Postmates Raises $80M, Valued At Almost $500M

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The Postmates sign outside the office On-demand service Postmates just closed an $80 million Series D round. The company told TechCrunch that the new funding values them at close to $500 million. The round was led by Tiger Global Management, and follows a $35M round closed in February. Read More

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Real Estate Startup Zumper Raises Another $6.4 Million

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QIqV5TBxvN-HEmGWeEYj0fZYi52pfsZsz0FXpm73XOE Zumper, the platform to list, find, and apply to apartment rentals has raised $6.4 million as a Series A1, a year after raising a $6.5 million Series A round. This round was again led by existing investors Goodwater Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Zumper is an end-to-end real estate platform, taking renters from search through to application and close. The company also… Read More

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LittleBits Raises Big $44.2 Million Round

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LittleBits smart home kit LittleBits, a maker of electronic components that both children and designers can snap together to create everything from toy robots to lightweight industrial products, has raised $44.2 million in Series B funding led by DFJ Growth, with managing director Barry Schuler joining the board. Morgan Stanley, Alternative Investment Partners, Grishin Robotics and Wamda Capital also joined the… Read More

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PayRange, A Startup That Enables Vending Machines To Take Credit Cards For Payment, Raises $12M

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pay range PayRange, which makes a small device that plugs into vending machines that enables customers to pay with credit cards, said that it has raised $12 million in venture financing. The company produces a device that plugs into vending machines that interacts with an app. It uses Bluetooth to connect to the app, wherein customers can make a purchase. The device works with basically any vending… Read More

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Bento Picks Up $1.5 Million To Bring On-Demand Pan-Asian Cuisine To San Francisco

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_DSC2657 copy 2 As if we weren’t full enough, there’s another a new on-demand food delivery service in San Francisco called Bento. Forget all those Postmates burritos and DoorDash deep dish pizzas, the focus for Bento is on delivering Asian food. Co-founder Jason Demant told TechCrunch he’s been obsessed with the cuisine since he was a kid. “Growing up my parents literally made fun of… Read More

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