27 07, 2019

Muzmatch adds $7M to swipe right on Muslim-majority markets – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2019-07-27T16:11:26+00:00 July 27th, 2019|Apps, dating apps, Europe, Fabrice Grinda, Fundings & Exits, Luxor Capital, matchmaking, Muzmatch, Recent Funding, Social, Startup company, Startups, Tinder, Uncategorized, United Kingdom, video conferencing, Y Combinator|

Muzmatch, a matchmaking app for Muslims, has just swiped a $7 million Series A on the back of continued momentum for its community-sensitive [...]

20 07, 2019

Medallia stock up 76% following first day trading on the NYSE – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2019-07-20T04:05:24+00:00 July 20th, 2019|Exit, Fundings & Exits, initial public offering, IPO, Medallia, sequoia capital, Startups, Uncategorized|

Customer experience management platform Medallia (NYSE: MDLA) rose more than 70% in its New York Stock Exchange debut Friday. The nearly two-decades-old business [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

14 06, 2019

VMware announces intent to buy Avi Networks, startup that raised $115M – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2019-06-14T03:36:00+00:00 June 14th, 2019|Avi Networks, cloud, Enterprise, Fundings & Exits, Load Balancing, M&A, Mergers and Acquisitions, Startups, TC, Uncategorized, vmware|

VMware has been trying to reinvent itself from a company that helps you build and manage virtual machines in your data center to [...]

3 06, 2019

Twitter bags deep learning talent behind London startup, Fabula AI – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2019-06-03T15:24:23+00:00 June 3rd, 2019|Artificial Intelligence, cybernetics, deception, disinformation, Emerging-Technologies, Europe, Exit, fabula ai, fake news, Fundings & Exits, London, machine learning, ML, natural language processing, online disinformation, Social, social media, social network, social networks, Startups, Twitter, Uncategorized, United Kingdom|

Twitter has just announced it has picked up London-based Fabula AI. The deep learning startup has been developing technology to try to identify [...]

18 05, 2019

Starbucks’ Chinese nemesis surges 20% in public debut – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2019-05-18T03:11:55+00:00 May 18th, 2019|Coffee, Exit, Fundings & Exits, Luckin Coffee, NASDAQ, starbucks, Startups, TC, Uncategorized|

Shares of Luckin Coffee jumped 20% in its first day of trading on the Nasdaq stock market. After opening at $17.00, shares of [...]

30 04, 2019

What we want to know in the We Company (WeWork) S-1 – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2019-04-30T03:00:29+00:00 April 30th, 2019|Exit, Fundings & Exits, initial public offering, IPO, M&A, Real Estate, Startups, Uncategorized, WeWork|

With news that the We Company (formerly known as WeWork) has officially filed to go public confidentially with the SEC today, there’s a big [...]

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 [...]