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Opal is helping companies ensure employees have access to the right apps

The platform enables enterprises to design intelligent user access policies and automate reviews of current company access points.

Instacart is acquiring catering software company FoodStorm

On-demand grocery delivery platform Instacart announced this morning that it’s acquiring FoodStorm, a SaaS order management system (OMS) that powers end-to-end order-ahead and catering for grocery r

Your iPhone could eventually control your car’s climate and seats

A new report claims Apple is developing a CarPlay upgrade codenamed "IronHeart" that would let you use your iPhone to control the climate system, radio, seats and even the instrument clusters.

BrightHire scores $20.5M Series B for Zoom-based job interview app

BrightHire, a startup that wants to transform the way people are hired inside organizations, announced a $20.5 million Series B investment today led by 01 Advisors, with participation from Index Ventu

Medley, the coaching platform for personal and professional development, gets $3.7M led by a16z

Medley, the group coaching platform that focuses on both personal and professional development, announced the close of a $3.7 million seed round led by a16z today. Connie Chan and Anne Lee Skates of A

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong might not be having fun at work, you guys

Aside from billions in personal wealth and impressive levels of corporate control, what's the point of being a successful tech CEO these days? I'm not asking in the abstract. There are tweets.

In hopes of App Store changes, Paddle develops an alternative to Apple’s payments system

Paddle, a solutions provider subscription-based businesses, is betting on a future where App Store developers are able to use third-party payment systems — and it wants to be among the first to

Gretel AI raises $50M for a platform that lets engineers build and use synthetic data sets to ensure the privacy of their actual data

Increasingly, conversations about big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence are going hand-in-hand with conversations about privacy and data protection. Now, a startup that is building to

Dear Sophie: Startup recruiting strategies for international students and recent grads?

I'm a recruiter at a startup, and I’m looking for an edge to onboard top engineers who are about to graduate from a U.S. university and who mention CPT, OPT and STEM OPT. How do we recruit them?

Solo.io reaches $1B valuation with $135M Series C investment

When you think about service meshes, a somewhat esoteric cloud-native tool designed to stitch different microservices together, you might not think it’s the most lucrative side of the Kubernetes

Shooting for greater privacy in DeFi, Sienna Network launches SiennaSwap

Stephanie Zhan walks through the Rec Room pitch deck that won Sequoia’s investment

Sequoia partner Stephanie Zhan and Nick Fajt, founder and CEO of social gaming platform Rec Room, explained what the venture capital firm looks for in consumer-facing startups.

Cord gets $17.5M to get more devs plugged into its API for real-time collaboration

Cord, a startup that offers a single API to add Slack-like collaboration features to any app, has bagged $17.5 million in Series A funding. The round — which is pegged to fund product developmen

The Main Tab revamps luxury goods marketplace after picking up $1M in pre-seed funding

The company is launching a new website and app this fall with about 200 luxury retailers.

PideDirecto bags $5.25M; aims to be ‘Shopify with 30-minute deliveries’

Since its launch a year ago, the company has grown 32% month over month, has approximately 1,000 brand clients and processed over 500,000 orders.

Fiverr is acquiring online learning company CreativeLive

Freelance marketplace Fiverr announced this morning that it’s acquiring Seattle-based online learning company CreativeLive for an undisclosed amount. CreativeLive is an entrepreneurial learning plat

Student transportation startup Zūm to add 10,000 EVs to its platform

Zūm, a startup that provides optimized transportation services for school-age children, has announced the close of a $130 million Series D raise, bringing its total funding to more than $200 million.

Google rivals call on EU to set rules for search engine preference menus

Four search engine rivals to Google have called on European Union lawmakers to address the tech giant’s continued dominance of the market by setting rules for search engine preference menus, arg

Cameroon’s Ejara raises $2M to offer crypto and investment services in Francophone Africa

The adoption of cryptocurrency in Africa varies regionally. While countries with currently unstable currencies like the naira are seeing immense usage, other regions using the CFA franc have sparse ad

Entity Academy, an edtech startup that trains, mentors and places women in tech roles, secures $100M

Women have made great inroads into the tech world in recent years, but there remains a long way to go before we reach a truly equitable state of affairs in workforce numbers, remuneration and product
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