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Digital Garage teams up with Blockstream to develop blockchain financial services in Japan – TechCrunch

Digital Garage teams up with Blockstream to develop blockchain financial services in Japan – TechCrunch The global crypto market may have tanked last year, but notable names have joined forces to develop Bitcoin and blockchain financial services in Japan, which has emerged as one of the world’s most crypto-friendly markets. …

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Warung Pintar raises $27.5M to digitize Indonesia’s street vendors – TechCrunch

Warung Pintar raises $27.5M to digitize Indonesia’s street vendors – TechCrunch The digital revolution in Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s largest economy, continues to attract big money from investors. Hot on the heels of a $50 million round for Bukalapak, a billion-dollar company helping street stall traders to tap the internet, so …

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Squad’s screen-shares and Slack’s swastika – TechCrunch

Squad’s screen-shares and Slack’s swastika – TechCrunch We’re three weeks into January. We’ve recovered from our CES hangover and, hopefully, from the CES flu. We’ve started writing the correct year, 2019, not 2018. Venture capitalists have gone full steam ahead with fundraising efforts, several startups have closed multi-hundred million dollar …

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Reserve your demo table today for the TechCrunch Winter Party at Galvanize – TechCrunch

Reserve your demo table today for the TechCrunch Winter Party at Galvanize – TechCrunch There are just three short weeks until Silicon Valley’s startup community takes a night off to relax, connect and get down at the 2nd Annual TechCrunch Winter Party at Galvanize. It’s not just an opportunity to …

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Backing Culture Genesis, T.I. launches TechCypha, an investment syndicate for tech deals – TechCrunch

Backing Culture Genesis, T.I. launches TechCypha, an investment syndicate for tech deals – TechCrunch With an inaugural investment into the Los Angeles-based entertainment startup Culture Genesis, Clifford Harris Jr., who’s better known as “T.I.”, has launched a new syndicated investment vehicle called Tech Cypha. Launched by the music and cultural impresario with …

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Indonesian e-commerce unicorn Bukalapak raises $50M – TechCrunch

Indonesian e-commerce unicorn Bukalapak raises $50M – TechCrunch The chances are you may be familiar with Tokopedia, especially after it commanded a $7 billion valuation last November when it raised $1.1 billion from investors like Alibaba and SoftBank’s Vision Fund, but fewer people outside of Indonesia are aware of another …

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VC funding of cybersecurity companies hits record $5.3B in 2018 – TechCrunch

VC funding of cybersecurity companies hits record $5.3B in 2018 – TechCrunch 2018 wasn’t all bad. It turned out to be a record year for venture capital firms investing in cybersecurity companies. According to new data out by Strategic Cyber Ventures, a cybersecurity-focused investment firm with a portfolio of four cybersecurity …

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Redpoint Ventures is raising another $400M to invest in Chinese companies – TechCrunch

Redpoint Ventures is raising another $400M to invest in Chinese companies – TechCrunch Redpoint Ventures is doubling down on China. The firm, headquartered in Menlo Park, has filed documents with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to raise $400 million across two new China-focused funds. The firm has set a …

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Flutterwave and Visa launch African consumer payment service GetBarter – TechCrunch

Flutterwave and Visa launch African consumer payment service GetBarter – TechCrunch More posts by this contributor Harley Davidson reveals more about its push into electric vehicles Venture capital, global expansion, blockchain and drones characterize African tech in 2018 Fintech startup Flutterwave has partnered with Visa to launch a consumer payment product for …

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Instamojo raises $7M to help SMEs and ‘micro-entrepreneurs’ in India sell online – TechCrunch

Instamojo raises $7M to help SMEs and ‘micro-entrepreneurs’ in India sell online – TechCrunch In India, startups are quietly building the tools and platforms to enable a different kind of gig economy: one that allows ‘micro-entrepreneurs’ to tap growing access to the internet to sell goods and services online. One …

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