Remitly Raises $38.5M More to Take on Western Union, Passes $1B Transferred Annually
Remittances are a huge business, with $582 billion transferred in 2015 and $432 billion of that sent specifically to emerging markets, according to the World Bank. Today, one of the bigger startups in the field has raised some funds of its own to help it better tap the opportunity, and better rival established players like Western Union and others like WorldRemit and PayPal’s Xoom.
Flatiron Health Announces Strategic Relationships with Celgene and Amgen to Further Advance Personalized Medicine for Cancer Patients
Flatiron Health today announced an expansion of its relationships with Celgene Corporation and Amgen Inc. Through individual agreements, Celgene and Amgen will collaborate with Flatiron Health with the goals of accelerating clinical research, advancing personalized medicine and enhancing treatment options for cancer patients.
Google VP Torrence Boone Joins Pond5 Board as Company Becomes the First Royalty-Free Marketplace to Surpass 5 Million Videos
Pond5, a global community for buying and selling digital media and video assets, announced today that Google VP of Global Agency Sales and Services Torrence Boone is joining the team as a Board member.
Behind the Scenes of the New Pond5 Brand
Yesterday, we flipped the switch on something we’ve been working on behind the scenes for quite some time now: the completely redesigned, reinvented Pond5. As part of our commitment to promoting and enabling creativity, our mission to innovate within our industry leads us to constantly think about and work toward new solutions for artists and creators worldwide.
$2 Billion Has Been Raised on GoFundMe
Two billion dollars has been raised on the crowdfunding platform GoFundMe. It took five years for the personal crowdfunding site to reach the first billion-dollar threshold, but only nine months for the site to hit the second billion, according to a post from CEO Rob Solomon published this week.
Flatiron Health's $175M Boost Underscores Investor Confidence In Cancer Therapies
While public market volatility in China raises concerns that a new financial crisis is on the horizon, a huge cash boost to Flatiron Health underscores investor confidence in the private sector.