Tax prep giant Intuit is reportedly aiming to buy Credit Karma, a profitable unicorn best known for providing consumers’ free access to credit scores, in a deal valued at around $7 billion. We look at the San Francisco-based company’s fundraising history, which includes $368 million in known equity financing.
Crunchbase News talks to CEOs of three European ride-hailing upstarts about how diversification strategies help them stand out and thrive in a crowded field. From Estonia’s Bolt (formerly Taxify) to Germany’s Free Now to Spain’s Cabify, it seems everyone is focused on expansion to new geographies, new services, or both.
In our Last Week in Venture series, Crunchbase News looks at intriguing rounds that may have fallen under your radar. The latest installment features Be My Eyes, a service that connects blind people to sighted volunteers, Wildnote, a provider of environmental data collection and reporting and Enveil, a developer of crypto-protected data analysis technology.
Rod Johnson and Pernell Cezar, the co-founders of BLK & Bold, are looking to challenge coffee kingpins like Starbucks and Peet’s with a socially conscious business model and nationally distributed brand.
How much do startup CEOs make? While there is no dataset explicitly outlining CEO salary levels at early stage companies, venture investor Sammy Abdullah looked at the salaries of 101 tech company CEOs at IPO to get a sense of typical pay levels.