A Milk Giant Goes Broke as Americans Quit Old Staples
When Dean Foods was founded in the 1920s, milkmen still delivered pints to homes across the country and a glass of milk was considered a nourishing part of any meal. Nearly a century later, milk is quickly falling out of fashion, and Dean Foods has found itself unable to compete as plant-based and lactose-free alternatives become more popular.The largest...
MSNBC’s Surprise Guest: George Conway, Husband of Kellyanne
Even in television news, a little stunt casting can’t hurt.MSNBC turned heads on Wednesday when, minutes before the House impeachment hearings got underway, the network announced a surprise guest: George T. Conway III, the conservative lawyer and husband of President Trump’s White House counselor, Kellyanne Conway.Little known outside legal circles...
Jeffrey Epstein’s Estate May Set Up a Program to Pay Accusers
Lawyers for Jeffrey Epstein’s estate are considering setting up a program to resolve claims filed by women who say they were abused by the financier, who killed himself in August while facing federal sex trafficking charges.The plan was disclosed in a court filing on Tuesday by a lawyer for one of Mr. Epstein’s accusers, who is suing the estate...
Pike Street funds QuickBox
Pike Street Capital has made an investment in Denver and Atlanta-based QuickBox, a provider of third-party fulfillment and logistics solutions to businesses. No financial terms were disclosed.Read More
Pcysys amasses Series A
Pcysys, a cybersecurity risk validation startup, has raised US$10 million in Series A funding. Canadian venture firm Awz Ventures and Blackstone were the lead investors. The company has raised US$15 million to date. Pcysys has offices in Israel, New York City, Toronto and the UK.Read More
Concord and AHA launch $50 mln healthcare fund
Concord Health Partners and American Hospital Association have launched a $50 million venture fund. The fund will invest in early-stage healthcare companies.Read More
Cybrary procures $15 mln Series B
Cybrary, an online cybersecurity career development platform, has secured $15 million in Series B funding. BuildGroup led the round with participation from other investors that included Arthur Ventures and Gula Tech Adventures. In addition to the funding, Gray Hall, managing director at BuildGroup and Ron Gula, president of Gula Tech Adventures, will...
NBC announces contestants for Season 2 of Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman's 'Making It'
Nov. 13 (UPI) -- NBC announced the 10 contestants for season 2 of Making It. Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman executive produce the competition for crafters, returning Dec. 2 at 10 p.m. on NBC. Woodworkers, balloon artists, calligraphists, fine artists, interior designers and costume makers will compete with two crafts per episode and hope judges Dayna...
Texting While Walking is Dangerous. Here’s How to Stop.
You’re walking around and a thought occurs: “I should check my phone.” The phone comes out of your pocket. You type a message. Then your eyes remain glued to the screen, even when you walk across the street.We all do this kind of distracted walking, or “twalking.” (Yes, this term is really a thing.)The behavior has spawned debates among lawmakers...
Data science platform Cnvrg.io gathers $8 mln
Cnvrg.io, a data science platform, has secured a total of $8 million funding. The company's investors include Hanaco VC and Jerusalem Venture Partners.Read More
CVC racks up $1.6 bln for second growth fund
CVC Capital Partners has closed its second growth fund at $1.6 billion, beating its $1 billion target.Read More
Wappier pockets $4 mln seed
Wappier, an intelligent revenue management platform for apps and businesses, has secured $4 million in seed funding. Counterview Capital led the round.Read More
Watch: Harry Styles rolls around with Kenan Thompson in 'SNL' promo
Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Saturday Night Live released a promo for this week's episode on Wednesday. Harry Styles will host and perform music on Saturday's show. The behind-the-scenes promo shows Styles returning to Studio 8H where he's previously guest starred and performed music with One Direction. Kenan Thompson gives Styles a welcome back tour. "I'm going...
Two Hat Security pulls in $7.5 mln
Canada and Fairfax, Virginia-based Two Hat Security, a provider of AI-powered content moderation solutions, has raised C$7.5 million in new funding. Tam Holdings led the round with participation from Makers Fund and Taubman Capital. The capital will be used to grow Two Hat’s team, ramp up marketing and customer acquisition and develop additional capabilities...
Medical device startup SonoMotion nets $10 mln Series B
SonoMotion, a medical device startup, has secured $10 million in Series B funding. The investors were Advanced MedTech Holdings, MedVenture Partners Inc and BioVentures Investors.Read More
Boldstart collects over $112 mln for fourth fund
Boldstart Ventures has raised over $112 million for its fourth fund, according to an SEC filing. Based in New York City, Boldstart invests in enterprise software.Read More
Index Ventures leads Series A round for Cutover
London and New York City-based Cutover, a cloud-enabled work orchestration and observability platform, has secured $17 million in Series A funding. Index Ventures led the round.Read More
Threekit scores $20 mln Series A
Chicago-based Threekit, a product visualization software platform, has secured $20 million in Series A funding. Shasta Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Salesforce Ventures and former San Francisco 49ers Hall of Famer Steve Young.Read More
Xact Robotics reels in $36 mln
Xact Robotics, an Israel-based provider of robotics navigation and steering solutions for percutaneous image-guided procedure, has secured $36 million in funding. The investors included Chasing Value Asset Management Inc.Read More
Orbital Insight picks up $50 mln Series D
Palo Alto, California-based Orbital Insight, a provider of geospatial analytics software, has raised $50 million in Series D financing. Sequoia Capital and Clearvision Ventures led the round.Read More