turo News of 11/20/19
Peer-To-Peer Car Sharing Marketplace Turo Raises $250m At Over $1b Valuation From IAC
Car-sharing startup Turo has raised $250 million in a Series E round of funding from IAC, the internet media company that owned and spun out Match.com, and OKCupid. This round pushes Turo into Unicorn territory, with its valuation now “past ...
Still In Stealth Mode, Duffel Raises $21.5m In Series A From Benchmark For Its Travel Platform
Ten months ago London startup Duffel hinted that it would be “a new way to book travel online, aiming at the booking experience ‘end to end’”, and announced a healthy $4.7M funding round, but not much else. Today it goes further, ...
Adventurous Taps Live Actors And AR To Take Families On High-Tech Scavenger Hunts
Augmented reality looked like it was supposed to a ubiquitous success, Apple and Google and Facebook seemed to say so, but things are taking a bit of time to get kicked off so the startups in the space are having to get real weird with it. ...
Moka Raises $27m Led By Hillhouse To Make Hiring More Data-Driven In China
Moka , a startup that wants to make talent acquisition a little more data-driven for China-based companies that range from smartphone giant Xiaomi to Burger King’s local business, announced Monday that it has raised a 180 million yuan ($27 ...
Startups Weekly: Is Y Combinator’S Latest Cohort Too Big?
Greetings from Chittorgarh, one of my stops on a two-week excursion through Goa and Rajasthan, India. I’ve been a little too busy exploring, photographing cows and monkeys and eating a lot of delicious food to keep up with *all* the tech news, but ...
c2a Raises $6.5m For Its In-Car Cybersecurity Platform
Cars are now essentially computers on wheels — and like every computer, they are susceptible to attacks. It’s no surprise then that there’s a growing number of startups that are working to protect a car’s internal systems from ...
Turo’S New Dongle Will Let Customers Instantly Find And Unlock Cars
Turo, the peer-to-peer car-sharing company described as the ‘Airbnb of cars,’ is rolling out a new product that will let users locate and unlock cars right from the app. The new product, called Turo Go, is a dongle and an accompanying ...
GM Is Going To Allow Ford Vehicles And Other Competitors On Its Maven Car-Sharing Platform
GM’s car-sharing subsidiary Maven is undergoing another expansion. This time, it’s not just to a new city. Maven plans to open up its new peer-to-peer car rental service to allow owners to rent out non-GM vehicles. It is also ...