Jonathan Shieber

Discord is close to closing a round that would value the company at up to $7B

Discord is close to closing a round that would value the company at up to $7B

Discord, the communications service that’s become the 21st century’s answer to MUD rooms, is close to closing a new round of financing that would value the company at up to $7 billion, according to sources with knowledge of the round. The new funding comes just months after a $100 million investment that gave the company […]

 Jonathan Shieber

HMBradley raises $18.25 million planting a flag as LA’s entrant into the challenger bank business

HMBradley raises $18.25 million planting a flag as LA’s entrant into the challenger bank business

With $90 million in deposits and $18.25 million in new financing, HMBradley is making moves as the Los Angeles-based entrant into the challenger bank competition. LA is home to a growing community of financial services startups, and HMBradley is quickly taking its place among the leaders with a novel twist on the banking business. Unlike […]

 Jonathan Shieber

LA-based Boulevard raises $27 million for its spa management software

LA-based Boulevard raises $27 million for its spa management software

Boulevard, a spa management and payment platform, has raised $27 million in a new round of funding despite a business slowdown caused by the COVID0-19 pandemic. Founded four years ago by Matt Danna and Sean Stavropoulos, Boulevard was inspired by Stavropoulos’ inability to book a haircut and Danna’s hunch that the inability of salons and […]

 Jonathan Shieber

Resilience raises over $800 million to transform pharmaceutical manufacturing in response to COVID-19

Resilience raises over $800 million to transform pharmaceutical manufacturing in response to COVID-19

Resilience, a new biopharmaceutical company backed by $800 million in financing from investors including ARCH Venture Partners and 8VC, has emerged from stealth to transform the way that drugs and therapies are manufactured in the U.S. Founded by ARCH Venture Partners investor Robert Nelsen, National Resilience Inc., which does business as Resilience, was born out […]

 Jonathan Shieber

LA-based Credit Key raises $33 million for its business-to-business payments platform

LA-based Credit Key raises $33 million for its business-to-business payments platform

Bringing to small businesses across the U.S. the buy-now pay-later model that transformed companies like Klarna and Affirm into billion-dollar businesses has netted the payment and lending company Credit Key another $33.85 million in funding. The Los Angeles-based company raised its latest cash from Greycroft, Bonfire Ventures, Loeb.nyc and other, undisclosed investors, the company said. […]

 Jonathan Shieber

With new cash and a former Apple exec now at the helm, Connect Homes is ready to reconstruct homebuilding

With new cash and a former Apple exec now at the helm, Connect Homes is ready to reconstruct homebuilding

Greg Leung had worked at Apple for years and was coming off of a stint at the smart lock company Otto, when he got the call to interview with Connect Homes. The pitch — building a starter home for a much lower cost than other prefabricated houses on the market, and one that could be […]

 Jonathan Shieber

Medable raises $91 million for its clinical trial management software

Medable raises $91 million for its clinical trial management software

The clinical trial management software developer Medable has raised $91 million in a new round of financing as life sciences companies struggle with how to conduct the necessary validation studies of new drugs and devices in a pandemically challenged environment. Digital and decentralized clinical trials are becoming a necessity, given the health and safety guidelines […]

 Jonathan Shieber

Investors including Microsoft’s climate fund back hyperlocal environmental monitoring tech developer Aclima

Investors including Microsoft’s climate fund back hyperlocal environmental monitoring tech developer Aclima

Mitigating the effects of climate change and pollution is a global problem, but it’s one that requires local solutions. While that seems like common sense, most communities around the world don’t have tools that can monitor emissions and pollutants at the granular levels they need to develop plans that can address these pollutants. Aclima, a […]

 Jonathan Shieber

Diagnoss launches its coding assistant for medical billing

Diagnoss launches its coding assistant for medical billing

Diagnoss, the Berkeley, California-based startup backed by the machine learning-focused startup studio The House, has launched its coding assistant for medical billing, the company said. The software provides real-time feedback on documentation and coding. Coding problems can be the difference between success and failure for hospitals, according to Diagnoss . Healthcare providers were decimated by […]

 Jonathan Shieber

Afresh has a $100 million valuation and a software service that keeps food fresh in grocery stores

Afresh has a $100 million valuation and a software service that keeps food fresh in grocery stores

Afresh, a company selling software to track demand and manage orders for fresh produce in grocery stores, is now worth $100 million. That hefty valuation comes on the back of a $13 million extension to the company’s latest round of funding, led by Food Retail Ventures and joined by existing investors Innovation Endeavors, Maersk Growth […]

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