This week in funding news includes home shopping VR, Airbnb swallowing the GDP of a small country, vending machine tech and other fun stuff. Here’s what went down:
- Airbnb has finalized a $1.5 billion funding round that sets the company’s value at $25.5 billion, figures larger than previously reported. General Atlantic, Tiger Global Management and the China-based Hillhouse Capital Group led the round (Wall Street Journal).
- Alibaba and its affiliate Ant Financial are investing $1 billion in a joint venture, Koubei, targeting the “local services” delivery market in China.
- Earlier this year, the fantasy sports and gambling service DraftKings was set to take a $250 million investment from Disney. Well, that’s not happening anymore, but the major ESPN advertising deal attached to the investment is still on.
- Snowflake, the cloud-based data analytics startup founded and led by ex-Microsoft exec Bob Muglia, announced a $45 million round led by Altimeter Capital. This brings the company’s total funding to $71 million.
- Matterport enables users to scope out a potential home using virtual reality technology, and the company has now raised $30 million in a Series C investment led by Qualcomm’s investment arm (Fortune).
- Qwilt, which makes network equipment that’s designed to handle the growing demand for Internet video, raised a $25 million Series D round led by Disruptive.
- A company behind a guest sign-in app, Envoy, landed a $15 million investment from Andreessen Horowitz. The company looks to use the money to expand into enterprise (TechCrunch).
- Vending machine tech startup PayRange raised a $12 million Series A funding round led by Matrix Partners (Fortune).
- Auth0, a company specializing in user login and authentication technology, raised $6.9 million in a round led by Bessemer Venture Partners (GeekWire).
- Appuri, which collects data on customer usage to prevent users from abandoning a service, raised a $2 million seed round led by Divergent Ventures (GeekWire).
This article originally appeared on Recode.net.