Indonesian B2B marketplace GudangAda raises more than $100M in new funding – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 6 minutes GudangAda founder and chief executive officer Stevensang GudangAda, a Jakarta-based marketplace that brings wholesalers closer to retail stores and other buyers, announced it has closed a Series B of more than $100 million. The company says the round was oversubscribed, passing its initial target of $75 million. The funding was led by Asia Partners and … Read more

Numerade lands $100M valuation for short-form STEM videos – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 10 minutes Edtech entrepreneurs are using their moment in the sun to rethink the structures and impact of nearly every aspect of modern-day learning, from the art of testing to the reality of information retention. Yet, the most popular product up for grabs may just be a seemingly simple one: the almighty tutoring session. Numerade, an edtech … Read more

Choco bites into $100M Series B, at a $600M valuation, to build a more transparent, sustainable food supply chain – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 7 minutes The United States estimates of the food produced here approximately 40% is wasted. Globally, $2.6 trillion annually is lost. Berlin-based Choco, which has built ordering software for restaurants and their suppliers, is working to digitize the food supply chain and announced $100 million in Series B funding, led by Left Lane Capital, to give it … Read more

Daily Crunch: FedEx invests $100M in Indian logistics giant Delhivery – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 9 minutes To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for July 16, 2021. A PSA: A few of us at TechCrunch took some time this week to chat about funding rounds, covering them and how … Read more

Amperity raises $100M on a $1B+ valuation to help company’s build better profiles of their customers – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 7 minutes Cookies and other third-party data sources are going the way of the dodo bird for many companies, regulators and platforms, and that’s giving a new emphasis on technology that will help companies better manage their customer data on their own steam. Today, one of the companies building tools for that end is announcing a big … Read more

WebOps platform Pantheon raises $100M from SoftBank Vision Fund – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 7 minutes WebOps SaaS platform Pantheon, which started out as a Drupal and WordPress hosting service many years ago, today announced that it has raised a $100 million Series E round solely funded by the Softbank Vision Fund. With this round, Pantheon has now reached unicorn status, with a valuation of over $1 billion. Pantheon co-founder and … Read more

Perch acquires Web Deals Direct for $100M+ to boost to its Amazon roll-up play – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 7 minutes On the heels of raising $775 million earlier this year, Perch has made a big acquisition that will bring on a number of new brands and operations infrastructure to enhance its position in the race to roll up smaller merchants that sell and fulfill sales through Amazon. The company has acquired Web Deals Direct, an … Read more

Popshop Live raises around $20M at a $100M valuation for its livestream shopping platform for hipsters – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 12 minutes Legacy TV services like HSN and QVC may have put live shopping shows on the map for consumers, but livestream commerce got a completely new boost of life in the pandemic, with retailers and e-commerce leviathans tapping a perfect storm of the craze for video entertainment, a trend (or even municipal rules in some cases) … Read more

Paper gets $100M worth of venture-backed paper for B2B edtech – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 7 minutes For edtech startups, it’s always been easier to go direct-to-consumer than it is to sell into school districts. The latter has stodgy and strict sales cycles, while the former has a bit more flexibility when it comes to opening up that wallet. The pandemic added validation to this dynamic by supercharging consumer companies like Quizlet and … Read more

Ghost raises $100M Series D for autonomous driving and crash prevention tech – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 7 minutes Autonomous driving system developer Ghost Locomotion has raised a $100 million Series D funding round, led by Sutter Hill Ventures. Returning investor Founders Fund also participated in the round, along with Coatue. The money will be used toward R&D as the company continues to develop its highway self-driving and crash prevention technology. Ghost has been … Read more