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Snack, where TikTok meets dating, gets $3.5 million in funding

13 days ago   |   By TechCrunch

After online dating's tremendous 2020 growth that culminated in last week's epic Bumble IPO, a new entrant has tossed its hat into the dating app ring.
Snack , founded by Kimberly Kaplan, looks to merge the popularity and format of TikTok with the dating world. Kaplan hails from Plenty of Fish, where she was one of the earliest employees at the dating site. She led product, marketing and revenue and was on the executive team that eventually sold PoF to Match Group for $575 million in 2015.
Kaplan said that she noticed a specific user behavior among folks using dating apps, particularly the...
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Creatio raises $68M as the low-code space keeps attracting huge checks

13 days ago   |   By TechCrunch

This morning Creatio , a Boston-based software company, announced that it has raised $68 million. Volition Capital , a growth-equity fund, led the round. The deal was a minority investment in the startup.
The deal is notable not merely thanks to its sheer size, but because up until today Creatio had bootstrapped. That's according to founder and CEO Katherine Kostereva , with whom TechCrunch caught up with last week regarding the investment.
Per Kostereva, her company's low-code platform helps other companies automate business processes. Creatio's competitive edge, she said, comes in part...
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Gophr, the U.K. last-mile delivery company, picks up £4M funding

13 days ago   |   By TechCrunch

Gophr , a U.K.-based last-mile delivery provider, has raised £4 million in funding, as it looks to invest in its product off the back of 300% revenue growth during the last 12 months.
Leading the round is pan-European B2B investor Nauta Capital. The company had previously raised £1 million in two rounds, including £500,000 from publicly-listed Auctus Alternative Investments.
Noteworthy, Gophr's co-founder and CEO, Seb Robert, tells me the 2015-founded company reached monthly net profitability around 3 years ago and was net profitable for the whole of last year. Like other delivery...
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