Equifax stock tumbles 14% after credit score hack

 Credit score business Equifax revealed Thursday that 143 million people were compromised in a cyber attack. Social security numbers and other personally identifying information were accessed. And guess what, the stock market didn’t like it! The company lost about $2 billion in market cap Friday after tumbling nearly 14%.  Apparently, the company has known about the hack since July 29,… Read More

China’s UrWork invests in Indonesia’s ReWork via $3M deal as WeWork rivalry heats up

 UrWork, the unicorn that is competing with WeWork in China, is following its American rival’s lead by extending its reach in Southeast Asia after it took part in a $3 million funding round for Indonesia-based ReWork. The round, which is described as pre-Series A, was led by China-U.S. firm ATM Capital and Indonesia’s Convergence Ventures. UrWork was a participant alongside U.S.… Read More

Teralytics wants to tap telcos’ big data to help cities get smarter about Uber and Lyft

 Teralytics’s big data analytics platform is targeting government agencies and transport companies wanting to understand complex problems relating to human mobility — from how to relieve transport pressure points to monitoring urban air quality without the need for CO2 sensors. Just plug in telecos’ data to play… Read More

LiDAR maker Innoviz raises $65M from Delphi, Magna and more

 Innoviz, a company making LiDAR sensors to support the development and deployment of autonomous driving, has raised a new $65 million in Series B funding, from strategic partners and leading auto industry suppliers Delphi Automotive and Magna International, along with other investors. The vote of confidence from Magna and Delphi is especially noteworthy, however, because both stand ready to… Read More

European ‘social eating platform’ VizEat acquires U.S.-based EatWith

 VizEat, the European “social eating platform” that connects travellers and local hosts around authentic food experiences — such as dining in a local’s home, cooking classes, and food tours — has acquired EatWith, a similar startup headquartered in San Francisco. Read More

After scraping Monsanto deal, Deere agrees to buy precision farming startup Blue River for $305M

 Five months after abandoning its proposed purchase of Monsanto’s precision planting subsidiary due to anti-trust concerns, agricultural equipment giant Deere and Company announced that it will spend $305 million to acquire ag-tech startup Blue River Technology. Founded in 2011 and based in Sunnyvale, Blue River develops machine learning technology for precision farming and counts… Read More

23andMe hits $1.5B pre-money valuation in latest huge funding round

 Following up on the news of 23andMe’s huge upcoming financing round, TechCrunch has learned that the company is raising the new financing at a $1.5 billion pre-money valuation. This compares to a $1 billion valuation in its last private round.  Dan Primack over at Axios reported the same thing this morning, but we’ve heard from our sources the number is indeed accurate.… Read More

Turo raises $92M and acquires Daimler’s Croove car sharing business

 Turo has a new strategic partner in automaker Daimler, with ties solidified through both an investment by Daimler in the car sharing startup, and through the acquisition by Turo of Croove, Daimler’s own Turo-like subsidiary. The funding is part of a new $92 million Series D round raised by Turo, which was also led by South Korean giant SK Holdings, in addition to Daimler, and which… Read More