The pitch deck timeshare booking startup Koala used to nab $3.4 million

  • Koala, a timeshare marketplace that is attempting to bring Airbnb-style digital marketplace to the old-school timeshare industry, launched in August of this year. 
  • Earlier this year, the company raised a $3.4 million Series A round from real estate investors Ira Lubert and Dean Adler.
  • The company provided Business Insider with a copy of the pitch deck it used to raise that Series A round. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Short-term rental startup Koala launched an online marketplace for timeshares in August, hoping to bring Airbnb-style digital transformation to a decidedly old-school form of travel.

The company raised a $3.4 million Series A round in March, which funded the launch. KOALA got the funding just as the coronavirus pandemic shut down much of the world’s economy, and was led by real estate investors Ira Lubert and Dean Adler, the founders of private equity real estate fund Lubert-Adler.

Timeshares, which

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Wawa-anchored shopping center west of Delray sells for $13.25 million

Mike Diamond
 |  Special to The Post

A Wawa-anchored shopping plaza west of Delray Beach that opened just 15 months ago has sold for $13.25 million. The per-square footage price is $515.  

“We had no intention of selling the shopping center, which is fully leased but we got an unsolicited offer that we decided to accept,” said Ross Feurring, a spokesman for Boca Raton-based Banyan Development.

The company is looking to reinvest the proceeds from the sale into another project in Palm Beach County, Feurring said, adding that he expects to be able to make an announcement by February. 

The new owner of the 25,720-square-foot plaza at the southwest corner of State Road 7 and West Atlantic Avenue is 441 Atlantic Realty LLC of Port Jefferson, N.Y.

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Thangs Grows to 10K Registered Users and 1 Million 3D Model Uploads in Six Weeks

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Physna, Inc., the world leader in geometric search technology, is pleased to announce the rapid continued growth of the Thangs community. In just six weeks, the Thangs community has surpassed 10,000 registered users, and more than one million 3D models have been uploaded by the fast-growing Thangs community.

Thangs, the world’s most powerful search engine and collaboration platform for 3D models, launched in mid-August to provide groundbreaking tools for 3D model designers, engineers and 3D printing enthusiasts around the world. The platform’s rapid growth and adoption rate have helped Thangs grow more powerful since its launch last month: Every 3D model uploaded to Thangs helps its core technology understand the physical world even better.

“Thangs was created to address a huge void in search, collaboration and productivity tools for 3D model creators, and the way it has resonated with that community in such

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New pro-Trump super PAC of moms forms, spending $3 million to win over suburban women

A new pro-Trump super PAC will spend $3 million on a national ad campaign aiming to turn suburban women concerned about neighborhood violence into voters for President Trump.

Moms for Safe Neighborhoods is hoping the trope of the ‘soccer mom’ is replaced with the ‘safety mom’ in 2020 and is leveraging recent rioting to help Mr. Trump persuade suburban women to his column. Mothers for Safe Neighborhoods is led by Jessica Anderson, a former aide to the Trump White House and executive director of Heritage Action for America.

“Mothers for Safe Neighborhoods (MOMS) is a group of mothers horrified at the violence and see President Trump as the only candidate who can keep their families safe,” Ms. Anderson said in a statement. “While Biden and Democrats are discussing how to divert resources from the police and waiting months to call out violence, MOMS supports President Trump standing with law enforcement

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Harlem’s Fashion Row Announces the Recipients of the Icon 360 x A Common Thread $1 Million Grant

In June, Vogue and the CFDA announced that they were awarding a $1 million grant to Harlem’s Fashion Row’s Icon 360 fund. The support was provided by A Common Thread, which launched earlier this year in response to fashion businesses crumbling during the pandemic. Harlem’s Fashion Row founder Brandice Daniel began the Icon 360 fund in May to help provide visibility and financial support to BIPOC-owned designers who are often overlooked by the industry and were struggling financially through the pandemic. Over the years, Daniels and her team have worked tirelessly not only for their organization to be recognized by fashion leaders around the country and the world but also to shine a light on the vast talent and creativity of the BIPOC community.

