Didi Kuaidi raises $2bn funding round

Chinese car-ride hailing company Didi Kuaidi, the biggest competitor to Uber in China, has raised $2 billion in funding. The company has said in a statement that the amount may rise by…

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Harry’s raises $75.6m at reported $750m valuation

Men’s razor company Harry’s has closed a $75.6 million Series C funding round led by Wellington Management. TechCrunch reports that the company is valued at $750 million post money. Harry’s sells its…

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Berlin’s White Rabbit continues the evolution of the text message

Berlin startup White Rabbit is the latest in SMS’ 23-year evolution. And, despite the invention of younger, sleeker messaging services, evidence suggests the format has plenty of life left in it. When…

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Salsify secures $16.6m Series B funding round

Product content management software provider Salsify has secured $16.6 million in Series B funding. Venrock led the round of financing, with participation from Matrix Partners and North Bridge, both existing investors. Salsify…

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Rocket Internet’s Global Fashion Group secures $150m

Rocket Internet’s Global Fashion Group has raised $150 million in financing from Kinnevik and Rocket Internet itself. The group was formed last September when Rocket Internet merged five of its fashion e-commerce…

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Logistics startups aim to save the environment, boost efficiency

The transportation sector accounted for around 27% of total greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. in 2013, according to figures from the EPA. One of the major factors contributing to that is…

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Adaptive Insights grabs $75m funding round

Adaptive Insights, a cloud corporate performance management company, has raised $75 million in funding.  The startup will use the funds for global expansion and product innovation. JMI Equity joined previous backers Norwest…

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Checkmarx grabs $84m funding round

Israeli security startup Checkmarx has raised $84 million in funding from Insight Venture Partners. The company will use the new funds for global expansion and product development. Checkmarx provides application security testing…

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Credit Karma grabs $175m funding round

Financial services startup Credit Karma has raised a $175 million Series D funding round from Tiger Global Management, Valinor Management and Viking Global Investors LP. The company will use the funds for…

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Quotas close Europe’s gender gap – but figures still gloomy for female leadership

A new report shows how quota systems across Europe have helped heal its yawning gender gap in business. But the continent’s women still occupy very few leadership roles – and tech is…

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