GitLab, the open-source code collaboration platform that competes with popular platform GitHub, announced today that it has raised $1.5 million in seed funding led by Khosla Ventures, 500 Startups, Crunchfund, Ashton Kutcher’s Sound Ventures, andLiquid 2 Ventures. The funding will enable the company to grow its U.S. operations, including the opening of a new office in San Francisco, CA.
Mark43, a software maker that uses cloud-based records management and analysis tools for patrol officers. The technology enables detectives to review traffic diagrams, as well as collaborate, attach uploaded files, and control access to cases.
Acorns is an app that allows users to invest spare change left over from daily purchases in the stock market. Now it’s making an investment of its own with the creation of a digital magazine called Grow aimed at millennials
Ashton Kutcher, one of the world’s highest-paid TV actors, can obviously afford that most essential of Los Angeles celebrity luxuries: a car and driver. But he still prefers Uber. “We’re going to go to Warner Bros.,” he dictates, as we hop into a black Chevy Tahoe with Kutcher’s business partner, music manager Guy Oseary, in Beverly Hills. “So we’ll go to Moorpark and then hit the 101.
Save-for-later service Pocket introduced a redesign of its web client today, making the site responsive for the first time and allowing it to scale more easily from smartphone screens to desktop monitors. The web version now includes a persistent sidebar offering one-tap access to your saved articles, videos, and images, as well as your favorites, archived saves, and anything you've tagged.
If you’ve ever been in between jobs and had to look for temporary employment, you’ve probably reached out to a staffing agency. You’ve also probably learned the kinds of jobs that these agencies typically recruit for; it’s a lot of paper pushing in law firms, filing, answering phones, and other basic office work that does not require a lot of training. Typically, these jobs are white-collar (albeit low-level), stock-up-on-khakis-because-you’ll-be-wearing-them-a-lot kind of jobs
San Francisco-based Gigster, on-demand software development service, has raised $10 million in Series A funding. Andreessen Horowitz led the round with participation from Y Combinator Continuity Fund I, Ron Conway of SV Angel, Ashton Kutcher of Sound Ventures and Jason Calacanis of Launch Fund. In addition to the funding, Lars Dalgaard, a partner at Andreessen Horowitz, has been added to Gigster’s board of directors. (via PE Hub)
Gigster, an on-demand software development and design provider, today announced a $10 million Series A funding round.
Israeli public transportation app Moovit has received an undisclosed amount of funding from Sound Ventures, the VC firm founded by Ashton Kutcher and U2 and Madonna manager Guy Oseary.
The funding was announced today at the Web Summit in Dublin. The money is intended to push the company’s growth in India and China.
“Investments like these help us to bring more public transit options to markets in need, like India and China, as well as to continue to strengthen our active community of editors around the world,” said CEO Nir Erez.
The app is now launching in four Chinese cities in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou.
It also recently launched in India’s third largest city of eight million people, Bangalore and is expected to launch in three more Indian cities before the end of the year. The app said it has a great opportunity in India, owing to the lack of official data in many major cities.
The startup is currently active in over 700 cities globally with a community of 20,000 editors.