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Anti-bot startup Kasada raises $7M in Series A from CIA’s venture fund In-Q-Tel

Anti-bot startup Kasada raises M in Series A from CIA’s venture fund In-Q-Tel Kasada, an anti-bot startup we profiled earlier this year, has raised $7 million in its Series A led by In-Q-Tel, the non-profit venture arm of the intelligence community. The Sydney and Chicago-based company helps to fight online bots using […]

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Meet Dongtu, the Giphy of China

Meet Dongtu, the Giphy of China With its own universe of homegrown social networks, e-commerce platforms and search engines, the Chinese internet is a world apart from its counterpart in the U.S. But in some areas, the two countries are surprisingly similar. That’s particularly true of people’s love for GIFs . Some feelings […]

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Opera’s Africa fintech startup OPay gains $120M from Chinese investors

Opera’s Africa fintech startup OPay gains 0M from Chinese investors Africa focused fintech startup OPay has raised a $120 million Series B round backed by Chinese investors. Located in Lagos and founded by consumer internet company Opera, OPay will use the funds to scale in Nigeria and expand its payments product to […]

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Eigen nabs $37M to help banks and others parse huge documents using natural language and ‘small data’

Eigen nabs M to help banks and others parse huge documents using natural language and ‘small data’ One of the bigger trends in enterprise software has been the emergence of startups building tools to make the benefits of artificial intelligence technology more accessible to non-tech companies. Today, one that has built a […]

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Founder’s guide to the pre-IPO secondary market

Founder’s guide to the pre-IPO secondary market Ryan Conner Contributor Share on Twitter Ryan Conner is a corporate attorney at Atrium part of the General Counsel Group representing early-stage startups. The increase in activity in the pre-IPO secondary market means that founders, early employees, and investors are receiving liquidity much sooner in […]

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India’s Fyle bags $4.5M to expand its expense management platform in US, other international markets

India’s Fyle bags .5M to expand its expense management platform in US, other international markets Fyle, a Bangalore-headquartered startup that operates an expense management platform, has extended its previous financing round to add $4.5 million of new investment as it looks to court more clients in overseas markets. The additional $4.5 million […]

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Is blitzscaling killing early employee equity opportunities?

Is blitzscaling killing early employee equity opportunities? Silicon Valley has many dreams. One dream — the Hollywood version anyway — is for a down-and-out founder to begin tinkering and coding in their proverbial garage, eventually building a product that is loved by humans the world over and becoming a startup billionaire in […]

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From seed to Series A: Scaling a startup in Latin America today

From seed to Series A: Scaling a startup in Latin America today Nathan Lustig Contributor Nathan Lustig is an entrepreneur and managing partner at Magma Partners, a seed-stage investment fund in Santiago, Chile. More posts by this contributor Latin America’s Movile is quietly building a mobile empire Latin America’s Groupon Mafia It’s […]

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Grab raises more money — again

Grab raises more money — again Southeast Asia’s highest-capitalized startup is sitting on even more money from investors today after ride-hailing Grab announced it has raised $300 million from Invesco. The deal takes Singapore-based Grab $7.5 billion raised to date. The money is part of its ongoing — feels-like-everlasting — Series H […]

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MAX.ng raises $7M round backed by Yamaha and pilots EVs in Nigeria

MAX.ng raises M round backed by Yamaha and pilots EVs in Nigeria Nigerian motorcycle transit startup MAX.ng has raised a $7 million funding round led by Novastar Ventures, with participation of Japanese manufacturer Yamaha. Based in Lagos, the company’s app-based platform coordinates motorcycle taxi and delivery services for individuals and businesses. Six-million […]

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