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Zedcrest Capital, a firm known for its debt and equity capital markets investments but who recently started dabbling into venture investments, has launched a $10 million fund for pre-Series A…

Zedcrest launches $10 million ’emergency fund’ for African startups

Wave, an African fintech that offers mobile money services in Senegal and Ivory Coast, laid off about 15% of its workforce last month. TechCrunch first got a whiff of the…

Wave, a Stripe-backed African fintech valued at $1.7 billion, cut 15% of its staff in June

The kids aren’t alright. According to the founders of Wave, 75% of Gen Z is struggling with their emotional well-being. To be clear — not all of them are meeting…

Wave brings some science and sanity to the business of mental health

H2O.ai — a startup that has developed an open-source framework as well as proprietary apps that make it easier for any kind of enterprise to build and operate artificial intelligence-based…

H2O.ai raises $100M at a $1.6B pre-money valuation for tools to make AI usable by any kind of enterprise

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Sequoia Heritage, Stripe and others invest $200M in African fintech Wave at $1.7B valuation

Francophone Africa has its first unicorn, and if you’ve been following tech on the continent, you will be very unsurprised to hear that it’s coming from the world of fintech. Wave, a U.S. and Senegal-based mobile money provider, has raised $200 million in a Series A round of funding. The investment is the largest-ever Series…

11:00 pm PDT • September 6, 2021
Sequoia Heritage, Stripe and others invest $200M in African fintech Wave at $1.7B valuation

Tech investments in emerging markets have been in full swing over the past couple of years and their ecosystems have thrived as a result. Some of these markets like Africa,…

Payments, lending and neobanks rule fintechs in emerging markets, report says

While many venture capitalists might hope to fund the next Amazon or Shopify, Crossbeam is a new firm focused on backing the startups built on top of these platforms. And…

Crossbeam raises $25M to back startups built on ‘platform economies’

Google Music is dead, and with it one of the few remaining connections I have to the company that doesn’t feel like a gun to my head. The service, now…

RIP Google Music, one of the company’s last examples of generosity

Justin Kan and Robin Chan have each been angel investing for more than a decade. They’re starting a new fund together now, though, to stay involved as cofounders of more…

With Goat Capital, Justin Kan and Robin Chan want to keep founding alongside the right teams

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Wave opens the door for musicians looking for a ‘metaverse’ beyond Fortnite

About two years before a recording of Marshmello took to a pixelated stage in Fortnite to make untold millions of dollars in virtual merchandise sales and usher in a new era of digital entertainment, the Los Angeles-based startup Wave brought DJs into virtual reality to play shows for audiences around the world. At the time,…

8:10 am PDT • June 10, 2020
Wave opens the door for musicians looking for a ‘metaverse’ beyond Fortnite

Earlier this month, at the WebSummit conference in Lisbon, D-Wave and Volkswagen teamed up to manage a fleet of buses using a new system that, among other things, used D-Wave’s…

D-Wave sticks with its approach to quantum computing

Microsoft Pay — Microsoft’s answer to Android Pay and Apple Pay that was originally launched in 2016 as Microsoft Wallet — is getting a little more useful today. At Build,…

Microsoft Pay comes to Outlook, integrating Stripe, Braintree, Sage, Wave and more

Out in the desolate wastes of deepest Iceland, magic blooms. The Icelandic sagas tell of fairy houses to magical rings that control the world, and now one of those, the…

The Wave is a ring that controls sound as if by magic

Amid the forest of large cable and telecoms carriers that dominate broadband services in the U.S., a profitable, smaller upstart out of Washington state is making an acquisition of another…

Wave Broadband Buys Layer42, Expanding Its Silicon Valley Customer Base

Toronto-based Wave, the free cloud accounting platform that has since expanded into payroll and other business-focused applications, today announced the beginning of its mobile payments beta program. Interested users can…

With 1.5M Users In Total, Wave Begins Mobile Payments Beta Via iOS App For Its Free Accounting Software

A new convergence of startups and Internet companies has come together to provide other early-stage companies with the tools required to get up and running quickly, and most importantly, cheaply.…

Wave Partners With Box, MailChimp, General Assembly And More To Launch One-Stop Shopping Tool For Startups

Toronto-based Wave, the online finance software startup that has built a growing business around a freemium model of cloud-based accounting, is launching its new iOS payroll application today. The tool…

Small Business Finance SaaS Provider Wave Launches Payroll App for iOS

The new Receipts by Wave product, which includes an iPhone app and online entry via the Wave web-based dashboard, is designed to make it possible for business owners to file…

Wave Debuts Free Receipt Scanning And Management Tool To Add To Its Free Accounting Platform

Toronto-based startup Wave Accounting is shortening its name and broadening its vision today, with a newly-launched web presence under its new Wave banner. The startup found its footing offering free…

With 500K Users, Wave Rebrands To Tell The World It Isn’t Just About Free Accounting Anymore

Ten months after Samsung launched their own App Store for Bada devices, the company reached the 100 million download milestone, a notable result for what we can only termed as…

After being teased with a washed out banner image, leaked images on the Internet and stealthy screen shots of its gorgeous AMOLED screen, the Samsung S8500, or Wave, has finally…

Hardware

Bose hops on the wireless streaming bandwagon

5:45 pm PDT • October 21, 2009

Wireless has always been the new exciting thing in consumer electronics. Remote controls, game console controllers, Sony’s <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/10/05/sony-develops-cord-free-power-transfer-system-for-home-electronics/"wireless power transfer, and now Bose is taking another foray into the…

Yammer, the Twitter-like short messaging service for business users, has been experiencing a prolonged period of downtime today due to DNS issues. The service first went down over 12 hours…

Now that Google Wave is trickling out into the water supply, I’ve been sucked into “playing” with it alongside FriendFeed, Yammer, Skype, and email. Erick Schonfeld insists on discussing a…

Enterprise

The Manhattan Project

3:29 pm PDT • June 1, 2009

Google Wave may be a big deal for Google, but it’s an even bigger deal for Microsoft. It forces Redmond to step up at the very time it would rather…

Hardware

Logitech Wave Wireless Desktop

8:50 am PDT • August 6, 2007

Keyboards are such a fundamental component of computing that they often exit largely unnoticed. That old dependable cornerstone of your life that you probably only consider when something is wrong…

This keyboard is like water, a hammock, and a sleepy woman. Logitech just launched the Wave keyboard, a keyboard that “conforms to you” in the same way that the stock…