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Testing times for second wave scooter startups – TechCrunch

Testing times for second wave scooter startups – TechCrunch Investors are still pouring millions into scooter startups, albeit sometimes at flat valuations. At the same time a little cash is flowing the other way, in cases where cities have realized the importance of prioritizing the needs of the local environment and …

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Mr Jeff bags $12M Series A to replace trips to the laundromat – TechCrunch

Mr Jeff bags $12M Series A to replace trips to the laundromat – TechCrunch If you thought the on-demand laundry space had run out of startup steam here’s a bit of a conditioner: Madrid-based startup, Mr Jeff, has bagged a $12M Series A, led by All Iron Ventures. The 2016-founded …

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Badi gets $30M for AI-aided room rentals – TechCrunch

Badi gets $30M for AI-aided room rentals – TechCrunch Should you let AI help you pick your roommates? Barcelona-based urban room rental startup Badi thinks so, and it’s just closed a $30M Series B funding round less than a year after a $10M Series A — suggesting algorithm-aided matchmaking is resonating …

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Amazon warehouse workers in Europe stage ‘we are not robots’ protests – TechCrunch

Amazon warehouse workers in Europe stage ‘we are not robots’ protests – TechCrunch Amazon warehouse workers in several countries in Europe are protesting over what they claim are inhuman working conditions which treat people like robots. It’s the latest in a series of worker actions this year. They’ve timed the …

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Fintonic users offered 0% interest on Amazon.es purchases – TechCrunch

Fintonic users offered 0% interest on Amazon.es purchases – TechCrunch Personal finance management app maker Fintonic has teamed up with ecommerce behemoth Amazon to offer users in Spain interest free purchases on the local Amazon .es marketplace. The 0% finance offer is being timed to coincide with the annual Black Friday shopping …

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Latin America is the next stage in the race for dominance in the ride-hailing market – TechCrunch

Latin America is the next stage in the race for dominance in the ride-hailing market – TechCrunch Nathan Lustig Contributor Nathan Lustig is an entrepreneur and managing partner at Magma Partners, a seed-stage investment fund in Santiago, Chile. More posts by this contributor Latin America’s Groupon Mafia A new era …

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Spanish ‘anti-Uber’ taxi strike ends after government agrees new regulation – TechCrunch

Spanish ‘anti-Uber’ taxi strike ends after government agrees new regulation – TechCrunch A national six-day taxi driver strike in Spain has ended after the government agreed to pass regulation that will allow the country’s autonomous communities to cap the number of private hire vehicle permits within their cities. The VTC licenses …

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Eventbrite acquires Spanish ticketing platform Ticketea – TechCrunch

Eventbrite acquires Spanish ticketing platform Ticketea – TechCrunch Eventbrite has been shopping again in Europe — announcing that it’s picked up Spanish ticketing firm, Ticketea. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. The Madrid-based events discovery and ticketing platform lets people find and book tickets for a variety of live …

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