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Review: Handsome and nippy, new VanMoof e-bikes could be the shape of cities to come

I have to admit, I was an e-bike virgin. Sure, I’d tried out Uber’s Jump bikes and similar e-bikes, but these are more like normal bikes “with a little extra help.” So when I was offered the chance to try out the new VanMoof S3, an e-bike that has literally been built from the ground up, I was excited at how different the experience might be. Perhaps more significantly, I had a particular task in mind for it. In the current COVID-19 pandemic much has been made of cities being transformed into...
Tags: Reviews, TC, Transportation, Uber, Europe, Milan, London, Bluetooth, Berlin, New York City, Cowboy, Tech, Smartphone, Taiwan, Bicycles, United States


Chinese online learning app Zuoyebang raises $750M

Zuoyebang, a Beijing-headquartered startup that runs an online learning app, said on Monday it has raised $750 million in a new financing round as investors demonstrate their continued trust in — and focus on — Asia’s booming edtech market. U.S. investment firm Tiger Global and Hong Kong-based private equity firm FountainVest Partners led the six-year-old startup’s Series E financing round. Existing investors including SoftBank’s Vision Fund, Sequoia Capital China, Xiang He Capital, Qatar ...
Tags: Apps, Asia, Hong Kong, Education, China, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Beijing, Tencent, Qatar Investment Authority, Baidu, Tiger Global, Mary Meeker, Zuoyebang, Reuters


AngelList India head Utsav Somani launches micro VC fund to back 30 early-stage startups

As investors get cautious about writing new checks to early stage startups in India amid the coronavirus outbreak, AngelList’s head in India is betting that this is the right time to back young firms. On Wednesday, Utsav Somani announced iSeed, a micro VC fund to back up at least 30 startups over the course of two years. iSeed, which is not affiliated with AngelList, is Somani’s maiden venture fund. In an interview with TechCrunch, Somani said he would write checks of $150,000 each to up to 35 e...
Tags: Energy, Asia, Money, India, Tech, United States, Xiaomi, Venture Capital, Jupiter, Sequoia Capital, Tiger Global, DST Global, Ryan Hoover, Angellist, Tracxn, Naval Ravikant


Work app Workvivo is backed by Zoom's CEO. Here's an exclusive look at the pitch deck it used to raise an extra $16 million.

Ireland-based tech startup Workvivo has raised $16 million in funding from Tiger Global and Frontline Ventures, having previously been backed by Zoom founder and CEO Eric Yuan.  Workvivo, founded in 2017, provides a internal communications platform for companies to engage and connect with employees.  "Communication has always been high on people's agendas, but now it's top of mind," Workvivo cofounder and CEO John Goulding told Business Insider in an interview. "Old style communications like e...
Tags: UK, US, Trends, Ireland, Tiger Global, Gallup, Goulding, Frontline Ventures, Eric Yuan, Workvivo, John Goulding, Eric Yuan Workvivo, Linkedin Stripe and Square


SirionLabs raises $44M to scale its contract management software

SirionLabs, a startup that provides vendor management software to enterprises, has raised $44 million in a new financing round as it looks to expand and handle surge in demand from clients. Tiger Global and Avatar Growth Capital led the Seattle-headquartered startup’s Series C round. The eight-year-old startup, which was founded in India, has raised $66 million to date. The new round values the startup at about $250 million. Enterprises broadly handle two kinds of contracts, one when they are...
Tags: Apps, Enterprise, Washington, India, Funding, Tech, Unilever, Artificial Intelligence, Credit Suisse, Vodafone, Bp, Abbvie, Seattle, Tiger Global, Natural Language Processing, Fujitsu


Latin America Roundup: Big rounds, big mergers and a $3.8M pandemic fund from Nubank

Sophia Wood Contributor Share on Twitter Sophia Wood is a Venture Partner at Magma Partners . Sophia is also the co-founder of LatAm List, an English-language Latin American tech news source. More posts by this contributor Latin America Roundup: Grupo ZAP, Grow Mobility, Wavy get acquired; Credijusto adds $100M; Cornershop, iFood brace for delivery boom Latin America Roundup: SoftBank adds $1B, Stori raise...
Tags: Food, Uber, Column, Y Combinator, Business, Mexico, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Economy, Artificial Intelligence, Colombia, Healthcare, Venture Capital, M&a, Brazil


