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Is capital a commodity or a differentiator?

Arie Abecassis, Venture Partner at Dreamit Ventures, asks how big a differentiator capital is in crowded markets.

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FarmLogs secures $10m Series B for agricultural tech

FarmLogs, an agricultural tech startup, has raised $10 million in Series B funding.

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WeWork secures $355m investment at $5bn valuation

WeWork which provides shared office space for creative people and companies, has raised $355 million in funding at a $5 billion valuation,

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SurveyMonkey grabs $250m in funding

Online survey platform SurveyMonkey has raised $250 million in equity financing from a number of new investors including T. Rowe Price Associates, Morgan Stanley Investment Management and Baillie Gifford & Co.

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Instagram overtakes Twitter, Microsoft accepts bitcoin and Uber’s setbacks

In a blogpost Wednesday, Instagram announced that it reached 300 million active users, eclipsing Twitter’s most recently reported 284 million users.

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The Exit Report: Hortonworks, Lending Club, GoodGame

Hortonworks, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based vendor of Hadoop-enabled Big Data services, sold 6.25 million shares at $16 (above the original $12-$14 price range) to raise $100 million.

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Sustainable tech hits Europe’s roads, but is wider deployment realistic?

If you ride a bike path at night between Tongelre and Opwetten in the Netherlands, as of a fortnight ago you should have noticed something different. The path, coated with paint that…

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China’s Baidu reportedly set to invest $600m in Uber

Uber’s latest source of equity financing is reportedly Baidu, sometimes referred to as one-third of China’s commercial Internet.

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Huddle grabs $51m Series D round for enterprise collaboration platform

Enterprise cloud collaboration service Huddle has announced a $51 million Series D round of funding led by Zouk Capital.

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South Korean e-commerce company Coupang lands $300m in funding

The South Korean B2C e-commerce company Coupang has secured $300 million in growth equity financing.

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