Pinterest speeds IPO plans as Lyft finds warm welcome

The unicorns are heading out of the stables and onto the public markets. New reports peg Pinterest as the latest ultra high valuation private company to speed up IPO plans, with a potential debut as early as next month. Meanwhile, Lyft continues to rev up preparations for an offering likely to come in the next couple weeks.

Dating site Zoosk acquired for $255M

Zoosk has found a match. Online dating platform Spark Networks announced that it will acquire the 12-year-old, San Francisco-based company in a deal valued around $255 million. Spark says the combination will create the second largest online dating platform in North America, after category leader Match Group.

UiPath said to raise $400M for automation software

Robotic process automation, the fancy term for technology that seeks to replace repetitive human work with software, is attracting bigger piles of cash. UiPath, a leader in the field, has reportedly just secured $400 million in Series D funding at a valuation of more than $7 billion.

So much for ICOs taking over VC

After billions and billions of dollars were raised through initial coin offerings (ICOs), the fundraising technique began to slip. In more recent quarters, the declines have continued. Indeed, according to statistics viewed by Crunchbase News, ICOs are effectively dead.

Obvious Ventures sets own definition of impact investing

Obvious Ventures, the 5-year-old VC firm co-founded by Medium CEO and Twitter co-founder Ev Williams, has a stated mission of investing in startups that make a positive impact on the world. However, the firm doesn’t want you to call it an impact investor.

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