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  • OLX Group invests up to $400M in used car marketplace Frontier Car Group at $700M valuation November 11, 2019
    Frontier Car Group, the Berlin-based startup building used-car marketplaces targeting high-growth, emerging markets, has picked up another significant round of funding from a strategic backer also focusing on the same geographical opportunity. Today, OLX, the online classifieds division Prosus (the digital division of Naspers that listed earlier this year in Europe) announced that it would […]
    Ingrid Lunden
  • Join Jeremy Johnson from Andela at Disrupt Berlin November 11, 2019
    Over the past few years, Andela has built a simple yet powerful answer to the talent shortage in Silicon Valley and other overheating tech ecosystems. The company helps you hire some of the most talented software developers in a handful of African cities. That’s why I’m excited to announce that Andela co-founder and CEO Jeremy […]
    Romain Dillet
  • Voi raises another $85M for its European e-scooter service November 11, 2019
    Voi Technology, the “micro-mobility” startup that operates an e-scooter service in a 38 cities across 10 European countries, has raised an $85 million in Series B funding. Backing the round is a mixture of existing and new investors. They include Balderton Capital, Creandum, Project A, JME Ventures, Raine Ventures, Kreos Capital, Inbox Capital, Rider Global, […]
    Steve O'Hear
  • Startups Weekly: Airbnb’s growing pains November 9, 2019
    In this week's newsletter: Airbnb's new safety measures, Coveo's unicorn round and the TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin agenda.
    Kate Clark
  • Inside StockX’s authentication center November 8, 2019
    Joshua Luber runs a sneaker empire valued at more than $1 billion, but he thinks they’re just now scratching the surface. The consumer marketplace recently expanded to include a fifth category (collectibles). “It’s an evolution of eBay that works similar to the stock market,” Luber states, “but at the core, it’s around the concept of […]
    Veanne Cao
  • Extension on early-bird sale to Disrupt Berlin 2019 November 8, 2019
    We won’t bury the lead on this news, startup fans. We’re giving all you professional procrastinators and time-delayed decision makers an extra week to pull yourselves together and score early-bird savings on passes to Disrupt Berlin 2019 (11-12 December). Early-bird pricing remains in play until 15 November at 11:59 p.m. (CEST). Don’t let this last-chance clock […]
    Leslie Hitchcock
  • Alpaca nabs $6M for stocks API so anyone can build a Robinhood November 8, 2019
    Stock trading app Robinhood is valued at $7.6 billion, but it only operates in the U.S. Freshly funded fintech startup Alpaca does the dirty work so developers worldwide can launch their own competitors to that investing unicorn. Like the Stripe of stocks, Alpaca’s API handles the banking, security and regulatory complexity, allowing other startups to […]
    Josh Constine
  • African logistics startup Lori Systems raises Series A led by Chinese investors November 8, 2019
    African on-demand trucking logistics company Lori Systems has raised a Series A round led by Chinese investors Hillhouse Capital and Crystal Stream Capital. Other participating investors included Nigeria and U.S.-based EchoVC, Flexport CEO Ryan Petersen and Nigerian founder Iyinoluwa Aboyeji. Lori Systems is not disclosing the amount of the Series A. DealStreet Asia reported the […]
    Jake Bright
  • Andrey Andreev sells stake in Bumble owner to Blackstone, Whitney Wolfe Herd now CEO of $3B dating apps business November 8, 2019
    Bumble, the popular and profitable dating and networking app built around the ethos of women calling the shots on how connections get made and developed, has made a deal for some independence of its own, and its founder, Whitney Wolfe Herd, is coming out of it as CEO of an even bigger dating empire. Andrey […]
    Ingrid Lunden
  • Andreessen Horowitz launches free crypto startup school November 8, 2019
    Last month, Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) general partner Chris Dixon announced at TechCrunch Disrupt that the VC firm would run a free crypto startup school. And the company is officially launching its school today. Applications are now open and you have four weeks to apply. With this initiative, a16z wants to democratize cryptocurrencies. Dixon and the […]
