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MallforAfrica and DHL launch MarketPlace Africa global e-commerce site – TechCrunch

MallforAfrica and DHL launch MarketPlace Africa global e-commerce site – TechCrunch More posts by this contributor Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 accepted into YC, raises $1.2 million Breaking down France’s new $76M Africa startup fund MallforAfrica and DHL are giving African merchants a global stage. This week the online retailer and delivery …

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Glasswing Ventures closes its artificial intelligence-focused fund with $112 million – TechCrunch

Glasswing Ventures closes its artificial intelligence-focused fund with $112 million – TechCrunch One year after receiving a whopping $75 million commitment to invest in early stage companies applying artificial intelligence to various industries, Glasswing Ventures has closed its debut fund with $112 million.  It’s a significant milestone for a firm …

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A new $124 million for Brazil’s Movile proves that investors still see promise in Latin American tech – TechCrunch

A new $124 million for Brazil’s Movile proves that investors still see promise in Latin American tech – TechCrunch Brazil’s macroeconomic picture may be gloomy, but technology investors still see hope in the nation’s burgeoning technology sector — and a recent $124 million financing for the mobile conglomerate Movile is …

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TrustToken opens its dollar-backed cryptocurrency to accredited investors – TechCrunch

TrustToken opens its dollar-backed cryptocurrency to accredited investors – TechCrunch Pitching a dollar-pegged token that offers cryptocurrency speculators a way to move their investments across volatile exchanges, TrustToken (the first public investment from a16z crypto) is now looking for public investments from accredited investors on CoinList. The company’s first token …

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China’s Xiaomi makes underwhelming public debut in Hong Kong IPO – TechCrunch

China’s Xiaomi makes underwhelming public debut in Hong Kong IPO – TechCrunch China’s Xiaomi, the world’s fifth biggest seller of smartphones, made an underwhelming public debut after it hit the Hong Kong Stock Exchange amid concerns around an ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China. Media reports in the …

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New malware highjacks your Windows clipboard to change crypto addresses – TechCrunch

New malware highjacks your Windows clipboard to change crypto addresses – TechCrunch In what amounts to be an amazingly nefarious bit of malware, hackers have created an exploit that watches 2.3 million high-value crypto wallets and replaces the addresses in the Windows clipboard with an address associated with the hackers. …

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Trov launches its on-demand personal property insurance services in the U.S. – TechCrunch

Trov launches its on-demand personal property insurance services in the U.S. – TechCrunch Trov, the on-demand personal property insurance service, is launching in the U.S., the company announced today. Trov’s first port of call in the U.S. will be Arizona. The service is already available to customers in the UK …

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Thousands of cryptocurrency projects are already dead – TechCrunch

Thousands of cryptocurrency projects are already dead – TechCrunch Two sites that are actively cataloging failed crypto projects, Coinopsy and DeadCoins, have found that over a 1,000 projects have failed so far in 2018. The projects range from true abandonware to outright scams and include BRIG, a scam by two …

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TMGcore is running high-efficiency crypto mines in Texas – TechCrunch

TMGcore is running high-efficiency crypto mines in Texas – TechCrunch Out on the plains of East Texas, not far from Dallas, a company called TMGcore is mining crypto. The company, funded to the tune of $70 million, will be mining multiple cryptocurrencies and is using some unique technology to ensure …

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Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 accepted into YC, raises $1.2 million – TechCrunch

Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 accepted into YC, raises $1.2 million – TechCrunch More posts by this contributor Breaking down France’s new $76M Africa startup fund Africa Roundup: African startup investments turn to fintech this winter season When Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 interviewed for Y-Combinator’s 2018 cohort a question stood out to founder …

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