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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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Cluep, a Canadian startup that raised just $500k, acquired for $40M – TechCrunch

Cluep, a Canadian startup that raised just $500k, acquired for $40M – TechCrunch Everyone loves a tale of a bootstrapped startup founder’s journey to an eight-figure exit. The team at Toronto-based Cluep have a good one. The founders of the adtech startup raised less than $500,000 from angel investors before selling their …

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AR/VR in LA on October 18 – TechCrunch

AR/VR in LA on October 18 – TechCrunch TechCrunch is heading to UCLA on October 18 and we’ve assembled some of the AR/VR industry’s most prescient founders, investors and executives to chat about the startups and trends driving virtual and augmented reality in 2018. The world’s top tech companies have …

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And the winner of Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF 2018 is… Forethought – TechCrunch

And the winner of Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF 2018 is… Forethought – TechCrunch At the very beginning, there were 21 startups. After three days of incredibly fierce competition, we now have a winner. Startups participating in the Startup Battlefield have all been hand-picked to participate in our highly competitive …

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One Medical raises $350 million from Carlyle Group to help double up offices and offerings – TechCrunch

One Medical raises $350 million from Carlyle Group to help double up offices and offerings – TechCrunch One Medical has confirmed to TechCrunch it has closed on funding from the Carlyle Group for a new cash infusion worth $350 million. This announcement follows an earlier report this week One Medical …

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New unicorn Klook raises $200M to expand its travel activities platform worldwide – TechCrunch

New unicorn Klook raises $200M to expand its travel activities platform worldwide – TechCrunch Klook, a Hong Kong-based startup developing a travel activities platform, has pulled in $200 million in new capital to fuel a major expansion into the U.S. and Europe. A spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch that the round …

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MallforAfrica goes global, Kobo360 and Sokowatch raise VC, France explains its $76M fund – TechCrunch

MallforAfrica goes global, Kobo360 and Sokowatch raise VC, France explains its $76M fund – TechCrunch More posts by this contributor Harley-Davidson to expand EV lineup, may include scooters, bicycles Update: EV startups Alta, Energica, and Zero could reboot the motorcycle industry B2B e-commerce company Sokowatch closed a $2 million seed investment led …

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In Argentina, venture capital surges even as the broader economy stutters – TechCrunch

In Argentina, venture capital surges even as the broader economy stutters – TechCrunch Even as the Argentine government was announcing the biggest slide in the country’s economic output in nearly a decade, technology investors in the nation’s capital are all gearing up for record fundraising years. Three of the country’s …

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