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Venture capital investment in US companies to hit $100B in 2018 – TechCrunch

Venture capital investment in US companies to hit $100B in 2018 – TechCrunch So many new unicorns valued at $1 billion-plus, countless $100 million venture financings, an explosion of giant funds — it’s no surprise 2018 is shaping up to be a banner year for venture capital investment in U.S.-based companies. There …

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India’s Uber rival Ola is headed Europe with ride-hailing launch in the UK – TechCrunch

India’s Uber rival Ola is headed Europe with ride-hailing launch in the UK – TechCrunch The UK is getting another alternative to Uber after India-based ride-hailing company Ola announced plans to expand to the country, which becomes its first market in Europe. Ola was founded in 2010 and it covers …

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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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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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More funding for scooters, Cruise gets a boost, and Chinese IPOs – TechCrunch

More funding for scooters, Cruise gets a boost, and Chinese IPOs – TechCrunch  Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was fun. Back in the studio, Connie Loizos, Matthew Lynley, your humble servant, and Ramneek Gupta, managing director …

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Lessons from cybersecurity exits – TechCrunch

Lessons from cybersecurity exits – TechCrunch Dear F0und3r: What a month this has been for cybersecurity! One unicorn IPO and two nice acquisitions – Zscaler’s great debut on wall street,  a $300 million acquisition of Evident.io by Palo Alto Networks and a $350 million acquisition of Phantom Cyber by Splunk …

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Late-blooming startups can still thrive – TechCrunch

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor What does it take to be a startup that raises huge sums quickly? Not a minimalist? Startups will gladly store, manage and deliver your items It seems like startup news is full of overnight success stories and sudden failures, like the scooter …

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Global tech firms and investors are reshaping Latin America’s startup environment

Latin America is emerging as the new battleground for the global tech giants, and some of Silicon Valley and Asia’s biggest investors—from Sequoia Capital to SoftBank—are taking notice. International investment in Latin American startups has more than doubled since 2013, with 25 new investors entering the region in 2017 alone, …

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Raise softly and deliver a big exit

Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor: In the world of venture capital, the prospect of a successful “exit” looms large in the minds of investors. A VC’s business model is less about the money that goes into a startup …

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Mobile delivers high exit multiples despite broader market slowdown

Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor: In the world of mobile apps, numbers come in two sizes: big and bigger. More than one billion people use Facebook’s mobile app every day. Instagram — another Facebook property — has well …

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