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Samasource raises $14.8M for global AI data biz driven from Africa

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AI training data provider Samasource has raised a $14.8 million Series A funding round led by Ridge Ventures. The San Francisco headquartered company delivers Fortune...

Tiger Global values people management tool Lattice at ~$200M

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The secretive New York-based hedge fund Tiger Global Management has led a $25 million Series C investment in Lattice, an employee performance and engagement...

Airbus-owned Voom brings its on-demand helicopter service to the U.S. with...

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Voom, the helicopter service with ride-sharing and one-hour advance booking that Airbus developed and launch first in Latin America, is getting its U.S. debut...

Accel and Sequoia seed Middesk with $4M to background check businesses

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For those of you that diligently follow the hot startups to graduate from Y Combinator’s accelerator program, you might recall Middesk. The company was amongst...

Nigerian online-only bank startup Kuda raises $1.6M

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Nigerian fintech startup Kuda — a digital-only retail bank — has raised $1.6 million in pre-seed funding. The Lagos and London-based company recently launched the...

Uber commits $200 million to Uber Freight expansion in bet on...

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Uber Freight is establishing its headquarters in Chicago as part of Uber’s broader plan to invest more than $200 million annually in the region,...

Urbvan raises $9 million for its private shuttle service in Mexico

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As cities in emerging markets grapple with increasingly traffic-clogged and dangerous streets, Urbvan, a startup providing private, high-end transportation shuttles in Mexico, has raised...

Instacart CFO Ravi Gupta to exit for Sequoia Capital

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Instacart‘s chief financial officer and chief operating officer, Ravi Gupta, will exit the on-demand grocery delivery company at the end of the year to...

Birth control delivery startup Nurx approaches $300M valuation

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Nurx, citing 200,000 current patients and a monthly growth rate as high as 20%, has raised $32 million in Series C equity funding in...

Facebook could face billions in potential damages as court rules facial...

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Facebook is facing exposure to billions of dollars in potential damages as a federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Facebook’s arguments to halt a...