Fundings & Exits

Wluper, a London-based startup building a better conversational AI, picks up $1.3M seed

November 23, 2018 0

Wluper, the London-based tech startup building a conversational AI to power knowledge-based voice assistants, has raised $1.3 million in seed funding. Leading the round is

China’s Geek+ raises $150M to build robots for warehouses and logistics

November 23, 2018 0

One of the most immediate — and already live — applications for robotics and artificial intelligence in general has been in using unmanned robots in

Zizoo, a booking.com for boats, sails for new markets with $7.4M on board

November 23, 2018 0

Berlin-based Zizoo — a startup which self describes as booking.com for boats — has nabbed a €6.5 million (~$7.4M) Series A to help more millennials find holiday

Cross-border fintech startup Instarem raises $20M for global expansion

November 22, 2018 0

Instarem, a Singapore-based startup that helps banks transfer money overseas cheaply, has raised a Series C round of over $20 million for global expansion. The

Autodesk agrees to buy PlanGrid for $875 million

November 21, 2018 0

Autodesk announced plans to acquire PlanGrid for $875 million today. The San Francisco startup helped move blueprints from paper to the iPad when it launched in

VOI Technology, the e-scooter startup from Sweden, raises $50M led by Balderton Capital

November 19, 2018 0

VOI Technology, an e-scooter startup headquartered in Sweden but with pan-European ambitions, has raised $50 million in Series A funding, confirming our earlier scoop. As

SparkLabs Taipei closes initial $4.25M for its first fund, adds Jeremy Lin as an advisor

November 18, 2018 0

SparkLabs Taipei, part of SparkLabs Group, the global network of accelerator programs and funds that works with emerging startup ecosystems, has raised $4.25 million in

Pirate Studios raises $20M from Talis Capital for its ‘self-service’ tech-enabled music studios

November 15, 2018 0

Pirate Studios, the music technology company that operates fully automated and self-service 24 hour music studios, has secured $20 million. The investment was led by

Okay, one final Form D note

November 13, 2018 0

Some more comments from readers on the changing culture around startups filing their Form Ds with the SEC, and then a short update on SoftBank

SAP agrees to buy Qualtrics for $8B in cash, just before the survey software company’s IPO

November 12, 2018 0

Ryan Smith of Qualtrics speaks onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2015 Enterprise software giant SAP announced today that it has agreed to acquire Qualtrics for