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Warby Parker, valued at $3 billion, raises $245 million in funding

Warby Parker, the optical e-commerce giant, has today announced the close of a $245 million funding round from D1 Capital Partners, Durable Capital Partners, T. Rowe Price and Baillie Gifford. A sourc

Ethyca raises $13.5M to help businesses automate data privacy and compliance

The upcoming CCPA regulations coming into effect in the U.S. have put a renewed focus on how companies online are handling the issues of data privacy and compliance. Today a startup that’s built

Aspiration, the LA-based fintech focused on conscious consumerism, raises $135 million

When former Bill Clinton speechwriter and political wunderkind Andrei Cherny launched Aspiration four years ago, the upstart fintech startup was one of Los Angeles’ early entrants into a  finan

Yaguara nabs $7.2M seed to help e-commerce companies understand customers better

Yaguara, a Denver-based startup that wants to help e-commerce companies understand their customers better to deliver more meaningful experiences, announced a $7.2 million seed investment today. The ro

White House and House Democrats agree to funding package for paid sick leave, funding for tests

Late Friday night, after nearly two full days of negotiations, the House of Representatives is finally set to pass a bipartisan plan to provide sweeping new benefits to workers and businesses affected

FairShake automates the individual arbitration process

Years ago, Teel Lidow arrived at the airport to take a standard, eight-hour flight from Santiago, Chile to New York City. The journey ended up taking three days, involved an emergency landing, and pas

It’s time for tech startups to get political

We’ve found that when you have a clear message and a clear mission, even a startup can make a big difference.

Why D2C holding companies are here to stay

Digitally-native, vertically-integrated brands pool resources, operational costs and institutional knowledge to accelerate growth and achieve profitability at a faster rate.

Baby food delivery startup Yumi spoon fed another $8M in strategic funding

Babies have options these days when it comes to what goes in their mouths. No more is it just the standard mush in a jar. Now they’ve got everything from pouches to organic purees delivered righ

Simple Contacts has a new service letting users cheaply switch contact lens prescriptions

Simple Contacts has launched a new service letting users try out new contact lenses for as little as $3. The company launched a little over three years ago as a way for contact lens wearers to slash t

Founder-investor Natalie Massenet on how new brands win

Natalie Massenet, the fashion entrepreneur who founded the designer fashion portal Net-a-Porter, chaired the British Fashion Council for four years and today runs Imaginary Ventures, a venture firm th

As college football attendance slumps, new ways to ticket may hold an answer

As college football's second week draws to a close, one storyline has gotten an unusual amount of attention: the game’s slumping attendance numbers.

Verified Expert Growth Marketing Agency: 3Q Digital

With 12 offices and 350 employees around the world, 3Q Digital is a giant among growth marketing agencies. They’ve worked with companies like Brandless, Opendoor, and Warby Parker, but they also hav

Canadian startup Sweet Reason has sparkling spin on CBD beverages

Sweet Reason chief executive Hilary McCain says she launched her sparkling CBD-infused water brand because of her own obsession with cannabis beverages. That obsession, coupled with the lax regulatory

Trendy luggage brand Away packs on $100M, rolls past $1.4B valuation

Away's new lofty valuation proves how far you can get with excellent branding. 

Boundless gets $7.8M to help immigrants navigate the convoluted green card process

Foundry Group has led the round for Boundless, an information platform providing immigrants tools and support.

Startups Weekly: A much-needed unicorn IPO update

In this week's newsletter: Details on Pinterest, Lyft, Uber and Zoom's upcoming IPOs, plus Glossier and Rent The Runway's big rounds.

These ad execs have a venture fund they’d like to sell you

Mike Duda comes from the world of advertising. In fact, he spent 13 years at the renowned ad agency Deutsch, becoming the youngest partner in the company’s history until another creative, Brent Vart

How students are founding, funding and joining startups

Young founders who want to start companies while still in school have an increasing number of resources to tap into that exist just for them.

Warby Parker dips into AR with the launch of virtual try-on

Warby Parker is today introducing virtual try-on to let shoppers select a pair of frames and instantly see how they look. The tech was built on Apple’s ARKit, and the feature is only available t
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