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Naspers is in talks to invest in Southeast Asia’s Carousell

Naspers, the South Africa-based firm that famously backed Chinese giant Tencent in its infancy, is in talks to invest in Singapore-based startup Carousell, according to two sources with knowledge of d

Green Power Exchange enables peer-to-peer energy sharing

True friends share everything, from purses to lawnmowers to the limitless energy they pull from the sun, wind, and deep underground. Green Power Exchange aims to make one of those sharing scenarios a

Hashgraph wants to give you the benefits of blockchain without the limitations

The spotlight on the distributed ledger space to-date is primarily focused on blockchain . Yet, blockchains come with limitations by design. Consensus mechanisms using proof of work (POW) are by their

Turo car-sharing marketplace launches in Germany

Peer-to-peer car-sharing platform Turo is expanding to Germany officially, starting today, after acquiring Daimler's Croove in-house product for providing essentially the same service. Turo also recei

French peer-to-peer payment app Lydia adds Apple Pay support

A peer-to-peer payment app that works similarly to Venmo from startup Lydia in France now works with Apple Pay (a feature originally announced in July), making it possible to spend your balance from t

InstaCarro raises $22 million to tackle Brazil’s $50 billion used-car market

InstaCarro, a Brazilian-based marketplace for buying and selling used cars, has raised a whopping $22 million in its first institutional round of venture financing. One of the largest early-stage inve

Two global investors will talk token sales at Disrupt Berlin

Token sales, also called ICOs, are the new normal when it comes to early stage cash. Originally envisioned as a way to create new and unique rails for payments, customer interaction, and peer-to-peer

DriveShare will let you rent out your classic ’57 Chevy

Say you have a ’57 Chevy. Sky blue and white. It’s a beauty. But it sits in your garage most of the year. That’s where DriveShare comes in. Backed by Hagerty, the collectible car ins

Android Pay now used for international P2P transfers, courtesy of WorldRemit

AndroidPay, Google’s wallet for Android devices, is getting a boost in its global profile and functionality today: WorldRemit, the $500 million remittance startup connected to around 120 million

goTenna Series B fuels vision to make local communication possible anywhere on the planet

Founded in 2012 with the small goal of enabling connectivity-free communication, goTenna has ballooned to more than 23 employees and delivered real hardware to market in the process. Today the startup

JoyRun, a food delivery app with a twist, raises $8.5 million

A Santa Clara, Calif. startup called JoyRun has raised about $10 million in Series A and seed funding for its peer-to-peer food and drinks delivery app. It may be hard to believe that VCs are still pu

P2P car marketplace Shift pauses DC operations, lays off 10% of staff

After Beepi shut down its service and transferred its operations to stealth Fair.com, its closest competitor Shift is facing some downsizing, too — a measure of the challenges of the peer-to-p

After a decade of R&D, MaidSafe’s decentralized network opens for alpha testing

Not many startups have spent a decade fine-tuning their tech platform prior to launch. But not many startups are trying to radically rethink the structure of the Internet...

Funding Societies raises $7.5M for its loan marketplace in Southeast Asia

There's another notable funding round for a fintech startup in Southeast Asia, after Singapore-based Funding Societies raised a $7.5 million Series A round for its take on marketplace lending.

Southeast Asia-based Carousell raises $35M for its social commerce app

Carousell, a four-year-old company in Singapore behind a listings app that enables peer-to-peer selling, has closed a $35 million Series B round to grow its reach into new countries and increase produ

In defense of online lending

The marketplace industry will be just fine. It is uncertainty – rather than a fundamental flaw in the business model – that is the root cause of the sector’s present turmoil. There’s uncertain

EquipmentShare raises $5.5 million for peer-to-peer marketplace for heavy equipment

To grow its peer-to-peer marketplace for construction equipment, Columbia, Missouri-based EquipmentShare has raised $5.5 million in a venture funding round led by Romulus Capital. Earlier, the “A

Roadie is like Uber for shipping

“Someone is always leaving everywhere”: that’s the idea behind Roadie, a peer-to-peer package delivery service launched last year by Marc Gorlin. There are something like 250 million

Beepi lets you buy, sell and now lease a car with an app

There are lots of apps that help you research prices for buying or selling a car, and they’ll even hook you up with a dealership when you’re ready to buy. But Beepi lets you buy and sell u

Buy A Car On Your Phone With The New Beepi App

Thanks to the folks at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.beepi.com/default.aspx">Beepi</a>, you can now buy a car with nothing more than the iPhone in your hand (well, that and the money in your ba
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