Friday, September 18, 2020

Locatee raises $4M Series A for its workplace analytics platform – TechCrunch

Locatee, a Swiss startup that uses existing sensors and IT infrastructures to provide employers and commercial real estate owners with detailed data about how their spaces are utilized, today announced...

KlearNow raises $16 million to bring customs clearance industry into the digital age –...

Customs is the sieve of international supply chains. And yet despite its critical role, clearing customs for freight brokers can be a slow and opaque process reliant on manual data...

Jumia, DHL and Alibaba will face off in African e-commerce 2.0 – TechCrunch

The business of selling consumer goods and services online is a relatively young endeavor across Africa, but e-commerce is set to boom. Over the last eight years, the sector has seen...

Fulcrum, which provides freelance placement opportunities for technical projects, raises $1 million – TechCrunch

La Jolla, Calif.-based Fulcrum, a job-placement company for technical projects, has raised $1 million in a seed round of funding, led by local technology investment firm Greatscale Ventures with participation...

Vistaprint left a customer service database unprotected, exposing calls, chats and emails – TechCrunch

A security researcher has found an exposed database on the internet belonging to online printing giant Vistaprint. Security researcher Oliver Hough discovered the unencrypted database last week. There was no password...

Growth is out, profitability is in – TechCrunch

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Kate and Alex held the reins as a duo (check out our...

Meet Vise AI, the startup reimagining portfolio management – TechCrunch

The founders of Vise AI met when they were 13, a couple of teenagers more interested in applied artificial intelligence than English class. Fast-forward several years and the pair has...

Economy: World Bank ranks Nigeria among ‘Top 20 Improvers’ in ease of doing business

Nigeria has been named among the “top 20 improvers” in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business rankings for 2019. Renowned Indian-American experts on strategy, globalisation, and entrepreneurship, Anil Gupta, disclosed...

Lookiero closes $19M led by MMC Ventures to be the Stitch Fix for Europe...

Lookiero, the online personal shopping service for clothes and accessories, has closed a $19 million funding round led by London-based VC MMC Ventures, with support from existing investor All Iron...

Peloton files publicly for IPO – TechCrunch

Peloton, the well-funded maker of internet-connected stationary bikes and treadmills, has finally revealed documents for its upcoming initial public offering. The business previously submitted a confidential draft submission of its...

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