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Coupa Software snags Llamasoft for $1.5B to bring together spending and supply chain data

Coupa Software snags Llamasoft for .5B to bring together spending and supply chain data Coupa Software, a publicly traded company that helps large corporations manage spending, announced that it was buying Llamasoft, an 18 year old Michigan company that helps large companies manage their supply chain. The deal was pegged at $1.5 billion. This year […]

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Startup brands like the shoe company Thousand Fell are bringing circular economics to the fashion industry

Startup brands like the shoe company Thousand Fell are bringing circular economics to the fashion industry Thousand Fell, the environmentally conscious, direct-to-consumer shoe retailer which launched last November, has revealed the details of the recycling program that’s a core component of its pitch to consumers. The company, which has now sold enough shoes to start […]

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Blue Origin job listing sheds more light on its space-based orbital habitat ambitions

Blue Origin job listing sheds more light on its space-based orbital habitat ambitions Blue Origin founder and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has made no secret of his ambition to eventually create orbiting space stations that act as places for people to live and work – he outlined a vision based on space settlement designs first […]

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Tarform unveils Luna e-moto for folks who may not like motorcycles

Tarform unveils Luna e-moto for folks who may not like motorcycles Brooklyn-based EV startup Taform unveiled its Luna electric motorcycle in New York last week—a model designed for an audience that may not actually like motorcycles. Tarform’s first street legal entrant, the Luna, starts at $24,000, does 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds, has a city […]

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Freshket lands $3 million Series A led by Openspace to streamline Thailand’s food supply chain

Freshket lands million Series A led by Openspace to streamline Thailand’s food supply chain Based in Bangkok, Freshket simplifies the process of getting fresh produce from farms to tables. Launched in 2017, the startup has now raised a $3 million Series A, led by Openspace Ventures. Other participants included Thai private equity firm ECG-Research; Innospace; […]

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Fairphone’s new flagship, the 3+, costs just €70 as a modular upgrade

Fairphone’s new flagship, the 3+, costs just €70 as a modular upgrade Dutch social enterprise, Fairphone, has moved a little closer to the sustainability dream of a circular economy by announcing the launch of a modular upgrade for its flagship smartphone. The backwards compatible hardware units mean users of last year’s Fairphone 3 only need […]

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As the pandemic creates supply chain chaos, Craft raises $10M to apply some intelligence

As the pandemic creates supply chain chaos, Craft raises M to apply some intelligence During the COVID-19 pandemic supply chains have suddenly become hot. Who knew that would ever happen? The race to secure PPE, ventilators, minor things like food, was and still is, an enormous issue. But perhaps, predictably, the world of ‘supply chain […]

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In conversation with European B2B seed VC La Famiglia

In conversation with European B2B seed VC La Famiglia Earlier this month, La Famiglia, a Berlin-based VC firm that invests in seed-stage European B2B tech startups, disclosed that it raised a second fund totaling €50 million, up from its debut fund of €35 million in 2017. The firm writes first checks of up to €1.5 […]

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Apple Operations SVP details supply chain safety changes due to COVID-19

Apple Operations SVP details supply chain safety changes due to COVID-19 Today, Apple released its 2020 Supplier Responsibility progress report. In it, Senior Vice President of Operations Sabih Khan published a letter that details an outline of the plan it created to increase safety and protection efforts in its supply chain worldwide. As far as […]

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Startups are transforming global trade in the COVID-19 era

Startups are transforming global trade in the COVID-19 era Scott Bade Contributor Share on Twitter Scott Bade is a former speechwriter for Mike Bloomberg and co-author of “More Human: Designing a World Where People Come First.” More posts by this contributor Let’s give tech philanthropists the benefit of the doubt on COVID-19 How Huawei is […]

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