Indian education startup Byju’s is fundraising at a $10B valuation

Byju’s, an education learning startup in India that has seen a surge in its popularity in recent weeks amid the coronavirus outbreak, is in talks to raise as much as $400 million at a $10 billion valuation, said three people familiar with the matter. The additional capital would be part of the Bangalore-based startup’s ongoing financing round that has already seen Tiger Global and General Atlantic invest between $300 million to $350 million into the firm. That investment by the two firms thou...
Tags: Facebook, Asia, Education, India, Funding, Tech, Atlantic, Qatar Investment Authority, Sequoia Capital, Tiger Global, New Delhi, General Atlantic, Bangalore, Paytm, Chennai, Oyo


Investors, startup founders in India pool $13M to fund projects that fight coronavirus

More than 150 investors and entrepreneurs in India are funding dozens of projects in a bid to help millions better combat the COVID-19 epidemic and help the nation’s booming startup ecosystem withstand the economic devastation it has caused. The investors said they have contributed 1 billion Indian rupees — or $13 million — of their own money to the ACT Grants initiative, which was unveiled late last month. The group — which includes several prominent industry figures including Nandan Nilekani, ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, Asia, Virginia, India, Tech, Venture Capital, Aws, Sequoia Capital, Tiger Global, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Flipkart, Telemedicine, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Accel


Restructuring power players; Blackstone's Las Vegas bets; fintech winners and losers

  Welcome to Wall Street Insider, where we take you behind the scenes of the finance team's biggest scoops and deep dives from the past week.  As the coronavirus shuts down industries and keeps consumers at home, companies have been scrambling for cash to cope. We took a look at the advisers and investors who are gearing up amid the chaos.  Alex Morrell listed top restructuring bankers who will help companies navigate the crisis. From Casey Sullivan and Bradley Saacks, here's a look at 10 Wall ...
Tags: Softbank, New York City, US, Trends, Walmart, Peter Thiel, Ubs, Goldman Sachs, Las Vegas, Tiger Global, Short, Blackstone, Fintech, Sin City, SoFi, Carl Icahn


Innovaccer wants to be the service that unifies all healthcare data

The holy grail for technology companies working in the healthcare industry is becoming the gateway for all healthcare data. Big legacy providers like Epic and Cerner are trying to reach out to hospital networks to hoover up all of their data. Google is interested in it. Salesforce is interested in it. Everyone wants to be the resource that organizes and manages healthcare data for physicians and hospital providers — everyone including the San Francisco-based startup Innovaccer, which has r...
Tags: Travel, Health, Google, TC, Technology, Microsoft, Articles, San Francisco, Insurance, Epic, Healthcare, Healthcare Industry, Salesforce, Abu Dhabi, Tiger Global, Founder


Indian education startup Byju’s raises $200M from General Atlantic

Indian education startup Byju’s said on Friday that General Atlantic, an existing investor in the startup, has pumped additional money to join the new ongoing financing round. While the startup did not disclose the size of General Atlantic’s check, a person familiar with the matter told TechCrunch that it had invested $200 million in the new round at a valuation of $8 billion. The announcement today comes weeks after Tiger Global committed to invest about $200 million in the nine-year-old sta...
Tags: Apps, Asia, Education, Funding, Tech, Atlantic, Tiger Global, General Atlantic, Byju, Byju's


Adtech unicorn InMobi steps up to tap vernacular content market; acquires Tiger Global backed Roposo - The Financial Express

Adtech unicorn InMobi steps up to tap vernacular content market; acquires Tiger Global backed Roposo   The Financial Express
Tags: Seo, Tiger Global


