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Still in stealth mode, Duffel raises $21.5m in Series A from Benchmark for its travel platform

Still in stealth mode, Duffel raises .5m in Series A from Benchmark for its travel platform Ten months ago London startup Duffel hinted that it would be “a new way to book travel online, aiming at the booking experience ‘end to end’”, and announced a healthy $4.7M funding round, but not much […]

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Moka raises $27M led by Hillhouse to make hiring more data-driven in China

Moka raises M led by Hillhouse to make hiring more data-driven in China Moka, a startup that wants to make talent acquisition a little more data-driven for China-based companies that range from smartphone giant Xiaomi to Burger King’s local business, announced Monday that it has raised a 180 million yuan ($27 million) […]

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Startups Weekly: Is Y Combinator’s latest cohort too big?

Startups Weekly: Is Y Combinator’s latest cohort too big? Greetings from Chittorgarh, one of my stops on a two-week excursion through Goa and Rajasthan, India. I’ve been a little too busy exploring, photographing cows and monkeys and eating a lot of delicious food to keep up with *all* the tech news, but […]

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Turo’s new dongle will let customers instantly find and unlock cars

Turo’s new dongle will let customers instantly find and unlock cars Turo, the peer-to-peer car-sharing company described as the ‘Airbnb of cars,’ is rolling out a new product that will let users locate and unlock cars right from the app. The new product, called Turo Go, is a dongle and an accompanying […]

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GM is going to allow Ford vehicles and other competitors on its Maven car-sharing platform

GM is going to allow Ford vehicles and other competitors on its Maven car-sharing platform GM’s car-sharing subsidiary Maven is undergoing another expansion. This time, it’s not just to a new city. Maven plans to open up its new peer-to-peer car rental service to allow owners to rent out non-GM vehicles. It is […]

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Car-sharing network Turo expands service in UK

Car-sharing network Turo expands service in UK Turo — the peer-to-peer car-sharing marketplace sometimes referred to as the ‘Airbnb of cars’ — is expanding to the UK. And this time, everyday car owners can actually use it. The San Francisco-based company expanded to the UK once before in 2016. But at the […]

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Turo files lawsuit against Los Angeles in car-sharing battle at LAX

Turo files lawsuit against Los Angeles in car-sharing battle at LAX Peer-to-peer car-sharing marketplace Turo has filed a lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles Airport in a preemptive strike aimed at defending the ability of its users to rent out their personal cars at Los Angeles International Airport. Turo filed the […]

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Uber’s European rival Taxify raises $175M led by Daimler at a $1B valuation

Uber’s European rival Taxify raises 5M led by Daimler at a B valuation There’s a new unicorn in the global ride-hailing space after Taxify, a startup born in Estonia that does battle with Uber across Europe and Africa, closed $175 million in new funding that takes it valuation to the $1 billion […]

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DriveShare will let you rent out your classic ’57 Chevy

DriveShare will let you rent out your classic ’57 Chevy  Say you have a ’57 Chevy. Sky blue and white. It’s a beauty. But it sits in your garage most of the year. That’s where DriveShare comes in. Backed by Haggerty, the collectible car insurance company, this peer-to-peer rental service lets owners […]

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