Cleo, the ‘digital assistant’ that replaces your banking apps, picks up $10M Series A led by Balderton – TechCrunch

When Cleo, the London-based ‘digital assistant’ that desires to exchange your banking apps, quietly entered the U.S., the corporate couldn’t have anticipated to be an fast hit. Many higher funded British startups have did not ‘break America’. However, simply 4 months later, the fintech upstart counts 350,000 customers throughout the pond — claiming greater than […]

uBeam wireless power’s CEO Meredith Perry steps aside amidst B2B pivot – TechCrunch

After many times lacking self-imposed cut-off dates for development on its wireless charging-at-a-distance telephone case, uBeam’s CEO Meredith Perry has made up our minds to shift out of the CEO place and right into a board member and senior guide position. She’d based the corporate in 2011 from her dorm room and taken in over […]

Eventbrite’s IPO should encourage tech companies to get out while they still can – TechCrunch

Eventbrite is having one hell of a debut at the New York Stock Exchange this morning. Shares of the ticketing startup, based again in 2006, have shot up over 50 p.c in buying and selling at the NYSE. After pricing its stocks at $23 in its preliminary providing, buyers have bid up the inventory to […]

Cluep, a Canadian startup that raised just $500okay, acquired for $40M – TechCrunch

Everyone loves a story of a bootstrapped startup founder’s adventure to an eight-figure go out. The workforce at Toronto-based Cluep have a just right one. The founders of the adtech startup raised not up to $500,000 from angel buyers earlier than promoting their corporate to Impact Group for $40 million this week. Founded in 2012, Karan Walia, […]

Meet the startups in the latest Alchemist class – TechCrunch

Alchemist is the Valley’s premiere undertaking accelerator and each and every season they characteristic a gaggle of promising startups. They also are making an attempt one thing new this 12 months: they’re striking a reserve button subsequent to every corporate, permitting angels to precise their passion in making an investment right away. It’s a suave […]

Bird hits 10 million scooter rides – TechCrunch

Bird simply introduced 10 million scooter rides since launching about twelve months in the past. If this tale sounds acquainted to you, it’s almost definitely as a result of Bird competitor Lime previous nowadays introduced it surpassed 11.five million rides throughout its shared motorcycles and scooters. Bird, which introduced remaining September in Santa Monica, Calif., […]

MariaDB acquires Clusterix – TechCrunch

MariaDB, the corporate at the back of the eponymous MySQL drop-in alternative database, as of late introduced that it has got Clusterix, which itself is a MySQL drop-in alternative database, however with a focal point on scalability. MariaDB will combine Clusterix’s generation into its personal database, which is able to permit it to supply its customers […]

Hear about the keys to local investing at Startup Battlefield Africa with Omobola Johnson and Lexi Novitske – TechCrunch

Omobola Johnson (Image: Flickr/World Economic Forum below a CC BY-NC-SA TechCrunch Startup Battlefield is returning to Africa in December, this time in Lagos, Nigeria. We could have a day-long program filled with our flagship Battlefield festival highlighting the very best startups that Africa has to be offering. Not best that, we’ll have panel discussions […]

Lime hits 11.five million bike and scooter rides – TechCrunch

Bike and scooter corporate Lime just lately hit 11.five million rides, a few months after it surpassed six million rides. This milestone comes simply 14 months after Lime deployed its first motorcycles. Today, Lime is in additional than 100 markets all over the U.S. and Europe. Last December, Lime introduced its motorcycles to various European towns […]

Curve, the all-your-cards-in-one app, adds ‘zero fees’ when spending abroad – TechCrunch

Curve, the London fintech that permits you to consolidate your entire credit cards right into a unmarried Curve card and app to provide help to organize your spending, has at all times confronted a slight consciousness drawback. Even although no person else does what Curve does — the product is cutting edge on a a […]