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Detroit’s StockX raises $44M from GV and Battery to expand marketplace internationally – TechCrunch

Detroit’s StockX raises $44M from GV and Battery to expand marketplace internationally – TechCrunch StockX started as a marketplace for reselling sneakers but has since grown to be much more, bringing its transparent and anonymous marketplace to more verticals. Today the company is announcing a $44 million Series B that …

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‘I’d love to run a public company’ – TechCrunch

‘I’d love to run a public company’ – TechCrunch Brian Armstrong, the CEO of cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase, wants to take his company public — maybe on the blockchain. Onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018, Armstrong dished on his ambitions for the future of Coinbase. “We are self-sustaining,” Armstrong said. …

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Siemens acquires low-code platform Mendix for $700M – TechCrunch

Siemens acquires low-code platform Mendix for $700M – TechCrunch Siemens, the giant German technology company, today announced that it has acquired Mendix, the popular low-code application development platform, for €0.6 billion (or about $700 million). Mendix, which was founded in the Netherlands but now has its headquarters in Boston, will …

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Cheq raises $5M for a proactive, AI-driven approach to safe ad placement – TechCrunch

Cheq raises $5M for a proactive, AI-driven approach to safe ad placement – TechCrunch While brand safety and fraud prevention have been big topics in the online ad industry over the past couple years, Cheq CEO Guy Tytunovich argued that “first generation solutions for ad verification” aren’t good enough. The …

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Job hunting service Glassdoor sold to Japan’s Recruit for $1.2 billion – TechCrunch

Job hunting service Glassdoor sold to Japan’s Recruit for $1.2 billion – TechCrunch U.S. job hunting service Glassdoor, which is best known for providing insight into company working cultures, has been acquired for $1.2 billion in cash by Recruit, a $39 billion Japanese corporate that specialises in HR and recruitment …

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ServiceTitan is LA’s least likely contender to be the next billion dollar startup – TechCrunch

ServiceTitan is LA’s least likely contender to be the next billion dollar startup – TechCrunch The city of Glendale, Calif. seems like an unlikely place to grow one of the next billion dollar startups in the booming Los Angeles tech ecosystem. Located at the southeastern tip of the San Fernando …

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Another short-lived, overfunded startup is shutting down: Primary Data

A startup that’s operating in stealth mode raises an almost stunning amount of money before it releases the product. Investors write outsize checks to the outfit because of the other people involved in it, but before you know it, poof, the company is imploding, and the capital is gone. It’s …

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Battery Ventures leads $75M Series D in travel tours app GetYourGuide

Right after Berlin-based travel activities booking platform GetYourGuide announced its $50 million Series C, one of Europe’s biggest tourist draws, the city of Paris, was rocked by a series of terrorist attacks. The awful events in Paris were clearly not good news for a tourism-dependent business. “We closed the round on …

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Online lender Earnest sells to Navient, in a disappointing deal for investors

Earnest, a well-funded fintech startup with bold ambitions to create a modern financial institution, is selling to the student-loan company Navient for $155 million in cash. The WSJ was first to report the news. The exit isn’t so great for Earnest’s investors. They’d plugged roughly $320 million in cash and …

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