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VCs say Silicon Valley isn’t the gold mine it used to be – TechCrunch

VCs say Silicon Valley isn’t the gold mine it used to be – TechCrunch In the days leading up to TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018, The Economist published the cover story, ‘Why Startups Are Leaving Silicon Valley.’ The author outlined reasons why the Valley has “peaked.” Venture capital investors are deploying …

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Meituan-Dianping’s IPO off to a good start as shares climb 7% on debut – TechCrunch

Meituan-Dianping’s IPO off to a good start as shares climb 7% on debut – TechCrunch Meituan-Dianping (3690.HK) enjoyed a strong debut today in Hong Kong, a sign that investors are confident in the Tencent-backed company’s prospects despite its cash-burning growth strategy, heavy competition and a sluggish Hong Kong stock market. …

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Africa’s Jumo raises $52M led by Goldman to bring its fintech services to Asia – TechCrunch

Africa’s Jumo raises $52M led by Goldman to bring its fintech services to Asia – TechCrunch Asia’s fintech scene is poised to get a little larger after Jumo, a company that offers loans to the unbanked in Africa, revealed plans to expand into the continent. To get the ball rolling, Jumo …

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Trump expands tariffs on China by another $200 billion, threatens more – TechCrunch

Trump expands tariffs on China by another $200 billion, threatens more – TechCrunch By this point, you should all know the drill. Another day, another massive tariff from the Trump administration. After rumors the past few weeks that the president was considering expanding tariffs to another $267 billion worth of …

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Indian patient-doctor platform DocPrime gets $50M for city expansion – TechCrunch

Indian patient-doctor platform DocPrime gets $50M for city expansion – TechCrunch Less than three months after it raised $200 million led by SoftBank’s mighty Vision Fund, Indian digital insurance startup PolicyBazaar beefed up its new healthcare business through a $50 million capital injection. DocPrime, which lets visitors book consultations with …

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African experiments with drone technologies could leapfrog decades of infrastructure neglect – TechCrunch

African experiments with drone technologies could leapfrog decades of infrastructure neglect – TechCrunch More posts by this contributor Harley-Davidson is opening a Silicon Valley R&D center to power EV production With a $10 million round, Nigeria’s Paga plans global expansion Samantha Stein Contributor More posts by this contributor Only 48 …

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North Korea skirts US sanctions by secretly selling software around the globe – TechCrunch

North Korea skirts US sanctions by secretly selling software around the globe – TechCrunch Fake social media profiles are useful for more than just sowing political discord among foreign adversaries, as it turns out. A group linked to the North Korean government has been able to duck existing sanctions on …

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Golden Gate Ventures closes new $100M fund for Southeast Asia – TechCrunch

Golden Gate Ventures closes new $100M fund for Southeast Asia – TechCrunch Singapore’s Golden Gate Ventures has announced the close of its newest (and third) fund for Southeast Asia at a total of $100 million. The first hit a first close in the summer, as TechCrunch reported at the time, …

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