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Rival to WeWork China raises $120 million

MyDreamPlus, a co-working startup with spaces in big cities around China, recently raised a $120 million Series C funding round.

ICO market continues to attract investment

The ICO market has not had the best of times in mid-2018, with the exception of activity around Malta and the Philippines, However, the market is continuing to attract investors and there are several startups active in this field.

Top ten cybersecurity startup vendors revealed

The biggest cybersecurity investment rounds have been reviewed for 2018 so far, and the top ten leading startups have been identified in this expanding technology sector.

Startup that helps people open home preschools raises $20 million

A startup that helps educators and childcare providers open up their own childcares or preschools out of their homes has raised a $20 million funding round.

This startup is looking to help web workers solve their tab woes

A new startup is betting on the fact that, if you're someone who works using your web browser, you've definitely closed a tab that you didn't mean to close because there were just so many open.

A startup that sells no branded products raised $240 million

A startup that sells unbranded products recently announced a $240 million Series C round. Brandless, the company, sells household staples for $3 each.

Australian state government invests in bitcoin startup

Australia's Queensland state government has announced a new partnership with TravelbyBit, a startup that helps travel businesses accept cryptocurrency payments.

Bitwise files for SEC-regulated publicly-offered crypto ETF

Bitwise Asset Management announced it has filed a registration statement for a publicly-offered cryptocurrency index exchange-traded fund (ETF) earlier this week.

Chinese scooter startup nabs $15 million in latest funding round

Chinese personal transportation startup Immotor raised $15 million in their latest Series A funding round, showing that the enthusiasm around scooter transport isn't fading any time soon.

Startup develops technique to predict cerebral palsy

A innovative technique has been developed to hep to predict cerebral palsy. The technique is based on next-generation genetic sequencing data, which measures how cells control the way genes are switched on or off.

A road map for assessing blockchain health care startups

Blockchain-backed health care startups are all the rage right now, and a new open-source tool that tracks data about startups in the aim to help potential investors navigate the pile of startups clamouring for their time and money.

Scooter startup offers discounts to people with low incomes

Scooter startup Bird announced Thursday that they're waiving the base fee per ride for those who are enrolled in or eligible for a state or federal assistance program.

Black women–led startups in the US more than doubled in a year

ProjectDiane publishes a report every two years that provides a closer look at the state of black female founders in the US.

New startup attempts to make cryptocurrency easier: Interview Special

Paris - Paris-based startup, Tempo, has launched a payment network that simplifies the exchange process from cryptocurrency to fiat money. Anthony Barker, CTO of Tempo explains more.

Who is the king of the micromobility industry?

New research from CB Insights about the "meteoric" rise of bike and scooter sharing startups suggests that mega-deals are driving the frenzy.

Startups leading the way with autonomous car developments

Autonomous vehicles are the future for cars, or so we are told. Yet the vision, backed by major technology and car firms, is running behind. To re-energize the concept, many major players are turning to startups.

Late-stage ventures drove Q2 global funding growth

According to research from Crunchbase on global Q2 2018 venture capital dealmaking, this most recent quarter puts 2018 on track to break 2017's "record-breaking" deal volume totals.

Startup uses VR for new drug and material discoveries

Bristol - New drug and material discoveries can be untangled using virtual reality, according to a new startup Interactive Scientific and Oracle Corporation, which was developed from the University of Bristol.

WeWork's merger signals further shift to mobile office work

WeWork has combined forces with its fiercest rival in China, Naked Hub; and another big player in the mobile office arena, Ucommune, is buying up smaller rivals. The moves signal a changing workplace.

GoGoVan raises $250 million in latest funding round

Hong Kong's first minted unicorn (as of last year), GoGoVan, a last-mile delivery startup, has raised $250 million in a Series D funding round announced Friday.

AT&T to acquire threat intelligence company AlienVault

Yesterday telecommunications giant AT&T made a move to bolster security for businesses by announcing its intention to acquire California-based cyberthreat response company Alien Vault.

Google India launches new program for India-based ML/AI startups

Today Google India announced a new mentorship program, Launchpad Accelerator India, for startups using machine learning/ artificial intelligence "to build solutions for India’s local needs."

Co-founders of PillPack get $100 million each in Amazon deal

The co-founders of PillPack, an online pharmacy, are reported to be receiving about $100 million each in the Amazon deal.

New deal with Hellman & Friedman values SimpliSafe at $1 billion

Private equity firm Hellman & Friedman has taken a controlling interest in SimpliSafe, the company behind the popular smart home security system SimpliSafe.

Three startups looking to make managing your finances easier

It's easy to get off track when it comes to managing personal finances, and founders recognize that. Gone are the days when you have to go to a bank to create a financial plan: here are three startups that make managing your personal finances easier.

The average founder is middle-aged, here are 5 founders under 30

A study found that the mean age for founders of fast growing new ventures skews older than one would think. To give visibility to young entrepreneurs, here's a list of startups with young founders.

Startup at odds with doctors over claim about AI diagnoses

Babylon Health announced Wednesday that the company's AI had undergone a series of tests and had "demonstrated its ability to provide health advice which is on-par with practicing clinicians." Doctors are disputing this claim.

Five mistakes any startup can make and how to avoid them

Pursuing the startup life can be a terrifying endeavour, especially if you're not exactly sure what mistake could really end up costing. Luckily there are professional entrepreneurs willing to give advice on what not to do as a startup.

City of Toronto launches 'Startup Passport' for entrepreneurs

Toronto - The City of Toronto has partnered with WeWork, an operator of shared workspaces, for the new Startup Passport program to give Toronto-based startups access to a network of co-working sites locally and internationally.

Four startups disrupting healthcare for doctors and patients

Healthcare-focused startups are continuously producing technological developments for both healthcare professionals and patients to help improve quality of life and quality of care. Here are four startups applying new technologies to the industry.
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