Endless closes $4.5 M Series A to scale its subscription coffee service

Endless closes $4.5 M Series A to scale its subscription coffee service

As a dedicated coffee drinker I was enthused by the concept of Bottomless. The Y Combinator-backed startup sends its users coffee as they run low so that they never ever run out of the Magic Juice of Life. What could be better? Due to the fact that life is somewhat amusing, after registering for its service the company reached […] I truthfully do not recall the cost range of coffee that I selected, and do not know how much I am actually paying Bottomless at the moment. Before and even after Bottomless went through Y Combinator back in 2019, the company hand-built its coffee-weighing scales. Per the business, Bottomless scaled another 5-7x in 2020. Powering that development are a host of coffee companies that Endless works with. …

Airbyte raises $5.2M for its open-source data integration platform

Airbyte raises $5.2M for its open-source data integration platform

Airbyte, an open-source data integration platform, today announced that it has raised a $5.2 million seed funding round led by Accel. Other investors include Y Combinator, 8VC, Segment co-founder Calvin French-Owen, former Cloudera GM Charles Zedlewski, LiveRamp and Safegraph CEO Auren Hoffman, Datavant CEO Travis May and Alain Rossmann, the president of Machinify. The company […] …

Indonesian payments infra startup Xendit raises $64.6 M in Accel-led Series B

Indonesian payments infra startup Xendit raises $64.6 M in Accel-led Series B

Sustained by the COVID-19 pandemic, digital transformation is occurring all over the world. And Southeast Asia is no exception. Indonesia’s Xendit, a start-up concentrated on structure digital payments facilities for the area, has just raised $64.6 million in a Series B led by Silicon Valley heavyweight Accel. The financing brings the total amount raised by […] , a start-up focused on building digital payments infrastructure for the region, has actually simply raised $64.6 million in a Series B led by Silicon Valley heavyweight Accel. Xendit is the first Indonesian company to go through Y Combinator’s accelerator program. The pandemic also led to Xendit branching out., which intends to make every software business a payments company. Indonesia’s Xendit, a startup focused on building digital payments infrastructure for the area, has simply raised $64.6 million in a Series B led by Silicon Valley heavyweight Accel….

Humaans raises $5M seed to make it simpler for business to on-board and manage staff

Humaans raises $5M seed to make it simpler for business to on-board and manage staff

Humaans, a London-based HR startup, has actually raised $5 million in seed funding to speed up the development of its worker on-boarding and management platform. Backing the round is Y Combinator, Mattias Ljungman’s Moonfire, Frontline Ventures and former head of Stripe Issuing, Lachy Groom. A number of other financiers, made up of seasoned entrepreneurs and startup operators, […] Founded by previous Qubit staff members Giovanni Luperti and Karolis Narkevicius, Humaans came into presence formerly in April 2020 after the pair gave up the product company they had established together.”We bootstrapped Humaans by reinvesting capital from the previous companies we co-founded,” describes CEO Luperti. Pitching itself as a main hub for worker on-boarding and management– or a single source of reality for staffing– Humaans aims to play well by incorporating with other existing SaaS utilized across the “HR stack”. “This makes the ‘all-in-one’ design old-fashioned, producing the chance for an option like Humaans to emerge. Adds the Humaans CEO: “There are two sections of existing gamers: those targeting SMEs, and those working with corporations….

BrioHR raises $1.3 M ahead of Y Combinator’s demo day

BrioHR raises $1.3 M ahead of Y Combinator’s demo day

As the next Y Combinator demo day approaches, more startups from the current Winter season 2021 batch are appearing in our inboxes. Among the most interesting from the mix is BrioHR, which is building human resources (HR) software for Southeast Asia. The business fits into a style I have actually observed among start-ups, namely a focus […] Back to BrioHR itself, the business is announcing $1.3 million in fundraising, inclusive of its YC check. BrioHR did not introduce its item until the 4th quarter of 2019, opening for what Croc described as early adopters. BrioHR completes with regional companies that are more focused on supplying single solutions, like payroll management. Especially, even though it has currently raised capital, BrioHR plans to take part in Y Combinator’s demonstration day. One of the most interesting from the mix is BrioHR, which is developing human resources (HR) software application for Southeast Asia….

Has a startup lastly discovered among food science’s holy grails with its healthy sugar substitute?

Has a startup lastly discovered among food science’s holy grails with its healthy sugar substitute?

