Lime touts a 2020 turn-around and 2021 profitability

Lime touts a 2020 turn-around and 2021 profitability

Micromobility company Lime states it has actually moved beyond the monetary hardship triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, reaching a turning point that appeared unthinkable previously this year. Simply put, the company is now mainly profitable. Lime said it was both running cash flow totally free and positive capital positive in the third quarter– a first– […] Lime promotes a 2020 turnaround and 2021 profitability …

Jinx introduces a text-to-buy pet dog food platform, with assistance from Initialized Capital

Jinx introduces a text-to-buy pet dog food platform, with assistance from Initialized Capital

Jinx is introducing a basic way to buy pet food and manage orders via text. The startup says it has developed “the very first text-to-buy platform in the tradition pet food space,” in partnership with its investor Initialized Capital and the firm’s co-founder Alexis Ohanian (who departed previously this year and is raising a new fund). […] And that consists of using an easy shopping experience on our phones. Rockovich included that given that the startup’s general launch earlier this year, she’s seen subscriptions as progressively central to Jinx’s company. Rockovich said. …

Bella is a brand-new opposition bank with a text-based interface

Bella is a brand-new opposition bank with a text-based interface

Meet Bella, a brand-new challenger bank launching on November 30th. The company is trying to separate itself with 2 distinctive features. First, you can engage with the app utilizing keywords and text commands. Second, Bella is trying to develop a community that assists each other to distinguish its item from soulless monolithic banking services. Let’s […] When you open a Bella account, you receive a rainbow debit card that works on the Visa network. Bella is basically doing the very same thing with its Karma account. As you can see, Bella wants to introduce some randomized occasions so that you get shocked by your own bank account. …

Marissa Mayer’s start-up introduces its first official item, Sunshine Contacts

Marissa Mayer’s start-up introduces its first official item, Sunshine Contacts

Previous Yahoo CEO and early Google staff member Marissa Mayer’s startup Lumi Labs is today rebranding to Sunlight and releasing its first official item. Its new app, Sunshine Contacts, aims to be a much better tool for organizing, upgrading and sharing contact info with others. In time, the business imagines a portfolio of consumer-facing applications that streamline […]
Sunshine Contacts’method to the market, meanwhile, isn’t just to bring in users interested in improved performance, however to eventually offer a suite of customer services under the Sunshine brand. Sunlight Contacts works by pulling in data, with authorization, from your iPhone contacts and from Google Contacts. That is, Sunshine Contacts can access a user’s place– once again, with approval– to make further reasonings about who a user is spending time with more regularly or to make exchanging contacts between 2 Sunlight Contacts users much easier when they’re satisfying in individual. Instead, Sunlight’s service model will be a direct-to-consumer freemium model, though for now the Sunlight Contacts app is fully totally free. Its brand-new app, Sunlight Contacts, intends to be a better tool for arranging, sharing and updating contact information with others….

Yubo might be the next big social app as it raises $47.5 million

Yubo might be the next big social app as it raises $47.5 million

French start-up Yubo is the biggest social media app you have actually never heard of– unless you’re a teenager. With a focus on youths under 25, the business has actually managed to attract 40 million users. A portion of them hang out every day in live-streaming spaces, spend and satisfy brand-new individuals money for more features. […] Yubo recently closed a Series C funding round of $47.5 million. Yubo has in-house security experts and likewise works with contractors– it can connect its users with regional helplines. With today’s funding round, Yubo will expand its team. On the product front, Yubo is working on recommendation algorithms. …