    Romain Dillet
  • Every startup is a bank — or wants to be November 8, 2019
    Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
    Kate Clark
  • Prices increase tonight: Buy Disrupt Berlin 2019 early-bird passes now November 8, 2019
    We get it. You’re deep in the weeds starting your startup, building your business, expanding your empire. Startuppers are frequently overworked, prone to procrastination and last-minute decision making. We’re here to tell you today’s the last day you can score early-bird savings to Disrupt Berlin 2019. The early–bird deadline ends tonight at 11:59 p.m. (CEST). […]
    Leslie Hitchcock
  • Sinclair leads $10.3M investment in rideshare advertising startup Octopus November 7, 2019
    Octopus Interactive, a startup bringing an interactive TV and ad experience into Uber and Lyft rides, has raised a $10.3 million funding round led by Sinclair Digital Group. Backseat TVs mixing show snippets and commercials have become a common part of the taxi experience in New York City and elsewhere. Octopus is offering something of […]
    Anthony Ha
  • Reonomy, a massive database of commercial property intel, raises $60M November 7, 2019
    The property industry — covering people and businesses that invest in, build, purchase or rent and maintain property — is hugely fragmented when it comes both to data sources and the companies that work within it. Today, a New York-based startup that is building a database that helps bring all of that together is raising […]
    Ingrid Lunden
  • With $6.5M in funding, Aircam offers a fast, easy way to share photos at events November 7, 2019
    Aircam is a new startup that allows anyone to get instant access to pictures taken by professional photographers at weddings, parties and other events. The company was founded by brothers Evan and Ryan Rifkin, who previously co-founded Burstly, the company behind mobile app-testing service TestFlight (which was acquired by Apple). In addition to officially launching […]
    Anthony Ha
  • LogRocket lands $15M Series B, announces new tool to track customer metrics November 7, 2019
    LogRocket is a startup on a mission to help companies root out and fix website app errors quickly and efficiently, and it seems to be going well. Today, the company announced a $15 million Series B investment led by Battery Ventures. The company also announced a new tool called LogRocket Metrics to help developers understand […]
    Ron Miller
  • Nightfall emerges from stealth with $20M for a cloud-native data loss prevention platform November 7, 2019
    Sensitive data leakage is one of the biggest negative side-effects of cloud-based apps and services. Today, a startup that has built an AI-based platform that can detect and take action on that data is coming out of stealth with funding to tackle the issue head-on. Nightfall — which integrates with and then automatically scans structured […]
    Ingrid Lunden
  • Kepler achieves a world-first for satellite broadband with 100Mbps connection to the Arctic November 7, 2019
    Small-satellite startup Kepler has done something never before accomplished with satellite-based broadband connectivity: providing a high-bandwidth to the Arctic. Kepler’s nanosatellites have successfully demonstrated achieving over 100Mbps of network speed to a German icebreaker sea vessel that acts as a mobile lab for the MOSAiC research expedition. This is the first time there’s been a […]
    Darrell Etherington
  • Wrench’s on-demand vehicle repair and maintenance service picks up $20 million November 7, 2019
    Wrench, the Seattle-based on-demand vehicle maintenance and repair service for consumers and fleets, has raised $20 million in its latest round of financing. The company’s round was led by Vulcan Capital, with additional participation from Madrona Venture Group, Tenaya Capital and Marubeni Corp. Wrench is one of a growing number of companies using technology to […]
    Jonathan Shieber
  • Just 48 hours left to buy early-bird passes to Disrupt Berlin 2019 November 7, 2019
    Opportunity’s still knocking, but it’s on a very short leash. We’re T-minus 48 hours remaining on early-bird prices to Disrupt Berlin 2019. And if you want to talk opportunity, you won’t find a better one than attending this two-day international conference focused on early-stage startups. Right now, savvy startuppers can reap significant savings — up […]
    Leslie Hitchcock