Fundings & Exits – TechCrunch 15 January 2018

Swedish fashion e-commerce company NA-KD raises $45M Series B

 NA-KD, the Swedish fashion e-commerce company that sells women’s clothes direct to consumers, has raised $45 million in Series B funding. Noteworthy, $5 million of that is secondary investment as some early shareholders, not including the founders or management team, partially cash in. Read More

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True Fit, the personalisation platform for apparel and footwear, raises $55M Series C

 If the funding fits, keep it. True Fit, the Boston-based “personalisation platform for apparel and footwear” that helps online shoppers find clothes that fit and are to their liking, has raised $55 million in Series C funding. Leading the round is Georgian Partners, with participation from Cross Creek Captial. Existing backers Jump Capital, Signal Peak Ventures, and Intel Capital… Read More

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One year old Pony.ai raises $112 million Series A to build autonomous car future

 No that’s not a typo. Yes, that is larger than the median IPO fundraise last year. But few problems are as daunting as trying to build a fully autonomous car, particularly without the large resources of technology giants like Google, Uber, or Baidu behind you. So for Pony.ai, which was founded a little more than a year ago in late 2016 by James Peng and Tiancheng Lou, the company decided… Read More

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Softbank invests €460M in Germany’s Auto1 car dealer platform

 Softbank’s Vision Fund has made another investment: The Japanese conglomerate has agreed to invest €460M in Berlin-based online car dealer Auto1. Read More

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London proptech startup Goodlord appoints LoveFilm co-founder William Reeve as CEO

 London ‘proptech’ startup Goodlord, which offers cloud-based software to help estate agents, landlords and tenants manage the rental process, has announced the appointment of serial entrepreneur and investor William Reeve as CEO. It follows a recent restructuring of the company that saw nearly 40 people laid off, and the stepping down of co-founder Richard White, news that… Read More

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