Today, Daniels, Vogue, and the CFDA’s A Common Thread initiative are revealing the 27 recipients of the $1 million grant. The money will be split into

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Ronald Perelman’s RetailMeNot to Sell to J2 Global for $420 Million

Ronald Perelman’s MacAndrews & Forbes Inc. is planning to sell online coupon company RetailMeNot Inc. to an internet information and services company for around $420 million.

RetailMeNot agreed to sell its assets to J2 Global Inc. in a transaction expected to close in the fourth quarter, according to a statement Tuesday. Discount drug company RxSaver, which is housed under the RetailMeNot umbrella, has also been up for sale but isn’t part of the transaction, according to people with knowledge of the plans who asked not to be identified.

RetailMeNot partners with than 5,000 retailers including Macy’s Inc., Sephora, and Best Buy Co., according to its website. It compiles coupon codes and cash-back options for customers shopping online and in stores.

J2 Global’s portfolio includes Mashable, Humble Bundle, Speedtest, PCMag,, Spiceworks, Everyday Health, BabyCenter and eFax, according to the statement.

RetailMeNot held sale discussions with interested buyers including private equity

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Sisu: Cosmetic surgery startup raises $5.5 million for US expansion

  • Sisu, a new chain of beauty clinics founded out of Ireland, has raised $5.5 million in Series A VC funding from Greycroft and Bullpen Capital. 
  • Sisu’s clinics offer Botox, anti-wrinkle injections, and teeth whitening, and other aesthetic procedures.
  • “People are increasingly getting procedures done not for vanity but because they want to change subtle features,” Sisu cofounder Dr Brian Cotter told Business Insider in an interview.  
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Beauty disruptor Sisu has raised $5.5 million in Series A funding from Greycroft and Bullpen Capital. 

Sisu, founded out of Ireland, is a chain of beauty clinics that offers aesthetic procedures such as Botox, anti-wrinkle injections, and teeth whitening.

Despite its clinics closing during the main months of the coronavirus pandemic, Sisu is confident that it can succeed in a market which is set to be worth $15.9 billion by 2025, per Markets and Markets.

“People are

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Mice Model Market Size growing at 5.7% CAGR to hit USD 1308.2 million by 2025

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Sep 29, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
Selbyville, Delaware, Growth forecast report ” Mice Model Market size by Product Type (Inbred, Knockout and Hybrid), By Application (Cancer Research, Inflammation Of The Research, Diabetes Research, Cardiovascular Disease Research and Other), By Region Outlook (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America & Middle East and Africa), Top Manufacturer, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast 2020-2025 added by Market Study Report LLC.

The global Mice Model market size is expected to gain market growth in the forecast period of 2020 to 2025, with a CAGR of 5.7% in the forecast period of 2020 to 2025 and will expected to reach USD 1308.2 million by 2025, from USD 1046.4 million in 2019.

The Mice Model market report provides a detailed analysis of global market size, regional and country-level market

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Hinesville jewelry heist nets burglars upwards of a million dollars in jewelry – News – Savannah Morning News

Kay’s Jewelry store in Hinesville was the target of burglars early Friday morning which netted the burglars upwards of a million dollars in stolen jewelry.

According to Hinesville Police Department Detective Tracy Howard, the burglary took place sometime after midnight at the Kay’s Jewelry store located on the 800 block of west Oglethorpe Highway.

Howard said officers from the HPD responded to a call of an alarm going off at the store. When officers arrived on scene they walked around the business saw nothing missing. The responding officer then notified 911 to have the manager of the store come in and reset the alarm and to inspect the store.

According to Howard, the manager was on vacation and was never notified by the call center contracted to monitor the business, nor was any other employee notified

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$1 million jewelry heist under investigation in Hinesville

Hinesville Police are trying to track down the thieves who carried out a heist that netted them upwards of a million dollars in jewelry.

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It’s not often you hear about thieves getting away with over a million dollars worth of jewelry, but that’s exactly what happened Friday at the Kay jewelers in Hinesville.

And that store was closed Monday afternoon as the investigation into the incident continues.

According to Hinesville Police, the jewelry heist took place shortly after midnight on Friday morning.

Officers who responded to the alarm saw nothing in their initial investigation. It wasn’t until employees showed up at the business about 10:00 a.m. Friday morning that they discovered a hole in the roof and the jewelry missing from the safe.

And this may not be the only such

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