Cooper raises $2M to build a professional network fixated intros

Cooper raises $2M to build a professional network fixated intros

In a period of social distancing, making brand-new professional connections feels harder than ever. Amsterdam-based Cooper is constructing a network that’s all about making and getting intros. “Everything that occurs in the network is based upon on the foundation of introductions,” CEO Robert Gaal told me. “You should never get an unwanted message, and […] That’s in contrast with existing expert networking sites, which are most helpful as “directory sites” of online résumés, and typically stress the quantity of connections, rather than the quality. Cooper attempts to take the opposite technique, limiting users’ connections to people they truly understand. Cooper could ultimately start looking at other procedures that show your “connectivity” with someone, like how typically you email with them, Gaal stated– but the first action is just recreating the professional circle in which you feel comfortable stating, “Oh, you’re looking for a job?”At a time when the capability to connect is restricted, Cooper is developing an expert network fostering significant and substantive connections, “said Daniel Gulati, founding partner at Forecast Fund and former handling director at Comcast Ventures, in a declaration. Amsterdam-based Cooper is constructing a network that’s all about making and getting introductions….

Equity Monday: Vaccine news scrambles the stock market, shocks startups

Equity Monday: Vaccine news scrambles the stock market, shocks startups

Hey there and invite back to Equity, TechCrunch’s endeavor capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the most recent huge news, chats about the coming week, digs into some recent financing rounds and mulls over a larger theme or story from the

private markets. You can […]
A caution. We have actually lived in the pandemic economy long enough now that it’s hard to recall what life was like before. I expect a vaccine was always going to ultimately make it to this step, however, that stated, the United States is seeing record COVID-19 cases today. Mask up and let’s get as numerous of us across the line as we can. …

Kandji hauls in $21M Series A as Apple device management flourishes throughout pandemic

Kandji hauls in $21M Series A as Apple device management flourishes throughout pandemic

Kandji, a mobile phone management (MDM) startup, launched last October. That implies it was attempting to construct the early-stage business just as the pandemic hit earlier this year. A company that helps handle devices remotely has actually been in need in this environment, and today it revealed a $21 million Series A. Greycroft led the [ …] That implies it was attempting to develop the early-stage business just as the pandemic hit previously this year. Since the business’s launch last year it reports it has acquired hundreds of new paying clients and grown from 10 workers at launch to 40 today. …

Upstream intends to be the new home for your professional social life

Upstream intends to be the new home for your professional social life

Last fall, social analytics start-up SocialRank sold its product and organization to Trufan, enabling the team to focus on something new: an expert social media.
Today, they’re officially revealing Upstream to the public. To be clear, CEO Alex Taub informed me that he’s not trying to change LinkedIn– he acknowledged that thanks to network effects, “If you […]
, allowing the group to focus on something brand-new: an expert social network. Upstream states it’s currently hosted more than 100 events, with 72 % of individuals who attend one occasion subsequently participating in another. With Upstream, you are able to pick the 30min block you desire to use and how long you desire the sessions to be. Upstream is likewise revealing that it has actually raised a concealed amount of pre-seed financing from 8-Bit Capital, Human Being Ventures, Basement Fund, NYVP and various angel investors. Today, they’re formally unveiling Upstream to the public….

Linktree raises $10.7 M for its light-weight, link-centric user profiles

Linktree raises $10.7 M for its light-weight, link-centric user profiles

Simple, link-centric user profiles may appear may not seem like a particularly ambitious idea, however it’s been huge enough for Linktree. The Melbourne startup says that 8 million users– whether they’re stars like Selena Gomez and Dua Lipa or brands like HBO and Red Bull– have created profiles on the platform, with those […] Instead of continuously swapping out links in Instagram and other social media profiles, a Linktree user includes one evergreen link to their Linktree profile, which they can update as essential. Zaccaria said that after releasing the product in 2016, the group quickly discovered that “a lot more people had the very same problem,” leading them to totally separate Linktree and Reinforce 2 years earlier. Black Lives Matter has actually likewise been a huge part of Linktree’s current development, with activists and other users who desire to support the movement utilizing their profiles to point visitors to sites where they can contribute, learn more and get involved. Linktree has successfully produced this new “microsite” classification enabling companies to generate income from the next generation of the internet economy by means of a single interactive hub. …