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MapAnything gets $42.5 million to expand "Location-of-Things" services

Charlotte based MapAnything, a provider of location services for the likes of Pendo, Maritim Hotels, Lunchr, Dyax and Valvoline just closed on $42.5 million Series C funding from new investors GM Ventures, GlobalTranz CEO Andrew Leto and existing investors Salesforce Ventures, Greycroft, Harbert Growth Partners, and David Stern.

As part of this investment, Andrew Leto will be joining the company's board. MapAnything is aiming to expand ledership in what is dubbed as the "Location-of-Things" market. It provides location services for various industries ranging from Fleet Management Software Solutions to Data for prospecting & lead Generation to guides for Multi-day Routing Optimization and several others.


It currently offers these solutions to to some of the world's largest financial, manufacturing and CPG companies in the Fortune 500 and Forbes Global 2,000. It'll make use of this funding to to expand its reach in key markets, broaden its developer community …

Lyft tops LinkedIn's 50 most sought-after startups in the U.S. amid other top names

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U.S. ride-hailing giant Lyft has topped LinkedIn's recently unveiled list of the most sought after startups in the U.S. on its network marking strong confidence in its ecosystem by diverse people in the tech job scene.

The San Francisco headquartered company which also maintains 19 other offices now controls 35% of the U.S. ride-hailing market up from 20% in 2016 having reaped from its efforts to court more customers as it takes on its no 1 competitor and global ride-hailing leader Uber.

Lyft has raised $4.3 billion in total and is currently valued at $15.1 billion being one of the highest valued in the global scene while counting over 3,000 employees across its offices.

Other notable startups also landed on the list with the likes of Coinbase, Zoox, Bumble, Noodle.ai, Bird, Robinhood, Ripple, Rubrik, Puls, Aurora, Flexport, Root, Snowflake Computing, Cohesity, Katerra and Drive.ai also taking spots.

In numerical other, Here is the full list:
  1. Lyft
  2. Halo Top Creamery
  3. Coinbase
  4. Noodle.ai
  5. Bird
  6. Robinhood
  7. Ripple
  8. Glossier
  9. Aurora Innovation
  10. Rubrik
  11. Puls
  12. TripActions
  13. Flexport
  14. Ellevest
  15. Outreach
  16. Samsara
  17. Argo AI
  18. Root Insurance Company
  19. InVision
  20. Snowflake Computing
  21. Zoox
  22. Drift
  23. Aha!
  24. Affirm
  25. Gemini Trust Company
  26. ConsenSys 
  27. Clutch 
  28. Databricks 
  29. Allbirds 
  30. Away 
  31. BlueVoyant 
  32. Convoy 
  33. UnitedMasters 
  34. Plenty 
  35. Drive.ai 
  36. The Wing 
  37. Solovis 
  38. Enjoy 
  39. Bumble 
  40. Skift 
  41. Glint 
  42. Thrive Global
  43. Outdoor Voices 
  44. Cohesity 
  45. Formation 
  46. Katerra 
  47. Axoni 
  48. Harri 
  49. CrowdStrike
  50. Highspot

As stated, Notable names here include firms leading in respective fields with some being unicorns having raised vast amount of funding. Root Insurance closed a $100 million round last month, InVision recently partnered with Atlassian and CrowdStrike raised $200 million at a $3 billion valuation roughly 3 months ago. Along with these, other startups on the list which are heavily funded include Cohesity, Katerra, Affirm, Zoox, Argo AI, Bird, Snowflake, Coinbase, Aurora and Rubrik.



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