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Ikea invests in Livspace, a one-stop platform for interior design based in India

Ikea invests in Livspace, a one-stop platform for interior design based in India Fresh from raising $70 million last year via big names including Goldman Sachs and TPG Growth, Livspace, an India-based startup that offers a one-stop-shop for interior design, has lured yet another marquee investor: Ikea. The startup said today it has […]

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Pi Day wasn’t pleasant for a lot of tech execs

Pi Day wasn’t pleasant for a lot of tech execs Pi Day is apparently New Job day for tech execs and VCs these days. Leaving: Lee Fixel It’s not every day that one of the top VC investors heads out from their shop. TechCrunch’s @cookie aka Connie Loizos has the story: Lee […]

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BeliMobilGue raises $10M for its used-car sales platform in Indonesia

BeliMobilGue raises M for its used-car sales platform in Indonesia BeliMobilGue, a used car sales platform in Indonesia, has fueled up with a $10 million Series round for the race to dominate the automotive market in Southeast Asia’s largest economy. The company was started in 2017 as a joint venture between Europe’s Frontier […]

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

Africa Roundup: Zimbabwe’s net blackout, Partech’s 3M fund, Andela’s 0M raise, Flutterwave’s pivot Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Partech is doubling the size of its African venture fund to $143 million […]

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

Partech is doubling the size of its African venture fund to 3 million Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Zimbabwe’s government faces off against its tech community over internet restrictions Flutterwave and […]

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Uber’s IPO may not be as eye-popping as we expected

Uber’s IPO may not be as eye-popping as we expected Uber is expected to raise $10 billion later this year in one of the largest U.S. initial public offerings in history. The float will value the ride-hailing giant somewhere between $76 billion — the valuation it garnered with its last private financing […]

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Uber files confidentially for IPO

Uber files confidentially for IPO Two days after Lyft submitted paperwork to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for an early 2019 initial public offering, Uber has done the same, per The Wall Street Journal. The company filed confidentially for an IPO on Friday, marking the beginning of a race for the two […]

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Africa Roundup: Paga goes global and 4 startups raise $99M in VC

Africa Roundup: Paga goes global and 4 startups raise M in VC Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Polestar unveils first production EV with aim to overtake Tesla Liquid Telecom goes long […]

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India’s Livspace raises $70M for its one-stop-shop for interior design

India’s Livspace raises M for its one-stop-shop for interior design Livspace, an India-based startup that helps consumers manage home renovations and interior design, has pulled in a $70 million Series C deal that’s led by Goldman Sachs and TPG Growth. Existing investors Jungle Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Helion Ventures also took part in […]

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India’s BookMyShow pulls in $100M to grow its online ticketing business

India’s BookMyShow pulls in 0M to grow its online ticketing business BookMyShow, an online ticketing service for cinemas, theatres and sports in India, has pulled in $100 million in new capital for growth. The Series D round was led by private investment firm TPG Growth and it included participation from undisclosed existing investors. […]

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