Venture Capital Roundup – August 9, 2016

Venture Capital News Roundup For The Day

News on venture capital, funding and startups found around the web, curated for you from various sources. Happy reading!


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Deals Today – Featured Headlines


TODAY’S CURATED LIST OF HEADLINES


09-08-2016

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Salesforce Acquires Quip

Wal-Mart Stores to Acquire Jet.com, for $3 Billion

GSK and Verily Form Galvani Bioelectronics for Development of Bioelectronic Medicines

Fitmark Closes Seven-Figure Round of Funding

Smart B2B payment network Finexio raised $1M in seed funding

Workit Health Raises $1.1M in Seed Funding

Iconic Therapeutics Closes $10M Series C Financing

Farmer’s Business Network Raises $20M in Funding

MapR Technologies Raises $50M in Equity Financing

NextVR Raises $80M in Series B Funding Round

CVRx Secures $113M in Financing

Google Acquires Orbitera

Smooch Raises C$10M in Seed Funding

Teckro Raises $6m in Series A Funding

TVSquared Closes $3M Funding Round

UK-based Children’s Nurseries Group Kids Planet Receives £10m Investment from BGF

FinTecSystems Secures Seven-Figure Series A Funding 99999999999999

Atlassian smashes financial targets as revenue soars in a “landmark” year for the Australian tech giant – StartupSmart

Global food delivery giant Deliveroo raises $361 million as it looks to “deepen its roots” in Australia – StartupSmart

Four crucial pieces of advice for budding entrepreneurs and startup founders – StartupSmart

UberChina staff left shocked by Didi Chuxing merger: How to tell your team about major changes – StartupSmart

Winning in the West: A 48-hour tour of the Perth startup ecosystem – StartupSmart

Exclusive: BP seeks buyers for its half of China petchem venture | Reuters

TIAA-EverBank Deal Offers a Lesson on Acquisitions – The New York Times

Video Software Maker Kaltura Raises $50 Million From Goldman – The New York Times

Karma, Formerly Fisker, Is Planning an Electric Car Factory in China – Fortune

Jeff Bezos Sells $757 Million of Amazon Shares in Biggest Sale Ever – Fortune

Skully Founders Allegedly Used Funding As “Personal Piggy Banks” – BuzzFeed News

LendingClub turmoil takes toll as company posts widening losses | Reuters

NYC Startup Axial Closes 1000s of Deals and Just Closed $14M in Funding – AlleyWatch

Managing your Cap Table – AlleyWatch

9 Great Paths To Recurring Revenue For Your Startup – AlleyWatch

Airbus Targeted by British Anticorruption Watchdog – The New York Times

Barclays Agrees to Settle Libor-Rigging Inquiry for $100 Million – The New York Times

Meet The Top 12 Finalists Of IBM SmartCamp For FinTech – Inc42 Media

AngelList Starts Exploring Indian Startup Ecosystem; Appoints Utsav Somani As Advisor – Inc42 Media

Banking On Digital India: PayPal Looks To Empower Homegrown Startups To Get A Share of $500 Bn Pie – Inc42 Media

Point-of-Sale Customer Feedback Platform TruRating Raises £9.5M

ByBox Receives £37.5M from LDC

Bridgepoint to Acquire Cruise.co.uk, for £52m

numares Closes €2M Financing Round

Biotech Company Lophius Biosciences Completes €4.25M

Shore Receives Investment from Metro Group

Food Delivery Service Moovenda Raises €150K

Innoviz Technologies Raises $9M in Series A Financing

Asian Healthcare Company Columbia Asia Receives $101M from Mitsui & Co.

Law Firm LegalVision Secures $4.2M in Series B Funding

Walmart is buying Jet.com for $3 billion – Recode

Airbnb Files to Raise $850 Million at $30 Billion Valuation – Bloomberg

Apple Buys a Machine-Learning Startup For a Reported $200 Million – Fortune

Walmart is buying Jet.com for $3 billion – Recode

BioVentures Investors Holds First Close of Fourth Medtech Venture Capital Fund, at $29.3M

