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With loans of just $10, this startup has built a financial services powerhouse in emerging markets

Peris Kimeli and Betsy Cheruyot were students at Kenyatta University thinking about launching a business when they applied for their first loans from the mobile lending company, Tala. Hoping to get a

Wondery wants to become Hollywood’s podcast dream factory

When Hernan Lopez, the former chief executive of Fox International, started the podcast network Wondery roughly two years ago with a seed investment from his former bosses at Fox Networks Group, podca

Kalanick is out, but Uber’s VCs royally screwed up, too, say industry watchers

Travis Kalanick, who resigned from his post as CEO of Uber, has taken the blame for the company's long list of problems, from allowing a culture of sexual harassment, to skirting the law with its Grey

Wavedash raises $6 million for its platform fighting game

Hearkening back to the old days of iconic Nintendo games like Super Smash Bros, Wavedash Games has raised $6 million for a vision of platform fighting games as the next big thing in social gaming. Tak

Crunch Report | Instagram Grows To 700M Users

Today’s Stories  Instagram’s growth speeds up as it hits 700 million users Twitter desperately needed a hit first-quarter and somehow managed to deliver Amazon’s new Echo Look has a built-i

Investor Chris Sacca is retiring from venture capital

Chris Sacca, a former Google lawyer who rose to fame by betting heavily on Twitter and Uber, says he’s “hanging up his spurs,” and getting out of the investing game. In a new post,

VoiceOps launches to put insights in the hands of managers coaching sales reps

The enterprise voice space grows hotter today as VoiceOps announces its seed round led by Accel with participation from Founders Fund and Lowercase Capital. The YC-backed startup aims to support sa

Backed by author Amy Tan, mobile fiction startup Radish raises $3M

Radish is officially launching its mobile apps for reading bite-sized chunks of serialized fiction — and it’s announcing that it has raised $3 million in seed funding. This isn’t the fir

Waggle raises $2.3 million because the internet doesn’t have enough funny animal videos

A startup called Waggle raised $2.3 million in seed funding to become the go-to destination for animal lovers and pet parents online, and for sharing all the cute pups and madcap kitteh adventures th

Sacca To Shark Tank: “I Will Not And Cannot Do It If I Have To Wear A Suit”

Envoy, A Part-Time Concierge Service For Seniors, Raises $3M

Envoy, which provides early elderly care with a concierge service for tasks like delivering groceries, has raised $3 million and is launching today. Envoy’s pitch is that it provides a one-to-on

Backed By $3.5 Million, SnowShoe Debuts Clever, Plastic “Stamps” That Unlock Content On Mobile Phones

Imagine being able to touch a toy figurine to your phone's screen in order to see the character transported into your video game, or touching another small piece of plastic to the phone in order to un

Lowercase Capital Is Raising A New $25M Fund, Led By Matt Mazzeo

Lowercase Capital is raising another $25 million, we’re hearing. This is notable for a couple of reasons: Due to its Uber investment, Lowercase Capital's very first fund -- a modest $8.5 million rai

InVenture Provides Personal Finance Help And Credit Scores To Underbanked Individuals

here are more than 2.5 billion people without a credit score in the world today, which means that there’s no way for them to find banking help when they need it. A new startup called InVenture is lo

Eyeing LA, Chris Sacca Brings On His First Partner At Lowercase Capital: CAA’s Matt Mazzeo

Earlier this month, angel investor Chris Sacca <a target="_blank" href="http://pandodaily.com/2012/11/01/lowercase-capital-is-bullish-enough-on-la-tech-to-launch-a-dedicated-fund/">announced</a> that

SEC Filing: Chris Sacca Raising $25M For New Fund, Lowercase Spur

According to a <a href="http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1544616/000154461612000001/xslFormDX01/primary_doc.xml">new SEC filing</a>, investor <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/chris-sacc

Sacca's On A Roll; Raises Another $20 Million For Lowercase Capital

<img class="shot2" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/twitter-_-lowercase-capital_-4_-closed.png" alt="" />As we wrote <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2010/09/07/chris-saccas-lo

Chris Sacca’s Lowercase Capital Adds $20 Million To Its Coffers

<img class="shot2" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/lcc.jpeg" alt="" />According to a recent SEC filing, it appears that <a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/c