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Postmates lines up another $100M ahead of IPO – TechCrunch

Postmates lines up another $100M ahead of IPO – TechCrunch Postmates, one of the earlier entrants to the billion-dollar food delivery wars, has raised an additional $100 million in equity funding at a $1.85 billion valuation, as first reported by Recode and confirmed to TechCrunch by Postmates. The round comes …

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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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Cap table management tool Carta valued at $800M with new funding – TechCrunch

Cap table management tool Carta valued at $800M with new funding – TechCrunch Startups supporting startups are blazing a new trail with support from venture capitalists. Co-working spaces like The Wing and The Riveter raked in funding rounds this year, as did Brex, the provider of a corporate card built …

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InVision, valued at $1.9 billion, picks up $115 million Series F – TechCrunch

InVision, valued at $1.9 billion, picks up $115 million Series F – TechCrunch “The screen is becoming the most important place in the world,” says InVision CEO and founder Clark Valberg. In fact, it’s hard to get through a conversation with him without hearing it. And, considering that his company …

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Fintech startup Plaid raises $250M at a $2.65B valuation – TechCrunch

Fintech startup Plaid raises $250M at a $2.65B valuation – TechCrunch In the five years since its product was showcased onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt New York’s hackathon, Plaid has emerged as one of the most critical contributors to financial technology’s evolution — and one of the most under the radar. …

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TravelPerk grabs $44M to take its pain-free SaaS for business travel global – TechCrunch

TravelPerk grabs $44M to take its pain-free SaaS for business travel global – TechCrunch Only six months ago Barcelona-based TravelPerk bagged a $21M Series B, off the back of strong momentum for a software as a service platform designed to take a Slack-like chunk out of the administrative tedium of arranging …

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Tiger Global is in talks to invest in cryptocurrency unicorn Coinbase at $8B valuation – TechCrunch

Tiger Global is in talks to invest in cryptocurrency unicorn Coinbase at $8B valuation – TechCrunch Days after reports emerged that Tiger Global had led the $245 million round for payments platform Stripe, the firm has set its sights on cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase. The six-year-old company is in negotiations …

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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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Coinbase hires Fannie Mae exec Brian Brooks as chief legal officer – TechCrunch

Coinbase hires Fannie Mae exec Brian Brooks as chief legal officer – TechCrunch Coinbase has made yet another addition to its c-suite. The cryptocurrency trading platform has hired Brian Brooks, the former executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Fannie Mae, as its chief legal officer. The hiring …

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‘I’d love to run a public company’ – TechCrunch

‘I’d love to run a public company’ – TechCrunch Brian Armstrong, the CEO of cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase, wants to take his company public — maybe on the blockchain. Onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018, Armstrong dished on his ambitions for the future of Coinbase. “We are self-sustaining,” Armstrong said. …

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