AdTech Startup Tracking First Raises $50K in Angel Funding

Indigo Biosciences Raises $500K in Series B Financing

Healthcare Company Aligned TeleHealth Raises $12M

Biological Insecticide Company Vestaron Closes $18M Series D Funding

Cleave Biosciences Completes $37m Series B Financing

Home Care Company Honor Raises $42m in Series B Funding

Video Tech Provider Kaltura Secures $50M Pre-IPO Funding

Solid Commerce Receives Growth Financing

Myriad Genetics to Acquire Assurex Health

Mexican P2P Lending Platform kubo.financiero Raises $7.5M

Airbnb Valued at $30 Billion in $850 Million Capital Raise – Fortune

Apollo Global in talks to acquire Rackspace: sources | Reuters

FT.com

Apple Buys a Machine-Learning Startup For a Reported $200 Million – Fortune

MTS Exits Uzbekistan Venture Following U.S. Corruption Probe – Bloomberg

Aeropostale Discusses Sale to Versa Capital – Fortune

South Africa’s Steinhoff to Buy Mattress Firm for $3.8 Billion – Fortune

UK to probe Airbus’s use of third-party agents to sell planes | Reuters

Airbnb Files to Raise $850 Million at $30 Billion Valuation – Bloomberg

Reinventure launches second $50 million startup fund with the backing of Westpac – StartupSmart

How a Sydney founder used a tiny university grant to build the first student-focused startup accelerator in the Asia-Pacific – StartupSmart

How a two-month old startup raised over $200,000 in 30 days – StartupSmart

Bitcoin users largely shrug off latest $69 million Bitcoin exchange heist – StartupSmart

India Now Has Its Own Version Of Shark Tank: Startups, Here Is Your Chance To Win Upto 1 Crore Funding – Inc42 Media

The Secret Behind Cracking The Indian Online Grocery Segment – Why It’s Not Enough To Bring The Bazaar To The Door – Inc42 Media

News Roundup: 13 Startup Stories That You Don’t Want To Miss This Week [1-6 August] – Inc42 Media

Funding Galore: Startup Fundings Of The Week [1 August – 6 August] – Inc42 Media

What Most People Don’t Understand About How Startup Companies Are Valued – Inc42 Media

Grofers vs Students: Who Will Win The Battle? – Inc42 Media

Ex-Exotel Co-Founder Vijay Sharma Is On A Mission To Make Hiring A Resume-Less Process  – Inc42 Media

Anbang Denies Report It’s Considering a Bid for InterContinental – Bloomberg

Jack Ma Is Opening His Wallet to Europe But Not to Europeans – Bloomberg

When Every Company Is a Tech Company, Does the Label Matter? – The New York Times

How to Give Rural America Broadband? Look to the Early 1900s – The New York Times

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DBi Services Receives Investment from Sterling Partners

Mosaic Receives $220M Equity Financing

On-Demand Food Delivery Service Deliveroo Raises $275M in Series E Funding

akvola Technologies Raises Series A Financing

Automated In-App Marketing Platform Insert Raises $10M in Series A Funding

These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week – Tech.eu

Retailer At Home’s IPO Gets a Tepid Response from Wall Street – Fortune

Viacom is a mess. Buying something like BuzzFeed could be a way forward. – Recode

Start-up slowdown leads Quixey to $30 million debt round

GrubMarket raises $20 million to expand its online farmer’s market | TechCrunch

BrandYourself raises $2M to monitor and improve your online reputation | TechCrunch

Will Rackspace Be Next Tech Company to Go Private – Fortune

Hearst Business Media and Fitch Group Form Financial Venture Fund

Life Sciences & Health Care PE Firm Velocity Fund Partners Launches

BrandYourself.com Raises $2M

TheWaveVR Closes $2.5M Seed Funding Round

Huuuge Raises $4.6M in Series B Funding

Homebase Raises $6M in Series A Funding

Elation Health Raises $15M in Series B Funding

Ambrx Closes $45M Financing Round

Carlyle Bets on Outsourcing in China With VXI Global Deal – WSJ

Retailer At Home’s IPO Gets a Tepid Response from Wall Street – Fortune

Deliveroo raises $275 million in Series E funding to boost expansion plans

Sydney startup LegalVision closes $4.2 million Series B round as it enters a new growth phase – StartupSmart

Australia’s largest startup hub Fishburners announces first international expansion to Shanghai: “The time is right for Australian tech entrepreneurs to contribute to the Chinese revolution” – StartupSmart

How $8 billion Australian tech giant REA Group maintains its startup spirit – StartupSmart

GST: Glass Half Full Or Half Empty For Indian Startups? – Inc42 Media

Has Sequoia Backed GoodService Shut Down Its Operations? – Inc42 Media

Future Group Partners With Paytm To Take Big Bazaar Online – Inc42 Media

What Goes Wrong With Funded Startups? – Inc42 Media

Walmart’s Bid for Jet.com Could Help It Compete Against Amazon – The New York Times

