Procurement platform Zip raises $100M at a $1.5 billion valuation

The business of platforms for purchasing goods and services — in other words, procurement — is alive and well. Case in point, Zip, a startup developing procurement software, yesterday anno

PayPal expands its ‘pay later’ options with a more flexible ‘PayPal Pay Monthly’ service

After Apple shook up the buy now, pay later market with news that it would now be a competitor to established firms, PayPal this morning is introducing another buy now, pay later product to follow the

A ping-pong match between bulls and bears

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Happily we were once again at full strength this week, with Al

Zip lines up $43M at a $1.2B valuation for its growing ‘concierge for procurement’

The process to make any purchase within a business can be long and cumbersome, involving multiple departments and lots of back and forth. A pair of Airbnb alums have teamed up to build a software busi

What’s your BNPL startup really worth?

Is your startup more like Affirm or more like its smaller competitors? And if you are priced more like Affirm, why? Do you deserve the premium?

Equity Monday: Fintech consolidation could be picking up

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Every Monday, Grace and Alex scour the news and record note

African tech took center stage in 2021

Two years ago, the African tech ecosystem saw newfound attention from global players that translated to the continent’s best year of receiving venture capital. From varying sources, it is estimated

Zip acquisition of Payflex means Africa is ripe for BNPL disruption

Australian buy now, pay later (BNPL) company Zip this week acquired South Africa-based BNPL player Payflex for an undisclosed amount. It’s a piece of news that once again highlights the hype aro

Fitbit’s Inspire will replace the Alta, Zip, One and Flex 2 devices

Croatian Incubator ZIP Poised To Raise A Fund Via Seedrs Crowd Equity

ZIP, a startup program based in Croatia, has decided to dump the idea of raising a fund via Limited Partners and has turned instead to equity crowdfunding. And it’s poised to hit its target (here) o

WinZip Moves To The Cloud With Launch Of ZipShare, A Way To Zip, Manage & Share All Your Online Files

WinZip, makers of the file compression utility first launched in the early 90’s that still sees north of 30 million downloads per year, is today making a shift to the cloud. The company is launc

Hands-On With The Fitbit Zip

Fitbit just announced two new devices, the $99 One, a replacement for the Ultra pedometer, and the Zip, a $60 entry-level model that adds a bit of mirth to the <a href="

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Iomega's Zip Drive is back with a vengeance

Everyone remembers the Iomega Zip Drive – we all had one, it’s okay to say it. I’d lost track of the company for a while, but they’re striking back with a new version of the de