Minut raises $8M Series A for its camera-less home security device – gpgmail

Minut, a Swedish startup that has developed a camera-less home security device that it claims protects privacy better than competitors, has raised $8 million in Series A funding. The round is led by KPN Ventures, with participation from international energy and services company Centrica. Existing backers Karma Ventures, SOSV, and Nordic Makers also followed on, […]

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GitHub confirms it has blocked developers in Iran, Syria and Crimea – gpgmail

The impact of U.S. trade restrictions is trickling down to the developer community. GitHub, the world’s largest host of source code, is preventing users in Iran, Syria, Crimea and potentially other sanctioned nations from accessing portions of the service, chief executive of the Microsoft-owned firm said. Over the weekend, GitHub CEO Nat Friedman wrote on […]

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SoftBank pumps $2B into Indonesia through Grab investment, putting it head to head with Gojek – gpgmail

Grab — the on-demand transportation app worth $14 billion that is the Uber of Southeast Asia — today announced how it would be using some of the $7 billion or so that it has raised to date: $2 billion provided by SoftBank is being earmarked Grab’s operations in Indonesia — the biggest economy in Southeast […]

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Prenetics partners with Watsons, one of Asia’s largest personal care retailers, to sell its new consumer DNA tests – gpgmail

Genetics testing startup Prenetics today announced a major new deal for its brand in Asia. The company is partnering with A.S. Watson Group, the personal care giant whose stores are ubiquitous in many East and Southeast Asian countries. That means Watsons’ Hong Kong stores and website will be the first retailer in Asia to sell […]

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Applications are open for Startup Battlefield at gpgmail Disrupt Berlin 2019 – gpgmail

Listen up founders — gpgmail is on the lookout for game-changing, early-stage startups to feature at gpgmail Disrupt Berlin‘s Startup Battlefield. This is your chance to launch on the famous gpgmail stage and compete for the a $50,000 equity-free prize and the attention of top global investors and hundreds of media outlets from around the […]

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Joy Capital closes $700M for early-stage investments in China – gpgmail

Joy Capital, the venture capital firm that’s backed Luckin, NIO, Mobike and other investor darlings in China, just raised $700 million for a new fund focusing on early-to-growth stage startups. Launched in 2015 by a team of former investors at Legend Capital, the investment arm of PC maker Lenovo’s parent company, Joy Capital made the […]

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Fortnite World Cup has handed out $30 million in prizes, and cemented its spot in the culture – gpgmail

The Fortnite phenomenon — the wildly popular battle royale game from Epic Games — has manifested itself in concerned articles, cultural shoutouts and now has sealed its place in the cultural firmament by wrapping up its first “World Cup” which saw the company give away $30 million in prizes. The big winner in today’s solo […]

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Last-mile training and the future of work in an expanding gig economy – gpgmail

More posts by this contributor Existential education error: Failing to train students on software Facebook is going back to college The future of work is so uncertain that perhaps the only possible job security exists for the person who can credibly claim to be an expert on the future of work. Nevertheless, there are two […]

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