Gopuff confirms new $1B cash injection at a $15B valuation to expand its instant grocery delivery service – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 9 minutes Gopuff, the startup that’s helped kickstart a new category of food delivery in the U.S. — “instant” delivery of essential groceries and other home goods for a flat fee of $1.95, 24 hours a day — has closed a huge tranche of funding to help it scale its service further across the country and globe. … Read more

Employee engagement platform Culture Amp raises $100M at a $1.5B valuation – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 10 minutes Culture Amp was founded in 2009 to let companies conduct anonymous employee surveys, but since then, its focus has expanded to helping employers turn the data they collect into action. The company announced today it has raised $100 million in Series F funding, led by returning investors Sequoia Capital India and TDM Growth Partners. The … Read more

Egyptian ride-sharing company Swvl plans to go public in a $1.5B SPAC merger – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 6 minutes Cairo and Dubai-based ride-sharing company Swvl plans to go public in a merger with special purpose acquisition company Queen’s Gambit Growth Capital, Swvl said Tuesday. The deal will see Swvl valued at roughly $1.5 billion. Swvl was founded by Mostafa Kandil, Mahmoud Nouh and Ahmed Sabbah in 2017. The trio started the company as a … Read more

Filing: Instant grocery startup Gopuff to raise $750M at a $13.5B valuation; sources: it’s actually $1B on a $15B valuation – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 10 minutes Gopuff, the “instant” grocery delivery startup that has been on an acquisition and expansion tear in the last several months to scale its business, is also racing to raise money to fuel those efforts. Documents uncovered by Prime Unicorn Index and shared with TechCrunch show that the startup has filed papers in Delaware to raise … Read more

SmartRecruiters raises $110M at a $1.5B valuation to expand its end-to-end recruitment platform – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 10 minutes The global Covid-19 pandemic had a chilling effect on a number of industries and their workforces, resulting in mass furloughs and layoffs. But now, with countries now taking steps back to “normal”, that has been leading, in many cases, back to a hiring surge. Today, SmartRecruiters, one of the companies that has built software to … Read more

Impact raises $150M at a $1.5B valuation as affiliate and other marketing partnerships come into their own – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 8 minutes Affiliate marketing may have started as a kind of side hustle for bloggers and others that were making the majority of their revenues through advertising or other channels, but with the rise of influencers and the huge profusion of spon-con on social media, the idea of leveraging a person’s own presence to make some money … Read more

After bootstrapping since 2002, Articulate raises $1.5B on $3.75B valuation – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 8 minutes Most companies don’t announce their first venture investment after almost 20 years in the business, nor do they announce that round is the equivalent of a good startup’s entire private fundraising history. But Articulate, a SaaS training and development platform, is not your typical company and today it announced a whopping $1.5 billion investment on … Read more