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Egypt’s Paymob closes $18.5M Series A to expand payments services across MENA

While Nigeria and Kenya have been at the forefront of African fintech innovation, activities in Egypt are beginning to shape up nicely. Right now, Egypt is home to a burgeoning fintech startup ecosystem, and today, one of its biggest players, Paymob.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchApr 8th, 2021

Honda taps H.E.R. for return of Civic Tour concert series but must overcome livestream fatigue

H.E.R. will perform at the April 28 event hosted on Live Nation's Twitch channel as the automaker seeks to build buzz for the 2022 Civic......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News8 hr. 40 min. ago

Hear how to raise big funding (and use it well) from FirstMark’s Rick Heitzmann and Orchard’s Court Cunningham

Orchard, founded in 2017, was relatively early to the proptech industry. The company, originally called Perch, focused on dual-trackers, which are folks who are both buying and selling a home simultaneously. FirstMark Capital led both the Series A an.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News9 hr. 40 min. ago

TCL 20 series expands with new 20 Pro 5G, 20L+, and 20L

TCL has announced three new phones in the TCL 20 series -- the TCL 20 Pro, 20L, and 20L+. The phones span price ranges and have varying features......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News11 hr. 40 min. ago

Zeta in talks with SoftBank to raise at over $1 billion valuation

Banking tech startup Zeta is inching closer to the much sought-after unicorn status as it talks to investors to finalize a new round, sources familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. SoftBank Vision Fund 2 is in talks to lead a ~$250 million Series.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News12 hr. 40 min. ago

TikTok funds first episodic public health series ‘VIRAL’ from NowThis

TikTok is taking another step towards directly funding publishers’ content with today’s announcement that it’s financially backing the production of media publisher NowThis’ new series, “VIRAL,” which will feature.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News12 hr. 40 min. ago

How Pilot charted a course of not raising too much money

A few weeks ago, we wrote about fintech Pilot raising a $100 million Series C that doubled the company’s valuation to $1.2 billion. Bezos Expeditions — Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ personal investment fund — and Whale Rock Capital joined the ro.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News14 hr. 8 min. ago

Honda taps H.E.R. for return of Civic Tour concert series, but must overcome livestream fatigue

H.E.R. will perform at the April 28 event hosted on Live Nation's Twitch channel as the automaker seeks to build buzz for the 2022 Civic......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News14 hr. 8 min. ago

Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile kill their cross-carrier RCS messaging plans

Carriers reveal they've wasted the last 18 months pretending to do an RCS rollout. Enlarge / Google Messenger is the biggest RCS app out there. (credit: Google) The Rich Communication Services (RCS) rollout continues to be a hopeless disaster.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News14 hr. 41 min. ago

Check out the tech leaders joining us on Extra Crunch Live in May

Extra Crunch Live, our weekly event series that connects founders with tech leaders, is really picking up speed. Recently, we had a conversation with Accel’s Dan Levine and Scale’s Alexandr Wang about how sometimes, unconventional VC deal.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News15 hr. 8 min. ago

Honda taps H.E.R. for the return of its Civic Tour concert series, but must overcome livestream fatigue

H.E.R. will perform at the April 28 event hosted on Live Nation's Twitch channel as the automaker seeks to build buzz for the 2022 Civic......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News15 hr. 8 min. ago

PlexTrac raises $10M Series A round for its collaboration-centric security platform

PlexTrac, a Boise, ID-based security service that aims to provide a unified workflow automation platform for red and blue teams, today announced that it has raised a $10 million Series A funding round led by Noro-Moseley Partners and Madrona Venture.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News17 hr. 8 min. ago

Astranis raises $250M at a $1.4B valuation for smaller, cheaper geostationary communications satellites

Space startup Astranis has raised a $250 million Series C round to provide it with a capital injection to help scale manufacturing of its unique MicroGEO satellites — geostationary communications satellites that are much smaller than the typical ma.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News17 hr. 8 min. ago

UAE to send rover to the Moon in 2022

Lunar exploration firm iSpace said Wednesday it will transport a United Arab Emirates unmanned rover to the Moon next year, as the Gulf state seeks to expand its space sector......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 8 min. ago

TCL builds out the TCL 20 series with the new 20 Pro and 20L

TCL has announced three new phones in the TCL 20 series -- the TCL 20 Pro, 20L, and 20L+. The phones span price ranges and have varying features......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News17 hr. 9 min. ago

Outschool is the newest edtech unicorn

Outschool, a marketplace providing small-group, virtual after-school activities for children has raised a $75 million Series C led by Coatue and Tiger Global Management. TechCrunch first learned of the round from sources familiar with the transaction.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News18 hr. 40 min. ago

Slice raises $40M to power ordering and marketing for independent pizzerias

Slice, a startup that helps independent pizzerias build an online business, has raised another $40 million in Series D funding. The round was led by Cross Creek, with participation from KKR, GGV Capital and Primary Ventures, as well as Twitter’.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News20 hr. 40 min. ago

Boasting menus from chefs at French Laundry, vegetarian mealkit startup Simple Feast hits the U.S.

Offering a respite from processed foods for the richest 20% of Americans, Simple Feast has landed on U.S. shores with a mission to expand its presence on the back of $45 million in financing from investors. The European startup is looking to take a p.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News20 hr. 40 min. ago

South Africa’s Quro Medical comes out of stealth with $1.1M to expand its hospital-at-home service

For a continent with such stark inequality, Africa has seen limited innovation to increase access to healthcare and reduce healthcare delivery costs. Over the years, there has been continued investment in traditional care models despite the overwhelm.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News22 hr. 40 min. ago

Vanadium ion battery startup Standard Energy raises $8.9M Series C from SoftBank Ventures Asia

Standard Energy, a vanadium ion battery developer, announced today it has raised a $8.9 million Series C from SoftBank Ventures Asia. The South Korea-based company says its batteries’ advantages over lithium ion include less risk of ignition and th.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News22 hr. 40 min. ago

Messaging app Wire raises $21 million

Wire, the end-to-end encrypted messaging app and service, has raised a $21 million Series B funding round led by UVC Partners. As the company said a couple of years ago, the company is focusing on the enterprise market more than ever. While Wire star.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News22 hr. 40 min. ago