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‘Anti-Uber’ taxi strikes kick off again in Spain – TechCrunch

‘Anti-Uber’ taxi strikes kick off again in Spain – TechCrunch Taxi drivers in major cities in Spain are on strike again to apply pressure for more stringent regulations to control app rivals such as Uber and Cabify which they view as unfair competition. In Barcelona the taxi sector called an …

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Pro.com raises $33M for its home improvement platform – TechCrunch

Pro.com raises $33M for its home improvement platform – TechCrunch Pro.com is basically a general contractor for the age of Uber and Prime Now. While the company started out as a marketplace for hiring home improvement professionals, it has now morphed into a general contractor and serves Denver, Phoenix San …

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Flutterwave and Visa launch African consumer payment service GetBarter – TechCrunch

Flutterwave and Visa launch African consumer payment service GetBarter – TechCrunch More posts by this contributor Harley Davidson reveals more about its push into electric vehicles Venture capital, global expansion, blockchain and drones characterize African tech in 2018 Fintech startup Flutterwave has partnered with Visa to launch a consumer payment product for …

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India’s Ola is adding a monthly billing option for its ride-hailing customers – TechCrunch

India’s Ola is adding a monthly billing option for its ride-hailing customers – TechCrunch Ola, the ride-hailing service battling Uber in India, is introducing credit services to its users as it moves closer to a major new funding round. Today the company took the wraps off Ola Money Postpaid, a …

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New pre-seed fund powered by First Round Capital will target recent graduates – TechCrunch

New pre-seed fund powered by First Round Capital will target recent graduates – TechCrunch In 2012, early Uber investor First Round Capital decided it needed an avenue to access the best companies brewing inside dormitories across the U.S. So the seed-stage venture capital firm launched Dorm Room Fund, a pool …

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Grab moves to offer digital insurance services in Southeast Asia – TechCrunch

Grab moves to offer digital insurance services in Southeast Asia – TechCrunch Grab is Southeast Asia’s top ride-hailing firm, thanks in no small part to its acquisition of Uber’s local business last year, but the company also houses an ambitious fintech arm, too. That just added another vertical to its …

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