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Tradeshift raises $240M and appears to put its expected IPO on hold — for now

Tradeshift raises 0M and appears to put its expected IPO on hold — for now Tradeshift — the startup which set out to disrupt the traditional arena of supply chain payments and marketplaces when it first appeared in 2008 – has today announced a new funding round of $240 million in equity […]

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Auto workers’ strike pushes GM losses past $1 billion

Auto workers’ strike pushes GM losses past billion The workers strike against General Motors — now in its third week — has cost the automaker more than $1 billion during the third quarter, according to a research note from J.P. Morgan analyst Ryan Brickman. And those losses are accelerating with each passing […]

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Update on Nigerian fintech firm Interswitch and its speculative IPO

Update on Nigerian fintech firm Interswitch and its speculative IPO Nigerian fintech firm Interswitch has been circulating in business news around a possible IPO on the London Stock Exchange. Last month Bloomberg News ran a story—based on unnamed sources—reporting the financial services firm had hired investment banks to go public on the […]

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Y Combinator graduate PredictLeads helps VCs hunt for unicorns

Y Combinator graduate PredictLeads helps VCs hunt for unicorns The Slovenian founders behind PredictLeads, another recent Y Combinator graduate, applied to the prestigious accelerator five times before they were admitted. Their business, which helps venture capital firms and sales teams identify high growth companies, i.e. potential investments and potential customers, had come […]

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Learn how enterprise startups win big deals at TechCrunch’s Enterprise show on Sept. 5

Learn how enterprise startups win big deals at TechCrunch’s Enterprise show on Sept. 5 Big companies today may want to look and feel like startups, but when it comes to the way they approach buying new enterprise solutions, especially from new entrants. But from the standpoint of a true startup, closing deals […]

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U.S. Treasury just designated China as a currency manipulator, so expect more economic shocks

U.S. Treasury just designated China as a currency manipulator, so expect more economic shocks The U.S. Treasury has just taken the extraordinary step of designating China as a currency manipulator, something no administration has done since the days of Bill Clinton. With the action, the trade war between the U.S. and China […]

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Vizio rolls out its Apple AirPlay and HomeKit integrations to its SmartCast TV platform

Vizio rolls out its Apple AirPlay and HomeKit integrations to its SmartCast TV platform Ahead of Apple launching its big video streaming initiative Apple TV+ this autumn, a integration is going live today that brings Apple closer to working with third-party TV makers and making its services available on a wider array […]

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Apple reportedly shifting to new keyboard design in 2019/2020 MacBooks

Apple reportedly shifting to new keyboard design in 2019/2020 MacBooks Apple is set to replace the technology underlying the keyboards found in its MacBook Air and MacBook Pro computers, according to a new report from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via 9to5Mac). Kuo is frequently accurate in his predictions, which are sourced from […]

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App revenue tops $39 billion in first half of 2019, up 15% from first half of last year

App revenue tops billion in first half of 2019, up 15% from first half of last year App store spending is continuing to grow, although not as quickly as in years past. According to a new report from Sensor Tower, the iOS App Store and Google Play combined brought in $39.7 billion […]

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VCs double down on data-driven investment models

VCs double down on data-driven investment models Social Capital co-founder Chamath Palihapitiya is spinning out a company from his venture capital fund-turned-family-office, TechCrunch has learned. The new entity, temporarily dubbed CaaS (short for capital-as-a-service) Technologies, will focus on providing data-driven insights to VC firms. Data informs investment decisions at VC funds more […]

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