Tag: Executive Job Search (page 1 of 7)

Executive Job Search: Fintech, Fashion, Big Data

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  • OwnBackup lands $50M
    OwnBackup, a startup known primarily as a backup and disaster recovery system for Salesforce users, announced a $50 million investment led by Insight Partners. The financing brings total funding for the 5-year-old, New Jersey-based company to around $100 million.
  • Sequoia closes on $1.35B for India and Southeast Asia
    Sequoia Capital announced it has secured $1.35 billion for two new funds as it looks to ramp up its investments in India and Southeast Asia. The new investment vehicles include a $525 million venture fund and an $825 million growth fund.
  • Wagestream secures $25M for payday control
    London-based Wagestream, a fintech startup that allows workers to access earned income in real time, has secured $20 million ($25 million) in a round led by Northzone. The company’s app allows employees to stream earned wages into their accounts, giving them control over when they’re paid.
  • CALA raises $3M to launch fashion brands
    CALA, a New York-based marketplace that provides retail infrastructure for online influencers and others to launch fashion brands, raised a $3 million seed round extension led by Maersk Growth and Real Ventures.
  • Swap gets seed round for embedded fintech
    Swap, a Brazilian startup focused on helping financial institutions create internal financial technology offerings, raised a $3.3 million seed round led by ONEVC. The 2-year-old company is on a mission to develop a basic infrastructure to make creating a payments tool less time-consuming and expensive.

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Executive Job Search: Unicorns, Genomics, AI, Entertainment Tech

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  • Unicorn board now above 600 companies valued at $2T
    At least 44 new private companies crossed the $1 billion valuation threshold this year. That brings the total number of global unicorns tracked by Crunchbase to just over 600, with their collective valuation soaring to nearly $2 trillion.
  • Base10 closes $250M early-stage fund
    Venture firm Base10 Partners closed on $250 million for its second fund, BaseFund II, which will invest in early-stage companies with a goal of “automating the real economy.”
  • Shift to go public in reverse merger
    Used-car marketplace Shift Technologies announced plans to go public via a reverse merger with a special purpose acquisition company “SPAC”. Founded in 2013, San Francisco-based Shift previously raised more than $200 million in equity funding.
  • Artlist raises $48M for royalty-free music
    Royalty-free digital music provider Artlist raised $48 million in a financing round led by KKR. The Israel-based company plans to use the funding to add new and original digital assets to its platforms.
  • Codefresh secures $27M Series C
    Codefresh raised $27 million in a Series C round led by Red Dot Capital Partners. The Silicon Valley-based company specializes in software development and IT operations tools for Kubernetes, a popular open-source platform for containerized workloads.
  • Sun Genomics lands $8.65M for healthy guts
    San Diego-based Sun Genomics, a provider of direct-to-consumer custom probiotics, has raised $8.65 million in a Series A round led by Pangaea Ventures. The company is best known for its Floré offering, a microbiome test that recommends personalized products.

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Executive Job Search: Biopharma, Gaming, Data, Fintech, IT

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  • FirstMark Capital closes on $650M for two funds
    New York’s FirstMark Capital announced two new funds totaling $650 million. FirstMark V, a $380 million fund, will invest in early-stage technology companies, while FirstMark Opportunity Fund III, a $270 million fund, will focus on follow-on rounds and growth-stage deals.
  • GreenLight Biosciences raises $102M Series D
    Massachusetts-based GreenLight Biosciences raised an oversubscribed $102 million Series D funding round led by Morningside Ventures. The company plans to use the funding to rapidly expand output of its messenger RNA production technology for agricultural and life sciences applications.
  • Swappie nabs $40.6M for refurbished smartphones
    Fast-growing, Finland-based Swappie raised a 35.6 million euro ($40.6 million) Series B round led by TESI, with an eye to expanding its online refurbished smartphone marketplace to new markets in Europe.
  • Streamlit lands $21M to elevate data analysis
    Streamlit, developer of an open source app framework for building predictive models, raised $21 million in a Series A round led by Gradient Ventures and GGV Capital. The San Francisco-based company was founded in 2018 by a group of former Google X employees.
  • Steady secures $15M to raise wages
    Steady, a startup aimed at helping low-to-moderate-income workers figure out how to make more money, has raised some extra cash for itself. The Atlanta-based company, which is adjusting its business model amid the COVID-19 pandemic, secured $15 million in a Series B round led by Recruit Strategic Partners.

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Executive Job Search: Health Tech, Sales Tech, Insurtech, Big Data

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  • Vroom surges in IPO
    Shares of online used car marketplace Vroom soared in first-day trading this morning, opening at around $40 each. Previously, the New York-based company priced its shares at $22 each, above the projected range, bringing in $468 million.
  • Collab Capital eyes $50M fund for black founders
    Atlanta-based Collab Capital is seeking to raise a $50 million fund to invest in black founders. The firm is taking a different approach than a traditional VC, seeking a profit-sharing model versus giving capital for equity.
  • Insurance unicorn Lemonade files for IPO
    Lemonade, which operates an AI-driven insurance platform, is the latest unicorn to file for a public offering. The New York-based company, which previously raised $480 million in venture funding, revealed in its IPO filing sharply rising revenues paired with widening losses.
  • Yugabyte secures $30M to power databases
    Sunnyvale, California-based Yugabyte, a developer of open source database technology, secured $30 million in an oversubscribed Series B funding round led by 8VC. The company offers two commercial products, a self-managed private database-as-a-service and a fully managed database service.
  • Advekit raises $2.6M for mental health
    Los Angeles-based Advekit, a startup that helps people find affordable therapists, has raised $2.6 million in a seed funding round led by Moment Ventures.

