Startups Weekly: What’s up with YC? Plus, mobility layoffs and Airbnb’s grand plans

March 9, 2019 0

Where to begin… Netflix darling Marie Kondo is hitting up Sand Hill Road in search of $40 million to fund an ecommerce platform, Y Combinator

eToro bringing crypto trading and wallet to the US

March 7, 2019 0

eToro, the social investing and trading platform, announced that it will finally be launching its platform in the US. The platform, which already operates in

Blueground raises $20 million for flexible apartment rentals

March 5, 2019 0

Blueground, the startup providing turnkey flexible rental apartments, has raised $20 million in a round led by Athens-based VentureFriends, with participation from Endeavor Catalyst, Dubai’s

Alibaba’s Ant Financial buys UK currency exchange giant WorldFirst reportedly for around $700M

February 14, 2019 0

Ant Financial, the financial services behemoth affiliated with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, has made its first big move into Europe. It’s acquired London-headquartered payments company

PayPal shutters Malaysia office as part of customer service reorg

February 13, 2019 0

Payment giant PayPal has closed its office in Malaysia as part of a restructuring of its customer support teams. The office, located in capital city

Africa Roundup: Zimbabwe’s net blackout, Partech’s $143M fund, Andela’s $100M raise, Flutterwave’s pivot

February 7, 2019 0

Jake Bright Contributor More posts by this contributor Partech is doubling the size of its African venture fund to $143 million Zimbabwe’s government faces off

Global investor SparkLabs launches a consultancy business for corporates

February 6, 2019 0

Global investor SparkLabs is adding another business line after it announced a new consultancy division that’s aimed at working with Fortune 500 companies and other global

First China, now Starbucks gets an ambitious VC-funded rival in Indonesia

February 1, 2019 0

Asia’s venture capital-backed startups are gunning for Starbucks. In China, the U.S. coffee giant is being pushed by Luckin Coffee, a $2.2 billion challenger surfing

Partech is doubling the size of its African venture fund to $143 million

January 31, 2019 0

Jake Bright Contributor More posts by this contributor Zimbabwe’s government faces off against its tech community over internet restrictions Flutterwave and Visa launch African consumer

Chat app Line’s mobile payment service is getting its own Visa card

January 30, 2019 0

Brown, Cony and the gang are coming to a credit card near you in Japan. Line, the messaging app company behind the cute sticker characters,

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