ACE Weekly News Roundup - Week 32
Week of August 7 - 13th, 2017
This week saw a few interesting updates from our portfolio companies, Expa and Space X. Also, Goldbely - the online platform helping restaurants deliver meals across the country, shared their insights on why their food delivery platform is unique compared to other food delivery apps in the market. And finally, TransferWise, the London-based money transfer company said on Thursday that it was joining Apple Pay in the U.S. and a handful of other countries.
1. SpaceX Is Now One of the World’s Most Valuable Privately Held Companies.
SpaceX, the rocket maker founded by billionaire Elon Musk, has raised up to $350 million in new financing and is now valued at around $21 billion, making it one of the most valuable privately held companies in the world. Check the story out here
2. Garrett Camp’s latest Expa project, Mix, aims to curate the web
3. TransferWise links with Apple Pay globally
Financial technology startup TransferWise will allow users around the world to send money internationally through its service using Apple Pay, in a bid to make transfers easier and more secure. This means users on Apple devices will no longer have to insert their payments card or bank account details to send money via TransferWise, but will be able to transfer funds through their Apple Pay account, speeding up the process. Check the story out here
4. Why Goldbely Thinks People Will Pay $300 for Barbecue
Goldbely - the “tech company” helping restaurants deliver meals across the country shares insights on why its food delivery platform is different than other food delivery apps on the market. Check the story out here