Good morning, dear readers! We are in transit this morning so have a very streamlined version of SVC for you today that we’ll call SVC Lite because we are dorks. We had a great time last night at our Palo Alto event with our guests Zander Lurie of SurveyMonkey, Hunter Walk of Homebrew, Kim Malone Scott of Radical Candor, and Marc Andreessen of Andreessen Horowitz. We greatly appreciated everyone’s time, and we’re going to have a bunch of follow-up coverage for you as soon as we’re up and running (including, we think, the entire interview with Andreessen). In the meantime, here’s a story in TechCrunch and another in Bloomberg about the night.
Hope you have a terrific weekend. See you back here Monday.
Top News in the A.M.
G Suite? Er, you sure about this, Google?
Dozr, a year-old, Ontario, Canada-based online marketplace that enables contractors to earn income by renting their underutilized construction equipment to other operators, has raised $1.9 million led by Fair Ventures, an investment and innovation unit within Fairfax Financial Holdings. TechCrunch has more here.
Home Chef, a 3.5-year-old, Chicago, Il.-based fresh ingredient and recipe delivery service, has just announced that it’s raised a new $40 million round of funding atop the $10 million round that the company raised earlier this year. It was led by L Catterton, the private equity firm formed by the recent merger of Catterton with the PE arm of luxury conglomerate LVMH. TechCrunch has more here.
Prowler.io, a months-old, Cambridge, U.K.-based company that’s building a platform that can be used by makers of autonomous systems to help those machines think and learn to make better decisions, has raised £1.5 million ($2 million) from Passion Capital, Amadeus Capital and Singapore’s Infocomm Investments. TechCrunch has more here.
Remitly, a five-year-old, Seattle mobile-remittance company, has raised $38.5 million in new funding that includes both equity and debt financing from Silicon Valley Bank and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group. The Seattle Times has more here.
Laurene Powell Jobs, already a major investor in the Walt Disney Company and Apple, said this morning that her company, Emerson Collective, has taken a minority stake in Anonymous Content, a prominent production and talent management company behind the fabulous (and frustrating!) “Mr. Robot.” Dealbook has more here.
Attention attorneys: Google Capital is looking for a corporate attorney to focus on investment transactions and provide general legal support and analysis for Google Capital and its portfolio companies. The job is in Mountain View, Ca.
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Aston Martin makes a yacht. (Who knew?)