Computer Science in Layman's Terms

The Pill Club raises $51M as VCs find new opportunities in women's health

VMG Partners has led the $51 million round, with participation from new investors GV and ACME Capital (fka Sherpa Capital).

Kate Clark | 2019-01-22T12:00:55Z
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UK startup veteran and investor Wendy Tan White joins Google X as Vice President

Wendy Tan White, a veteran of the U.K. startup scene — including founding SaaS website builder Moonfruit, which exited to Yell Group for $37 million — is joining Google X, TechCrunch has learned. According to sources, Tan White was approached by Google late last year, as she weighed up …

Steve O'Hear | 2019-01-22T11:55:36Z
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Just Eat acquires restaurant software platform Flyt for £22M

Just Eat, the takeout marketplace and food delivery service, has acquired Flyt, a startup that offers software for restaurants and restaurant suppliers. The acquisition price is £22 million, which Just Eat says it has financed from cash reserves. “A further cash consideration may also be paya…

Steve O'Hear | 2019-01-22T11:31:22Z
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TaxScouts, the UK startup that helps prepare your taxes, picks up £1.2M led by SpeedInvest

TaxScouts, the U.K. “tax preparation” startup founded by TransferWise and Marketinvoice alumni, has created some new paperwork of its own. The London-based company has raised £1.2 million in seed funding. Leading the new round is SpeedInvest, with participation from Finch Capital and Se…

Steve O'Hear | 2019-01-22T09:00:15Z
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Axa Venture Partners raises $150 million early-stage fund

Axa Venture Partners, the venture capital arm of insurance company Axa, is raising an early-stage fund. Today’s new $150 million fund (€130 million) is called AVP Early Stage II. Previously, Axa Venture Partners had raised a $110 million early-stage fund back in 2015. So far, it has invested in 40 …

Romain Dillet | 2019-01-22T08:25:20Z
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Digital Garage teams up with Blockstream to develop blockchain financial services in Japan

The global crypto market may have tanked last year, but notable names have joined forces to develop Bitcoin and blockchain financial services in Japan, which has emerged as one of the world’s most crypto-friendly markets. Blockstream, a blockchain startup founded by Bitcoin contributors, anno…

Jon Russell | 2019-01-22T06:09:30Z
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After raising $125M, Munchery fails to deliver

On-demand food delivery startup Munchery is shutting down, the startup announced in an e-mail to customers on Monday.

Kate Clark | 2019-01-22T02:32:36Z
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Original Content podcast: We conquer clutter with Marie Kondo's new show

On the surface, “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo” sounds like a simple show: Over the course of eight episodes, organizing guru Marie Kondo helps a variety Los Angeles residents sort through their belongings and clean up their homes. But for some, following Kondo’s KonMari method can …

Anthony Ha, Jordan Crook, Sarah Perez, Catherine Shu | 2019-01-22T00:33:13Z
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Politiscope, an app to track Congressional voting records and bills, launches on android devices

Last September, two former National Football League players launched an app called Politiscope to track the voting records of members of Congress and the bills that they were introducing — and provide non-partisan information about what those bills and votes would mean to voters. The pro-foot…

Jonathan Shieber | 2019-01-21T23:39:39Z
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Roger Dickey ditches $32M-funded Gigster to start Untitled Labs

Most founders don’t walk away from their startup after raising $32 million and reaching 1000 clients. But Roger Dickey’s heart is in consumer tech, and his company Gigster had pivoted to doing outsourced app development for enterprises instead of scrappy entrepreneurs. So today Dickey announced tha…

Josh Constine | 2019-01-21T22:36:09Z
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