Lifting of sanctions will help Iran’s entrepreneurs, but changing military service is key

A lot has been made of Iran’s fledgling startup community recently, and how the easing of western-imposed sanctions could herald an explosion in tech activity. That may be true, but some of…

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Intercom grabs $35m Series C funding round

Customer communication platform Intercom has raised $35 million in Series C funding. ICONIQ Capital led the round, with participation from previous backer The Social + Capital Partnership and Bessemer Venture Partners. The…

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Coursera secures $49.5m in funding

Coursera, an online education platform, has closed a Series C round of funding worth $49.5 million. The company expects a second closing of the round in the fall which will bring the…

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ZocDoc raises $130m at $1.8bn valuation

Healthcare technology company ZocDoc has raised $130 million in funding at a valuation of $1.8 billion. Baillie Gifford and Atomico led the round with participation from existing backer Founders Fund. The new…

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Carbon3D secures $100m funding round

Carbon3D, a 3D printing company, has raised a $100 million funding round led by Google Ventures. Yuri Milner, Reinet Fund SCA, FIS and others participated in the round as did existing investors…

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Is it really all doom and gloom for Alibaba?

It has, for once, been a tough week for Alibaba. The Chinese online retail giant posted disappointing growth figures in its Q2 2015 report last week, leading some experts to suggest that…

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GrabTaxi raises $400m – report

China Investment Corp. has invested $400 million into GrabTaxi, the Southeast Asia ride-hailing startup, the Wall Street Journal reports. The $740 billion Chinese sovereign wealth fund also invested in another taxi app,…

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Tanium reportedly raising financing at $2.5bn valuation

Cyber security company Tanium is raising a new round of financing which will value the startup at $2.5 billion or even higher, according to a report by Fortune. One of Fortune’s sources…

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Editas Medicine raises $120m for genome editing

Editas Medicine, a genome editing company, has raised $120 million in a Series B round of financing. The funding was led by a new firm called Bng0, led by Boris Nikolic, which…

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Super Evil Mega Corp. raises $26m in funding

Super Evil Mega Corp., the mobile games developer behind the popular Vainglory game, has raised $26 million in funding. Index Ventures led the round, with participation from all of the company’s existing…

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