LendingClub Said in Talks With Western Asset on Loan Buying – Bloomberg

How to Short-Sell Startups – Fortune

Wal-Mart May Buy Amazon Challenger Jet.com for $3 Billion – Fortune

Indonesia’s Go-Jek raises $550 million to battle Uber and Grab | TechCrunch

VIPKID nabs $100M to link Chinese kids with native speakers to learn English | TechCrunch

First Hawaiian Bank Raises $485 Million in IPO – Fortune

Cash-Rich Tech Companies Can’t Help Tapping U.S. Debt Markets – Bloomberg

Square Narrows Its Losses as It Processes More Transactions – Fortune

Elon Musk: Tesla Was In “Production Hell” This Year – Fortune

Elon Musk: Tesla Was In “Production Hell” This Year – Fortune

The July 2016 NYC Venture Capital and Angel Funding Report – AlleyWatch

Setting Mergers and Acquisitions Goals – AlleyWatch

Why Your Next Company Doesn’t Have to (or Shouldn’t) Be a Unicorn – AlleyWatch

This NYC Startup Knows How Your Viewers Like News – AlleyWatch

9 Lessons for Entrepreneurs from a Sales Expert – AlleyWatch

Walmart Is Said to Be in Talks to Acquire Jet.com – The New York Times

Time Warner Acquires 10% Stake in Hulu – The New York Times

Ackman’s Hedge Fund Sells Off Big Stake in Canadian Pacific – The New York Times

The Hottest Start-Up Market? Baby Boomers – The New York Times

Indian Startup Funding Report July 2016: 147 Investors Participated In 96 Deals – Inc42 Media

How Zomato Hit 1 Million Orders In A Month – Inc42 Media

Hey, Startups! Here’s Why GST Is A Game-Changer For You – Inc42 Media

Indian Government Exempts All Startups From Prior Experience Criteria In Public Procurement – Inc42 Media

Melbourne startup Xplor raises $6 million without even having to approach investors – StartupSmart

Cockroaches not unicorns: How founders can prepare for the upcoming “startup apocalypse” – StartupSmart

Rock bottom: How Dean McEvoy got through his darkest days to build a startup that sold for $40 million – StartupSmart

Lyft hit a record of 14 million rides last month with run-rate revenue of as much as $500 million – Recode

Time Warner is buying 10 percent of Hulu for around $600 million, and will join Hulu’s new pay TV service – Recode

Tesla’s ‘master plan’ for a network of self-driving cars may not work without a partner like Uber or Lyft – Recode

Fitbit’s Shares Jump 7% As Wall Street Sees Higher Profits Ahead – Fortune

Hard Drive Maker Seagate Shifting Focus From PCs to Cloud Data Centers – Fortune

Verizon Hires Former O2 CEO to Head Wireless Unit – Fortune

Biogen Shares Are Spiking On Rumors of a Mega-Deal With Its Rivals – Fortune

Taiwan says set to order Uber to exit market | Reuters

China, Not Silicon Valley, Is Cutting Edge in Mobile Tech – The New York Times

Turkish Gold Trader Builds a Dream Team of Defense Lawyers – The New York Times

This startup raising $2 million offers people interest-free loans so they can buy art – StartupSmart

Global startup truRating raises $16.5 million as it looks to grow its Australian operations – StartupSmart

Ride-sharing rival swallows up Uber China ending market war – StartupSmart

The one thing that blockchain actually does well – StartupSmart

The Parallel Universe of Indian Fintech – Inc42 Media

Quikr Shuts Down Flatchat’s Office Six Months Post CommonFloor’s Acquisition – Inc42 Media

Online Career Platform For Women SHEROES Raise $1.8 Mn In Series A Funding – Inc42 Media

Why Raising Too Much Money Can Harm Your Startup – Inc42 Media

Salesforce Just Acquired This Microsoft Word-Killer For $582 Million – Fortune

Verizon Acquires Fleetmatics to Bolster Internet of Things Business – Fortune

Microsoft’s Record Bond Offering Sparks a U.S. Treasury Yield Spike – Fortune

 


 

PayPal Looks To Empower Homegrown Startups To Get A Share of $500 Bn Pie

In 2015, 28% of the 4.9 billion payments processed by PayPal were made on a mobile device.

Meanwhile, India currently ranks number 2 in the world with over 1 billion mobile subscriptions.

Of this, approximately 240 million consumers use smartphones and this base is projected to increase to over 520 million by 2020.

Putting two and two together, it is a no-brainer that the 17-year-old digital payments giant is now taking a number of key initiatives to encourage online payments amongst merchants and customer.

