Posts Tagged ‘growth’

Kidizen raises $3.2M for a kids’ clothes resale app with a social twist

Kidizen, a marketplace for secondhand childrens apparel, has raised $3.2 million in Series A funding, the company announced today. The funding was led by Chicago-basedOrigin Ventures, which backed the startup following its more than 100 percent year-over-year growth in 2016 which has allowedthe business to reach more than a quarter million registered users across the U.S. Also participating in the round were Royal Street Ventures, Corigin Ventures and MergeLane.
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LeoLabs raises $4M to build out its space debris collision avoidance network

Low-Earth orbit is a prime candidate for explosive commercial growth, but its also aspace where the risk of actual explosions resulting from debris impact is a legitimate concern for businesses focused on the opportunity. Thats the problem LeoLabs aims to address, a startup spun out of SRI International to detect, map and help avoid collisions with debris and objects floating in low-Earth orbit (LEO).
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Data.world raises $18.7 million to remedy our post-fact society

As our societycontinues to devalue facts and statistics, Data.world, a two year old data collaboration startup out ofAustin, Texas, is fighting back with its passionate community of data nerds. Today the company is announcing a$18.7 million Series B led byPat Ryans family investment group to further build out its platform for aggregating and analyzing data.
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Alibaba Group expands presence in Australia, New Zealand

Global domination: Alibaba is setting its sights on conquering the Australian and New Zealand markets next. Reuters SYDNEY: Chinese online retailer Alibaba Group opened its Australian and New Zealand headquarters in Melbourne on Feb 4, its first expansion in the region as it seeks to tap growing global demand for products from the two countries.
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ACLU enrolls in startup school Y Combinator

The American Civil Liberties Union will learn how to turn the $24 million it raised over the weekend into growth and progress with help from top Silicon Valley startup accelerator Y Combinator. The ACLU will be part of the winter batch of companies in YC, where it will receive mentorship, a network of powerful connections in tech and a chance to present itself to investors on Demo Day.
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