Launchub Ventures Heading Towards A $85M Fund For South Eastern European Startups

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Jobber raises $60M as its platform for home service professionals hits 100k users: Ingrid Lunden


One of the technology byproducts of the Covid-19 pandemic is that it has raised the game for businesses to have better digital tools in place to interface with customers, and their own work, to get things done. Today, a company called Jobber, which has built …

Yelp will show user feedback about businesses' health and safety practices: Anthony Ha


Moving forward, Yelp users won’t just be asked whether a business has good food or accepts credit cards — the platform is also allowing them to share feedback on whether the staff is wearing masks and enforcing social distancing. Yelp’s head of consumer produ…

IBM leads U.S. patent list for 2020 as total numbers decline 1% in pandemic year to 352,000: Ingrid Lunden


One year in, the Covid-19 global health pandemic continues to have something of a dragging effect on many aspects of life, but today a key bellwether for how technology is developing underscored how the industry continues to march on. The number of patents gr…

LAUNCHub Ventures heading towards a $85M fund for South Eastern European startups: Mike Butcher


LAUNCHub Ventures, an early-stage European VC which concentrates mainly on Central Eastern (CEE) and South-Eastern Europe (SEE), has completed the first closing of its new fund at €44 million ($53.5M), with an aspiration to reach a target size of €70 million.…

Two ex-Sequoia VCs: the most 'compelling emerging market' may be America, outside of Silicon Valley: Connie Loizos


Roughly eight years ago, investors Mark Kvamme and Chris Olsen left Silicon Valley to open a venture firm, Drive Capital, in Columbus, Ohio. It wasn’t an easy decision. Leaving California wasn’t exactly fashionable at the time. In fact, While Olsen had grown …

Despite PR storm, Pinduoduo stock and downloads stay robust: Rita Liao


Pinduoduo, a rapidly growing Chinese e-commerce company, is weathering its PR storm after the death of an employee sparked criticism against the firm’s grueling working hours. The employee, 21 years old, collapsed on her way home from work on a late night bef…

Checkout.com raises $450 million and reaches $15 billion valuation: Romain Dillet


Payments company Checkout.com is raising once again. The company has closed a $450 million Series C round with Tiger Global Management leading the round — Greenoaks Capital and all existing investors are also participating. If you’re not familiar with the com…

Curve says closing its new $95M Series C funding caused the delay on accounts filing: Mike Butcher


Curve, the London-based fintech that combines multiple cards and accounts into one smart card and an app, has secured a Series C finding round of $95 million. The financing was led by IDC Ventures, Fuel Venture Capital and Vulcan Capital (the investment arm o…

Zipmex, which aspires to build the Asia Pacific region's largest digital assets exchange, raises $6 million led by Jump Capital: Catherine Shu


Zipmex, a digital assets exchange headquartered in Singapore, announced today it has raised $6 million in funding led by Jump Capital. The startup, which plans to become a digital assets bank, says the round exceeded its initial target of $4 million. Along wi…

Amazon is removing products promoting the QAnon conspiracy: Jonathan Shieber


Amazon has begun the process of removing QAnon-related products from its platform. A spokesperson for the company said that the process may take a few days. Any sellers that attempt to evade the company’s systems and list products will be subject to action, i…


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