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November 6, 2020AlleyWatchNews

Rally Raises $17M for its Platform That Lets You Invest in Rare Collectibles

Rally is the five-year-old startup that democratizes the ownership of highly-coveted collectibles. Th... See more »
October 30, 2020FinTech GlobalNews

Jiko said to close its Series B on $40m

Jiko, a mobile banking startup, has reportedly raised $40m in its Series A funding round, which will... See more »
October 30, 2020Fintech DirectNews

Jiko gets $47.7m funding for US banking ambitions

Bank-buying fintech firm is in control. The post Jiko gets $47.7m funding for US banking ambitions ap... See more »
October 30, 2020FinextraNews

Jiko raises $40 million to build T-Bills-based retail bank

Jiko, a US fintech startup offering an account where all customer deposits are turned into Treasury b... See more »
October 26, 2020Crazy About StartupsNews

Kara Nortman Was Just Promoted to Co-Managing Partner at Upfront Ventures. Here's What it All Means

Today we're announcing that my partner Kara Nortman is becoming Co-Managing Partner at Upfront Ventur... See more »
October 26, 2020Los Angeles Business JournalNews

Retooled Zest Finance Raises $15 Million

ZestFinance Inc., a Burbank-based credit technology company doing business as Zest AI, has raised $15... See more »
October 21, 2020San Fernando Valley Business JournalNews

Zest of Burbank Gets Big Investment

Fintech company Zest AI received a $15 million investment from Insight Partners, a global software in... See more »
October 15, 2020Finovate News

Clair Secures Seed Funding to Help Gig Workers Get Paid

For workers in the gig economy, getting paid as quickly as possible is a critical way to manage - to ... See more »
October 13, 2020NY Business DailyNews

Payment Service Clair Lands $4.5 Million Seed Round

NEW YORK - Clair, an early stage fintech startup based in New York City, wants America's 82 million h... See more »
October 12, 2020DailyAltsNews

Ynsect, Which Farms Insects, Snags $372M

Ÿnsect is a start-up based in France that farms insects for use as feed for aquaculture and pets, as ... See more »
January 27, 2020StreetInsiderPress Release

Tact.ai Receives Investment from Honeywell

September 5, 2018Business WirePress Release

Factual Raises $42 Million to Accelerate Growth and International Expansion

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Factual, the location data company, today announced it raised $42 milli... See more »
June 1, 2016PR NewswirePress Release

Loot Crate Closes $18.5M Series A Funding Round Led by Upfront Ventures

LOS ANGELES, June 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Loot Crate, the leading fan-based commerce and community pl... See more »
May 18, 2016nimasensorPress Release

Received $9.2M in Series A Funding

December 7, 2015Webnewswire Press Release

Teforia, Company Behind the World's First Machine-Learning Tea Infuser, Announces $5.1M in Seed Funding from Investors Including Upfront Ventures, Lemnos Labs, and Others

Founded by some of the top minds in product design behind category-defining devices such as the XBOX ... See more »
September 10, 2015GLOBENEWSWIREPress Release

Unified Raises $30 Million Series B Funding

June 25, 2015PR NEWSWIREPress Release

Invoca Adds Veteran Public Company CEO in Preparation for 2017 IPO

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Invoca, the leader in call marketing automation,... See more »
April 24, 2015PRWEBPress Release

Ferris Announces $2 Million Seed Funding Led by Upfront Ventures

Ferris, a Los Angeles-based mobile video company, today announced a $2 million seed financing round l... See more »
April 16, 2015WEBWIREPress Release

From Bootstrap to $33M in 8 Months, Navdy Raises $20M in Oversubscribed Series A Funding -

SAN FRANCISCO- (April 16, 2015)- Today, Navdy, the creator of the breakthrough Head-Up Display (HUD) ... See more »
October 29, 2014BUSINESS WIREPress Release

P.S. XO Merges with Seedling, Raises $7 Million

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--P.S. XO, an e-commerce company co-founded by Soleil Moon Frye and Kara ... See more »
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