Oct 6, 2017

Docker is raising $75 million

Docker, a Silicon Valley-based maker of container software, has raised more than $61 million of a $75 million round, according to an SEC filing.

Deal details: Bloomberg reported in August that the company was seeking a valuation of $1.3 billion, up from the $1 billion valuation when it last raised funds in 2015. No investors are disclosed, although SAP cloud executive Robert Enslin is now listed as a director. Docker declined comment.

Background: Container software lets developers package select software applications together and run them on any machine without having to port over the entire operating system and environment. Although Docker helped popularize a new generation of container software, it has competition from groups like Mesosphere and Google's Kubernetes. In May, former Concur CEO Steve Singh took over the chief executive job as the company pushes to build a big business out of its open source software.

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Repatriated American citizens have doubled coronavirus cases in U.S.

Face mask discarded outside the Diamond Princess cruise ship. Photo: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images

The official number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the U.S. just doubled — to 34 — but public health officials are pointing out that these are mostly people who've been repatriated.

Why it matters: As concerns grow about a global pandemic, officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention want to make sure the message gets out: "We are not seeing community spread here in the United States," Nancy Messonnier says.

Bernie opens up massive lead among college students

Data: College Reaction; Note: ±3.4 margin of error; Chart: Axios Visuals

In the last two months, Bernie Sanders has surged 20 points among college students to become the group's clear 2020 favorite, according to a new College Reaction/Axios poll.

Why it matters: The numbers reflect the extent to which young Democratic voters are embracing socialism and rejecting moderate choices.

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