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Student.com Raises $60m Investment Round

Student.com, a marketplace for student accommodation, has raised $60 million in investment led by VY Capital, with participation from Horizons Ventures, Expa, Spotify founders Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon, and Hugo Barra…

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SwervePay grabs $10m funding round

SwervePay, payment solution for the healthcare sector, has completed a $10 million round of funding led by Garland Capital Group. The funds will be used to support the company’s growth and expansion,…

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Fuze grabs $112m funding round

Fuze, the voice, video and collaboration startup formerly known as ThinkingPhones, has closed a $112 million financing round led by Summit Partners. The company has now raised a total of $200 million,…

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Four Places With Surprisingly Slow Internet Speeds

The Obamas raised eyebrows this weekend by complaining about, of all things, spotty Wifi in the White House. “It can be a little sketchy,” the First Lady told CBS’ Gayle King, adding…

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Africa Internet Group secures $83m investment

Africa Internet Group, which owns e-commerce company Jumia and nine other e-ventures in Africa, has raised $83 million from AXA Insurance, in exchange for 8% in equity. Africa Internet Group will use…

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CodeGirl’s Lesley Chilcott on Narrowing Tech’s Gender Gaps

Only 7% of tech startups are led by women. Among the CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, only 25 are women and 23 have an all-male boardroom. It was these startling facts that…

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Zendrive grabs $13.5m Series A round

Zendrive, a startup which tracks behavior data for driving, has raised a $13.5 million Series A financing round led by Sherpa Capital. Nyca Partners, Thomvest Ventures and existing investors such as First…

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Polish Teen Creates World’s First Messaging App for Deaf People

It all began with a video game. More specifically, it began with Grand Theft Auto III, the free-roaming, criminal-sim that Mateusz Mach would play for hours at his parents’ house in Lebork,…

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The Old Town and the Sea: How Marine Technology is Revamping Russia’s “Fortress in Europe”

Kaliningrad occupies one of Europe’s strangest geopolitical spaces. Tucked between Lithuania and Poland on the fringes of the Baltic Sea, the exclave is 300 miles from the rest of Russia, and almost…

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Grovo secures $40m funding round

Grovo, a learning solutions provider to the enterprise, has raised $40 million in Series C funding led by existing investor Accel. Cosanoa Venture Capital, SoftTech VC, Greg Waldorf and new investor Vayner…

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