Fresh round of $355M lifts online checkout company Bolt into decacorn territory

Checkout technology company Bolt continues to make quick work of attracting new capital. The company announced Friday $355 million in Series E financing to give Bolt an $11 billion valuation, according to sources close to the company. Bolt’s one-click checkout product aims to give businesses the same technology Amazon has been known for since 1997, […]

Maev secures $9M; will have your dog howling for more of its raw pet food

As consumers think more about what they are putting in their bodies, they are also thinking about what they are feeding their pets. Driven by the global pandemic and everyone being at home with their pets, sales topped $100 billion in 2020 in this sector. Austin-based Maev, developing human-grade raw dog food, is poised to […]

Bolt makes first acquisition with Tipser, launches ‘Remote Checkout’

The ability to purchase something at the point of discovery from digital content exists, but checkout technology company Bolt has the opportunity to give that its “one-click” treatment. It announced Monday that it made its first acquisition in Tipser, a Swedish-based technology company enabling direct checkout on any digital surface. San Francisco-based Bolt is fresh […]

Bolt to expand EV option in South Africa

Estonian on-demand transport firm Bolt is set to roll out electric taxi options in South Africa four months after introducing e-bike food delivery services in the country. Bolt’s plan follows the introduction of a ‘green category’ – which lets riders hail an electric or a hybrid vehicle. This comes as the company expands its services […]

LG will cover nearly the entire cost of GM’s Chevy Bolt EV recall

Jon Fingas Contributor Jon Fingas is a contributing writer at Engadget. More posts by this contributor Lyft now lets you pay for your Tinder date’s ride Your iPhone could eventually control your car’s climate and seats GM may be replacing tens of thousands of Bolt EV batteries, but it won’t have to pick up the […]

Duolingo’s bellwether IPO

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. We were smaller team this week, with Natasha and Alex together with Chris to sort through yet another summer frenzy of a week. This time around we actually recorded live on Twitter Spaces, which was a first for the podcast. […]