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Kuda, the African challenger bank, raises $55M at a $500M valuation

Kuda Bank, the London-based, Nigerian-operating startup that is taking on incumbents in the country with a mobile-first, personalised and often cheaper set of banking services built on newer, API-based infrastructure, has been on a growth tear in the.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchAug 2nd, 2021

New research reveals credit rating agencies responded too slowly to COVID-19

The first study into the effect of COVID-19 on sovereign credit ratings found that rating agencies were slow to react to the pandemic's unprecedented economic and fiscal reverberations. The research raises questions about the timeliness and reliabili.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 24th, 2021

Bizarre armoured spikes belong to oldest ankylosaur ever discovered

An unusual fossil showing a series of spikes fused to a rib has been revealed to be the remains of the oldest ankylosaur ever found and the first from the African continent......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 24th, 2021

NFT-based fantasy football card firm raises $680m

But some fans question if crypto-assets and football are a good mix......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Jeep, Fiat, Ram to raise money for fighting pandemics in deal with Bono brand company

The Stellantis brands will release special edition vehicles as part of a multiyear partnership with Red, a brand licensing company that raises money to fight global health emergencies......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Security audit raises severe warnings on Chinese smartphone models

The audit red-flagged Xiaomi and Huawei phones but gave OnePlus a pass. Enlarge / Be sure you know what you're getting into before buying and using unfamiliarly branded smartphones—especially international models not originally intended for yo.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

Netflix Launches Free Plan in Kenya To Boost Growth

Netflix said on Monday it is launching a free mobile plan in Kenya as the global streaming giant looks to tap the East African nation that is home to over 20 million internet users. From a report: The free plan, which will be rolled out to all users.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Endangered African Penguins, With Multiple Bee Stings, Are Found Dead

More than 60 endangered African penguins were recently found dead, all with multiple bee stings and no other external injuries, according to officials in a coastal city in South Africa where the birds regularly migrate. From a report: Sixty-three dea.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Just raises $8M in its effort to beat Root at the car insurance game

Just Insure, a pay-per-mile insurance technology company, has raised $8 million in a funding round.  CrossCut Ventures, ManchesterStory and Western Technology Investments co-led the investment, which brings its total raised to $15.3 million since it.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Bilt Rewards banks $60M growth on a $350M valuation to advance credit card benefits for renters

The latest round comes just 90 days from Bilt's launch. Bilt Rewards, a loyalty program for property renters to earn points on rent with no fees and build a path toward homeownership, announced Tuesday a round of $60 million in growth fundi.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Battery Resourcers raises $70M to grow closed-loop battery supply chain

Battery Resourcers, a startup that’s developing a closed-loop approach to lithium-ion battery materials, has closed $70 million in mid-round funding to scale its commercial operations across two continents. The company, which is based in Worcester,.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

NEX raises $25M, launches Active Arcade to get people moving

There is a physical activity deficit in our world. Three fourths of adults say staying in shape is very important for health benefits. Yet, one in four adults and 81% of adolescents are insufficiently physically active, according to the World Health.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Moon"s Tycho crater revealed in intricate detail

The National Science Foundation's Green Bank Observatory (GBO) and National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), and Raytheon Intelligence & Space (RI&S) have released a new high-resolution image of the moon, the highest-ever taken from the ground usi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Blue Bear Capital raises $150M to fund climate, energy and infrastructure tech

Blue Bear Capital has raised a new $150 million fund that will be used to find and invest in startups developing technology aimed at speeding up the adoption and industrialization of renewable energy. This is the venture firm’s second fund, whi.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Fivetran hauls in $565M on $5.6B valuation, acquires competitor HVR for $700M

Fivetran, the data connectivity startup, had a big day today. For starters it announced a $565 million investment on a $5.6 billion valuation, but it didn’t stop there. It also announced its second acquisition this year, snagging HVR, a data in.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

TrueLayer nabs $130M at a $1B+ valuation as open banking rises as a viable option to card networks

Open banking — a disruptive technology that seeks to bypass the dominance of card networks and other traditional financial rails by letting banks open their systems directly to developers (and new services) by way of APIs — continues to g.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Netflix launches free plan in Kenya to boost growth

Netflix said on Monday it is launching a free mobile plan in Kenya as the global streaming giant looks to tap the East African nation that is home to over 20 million internet users. The free plan, which will be rolled out to all users in Kenya in the.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Sorare raises $680 million for its fantasy sports NFT game

French startup Sorare has announced that it has raised a significant funding round. SoftBank's Vision Fund 2 has led a $680 million Series B round, which values the company at $4.3 billion. Sorare has built a fantasty football (soccer) platform b.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Flippa raises $11M to match online asset and business buyers, sellers

Flippa uses a proprietary business valuation tool and algorithm to match online business owners to qualified buyers. Flippa, an online marketplace to buy and sell online businesses and digital assets, announced its first venture-backed roun.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsSep 20th, 2021

Airwallex raises $200M at a $4B valuation to double down on business banking

Business, now more than ever before, is going digital, and today a startup that’s building a vertically integrated solution to meet business banking needs is announcing a big round of funding to tap into the opportunity. Airwallex — which.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsSep 20th, 2021

India’s Cars24, a used-vehicle sales platform, raises $450M at a $1.84B valuation

The used car market is getting another major infusion of venture capital today, with one of the faster scaling startups out of India picking up a major round of financing to double down on growth: Cars24 — a site and app that sells users cars a.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsSep 20th, 2021