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Apeel gets more cash to fight poverty and food insecurity in emerging markets with its food-preserving tech

By Jonathan Shieber In the first real test of the potentially transformative power of its food-preserving technology, Santa Barbara, California-based Apeel Sciences is bringing its innovative food treatment and supply chain management services to distribution centers in select markets in ...

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Course Hero buys Symbolab in a rare edtech acquisition

By Natasha Mascarenhas Months after its $80 million Series B fundraise, Course Hero has acquired Symbolab, an artificial intelligence-powered calculator that helps students answer and understand complex math questions. The price of the deal was undisclosed. The 9-person Symbolab team, ...

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Boom raises $7M Series A in bid to become the ‘Amazon for commercial photography’

By Steve O’Hear Milan-headquartered scale-up Boom, which offers a two-sided tech platform to let companies book and manage commercial photo shoots, has raised $7 million in Series A funding. The round is led by Italy’s United Ventures, with the participation ...

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Discuss portfolio management and great storytelling with GV’s M.G. Siegler on Extra Crunch Live today at 2pm ET/11 am

By Darrell Etherington If anyone knows early-stage investing and startups, it’s M.G. Siegler . As a general partner at GV, he’s personally invested in his fair share of rocket ship companies early on in their lifecycles, including Anchor, Slack, Medium ...

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Anima’s latest update draws on the popularity of design and no-code tools

By Jordan Crook Anima, the company that turns design prototypes into code, has today announced the launch of Anima 4.0, which will allow designers to create prototypes in Figma that are translated into components in React with the click of ...

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Panoply raises $10M for its cloud data platform

By Frederic Lardinois Panoply, a platform that makes it easier for businesses to set up a data warehouse and analyze that data with standard SQL queries, today announced that it has raised an additional $10 million in funding from Ibex ...

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Upstream aims to be the new home for your professional social life

By Anthony Ha Last fall, social analytics startup SocialRank sold its product and business to Trufan, allowing the team to focus on something new: a professional social network. Today, they’re officially unveiling Upstream to the public. To be clear, CEO Alex Taub ...

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