SG renewable energy startup bags $10m series A

VFlowTech manufactures modular vanadium redox flow batteries - rechargeable batteries used for microgrids and off-grid applications. Source link

Bitcoin-demanding cybercriminals use bug from 2021 to initiate global ransomware attack  • Venture Capital

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Sequoia reveals in filing how much is sitting in its Sequoia Capital Fund (and yes, it’s a lot) • Startups

Almost a year ago to the day, the 50-year-old investing powerhouse Sequoia Capital announced that it had reorganized itself around a singular, permanent structure: The Sequoia Capital Fund. Now, thanks to an SEC form filed on Friday, we know how much is sitting...

Koina, farming startup of notable Vietnam tech alums, raises US$1m

The company wants to build a full-stack ecosystem of services for Vietnamese farmers. Source link

Ovni Capital is a new French VC firm backing startups with global ambitions • Venture Capital

If you’re a French entrepreneur, there’s a new venture capital firm in town. Ovni Capital is announcing a first closing of €50 million ($54 million at today’s exchange rate) for its early-stage fund. The firm’s two general partners Arnaud Laurent and Augustin...

Bike Bazaar gets $10m to rev up India’s rural two-wheeler market

The startup, which has raised a total of US$30m for its series D, specializes in two-wheeler financing. Source link

Dear founders, returning to the office is a numbers game • Venture Capital

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a nuanced take on this week’s startup news and trends by Senior Reporter and Equity co-host Natasha Mascarenhas. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. Toward the end of 2022, a number of entrepreneurs, some citing Elon Musk,...

Instagram’s founders’ new app, another Twitter rival, Biden admin criticizes app stores • Startups

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app economy in 2023 hit a few snags, as consumer spending last year dropped for the first time by 2%...

Kapor Capital’s new crew is raising an opportunity fund • Venture Capital

Four months after closing its largest fund to date, Kapor Capital wants more. The firm is under new leadership after co-founders Freada and Mitch Kapor stepped back from the outfit, which focuses on funding social impact ventures and founders of color. Now, led...

Exclusive: RedDoorz breaks even in Indonesia, Philippines

CEO Amit Saberwal talks about the hospitality startup’s plans to break even by Q4 this year, among other goals. Source link

Tech startups trying to fill tech gap

A worker refills a robotic dispenser by eFishery, an agritech startup, at a fish farm in Subang Regency in West Java, Indonesia, in June 2022. The startup helps farmers optimize their processes through automatic feeders and mobile apps.Dimas Ardian | Bloomberg...

What’s Stripe’s deal? • Venture Capital

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The latecomer advantage in startups • Venture Capital

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a nuanced take on this week’s startup news and trends by Senior Reporter and Equity co-host Natasha Mascarenhas. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. Sometimes, due to the nature of the startup game, we over index on “the new.”...