While many of us were baking sourdough and scrolling through TikTok, some audacious founders launched new ventures.
RentCheck just raised $2.6m. The app allows tenants and property managers to conduct remote, in-app move-out inspections.
Landis, a ‘rent-to-own’ startup focused on financial inclusion, raised a $165m round from investors that include Jay-Z and Will Smith.
Startups are giving artists the music-making and audience outreach tools to blow up on TikTok and Spotify.
Liteboxer is riding the home gym wave by offering an at-home boxing machine (priced at $1.5k).
Bunim Laskin found his first customers using Google Maps. Today, Swimply sees 15-20k reservations a month.
Health startups raised $7B in Q1 2021, a near decade high. Benefits departments think there are too many options, though.
After trying their hand at kimonos, wigs, and top hats, Jackson Cunningham and Josh Bluman found success with their modern suspenders brand.
a16z’s new report highlights some of the biggest movers and shakers in the marketplace platform space.
Whether or not they realize it, nearly every adult in America has used Stripe. This week, the payments platform raised $600m.
Young entrepreneur Adam Shlomi scaled a $1m online tutoring company during college.
Carta started by helping startups manage cap tables. Now, it wants to build the world’s largest private market exchange.
Israeli payments platform Melio raised $110m to help SMBs take check-writing online.
Two Canadian college students started a company to connect female students to female entrepreneurs. It’s on track to bring in $600k in revenue in 2021.
Jobandtalent raised $108m to help put the world’s 500m temps to work… but legal hurdles loom.
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What our Trends analysts got right (and wrong) in 2020.
Stripe is eyeing a $100B valuation with its new funding round. Even without it, the fintech firm has seen the biggest valuation step-up in 2020.