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Executive Job Search: Global Venture Funding in Gaming, Biotech, and Insurance

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  • Zynga buys Turkish gaming unicorn Peak for $1.8B
    Zynga agreed to buy Turkish mobile game-maker Peak for $1.8 billion in a cash and stock deal that ranks as its largest acquisition ever. Founded in 2010, Istanbul-based Peak has raised a known total of just $18 million since its 2010 inception from backers including Earlybird Venture Capital and Hummingbird Ventures.
  • Benchling lands $50M for biotech R&D
    Life sciences research and development platform Benchling closed a $50 million Series D funding round led by Alkeon. The San Francisco-based company says its cloud software platform has been used by more than 230,000 scientists to date to centralize complex experimental datasets and optimize R&D processes.
  • Zeleros secures $7.9M for hyperloop
    Spanish hyperloop startup Zeleros has closed a $7.8 million funding round led by engineering consultancy Altran. Founded in 2016, the Valencia-based company is developing its own version of the hyperloop, which could transport passengers and cargo on long-distance routes.

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Executive Job Search: Promising New Startups in Cybersecurity, EduTech, Vertical Farming, and more!

Get in on the ground floor with these startups in industries like cybersecurity, cryptocurrency, and mobile tech:

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Executive Hiring Trends: Up & Coming Companies – April 29, 2020

Check out this list of companies procured by Crunchbase who have recently secured millions in funding. Learn how my clients use this information to create interviews here by going direct using LinkedIn here. If you’re looking for hidden job market opportunities like these and want a proven step-by-step method for locating them, get my Career Power Strategy Session, “Executive Strategies for Tapping into the Hidden Job Market.”

  • Niche secures $35M for school search
    Niche, a school search platform, announced this morning it has raised a $35 million Series C round of funding led by Radian Capital. The latest raise is more than triple the $9.8 million raised by Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based Niche in its Series A and B rounds combined.
  • Fintech hiring and fundraising stays strong
    The financial services industry is one of the bright spots in an otherwise gloomy environment of record unemployment and layoffs. Despite the current economic climate, companies in the financial services space are not only continuing to hire, but many are fundraising and being acquired.
  • Time to reinforce support for female founders
    Christine Tsai, CEO of 500 Startups, weighs in on why backers of female-founded startups should reinforce support for these emerging businesses amid the economic fallout of COVID-19. For female-owned companies, which already account for just a small share of funded startups, it will most likely be a struggle to access capital at a time when they need more runway.
  • All the answers are sitting in your CRM
    There’s no doubt that every sales team is scrambling. One might think the easy strategy is to focus on recession-proof industries that would hypothetically have the budget. That’s not always the case. Crunchbase sales manager Shamus Noonan shares why targeting such industries is not necessarily the silver bullet you may think it is.

Executive Hiring Trends: Up & Coming Companies – April 21, 2020

Check out this list of companies procured by Crunchbase who have recently secured millions in funding. Learn how my clients use this information to create interviews here by going direct using LinkedIn here. If you’re looking for hidden job market opportunities like these and want a proven step-by-step method for locating them, get my Career Power Strategy Session, “Executive Strategies for Tapping into the Hidden Job Market.”

  • ForgeRock secures $93.5M for digital IDs
    ForgeRock, developer of an AI-driven platform for identity management, has raised $93.5 million in a Series E round led by Riverwood Capital. The company, which is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in Norway, is the latest in a string of digital ID companies to secure big funding rounds in recent weeks.
  • Guru lands $30M for knowledge software
    Guru, a Philadelphia-based collaborative knowledge management software provider, has raised $30 million in a Series C funding round led by Accel. The company has been doubling annual revenue, but this year saw its fastest growth in adoption after launching a free version of its product.
  • Moshi raises $12M for kids’ sleep
    London-based Moshi has just raised a $12 million Series B round to help it achieve its mission of helping kids relax and sleep with its audio sleep and mindfulness app. The startup was born out of Mind Candy, a company created by Michael Acton Smith, one of the co-founders of popular meditation app Calm.
  • Unlearn closes on $12M for clinical trials
    San Francisco-based Unlearn, developer of a machine-learning platform that generates control patient data for clinical studies, has secured a $12 million Series A financing. The startup’s aim is to reduce the number of patients required to run a trial while maintaining rigorous standards.
  • Hone scores $2.75M for remote training
    San Francisco-based startup Hone has raised $2.75 million in fresh seed funding to build out its online training platform, which combines research-backed, live classes led by expert executive coaches, with data to reinforce and measure programs’ impact at scale. Its CEO and co-founder, Tom Griffiths, previously co-founded popular fantasy sports platform FanDuel.

Mary Elizabeth Bradford Featured in Forbes: Job Search Strategies For C-Level Executives During Tough Times (Solutions to the Wuhan Virus / Coronavirus)

Steering executive transitions are a challenge in good markets. So, what do leaders do in times of economic upheaval? To find out, read my latest Forbes article, “Job Search Strategies For C-Level Executives During Tough Times.”

You can read all of my articles as a Forbes Contributor by visiting Mary Elizabeth Bradford, CERM, CMRW, CARW, MCD, Forbes Coaches Council Member.

Executive Jobs: Big Tech Future Looks Promising

While many industries are being hit hard by the current health and economic crisis, remote technology is seeing increased demand in cloud computing, video streaming sites, apps and online collaboration platforms. What will the future of tech industry hold? Read on in AngelList’s weekly newsletter titled “Big Tech Could Emerge Stronger from COVID-19.”

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