Database software company Couchbase eyes US IPO, valued more than $900M

In a statement database software company Couchbase Inc said, it plans on raising $161 million through an initial public offering, which could see the company valued at more than $900 million. As per its regulatory filing, Couchbase, whose investors include GPI Capital, North Bridge Venture Partners and Accel, plans on selling 7 million shares in…

Cloud Security firm Netskope valued at $7.5 billion, raises $300M in latest funding round

In a statement cloud security firm Netskope said, it was valued at $7.5 billion in its latest funding round led by existing investor ICONIQ Growth, wherein it raised $300 million. Other large existing investors of the company, including Accel, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Base Partners, Sequoia Capital Global Equities, Geodesic Capital, and Sapphire Ventures also participated…

Danish fintech platform Pleo raises $150M in latest funding round, valued at $1.7 billion

On Tuesday, Pleo, a Danish fintech platform which offers expense management tool and smart company cards, said it had raised $150 million from U.S. investment firms Bain Capital Ventures and Thrive Capital in its latest funding round which valued it around $1.7 billion. The company has more than 17,000 customers across Denmark, Sweden, Germany, the…

China-based WeRide deepens tech partnership with Nissan Motor

On Wednesday, in a statement, China-based autonomous driving startup WeRide, said will deepen its autonomous driving technology partnership with Nissan Motor and aims to raise $310 million in a new funding round which chasing a valuation of $3.3 billion. Guangzhou-headquartered WeRide, which is testing vehicles in California, did not disclose details on the size of the…

Electric-truck startup Rivian Automotive Inc chasing $70 billion valuation in potential IPO

Rivian Automotive Inc, an electric-truck startup is targeting a valuation of around $70 billion in its potential initial public offering later this year. Earlier this year in January, Amazon.com Inc and Ford Motor Co-backed Rivian had a valuation of $27.6 billion, following a $2.65-billion investment round led by T. Rowe Price. Rivian has hired advisers including…

South Korea’s Kakao Mobility secures $50.1M strategic investment from Google Inc

In a statement on Thursday, Kakao Corp, the parent of South Korea’s Kakao Mobility said, it has secured a strategic investment of $50.1 million (56.5 billion won) from Google. Kakao T, Kakao Mobility’s app, has registered user base of 28 million consumers, and offers South Korea’s most popular taxi-hailing service as well as other transportation…

Discord valued at $10 billion plus, as it explores selling itself

According to a report from VentureBeat, Discord Inc is exploring a sale that could value it at more than $10 billion. San Francisco-based Discord is in final negotiations with one party, said the report. The company does not comment on rumors or speculation, said Discord. The coronavirus-induced pandemic has boosted prospects of gaming companies with…

Israeli cybersecurity startup Axonius raises $100M in latest funding round, valuing it at $1.2 billion

In a statement cybersecurity startup Axonius said, it has raised $100 million through a private funding round which was led by New York-based growth equity firm Stripes; the funding round valued the startup at $1.2 billion. The funding round, which came less than a year after Axonius’ last raise saw the startup’s total funding touch…