from Connie Loizos
PagerDuty, an eight-year-old, San Francisco-based company that sends companies information about their technology, doesn't receive a fraction of the press that other fast-growing enterprise software companies receive. In fact, though it counts as customers heavyweight companies like CapitalOne, Spotify, and Netflix; it employs 500 employees; and it has five offices around the world, it has largely operated out of the spotlight.
That's changing. For one thing, the company is now a so-called unicorn, after raising $90 million in a round led by Wellington and T. Rowe Price that brought its total funding to $173 million and its valuation to $1.3 [...]
from Connie Loizos
Roivant Sciences has had a bumpy couple of years, but that isn't stopping investors from pouring more money into the four-year-old company, which aims to one day be a giant holding company for dozens of independent biopharmaceutical spinoffs — and is fulfilling that vision by creating one independent company at a time.
Roivant's newest financing event: a $200 million raise at a post-money valuation of $7 billion, led by NovaQuest Capital Management, which is an investor in two of Roivant's companies; RTW Investments, a young investment firm focused on biopharma; and an unnamed “large U.S. insurance company,” according to a [...]
from Devin Coldewey
It was a dramatic moment during the FCC's net neutrality proceedings last December when the Commission's public meeting was abruptly evacuated and bomb squads moved in — all while thousands watched on the live stream. The person who called in that threat has just entered a guilty plea to that and numerous other crimes, including a SWAT hoax that killed a man last December.
Tyler Barriss is a Kansas resident who has racked up dozens of charges of swatting, calling in bomb threats, and other “pranks” that have proven to be anything but.
Swatting is the practice of calling the police [...]
The Gospels don't tell us how Jesus looked, but can ancient artworks like these fill in the blanks?[...]
from Karin Brulliard, The Washington Post
Here's what we know.[...]
As painless as wearing contacts, apparently.[...]
We've never seen anything like this.[...]