Hope you all are having a great start to your week. Some really cool stuff for you below, hope you like it!
Newly Funded Startups
As you have seen from so many of my newsletters, telehealth is booming! And there is no stopping it. Ro is an awesome parent company that owns companies that offer digital health options for men and women, a smoking cessation product, a mail-order pharmacy, a weight-loss product, and a health guide. They are generating $250 million in annual revenue and just announced a new round of $200 million in funding.
Did you know that 80 billion pounds of food is thrown away each year in the U.S. and ~40% of the U.S. food supply is wasted every year? Yeah, me neither. Shelf Engine is on a mission to change that by offering an intuitive analytics engine that helps stores predict how much of each food item they should buy. They just announced a $12 million round of financing
Due to the pandemic, more people are skipping plane rides and seeking out more nature oriented adventure. Arrive is doubling down on that trend by offering a gear rental marketplace for outdoor activities (camping, hiking, skiing, etc). They just raised $4.75 million in seed funding.
FYI: if you see 2+ years of experience on a job post, apply anyway
Even is building a transparent, straightforward financial services business that makes it easier for everyone to plan ahead, pay down debt, and save. If you are interested in helping people take charge of their finances and offering a non-predatory financial alternative, definitely check out Even.
You’re most likely familiar with Square because you’ve most likely purchased something from a store or cafe that used Square’s point of sale system. Square offers all kinds of payment and financial tools for people running businesses. If that excites you, check out their role on the Customers team above.
It seems like the trend of this week’s newsletter is financial companies, I dig it! I am sure many have heard of Digit; they offer a super cool app that analyzes your spending and automatically saves the perfect amount every day, so you don't have to think about it. Sounds awesome, right? Well, check out their role above.
Tips & Tricks
If you see a company you like but don’t see any available positions on their careers page, go to their LinkedIn and click See all (number) of employees. Reach out to one or more of the employees who may be able to tell you more about the company and if there are any roles available that would fit your skillset.
Techcrunch compiled a directory of the most active and engaged investors in the VC industry today as recommended by founders. My recommendation: go through this list, maybe filter on the things you care about and visit each of the VC’s sites and check out their portfolio companies. Start reaching out to the right people at those companies.
Intersection Growth Partners curates this awesome list of Fintech companies. It has information like investors, location, number of employees, and much more. If Fintech excites you, check out the list, filter for what you care about, and start reaching out to those companies.
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