Posted in europe Fundings & Exits Perlego Startups TC Tech

Perlego raises $4.8M for its ‘Spotify for textbooks’

Perlego, which has been dubbed the ‘Spotify for textbooks,’ has closed $4.8 million in finding. Leading the round is ADV, with participation from existing angel…

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Posted in europe Fundings & Exits Startups TC Tech Unmortgage

Unmortgage scores £10M seed round to offer ‘part-own, part-rental’ housing

“Unmortgage enables everyone to live in the home they want to, that’s our mission,” Unmortgage co-founder and CEO Ray Rafiq-Omar tells me. “We do that…

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Posted in armstrong battery ventures blockchain brian armstrong ceo coinbase cryptocurrencies cryptography Draper Associates Greylock Partners Money section 32 Spark Capital Startups TC Tech

Coinbase’s Brian Armstrong: ‘I’d love to run a public company’

Brian Armstrong, the CEO of cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase, wants to take his company public — maybe on the blockchain. Onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF…

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Posted in Battlefield Disrupt disrupt sf disrupt sf 2018 forethought Startups Tech TechCrunch unbound

And the winner of Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF 2018 is… Forethought

At the very beginning, there were 21 startups. After three days of incredibly fierce competition, we now have a winner. Startups participating in the Startup…

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Posted in Battlefield disrupt sf 2018 health IVF mira Startups TC Tech

Mira launches a device for more accurate fertility testing in the home

Mira, launching today at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018, is a new device that aims to help women who are struggling to conceive. The Mira Fertility…

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Posted in Startups Tech

Denver, Austin & Miami are the top upcoming tech startup markets, says Sound Ventures

Ashton Kutcher’s VC firm, Sound Ventures, believes there’s opportunity for investment outside of Silicon Valley. Specifically, the firm pegs Denver, Austin and Miami as the most…

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Posted in BetaWorks Startups TC Tech

Here are the six startups participating in Betaworks LiveCamp

Betaworks this morning revealed this list of six startups participating in its fourth Camp accelerator program. Launched in 2016, the program brings together a collection…

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Posted in fraud Fundings & Exits Medical Startups TC Tech Theranos

WSJ reports that Theranos will finally dissolve

Theranos is reportedly finally closing down for good, nearly three years after a Wall Street Journal investigation called its blood testing technology into question. The…

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Posted in apps Fundings & Exits Headspace meditation self-care Startups TC Tech voice

Meditation app Headspace bets on voice and AI with Alpine.AI acquisition

Headspace, a meditation app with 31 million users that is valued at $320 million, is doubling down on voice and A.I. technology to help differentiate…

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Posted in Africa internet service providers Recent Funding Startups TC Tech Tizeti Y Combinator

Expanding its internet service to more countries in Africa, Tizeti raises $3 million

Tizeti, the Nigerian internet service provider behind the brand Wifi.com.ng, has raised $3 million in a new round of funding as it expands its unlimited internet…

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Posted in Clothing eCommerce marketplace Startups TC Tech Vinted

Behind the turnaround that netted Vinted €50 million

It was May 2016 when Thomas Plantenga got the call. He was living in New York and working on projects with Fabrice Grinda — the…

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Posted in acquisition ambient intelligence berlin deutsche telekom device management energy efficiency europe Exit Fundings & Exits Hardware insurance Internet of Things IoT Kleiner Perkins Munich Re relayr risk management Startups Tech

Munich Re buys IoT middleware startup, relayr, in deal worth $300M

Berlin based Internet of Things (IoT) startup relayr, whose middleware platform is geared towards helping industrial companies unlock data insights from their existing machinery and…

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Posted in Enterprise europe Fundings & Exits Startups TC Tech Tresorit

Encrypted cloud storage and collaboration company Tresorit secures €11.5M Series B

Tresorit, the Swiss-Hungarian company that provides end-to-end encrypted “file sync and sharing” for businesses, has closed €11.5 million in Series B financing. The round is…

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Posted in europe Fundings & Exits shine Startups Tech

Shine grabs $9.3 million to build a bank for freelancers

French startup Shine is raising a $9.3 million (€8 million) Series A round. The company is building an alternative to traditional bank accounts for freelancers…

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Posted in artificial intelligence blockchains Brian Behlendorf chief technology officer Co-founder computing cryptocurrencies Cryptocurrency decentralization Distributed Ledger Emerging-Technologies ethereum ethereum foundation Gert Sylvest Hyperledger jutta steiner linux linux foundation LONDON mithril capital Parity Technologies SAN FRANCISCO start-up Startups TC Tech Technology tradeshift World Economic Forum

Peep the future of distributed ledgers with the leaders of Hyperledger, Parity Technologies and Tradeshift

As cryptocurrencies emerge from the speculative bloodletting of the past months, believers in the promise of distributed ledger technologies for business and consumer applications are…

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Posted in Countingup europe Fundings & Exits Startups TC Tech

Countingup, the business bank account that combines bookkeeping, raises £2.3M seed

Countingup, the U.K. fintech that provides a business bank account that combines bookkeeping, has raised £2.3 million in seed funding. Leading the round is Forward…

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Posted in starry starry internet Startups TC Tech

Starry CEO Chet Kanojia will discuss the future of home networks at TechCrunch Disrupt SF

Starry wants to change the way the home internet is delivered. Founded in 2014, the Boston-based startup takes an innovative approach to the space by…

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Posted in Apple China entrepreneurship Google Labor Day microsoft mike moritz Startups Tech

For Labor Day, work harder

Labor Day is a holiday that just doesn’t fit Silicon Valley. It’s purported purpose is to celebrate working men and women and their — our…

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