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H Twenty Capital aims to be ‘go-to fund for pre-seed investments’ in Latin America
Venture capital continues to flow into Latin America at a staggering rate. Just over $15 billion went into startups in 2021, according to LAVCA. That was three times more than the association recorded
Clikalia clicks on $86M to expand its iBuyer marketplace across Europe and Latin America
Companies like Opendoor opened the door to a new way of buying and selling properties by inserting a strong middle player who could buy houses or apartments and redevelop them at scale, and then sell
Wag’s recovery is a bet on you going back to work
Remember Wag? The dog-walking app made huge waves back in 2018 when it raised $300 million from SoftBank's Vision Fund. Wag's back in the news thanks to a SPAC deal that will take it public.
Vivid Money, a financial super app, raises $114M at an $886M valuation to expand in Europe
Vivid Money, a challenger bank out of Berlin with 500,000 customers, has made a name for itself with a financial one-stop shop “super app” that, in addition to basic checking and money man
Cruise, loaded with another $1.35B from SoftBank, opens up driverless ride-hailing to the public
Cruise is opening up its driverless robotaxi service to the public in San Francisco as the GM subsidiary creeps toward commercialization with a fresh $1.35 billion investment from SoftBank Vision Fund
Esusu becomes unicorn with SoftBank Vision Fund 2-led $130M funding
More than 100 million Americans spend an average of $1,100 (over $1.4 trillion per year) on their largest monthly household spend: rent. But reports say 90% of these people don’t get credit for pay
Paack pulls in a $225M Series D led by SoftBank to scale its e-commerce delivery platform
By now, many of us are familiar with the warehouse robots that populate those vast spaces occupied by the likes of Amazon and others. In particular, Amazon was very much a pioneer of the technology. B
SoftBank leads cash infusion into AI infrastructure company Pyxis One as it starts year with new name
Prior to starting Pixis, the co-founders spoke to potential marketing customers about how to scale SaaS companies quickly in a “cookie less” world.
GoStudent raises $340M Series D funding round as it pushes into international markets
Fresh from raising a $244 million Series C (that valued the company at $1.7 billion) back in June, K12 online tutoring marketplace GoStudent has now raised a $340 million Series D round led by new inv
India’s Cars24, a used-vehicle sales platform, raises $400M, now at a $3.3B valuation, to double down on growth
With supply chains in the automotive industry continuing to be disrupted due to COVID-19, demand has surged in the used-car market. Today, one of the startups that’s seeing a lot of growth as a
China’s AI giant SenseTime readies Hong Kong IPO
One of China’s biggest AI solution providers is a step closer to its initial public offering. SenseTime has received regulatory approval to list on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, according to med
SoftBank has deployed $3 billion in India this year, can invest up to $10 billion in 2022
SoftBank Group chief executive Rajeev Misra said the fund has invested $3 billion in Indian companies this year and can invest $5 billion to $10 billion next year, the latest aggressive play by a top
Block Renovation gears up for national expansion following $50M round
As people’s expectations for consumer experiences are higher than before, Block Renovation “productizes” home renovation by packaging everything together for both the homeowner and contractor.
SoftBank backs Cloudbeds as hospitality industry awakens from its COVID slumber
Cloudbeds provides software to lodging businesses that combines previously siloed functions into one integrated, cloud-based tool.
OurCrowd raises $25M from SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2
Israeli venture platform OurCrowd today announced that SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2 has made a $25 million convertible equity investment into the firm. As part of this deal, OurCrowd is also enterin
Tier scoots off with $200M, all-equity ‘first close’ of Series D
Berlin-based e-scooter rentals company Tier Mobility has announced a $200 million raise, which it says is the “first close” of its Series D, as investors continue to plough money into urba
Enpal closes out Series C with $174M from SoftBank for tech to make it easier for homeowners to make the switch to solar energy
One of the gating factors for getting more homeowners to make the switch to solar energy has been that solar, as a business, is a hard one to get right, with many a company failing when they’ve
Plume raises $300M as it passes 1.2B devices in 35M homes using its smart Wi-Fi service
Plume — a communications startup that partners with carriers to provide smart mesh Wi-Fi to improve broadband connectivity in homes, and then offers other smart home services on top of that netw
SoftBank sinks $200M into Andela, propels company into unicorn territory
CEO Jeremy Johnson sees more competition coming into the global tech talent hiring space as he saw the number of Andela applicants increase 5x in the past six months.
London’s Dice raises $122M at a $400M valuation for its intelligent event discovery and booking platform
COVID-19 really put the kibosh on live events in the last 18 months, but in the world of tech, it also meant that live event startups that found a way to survive and grow throughout the period got a l