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Sydney construction startup Sitemate raises $1.3 million

Sitemate, a project management startup focused on the construction industry, has closed a $1.3 million funding round to fuel its next phase of growth, just a month after it rebranded. Previously named Construction Cloud, the startup was launched out of the University of Sydney’s UTS Startups program in 2015, by civil engineer Hartley Pike and… Read More »

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India’s Edtech Startup Verzeo Raises $5 Mn Funding

-based AI-focussed edtech startup Verzeo has secured Series A funding of $5 Mn. The company secured the funding from undisclosed high net-worth (HNI) individuals in India and plans to use the funds to improve marketing and expansion of the product as well as on research and development. Founded in 2017, Verzeo aims to help bridge… Read More »

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French travel startup Evaneos raises $81 million

Online travel marketplace Evaneos announced it has raised $81 million in venture capital as the Paris-based company seeks to push outside Europe. Founded in 2009, Evaneos operates a platform that helps tourists connect with a curated list of local travel agencies to book personalized trips. The company says it has had more than 300,000 customers and… Read More »

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Egyptian real estate startup Aqarmap raises funding

Egypt-based online real estate marketplace Aqarmap has raised an undisclosed funding from the UAE-based Wamda Capital, Kuwait-based KISP Ventures, and Saudi Arabia-based Raed Ventures, plus additional investment from family offices with interests in the real estate sector. Aqarmap, which connects house-hunters with properties for sale generating 200,000 leads every month plans to use the new infusion… Read More »

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Hong Kong insurance tech startup raises $12.7m

OneDegree, a Hong Kong-based insurance technology start-up under Cyberport Incubation Programme, announced today the full subscription and execution of its Series A funding, with investors committing HK$100 million, plus an additional HK$100 million for future financial support at the company’s option, subject to regulatory approval. This sum represents the largest ever fundraising round for a… Read More »

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Branch is raising more than $100M at a unicorn valuation

Branch, the deep-linking startup backed by Andy Rubin’s Playground Ventures, will enter the unicorn club with an upcoming funding round. The four-year-old company, which helps brands create links between websites and mobile apps, has authorized the sale of $129 million in Series D shares, according to sources and confirmed by PitchBook, which tracks venture capital… Read More »

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Eventbrite sets IPO range of $19 to $21 for $1.8B Valuation

Eventbrite has taken another step toward becoming a publicly traded company, setting a price for the 10 million Class A shares it plans to sell on the New York Stock Exchange. The company filed its initial IPO paperwork confidentially back in July, then unveiled its S-1 to about two weeks ago. Trading under the ticket symbol EB, the price range for the shares… Read More »

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Forethought emerges top at Disrupt SF 2018

Forethought has emerged the winner of this year’s startup battlefield Disrupt SF 2018 that is organised by TechCrunch. Forethought finished ahead of its four main competitors – CB Therapeutics, Forethought, Mira, Origami Labs and Unbound – who had made it to the final round. These startups made their way to the finale to demo in front… Read More »

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SA fintech startup Yoco raises $16m in series B funding

South African point of sale (PoS) payments startup Yoco has raised US$16 million in Series B round. The round was led by Partech, with participation from Orange Digital Ventures, FMO and existing Series A investors Quona Capital and Velocity Capital. This brings the total funds raised by the startup to date to US$23 million. Yoco builds tools and services to help small businesses accept card… Read More »

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StartHereNow announces $10,000 prize for competition focusing on women-led pre-revenue startups

Startup competition StartHereNow has announced it will be awarding a new $10,000 grand prize for the 2018 StartHereNow Women’s Startup Weekend. Held on September 29 and 30, 2018 in Houston, the competition’s mission is to create a collaborative environment where women can bring to life ideas that they are passionate about and build companies that solve big problems. Now in… Read More »

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