23 11, 2019

VTEX, an e-commerce platform used by Walmart, raises $140M led by SoftBank’s LatAm fund – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2019-11-23T05:53:23+00:00 November 23rd, 2019|api, business, China, Creditas, eCommerce, Europe, Funding, inventory management, latin america, levis, loreal, Motorola, Naspers, north america, oracle, QuintoAndar, Rappi, Recent Funding, Salesforce, salesforce.com, sap, Shopify, Softbank, SoftBank Group, Sony, Startups, TC, Uncategorized, United States, vtex, Walmart|

E-commerce now accounts for 14% of all retail sales, and its growth has led to a rise in the fortunes of startups that [...]

14 11, 2019

Indonesia’s Travelio raises $18M to help tenants rent apartments – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2019-11-14T05:46:22+00:00 November 14th, 2019|Airbnb, Asia, Funding, Gobi Partners, Real Estate, reddoorz, Startups, Uncategorized|

More than 50% of residential apartments and other real estate properties in Jakarta are currently vacant, according to official estimates. A startup that [...]

5 11, 2019

Gradeup raises $7M to expand its online exam preparation platform to smaller Indian cities and towns – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2019-11-05T05:40:07+00:00 November 5th, 2019|Apps, Asia, Education, Funding, Media, Mobile, Startups, Uncategorized|

Gradeup, an edtech startup in India that operates an exam preparation platform for undergraduate and postgraduate level courses, has raised $7 million from [...]

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 [...]