Allbirds CEO Joey Zwillinger on the startup's $100 million round, profitability, and SPAC mania

As people spend less time out and about and more time daydreaming about when a vaccine will arrive, lifestyle shoes are only gaining traction. One obvious beneficiary is Allbirds, the San Francisco-based maker of comfortable, sustainable kicks that launched in … Read more…

Stream, whose APIs help product teams build chat and activity feeds fast, just raised a $15 million Series A round

“It was really scary when [the virus] initially hit, because a lot of our smaller customers went out of business, which made us worry about what would happen to the larger ones,” recalls Thierry Schellenbach, who started Stream with Tommaso … Read more…

Coronavirus Update: Another Round of Stimulus Checks to Americans May Be on the Way

On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell revealed that Senate Republicans plan to support the direct payments in their next coronavirus relief proposal. House Democrats also met with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to push for more extra unemployment benefits due … Read more…

Trump appears to back another round of stimulus checks, though jumbled remarks make plan unclear

In comments to Fox Business, President Trump said he wants to offer bigger payments than Democrats envision but that he doesn’t want it to deter employment. A White House spokesman declined to clarify what the president meant on Wednesday. Business … Read more…

CFDA names second round of A Common Thread grant recipients, additional support for U.S. fashion community

The second round will see a total of $ 2,015,000 distributed, of which $ 1,015,000 will go to 36 companies, including 18 fashion and accessories brands, 13 retailers, three factories, and two other businesses.  News – FashionNetwork.com USA BEST DEAL … Read more…

DroneBase nabs $7.5 million in a slight down round to double down on its work in renewable energy

DroneBase, a Los Angeles-based provider of drone pilots for industrial services companies, has raised $ 7.5 million during the pandemic to double down on its work with renewable energy companies. While chief executive Dan Burton acknowledged that the company was … Read more…

KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: What’s In The Next Round Of COVID-19 Relief?

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News @jrovner Read Julie's Stories Rebecca Adams CQ Roll Call @RebeccaAdamsDC Read Rebecca's Stories Joanne Kenen Politico @JoanneKenen Read Joanne's Stories House Democrats are moving ahead … Read more…