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Chinese upstart Luckin Coffee seeks funds to double valuation to $2 billion

Luckin Coffee only officially launched in January and yet has already opened over 1,400 cafes in 21 cities.
Manish Lachwani, CEO of HeadSpin

This ex-Googler’s mobile app testing startup is now worth $500 million after only three years

Three-year-old startup HeadSpin just announced $20 million in series B financing. It creates a platform that makes it easier for developers to test mobile apps on actual devices.
HashiCorp founder and CTO Mitchell Hashimoto

This 29-year-old’s side project has officially grown into a $1.9 billion cloud company with a huge new $100 million round of funding

On Thursday, HashiCorp announced it had raised $100 million in funding. This brings the company’s valuation to $1.9 billion.

The creators of ‘Fortnite’ just landed $1.25 billion in new investments, the largest ever financing round for a video game company

Epic Games' new investors will join Disney, Tencent, and Endeavor as minority stakeholders in the video game company.
Things are starting to look dire at MoviePass.

MoviePass’ parent company says the $65 million in new funding it just raised isn’t exactly ‘new’

Ted Farnsworth, CEO of MoviePass owner Helios and Matheson, said Tuesday it had raised $65 million in new funds. But the company now says some of that money came from debt agreements it struck months ago.

Here’s how the world’s largest property owner could bring big business to Foursquare, which just raised $33 million

As the largest shopping mall operator in the US, Simon Property Group's partnership with Foursquare through Simon Ventures could yield a myriad of new business opportunities for both parties.

Coinbase is an $8 billion company, according to a reported new $500 million funding round

Coinbase is closing a deal that values the six-year-old cryptocurrency trading platform at $8 billion, Recode reports.

The US was once a leader for healthcare and education — now it ranks 27th in the world

The United States ranked sixth in the world for healthcare and education in 1990, but has since fallen behind its peers. This is partly the result of reduced and poorly allocated funds for elementary and high schools, which may have produced lower levels of educational attainment.

A venture capitalist and former Obama official are giving startups $30 million to fix a ‘crisis’ in our food system — and you can ap...

FoodShot Global is a new fund for researchers and startups solving problems in food and agriculture that stem from soil degradation. Venture capitalist Victor Friedberg, former Obama-administration official Sara Eckhouse, and former Rabobank North America CEO Rajiv Singh will lead the fund.
John Riccitiello, CEO of Unity Technologies, which is looking for a new chief financial officer.

One of the most important startups in video games just lost its CFO — right after raising $145 million in new funds

Unity, which has raised $601.5 million and whose tools were used to make "Pokémon Go," is searching for a replacement for former CFO Mike Foley.