In this week's startups newsletter: Uber files its S-1, Defy Partners nabs $262M and the Vision Fund backs a travel business.
The San Francisco-based startup Branch International, which makes small personal loans in emerging markets, has raised $170 million and announced a partnership with Visa to offer virtual, pre-paid de
B Capital, the VC firm from Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, has made the first close of its second fund. The firm has closed out $406 million in initial capital, according to a filing lodged with
Mswipe, an Indian fintech company that develops point-of-sale terminals for merchants, has pulled $30 million in new funding as it bids to triple its reach to 1.5 million merchants over the next year.
CXA Group, a Singapore-based startup that helps make insurance more accessible and affordable, has raised $25 million for expansion in Asia and later into Europe and North America. The startup takes a
B Capital, the investment firm from Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin backed by BCG, has stepped into India after it backed smart point-of-sale company Mswipe in its first deal in the country. The
Eduardo Saverin -- yes, that Eduardo Saverin of Facebook fame -- is already a prominent investor in Asia's tech scene, but his profile and spending is about to increase significantly after a new fund