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An early backer of Getir is preparing for its next act as it comes off a gain of nearly 6,000% in the value of its investment in the Turkish delivery app. The big opportunity spotted by Re-Pie Asset Management Inc. is in Turkey’s “buy now, pay later” sector, a business model that’s enjoying a moment globally. […]

Instant delivery startup Getir announced that it has closed a new $768 million Series E funding round. Following this deal, the company reached a valuation of $11.8 billion. Instant delivery startup Getir announced that it has closed a new $768 million Series E funding round. Following this deal, the company reached a valuation of $11.8 […]

With rapid patient and clinic growth, Carbon Health doubles down on its mission to become a national healthcare provider for all Americans. Carbon Health, a leading omnichannel healthcare provider, announced that it has raised $350 million. The investment enables Carbon Health to further accelerate its expansion to become the largest primary care provider in the […]

Chipper Cash, an African cross-border payments company, has raised $150 million in a Series C extension round led by Sam Bankman-Fried’s cryptocurrency exchange platform FTX. The investment comes barely six months after Chipper Cash closed its first Series C round of $100 million, led by SVB Capital, the corporate venture capital arm of SVB Financial Group. SVB […]

Colendi, a Turkey-based micro lending and credit scoring fintech company, has picked up US$30 million in a Series A round of funding, according to local news reports. The Series A round was led by Re-Pie Asset Management Company, a Turkish alternative asset management firm. The funding was made through Re-Pie’s dedicated Colendi Venture Capital Investment […]

Contra, a professional network for independent workers, unveiled a new payment model Tuesday that lets users accept payments for their services on Contra without paying any commission fees. The new feature comes as the company brings in $30 million in Series B funding, led by NEA, with participation from Unusual Ventures and Cowboy Ventures, both […]

African cross-border fintech startup Chipper Cash has raised a $30 million Series B funding round led by Ribbit Capital with participation of Bezos Expeditions – the personal VC fund of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Chipper Cash was founded in San Francisco in 2018 by Ugandan Ham Serunjogi and Ghanaian Maijid Moujaled. The company offers mobile-based, no fee, P2P payment […]

These cameras come with a human guard to watch over them. A look at the hackers responsible for the gas pipeline shutdown; the government program that gives households $50 off their monthly bill; Telsa stops accepting Bitcoin; Amazon’s new Echo Show devices; Deep Sentinel home security camera that come with AI and a human guard; […]

Company announces exclusive deal as Time Warner Security pulls plug on services Deep Sentinel, the only home security system that provides live remote security guards protecting your home 24/7, today announced a special offer for former customers of Time Warner Security. Time Warner Security issued a notice to customers this past week notifying them that […]

Stilt, which is providing financial services for immigrants, raised a $100 million debt facility from Silicon Valley Bank to support its lending product and new checking account product for customers and people without credit. More than 1 million immigrants arrive in the U.S. each year, according to the Pew Research Center, and Rohit Mittal, co-founder and […]

Missing out on a month’s rent because you can’t find a tenant is a huge loss. Searching for someone to fill a home takes work, while property managers are incentivized to price your place too high, leading to costly vacancies. But new startup Doorstead wants to take on the risk and the work for you. It […]

Stilt says it offers personal loans for immigrants and “underserved” people in the U.S. You don’t need a Social Security number or credit history to apply. But Stilt lends only in certain states and isn’t upfront about its full range of interest rates. What you need to know about a Stilt personal loan Stilt says […]

We are living a once-in-a-generation revolution in how we work. It’s an exciting time as individuals and companies reimagine how to collaborate, build high performing teams and define professional identity for a new normal of hybrid work. As we imagine the future of work for consumers and enterprises, we see 3 exciting trends: -Accelerated digitization […]

Uruguay’s fintech dLocal was recently listed on the Nasdaq, making waves in the international arena, and the stock price rose nearly 48% on the first day of trading Company valuation is close to 9 billion U.S. dollars, Became the first unicorn in this South American country. However, dLocal seems to be just one of many […]

With the adoption of ‘open banking’ thriving in LATAM, the ‘pay-per-bank’ feature promises to revolutionize financial interoperability and create opportunities in the region. Prometeo, the largest Open Banking API platform in Latin America (LATAM), announces the launch of its Payment API for the LATAM market, a purpose-built solution that addresses the lack of automated and standardized infrastructure […]

Building on strong 2020 growth and expansion to three markets, Madrona Venture Group backs the residential property management platform that targets small real estate investors. Doorstead, a technology-operations company that specializes in full-service property management, announced today that it has raised $12.5 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Madrona Venture Group, […]

Darkstore, the tech-driven fulfillment solution to enable e-commerce companies to offer same-day delivery, has just released a consumer-facing app called FastAF. Right now, the app is only available in Los Angeles. FastAF is built on top of Darkstore, which already has relationships with a number of brands that store their products in Darkstores for same-day […]

Seasoned cybersecurity expert will provide strategic guidance to accelerate Zeguro’s cybersecurity product innovation. Zeguro, a leading startup in the cybersecurity and cyber insurance space, announced today that they would be adding Bill O’Connell as a new strategic advisor. Mr. O’Connell brings his extensive cybersecurity and information technology expertise from his roles at ADP, Deloitte, and as […], an early-stage company whose founders say they want to democratize stock investing, has brought some notable Hollywood, media and sports figures on board as part owners. The New York-based startup, founded in 2017, announced a $15 million Series B round of funding. The round was co-led by venture-capital firms Accel and Greycroft, with participation […]

The day before Robinhood goes under the Congressional hammer, domestic rival announced this morning that it has closed a $220 million funding round at a $1.2 billion valuation. News of the round was first broken by TechCrunch. Further reporting colored in the lines concerning the investment’s size and valuation range. Confirming the funding news today, Public added […]

Like Shyp, Airhouse exists to take the pain out of shipping. But its customers are direct-to-consumer brands, and it aims to avoid some of Shyp’s missteps. By the time on-demand delivery startup Shyp collapsed in March 2018, its cofounder and CEO, Kevin Gibbon, was already thinking about his next company. As he told me at […]

With Google and Facebook yielding massive control over the online ad market, leaving only scraps for other ad platforms, perhaps it was only natural that tech startups would take a step back and start to look for opportunities in selling billboards. AdQuick, a marketplace for out of home (OOH) advertising, tells TechCrunch that it has […]

Asaak, a Ugandan asset financing startup, has secured $30 million in pre-Series A equity and debt funding. The round saw the participation of new and existing investors including Resolute Ventures, Social Capital, HOF Capital, Founders Factory Africa, End Poverty Make Trillions, Decentralized VC and a number of angel investors. Asaak offers motorbike financing to operators, […]

Crypto exchange BitOasis has raised $30 million in a Series B funding round co-led by Jump Capital and venture capital firm Wamda Capital, which focuses on the Middle East and North Africa. The money will be used to fund the Dubai-based exchange’s expansion in the region and to meet regulatory compliance. Other investors included Alameda […]