تاریخ ارسال : ۹۶/۰۹/۰۴



Tech Daily with CyberMiles & Casa Systems

۱- CyberMiles, a blockchain platform for commercial apps, raises $30M via ICO; issued 420M CyberMiles Tokens (CMT) in addition to the 280M issued during pre-sale; supports multiple protocols for operating decentralized apps: marketplaces, e-commerce..

۲- Apple ($888B market cap) acquires AR headset firm Vrvana for $30M, according to TechCrunch sources; the Canada-based company developed the unreleased Totem headset, which featured dual-cameras; plans for the company and its products remain unclear.

۳- Scalyr, which provides cloud-based log management and server monitoring, raises $20M Series A led by Shasta Ventures; founded in 2012; claims 140 customers, including Baidu, Giphy, and CareerBuilder; raised $22.1M to date.

۴- Peter Thiel sells about three-fourths of his Facebook stock, roughly 160k shares, for $29M; he now holds about 60k Class A shares; Thiel was the company’s first institutional investor; he sold 20M shares for $400M following the company’s IPO in 2012.

۵- Networking hardware and software company Casa Systems files for IPO; aims to raise $150M with Nasdaq debut under the symbol CASA; founded in 2003, raised $99.6M to date

Technology

۶- Beijing-based autonomous trucking tech company TuSimple raises $55M Series C led by Fuhe Capital; TuSimple is integrating computer vision, mapping, and more to create a Level 4 autonomous trucking platform; Nvidia previously backed the company; raised $83M to date.

۷- Remote dental services company Candid raises $15M Series A from Greycroft Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, e.ventures, others; Candid sends the customer an impression kit; the user sends dental impressions back and Candid produces invisible braces (like Invisalign).

۸- SoftBank plans investments of up to $25B in Saudi Arabia over the next three to four years, according to Bloomberg sources; up to $15B will be directed at a planned tech-centric city on the coast of the Red Sea called Neom; $10B reportedly will go to state-controlled utility company Saudi Electricity.

۹- London-based restaurant food delivery company Deliveroo raises $98M Series F, bringing the round total to $480M; this tranche was led by T Rowe Price Associates and Fidelity; will be live in 200 cities with a Cannes, France launch next week; raised $955M to date.


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