In a world where sensors are capturing ever-increasing amounts of data, being able to collect that high volume and measure it over time becomes increasingly important. InfluxData, the startup built on top of the open source time series database platform, announced it has received a $35 million Series C investment today led by Sapphire Ventures, the investment arm of enterprise software… Read More
Frank and Oak, the direct-to-consumer clothing brand based out of Canada, is today announcing the close of a $16 million USD Series C funding round led by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, with participation from Goodwater Capital and Investissement Québec. Frank and Oak launched in 2012 offering personalized menswear, with a recommendations newsletter that let users shop without… Read More
Travis VanderZanden. If you’ve been following the fast-changing transportation industry, it’s a name that may sound familiar. Until September 2016, VanderZanden was VP of growth at Uber and before that, COO of its fierce rival Lyft, which had acquired his on-demand car wash company, Cherry, in 2013. It was a dramatic few years for VanderZanden, once he joined the ride-hailing race.… Read More
According to serial entrepreneur Jeff Cavins, more than 35 million people each year look to rent an RV — 38 percent of them so-called millennials. Yet they often walk away from the experience empty-handed. The reason, he says: There are fewer than 100,000 commercially owned vehicles available from traditional rental services. Read More
Homebrew is announcing the close of its third fund. This time they’ve raised $90 million, an increase from $50 million in 2015 and $35 million for its debut fund in 2013. Led by Hunter Walk and Satya Patel, the seed stage venture firm has spent the past five years investing in U.S.-based startups at the onset. Several of its portfolio companies have gone on to raise significant… Read More
Stash, the micro-investing app that’s been a hit with first-time investors, announced today it has raised an additional $37.5 million in Series D funding in a round led by Union Square Ventures. Existing investors Breyer Capital, Coatue Management, Entree Capital, Goodwater Capital and Valar Ventures also participated. The company competes with a range of new investment apps –… Read More
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi continues to be a powerful fundraising figure for the Democratic Party. According to POLITICO, Pelosi raised nearly $50 million during 2017. Out of the $49.5 million total, $47.6 million went to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Pelosi raised these funds by holding 204 events in 43 cities. This is nearly […]
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XebiaLabs, the Boston-based software startup that helps companies automate DevOps functions, announced a healthy $100 million Series B investment led by Susquehanna Growth Equity and Accel. Today’s investment brings the total raised to $121.5 million. Derek Langone, Xebia’s CEO says they raised the money out of a desire to expand more rapidly. “You always want to raise money… Read More
Everton ready to dump £30 million defensive flop Michael Keane – originally posted on Sportslens.com
Everton are ready to offload £30 million defender Michael Keane.
The former Manchester United and Burnley stopper has failed to impress with the Toffees and manager Sam Allardyce will listen to offers for the 25-year-old.
Keane struggled to make the breakthrough at Old Trafford, but he did enjoy successful loan spells with Derby County, Leicester City and Blackburn Rovers.
He joined Burnley on loan in September 2014, before completing a permanent move for an undisclosed fee the following January.
Everton sealed a big money deal for Keane in July 2017, but the defender has rarely looked like living up to his lofty price tag.
Keane represented England at U19 and U21 level, before being called into the full England squad by interim manager Gareth Southgate for the World Cup qualifying matches against Malta and Slovenia in October 2016. He made his senior international debut in March 2017 in a friendly defeat against Germany.
Keane has been a major disappointment at Everton and a move elsewhere now seems inevitable.
Liverpool have joined the race to sign Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey.
Leverkusen have slapped a £100 million price tag on the 20-year-old who is being monitored by numerous Premier League clubs.
Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur have all regularly watched Bailey, but Liverpool are eager to add the Jamaican to their squad.
The Reds have been strongly linked with Monaco star Thomas Lemar, but manager Jurgen Klopp believes the forward will head elsewhere at the end of the season.
Bailey made his Belgian Pro League debut for Genk in August 2015 in a 3–1 away defeat against Sint-Truiden.
He joined Leverkusen in the 2016/2017 winter transfer window for a fee of €20 million, after interest from United and Chelsea.
Bailey has scored 10 goals in 22 appearances for Leverkusen this season, but he has already made it clear he wants to play in the Premier League.
“Of course I have a dream club, but I will not tell,” Bailey has said previously.
“Basically, England was and still is my dream. And if I keep working hard, I’m sure it will work someday.
“The change to Bayer was just the right step for my development.”