Step raises $22.5M led by Stripe to build no-fee banking services for teens

The smartphone revolution has well and truly disrupted the world of banking. A wide range of startups have cropped up that have completely removed the need to make visits to physical branches to open accounts, make deposits, pay for things, and ask for loans: you can now do all of these on the go by […]

Password manager Dashlane raises $110M in Series D, adds CMO

Password supervisor maker Dashlane has actually raised $110 million in its newest round of financing, the business stated Thursday. The business stated Sequoia Capital led the Series D round, with partner Jim Goetz signing up with the board. Dashlane likewise stated Lyft executive Joy Howard was designated as its brand-new chief marketing officer and will […]

Stripe and Precursor lead $4.5m seed into media CRM startup Pico

Google and Facebook are increasingly slurping up every ad dollar on the internet. Their dominant position is upending the business models of traditional and startup media companies alike. The click-driven ad model of yore is leaving a graveyard in its wake, as once high-flying companies like Mic collapse. Learning from the wave of SaaS startups […]

Andreessen pours $22M into PlanetScale’s database-as-a-service

PlanetScale’s creators created the innovation called Vitess that scaled YouTube. Now they’re offering it to any business that desires their information both regularly available and protected. And thanks to its capability to re-shard databases while they’re running, it can resolve companies’ problems with GDPR, which requires they save some information in the exact same area […]

FutureLearn takes $65M from Seek Group for 50% stake in UK online degree platform

Edtech and recruitment continue to converge. London-based online degree platform, FutureLearn, is taking £50 million (~$64.6M) from Australian-based online job matching group, Seek, in exchange for a 50 per cent stake in the business — just days after the same group led a massive Series E in U.S. online learning giant Coursera. U.K. distance learning […]