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Uber buys rival Careem in $3.1 billion deal to dominate ride-hailing in Middle East: Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Global ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc will spend $3.1 billion to acquire Middle East rival Careem, buying dominance in a competitive region ahead of a hotly anticipated initial public offering. Uber said late Monday night it would pay $1.4 billion in cash and $1.7 billion in convertible notes in a deal that gives it full ownership of Careem. The long-expected agreement ends more than nine months of start-and-stop negotiations between the two companies and hands...
Tags: Uber, Europe, Russia, Southeast Asia, India, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Turkey, Middle East, Dubai, M&a, New York Stock Exchange, DCM, Latin America, Careem

A Novel Insight Into the Challenges of Diagnosing Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy Using Web-Based Symptom Checkers

Background: Degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM) is a common debilitating condition resulting from degeneration of the cervical spine. While decompressive surgery can halt disease progression, existing spinal cord damage is often permanent, leaving patients with lifelong disability. Early surgery improves the likelihood of recovery, yet the average time from the onset of symptoms to correct diagnosis is over 2 years. The majority of delays occur initially, before and within primary care, mainl...
Tags: Health, Google, DCM

DCM promotes two to partner

DCM, an early-stage venture firm, has promoted Kyle Lui and Ray Zhao to partner. Lui is based in the U.S. and Zhao is in China. Prior to joining DCM, Lui was co-founder and CEO of ChoicePass, which was acquired by SalesForce. And, Zhao worked at Tencent Investment. PRESS RELEASE SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today DCM, an early stage global venture capital firm, announced it promoted Kyle Lui in the U.S. and Ray Zhao in China, to Partner. With these new additions, DCM now has seven partners acro...
Tags: Asia, Japan, China, San Francisco, Trends, People, United States, Tencent, Tokyo, Silicon Valley, DCM, Eaze, Ray, Kyle, Dixon, Lui

Origin emerges from stealth with funding from DCM Ventures

San Francisco-based Origin, which focuses on additive manufacturing in mass production, has emerged from stealth and announced it has raised $10 million in Series A funding led by DCM Ventures. As part of the funding, Jason Krikorian, general partner of DCM, has joined the board. The company, founded in 205, previously raised $2.3 million from Floodgate, Stanford University, Joe Montana and other investors. Source: Company release
Tags: San Francisco, Trends, DCM, DCM Ventures, VC Deals, Jason Krikorian, Stanford University Joe Montana

Deutsche Bank’s head of UK financing said to leave amidst ongoing bonus fears

Now Deutsche's head of UK DCM has broken out from London Wall.
Tags: UK, Job Market, Analysis, Insight, Deutsche Bank, DCM, Deutsche, News &

The investors and founders of Yellow, 99 Taxis, and Didi will talk about the new mobility race at Startup Battlefield Latin America

In the nine months since Didi acquired the Brazilian ride hailing startup 99 in a deal that valued the company at a reported $1 billion, the market for mobility and logistics startups in Latin American region has changed dramatically. The Didi deal was perhaps the first big acquisition for a Latin American startup in recent years and a starting gun for what’s been an extremely competitive race among startup companies to win the hearts and minds of consumers across the region. Report: China’s D...
Tags: TC, Business, Technology, Entrepreneurship, China, Tech, Economy, United States, Mexico City, Xiaomi, Transport, Brazil, Private Equity, DCM, Carsharing, Latin America

Scooters go mad, Opendoor wants to buy your house, and Meituan’s IPO

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was something of a first for the crew, twice. First, we had two guests on the show, and, also, we only made it through two and a half topics. The former is good, the latter is, well, we’ll see. So, this week Matthew Lynley and I were joined by David Chao, co-founder and general partner at DCM, and Steve Vassallo, a general partner at Foundation Capital. Po...
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Podcasts, Finance, Bird, DCM, Meituan, Matthew Lynley, Lime, Chao, David Chao, VASSALLO, Opendoor, Steve Vassallo

Motion Equity Partners buys Holweg Weber

Motion Equity Partners has acquired Holweg Weber, a provider of paper bag making machines. The sellers included Azulis Capital. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE Paris, May 30th 2018 –Motion Equity Partners, a French independent mid-cap private equity firm announced today the acquisition of Holweg Weber from Azulis Capital and co-investors. Holweg Weber is the leading global player specialized in the design, development and assembly of solutions dedicated to the manufacturing of p...
Tags: Usa, France, Germany, Trends, Spain, Paris, Group, Motion, DCM, Weber, The Group, AMF, PE Deals, Mike Odom, French Financial Markets Authority, BNPP

