English learning app ELSA lands $15 million Series B for international growth and its B2B platform – ITPro.works

Speaking is one of the hardest parts of learning a new language, especially if you don’t have someone to practice with regularly. ELSA is an app that helps by using … Read More

Rapid growth in 2020 reveals OKR software market’s untapped potential – ITPro.works

Last year, a number of startups building OKR-focused software raised lots of venture capital, drawing ITPro.works’s attention. Why is everyone making software that measures objectives and key results? we wondered … Read More

Signal’s Brian Acton talks about exploding growth, monetization and WhatsApp data-sharing outrage – ITPro.works

Brian Acton is crossing paths again with Facebook. Over more than a decade of building and operating WhatsApp, the company’s co-founder first competed against and then sold his instant messaging … Read More

Early DoorDash investor Saar Gur makes the case for 10x growth from here – ITPro.works

The stunning debut of the food delivery company DoorDash on the public market this week has plenty of people puzzled. While undeniably fast-growing, the unprofitable delivery company has come under … Read More

Tech growth fund Highland Europe raises €700M to ‘double-down’, strengthens team – ITPro.works

Highland Europe — the tech growth fund best known for backing high profile late-stage startups like GetYourGuide, Huel, WeTransfer, Wolt and Zwift — has closed its fourth fund, raising €700M … Read More

Steve Case’s Revolution is targeting $500 million for its fourth growth fund – ITPro.works

Revolution, the Washington, D.C.-based investment firm founded by AOL cofounder CEO Steve Case and former AOL senior exec Ted Leonsis, is raising $500 million for its fourth fund, shows a … Read More