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Zola Electric closes $90M funding round to scale technology and enter new markets

Millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa and emerging markets continue to live without access to electricity. Some reports peg these numbers between 500 million and 2 billion people despite the preval

London’s Jiffy scoops $28M for speedy grocery delivery

Well that was fast. London grocery delivery upstart, Jiffy — which was only founded in April this year — has nabbed $28 million in Series A funding around half a year after initial £2.6M

Google files writ against Indian antitrust watchdog following report leak

Google on Thursday filed a writ petition in the Delhi High Court against the Competition Commission of India following the leak of a damning confidential report detailing the watchdog’s interim

Nigerian businesses can now accept Apple Pay on Paystack

Paystack, the African fintech company that powers and processes payments for businesses, today announced that it is launching Pay with Apple Pay on its platform. The company, in a statement, called th

LG is acquiring automotive cybersecurity startup Cybellum in a $240M deal

LG Electronics, the Korean tech giant that once was a leading player in mobile phones but is now winding down that business, is making an acquisition that points to its ambitions in another, emerging

Are Eastern European startups overlooked and undervalued?

Recent research suggests a significant proportion of Russian-speaking and Eastern European entrepreneurs find it challenging to win over investors and are not successfully raising seed funding.

Crypto asset management platform Cobo bags $40M Series B

Cobo, a Singapore-based crypto asset management platform, raised a $40 million Series B to accelerate the development of decentralized finance as a service (DFaaS). The round was co-led by DST Global,

The whole package: How plastics and sustainability startups achieve success

As people around the world become more aware and look to minimize the waste they produce, tech startups are coming up with solutions to help people and companies meet their sustainability goals.

Here are the 5 Startup Battlefield finalists at Disrupt 2021

Over the last two days, 20 companies took the stage in TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield in a bid to win $100,000 and the Startup Battlefield Cup. They had six minutes to present their pitch decks an

India’s Oyo to file for $1 billion IPO

SEC Regional Director Erin Schneider talks SPACs, Coinbase and what startups could do better

Schneider shares insight into her personal thinking about a range of issues including crypto lending, SPACs, NFTs and what startups can do to stay out of regulators' cross hairs.

How European cloud infrastructure vendors lost market share while doubling revenue

Synergy Research released some seemingly paradoxical numbers from the European cloud market this week. The good news was that the firm found for the period beginning in 2017 through the second quarter

Daily Crunch: Facebook stock falls after Apple’s privacy changes make ads harder to track

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

Can the path to equitable healthcare avoid insurers?

There are few challenges messier and more fraught than the U.S. healthcare system, but a growing number of startups are looking at ways to address shortcomings in standards of care through tech.

Freshworks, Toast go public and we have takes

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture-capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Today we got the gang together — Natasha and Danny and Al

Robinhood muscles deeper into Coinbase’s territory with new crypto wallet feature

The fervor around Dogecoin delivered big revenues for stock-trading app Robinhood, and the company announced Wednesday that it’s wandering deeper down the crypto rabbit hole, sharing that it wil

Peter Beck says Rocket Lab actively prepared for interplanetary missions ‘from day one’

Rocket Lab long ago graduated from underdog launch provider to industry heavyweight (with funding to match). Now the company is planning to go to the moon, Mars and Venus in the next decade.

Qikfox is on a mission to democratize the internet

Qikfox isn’t your average browser. Not only has it been built to protect consumers from the proliferation of online scams, but it’s also on a mission to democratize content publishing and brin

AI luminary Kai-Fu Lee and sci-fi author Chen Qiufan predict the future in ‘AI 2041’

What will an AI-infused world look like in 20 years? Sinovation founder and AI thought leader Kai-Fu Lee and breakout sci-fi author Chen Qiufan (aka Stanley Chen) make an educated guess in "AI 2041."

Facebook’s CTO to step down after 13 years at the company

Facebook Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer just announced that he will stepping down from the role next year and transition to a part-time position as a “Senior Fellow” at the compa
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