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Movo grabs $22.5M to get more cities in LatAm scooting

By | Argentina, Brazil, Cabify, Chile, Colombia, e-mopeds, e-scooters, Europe, Fundings & Exits, Gadgets, latin america, madrid, Mexico, micromobility, Mobile, Movo, Recent Funding, seaya ventures, spain, Startups, Transportation, uruguay

Madrid-based micromobility startup Movo has closed a €20 million (~$22.5M) Series A funding round to accelerate international expansion. The 2017-founded Spanish startup targets cities in its home market and in markets across LatAm, offering last-mile mobility via rentable electric scooters (e-mopeds and e-scooters) plotted on an app map. It’s a subsidiary of local ride-hailing firm […]

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Tonal raises $45 million to bring strength training to more living rooms

By | classpass, Evolution Media, Exercise, Gadgets, Honest Company, indoor fitness, L Catterton, Peloton, Recent Funding, shasta ventures, Startups, tonal

Tonal is today announcing its Series C financing that it hopes will allow the company to bring its at-home gym to even more homes. The funding round shows investors’ excitement around the new generation of personal exercise equipment that combines on-demand training with smart features. Tonal, like Peloton, offers features previously unavailable outside of gyms, […]

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Ocean drone startup merger spawns Sofar, the DJI of the sea

By | drones, eCommerce, Exit, Funding, Fundings & Exits, Gadgets, GreenTech, Hardware, M&A, openrov, Recent Funding, Science, Startups, TC, underwater drone

What lies beneath the murky depths? SolarCity co-founder Peter Rive wants to help you and the scientific community find out. He’s just led a $7 million Series A for Sofar Ocean Technologies, a new startup formed from a merger he orchestrated between underwater drone maker OpenROV and sea sensor developer Spoondrift. Together, they’re teaming up […]

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How Juul made vaping viral to become worth a dirty $38 billion

By | e-cigarettes, eCommerce, Funding, Fundings & Exits, Gadgets, Health, juul, nicotine, Opinion, Policy, Recent Funding, Social, Startups, TC, tobacco, vaporizers

A Juul is not a cigarette. It’s much easier than that. Through devilishly slick product design I’ll discuss here, the startup has massively lowered the barrier to getting hooked on nicotine. Juul has dismantled every deterrent to taking a puff. The result is both a new $38 billion valuation thanks to a $12.8 billion investment […]

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Cowboy, the Belgian e-bike startup, raises €10M Series A

By | Cowboy, electric bicycles, Europe, Gadgets, Recent Funding, Startups, TC, Transportation

Cowboy, the Belgian startup that designed and sells a smarter electronic bicycle, has raised €10 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is Tiger Global Management, with participation from previous backers Index Ventures and Hardware Club. The new capital will be used to scale operations and expand beyond Belgium into Germany, U.K., Netherlands and […]

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Safety and inspection bot startup Gecko Robotics adds $7 million to the coffers

By | founders fund, Gadgets, Gecko Robotics, Hardware, industrial equipment, Justin Kan, machine learning, mark cuban, pittsburgh, Recent Funding, Robotics, Silicon Valley, Startups, TC, Y Combinator, yc

Gecko Robotics aims to save human lives at our nation’s power plants with its wall-climbing robots. To continue doing so, the startup tells TechCrunch it has just secured $7 million from a cadre of high-profile sources, including Founders Fund, Mark Cuban, The Westly Group, Justin Kan and Y Combinator. We first reported on the Pittsburgh-based company when […]

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Bird has officially raised a whopping $300M as the scooter wars heat up

By | bird, electric scooters, Gadgets, lime, Mobile, Recent Funding, sequoia capital, skip, Startups, TC, Transportation

And there we have it: Bird, one of the emerging massively hyped Scooter startups, has roped in its next pile of funding by picking up another $300 million in a round led by Sequoia Capital. The company announced the long-anticipated round this morning, with Sequoia’s Roelof Botha joining the company’s board of directors. This is […]

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