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January 27, 2021
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In 2019, female-led companies received less than 5 percent of the global venture capital. Bringing it to Africa, only 10 percent of the West African startups that cumulatively raised $1 million had at least one female co-founder in the past decade. There are many stats to back up the underrepresentation of women in starting a company, raising money and general involvement in technology where […]

January 27, 2021
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S’More, a dating app that’s focused on helping users find more meaningful relationships, announced that it has raised $2.1 million in seed funding. S’More ensures that users can’t focus on physical appearance, because photos are  initally blurred they gradually un-blur as you interact with someone. The startup has introduced new features like video chat , and it launched […]

January 27, 2021
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Sila Nano, flush with a fresh injection of capital that has pushed its valuation to $3.3 billion, is ready to bring its technology to the masses. The company, which was founded nearly a decade ago, said it has raised $590 million in a Series F funding round led by Coatue with significant participation by funds […]

January 26, 2021
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CapBay, a Malaysian multi-bank supply chain finance and peer-to-peer financing platform, announced today it has raised US$20 million in Series A round. The fresh investment comes from returning backer Singapore-based KK Fund and several Malaysian angel investors with expertise in finance, technology and growing startup companies. As per a press note, CapBay aims to use […]

January 26, 2021
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Klook, the Hong Kong-based travel activities platform backed by SoftBank Vision Fund, announced the closure of $200 million in funding for its Series E round, lifting the startup’s total capital raised to date to $720 million. Aspex Management, an investment fund focused on Asia Pacific led the round, alongside existing backers Sequoia Capital China, Softbank […]

January 26, 2021
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  Remagine, a financing platform offering banking services to high-growth companies has raised $24million in a Seed funding round. The Berlin-based startup has been operating in stealth mode, but already has 20 clients under its former brand name ‘Get Conscious Growth’. Its backers include former Global Head of Google Payment Jonathan Weiner and former COO […]

January 25, 2021
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IMVU has raised over $77 million from five rounds since it was co-founded by The Lean Startup author Eric Ries back in 2004. The company declined to disclose its post-money valuation. NetEase, the second-largest gaming company in China behind Tencent, is among a group of investors who just backed IMVU, an avatar-focused social network operating out of California. Menlo Park-based […]

January 25, 2021
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A blank-check acquisition firm backed by veteran investor Bill Foley is nearing an agreement to take Alight Solutions LLC, the U.S. benefits services provider owned by buyout firm Blackstone Group Inc, the public at a valuation of $7.3 billion including debt. The deal illustrates how Alight has become an attractive investment target during the COVID-19 […]

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