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Highlights of the Week (Jan 29, 2021)

Highlights of the Week (Jan 29, 2021)
January 29, 2021

The Daily Stack is a daily private market insights newsletter by PrivCo, a private company intelligence platform. Read our previous insights. Have an interesting topic you want us to include, let us know!

The trending theme for this last week of January is Game Stop or perhaps it is Reddit vs. Wall Street. If you don’t know what we are talking about, Morning Brew does a good recap. 

  • While stocks may have riled up everyone looking for a quick win, property owners are the ones who have rejoiced this past year. Homeowners who sold an average-priced home last year made a profit of around $68,000 and property tech companies have helped fuel the demand. Learn more about proptech companies
  • AI Tech companies are attracting a lot of funding. In the last three months of 2020, nearly $10T was poured into AI-related tech companies. Learn about the top 10 funded AI Tech companies.
  • We’ve written a lot about E-Commerce trends. The rise of E-commerce has also fueled the rise of buy now, pay later fintech companies. Read about the biggest players and how they are competing with traditional financial institutions and credit card providers. 
  • Pandemic investors have driven up prices of mint condition trading cards as a form of reliable investment for a rainy day. A new form of limited-edition NBA sports moments has taken the Internet by a storm, some at a whopping $71,000! Read more about NBA Top Shot.
Rosalind Brewer takes over as CEO at Walgreens
Rosalind “Roz” Brewer will be the only black woman leading a Fortune 500 company right now and the third in modern history.
[Business Insider]
WeWork soon to be SPAC’d? 
The struggling co-working company WeWork, who once was poised to IPO, might now be mulling a merger with a blank check company. 
Since last week, PrivCo has added:
806 Companies | 230 Funding Activities | 158 M&A Deals
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Funding & Deal Highlights:

IMVU raises $35MM
Virtual Reality Software & Internet Services • Equity • Mountain View, CA

FreeWire Technologies raises $50MM led by Riverstone Holdings
Auto Parts • Round C • San Leandro, CA

Clubfeast raises $3.5MM led by General Catalyst Partners
Delivery Software & Internet Services • Seed • San Francisco, CA

Goalsetter raises $3.9MM led by Astia Angels 
Software & Internet Services • Round A • New York, NY

Amber Solutions raises $8.5MM 
Technology Services • Seed • New York, NY 

Airspace Technologies raises $38MM co-led by Telstra Ventures and HarbourVest Partners
Freight Transportation • Round C • Carlsbad, CA

Timely Telehealth raises $60MM 
Telehealth Software & Internet Services • Equity • Fort Worth, TX

Roostify raises $32MM led by Ten Coves Capital
Fintech Software & Internet Services • Round C • San Francisco, CA

Clash App acquires Byte Inc
Entertainment Software & Internet Services • Acquisition • New York, NY

Sunlight Financial merges with Spartan Acquisition Corp. II for $1.3BN
Consumer Finance • SPAC • Teaneck, NJ

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