Free streaming service Tubi TV grabs $20 million in new funding

 San Francisco-based Tubi TV has raised an additional $20 million for its advertising supported streaming service for TV and movies. Investors in the round are betting on the fact that the next big streaming competitor won’t be a direct rival to Netflix and others with a subscription-based business model, but rather a free service that offers a wide variety of titles for free viewing.… Read More

Cover raises $1.6 million to make in-law units easy to add to any back yard

 Whether you call them granny units, in-laws or backyard studios, accessory dwelling units are rising in popularity in the US, in part due to new regulations that make it easier to obtain permits to build them in California.
Now, a startup called Cover Technologies Inc. has raised $1.6 million in seed funding to give accessory dwelling units a high-tech makeover. General Catalyst and Khosla… Read More

Cabify nets $100M to take on Uber in Latin America, reportedly raising $400M more

 One more regional on-demand transport startup is raising a big round of funding to fortify itself for the next phase of competition against the likes of Uber and incumbent taxi firms. Cabify, the ride-sharing startup that operates in Latin America, Spain and Portugal, has raised just under $100 million in new funding ($99,999,994 to be exact), according to a Form D SEC filing for Maxi… Read More

Signal Sciences lands $15 m investment to help secure DevOps world

Blocks of servers in cloud data center. Signal Sciences, a venture backed startup that wants to help companies secure their web apps in a modern DevOps context, announced a $15 million round today led by CRV with participation from Harrison Medal, Index Ventures and OATV. The company founders started at Etsy, which helped pioneer the DevOps idea, and while they were there, they found that securing a product that was changing… Read More

RedLock emerges from stealth to protect customers from faulty cloud configurations

Cloud network servers concepts The major cloud infrastructure vendors know a thing or two about securing their platforms, but they still can’t protect their customers against user configuration error. That’s where RedLock, a startup emerging from stealth today comes in. It can warn you or fix a user error that could expose your data. Clearly, the cloud vendor has primary responsibility to ensure that the… Read More

Online review startup Podium has raised a fat new $32 million round from Accel and GV

 Podium, a Utah-based enterprise software company specializing in customer review management has pulled in an over-subscribed $32 million Series A round, led by Accel Partners. Several sources close to the matter told us about this round, which we wrote about yesterday in an article about Utah-based Peak Ventures. However, Podium has now confirmed the numbers to TechCrunch. We were previously… Read More