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And the winner of Startup Battlefield Europe at VivaTech is… Wingly – TechCrunch

May 24, 2018

At the very beginning, there were 15 startups. After a morning of incredibly fierce competition, we now have a winner. Startups participating in the Startup Battlefield have all been hand-picked to participate in our highly competitive startup competition. They all presented in front of multiple groups of VCs and tech leaders serving as judges for […]

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Dog-sitting startup Rover just raised $155M – TechCrunch

May 24, 2018

Rover, a dog-walking and dog-boarding service that merged with DogVacay around this time last year, is now the second of such startups this year to raise a massive new round of funding with its announcement of a $155 million financing round. While competitor Wag has become a juggernaut, there seems room for both room for […]

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Sinemia, a MoviePass competitor, launches cardless ticketing – TechCrunch

May 24, 2018

Sinemia is further differentiating itself from its main competitor, MoviePass. The moviegoing startup is launching a new feature today that gets rid of the need for people to have a physical card in order to purchase movie tickets. This comes after a number of new Sinemia customers reported long wait times for their debit cards […]

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WorkFusion adds to its $50 million with strategic investors as it bulks up for acquisitions – TechCrunch

May 24, 2018

WorkFusion, a business process automation software developer, added two new investors to its $50 million April round. The company’s new strategic investors include the large insurance company, Guardian; healthcare services provider New York-Presbyterian; and the commercial bank, PNC Bank. Venture investor Alpha Intelligence Capital, which specializes in backing artificial intelligence-enabled companies, also participated in the […]

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ClassPass plans to add nine international cities by the end of 2018 – TechCrunch

May 24, 2018

ClassPass, the studio fitness platform that gives users access to thousands of boutique fitness classes, has said it plans to expand internationally into nine new countries by the end of 2018. The company’s top priorities are consolidating its position in the UK and launching in three countries in Asia, according to chief executive Fritz Lanman. […]

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Crowd Cow, offering ranch to table meats, picks up $8 million from Madrona, Ashton Kutcher – TechCrunch

May 24, 2018

Most high-end restaurants don’t get their beef from the local grocery store. Well-regarded chefs and restauranteurs build relationships with small farms and family ranchers to procure what’s known in the industry as craft beef. Just like coffee or chocolate or wine, the smallest differences (type of grass, breed of cow, lifestyle, etc.) can make a […]

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Sentry raises $16M Series B from NEA and Accel to help developers squash bugs more quickly – TechCrunch

May 24, 2018

Created to help app developers find and fix bugs more efficiently, Sentry announced today that it has raised a $16 million Series B led by returning investors NEA and Accel. Both firms participated in Sentry’s Series A round two years ago. Co-founder and CEO David Cramer tells TechCrunch that the new round puts Sentry’s post-money […]

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Announcing the 15 companies competing in Startup Battlefield Europe – TechCrunch

May 24, 2018

TechCrunch scoured all of Europe to find the most innovative and disruptive early-stage startups to launch at TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Europe 2018 at VivaTech. And today starting at 9:05 am CET on the TechCrunch homepage you can watch the pitches from the latest 15 Startup Battlefield companies.  Each company will pitch for six minutes on […]

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Revolut adds Ripple and Bitcoin Cash support – TechCrunch

May 24, 2018

Fintech startup Revolut is adding Bitcoin Cash and Ripple to its cryptocurrency feature. While cryptocurrency isn’t really Revolut’s focus point, it’s a good way to get started with cryptocurrencies. If you have a Revolut account, you can now buy and hold Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, Ripple and Bitcoin Cash. Behind the scene, the startup has partnered […]

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Uber’s raising up to $600M in a secondary round at $62B valuation, Q1 sales grew to $2.5B – TechCrunch

May 23, 2018

Uber’s CEO is in Paris this week meeting with the French president to talk tech in Europe and expanding its insurance coverage in the region, but back in the U.S. the company is moving ahead on another kind of expansion. TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that Uber is raising another secondary round of funding of up […]

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