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MotoRefi raises $10M to keep pedal on auto refinancing growth

A month before the COVID-19 pandemic had spread to North America, auto fintech startup MotoRefi — newly armed with nearly $9 million in venture capital — was preparing to bring its refinancing platform to the masses. CEO Kevin Bennett, and the in.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchJan 22nd, 2021

NASSCOM Public Policy Monthly Newsletter: March 2021

Focus of the month   Union Budget 2021-22 The Union Budget 2021-22 seizes the available opportunities for growth in the technology sector by extending a conducive fiscal and policy environment. It also leverages India’s existing strengths, for exa.....»»

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WAN challenges steer auto-rental firm to SASE

Latency and reliability concerns set car rental company Sixt on a path to rearchitect its WAN. That led the global company, which has locations in more than 100 countries, to become an early adopter of the network-security architecture dubbed secu.....»»

Category: securitySource:  networkworldRelated News4 hr. 0 min. ago

UK challenger bank Starling raises $376M, now valued at $1.9B

Challenger banks continue to see huge infusions of cash from investors bullish on the opportunity for smaller and faster-moving tech-based banking startups to woo customers from their larger rivals. In the latest development, UK-based Starling announ.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News4 hr. 32 min. ago

Post Budget Memorandum 2021-22

NASSCOM welcomes the growth-oriented Union Budget 2021-22 (Budget) presented by the Ministry of Finance. The proposals in the Budget seize important opportunities for growth, besides leveraging India’s existing strengths in areas of financial techn.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News4 hr. 59 min. ago

Interactive whiteboard shipments to gain momentum

The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of large-size LCD panel applications can still see a double-digit rate in the next five years, bolstered by the growing popularity of over 9-inch automotive boards and interactive whiteboards (IWB), according to.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News5 hr. 0 min. ago

Hong Kong fintech unicorn WeLab raises $75M led by insurance giant Allianz

One of the few industries that have benefited from the COVID-19 crisis is online finance. Around the world, the pandemic has forced consumers to adopt digital banking. Hong Kong’s WeLab, a fintech company founded in 2013, saw users soar by 20%.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News5 hr. 32 min. ago

Porsche raises stake in electric car and components maker Rimac Automobili

Rimac Automobili, the Croatian company known for its electric hypercars and battery and powertrain development, has gained yet another investment from Porsche AG. Porsche said Monday it has invested 70 million euros ($83.3 miilion) into Rimac, a move.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News5 hr. 32 min. ago

Next supply issue: Foam shortage on the horizon

The blizzard in Texas halted production of chemicals needed for auto seats. Sources say production could be impacted as soon as this week......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News9 hr. 0 min. ago

Praava Health raises $10.6M to increase access to quality healthcare in Bangladesh

Before launching Praava Health, a company that combines telemedicine with physical clinics, Sylvana Sinha had a successful career in international law, including serving as a foreign policy advisor to Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign a.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News11 hr. 0 min. ago

When Amazon Raises Its Minimum Wage, Local Companies Follow Suit

In the areas where Amazon operates, "low-wage workers at other businesses have seen significant wage growth since 2018..." reports the New York Times, "and not because of new minimum-wage laws." The gains are a direct result of Amazon's corporate de.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 7th, 2021

Gig companies fear a worker shortage, despite a recession

Execs feel the strain as pandemic and government aid reduce supply and demand. Enlarge (credit: Ore Huiying/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Unemployment in the US remains stubbornly high at 6.3 percent. Job growth has stalled, with 9.6 million few.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

White House could shake up auto finance

A stack of concerns awaits the vehicle finance sector as the Biden administration and new Congress settle in and consider changes in regulatory and enforcement priorities......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

How Rani Therapeutics’ robotic pill could change subcutaneous injection treatment

A new auto-injecting pill might soon become a replacement for subcutaneous injection treatments. The idea for this so-called robotic pill came out of a research project around eight years ago from InCube Labs—a life sciences lab operated by Rani Th.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

How Rani Therapeutics’ robotic pill could change subcutaneous injection treament

A new auto-injecting pill might soon become a replacement for subcutaneous injection treatments. The idea for this so-called robotic pill came out of a research project around eight years ago from InCube Labs—a life sciences lab operated by Rani Th.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Eco raises $26M in a16z-led round to scale its digital cryptocurrency platform

Eco raises $26M in a16z-led round to scale its digital cryptocurrency platform.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Oocyte growth relies on physical phenomena that drive smaller cells to dump their contents into a larger cell

Egg cells are by far the largest cells produced by most organisms. In humans, they are several times larger than a typical body cell and about 10,000 times larger than sperm cells......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Understanding how investors value growth in 2021

We’re not digging into another IPO filing today. You can read all about AppLovin’s filing here, or ThredUp’s document here. This morning, instead, we’re talking about an old favorite: software valuations. The folks over at Bat.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

YC-backed Pangea discusses growth, fundraising ahead of demo day

Pangea, a marketplace startup that wants to connect college freelancers and companies in need of digital help, is seeing its growth rate accelerate as it races toward the impending Y Combinator demo day. It’s traditional around this time that s.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Top Insurance industry trends for 2021

The Insurance industry is mostly expected to search for growth through new service-based models, innovative products and better focus on fraud prevention.   2020 has been a year of unprecedented disruption for many industries, and insurance companie.....»»

Category: hostingSource:  dailyhostnewsRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Study: Combined liver-cytokine humanization rescues circulating red blood cells for testing drugs

In a new study by the Yale Department of Immunobiology and Yale Cancer Center, researchers report combined liver and growth factor humanization enhances human red blood cell production and survival in circulation the immunodeficient murine host. The.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021