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VR is the Real Deal and a Top Airline Makes a Strategic Move on the Latest BizWireTV Accelerator Report

Investors are showing they believe in the future of virtual reality and JetBlue makes its first strategic investment on the latest episode of BizWireTV’s Accelerator Report. 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.

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This week’s episode features:

Slice Labs raises $3.9M Seed Round led by Horizons Ventures and XL Innovate | Tweet this!

Checkr raises $40 million Series B led by Y Combinator Continuity Fund | Tweet this!

JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) Technology Ventures selects FLYR as its first strategic investment | Tweet this!

This week’s startup standout:

FOVE, Inc. raises $11 million in Series A funding | Tweet this!

BizWireTV and BizWireTV Accelerator Report are hosted by Erin Ade . Tune in to watch Erin's reports for BizWireTV each Sunday and Friday on BizWireTV’s new home on Tempo .

The weekly schedule for BizWireTV episodes:

BizWireTV: Friday at 6:00 am ET

BizWireTV Accelerator Report: Sunday at 3:00 pm ET

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