Online bank Aspiration raises $47 million; Dreamscape Immersive partners with Nickelodeon for virtual reality project; and Sophia Amoruso’s digital media firm Girlboss raises another $2 million.
Online banking startup Aspiration, which provides a checking account that earns 1 percent interest, raised a $47 million round, TechCrunch reports. Investors in the round included Allen and Company, Omidyar Network, Alpha Edison, AGO Partners, Reyl & Cie, and Capricorn Investments, as well as individual investors such as actor Orlando Bloom and Los Angeles Clippers coach “Doc” Rivers.
Location-based virtual reality company Dreamscape Immersive teamed up with Nickelodeon to produce a virtual-reality experience based on Nickelodeon’s intellectual property, Variety reports. The startup also raised $10 million from investors including Nickelodeon, Majid Al Futtaim, VRSense Solutions Limited and Image Nation Abu Dhabi.
Sophia Amoruso’s digital media firm Girlboss raised another $2 million, WWD reports. The round was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners and included Gary Vaynerchuk, co-founder and chief executive officer of digital agency VaynerMedia, and entertainment management firm Atom Factory.
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