Continue reading …

Source: Banking On Digital India: PayPal Looks To Empower Homegrown Startups To Get A Share of $500 Bn Pie – Inc42 Media

Entrepreneurship Roundup – August 9, 2016

Entrepreneurship News Roundup For The Day, Curated From Sources Around The Web

News on startup entrepreneurship, found around the web, curated for you from various sources. Happy reading!


 

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Featured Headlines From: DealStreetAsia


TODAY’S CURATED LIST OF HEADLINES


09-08-2016

 

India: ICRA sells tech arm to Nihilent Technologies for $10m

Malaysia: Touristly secures investment round from Tune Labs

Telkom, Telstra explore investment opportunity in SEA startups

AdPushup, Mojarto raise funding

China Dealbook: CMC Holdings invests in NextVR; Yunex and FruitDay receive fresh funding – DealStreetAsia

FDI rule doesn’t deter e-commerce firms from offering discounts

Amazon Japan raided on suspicion of antitrust practices: Nikkei

Malaysia: MMC Corp to acquire 49% in Penang Port – DealStreetAsia

Australia: Propertylink debuts on ASX; Logos closes China vehicle with Ivanhoé, CBRE – DealStreetAsia

Singapore’s Capital Square Partners acquires Indecomm for $90m

Samsung Biologics to apply for Korea IPO approval on Aug 11 – bourse officials – DealStreetAsia

India: Sebi bats for relaxed regulations for AIFs – DealStreetAsia

Jack Ma Is Opening His Wallet to Europe But Not to Europeans

Nomura-Keio venture fund to raise 50 percent more for startups in Japan

Anbang denies report it’s considering a bid for InterContinental – DealStreetAsia

Sony Pictures looks to buy Ten Sports; Naspers set to buy Citrus Pay

India: Myntra ties up with new seller to comply with FDI regulations – DealStreetAsia

India: Rubicon Research in talks to raise $36m from Everstone Capital, HNIs – DealStreetAsia

India: IDFC Alternatives plans to raise $100m as private equity – DealStreetAsia

India: HDFC Life-Max merger ratio likely at 10:24 – DealStreetAsia

Indian Angel Network plans to raise $22m early stage fund – DealStreetAsia

Wal-Mart buying e-commerce startup Jet.com for $3b; to gain edge over Amazon – DealStreetAsia

India: As clock ticks, Flipkart races to achieve three key targets by September

Thailand: Principal Capital to take over V Brilliant Group for $165.5m – DealStreetAsia

China: CreditEase might invest part of $200m fund in KKR, Blackstone products – DealStreetAsia

Discovery buys stake in China-based multichannel network VS Media – DealStreetAsia

India: HDFC, Max announce life insurance merger terms

People digest: iCar Asia’s Jason Thoe joins Frontier Digital Ventures; Blackrock’s former Head of Wealth Advisory moves to BNP Paribas; ANZ names new chief economist – DealStreetAsia


Apple can sell power as tech giants boost energy investments – DealStreetAsia

Ananth Narayanan: The e-commerce evangelist

Apple said to buy AI startup Turi for about $200m

Apple offers big cash rewards for help finding security bugs – DealStreetAsia

2016 looks to be most active for Lok Capital

Myanmar: Seedstars World holds startup pitching session for tech startups – DealStreetAsia
Fenox: Indonesian on-demand startups still ‘hot items’

Mu Sigma CEO Ambiga Subramanian, General Atlantic in bid to sell combined stake for $1.5b – DealStreetAsia

Indiabulls, IIFL to raise $500m offshore capital via Mauritius

India: GoJavas suspends operations citing technical issues – DealStreetAsia

India: Essar Oil to invest $180m in Vadinar refinery – DealStreetAsia

Steinhoff to acquire mattress firm for about $2.4b – DealStreetAsia

InterGlobe Technology Quotient said to mull IPO

Ascendant wins Takeda healthtech startup challenge

Can PE players can drive innovation and value creation in ventures? – DealStreetAsia

Larry Glaeser on the negatives of govt underwriting VCs

SG Dealbook: SATS expands with S$18m new production line,Xero partners with UOB – DealStreetAsia

OnlineTyari close to raising $5m from US-based fund

China Billionaires Chasing Electric-Car Talent Power Salaries

Taiwan Is Asia’s hottest investment as China, tech concerns fade – DealStreetAsia

China starts to lose its taste for McDonald’s and KFC – DealStreetAsia

Massive funding, Apple backing helped Didi outrun Uber in China – DealStreetAsia

Facebook to let emerging market companies sell through their pages – DealStreetAsia

Netflix appoints two Indian executives – DealStreetAsia

Digital sports platform Cubee raises $15m from CMC – DealStreetAsia

Chinese group, Primavera Capital to buy Australia’s Vitaco for $239m

Australia: NZ’s Powerhouse Ventures files for $15m IPO – DealStreetAsia

Antam to offer shares in CGA unit to Showa Denko

 


 

 

IPO Roundup – August 8, 2016

IPO News Roundup For The Day

News on Initial Public Offerings, startups, entrepreneurship, and funding found around the web, curated for you from various sources. Happy reading!