CTO.ai’s developer shortcuts eliminate coding busywork

There’s too much hype about mythical “10X developers”. Everyone’s desperate to hire these ‘ninja rockstars’. In reality, it’s smarter to find ways of deleting annoying chores for the coders you already have. That’s where CTO.ai comes in. Emerging from stealth today, CTO.ai lets developers build and borrow DevOps shortcuts. These automate long series of steps they usually have to do manually thanks to integrations with GitHub, AWS, Slack, and more. CTO.ai claims it can turn a days-long process li...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Apps, Enterprise, Developer, Funding, San Francisco, Tech, Hack, SaaS, Tiger Global, Zillow, Github, Shortcuts, Cto


The precarious path of e-cig startup Juul: From Silicon Valley darling to $24 billion behemoth under criminal investigation

The e-cigarette company Juul, which won an investment from Marlboro maker Altria at a $38 billion valuation, faces an uncertain future. On Oct. 31, citing unexpected market shifts, Altria revealed that it wrote down its investment in Juul, slashing the company's valuation to $24 billion. Analysts have credited Juul with single-handedly resurrecting the slumping e-cigarette market. But Juul is confronting challenges that include country-wide bans, warnings from national regulators, investigatio...
Tags: Facebook, New York, News, Congress, Abc, Cdc, Stanford, China, India, New York City, Israel, Elizabeth Warren, US, San Francisco, Trends, Chobani


Pendo.io raises $100 mln

Pendo.io said Oct. 17 that it raised $100 million in Series E funding led by Sapphire Ventures. New investors General Atlantic and Tiger Global, along with existing investors Battery Ventures, Meritech Capital, FirstMark, Geodesic Capital, and Cross Creek participated in the round. Pendo is a product cloud that aims to help digital product teams and application owners deliver software experiences that users love. PRESS RELEASE Pendo Raises $100 Million at a $1 Billion Valuation To Help More SaaS...
Tags: UK, New York, Singapore, Tel Aviv, Trends, Atlantic, Gartner, Tiger Global, General Atlantic, Sapphire Ventures, Forbes, Cagr, Raleigh, Inc, LabCorp, Todd Olson


Pendo scores $100M Series E investment on $1 billion valuation

Pendo, the late stage startup that helps companies understand how customers are interacting with their apps, announced a $100 million Series E investment today on a valuation of $1 billion. The round was led by Sapphire Ventures . Also participating were new investors General Atlantic and Tiger Global, and existing investors Battery Ventures, Meritech Capital, FirstMark, Geodesic Capital and Cross Creek. Pendo has now raised $206 million, according to the company. Company CEO and co-founder...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Tech, Atlantic, Tiger Global, Sapphire Ventures, Company, Olson, Todd Olson, Pendo, Sapphire Ventures Also


MyGate raises $56M to bring its security management service to more gated communities in India

MyGate, a Bangalore-based startup that offers security management and convenience service for guard-gated premises, said today it has bagged over $50 million in a new financing round as it looks to expand its footprint in the nation. Chinese internet giant Tencent, Tiger Global, JS Capital, and existing investor Prime Venture Partners funded the three-year-old startup’s $56 million Series B financing round. The new round pushes MyGate’s total fundraise to-date to $67.5 million. MyGate offers ...
Tags: Security, Startups, Apps, Asia, Real Estate, India, Funding, Tech, Tencent, Tiger Global, Bangalore, Prime Venture Partners, Sanjay Swamy, Recent Funding, Tencent Tiger Global JS Capital, Vijay Arisetty


The precarious path of e-cig startup Juul: From Silicon Valley darling to $38 billion behemoth under criminal investigation

The e-cigarette company Juul, which won an investment from the tobacco giant Altria at a $38 billion valuation, faces an uncertain future. Analysts have credited Juul with single-handedly resurrecting the slumping e-cigarette market. But Juul is confronting challenges that include warnings from national regulators, investigations by members of Congress, state- and country-wide bans, and questions about its products' long-term health impacts. Juul's roots are in Silicon Valley, where it started...
Tags: Facebook, News, Congress, Abc, Cdc, Stanford, China, India, New York City, Israel, Elizabeth Warren, US, San Francisco, Trends, Chobani, Bloomberg


