Katie Roof

Rocketrip raises $15 million to reward cost-saving employees

Rocketrip raises $15 million to reward cost-saving employees

If your company lets you expense the nicest hotel when you travel, why wouldn’t you? But what if you got to split the savings with your employer by selecting a less expensive hotel? A New York-based startup called Rocketrip believes most employees will opt to save companies money if they are incentivized to do so. It’s built […]

 Katie Roof

BigCommerce raises $64 million to power e-commerce sites

BigCommerce raises $64 million to power e-commerce sites

Austin, Texas-based BigCommerce has completed a big round of funding. The growth stage startup, which powers e-commerce sites for Sony, Toyota and 60,000 other merchants, has raised $64 million to accelerate its business. The investment was led by Goldman Sachs, with participation from General Catalyst, GGV Capital and Tenaya Capital. And it brings BigCommerce’s total raised […]

 Katie Roof

Drift raises $60 million to be an Amazon for businesses

Drift raises $60 million to be an Amazon for businesses

When you’re raising venture capital, it helps if you’ve had “exits.” In other words, if your company has been acquired or you’ve taken one public, investors are more inclined to take a bet on anything you do. Boston -based serial entrepreneur David Cancel has sold not just one, but four companies.  And after a few years […]

 Katie Roof

Utah’s Pluralsight unveils IPO filing

Utah’s Pluralsight unveils IPO filing

Pluralsight, the Utah-based education technology company, has revealed its IPO filing.  Given the timing of the unveiling, the company is likely targeting a May public debut. Its core business is online software development courses, helping people improve their skills in categories like IT, data and security. Businesses small and large pay Pluralsight to help train their […]

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JUMP Bikes weighing Uber $100m+ acquisition, investment offers

JUMP Bikes weighing Uber $100m+ acquisition, investment offers

JUMP Bikes, the on-demand biking service that integrates with Uber, has been weighing both acquisition and investment offers. A decision has not yet been reached, but right now possible options include a sale to Uber at a price that exceeds $100 million, or a venture investment round, multiple sources tell TechCrunch. One of the possible […]

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What to expect when Spotify goes public Tuesday

What to expect when Spotify goes public Tuesday

Digital music giant Spotify is joining the stock market on Tuesday, making it the biggest consumer tech company to go public since Snap debuted early last year. But unlike Snap, Spotify isn’t doing an IPO. The “o” part of IPO stands for offering and Spotify isn’t raising any money. Instead, existing Spotify shareholders will be […]

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Utah education technology unicorn Pluralsight files for IPO

Utah education technology unicorn Pluralsight files for IPO

In an unusual move, Pluralsight has announced that it filed confidentially for IPO. Companies typically stay quiet until they make the filings public, unless reporters break the news first. But it’s no surprise to those who have been following Utah’s tech scene that Pluralsight is planning to list on the stock market this year. The […]

 Katie Roof

Intercom raises $125 million to take on Salesforce

Intercom raises $125 million to take on Salesforce

When it comes to sales software, Salesforce isn’t the only game in town. A number of startups have emerged to target the sales industry, with roughly $3 billion per year getting invested into marketing startups. Now one of the largest players is Intercom. The seven-year-old startup is now announcing a $125 million Series D round led by […]

 Katie Roof

Smartsheet files for IPO

Smartsheet files for IPO

Smartsheet is the latest company to file to go public, now that the IPO window is open.  The Bellevue, Washington-based company offers enterprise software for communication and collaboration. It describes itself as the “leading cloud-based platform for work execution, enabling teams and organizations to plan, capture, manage, automate, and report on work at scale, resulting in […]

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Chargebee raises $18M to help businesses manage subscriptions

Chargebee raises $18M to help businesses manage subscriptions

The subscription model is growing in popularity as a way to monetize a service, netting in trends in SaaS, media, e-commerce and other verticals that are in search of more predictable, recurring revenues. Now, a startup built to provide a subscription platform to businesses has raised a round of funding to grow.  San Francisco and […]

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