Category: Fundings and Exits

Stealthy London Startup Curve Raises $2M From Notable Fintech Backers

Stealthy London-based fintech startup Curve has closed a $2 million seed round from a rather notable list of early backers. They comprise a number of individual investors with some serious fintech chops, including Taavet Hinrikus, who co-founded money transfer startup and reported ‘unicorn’ TransferWise, Ricky Knox of challenger bank Tandem, in addition to Ed Wray…

Data Analysis Firm Palantir Technologies Discloses $129M In New Funding

Palantir Technology, the data analytics firm whose clients include the U.S. government, has raised $129 million in new funding. Based in Palo Alto, the company provides tools for a wide variety of use cases, including cyber security, crisis response, and military intelligence. Palantir software was reportedly used to track down Osama Bin Laden. Palantir’s latest funding, which…

Uber’s $2.1B Series G Could Give The Company A Post-Money Valuation Of Up To $65B

Uber, the on-demand transportation company that has amassed around $10 billion in funding to date, is raising once more. This time, it is looking to  to $2.1 billion, in a Series G round that could value the company has high as $64.6 billion if all the shares are issued, TechCrunch has confirmed with a source close to the company. The fresh funding,…

Vanitee Lands $3.5M To Expand Its Beauty Booking Service Across Asia

Vanitee, a six-month-old Singapore-based startup that provides a marketplace to connect beauty practitioners with customers, has raised $3.5 million as it prepares to expand its service across Asia. The round was raised across in two lumps. Initially, Southeast Asia-based beauty seller Luxasia and Robert Yap, head of logistics firm YCH, agreed to investment around $1.4 million,…

Paytm, India’s Largest Mobile Payments Platform, Acquires Local Services Startup Near.in for $2M

Paytm, which claims to be India’s leading mobile payment platform, has acquired local services startup Near.in for $2 million to strengthen its online-to-offline commerce strategy. Founded in December 2014, Near.in’s website and app connects users in four cities (Delhi, Gurgaon, Bengaluru, and Mumbai) with a wide array of verified businesses ranging from home repair to…

Android App Developer APUS Group Launches $45M Investment Fund For Indian Startups

APUS Group, a Beijing-based company that makes utility apps for Android smartphones, has launched a $45 million investment fund to invest in Indian startups. Several of APUS Group’s own investors — Northern Light Venture Capital, Redpoint Ventures, Chengwei Ventures, SIG Global, and Qiming Venture Partners — will also participate in the fund. APUS Group, which was…