Venture capital, global expansion, blockchain and drones characterize African tech in 2018

LakeArrowhead (#1) 177 days ago Business venture capital global expansion blockchain drones characterize african tech 2018 All   Discuss  | Add To 
2018 saw Africa’s tech sector become more dynamic and international. Here’s a snapshot of the news that shaped African tech over the last year.

Doug Leone, the global managing partner of powerhouse Sequoia Capital, is coming to Disrupt

LakeArrowhead (#1) 362 days ago Business doug leone global managing partner powerhouse sequoia capital coming disrupt All   Discuss  | Add To 
Sequoia Capital has been at the top of its game in the U.S. for decades, thanks to early investments in Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn and PayPal, as well as, more recently, its stakes in the messaging startup WhatsApp, the payments company Stripe and the video conferencing unicorn company Zoom. Yet unlike a lot of top-tier firms […]

Catalyst brothers find capital success with $2.4M from True

LakeArrowhead (#1) 428 days ago Business catalyst brothers capital success 24m true All   Discuss  | Add To 
Over the past few years, the old language of “customer support” has been supplanted by the new language of “customer success.” In the old model, companies would essentially disappear following the conclusion of a sale, merely handling customer problems when they arose. Now, companies are actively reaching out to customers, engaging them with education and […]

Balderton Capital leads $25M Series A in ‘urban farming’ platform Infarm

LakeArrowhead (#1) 504 days ago Business balderton capital leads 25m series urban farming platform infarm All   Discuss  | Add To 
 Infarm, a startup that has developed vertical farming tech for grocery stores, restaurants and local distribution centres to bring fresh and artisan produce much closer to the consumer, has raised $25 million in Series A funding. Read More

US core capital goods orders post biggest drop in a year

LakeArrowhead (#1) 580 days ago US News core capital goods orders post biggest drop year All   Discuss  | Add To 
New orders for key U.S.-made capital goods unexpectedly fell in October after three straight months of hefty gains.

UBER Death Spiral? Capital Burned, Users Alienated...

LakeArrowhead (#1) 840 days ago World News uber death spiral capital burned users alienated All   Discuss  | Add To 
UBER Death Spiral? Capital Burned, Users Alienated... (First column, 6th story, link) Related stories:SNAP tumbles as short sellers move in...Driver charged with abducting, raping passenger...

Deutsche Bank readies $8.5 billion capital injection, eyes other strategic measures

LakeArrowhead (#1) 843 days ago US News deutsche bank readies 85 billion capital injection eyes strategic measures All   Discuss  | Add To 
Deutsche Bank is preparing for a potential capital increase of about 8 billion euros or about $8.5 billion.

Fund a Semester in America's Capital With These Scholarship Programs

LakeArrowhead (#1) 849 days ago Education fund semester americas capital scholarship programs All   Discuss  | Add To 
Studying in Washington is well-suited to students interested in subjects related to politics, media or international affairs.

Monzo, a UK digital-only bank, is closing in on new funding led by US-based Thrive Capital

LakeArrowhead (#1) 855 days ago Business monzo uk digital-only bank closing funding led us-based thrive capital All   Discuss  | Add To 
 Monzo, one of a number of new digital-only, or so-called “challenger,” banks in the U.K. aiming to re-invent the current account, is closing in on new Series C funding, which could be announced as early as this week. According to multiple sources, U.S.-based Thrive Capital is leading the round. Read More

The value of venture capital investors and the importance of physical infrastructure

LakeArrowhead (#1) 856 days ago Business venture capital investors importance physical infrastructure All   Discuss  | Add To 
 Why is it important to invest via VCs, and do they add value further to the money they invest into a growth business? Furthermore, what role do physical transport links play in terms of business success and innovation in this, the digital age? Read More

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