Clinton Versus Trump: PE at the Center of Controversy

In its latest issue, The Economist tackles private equity from all angles. A special dossier covers PE’s surge, as well as the upcoming challenges. It is worth the read not only because…

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2015 Red Herring North America Winners

The Red Herring Top 100 North America event in San Diego, California brought together a vast and remarkably successful field of companies. The group of finalists hailed from many different industries, offered a wide…

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New 4G is taking Western Sahara’s protests beyond refugee camps

At an English school in the Western Saharan camp of Smara, young men are drinking sugary local tea, talking and checking social media. The first two activities, in a region much of…

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Guardicore raises $11m Series A round – Investment Round Up

Guardicore, which provides security solutions for data centers, has closed an $11 million Series A round of funding led by Battery Ventures. Greylock IL and other undisclosed strategic investors also participated. The company is to use the funds to expand and sell its technology.

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Central European talent fuels Berlin-based GoEuro’s success

Naren Shaam only started GoEuro a little over a year ago. But the India-born, U.S.-educated entrepreneur’s decision to launch the travel aggregator in Berlin has paid back beyond all expectations. And with…

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Weekly Digest: Taxi market heats up, Russian PM has Twitter hacked, Sprint to slash prices

Taxi Market Heating Up Disruption is one of the most overused words in technology, but there is perhaps no better term to describe what Uber and its scrappy rival Lyft are doing…

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The Exit Report: Alibaba, Slice, SmartThings

IPO An accounting irregularity discovered within Alibaba Pictures Group, formerly ChinaVision Media Group, could cause problems as the Chinese e-commerce giant prepares for its IPO. Alibaba paid $804 million in May to…

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SumUp closes Series C funding round – Investment Round Up

Series A GoGoVan, a Hong Kong-based delivery service, has raised Series A round worth $6.5 million led by Centurion Private Equity. Gabriel Fong, chairman of GoGoVan, told Tech in Asia that the…

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Desire2Learn closes $85m financing round – Investment Round Up

Series A Greenhouse, a recruitment platform, has raised a Series A round worth $7.5 million led by Social+Capital Partnership. Resolute Ventures and Felicis Ventures also participated. Greenhouse, founded in 2012, has raised…

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IPO+M&A Watch: Sprint, Facebook, iDreamSky

IPO Shares of iDreamSky, a five year old gaming company known for tweaking existing games for the Chinese market, began trading on Nasdaq Thursday at $15 after the company raised $115.5 million.…

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