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Taxi App Maker Flywheel Picks Up $12M Series C

pevc.dowjones.com — As ride-hailing app Uber Technologies Inc. wages both legal and public-image battles , the taxi industry is notching a win.Flywheel Software Inc., which makes a mobile app allowing consumers to hail, track and pay for a licensed cab from their smartphones, has secured $12 million in funding....

Car Sharing Company Getaround Fuels Up at $200 Million Valuation

blogs.wsj.com — Private investors have plowed well north of $2 billion in recent years into startups seeking to disrupt the transportation sector. Venture capitalists, hedge funds and strategic investors just can't seem to get enough, whether it is used-car marketplaces like Beepi Inc. and Shift Technologies Inc.

Car sharing company Getaround gets $24 million funding round

marketwatch.com — Private investors have plowed well north of $2 billion in recent years into startups seeking to disrupt the transportation sector. Venture capitalists, hedge funds and strategic investors just can't seem to get enough, whether it is used-car marketplaces like Beepi Inc. and Shift Technologies Inc.

Bigcommerce taps investors for $58 million

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Bigcommerce is Valued at More Than $500 Million With Latest Funding

blogs.wsj.com — E-commerce platform Bigcommerce Inc. has raised $50 million to get even bigger.SoftBank Capital, the investment arm of Japan's telecom giant SoftBank Corp., led the Series D growth round, contributing cash and connections to help the startup improve its product, leverage its recent partnership with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and expand internationally.

Farm-to-Table Eatery Sweetgreen Raises $18M to Expand to West Coast

blogs.wsj.com — Farm-to-table healthy restaurant chain Sweetgreen Inc. is expanding to the West Coast and has raised $18.5 million from Revolution Growth and others to do it. The Series E round, which brings total outside funding to $57.5 million, is the latest in a string of venture investments in the food and beverage sector.

Farm-to-table eatery Sweetgreen raises $18m to expand to West Coast

marketwatch.com — Farm-to-table healthy restaurant chain Sweetgreen Inc. is expanding to the West Coast and has raised $18.5 million from Revolution Growth and others to do it. The Series E round, which brings total outside funding to $57.5 million, is the latest in a string of venture investments in the food and beverage sector.

Ed-Tech Company Echo360 Secures $18 Million to Boost Its Cloud Service

blogs.wsj.com — Education technology company Echo360 Inc. has raised $18 million in the latest attempt by private investors betting on ways to remake old-fashioned classroom learning. Unlike Udacity Inc., Coursera Inc., Udemy Inc., Minerva Project Inc. and others that have raised large rounds, Echo360 changes neither the methods nor the topics taught.

Shift Technologies Raises $23.8 Million to Build Used Car Marketplace

blogs.wsj.com — Investors have put more than $23 million into Shift Technologies Inc., a used car marketplace that is racing Beepi Inc. and others to disrupt the multibillion-dollar sector. Founded less than a year ago, Shift co-founders see the same market opportunity that prompted Sherpa Ventures and other Beepi investors to plow $60 million into that startup last month.

Powa Raises $80 Million to Launch Its Mobile, E-Commerce Payments in U.S.

blogs.wsj.com — In another large late-stage play from a public-markets investor, Wellington Management has put $80 million into Powa Technologies Group PLC., Venture Capital Dispatch has learned.Wellington, which last year invested $76 million in the mobile payments and e-commerce company, valued Powa around $2.7 billion in the fresh round.
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Nov 19, 2014

Bigcommerce is Valued at More Than $500 Million With Latest Funding on.wsj.com/1HlUiOG via @WSJ

Nov 18, 2014

RT @Techmeme: Uber exec, at NYC dinner with CEO present, suggested digging up dirt on critical journalists buzzfeed.com/bensmith/uber-… techmeme.com/141117/p38#a14…

Nov 18, 2014

RT @DFJvc: News: DFJ leads Series A investment in @shift_cars: allows you to buy/sell used cars from your phone. ow.ly/EsStz @WSJ @zettewil

Nov 14, 2014

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Nov 14, 2014

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Nov 07, 2014

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Nov 07, 2014

Scoop: Mobile Payments Co. Powa Raises ANOTHER $80 Million, Targets Merchants and Bets Consumers Will Follow on.wsj.com/13OYEyi via @WSJ

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