Ground freight logistics startup Flock Freight closes $215M funding round

Digital freight logistics company Flock Freight today announced that it raised $215 million in series D funding led by Softbank Vision Fund 2, increasing the startup’s valuation to $1.3 billion. The round also included participation from Susquehanna Private Equity Investments, LLLP, Eden Global Partners, SignalFire, GLP Capital Partners, and GV (formerly Google Ventures), and will […]

Pokemon Go’s Element Cup Starts Today, Rules Revealed

Pokemon Go introduces trainers to the Element Cup today, laying down what might be its strictest Battle League ruleset so far. Niantic introduced Battle League to Pokemon Go well over a year ago. A feature allowing trainers to pit their Pokemon against one another in the name of competition. However, it’s not as simple as […]

AI-powered transcription startup Verbit raises $157M

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Verbit today announced the close of a $157 million series D round that the company says will bolster its product R&D and hiring efforts. CEO Tom Livne, who noted that the raise brings the company’s post-money valuation to more than $1 billion, said that the […]

Start prepping for open finance — if you want to gain more market share(VB Live)

Presented by Envestnet | Yodlee Open banking is only the beginning — the open finance trend is bigger. Join this VB Live event to learn about open finance, what it means for your business, how it is revolutionizing customer experiences in insurance, utilities, telecommunications, and more. Register here for free. Historically, consumers have been at […]

Armao to start for Team Liquid in MSS Grand Finals as Santorin Recovers

Team Liquid has confirmed that that jungler Jonathan “Armao” Armao will continue to start over Lucas “Santorin” Larsen in the 2021 Mid-Season Showdown Grand Finals as Santorin focuses on recovery. The organization put out a tweet on April 11. “The doctor advised Lucas to rest a few days as he is slowly starting to feel […]

The D&D Show Aims To Start Small, Focus On The Underdark

Not much is known about the upcoming live-action Dungeons & Dragons show. After its announcement by Hasbro late late last year, not much has been revealed about what the show will look like until now. Derek Kolstad, the writer for the series, has offered some insight into what we can expect and it looks like […]

Food supply traceability startup iFoodDS nabs $15M

Join Transform 2021 for the most important themes in enterprise AI & Data. Learn more. iFoodDS, a Seattle, Washington-based provider of safety, traceability, and quality management data solutions for the fresh food supply chain, today announced the close of a $15 million series A funding round led by Insight Partners. iFoodDS CEO Scott Matthews says […]

Ryoma to start all of 100 Thieves games in the final week of LCS

100 Thieves have announced that Tommy “Ryoma” Le will start all their remaining games of the LCS regular season. Tanner “Damonte” Damonte was dropped from the 100 Thieves starting roster last week. This decision was based on scrims, meta and champion pool. 100 Thieves LCS general manager Christopher “PapaSmithy” Smith made this decision known in […]

Riot Games Signs Chilean Startup Barracks for CBLOL Statistics

Riot Games Brazil has closed a deal with the Chilean startup Barracks to provide in-game statistics for the Brazilian League of Legends Championship (CBLOL). The company, who for the last two years has worked for Riot Games at the Latin-American League (LLA), also helped with the Brazilian market at the First Strike Valorant tournament, which […]

PS5 Pre-Orders Start At $400 Ahead Of November 12 Release

Update: To the surprise of many, PS5 preorders actually went live earlier than we anticipated at multiple retailers, including Best Buy, GameStop, Walmart, and Target. For more up-to-date details, make sure to refer to our PS5 preorder guide. Original story below PlayStation 5 preorders will be available starting tomorrow, September 17, at select retailers, according […]