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Meet Belvo, a YC-backed startup building a financial API for Latin America

In the wake of the $5.3 billion sale of banking API provider Plaid to Visa — a deal generally lauded as intelligent for the larger company — fintech became an even hotter part of the ventu

Ring slightly overhauls security and privacy, but it’s still not enough

Security camera maker Ring is updating its service to improve account security and give more control when it comes to privacy. Once again, this is yet another update that makes the overall experience

Walmart reports lower-than-expected Q4 earnings, despite e-commerce sales growth of 35%

Walmart’s holiday quarter didn’t perform as expected. That’s the big news today from the retailer’s weak Q4 2019 earnings, which saw revenue of $141.67 billion versus the $142.

SpaceX and a new partner announce space tourism launches on Dragon starting as early as 2021

SpaceX has a new partner for commercial private astronaut flights aboard its Dragon spacecraft: Space Adventures, a private space tourism company that has already launched private astronauts including

Tracking China’s astounding venture capital slowdown

Let's explore China's Q4 2019 venture capital results and pull in fresh data from 2020 to get a handle on what's happening in the country today.

Elon Musk says all advanced AI development should be regulated, including at Tesla

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is once again sounding a warning note regarding the development of artificial intelligence. The executive and founder tweeted on Monday evening that “all org[aniza

Egnyte unifies its security and productivity tooling into single platform

Egnyte announced today it was combining its two main products — Egnyte Protect and Egnyte Connect — into a single platform to help customers manage, govern and secure the data from a singl

Black haircare startup Naza Beauty just raised $1 million from Alexis Ohanian’s Initialized Capital

As we all saw in Oscar-winning short film Hair Love, black hair is beautiful, but it’s also notoriously difficult to manage. One of the first hair memories Naza founder and CEO Natanya Montgomer

Volocopter and Grab to study the feasibility of deploying air taxi services in Southeast Asia

Air mobility startup Volocopter will be working together with on-demand transportation, food delivery and payments company Grab on a feasibility study around air mobility in Southeast Asia. The joint

African crowdsolving startup Zindi scales 10,000 data scientists

Cape Town based startup Zindi has registered 10,000 data-scientists on its platform that uses AI and machine learning to crowdsolve complex problems in Africa. Founded in 2018, the early-stage venture

Gojek reportedly buys 4.3% stake in Indonesian taxi company Blue Bird

Gojek has paid $30 million to take a minority stake in Blue Bird, one of the largest taxi operators in Indonesia, according to Bloomberg, which first reported that the deal was in progress last month.

SumUp launches Mastercard-powered ‘SumUp Card’ for business payments

SumUp, the London-based fintech company that enables small businesses to take card payments via its device and online, is launching its own pre-paid card in partnership with Mastercard. Dubbed “

Atomico raises new $820M fund to back ‘mission-driven’ European founders at Series A and beyond

Atomico, the European venture capital firm founded by Skype’s Niklas Zennström, has announced that it has closed its fifth fund — “Atomico V” — giving it another $820 millio

Voodoo Games thrives by upending conventional product design

Design-driven "luxury UI/UX" will continue to power the success of many startups, but it's not the only way to build a great business.

Facebook asks for a moat of regulations it already meets

It’s suspiciously convenient that Facebook already fulfills most of the regulatory requirements it’s asking governments to lay on the rest of the tech industry. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerber

GGV Capital says mom-and-pop shops can boost e-commerce in emerging markets

Despite the rapid growth of e-commerce in India, Southeast Asia and other emerging markets, the vast majority of retail transactions there still happen offline in small stores that also serve as neigh

The Station: Lucid Motors spy shot and the birth of an AV startup

It was a drama-filled week with a hearing on the hill in DC about autonomous vehicle legislation, Uber tipped its hat to the past, EV startup Lucid started to lift the veil on its Air vehicle and more

So much for pessimism

After WeWork exploded there was — at least supposedly — a change in sentiment among investors and founders alike. Gone were the days of easy nine-figure rounds, expensive growth, negative unit eco

Apple will miss revenue forecast as coronavirus impacts its manufacturing and sales

Today Apple announced that its prior financial forecast, provided during its January earnings cycle, is no longer valid. In a letter to investors today, the technology giant said that it “do[es]

Rippling starts billboard battle with Gusto

Remember when Zenefits imploded, and kicked out CEO Parker Conrad. Well, Conrad launched a new employee onboarding startup called Rippling, and now he’s going after another HR company called Gus
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