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Stock trade app Robinhood raising at $5B+, up 4X in a year

By adding a cryptocurrency exchange, a web version and stock option trading, Robinhood has managed to quadruple its valuation in a year, according to a source familiar with a new round the startup is

Global tech firms and investors are reshaping Latin America’s startup environment

Julie Ruvolo Contributor Julie Ruvolo, a former writer for TechCrunch, is the head of editorial content for the Latin American Private Equity and Venture Capital Association. More posts by this contri

Momo buys Tantan, China’s Tinder, for over $600M as Chinese social networks consolidate

WeChat is far and away the biggest messaging platform in China at the moment, and that is helping to drive a push among the smaller players to get together for better scale. Today, Momo, the Chinese l

These are the US startups that Russian investors are backing

A taxi-hailing app. A transplant device developer. An online mortgage provider. Those businesses may have little in common, but one shared thread is that U.S. startups in these sectors have all secure

DST Global letter to LPs denies impropriety in Facebook, Twitter investments

DST Global, the investment firm led by Yuri Milner, has sent a letter to its limited partners blasting media outlets for “insinuations” that it used its holdings in Twitter and Facebook as

Legendary investor Yuri Milner to talk about the future of the internet at Disrupt SF

Yuri Milner has always looked past the present. The world-renowned investor, DST Managing Partner and billionaire has invested $100 million of his own money to look beyond our solar system in search o

SoftBank partners with China’s Ofo to bring its dock-less bikes to Japan

A month after committing to help WeWork enter Japan, SoftBank is lending a hand to another global unicorn with its sights set on the country. Today, it announced a tie-in that will bring Ofo’s d

Hear about China’s growing influence on startups at Disrupt SF 2017

The tech communities in China and the U.S. are now talking to each other more than ever. Some of the most ambitious deals involve both American and Chinese founders and investors. TechCrunch has notic

Chinese bike-sharing startup Ofo raises $700M led by Alibaba

Ofo, one of China's two billion-dollar-valued bike-sharing companies, has announced that it raised a $700 million Series E funding round led by e-commerce giant Alibaba, Hony Capital and CITIC Privat

China’s Mobike raises $600M to expand its bikes on-demand service worldwide

Mobike, one of two fast-emerging on-demand bike rental services, has landed $600 million in new funding as it seeks to expand its business outside of China. Bike rentals are shaping up to be the first

Robinhood stock trading app valued at $1.3 billion with big raise from DST

Zero-fee stock trading app Robinhood has added to its coffers, raising another big round of funding. According to sources, the round was led by Yuri Milner investment vehicle DST Global and values the

Deliveroo Raises $100M Series D Led By DST And Greenoaks, Expands To Middle East And Asia

<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2015/07/27/series-c-delivered/">It was only in July</a> that <a target="_blank" href="https://deliveroo.co.uk/">Deliveroo</a> raised $70 million in Series C fundin

Legendary Investor Yuri Milner Will Hit Up Disrupt SF In September

A few short weeks ago, Yuri Milner announced to the world that he’d be investing $100 million to find extraterrestrial intelligent life. Today, TechCrunch has its own announcement: Yuri Milner w

Sources: DST Global Led Mobile Shopping App Wish’s $500M Round

DST Global, Yuri Milner’s late stage VC fund, took the lead on the purported $500 million financing round invested in Wish, the mobile shopping app, according to people familiar with the matter.

Stripe In Talks For New Funding At A $5 Billion Valuation

Stripe is raising a new round of funding, according to sources with knowledge of the talks. One source with direct knowledge of the talks tells us that one of the leading investors in the deal is Yuri

Ola, Uber’s Big Rival In India, Raises $400M To Grow To 200 Cities This Year

Ola, the largest rival to Uber in India, has announced that it has raised a $400 million Series E round to fuel further expansion in India.

Fashion Marketplace Farfetch Raises $86M Led By DST At A $1B Valuation

Some big news today in the world of fashion e-commerce. Farfetch, the London-based online marketplace for high end fashion retailers, is announcing a raise of $86 million. The funding vaults&nbsp

DST Sets Up New Fund, Joins Huge Rounds For Spotify And China's 360buy: Reports

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/dst.png" class="shot2" /> According to Russian business newspaper <a href="http://www.vedomosti.ru/newspaper/article/257428/novyj_fond_milner

Facebook, Groupon And Zynga Investor Mail.ru (aka, DST) Shoots For $5.7B Valuation In IPO

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/mailru.jpg" class="shot2" /> <a href="http://mail.ru/">Mail.ru Group</a>, formerly known as <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/digita