Mapbox,, Standard Cognition, Empowered by New Cash

—Mapbox announced Tuesday it had raised a hefty $164 million in a Series C financing round led by the SoftBank Vision Fund, which was joined by Foundry Group, DFJ Growth, DBL, and Thrive. The new capital will speed up Mapbox’s progress in vehicle navigation and autonomous driving, enlarge its virtual reality and augmented reality gaming capabilities, and fund its expansion into Southeast Asia, China, and Europe, CEO Eric Gundersen said in a blogpost about the financing. The company is one...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Deals, Startups, Mobile, Y Combinator, Europe, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Web, It, Vc, Software

Used car marketplace Shift drives away with $38 mln Series C

San Francisco-based Shift, a used car marketplace, has secured $38 million in Series C funding. BMW iVentures led the round with participation from DCM Ventures, G2VP, DFJ, Highland Capital and Goldman Sachs. In addition to the funding, Christian Noske, a partner at BMW iVentures, has joined Shift’s board of directors while Jason Krikorian from DCM and Brook Porter from G2VP have become board observers. PRESS RELEASE San Francisco, Calif. — Shift (, a San Francisco-based startup that c...
Tags: Asia, Jobs, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, United States, Washington Dc, San Diego, Tokyo, Goldman Sachs, Tour, Bmw, Bill, Zendrive, DCM, Dfj

Erik Wielenberg and the Autonomy Thesis: part one Wielenberg’s criticism of Divine command meta-ethics

The autonomy thesis contends that there can be moral requirements to φ regardless of whether God commands, desires, or wills that people φ. In his monograph, Robust Ethics: The Metaphysics and Epistemology of Godless Normative Realism,[1] Erik Wielenberg offers arguably one of the most sophisticated defences of the autonomy thesis to date. Wielenberg argues that: I the most plausible alternative to the autonomy thesis, the divine command theory, is problematic because it cannot account for the m...
Tags: Religion, Book Reviews, Ethics, Atheism, John, Oxford University, Herald, Hare, DCM, Philosophers, Adams, Adam, Wilde, Paul Copan, Oxford University Press, New Zealand Herald

WILsquare Capital acquires DCM

WILsquare Capital has acquired Minneapolis-based Data and Contact Management Solutions, a service provider for estate asset recoveries. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE ST. LOUIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–WILsquare Capital, a St. Louis-based private equity firm, announced today it has completed the acquisition of Data and Contact Management Solutions, LLC (“DCM”), an industry-leading technology-enabled service provider for estate asset recoveries based in Minneapolis, MN. Terms of the tran...
Tags: Minnesota, Minneapolis, Trends, ISO, St Louis, DCM, Midwest, Southern United States, PE Deals, WILsquare Capital, Data and Contact Management Solutions, Data and Contact Management Solutions LLC, Bill Willhite, Jamie Wilmsen Partner, Ben Boyum

Investment banking fees fall 7 percent in 2016 dragged down by equity raisings: Reuters

(Reuters) — Investment banking fees fell 7 percent worldwide in 2016, dragged down by a 23 percent fall in equity capital market (ECM) fees, Thomson Reuters data showed on Wednesday, raising the pressure on banking giants fighting to restore profitability. The sharpest falls were in Europe Middle East and Africa where a 20 percent drop in total fees in southern Europe, still suffering from the fallout of the 2008-09 financial crisis, depressed the wider region. The decline hit global investment ...
Tags: Europe, Japan, China, Russia, Africa, Americas, Trends, M&a, DCM, Thomson Reuters, Reuters, Carlyle Group, EMEA, Europe Middle East, ECM, Reuters Investment

Meet Impact VC, a new firm from Accel and DCM founder Dixon Doll

 One of the cofounders of Accel Partners and DCM, Dixon Doll, recently formed a new venture firm called Impact Venture Capital, along with Jack Crawford and Eric Ball. Ball previously served as Oracle’s Treasurer, where he helped manage $50 billion in assets. And Crawford was previously an investor and founded Velocity Venture Capital. Both are also former Kauffman fellows. The firm… Read More
Tags: Security, Startups, TC, Hardware, Enterprise, Tech, Venture Capital, DCM, Accel Partners, Accel, Dixon, Crawford, Jack Crawford

