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  • What does it take to be a startup that raises huge sums quickly? Crunch Network

    What does it take to be a startup that raises huge sums quickly?

    Some founders toil for years to secure a meager seed round. Others seem to go from launch to a massive fundraise in no time. Why is that, and how does one get into that second group? There’s no single formula, of course. But data indicates it helps to be famous, involved in a hot technology sector or working to cure cancer. Read More

  • The intensifying battle for Africa’s burgeoning tech landscape Crunch Network

    The intensifying battle for Africa’s burgeoning tech landscape

    Long gone are the days when Africa was disparagingly regarded as the White Man’s Burden. Today, Africa is the continent with the youngest demographic in the world, on the brink of a technical renaissance — yet the world’s tech titans are floundering to understand and gain a foothold in this market. Read More

  • M&A
    Eden acquires OrgOrg, a social network for office managers

    Eden acquires OrgOrg, a social network for office managers

    Eden, the office management and tech support platform, has today announced the acquisition of OrgOrg, a social network for office managers to recommend, discuss, and review vendors and products. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Eden founder and CEO Joe DuBey explained to TechCrunch that a growing number of on-boarding clients said that they had originally heard about Eden from… Read More

  • Tesla wants to install chargers at the office

    Tesla wants to install chargers at the office

    Tesla expects to sell 100,000 electric vehicles in 2018. But electric vehicles don’t make much sense unless chargers are easily accessible and convenient. That’s why Tesla is introducing the Workplace Charging program. It will allow offices and business to apply for a Wall Connector to be installed in the company garage or parking lot. And, except for the actual electricity used… Read More

  • Split raises $17M for its product experimentation platform

    Split raises $17M for its product experimentation platform

    Split announced this morning that it’s raised $17 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, with participation from Accel Partners and new investor Harmony Partners. Split has now raised a total of $26.8 million. The startup allows companies to test out new features and deliver them in a targeted way to select groups of users. Read More

  • Bump is a peer-to-peer marketplace for streetwear

    Bump is a peer-to-peer marketplace for streetwear

    As the streetwear and sneaker industry continues to explode in popularity, we’re seeing more and more startups popping up to service the industry — all from slightly different angles. Meet Bump, a peer-to-peer take on a streetwear marketplace. Founded six months ago in the U.K. and now part of Y Combinator’s Winter ’18 batch, the startup already has more than 200,000 users. Read More

  • Snips brings its privacy-focused voice assistant to cars

    Snips brings its privacy-focused voice assistant to cars

    French startup Snips is announcing two things for its voice assistant SDK. First, the company is showing off an interesting use case in Nuremberg with a Snips-powered voice assistant in a car. Second, you can now build voice assistants in German. Read More

  • Airbnb is rolling out a new tier aimed at higher-end travelers

    Airbnb is rolling out a new tier aimed at higher-end travelers

    Airbnb is rolling out a few new additions to their home-booking system, including new tiers that are aimed at higher-end customers, called Airbnb Plus and Beyond by Airbnb. The new Airbnb Plus tier has homes that are verified for “quality and comfort.” The luxury tier, called Beyond by Airbnb, is built around whole trips including hospitality, custom experience and, of course… Read More

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