Shiftsmart, A Marketplace Matching Shift Workers To Employers, Grabs $95M - [2021-12-01 E9Ij9S]


Playground launches in beta to help creators cultivate community: Amanda Silberling



Launching today in beta, Playground is a social platform that seeks to help people discover and develop community while empowering creators to monetize their audience. Already, the website has a wide variety of users like the Museum of Modern Art, comedy host…

Moovit partners with smart cane company WeWALK to enhance mobility for visually impaired: Rebecca Bellan



Intel-owned Moovit, a mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) provider with a globally popular trip planning app, has partnered with WeWALK, a smart cane company, to help visually impaired people reach their destinations safer and more efficiently. WeWALK’s app will now…

Instant grocery delivery startup JOKR bags another huge round to enter unicorn status: Christine Hall



The company touts itself as “one of the fastest companies to reach unicorn status in history.”

Here’s what’s happening today at the iMerit ML DataOps Summit 2021: Alexandra Ames



And we’re off to the data races! Yes, today iMerit ML DataOps Summit 2021 dives deep into the data science solutions that power artificial intelligence and machine learning. It’s shaping up to be a productive and opportunity-filled day. Don’t have a pass yet?…

Facebook is making two-factor mandatory for high-risk accounts: Carly Page



The company says it's working to secure high risk accounts, like those of human rights defenders, journalists, and government officials.

Hotel Engine raises $65M at a $1.3B valuation as corporate travel rebounds: Mary Ann Azevedo



With the pandemic heading into its second year, people all over the world are traveling more for work again. If you’ve flown anytime in the past few months, the packed planes are in part evidence of that. Further evidence that travel is rebounding lies in the…

Uber intros several safety features, including one that records audio during a ride: Rebecca Bellan



Uber is adding several new safety features to its app, including an audio reminder to riders to wear their seat belts, allowing riders or drivers to record audio during rides, and detection of unexpected route changes or stops before the final destination. Th…

Mexican BNPL player Kueski secures $202M in debt & equity as it nears $100M+ in ARR: Mary Ann Azevedo



Kueski, a Mexico City-based “buy now, pay later” and online consumer lender, announced today it has secured $202 million in equity and debt funding. StepStone Group (formerly known as Greenspring Capital) led the $102 million equity round and Victory Park Cap…

Shiftsmart, a marketplace matching shift workers to employers, grabs $95M: Christine Hall



The days of shift work that involve "coming in at 2 p.m. or you are fired," is a dated concept.

Meru.com takes in new capital toward its goal of being LatAm's ‘Alibaba’: Christine Hall



Meru customers can select and purchase products in minutes with a guarantee from the company that they will receive those products and at the best market prices.



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