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Meet the startup that helped Microsoft build the world of Flight Simulator

Meet the startup that helped Microsoft build the world of Flight Simulator Microsoft’s new Flight Simulator is a technological marvel that sets a new standard for the genre. But to recreate a world that feels real and alive and contains billions of buildings all in the right spots, Microsoft and Asobo Studios […]

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Diaspora Ventures explains how AngelList’s rolling venture funds work

Diaspora Ventures explains how AngelList’s rolling venture funds work A few days ago, Ilan Abehassera and Carlos Diaz announced Diaspora Ventures, their new VC fund. The duo plan to invest in French founders who have a global mindset: They might be based in France and willing to relocate to the U.S., in […]

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Zoom and CrowdStrike hang onto 2020 gains despite huge earnings expectations

Zoom and CrowdStrike hang onto 2020 gains despite huge earnings expectations Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Yesterday after the bell, Zoom and CrowdStrike reported earnings. The two technology shops, members of the SaaS cohort of public companies […]

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Alphabet grew more than expected in Q1, but its ad business saw “significant slowdown” in March

Alphabet grew more than expected in Q1, but its ad business saw “significant slowdown” in March Today after the bell, Alphabet, parent company of Google, reported its Q1 2020 performance. The company’s $41.16 billion in revenue for the three-month period came in ahead of expectations, besting analyst estimates of $40.33 billion. However, […]

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With $8 million to consolidate Amazon’s top marketplace sellers, Perch makes its first deals

With million to consolidate Amazon’s top marketplace sellers, Perch makes its first deals After raising $8 million in November to roll up top Amazon marketplace companies, the new New York-based startup Perch has begun putting that money to work in its first few deals. The brainchild of Chris Bell, formerly Wayfair’s head […]

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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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