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Cosi raises €5M for its ‘full-stack’ hospitality alternative to boutique hotels – TechCrunch

Cosi raises €5M for its ‘full-stack’ hospitality alternative to boutique hotels – TechCrunch

Cosi, a new Berlin-based startup operating in the hospitality space with an alternative to boutique hotels and managed short-stay apartments, has picked up €5 million in seed funding pre-launch. Leading the round are venture capital firms Cherry Ventures and e.ventures, with participation from a number of travel, real estate and hospitality entrepreneurs and experts. They […]

Get your 2-for-1 passes to Disrupt Berlin 2019 – TechCrunch

Get your 2-for-1 passes to Disrupt Berlin 2019 – TechCrunch

Holy sonderangebot, startup fans — yet another special offer you don’t want to miss! You’ve got just three days left to take advantage of our a 2-for-1 summer flash sale on passes to Disrupt Berlin 2019. Imagine scoring two Innovator, Founder or Investor passes for the price of one. That’s some mighty big ROI. Don’t […]

Andrew Ng’s AI companies expand to Medellin, Colombia – TechCrunch

Andrew Ng’s AI companies expand to Medellin, Colombia – TechCrunch

After his tenure as Chief Scientist at Baidu, Andrew Ng, the founder of the Google Brain project and former CEO of Coursera, set up a number of different proejcts that all focus on making AI more approachable. These include the education startup Deeplearning.ai, the AI Fund startup studio for building AI companies and Landing.ai, which […]

PayPal-backed money lender Tala raises $110M to enter India – TechCrunch

PayPal-backed money lender Tala raises $110M to enter India – TechCrunch

Tala, a Santa Monica, California-headquartered startup that creates a credit profile to provide uncollateralized loans to millions of people in emerging markets, has raised $110 million in a new financing round to enter India’s burgeoning fintech space. The Series D financing for the five year-old startup was led by RPS Ventures, with GGV Capital and […]

African incubator MEST has a new MD and 11 fresh startup investments – TechCrunch

African incubator MEST has a new MD and 11 fresh startup investments – TechCrunch

Pan-African incubator MEST announced investments in 11 startups from its 2019 cohort that will each receive $100,000 in financing. The $1.1 million backing for a graduating class is the largest to date for the Accra-based organization — which operates as a training program and seed fund for African innovators to build successful commercial tech companies. […]

Fresh out of Y Combinator, Tandem lands millions from Andreessen Horowitz – TechCrunch

Fresh out of Y Combinator, Tandem lands millions from Andreessen Horowitz – TechCrunch

Tandem, one of the most sought after companies to graduate from Y Combinator’s summer batch, will emerge from the accelerator program with a supersized seed round and an uncharacteristically high valuation. The months-old business, which is developing communication software for remote teams after pivoting from crypto, is raising a $7.5 million seed financing at a […]

DoorDash acquires autonomous driving startup Scotty Labs – TechCrunch

DoorDash acquires autonomous driving startup Scotty Labs – TechCrunch

DoorDash has been on an acquisition tear of late, with Scotty Labs as its latest target. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but this comes after DoorDash acquired Caviar in a deal worth $410 million. Scotty Labs, a tele-operations company that is working on technology to enable people to remotely control self-driving cars, raised […]

Should your new VC fund use revenue-based investing? – TechCrunch

Should your new VC fund use revenue-based investing? – TechCrunch

More posts by this contributor Why are revenue-based VCs investing in so many women and underrepresented founders? Who are the major revenue-based investing VCs? You’re working on launching a new VC fund; congratulations! I’ve been a traditional equity VC for 8 years, and I’m now researching revenue-vased investing and other new approaches to VC. The […]

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