Munchery, a San Francisco-based service for ordering quick microwavable meals, has closed an $85 million funding round, The Wall Street Journal reports.
The round, which was led by previous investors SherpaVentures and Menlo Ventures, values Munchery at around $300 million.
Munchery differs from competitors because it delivers its meals cold, making it easier to deliver a larger number of meals over a wider area.
Snapchat invests in shopping app Spring
Messaging app Snapchat is investing in the company which created shopping app Spring, Re/code reports.
The investment follows Snapchat’s move last November to introduce a money transfer feature. That feature requires users to connect a debit card to the app. As a consequence, building some form of shopping into the app seems like a natural progression.
Neither Snapchat nor Spring were willing to comment.
Tinder experimenting with music purchases
Matchmaking app Tinder has signed a new partnership with musician Zedd to promote his album, Adweek reports.
Tinder users that see his profile and swipe right will receive a link to download his new album. A Tinder spokesperson told Adweek the startup has been experimenting with similar partnerships with Twentieth Century Fox, E! and New York’s Urban Mudder event.
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