The youngest new partner at the venture firm Felicis Ventures, Niki Pezeshki, on how he wins deals – gpgmail

[ad_1] Felicis Ventures has, in its roughly 13 years of existence, established a reputation in venture circles as a smart early-stage investment firm that’s willing to make bets almost anywhere in the world. Founded by ex-Googler Aydin Senkut, the San Francisco-based firm has also demonstrated a knack for attracting talented investors into the fold, including […]

New investment firm wants to change the way we fund early stage companies — from New Hampshire – gpgmail

[ad_1] The three founders of York IE have a vision about how to change the way early stage startups get funding. They have experience shattering norms, having built a successful startup, Dyn, in Manchester, New Hampshire, which is not exactly a hot-bed of startup activity. The founders want to take that same spirit and apply […]

Kabbage acquires Radius Intelligence, the marketing tech firm with a database of 20M small businesses – gpgmail

[ad_1] Data is the new oil, as the saying goes, and today Kabbage — a fintech startup backed by SoftBank that has built a business around lending up to $250,000 to small and medium enterprises, using AI-based algorithms to help determine the terms of the loan — is picking up an asset to expand its […]

India’s mobile payments firm MobiKwik reaches rare key profit milestone – gpgmail

[ad_1] Indian mobile payments firm MobiKwik has reached a milestone very few of its local rivals can even contemplate: not burning money. The 10-year-old Gurgaon-headquartered firm said Tuesday it is now generating a profit excluding interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization. “We have been in an ecosystem where we have seen a lot of high-growth and […]

India’s Oyo acquires Copenhagen-based data science firm Danamica for $10M – gpgmail

[ad_1] India’s Oyo said on Monday it has acquired Copenhagen-based data science firm Danamica as the giant lodging startup works to expand its business in Europe. Neither of the parties disclosed financial terms of the deal, but a source familiar with the matter told gpgmail that Oyo paid about $10 million to acquire the Danish […]

Update on Nigerian fintech firm Interswitch and its speculative IPO – gpgmail

[ad_1] Nigerian fintech firm Interswitch has been circulating in business news around a possible IPO on the London Stock Exchange. Last month Bloomberg News ran a story—based on unnamed sources—reporting the financial services firm had hired investment banks to go public on the LSE later in 2019. The piece spurred additional aggregated press. That Interswitch—which […]

UK’s health data guardian sets a firm line for app development using patient data – gpgmail

[ad_1] The UK’s health data watchdog, the National Data Guardian (NDG), has published correspondence between her office and the national privacy watchdog which informed the ICO’s finding in 2017 that a data-sharing arrangement between an NHS Trust and Google-owned DeepMind broke the law. The exchange was published following a Freedom of Information request by gpgmail. […]

Aerospace Firm Shows Off Giant Inflatable Space Habitat

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Most of the spacecraft in science fiction are ridiculously spacious, but real life is much less luxurious. The International Space Station (ISS) has just 388 cubic meters of habitable space, and future deep-space assignments could have astronauts serving much […]

Iconic font company Monotype is getting acquired by PE firm HGGC for $825M – gpgmail

[ad_1] A new chapter is opening up for Monotype, the font and imaging technology specialist that is associated with some of the more iconic evolutions in typefaces in the digital age (if you know Times New Roman or Arial, you know Monotype) . Today, the company announced that private equity house HGGC is acquiring it […]