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Shaquille O’Neal talks investing in edtech

Shaquille O’Neal talks investing in edtech
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September 21, 2023

What We're Reading

  • Shaquille O’Neal talks investing in edtech and startups that are going to ‘change people’s lives’ [TechCrunch]  
  • Meta is expanding its verification program to businesses [TechCrunch] 
  • Even Airbnb properties are getting a checkmark [TechCrunch] 
  • Is the Apple Watch Ultra 2 worth the upgrade? [TechCrunch] 

Trending Companies


Nephron Pharmaceuticals, a pharmaceutical company known for manufacturing inhalation products, raises $350MM Equity Funding from BlackRock Capital Investment Advisors.

Pharmaceuticals • West Columbia, SC • Post-Money Valuation


Linear, a company that develops a workflow platform for managing software projects, tasks and bugs, raises $35M Series B from Accel.

Software • Covina, CA• Post-Money Valuation


Superorder, a provider of an all-in-one restaurant management software that simplifies handling online orders, menus, availability, and performance data for restaurants, raises $10M Series A from Foundation Capital.

Enterprise Software • New York, NY • Post-Money Valuation


The Sporting News, a firm that publishes sports online, raises $15M Equity Funding from Playtech.

Sports • Charlotte, NC • Post-Money Valuation


LastMile AI, a provider of a platform tailored for engineering teams, allowing them to prototype and productionize generative AI applications, raises $10MM Seed from Gradient.

Artificial Intelligence • New York, NY • Post-Money Valuation


Mojave, a company that develops air conditioning technology to help the environment by reducing energy consumption, improving indoor comfort, and lowering costs, raises $12.5MM Equity Funding from At One Ventures.

HVAC • Sunnyvale, CA • Post-Money Valuation


Field Medical, a company that develops pulsed electric field ablation technology that advances cardiac care, raises $14MM Seed from undisclosed investors.

Medical Devices • Cardiff by the Sea, CA • Post-Money Valuation


Boxbot, a developer of an automation platform for parcel logistics, raises $12MM Series A from Playground Global.

Logistics • Oakland, CA • Post-Money Valuation


Proven, a firm that develops and produces skincare products, raises $12.2MM Series A from NewH2 Ventures.

Skincare • San Francisco, CA • Post-Money Valuation, a developer of a generative AI-powered learning community that facilitates the instant creation of courses, raises $3MM Seed from Blockchange Ventures.

Artificial Intelligence • San Francisco, CA • Post-Money Valuation



Hearth, a company that develops a project management software, facilitated by hardware that is built specifically for families to address the mental load of parenting, raises $4.7MM Equity Funding from Ingeborg Investments.

Project Management • Brooklyn, NY • Post-Money Valuation


Evolectric, a company that provides vehicle and battery solutions, raises $15MM Equity Funding from Seismic Capital.

Electric Vehicle • Long Beach, CA • Post-Money Valuation


Hitloop, an AI startup company, raises $7.5MM Seed from Felicis Ventures.

Enterprise Software • Chevy Chase, MD • Post-Money Valuation


Moment, a company providing an institutional-grade fixed income solution, raises $17MM Series A from Andreessen Horowitz.

Fintech • New York, NY • Post-Money Valuation


Favs, a developer of an app for people to maintain connections with one another, raises $1MM Seed from Sunset Ventures.

Social Network • Los Angeles, CA • Post-Money Valuation 


Leonard Green & Partners invests in Hub International, a company that provides insurance brokerage services.

Insurance • Chicago, IL • Deal


HIG Capital to acquire RBMedia, a company that operates a digital reading platform providing audiobooks and ebooks.

Digital Media • Landover, MD • Deal 


Allied Power acquires Dominion Engineering, a provider of field service equipment and technologies.

Industrial Services • Reston, VA • Deal


Chancey Metal Products acquires Exact, a company specializing in precision sheet metal fabrication and assembly primarily for the electronics and communication industry.

Industrial Products • Jacksonville, FL • Deal


E Source acquires Utiligent, an operations and technology management consulting firm.

Utilities • Irvine, CA • Deal

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