WestJet to purchase Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners
WestJet has entered into a  definitive purchase agreement with The Boeing Company for up to 20 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner...
Jeff Harmening Named Chief Executive Officer of General Mills
General Mills board of directors has elected Jeffrey L. Harmening Chief Executive Officer of the company, effective June 1, 2017. The board...
Carvana Continues Rapid Growth While Revolutionizing the Car Buying Industry
Carvana, the leading national online auto retailer and creator of the world’s first coin-operated Car Vending Machine, closed a...
Samsung Makes Huge Investment in Hot LA Start-Up
Interlude, a media and technology company that is pioneering a new kind of video that responds to a person’s emotions and interests, announces that Samsung Ventures has made a strategic investment in the company. The intent is to explore the integration of Interlude’s platform for streaming interactive video with... Read more
Omaze Raises $9M in Funding Led by FirstMark Capital
Omaze (www.omaze.com), a charitable giving platform,  has closed a $9M Series A led by FirstMark Capital and including participation from early seed and angel investors: Michael Eisner’s Tornante Company, Vayner/RSE, Warby Parker co-founder and co-CEO Dave Gilboa, Boulevard Capital’s Dave Leyrer, CrossCut Ventures, FFVC and entrepreneur and philanthropist, Adam... Read more
Anthony Bourdain Invests in Food & Travel Startup, Roads & Kingdoms
Anthony Bourdain, America’s favorite chef and TV host, is now an investor and Editor-At-Large for Roads & Kingdoms. Bourdain made this announcement Wednesday that he has committed to this three-year-old digital magazine that publishes content about travel food and culture. Roads & Kingdoms will publish anything from the brewing... Read more
StreetShares Secures $200M For Veteran-Owned Small Businesses
StreetShares, the peer-to-peer (P2P) lending marketplace for small business loans, announced commitments from Direct Lending Investments, Community Investment Management (CIM)and Eagle Bank Corp for more than $200 million in funding to back loans on the StreetShares marketplace, with a focus on funding veteran-owned small businesses. Direct Lending Investments, a... Read more
AppsFlyer Raises $20 Million To Become The Mobile Advertising Measurement and Attribution Analytics Industry Standard   Series B funding led by Fidelity Growth Partners Europe, with participation from existing investors Magma Venture Partners and Pitango Venture Capital
By Matt McAllister AppsFlyer, a leading mobile advertising measurement platform raised $20 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Fidelity Growth Partners Europe (FGPE), the venture and growth capital arm of Fidelity Worldwide Investment, focusing on high growth businesses, with participation from AppsFlyer’s existing investors, Magma... Read more