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  • Zenefits Just Raised $500 Million At A $4.5 Billion Valuation

    Zenefits Just Raised $500 Million At A $4.5 Billion Valuation

    Zenefits today said it has raised $500 million in a round led by Fidelity and TPG at a whopping $4.5 billion valuation. The company, which allows small- and medium-sized businesses to manage human resources services in a much simpler fashion, is one of the fastest-growing SaaS businesses ever, and in an interview, Zenefits CEO Parker Conrad said the big round was raised to keep the company… Read More

  • Indian E-commerce Logistics Startup Delhivery Raises $85M Series D

    Indian E-commerce Logistics Startup Delhivery Raises $85M Series D

    In yet another vote of confidence for India’s e-commerce market, logistics company Delhivery has scored a series D round of $85 million, less than eight months after its $35 million series C. The latest round was led by Tiger Global Management with participation from returning investors Multiples Alternate Asset Management, Nexus Venture Partners, and Times Internet Limited. Read More

  • Google Launches Cloud Bigtable, A Highly Scalable And Performant NoSQL Database

    Google Launches Cloud Bigtable, A Highly Scalable And Performant NoSQL Database

    With Cloud Bigtable, Google is launching a new NoSQL database offering today that, as the name implies, is powered by the company’s Bigtable data storage system, but with the added twist that it’s compatible with the Apache HBase API — which itself is based on Google’s Bigtable project. Bigtable powers the likes of Gmail, Google Search and Google Analytics, so this… Read More

  • App Annie Acquires Mobile Measurement Service Mobidia

    App Annie Acquires Mobile Measurement Service Mobidia

    Mobile app intelligence platform App Annie is today announcing that it has acquired Mobidia, a mobile measurement service that was one of the earliest app usage data providers on the market having entered that space in 2012. The company, founded in 2004, had one of the largest datasets on mobile app usage and intelligence, having tracked hundreds of thousands of apps and mobile networks… Read More

  • Thailand’s Omise Lands $2.6M To Expand Its Payment Gateway Across Asia

    Thailand’s Omise Lands $2.6M To Expand Its Payment Gateway Across Asia

    Omise, a Thailand-based payment enabler, is in the money today after it raised a $2.6 million Series A round to develop its payment gateway system and expand across Asia. Read More

  • IBM Announces Marketing Partnership With Facebook

    IBM Announces Marketing Partnership With Facebook

    IBM and Facebook are teaming up to offer marketers new integrations between the two platforms. IBM said customers will now be able to buy Facebook ads with combined data from Facebook and IBM’s Marketing Cloud (the latter includes things like weather, location and previous purchase history). It also said those customers can take campaigns that work on Facebook and replicate them elsewhere. Read More

  • HeyLets, A Personalized Location Discovery App, Raises Seed Funding

    HeyLets, A Personalized Location Discovery App, Raises Seed Funding

    With the number of location discovery apps out there already, the question might not be “Where should we go?” but “Why make another one?” The developers of HeyLets, however, believe there is still room to stand apart by delivering more personalized recommendations to people based on their interests (users can pick from 30 categories, ranging from the obvious like… Read More

  • TechCrunch Disrupt | 15:31

    Day Two Wrap Recap

    Anthony Ha, Ingrid Lunden, & Josh Constine look back at Day Two, including their thoughts on Carly Fiorina and their favorites from the TechCrunch Startup Battlefield, before looking forward to Day Three of Disrupt NY.

    Day Two Wrap Recap
  • Announcing The TechCrunch 2015 Disrupt Battlefield Finalists

    Announcing The TechCrunch 2015 Disrupt Battlefield Finalists

    We’re now on the flip side of our 17th TechCrunch Disrupt conference. In the past two days, over 2,100 people have passed through the Manhattan Center for TechCrunch Disrupt NY, with dreams of becoming the next president of the United States or the next Snapchat or the next Estée Lauder. Along with NYC mayor Bill de Blasio and presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina, executives and… Read More

  • Despite A Creeping Recession In Europe, Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Are Developing

    Despite A Creeping Recession In Europe, Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Are Developing

    It’s not news that the Eurozone is in one of the worst economic and political shapes it has been in thus far. Greece’s future remains uncertain. Italy’s economy has failed to significantly rebound from its recession while other highly indebted European member states — namely, Ireland, Spain and Portugal — previously shared Greece’s concerns and standpoint… Read More

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