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Insight Venture Partners closes on its largest fund with $6.3 billion – TechCrunch

Insight Venture Partners closes on its largest fund with $6.3 billion – TechCrunch Insight Venture Partners that it has raised $6.3 billion for its latest (and largest ever) fund as technology investors continue to amass increasingly large war chests. In the wake of SoftBank’s massive $100 billion Vision Fund, investors …

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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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Hellman & Friedman acquires controlling interest in SimpliSafe – TechCrunch

Hellman & Friedman acquires controlling interest in SimpliSafe – TechCrunch SimpliSafe, the company behind the well-received SimpliSafe home security service, today announced that Hellman & Friedman, the massive venture fund and private equity firm, has taken a controlling interest in the company. While the two companies didn’t disclose the terms …

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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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Lies, damn lies, and crypto analytics – TechCrunch

Lies, damn lies, and crypto analytics – TechCrunch For the past twelve years I’ve followed the rise of the startup – defined as a small business with global ambitions – from my perch at TechCrunch. During that period I watched business reporting change from a sleepy backwater on the back …

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Pitchbook now offers users suggested companies when they search – TechCrunch

Pitchbook now offers users suggested companies when they search – TechCrunch This one’s for all the due diligence fiends and competitive landscape mapping mavens out there. Pitchbook, the data and analytics service for private equity and public markets, is rolling out an automated suggestions feature for premium users when they’re …

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US startups off to a strong M&A run in 2018 – TechCrunch

US startups off to a strong M&A run in 2018 – TechCrunch Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Scaling startups are setting up secondary hubs in these cities Here is where CEOs of heavily funded startups went to school With Microsoft’s $7.5 billion acquisition of GitHub this week, …

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