Everything About the Wonder Woman Movie We Figured Out From the Trailer

A new Wonder Woman trailer was released today, which showed us a lot of Diana Prince fighting in various places during World War I. We highly recommend watching it, because it’s amazing. But since details of this movie’s plot have been kept ridiculously under wraps, it’s also the best chance we have at figuring out what’s going on in this film.Read more...
Tags: Science, Movies, Wonder Woman, DCM, Trailer Frenzy, Trailer Breakdown, Diana Prince

Weed on-demand startup Eaze inhales $13 million in funding to grow into new markets

 The “Uber for weed” startup Eaze has grown quite a bit over the last year and it intends to expand even more. To get it there, Eaze has closed on $13 million in Series B funding from Fresh VC, Doll Capital Management (DCM) and Tusk Ventures. Eaze launched in July of 2014 to help medical marijuana patients order cannabis on demand. It soon expanded to allow people to get a medical… Read More
Tags: Health, Fundings & Exits, TC, Uber, Business, Crowdsourcing, Entrepreneurship, Tech, Economy, Software, Venture Capital, Private Equity, DCM, Eaze, Startup Company, Tusk Ventures

Royal Bank of Scotland’s head of DCM is now working for a fintech firm

Another senior banker has left the industry to start out in fintech.
Tags: Analysis, Royal Bank Of Scotland, DCM, News &

DCM Ventures Snags $770M, and Three Security Firms Raise Millions

This year could be the richest fundraising period for venture capital firms since 2000, according to Thomson Reuters figures so far. Menlo, Park, CA-based DCM Ventures did its bit this week to keep up the pace. DCM, a 20-year-old venture capital firm whose interests straddle the United States and Asia, announced Thursday that its limited partners have committed $770 million that it will spread over three of its funds, according to a Venture Beat story DCM posted on its news page. The bulk o...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Mobile, Asia, Japan, Internet, Entrepreneurship, China, Messaging, Funding, Tel Aviv, San Francisco, Trends, Cisco, Web, It

DCM’s David Chao On Investing In China, And VR, And, Oh, Hey, Cannabis

 DCM Ventures, the early-stage, cross-border venture firm, has scored many hits by sticking it out in China since nearly its 1996 founding, even as many competing firms – because they were unable or unwilling to invest the time in local relationships – have come and gone. Among the many China-based companies backed early on by DCM are Renren, Dandang, and Vipshop, all of which… Read More
Tags: TC, China, DCM, David Chao, Renren Dandang

Talk With Your Colleagues Anonymously, With Blind

 Tired of being monitored by your company while wanting to dish with colleagues about said company? Or maybe you’re curious about what people with similar work experience are making at other companies? Blind, a two-year-old app founded in South Korea and newly available in the U.S., may be just the thing for you. Its big idea: bringing anonymity to the workplace so you can… Read More
Tags: TC, Facebook, South Korea, Anonymity, DCM, Naver, Blind, Osuke Honda

Rejecting M&A, FreedomPop Raises Another $30M For Its Free Mobile Service

 FreedomPop is taking another step ahead today in its bid to build out a global mobile business based on free voice, text and data bundles and upselling additional services. Amid months of M&A rumors, the startup has raised another $30 million in funding — money that CEO and co-founder Stephen Stokols says will help FreedomPop grow its businesses independently. “We had a lot… Read More
Tags: TC, DCM, FreedomPop, Partech Ventures, Mangrove Capital Partners, Stephen Stokols

DCM Is Raising Another $100 Million Fund To Make Investments In Android-Based Startups

 It looks like global venture firm DCM plans to make more bets on Android apps, with another fund that seems to be devoted to investing in startups that develop for the mobile OS. According to an SEC filing, it’s seeking to raise $100 million for A-Fund II, the second strategic fund aiming to take advantage of innovation in the Android ecosystem. The first A-Fund was raised in 2011 when… Read More
Tags: TC, Mobile, Apps, SEC, DCM, A-Fund

The Daily Startup: DCM Investor Likes B2B in China-But Not Yet

Hurst Lin , co-founder of popular Web portal and co-founding general partner of DCM China , the China arm of venture capital firm DCM , has a pretty good view of what works and what doesn't in China , the WSJ's William Kazer reports. DCM has about $2.6 billion in assets under management, much of it focused on the China market these days, and it has a strong hit rate with companies going public, such as Guangzhou-based online retailer VIPshop , online travel firm Tuniu and online marketp...
Tags: China, DCM, WSJ, Guangzhou, Sina, Hurst Lin, DCM China, William Kazer, Tuniu