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STARTUP • News
OLX Group invests up to $400M in used car marketplace Frontier Car Group at $700M valuation
November 11, 2019
Frontier Car Group, the Berlin-based startup building used car marketplaces targeting high-growth, emerging markets, has picked up another significant round of funding from a strategic backer also focusing on the same geographical opportunity. Today, OLX, the online classifieds division Prosus (the digital division of Naspers that listed earlier this year in Europe) announced that it […]
OLX Group invests up to $400M in used car marketplace Frontier Car Group at $700M valuation
November 11, 2019
Frontier Car Group, the Berlin-based startup building used car marketplaces targeting high-growth, emerging markets, has picked up another significant round of funding from a strategic backer also focusing on the same geographical opportunity. Today, OLX, the online classifieds division Prosus (the digital division of Naspers that listed earlier this year in Europe) announced that it […]
Join Jeremy Johnson from Andela at Disrupt Berlin
November 11, 2019
Over the past few years, Andela has built a simple yet powerful answer to the talent shortage in Silicon Valley and other overheating tech ecosystems. The company helps you hire some of the most talented software developers in a handful of African cities. That’s why I’m excited to announce that Andela co-founder and CEO Jeremy […]
Voi raises another $85M for its European e-scooter service
November 11, 2019
Voi Technology, the “micro-mobility” startup that operates an e-scooter service in a 38 cities across 10 European countries, has raised an $85 million in Series B funding. Backing the round is a mixture of existing and new investors. They include Balderton Capital, Creandum, Project A, JME Ventures, Raine Ventures, Kreos Capital, Inbox Capital, Rider Global, […]
Voi raises another $85M for its European e-scooter service
November 11, 2019
Voi Technology, the “micro-mobility” startup that operates an e-scooter service in a 38 cities across 10 European countries, has raised an $85 million in Series B funding. Backing the round is a mixture of existing and new investors. They include Balderton Capital, Creandum, Project A, JME Ventures, Raine Ventures, Kreos Capital, Inbox Capital, Rider Global, […]

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STARTUP • Business
Disney+ opens up a new front in the Streaming Wars
November 11, 2019
There are three races to watch when it comes to streaming video, and there is good reason to believe Disney plans to win all three.
Venture Deals
Branch Announces $2.4M Seed Round
November 11, 2019
NEW YORK, NY, Branch has announced its $2.4M seed round led by Nine Four Ventures.
Transitiv Raises $1.7M Seed Round
November 11, 2019
ATLANTA, GA, Transitiv has closed a $1.7 Million seed investment led by Vocap Investment Partners.
Workato Secures $70M in Series C Funding
November 11, 2019
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, Enterprise automation platform, today announced it has secured $70 million in Series C funding led by Redpoint Ventures.
GuRu Wireless Snares $15M in Series A
November 11, 2019
PASADENA, CA, GuRu Wireless announced it received $15 million in Series A funding from Kairos Ventures and BOLD Capital Partners.
Extend Raises $16M Funding
November 8, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO, Extend has raised $16.4 million in funding led by GreatPoint Ventures.
Hundred Raises $8M Investment
November 8, 2019
NEW YORK, NY, Hundred has received a $8M investment from Insight Partners.
Venture Capital
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STARTUP • Trends
Apple pulls app that let you stalk people you follow on Instagram
November 11, 2019
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

In October, Instagram phased out the “Following” tab. That’s because it shared a lot of information about what your friends and the people you follow were doing on the social network — maybe too much — and Instagram said some people were surprised their activity was showing up there. And now, the company is apparently keeping others from re-creating that idea: Apple has removed Like Patrol from the App Store, according to CNET.

At the end of October, Instagram sent a cease-and-desist letter to Like Patrol, an app described by its maker as the Following tab “on steroids,” and on Saturday, Apple reportedly removed it from its iOS marketplace entirely.

Like Patrol went beyond the Following tab in some...

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Technology Trends
Internet Trends
If humans disappeared, which species would dominate the Earth?
November 11, 2019

In a post-apocalyptic future, what might happen to life if humans left the scene? After all, humans are very likely to disappear long before the sun expands into a red giant and exterminates all living things from the Earth. Assuming that we don’t extinguish all other life as we disappear (an unlikely feat in spite of our unique propensity for driving extinction), history tells us to expect some pretty fundamental changes when humans are no longer the planet’s dominant animal species. So if we were given the chance to peek forward in time at the Earth some 50m years after…

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STARTUP • Insights
Rapper Chamillionaire launches $100,000 competition for minority start-ups
November 11, 2019
To bring more awareness to a demographic of startup companies that have been historically underrepresented in the investment world, Chamillionaire, E40, and Republic.co, will be investing $100,000 in a minority or woman founded startup company.
Startup Insights
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STARTUP • Hints
5 Fastest-Growing Cannabis Jobs In 2019: From Operations To Marketing
November 11, 2019
Take a look at the average salaries of some of the top gigs in the CannaBusiness this year.
What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Pro Wrestler Chris Jericho
November 11, 2019
Start by believing in yourself.

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STARTUP • Stories
TeamViewer: remote dreamboat
November 11, 2019
Tech group makes up for lack of allure with good earnings and decent growth potential
Travis drops off Uber shares
November 11, 2019
Apple should have gone to Specsavers, tech week ahead, the inflatable smartwatch
Chime rings the changes after two-day outage
November 11, 2019
Largest US challenger bank left 5m customers without access to their accounts
Germany calls on EU to tighten grip on Big Tech
November 11, 2019
Economic affairs minister Peter Altmaier urges ‘tougher oversight’ to maintain competition
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