Mary Meeker’s Bond is closing on $2 billion for its second fund, per a new filing

March 4th, 2021|0 Comments

Bond, the growth-stage firm that spun out of the Kleiner Perkins Digital Growth Fund in late 2018, is closing a second fund with $2 billion, suggests a new SEC filing that says the amount has --> READ MORE

Revolut lets customers switch to Revolut Bank in 10 additional countries

March 4th, 2021|0 Comments

Fintech startup Revolut has its own banking license in the European Union since late 2018. It lets the company offer some additional financial services without partnering with third-party companies. And the company is going to --> READ MORE

SpaceX’s Starship prototype flies to 32,000 feet and sticks the landing in third flight test

March 3rd, 2021|0 Comments

SpaceX has launched SN10 — the tenth iteration of its current prototype series of Starship, the heavy-lift reusable spacecraft it’s developing. Starship SN10 took off from Boca Chica, Texas, where SpaceX is developing the vehicle. --> READ MORE

The Aston Martin DBX is a tale of two vehicles

March 3rd, 2021|0 Comments

The Aston Martin DBX is the brand’s first SUV — and the stakes for the iconic British luxury car maker couldn’t be higher. Like Astons before it, the DBX is objectively handsome. Its sculptural form --> READ MORE

Daily Crunch: Google swears off ad-tracking

March 3rd, 2021|0 Comments

Google says it’s focusing on privacy-friendly approaches to ad targeting, Okta acquires Auth0 and a flying taxi startup raises $241 million. This is your Daily Crunch for March 3, 2021. The big story: Google swears --> READ MORE

As activist investors loom, what’s next for Box?

March 3rd, 2021|0 Comments

Box could be facing troubled times if a Reuters story from last week is accurate. Activist investor Starboard Value took a 7.9% stake in the storage company in September 2019, and a year ago took --> READ MORE

Cashify raises $15 million for its second-hand smartphone business in India

March 3rd, 2021|0 Comments

Tens of millions of people each year purchase a second-hand smartphone in India, the world’s second-largest market. Phone makers and giant online sellers such as Amazon and Flipkart are aware of it, but it’s too --> READ MORE

Bank of America is bringing VR instruction to its 4,000 banks

March 3rd, 2021|0 Comments

As consumer VR begins to have a moment following years of heavy investment from Facebook and other tech giants, corporate America is similarly beginning to find more utility in the technology, as well. Bank of --> READ MORE

Twitter tests new e-commerce features for tweets

March 3rd, 2021|0 Comments

Twitter confirmed it’s testing a new way to display tweets that link out to e-commerce product pages — like products on a Shopify store, for example. With a new Twitter card format, the company is --> READ MORE

Okta acquires cloud identity startup Auth0 for $6.5B

March 3rd, 2021|0 Comments

As Okta announced earnings today after the bell, it revealed that it’s buying cloud identity startup Auth0 for a hefty $6.5 billion. The company had a valuation of $1.92 billion when it raised $120 million --> READ MORE

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