A little less than three years earlier at the Computer Science Museum in Mountain View, California, the creators of a young business coming from Cambridge, England resolved a crowd of celebrities, financiers and business owners at Y Combinator’s August Demo Day guaranteeing a transformation in food science. Throughout the years, the event has actually ended up being a relatively […] “Traditional walking stick sugar is heavily water intensive,” stated Supplant co-founder Tom Simmons in an interview. MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA– APRIL 08: In this picture illustration, products including high sugar levels are on display at a grocery store on April 8, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. NEW YORK– DECEMBER 6: Packets of the popular sugar substitute Splenda are seen December 6, 2004 in New York City. The discovery that these sugars work well and can replace walking cane sugar. Most sugars do not behave like walking stick sugar in food….

Lob raises $50M for its direct mail platform

Lob raises $50M for its direct mail platform

Lob is a startup promising to help organizations deliver physical mail faster and cost effectively, and with more personalization. The company estimates that its platform has actually been used to deliver mail to one in 2 U.S. homes. And today, it’s revealing that it has raised $50 million in Series C financing. CEO Leore Avidar informed […] There’s mail sent for “a regulative purpose, a compliance function”– in other words, mail that services are lawfully needed to send in printed kind.”Lob is leading the digital transformation of direct mail, a service process used by every business on Earth that has actually stayed practically untouched by software application,” stated YC handling partner and Lob board member Ali Rowghani in a statement. “Lob’s platform provides remarkable worth to some of the world’s biggest senders of direct mail by lowering cost and improving deliverability, tracking, reporting and ROI. …

Aquarium scores $2.6 M seed to improve machine learning design information

Aquarium scores $2.6 M seed to improve machine learning design information

Fish tank, a start-up from two former Cruise workers, wants to help companies fine-tune their maker learning design information more easily and move the designs into production much faster. Today the business announced a $2.6 million seed led by Sequoia with involvement from Y Combinator and a lot of angel financiers consisting of Cruise co-founders Kyle Vogt and […] , a startup from two former Cruise employees, desires to help companies refine their maker discovering design data more easily and move the designs into production faster. When the 2 co-founders CEO Peter Gao and head of engineering Quinn Johnson, were at Cruise they found out that finding areas of weakness in the design data was often the problem that prevented it from getting into production. He says that they are seeing a lot of various models being developed across a variety of industries, however teams are getting stuck due to the fact that iterating on the data set and constantly discovering appropriate data is a difficult problem to fix. Their customers utilized to send out human beings to inspect the turbines for damage, but with a set of drone information, they were able to train a device discovering model to find issues. …

With $20M A round, Pledge brings financial flexibility to outdated government and energy payment systems

With $20M A round, Pledge brings financial flexibility to outdated government and energy payment systems

The in 2015 has actually been among monetary hardship for billions, and amongst the specific hardships is the primary one of paying for utilities, taxes and other federal government charges– the systems for which are rarely set up for versatile or easy payment. Pledge intends to alter that by integrating with main payment systems and […] “We have discovered that individuals having a hard time to pay their costs want to pay and will pay at incredibly high rates if you provide them suggestions, accessible payment choices and flexibility. Pledge acts as a sort of intermediary, incorporating gently with the company or utility, which in turn makes anybody owing money aware of the possibility of the various payment system. The user registers in a payment plan( the service is mobile-friendly because that’s the only form of web numerous individuals have) and Guarantee handles that end of it, with suggestions, invoices and processing, passing on the cash to the company as it comes in– the company does not cover the expense up front and gather on its own terms. Those numbers are likely worse than regular, offered the tremendous financial pressure that the pandemic has placed on almost all households– however like payment plans in other scenarios, families of numerous earnings and types find their own reason to take advantage of such systems. …

Attire wishes to make DIY home enhancements much easier to take on

Attire wishes to make DIY home enhancements much easier to take on

Doing house renovations yourself can be more cost-efficient than working with a professional, however lots of people do not understand where to begin. Ian Janicki, the founder and CEO of DIY house restoration startup Outfit, has constantly wished to make architecture and style more accessible to individuals. “I realized I could utilize my understanding of being handy to […] For those who desire to go through the Attire procedure, the very first step is submitting info about the space they’re looking to remodel, such as measurements and photos, as well as the optimum amount they’re looking to invest. As soon as someone chooses they desire to move forward, Clothing then sends out all the needed tools and materials to the consumer. Attire has actually had a little set of pilot customers– some who have actually finished their tasks and some whose jobs are still underway. With Attire, Janicki sees it as someplace in between. Ian Janicki, the creator and CEO of Do It Yourself house remodelling start-up Attire, has always wanted to make architecture and design more available to people….