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Philippines fintech business Voyager raises $215M in Tencent-led round – TechCrunch

Philippines fintech business Voyager raises $215M in Tencent-led round – TechCrunch One of the year’s largest fintech investments in Southeast Asia has closed after Philippines-based Voyager announced it raised $215 million. The bulk of the deal comes via a previously announced investment from Tencent which, alongside PE firm KKR, agreed to invest …

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Cross-border fintech startup Instarem raises $20M for global expansion – TechCrunch

Cross-border fintech startup Instarem raises $20M for global expansion – TechCrunch Instarem, a Singapore-based startup that helps banks transfer money overseas cheaply, has raised a Series C round of over $20 million for global expansion. The round is led by MDI Ventures — the VC arm of Indonesian telecom operator …

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Travel startups are taking off – TechCrunch

Travel startups are taking off – TechCrunch The second wave of Internet-era travel companies has captured the attention of venture capitalists. In the last five years, travel companies have raised more than $1 billion in venture capital funding. That includes short-term rental startups, travel and tourism apps, marketplaces for “experiences” …

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In venture capital, it’s still the age of the unicorn – TechCrunch

In venture capital, it’s still the age of the unicorn – TechCrunch Howie Xu is the vice president of artificial intelligence and machine learning at Zscaler. He previously co-founded TrustPath and served as an entrepreneur in residence at Greylock. This month marks the 5-year anniversary of Aileen Lee’s landmark article, …

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Lessons from building Brex into a billion-dollar startup – TechCrunch

Lessons from building Brex into a billion-dollar startup – TechCrunch When I think about my experience as an immigrant and entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, I remember growing up in Brazil and how we saw tech founders and CEOs as kings. We imagined what it would be like to assume the …

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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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