16 08, 2019

Twitter leads $100M round in top Indian regional social media platform ShareChat – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2019-08-16T04:28:08+00:00 August 16th, 2019|Apps, Asia, Funding, india, Recent Funding, sharechat, Social, Startups, Twitter, Uncategorized|

Is there room for another social media platform? ShareChat, a four-year-old social network in India that serves tens of million of people in [...]

17 07, 2019

UK deep tech VC IQ Capital launches new $125M growth fund, closes third VC fund at $175M – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2019-07-17T04:00:42+00:00 July 17th, 2019|APPLE, Bristol, cambridge, economy, entrepreneurship, Europe, european union, Facebook, finance, Funderbeam, Funding, Google, IQ Capital Partners, London, National Grid Partners, oracle, Oxford, Paragraf, partech ventures, Private Equity, privitar, TC, Uncategorized, United Kingdom, venture capital|

IQ Capital, a U.K.-based deep tech fund that has invested in startups such as Paragraf, Senseye and Funderbeam, has launched a new $125 [...]

14 07, 2019

How Roblox avoided the gaming graveyard and grew into a $2.5B company – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2019-07-14T03:58:31+00:00 July 14th, 2019|Activision, APPLE, Apps, Atlassian, Club-Penguin, Computer games, dave baszucki, David Sze, EC-1, engineering, Facebook, Friendster, Funding, Fundings & Exits, fundraising tactics, Gaming, Google, Greylock Partners, Growth, growth tactics, Habbo-Hotel, IMVU, king.com, Kongregate, Mark Zuckerberg, Media, Metaplace, Mojang, MySpace, Roblox, Second-Life, Startups, TC, Uncategorized, video games, Virtual Reality, Windows|

The Roblox EC-1, Part I: The Origin Story There are successful companies that grow fast and garner tons of press. Then there’s Roblox, [...]

11 07, 2019

Bankrupt Maker Faire revives, reduced to Make Community – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2019-07-11T03:57:14+00:00 July 11th, 2019|Crowdfunding, DIY, eCommerce, Education, festivals, Funding, Make Community, maker faire, Maker Media, Personnel, Recent Funding, robotics, Startups, TC, Uncategorized|

Maker Faire and Maker Media are getting a second chance after suddenly going bankrupt, but they’ll return in a weakened capacity. Sadly, their [...]

6 07, 2019

PayU, Naspers’ global fintech firm, enters Southeast Asia with acquisition of Red Dot Payment – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2019-07-06T15:54:44+00:00 July 6th, 2019|africa, Asia, eastern europe, economy, Europe, Facebook, finance, financial services, financial technology, Funding, Fundings & Exits, Google, india, Israel, Japan, latin america, MDI Ventures, money, Naspers, Payments, payu, red dot payment, series B, skype, Southeast Asia, Toivo Annus, Uncategorized|

PayU, the Naspers-owned fintech firm that specializes in emerging markets, is broadening its global reach into Southeast Asia after it announced a deal [...]

2 07, 2019

Atlan raises $2.5M to stop enterprises from being so bad at managing data – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2019-07-02T03:51:19+00:00 July 2nd, 2019|Asia, Funding, india, InMobi, Mobile, ratan tata, Recent Funding, Social, Startups, Uncategorized, unilever, wpp, zoom|

Even as much of the world is digitizing its governance, in small towns and villages of India, data about its citizens is still [...]

23 06, 2019

Slack’s IPO, the VCs behind Facebook Libra, founder salaries and trouble in scooter-land – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2019-06-23T03:42:17+00:00 June 23rd, 2019|Andreessen Horowitz, bird, breakthrough initiatives, direct listing, Equity podcast, Equity transcribed, Facebook, Funding, Fundings & Exits, initial public offering, IPO, Libra, lime, Lyft, Plaid, podcast transcript, revel, Ribbit Capital, Scooter, slack, Startups, TC, Thrive Capital, transcript, Uber, Uncategorized, Union Square Ventures, Venmo, venture capital, WeWork|

Welcome back to this week’s transcribed edition of Equity. This week, TechCrunch’s Danny Crichton filled in for co-host Alex Wilhelm – who was out [...]

10 04, 2019

New privacy assistant Jumbo fixes your Facebook & Twitter settings – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2019-04-10T14:44:26+00:00 April 10th, 2019|Amazon Alexa, Apps, Facebook, facebook privacy, Funding, Fundings & Exits, google search, Mobile, Policy, Privacy, Recent Funding, Social, Startups, TC, Twitter, Twitter Privacy, Uncategorized|

Jumbo could be a nightmare for the tech giants, but a savior for the victims of their shady privacy practices. Jumbo saves you [...]

26 12, 2018

Alphabet spins off moonshot project Malta with backing from Gates’s BEV fund – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2018-12-26T13:18:19+00:00 December 26th, 2018|Amazon, Bill Gates, breakthrough energy coalition, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Funding, Google, jeff bezos, John Doerr, Malta, Microsoft, sap, Startups, TC, Uncategorized|

Malta, the renewable energy storage project born in Alphabet’s moonshot factory X, is now on its own and flush with $26 million from [...]

23 12, 2018

How Juul made vaping viral to become worth a dirty $38 billion – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2018-12-23T13:16:29+00:00 December 23rd, 2018|e-cigarettes, eCommerce, Funding, Fundings & Exits, Gadgets, Health, juul, nicotine, Opinion, Policy, Recent Funding, Social, Startups, TC, tobacco, Uncategorized, vaporizers|

A Juul is not a cigarette. It’s much easier than that. Through devilishly slick product design I’ll discuss here, the startup has massively [...]