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Around the World in a Blink - Jan'20

Updated: Jul 4, 2022

Peleton Fitness:

Peleton is a New York-based exercise equipment and media company found in 2012. It redefined the community fitness by letting people virtually do all the exercises right from their bedroom.

They leveraged personalization, content, product development, and exceptional service to create an almost unheard of 95% retention rate of what they call Connected Fitness Subscribers. The company listed its shares in Nasdaq and raised $1.16 billion at a $8 billion valuation.


Sweepr is a startup which aims to help companies offer better technical support for smart home products by analyzing the devices connected to someone’s home network and helping determine where the problem lies. The company swept up €8 million in new funding, at least some of which comes from a new strategic investor: Amazon’s Alexa Fund. is a Brooklyn-based startup which produces online courses, dynamically generated problem sets, and testing tools. Students pay $400 per course and, if they pass, are given fully transferable college credits from the University of Pittsburgh. raised $11.7 million in Series A funding in a round led by GSV Ventures. Tectonic Capital, Jackson Square Ventures, and Harrison Metal also participated in the round.

Founded in 2017, Bag on Board (aka, based in Madrid, picks up luggage, shuttles it to the airport and checks it in. Baggage is picked up by the traveler from the luggage carousel at the destination airport. The service starts at €15 for one bag, and €5 for each subsequent bag. raised €3 million in a new funding round. K Fund, TA Ventures, GAA Investments, & Big Sur Ventures invested in the deal, alongside angel investors like Andreas Mihalovits and Carlos Domingo.

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