Moshi, a sleep and mindfulness app for kids, raises $12M Series B led by Accel

Moshi, a sleep and mindfulness app for kids, raises $12M Series B led by Accel

“If your kids aren’t sleeping, you aren’t sleeping,” states Moshi creator and CEO Ian Chambers. As mindfulness apps grow progressively popular among adults, Moshi is looking to bring mindfulness and meditative methods to children. The app today revealed the close of a $12 million Series B funding led by Accel, with involvement from Latitude Ventures […] , which was founded by Michael Acton Smith (founder and CEO of Calm) who developed an online entertainment platform for kids called Moshi Monsters. In 2015, Smith stepped down as CEO to go construct Calm, and Moshi CEO Ian Chambers stepped in, ultimately developing and introducing Moshi in 2017. Moshi is an app that helps kids sleep. …

Another significant fintech exit as SoFi gets banking and payments platform Galileo for $1.2 B

Another significant fintech exit as SoFi gets banking and payments platform Galileo for $1.2 B

The fintech wars continue to heat up with another significant exit in the area. Consumer monetary services platform SoFi revealed today that it is obtaining payments and checking account facilities company Galileo for $1.2 billion in total money and stock. The acquisition depends on customary closing conditions. Salt Lake City-based Galileo was founded in […] Another significant fintech exit as SoFi gets banking and payments platform Galileo for $1.2 B …

Where top VCs are investing in D2C

Where top VCs are investing in D2C

If you’re looking for toothbrushes, skin-care face masks, mattresses, glasses or even socks, there’s a digitally-native, direct-to-consumer (D2C) company or two that can help you out. And thanks to smart digital marketing, the cult followings that ensue and the economics of e-commerce, D2C has changed how we relate to consumer goods (while attracting a waterfall […] …

Where top VCs are investing in remote events

Where top VCs are investing in remote events

The novel coronavirus pandemic has rapidly moved companies into a remote-first world. Nearly all of the world’s largest events have been canceled, put on pause or pivoted to online-only. In the tech world, event cancellations thus far have included SXSW, GDC, Mobile World Congress, Google I/O, Facebook F8, E3 and others. As more and more […] …