Month: February 2018

Virtualitics grabs another $7M in funding to drive its VR data visualization platform

After raising $4.4 million last March, Virtualitics has closed a $7 million Series B round led by Centricus with participation from The VR Fund. The startup is building a sort of “Excel for VR,” that lets people see data in a more immersive and collaborative way. “[B]usiness intelligence platforms need to

Spotify plays the long game with Family and Student Plans even as revenue per user drops

Spotify’s “Family Plan,” a variation of which launched in 2014, as well as its “Student Plan” appear to be driving a significant portion of the company’s growth and improving retention, as the company points to it multiple times in its filing for a direct listing on public markets today. But

Even with double the subscribers, Spotify says Apple will always have an edge owning the app store

Spotify just filed for a direct listing in the U.S., sidestepping the traditional IPO process, and now we’re starting to see some of the true financial guts of the company — and some of the significant risks it faces from challenging services from Apple and Google. Apple, for example, charges

Collective Health nabs $110 million in funding

Enterprise health management startup Collective Health has added another $110 million to the coffers from existing high-profile investors such as Founders Fund and Alphabet’s investment arm GV, bringing the total now raised to a cool $230 million. The structure is partially a follow-on from a previously unannounced C-1 for $30 million and

Rodolfo Rosini enters VC, joins AI and machine learning accelerator Zeroth.ai as Partner

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. Rodolfo Rosini, a genuine serial entrepreneur and well-connected figure in the U.K. startup scene, is giving up startup life to move over to the “dark side” and become a VC. He’s joined Zeroth.ai, the Hong Kong-based AI and machine learning-focused accelerator, as a