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Venture capital, global expansion, blockchain and drones characterize African tech in 2018 – TechCrunch

Venture capital, global expansion, blockchain and drones characterize African tech in 2018 – TechCrunch More posts by this contributor IBM Africa and Hello Tractor pilot AI/blockchain agtech platform Africa Roundup: Terragon’s Asia acquisition, Twiga Foods’ $10M raise, SimbaPay’s China payment service 2018 saw Africa’s tech sector become more dynamic and …

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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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The 10 largest US venture rounds of 2018 – TechCrunch

The 10 largest US venture rounds of 2018 – TechCrunch Three U.S. companies raised more than $1 billion in just one funding round in 2018, a year in which total deal value for U.S. startups is expected to surpass $100 billion for the first time. For the most part, it was …

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My product launch wishlist for Instagram, Twitter, Uber and more – TechCrunch

My product launch wishlist for Instagram, Twitter, Uber and more – TechCrunch ‘Twas the night before Xmas, and all through the house, not a feature was stirring from the designer’s mouse . . . Not Twitter! Not Uber, Not Apple or Pinterest! On Facebook! On Snapchat! On Lyft or on …

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Alphabet spins off moonshot project Malta with backing from Gates’s BEV fund – TechCrunch

Alphabet spins off moonshot project Malta with backing from Gates’s BEV fund – TechCrunch Malta, the renewable energy storage project born in Alphabet’s moonshot factory X, is now on its own and flush with $26 million from a Series A funding round led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures . Concord New …

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Remembering the startups we lost in 2018 – TechCrunch

Remembering the startups we lost in 2018 – TechCrunch There are few things in this world more difficult than launching a successful startup. It takes talent, know-how, money and a hell of a lot of good timing and luck. And even with all of those magical components in place, the …

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5 unicorns that will probably go public in 2019 (besides Uber and Lyft) – TechCrunch

5 unicorns that will probably go public in 2019 (besides Uber and Lyft) – TechCrunch There’s been plenty of fanfare surrounding Uber and Lyft’s initial public offerings — slated for early 2019 — since the two companies filed confidential IPO paperwork with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in early December. …

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