Startups

Guild Education raises $157 million in Series D funding

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Illustration: Rebecca Zisser / Axios

Guild Education, a Denver-based education benefits platform for Fortune 1000 companies, raised $157 million in Series D funding led by General Catalyst at a $1 billion post-money valuation.

Why it matters: Guild's mission is to help workers catch the increasingly elusive American dream, by better enabling them to obtain degrees and credentials required for higher-paying jobs.

A food fight is taking place for Europe's delivery market

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Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

The fight for Europe's food delivery market — between players like Just Eat, Takeaway.com and Prosus — is beginning to look like a trust fall.

Why it matters: Their interactions reflect how many in the on-demand delivery space view consolidation as key to profitability and, in turn, long-term viability. What's now taking place in Europe will soon be exported to the U.S.