Vroom enters the public market as an essential e-commerce company

Dear Alpha friends, We’re thrilled with the performance at Vroom, our first IPO. Over the last year, Vroom grew 40% to $1.4 billion in sales. If you are in the market to buy or sell a recent model car, we recommend Vroom. 

Plus we hope to see you at our 4th Essential Economy Webinar on June 23rd at 12:00 (noon) EDT. Register as space limited.
Steve, Brian, Dan, Nick & team


SOSV, Rethink, CityLight, Creative and RTP Ventures bring essential CEOs and ideas
 

Please join our 4th Essential Economy webinar on June 23rd, at 12noon EDT, to hear talks focused on the Essential Enterprise by Creative Venture’s Alex Luce, and RTP’s Gyan Kapur. In our series, VC Partners each bring a founder whose company is growing in 2020. About 60 LPs, VCs, investors join, network, ask questions, and meet in break out rooms.


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GoPuff and Coupang, our “essential e-commerce” companies, make Disruptor 50
CNBC

 
In the eighth annual Disruptor 50 list, CNBC identifies private companies whose breakthroughs are influencing business and market competition at an accelerated pace. They are poised to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic with tech platforms that have the power to dominate. The Disruptor 50 are at the epicenter of a world changing in previously unimaginable ways, turning ideas in cybersecurity, education, health IT, logistics/delivery, fintech and agriculture into a new wave of billion-dollar businesses. 


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“Ro dips into skincare with new prescription dermatology line”
mobihealthnews

 
Customers will now be able to use the services to get eczema treatment, as well as prescription antiperspirant and dandruff shampoo. The company will also be rolling out a “nightly defense skincare” that is a custom prescription skincare product based on lifestyle factors, skincare goals and age.


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“Kevin Low of Gecko Robotics has designed ventilator splitters that can be printed on 3D printers that allow one ventilator to be used by two, three. or four patients simultaneously”
Yahoo Finance

 
Most estimates show the U.S. has fewer than 100,000 mechanical ventilators nationwide, but nearly 10 times that number may be needed to treat the victims of COVID-19. Kevin Low of Gecko Robotics has designed ventilator splitters that can be printed on 3D printers that allow one ventilator to be used by two, three. or four patients simultaneously, potentially quadrupling the number of ventilators available for those most severely impacted by COVID-19.


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