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Mirror founder Brynn Putnam on life with Lululemon — and whether or not she sold too soon

Mirror founder Brynn Putnam on life with Lululemon — and whether or not she sold too soon Brynn Putnam has a lot to feel great about. A Harvard grad and former professional ballet dancer who opened the first of what have become three high-intensity fitness studios in New York, she then launched a second business […]

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Postmates cuts losses in Q2 as it heads towards tie-up with Uber

Postmates cuts losses in Q2 as it heads towards tie-up with Uber Popular food delivery service Postmates is in the process of merging with Uber in a blockbuster $2.65 billion deal that would see it join forces with its food delivery competitor, Uber Eats. The deal remains under antitrust scrutiny, and has not yet been […]

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Rewarding civic pride and boosting the local economy? Akron, Ohio is trying out a startup for that

Rewarding civic pride and boosting the local economy? Akron, Ohio is trying out a startup for that Akron, Ohio, the hometown of LeBron James and the seat of the US tire industry; the one hundred and twenty seventh largest city in the US; and the home of America’s first toy company is now the latest […]

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With $8 million to consolidate Amazon’s top marketplace sellers, Perch makes its first deals

With million to consolidate Amazon’s top marketplace sellers, Perch makes its first deals After raising $8 million in November to roll up top Amazon marketplace companies, the new New York-based startup Perch has begun putting that money to work in its first few deals. The brainchild of Chris Bell, formerly Wayfair’s head of logistics and […]

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VCs warn coronavirus will impact fundraising for the next 2 quarters

VCs warn coronavirus will impact fundraising for the next 2 quarters As of this writing, COVID-19 has killed more than 3,400 people around the globe and the coronavirus has infected tens of thousands more. But its impact has gone much further, causing major disruptions in public markets and leading corporations to pull out of conferences […]

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Why we’re still waiting on the Postmates S-1

Why we’re still waiting on the Postmates S-1 In a wide-ranging conversation at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco last week, Postmates co-founder and chief executive officer Bastian Lehmann made light of the company’s lack of IPO documents. The San Francisco-based on-demand delivery business was expected to publicly file its IPO prospectus in September in preparation for […]

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Fundbox raises $176 million Series C to build ‘Visa’ for B2B payments

Fundbox raises 6 million Series C to build ‘Visa’ for B2B payments Credit cards have become all but ubiquitous for consumer transactions, and it isn’t hard to see why. By intermediating payments, networks like Visa allow buyers and sellers to exchange money for goods and services without knowing the financial risk profile of the counter-party. […]

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Slack co-founder Cal Henderson and Spark Capital’s Megan Quinn are coming to Disrupt SF

Slack co-founder Cal Henderson and Spark Capital’s Megan Quinn are coming to Disrupt SF If there was one company at the top of everyone’s mind this year, it was Slack. The now-ubiquitous workplace messaging tool began trading on the New York Stock Exchange in June after taking an unusual route to the public markets known […]

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Cybereason raises $200 million for its enterprise security platform

Cybereason raises 0 million for its enterprise security platform Cybereason, which uses machine learning to increase the number of endpoints a single analyst can manage across a network of distributed resources, has raised $200 million in new financing from SoftBank Group and its affiliates.  It’s a sign of the belief that SoftBank has in the […]

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Google finance head joins Postmates board ahead of anticipated IPO

Google finance head joins Postmates board ahead of anticipated IPO Google’s vice president of finance, has joined Postmates’ board of directors, the latest sign that the on-demand food delivery startup is prepping to take the company public. Postmates announced Friday that Kristin Reinke, vice president of Finance at Google, will join the San Francisco startup […]

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