Crypto infrastructure company Fireblocks nearly quadruples valuation to $8B in six months

Crypto custody platform Fireblocks is quite possibly “the most successful and least-known company in the blockchain space,” as described by its co-founder and CEO Michael Shaulov in an interview with TechCrunch. The company announced today that it is now the highest-valued digital asset infrastructure provider in the world after receiving an $8 billion valuation, nearly […]

Berlin’s Mayd gets ~$34M Series A injection for fast pharmacy delivery

Berlin-based Mayd, a startup that’s building an on-demand medicine delivery platform in Europe, has fast followed a chunky seed raise last fall — with a €30 million (~$34M) Series A funding round led by US investor Lightspeed Venture Partners. Previous investors Target Global, 468 Capital and Earlybird Venture Capital also chipped into the Series A. […]

Cowboy raises $80M to take its e-bike business up a gear

The pandemic spurred a boom in electric bikes and other alternative urban transportation modes as city dwellers looked for less-crowded ways to get around their streets quickly and easily without resorting to cars. Now, one of the companies that benefitted from that trend is announcing a big round of funding to expand its business. Cowboy, […]

Dear Sophie: 3 questions about immigration and naturalization

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: 3 […]

Activision Blizzard won’t voluntarily recognize the historic Raven Software QA union

Last week, quality assurance testers at Activision Blizzard division Raven Software formed the first union at a major U.S. gaming company, comprising their 34-member unit. But last night, the gaming giant — which is slated to be acquired by Microsoft for $67.8 billion — announced that it will not voluntarily recognize this union. Now, the […]