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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

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, Rover.com 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:

Rover.com’s new “Rover Cards” allow pet owners to track dog walker’s routes

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 .

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BizWireTV Accelerator Report: Sunday at 3:00 pm ET

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