, 2018

An online marketplace called SidelineSwap, where athletes buy and sell sports gear and equipment is announcing a $5 million Series A financing round today that is led by Global Founders Capital with participation from former NBA player David Robinson’s Admiral Capital, Peak6 Sports, RiverPark Ventures, FJ Labs and The Player’s Impact, which is a syndicate of pro athlete and Olympians…

Pizza Unchained: Tech Startup Slice Helps Local Pizzerias Get Online And Fight Back Against Domino’s

April 10, 2018

Ilir Sela likes to call himself “third-generation pizza.” A 38-year-old Albanian immigrant, his extended family has owned so many pizzerias he has trouble counting them all. So when he launched a business, in 2010, to offer independent pizzerias the technology to compete with the likes of Domino’s, Little Caesars, Papa John’s and Pizza Hut, the first thing he did was to sign up his brother-in-law, his cousins and his friends…

By Chloe Looks to Double Footprint After $31M Investment

April 5, 2018

Plant-based fast casual by Chloe closed a strategic investment to propel its growth, the company announced Thursday (April 5). According to Moneyish, the New York City-born brand received $31 million in funding from Bain Capital, Kitchen Fund, RiverPark Ventures, Collaborative Fund, TGP International/Qoot International, and other strategic investors…

SOFTBANK POURS $865 MILLION INTO KATERRA, A START-UP MAKING BUILDINGS IN A FACTORY

January 24, 2018

SoftBank Vision Fund is leading another out-sized equity funding round, this time pouring $865 million into Katerra, a high-tech construction company. Just three years old, Katerra was co-founded by Chairman Michael Marks, who was previously the CEO of Flextronics and the interim CEO of Tesla, along with Fritz H. Wolff, the executive chairman of real estate investors The Wolff Co…

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VIA RAISES $250M LED BY DAIMLER TO BRING ITS CARPOOLING TECHNOLOGY TO EUROPE

September 4, 2017

As outsized ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft continue to build out their taxi-style marketplaces largely based around connecting individual passengers to individual drivers, a startup focused squarely on the carpooling opportunity has raised a large round of funding to expand outside of the U.S. Via — which has developed a shuttle-based carpooling service that it…

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BROOKLYN’S AMPLE HILLS POSITIONS ITSELF TO BE THE NEXT BEN & JERRY’S

August 15, 2017

With Disney CEO Bob Iger in its court and Series A fundraising about to commence, the cult favorite is building a new factory to churn out 1 million gallons of ice cream a year. Ample Hills Creamery Inc. is known around New York for its indulgent, over-the-top ice creams such as Salted Crack Caramel and Chocolate 3 Ways. Around the country, it’s recognized as the official ice cream of the Star Wars film franchise…

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BENTOBOX, THE WEBSITE BUILDER FOR RESTAURANTEURS, COOKS UP $4.8M SERIES A

July 24, 2017

Restaurant owners have a lot of responsibilities and a wide array of skills to handle those responsibilities. That said, building a website isn’t usually within that skill-set. That’s where BentoBox comes in. The company, which helps restaurant owners quickly build full-featured websites for their restaurants, has just closed a $4.8 million Series A funding round. The round…

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