Why we’re still waiting on the Postmates S-1

In a wide-ranging conversation at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco last week, Postmates co-founder and chief executive officer Bastian Lehmann made light of the company’s lack of IPO documents. The San Francisco-based on-demand delivery business was expected to publicly file its IPO prospectus in September in preparation for a fall exit, sources familiar with the matter told TechCrunch this summer. September, however, has come and gone and we’re still waiting on Postmates to release the critical...
Tags: Food, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Uber, Europe, Ipo, San Francisco, Tech, Ceo, Companies, United States, Mexico City, Venture Capital, Food Delivery, WeWork


Tiger Global Still Buying Sunrun, Amends 13D Filing

As we've detailed previously, Chase Coleman's hedge fund firm in recent weeks.  In an amended 13D filing with the SEC, Tiger Global has now disclosed they own 22.2% of the company with over 26.05 million shares.Their recent activity includes buying on September 9th through 11th at weighted average prices of around $15.093.Per Yahoo Finance, Sunrun "engages in the design, development, installation, sale, ownership, and maintenance of residential solar energy systems in the United States. It als...
Tags: Finance, United States, Tiger Global, Run, San Francisco California, Chase Coleman, Hedge Fund Portfolios, SEC filing, Sunrun Inc, 13d, SEC Tiger Global


Tiger Global Still Buying Sunrun Shares

Chase Coleman's hedge fund firm Tiger Global has filed yet another Form 4 with the SEC indicating their activity in Sunrun (RUN) shares.  As we've detailed previously, Tiger Global has been out buying RUN shares and they've continued to do so into September.The latest filing indicates they were out buying 654,011 shares in total across September 4th through 6th with the bulk at weighted average prices of $15.247 and $15.501.After these recent buys, Tiger Global now owns over 25.2 million shares ...
Tags: Finance, SEC, Tiger Global, Run, Chase Coleman, Hedge Fund Portfolios, SEC filing, Form4, Sunrun RUN


Kustomer raises $40M more led by Tiger Global for its omnichannel approach to CRM

On the heels of customer service company Zendesk announcing an acquisition to expand its omni-channel offering, one of the upstarts nipping at its heels has announced a round of funding to continue growing its own platform. Kustomer, a customer service startup that calls in data from multiple external channels and the software and apps that a company uses to manage its business internally and speak to customers externally, has raised a Series D of $40 million. led by Tiger Global with participat...
Tags: TC, Europe, Tech, Tiger Global, CRM, Zendesk, Omnichannel, Abercrombie Fitch, PitchBook, Yext, RPA, Birnbaum, Kustomer, Brad Birnbaum, Jeremy Suriel, Suriel


Online grocery startup Grofers lands $200M led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund

Hot on the heels of Indian delivery startup BigBasket raising $150 million — at a unicorn valuation, no less — so its close rival Grofers has also pulled in capital after it announced a $200 million raise to battle its local competition and international giants Amazon and Walmart. The round is the largest in India’s online grocery sector to date, and it was led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund, which continues to make major bets on the nation’s growing internet economy. KTB, and existing investors T...
Tags: Amazon, Food, Startups, TC, Asia, India, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Walmart, Alibaba, Alibaba Group, Logistics, Delhi, Sequoia Capital, Tiger Global


BlackBuck raises $150 million to digitize freight and logistics across India

India’s trucking system has a big inefficiency problem that continues to drag the economy. BlackBuck, one of the handful logistics startups that is trying to overhaul this system, just raised $150 million in Series D round to further pursue its mission. The new round was led by Goldman Sachs Investment Partners and Accel at a valuation just shy of $1 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter. Wellington, Sequoia Capital, B Capital, LightStreet, and existing investors Sands Capit...
Tags: Asia, Coca Cola, Entrepreneurship, India, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Unilever, Private Equity, World Bank, Logistics, Google Maps, Sequoia Capital, Driver, Tiger Global, SAIF Partners


