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Equity Shot: Pinterest and Zoom file to go public

In the latest Equity Shot, Kate Clark and Alex Wilhelm take a closer look at Pinterest and Zoom's IPO filings.

Lyft’s IPO is hot, YC Demo Day, two new unicorns and what’s Boy Brow?

This week on Equity: Glossier and Rent The Runway enter the unicorn club and YC debuts 200 startups.

Robotics process automation startup UiPath raising $400M at more than $7B valuation

The company, which is more than doubling its valuation, is expected to do $450 million in ARR in 2019, TechCrunch has confirmed.

Nigerian fintech startup OneFi acquires payment company Amplify

Lagos based online lending startup OneFi is buying Nigerian payment solutions company Amplify for an undisclosed amount. OneFi will take over Amplify’s IP, team, and client network of over 1000 merc

Singapore fintech startup Instarem closes $41M Series C for global growth

Singapore’s Instarem, a fintech startup that helps banks and consumers send money overseas at lower cost, has closed a $41 million Series C financing round to go after global expansion opportuni

South Africa’s FlexClub raises $1.2M, partners with Uber Mexico

FlexClub, a South African startup that matches investors and drivers to cars for ride-hailing services, closed a $1.2 million seed round led by CRE Venture Capital. The company will use the financing

Targeting payday lenders, Branch adds pay-on-demand features for hourly workers

Branch, the scheduling and pay management app for hourly workers, has added a new pay-on-demand service called Pay, which is now available to anyone who downloads the Branch app. It’s an attempt

Startups Weekly: Uber’s headline-grabbing week and sextech at SXSW

In this week's newsletter: The college admissions scandal engulfs TPG, Accel raises $2.5B for three funds and investing app Stash brings in $65M.

CXA, a health-focused digital insurance startup, raises $25M

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

137 Ventures raises $210M to give liquidity to startup employees

This is the Palantir, Airbnb and Flexport backer's fourth growth-stage venture capital fund.

Amun raises $4M to give stock-like buying options for crypto investors

Crypto represent a “border-less” asset that anyone can own, but actually getting hold of it isn’t easy for everyone. Amun, a company that wants to make buying crypto as easy as stock

Startups Weekly: What’s up with YC? Plus, mobility layoffs and Airbnb’s grand plans

In this week's startups newsletter: Y Combinator president Sam Altman is stepping down, Marie Kondo is raising VC and Munchery has finally filed for bankruptcy.

Changes at YC, $1.5B more for ride hailing and Airbnb buys HotelTonight

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.

Netflix star and tidying expert Marie Kondo is looking to raise $40M

Marie Kondo wants to expand her 'Tidying Up' empire with help from venture capitalists.

VCs have growing appetite for ‘AgriFood’

Venture investors are pouring billions of dollars into feeding their hunger for food and agriculture startups. Whether that trend line is due to enthusiasm for the sector or just broader heavy investi

Motif and Goldman Sachs launch new, co-branded indices for better performing ETFs

Motif, the startup using machine learning to develop investment strategies for consumers and institutional investors, and Goldman Sachs, one of the world’s leading investment banks, have launche

EToro bringing crypto trading and wallet to the US

The social investing and trading platform eToro announced that it will finally be launching its platform in the U.S. The platform, which already operates in more than 140 countries, will be available

Omidyar Network spins out its fintech investment arm as Flourish, with up to $300 million

After twelve years spent investing in impact-oriented financial services startups around the globe, the Omidyar Network, which serves as the family investment office for eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, i

Pioneer Square Labs is invigorating Seattle’s startup ecosystem

How the startup studio's "validation engine" has made it one of the best company builders in the business.

A healthcare investment fund has become one of Israel’s largest with a $660 million close

One of Israel’s largest venture capital funds is a new later-stage vehicle focused on healthcare. The aMoon investment firm launched its second vehicle in April 2018 and just announced its final
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