The Accelerator Report on BizWireTV: Kobe Bryant Invests in Chinese Education Company and Pet Owners, Start Tracking Your Dog Walker’s Routes


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NEW YORK--()--On the latest BizWireTV Accelerator Report, Kobe Bryant commits to his promise of helping kids learn and grow with an investment into VIPKID, a Chinese education company. The investment comes from his new $100M fund, Bryant Stibel.

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Also featured in the episode is this week’s startup standout, announced “Rover Cards,” a new app that allows pet sitters and dog walkers to easily track and share information with owners, including when they arrived at the home, a GPS map of the dog’s walk, a personal message from the sitter, photos of the dog while in their care, and notes of any bathroom breaks along the way.

Now available on BizWireTV’s new home on Tempo, the show serves as a preview of upcoming IPOs, scheduled earnings announcements, recent funding announcements and trends to watch in the upcoming week.

This week’s episode features:

Kobe Bryant launches $100M investment fund

On the VC Watch:

Amazon Alexa Fund puts $35M into smart thermostat company ecobee

Autonomous tech giant, Quanergy raises $90M in Series B funding

This week’s startup standout:’s new “Rover Cards” allow pet owners to track dog walker’s routes

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The Accelerator Report on BizWireTV: Kobe Bryant Invests in Chinese Education Company and Pet Owners, Start Tracking Your Dog Walker’s Routes


Business Wire
Scott Fedonchik, +1-212-752-9600