CleverTap lands $26M for its mobile-focused customer marketing service

CleverTap, an India-based startup that lets companies track and improve engagement with users across the web, has pulled in $26 million in new funding thanks to a round led by Sequoia India. Existing investor Accel and new backer Tiger Global also took part in the deal, which values CleverTap at $150-$160 million, the startup disclosed. The deal takes CleverTap to around $40 million from investors to date. Founded in 2015 and based in Mumbai, CleverTap competes with a range of customer experi...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Mobile, Facebook, Asia, Europe, Media, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, Funding, Tech, Viber, Whatsapp, West, United States


EzCater Celebrates “Unicorn” Status After $150M Funding Round

Stefania Mallett was sitting at her kitchen table when she wrapped up the details behind her catering technology startup ezCater’s latest funding round, a $150 million investment.Mallett shared the details to her husband before the size of the occasion sank in.“I’m busy, already onto the next thing. He said, ‘Wait, that is a big number.’ I looked at him and it dawned on me: ‘That is a big number,'” Mallett recalled.That figure is the software company’s latest valuation by its investors: $1.25 b...
Tags: Deals, Boston, Restaurants, Singapore, CA, Trends, Tech, Vc, Paris, Vancouver, Tiger Global, Denver, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Iconiq Capital, Unicorn, Insight Venture Partners


Give Us 5 Minutes, We’ll Give You What You Need to Know about Venture Capital for your Startup

2018 broke historic records in the world of venture capital — investors made more money, megafunds increased significantly and businesses sold for more than ever. I’m proud to say that my first company, Wordstream, was among the big ticket acquisitions — I started it back in 2007 and last year I sold it to Gannet (the largest newspaper publisher in the U.S.) for $150 million. Want to get in on the action? Build a unicorn company, get investors, keep building, and one day you can have a 9-figure...
Tags: Facebook, Ipo, Softbank, US, Sales, Venture Capital, Anaplan, Tiger Global, CVC, WordStream, Moderna Therapeutics, VC & Angel Capital, PitchBook NVCA, Latest Venture Capital Trends


Startups Weekly: Uber’s headline-grabbing week and sextech at SXSW

I spent the week at SXSW, Austin’s really, really huge technology, music, comedy and film festival. It’s my first year making the trek down here for the event, which I did to interview sextech entrepreneur Lora DiCarlo founder Lora Haddock, whose robotics innovation reward was infamously revoked at this year’s CES. “I brush my teeth and I masturbate. It’s all normal,” she said, addressing the stigma surrounding female-focused pleasure tech. Haddock, during our chat, also announced the first-ever...
Tags: Startups, Uber, Y Combinator, Money, Finance, India, Funding, US, Tech, Austin, United States, Venture Capital, Aws, Sam Altman, Airbnb, Tiger Global


Tiger Global private equity head Lee Fixel to depart, says letter: Reuters

Lee Fixel, a partner and head of the $13 billion private equity business at Tiger Global Management LLC, plans to leave the firm on June 30, according to a letter sent to clients on Thursday seen by Reuters. Scott Shleifer and Chase Coleman will continue as co-portfolio managers of Tiger Global’s private equity business, with Shleifer to take over as its head, according to the letter. Fixel, who joined Tiger Global in 2006, will invest his own money and “may start an investment firm in the futur...
Tags: India, Trends, People, United States, Tiger Global, Reuters, Lee, Chase Coleman, Tiger Global Management LLC, Scott Shleifer, Shleifer, Fixel, Lee Fixel


Pi Day wasn’t pleasant for a lot of tech execs

Pi Day is apparently New Job day for tech execs and VCs these days. Leaving: Lee Fixel It’s not every day that one of the top VC investors heads out from their shop. TechCrunch’s @cookie aka Connie Loizos has the story: Lee Fixel, the low-flying head of Tiger Global’s private equity business, is leaving at the end of June, the firm announced today in a letter sent to clients and seen by Reuters . Scott Shleifer and Chase Coleman will continue as co-managers of the portfolios Fixel has oversee...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Asia, Finance, Ipo, India, Softbank, Digital, America, Tech, Tesla, Walmart, Harvard, United States, Credit Suisse, Korea