Tech startups want to destigmatize sex – gpgmail

Sex, despite being one of the most fundamental human experiences, is still one of those businesses that some advertisers reject, banks are hesitant to financially support and some investors don’t want to fund. Given how sex is such a huge part of our lives, it’s no surprise founders are looking to capitalize on the space. […]

Despite Brexit, UK startups can compete with Silicon Valley to win tech talent – gpgmail

Mehul Patel is the CEO of Hired , the marketplace that matches tech talent with the world’s most innovative companies. Brexit has taken over discourse in the UK and beyond. In the UK alone, it is mentioned over 500 million times a day, in 92 million conversations — and for good reason. While the UK […]

SoftBank mints QuintoAndar a new unicorn in Latin American real estate tech – gpgmail

QuintoAndar, the Brazilian real estate technology developer, has secured a massive $250 million Series D led by SoftBank, as the Japanese conglomerate continues to deploy its $5 billion commitment to the Latin American region. The round is the latest sign that startups in Latin America can get money if they’re developing technologies in specific areas […]

Shopify buys warehouse automation tech developer 6 River Systems for $450 million – gpgmail

Shopify, the shopping technology developer that’s quickly becoming the anti-Amazon, has taken another step up the sales supply chain with its $450 million acquisition of the warehouse automation and management technology developer, 6 River Systems. The acquisition will serve to boost efficiencies among Shopify’s Fulfillment Network service which launched in . June. The acquisition gives […]

Flat, a Mexican property tech startup, raises $4.6M pre-seed led by ALLVP – gpgmail

Flat has raised one of Mexico’s largest pre-seed rounds to take the Opendoor real estate marketplace model across the Rio Grande.  The company snagged a $4.5 million pre-seed round to expand its business helping homeowners quickly sell their properties in Mexico. The round was led by ALLVP, an active early stage fund in Mexico. California-based Liquid […]

Reps from DHS, the FBI and the ODNI met with tech companies at Facebook to talk election security – gpgmail

Representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Homeland Security met with counterparts at tech companies including Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter to discuss election security, Facebook confirmed. “The purpose was to build on previous discussions and further strengthen strategic collaboration regarding the security […]

Fleet Space Technologies raises $7.35M for its space-based IoT tech – gpgmail

Australian satellite startup Fleet Space Technologies has raised a $7.35 million round of funding to help launch its next generation of nanosatellites, extremely small satellites it employs to deliver Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity to customers globally. Fleet’s satellites are roughly the size of shoe boxes, which are much cheaper and easier to launch than […]

Will this tech close on never-ending real estate waiting periods? – gpgmail

Bennat Berger Contributor Bennat Berger is a tech writer and real estate professional based in New York City. He has written extensively about the often-disruptive impact that innovative tech — and, in particular, AI — has on culture and business. The most anticipated part of every real estate transaction is being done with it. Every […]

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

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 own […]

What is Andela, the Africa tech talent accelerator? – gpgmail

As someone who covers Africa’s tech scene, I’m frequently asked about Andela. That’s not surprising, given the venture gets more global press (arguably) than any startup in Africa. I’ve found many Silicon Valley investors have heard of Andela but aren’t exactly sure what it does. In a bite, Andela is Series D stage startup―backed by […]