Jungle Ventures launches fourth fund, targets to raise $250m

The new fund is expected to close by the second half of this year. Source link

Google Earth gets an update – Venture Capital

Google Earth gives users a new look at a changing planet, Facebook tests new business discovery features and Autodesk acquires Upchain. This is your Daily Crunch for April 15, 2021. The big story: Google Earth gets an update Google is describing this as Google...

Driverless truck developer TuSimple debuts on Nasdaq

The Chinese startup raised US$1.1 billion at a market capitalization of US$8.5 billion and ended the trading day unchanged. Source link

Singapore-based esports firm bags $1m from Tembusu Partners’ PE fund

RSG aims to reach a gaming audience of 150 million in Southeast Asia by 2021 by expanding into newer emerging markets. Source link

Indian micro VC iSeed secures $15m as part of second fund

Called iSeed II, the fund will look to invest in 50 startups with ticket sizes of US$100,000 to US$250,000 during seed stages. Source link

Online bank N26 jumps into insurance, taking on giants like Allianz

German online bank N26 has launched an insurance service.N26LONDON — German digital bank N26 is getting into insurance.The Berlin-based fintech said Thursday that it's launching insurance policies for smartphones in partnership with local start-up...

Openspace Ventures’ new follow-on fund to raise around $100m in first close

The first close of its fund, OSV+, is expected to be in the second quarter of this year. Source link

Spotify unveils an in-car entertainment system – Venture Capital

Spotify wants to have a bigger presence in your car, Apple hints at iPad-centric announcements and Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop goes on sale. This is your Daily Crunch for April 13, 2021. The big story: Spotify unveils an in-car entertainment system Spotify’s...

China’s Xpeng in the race to automate EVs with lidar – Startups

Elon Musk famously said any company relying on lidar is “doomed.” Tesla instead believes automated driving functions are built on visual recognition and is even working to remove the radar. China’s Xpeng begs to differ. Founded in 2014, Xpeng is one of China’s...

Pansar completes purchase of PESB, raises order book value to RM2.22 bln

KUALA LUMPUR, April 13 -- Pansar Bhd has completed the acquisition of Perbena Emas Sdn Bhd (PESB), marking its strategic entry into the construction industry. In a statement today, the engineering solutions provider said the acquisition brings an additional RM2...

Tiger Global goes super aggressive in India – Startups

Recent roars from an investment firm, credited to put Indian startups on the global map in the past decade and a half, are turning local young firms into unicorns at a pace never seen before in the world’s second largest internet market. Tiger Global has...

This startup summer could be blistering – Startups

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s broadly based on the daily column that appears on Extra Crunch, but free, and made for your weekend reading.  Ready? Let’s talk money, startups and spicy IPO rumors. The...

Google Earth gets an update – Venture Capital

Google Earth gives users a new look at a changing planet, Facebook tests new business discovery features and Autodesk acquires Upchain. This is your Daily Crunch for April 15, 2021. The big story: Google Earth gets an update Google is describing this as Google...

Days Go By – Venture Capital

You may ask yourself, say the Talking Heads. What is this thing working from anywhere? Or as Google says, work from right here in the office. As the vaccines roll on out, some of us are just not ready for returning to normal. On this edition of the Gillmor...