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Opendoor competitor Knock raises $400M – TechCrunch

Opendoor competitor Knock raises $400M – TechCrunch Home trade-in platform Knock has brought in a $400 million investment to accelerate a national expansion and double its 100-person headcount. Foundry Group has led the Series B funding round in New York-based Knock, with participation from Company Ventures and existing investors RRE …

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Maverick Ventures announces $382M evergreen fund – TechCrunch

Maverick Ventures announces $382M evergreen fund – TechCrunch In an era when validation-seeking venture capitalists are lauded as much as high-flying founders, Maverick Ventures’ small team of investors have opted to stay quiet. Now, the years-old firm is ready to publicize its successes and shed some light on its global strategy. …

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Will Trump ruin the unicorn IPOs of our dreams? – TechCrunch

Will Trump ruin the unicorn IPOs of our dreams? – TechCrunch The government shutdown entered its 21st day on Friday, upping concerns of potentially long-lasting impacts on the U.S. stock market. Private market investors around the country applauded when Uber finally filed documents with the SEC to go public. Others were giddy …

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Postmates lines up another $100M ahead of IPO – TechCrunch

Postmates lines up another $100M ahead of IPO – TechCrunch Postmates, one of the earlier entrants to the billion-dollar food delivery wars, has raised an additional $100 million in equity funding at a $1.85 billion valuation, as first reported by Recode and confirmed to TechCrunch by Postmates. The round comes …

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Uber’s India rival Ola nears $6 billion valuation ahead of huge funding round – TechCrunch

Uber’s India rival Ola nears $6 billion valuation ahead of huge funding round – TechCrunch Ola, India’s local rival to Uber, has seen its valuation jump to nearly $6 billion as it prepares to take in a large round of financing. The ride-hailing firm, which was founded in 2010, has …

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Go-Jek’s Southeast Asia expansion runs into a roadblock in the Philippines – TechCrunch

Go-Jek’s Southeast Asia expansion runs into a roadblock in the Philippines – TechCrunch Southeast Asian ride-hailing challenger Go-Jek has expanded into three new markets as it bids to expand beyond its native Indonesia, but it is having major issues getting into a fourth. The company — which rivals Grab, is …

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WeWork rebranding won’t work – TechCrunch

WeWork rebranding won’t work – TechCrunch The company formerly known as WeWork has rebranded as the We Company — although a better name for its network of on-demand office spaces for the newly incorporated and nominally employed; co-living spaces for the same Easyjet-set; and educational and coding services could be “House …

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For SoftBank, no majority stake in WeWork as it scales down talks from a new $16 billion investment to $2 billion – TechCrunch

For SoftBank, no majority stake in WeWork as it scales down talks from a new $16 billion investment to $2 billion – TechCrunch Several weeks after it was reported by the WSJ that two of the biggest investors in SoftBank’s massive Vision Fund vehicle were cool on its planned $16 …

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Uber’s IPO may not be as eye-popping as we expected – TechCrunch

Uber’s IPO may not be as eye-popping as we expected – TechCrunch Uber is expected to raise $10 billion later this year in one of the largest U.S. initial public offerings in history. The float will value the ride-hailing giant somewhere between $76 billion — the valuation it garnered with …

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Union Square Ventures secures $429M across two new funds – TechCrunch

Union Square Ventures secures $429M across two new funds – TechCrunch New York-based venture capital firm Union Square Ventures (USV) has submitted paperwork to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission indicating a $429 million fundraise across two new vehicles. Founded in 2003 by Fred Wilson (pictured) and Brad Burnham, USV …

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