2 12, 2019

Chinese investors double down on African startups – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2019-12-02T06:00:13+00:00 December 2nd, 2019|africa, Airbnb, alex wilhelm, China, crystal stream capital, economy, Facebook, finance, financial technology, First Round Capital, goldman, GSR Ventures, Hillhouse Capital, IDG Capital, Lori Systems, money, netease, Nigeria, Omni, online marketplace, Opay, PalmPay, reporter, saber, sequoia china, spotify, Startup company, Startups, Startups Weekly, TechCrunch, Thanksgiving, Transsion, Uber, Uncategorized, unicorn, VC, venture capital, Verizon Media, Virtual Reality, Weekend Fund, west africa|

Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy startups and venture capital news. Before I [...]

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 [...]

31 10, 2019

Bosun Tijani talks strategy as CEO of Africa’s new largest tech hub – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2019-10-31T17:35:53+00:00 October 31st, 2019|africa, Asia, Bosun Tijani, business, cchub, Co-Creation Hub, Europe, Facebook, Google, iHub, kenya, Lagos, Nairobi, Nigeria, San Francisco, Startups, TC, Uncategorized, United States, web developers|

With CcHub‘s acquisition of iHub in September, Nigerian Bosun Tijani is at the helm of (arguably) the largest tech network in Africa. He [...]

18 10, 2019

Airbnb’s WeWork problem – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2019-10-18T05:17:44+00:00 October 18th, 2019|Airbnb, Artificial Intelligence, brian chesky, business, citigroup, economy, entrepreneurship, Exit, Fred Wilson, Fundings & Exits, jpmorgan, Lyft, machine learning, morgan stanley, neologisms, Private Equity, Real Estate, sharing economy, Softbank, spotify, Startups, TC, Uber, Uncategorized, vacation rental, WeWork|

Airbnb may be another overvalued “unicorn,” but it’s no WeWork. The Information this morning reported new Airbnb financials — indicating a massive increase [...]

13 10, 2019

Why each Libra member’s mutiny hurts Facebook – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2019-10-13T17:13:48+00:00 October 13th, 2019|Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, eBay, eCommerce, Facebook, Government, Libra, Libra Association, mastercard, Payments, PayPal, Policy, Startups, stripe, TC, Uncategorized, visa|

There’s a strategic cost to the defection of Visa, Stripe, eBay, and more from the Facebook-led cryptocurrency Libra Association. They’re not just names [...]

12 10, 2019

Nike has picked up Russell Wilson’s Tally/TraceMe in a rare acquisition – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2019-10-12T05:12:04+00:00 October 12th, 2019|adidas, Amazon, APPLE, Bezos Expeditions, chad hurley, digital media, e-commerce, executive, Exit, Fashion, footwear, Instagram, jeff bezos, M&A, madrona venture group, media platform, Nike, Russell Wilson, Seattle, shoe, sneakers, Sports, spotify, Startups, Tally, TC, TraceMe, Uncategorized|

Nike has long been synonymous with premium sneakers and other sports gear, but now it seems that the company could be extending its [...]

9 10, 2019

WeWork expected to cut 500 tech roles – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2019-10-09T05:10:19+00:00 October 9th, 2019|adam neumann, conductor, coworking, finance, financial services, jpmorgan, jpmorgan chase, meetup, New York, Startups, the we company, Uncategorized, venture capital, WeWork, Workplace|

The WeWork saga continues this week with new reports the company may slash as many as 500 tech roles. The co-working business, whose [...]