Deepnote raises $3.8M to build a better data science platform

Deepnote raises $3.8M to build a better data science platform

Deepnote, a startup that offers data scientists an IDE-like collaborative online experience for building their machine learning models, today announced that it has raised a $3.8 million seed round led by Index Ventures and Accel, with participation from YC and Credo Ventures, as well as a number of angel investors, including OpenAI’s Greg Brockman, Figma’s …

YC-backed Goodcover launches into the fast-moving insurtech space

YC-backed Goodcover launches into the fast-moving insurtech space

As the insuretech space fills up, a new entrant is joining the fight. Y Combinator -backed Goodcover is launching today to take on the likes of big insurance, as well as insurance startups like Lemonade, Jetty, Hippo and Zebra. The company offers renters insurance in California. The twist? Goodcover returns unclaimed premiums to policy holders …

Foxtrot picks up $17 million to reimagine the convenience store

Foxtrot picks up $17 million to reimagine the convenience store

Amidst the staggering rise of on-demand delivery services, the convenience store has been left relatively untouched. Until very recently. Foxtrot, founded in 2013, is looking to reimagine the corner convenience store, offering customers the option to buy in-store or order online for delivery. The company today announced the close of a $17 million growth round, …

Rocket startup Astra emerges from stealth, aims to launch for as little as $1M per flight

Rocket startup Astra emerges from stealth, aims to launch for as little as $1M per flight

There’s yet another new rocket launch startup throwing its hat in the ring — Astra, an Alameda-based company that’s actually been operating in stealth mode (though relatively openly, often referred to as “Stealth Space Company”) for the past three years developing and testing its launch vehicle. Astra revealed its business model and progress to date …

SpaceX cautions on launch regulation that outpaces innovation

SpaceX cautions on launch regulation that outpaces innovation

During the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) 23rd annual Commercial Space Transportation Conference in Washington, D.C., one panel focused on the changing regulatory environment when it comes to private launch activities, and how those are integrated into existing rules and practices for managing commercial air transportation. Panelist Caryn Schenewerk, SpaceX senior counsel and senior director of …

All eyes are on the next liquidity event when it comes to space startups

All eyes are on the next liquidity event when it comes to space startups

At the FAA’s 23rd Annual Commercial Space Transportation Conference in Washington, DC on Wednesday, a panel dedicated to the topic of trends in VC around space startups touched on public versus private funding, the right kinds of space companies that should even be considering venture funding and, perhaps most notably, the big L: Liquidity. Moderator …

India’s InterviewBit secures $20M to grow its advanced online computer science program

India’s InterviewBit secures $20M to grow its advanced online computer science program

InterviewBit, a Bangalore-based startup that runs an advanced online computer science program for college graduates and young professional engineers, has raised $20 million in one of the largest Series A financing rounds in the education sector. The five-year-old startup’s Series A round was led by Sequoia India and Tiger Global. Global Founders Capital and some others …

Proxyclick raises $15M Series B for its visitor management platform

If you’ve ever entered a company’s office as a visitor or contractor, you probably know the routine: check in with a receptionist, figure out who invited you, print out a badge and get on your merry way. Brussels, Belgium and New York-based Proxyclick aims to streamline this process, while also helping businesses keep their people …

Ophelia Brown’s Blossom Capital raises new $185M European early-stage fund

Ophelia Brown’s Blossom Capital raises new $185M European early-stage fund

Blossom Capital, the early-stage VC firm co-founded by ex-Index Ventures and LocalGlobe VC Ophelia Brown, is announcing a second fund, less than 12 months since fund one closed. The new fund, which is described as “heavily oversubscribed,” sits at $185 million. That’s up from $85 million first time around. Blossom’s remit remains broadly the same: …