CRM platform Cooby raises pre-seed round from Sequoia’s Surge, others

Funds raised from the financing round will be used to hire a team to build the company's initial product, launch, test, and build its first user base. Source link

The Product Manager asterisk – Venture Capital

Product manager might be one of the most grey roles within a startup. However, as a company progresses and the team grows, there comes a time when a founder needs to carve out dedicated roles. Of these positions, product management might be one of the most...

Investors still love software more than life – Startups

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Indonesia’s Sicepat raises $170m in series B round from Falcon House, others

With the fresh capital, Sicepat will expand in Southeast Asia and invest in its logistics services and infrastructure. Source link

How Salesforce became Silicon Valley’s best late-stage tech investor

Marc Benioff, chairman and co-chief executive officer of Salesforce.com Inc., speaks during the opening keynote of the 2019 DreamForce conference in San Francisco on Nov. 19, 2019. Salesforce.com Inc.s annual software conference, where it introduces new...

VC Lindy Fishburne on the seemingly sudden democratization of science – Startups

Deep science investor Lindy Fishburne cofounded the seed- and early-stage venture firm Breakout Ventures several years ago, after cofounding Breakout Labs within the Thiel Foundation back in 2011, and she has amassed a wide array of stakes in the process. Among...

Hong Kong-based BSD Education plans to raise $4m in its ongoing series A round

The funds will be used to expand the company's partnerships with districts and networks of schools in North America and Greater China. Source link

SoftBank makes mountains of cash off of human laziness – Venture Capital

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Natasha and Danny and Alex and Grace were all here to chat through the week’s biggest tech happenings. It was yet another crazy...

Green Li-ion raises US$3.45M to make Li-ion battery recycling ‘faster, profitable’

Green Li-ion CTO Reza Katal (L) and CEO Leon Farrant Green Li-ion, a greentech startup in Singapore specialising in sustainable industrial solutions for battery rejuvenation, announced today that it has raised US$3.45 million in seed funding. US-based cleantech...

Indian edtech firm Questt banks $1.35m in seed money

The startup said it plans to use the funds to onboard more users, add new functionalities to its app, and hire more talent.  Source link

Why crypto art and sports collectibles are suddenly so popular

Digital avatars listed on the non-fungible token platform CryptoPunks.Ryan Browne | CNBCThe cryptocurrency world is abuzz with talk of digital collectibles, unique virtual tokens that can represent anything from art to sports memorabilia.People have been paying...

VCs are chasing Hopin upwards of $5-6B valuation – Startups

Virtual events platform Hopin is hopin’ for a mega valuation. According to multiple sources who spoke with TechCrunch, the company, which was founded in mid-2019, is running around the fundraise circuit and perhaps nearing the end of a fundraise in which it is...

Gillmor Gang: Leave Quietly – Venture Capital

It turns out the most important decision made was not the vote to choose (and remove) in the election but Twitter’s permanent banning of the former President from the social network. Suddenly the temperature cooled, the new administration engaged with the...

Connect with 10 more verified investors on e27 today

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve been working on verifying the investors on the e27 platform. Being a verified investor means that there are people managing the investor profile in an official capacity. More than just reassurance that these are legitimate...

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