Voi scooters raises $115M Series D round as it preps to enter new cities — and for an IPO

The European e-scooter market is currently the main battleground for companies playing in the micromobility space, taking advantage as they are of Europe’s relatively compact cities and the desire o

Meet the final round judges who will decide the winner of this year’s Disrupt Battlefield Competition

It’s never easy, deciding which of the 20 companies that make it into the Disrupt Battlefield Competition will be anointed its winner. There’s just so much at stake each year, and at Disru

Naspers takes full control of Russian classifieds site Avito in $1.16B deal

South African internet conglomerate Naspers is best known for backing Chinese tech giant Tencent, but it also operates a vast network of online classifieds businesses. That network just got a little l

Naspers Buys Majority Stake In Russian Classifieds Site Avito For $1.2B

Naspers, the South Africa conglomerate that invested in China's Tencent among others, is upping its stake in Russia-based Avito, the third largest classifieds site in the world, by way of a $1.2 billi

Accel Closes $475M Fund To Invest Mainly In Europe And Israel, Focusing On Its Series A “Sweet Spot”

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.accel.com">Accel Partners</a> has just this morning announced another hefty fund of $475 million. It's the company's fourth fund for Accel London and will be used f

Russia’s Avito Becomes World’s 3rd Biggest Classifieds Site After $570M Deal With Naspers

South Africa's Naspers has agreed to merge its two Russian online classified Web site with Avito in a $570 million deal that will make Avito the world's third biggest classified site after Craigslist

Everything You Need To Know About The Startup Ecosystem In Russia And Eastern Europe

As <a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/dave-mcclure">Dave McClure</a> and <a target="_blank" href="http://geeksonaplane.com/">Geeks on the Plane</a> are touring Moscow, Tallinn a

Russian Classified Giant’s $75M From Accel Shows It’s 1999 In Emerging Economies

<a target="_blank" href="http://Avito.ru">Avito.ru</a>, the biggest online classified ads site in Russia, has secured a fresh $75 million round of funding from Accel Partners' London office. Founded i