SparkPost raises $180 million for data-driven email delivery management

SparkPost, an email delivery, optimization, and analytics platform, has raised $180 million from LLR Partners, NewSpring Capital, and PNC Bank. Founded in 2008, Columbia, Maryland-based SparkPost gives enterprises deep insights into their email campaigns, including delivery rate and engagement, while serving up real-time data and analytics to monitor bounce rates, spam traps, and ISP responses […]

Starship raises $17 million to send autonomous delivery robots to new campuses

Starship Technologies, a startup developing driverless delivery robots, this morning announced is has raised $17 million and added service to UCLA in California and Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts. The company also revealed that it has reached the milestone of completing 1 million autonomous deliveries, up from 100,000 deliveries as of August 2019, which Starship […]

Run:AI raises $30 million to orchestrate and distribute AI workloads

Run:AI, a startup developing orchestration and virtualization software for AI workloads, today announced it has raised $30 million. The company says it will use the investment to fund expansion and recruitment globally. AI models are great — after all, they’re at the core of everything from voice assistants to cooling systems. But what isn’t great […]

Wingcopter raises $22 million to ramp up delivery drone production

Wingcopter, a Darmstadt, Germany-based drone manufacturer, today announced that it raised $22 million in a funding round led by Xplorer Capital and Futury Regio Growth Fund. The company says it will use the proceeds to expand its health care-related activities (including the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines), prepare for the launch of its next-gen drones, set […]

Soci raises $80 million to power data-driven localized marketing for enterprises

Soci, a platform that helps brick-and-mortar businesses deploy localized marketing campaigns, has raised $80 million in a series D round of funding led by JMI Equity. The raise comes at a crucial time for businesses, with retailers across the spectrum having to rapidly embrace ecommerce due to the pandemic. However, businesses with local brick-and-mortar stores […]

Fortnite Will Have $20 million In Prize Cash For Tournaments In 2021

It’s 2021, and the new year brings new changes for the Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS). Epic just announced what to expect in Chapter 2, Season 5 of Fortnite, including changes to prizing, format, gameplay adjustments, and some other tournaments that might be worth checking out. But let’s start with the biggest changes coming to the […]

The 3.5 Million Bowser World Count Challenge Is Live In Super Mario Bros. 35

The ax is about to fall on countless King Koopas, as the World Count Challenge in Super Mario Bros. 35 is live, which means that players have one week to kill 3.5 million Bowsers, and net themselves 350 Platinum Points on the My Nintendo Store. Super Mario Bros. 35 is a battle royale game that is only […]

Lumiata raises $14 million to predict health care costs and outcomes with AI

Lumiata, a company providing AI-powered predictive analytics for managing health care costs, has raised $14 million. The company says it’ll use the funds to scale its platform and invest in customer acquisition ahead of the opening of an office in Guadalajara, Mexico in 2021. As many as 3.5 million hospital stays among adults in 2017 […]

M-Files raises $80 million for AI that automates enterprise information management

M-Files announced it has raised $80 million as the Finnish company develops AI that automates the messy process of organizing and tracking internal documents and data for enterprises. Bregal Milestone led the round, which included previous investors Partech, Tesi, and Draper Esprit. M-Files’ goal is to make it easier for companies and employees to find […]

Workato raises $110 million for its business workflow automation platform

Workato, which offers an integration and automation platform for businesses, today announced it has raised $110 million at a post-money valuation of $1.7 billion. The company says it will put the funds toward product innovation and technology development, expanding its customer success program, launching its first user conference in 2021, and investing in scaling teams […]