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Deals Today – Featured Headlines


TODAY’S CURATED LIST OF HEADLINES


08-08-2016

 

Point-of-Sale Customer Feedback Platform TruRating Raises £9.5M

ByBox Receives £37.5M from LDC

Bridgepoint to Acquire Cruise.co.uk, for £52m

numares Closes €2M Financing Round

Biotech Company Lophius Biosciences Completes €4.25M

Shore Receives Investment from Metro Group

Food Delivery Service Moovenda Raises €150K

Innoviz Technologies Raises $9M in Series A Financing

Asian Healthcare Company Columbia Asia Receives $101M from Mitsui & Co.

Law Firm LegalVision Secures $4.2M in Series B Funding

Walmart is buying Jet.com for $3 billion – Recode

Airbnb Files to Raise $850 Million at $30 Billion Valuation – Bloomberg

Apple Buys a Machine-Learning Startup For a Reported $200 Million – Fortune

Walmart is buying Jet.com for $3 billion – Recode

BioVentures Investors Holds First Close of Fourth Medtech Venture Capital Fund, at $29.3M

AdTech Startup Tracking First Raises $50K in Angel Funding

Indigo Biosciences Raises $500K in Series B Financing

Healthcare Company Aligned TeleHealth Raises $12M

Biological Insecticide Company Vestaron Closes $18M Series D Funding

Cleave Biosciences Completes $37m Series B Financing

Home Care Company Honor Raises $42m in Series B Funding

Video Tech Provider Kaltura Secures $50M Pre-IPO Funding

Solid Commerce Receives Growth Financing

Myriad Genetics to Acquire Assurex Health

Mexican P2P Lending Platform kubo.financiero Raises $7.5M

Airbnb Valued at $30 Billion in $850 Million Capital Raise – Fortune

Apollo Global in talks to acquire Rackspace: sources | Reuters

FT.com

Apple Buys a Machine-Learning Startup For a Reported $200 Million – Fortune

MTS Exits Uzbekistan Venture Following U.S. Corruption Probe – Bloomberg

Aeropostale Discusses Sale to Versa Capital – Fortune

South Africa’s Steinhoff to Buy Mattress Firm for $3.8 Billion – Fortune

UK to probe Airbus’s use of third-party agents to sell planes | Reuters

Airbnb Files to Raise $850 Million at $30 Billion Valuation – Bloomberg

Reinventure launches second $50 million startup fund with the backing of Westpac – StartupSmart

How a Sydney founder used a tiny university grant to build the first student-focused startup accelerator in the Asia-Pacific – StartupSmart

How a two-month old startup raised over $200,000 in 30 days – StartupSmart

Bitcoin users largely shrug off latest $69 million Bitcoin exchange heist – StartupSmart

India Now Has Its Own Version Of Shark Tank: Startups, Here Is Your Chance To Win Upto 1 Crore Funding – Inc42 Media

The Secret Behind Cracking The Indian Online Grocery Segment – Why It’s Not Enough To Bring The Bazaar To The Door – Inc42 Media

News Roundup: 13 Startup Stories That You Don’t Want To Miss This Week [1-6 August] – Inc42 Media

Funding Galore: Startup Fundings Of The Week [1 August – 6 August] – Inc42 Media

What Most People Don’t Understand About How Startup Companies Are Valued – Inc42 Media

Grofers vs Students: Who Will Win The Battle? – Inc42 Media

Ex-Exotel Co-Founder Vijay Sharma Is On A Mission To Make Hiring A Resume-Less Process  – Inc42 Media

Anbang Denies Report It’s Considering a Bid for InterContinental – Bloomberg

Jack Ma Is Opening His Wallet to Europe But Not to Europeans – Bloomberg

When Every Company Is a Tech Company, Does the Label Matter? – The New York Times

How to Give Rural America Broadband? Look to the Early 1900s – The New York Times

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DBi Services Receives Investment from Sterling Partners

Mosaic Receives $220M Equity Financing

On-Demand Food Delivery Service Deliveroo Raises $275M in Series E Funding

akvola Technologies Raises Series A Financing

Automated In-App Marketing Platform Insert Raises $10M in Series A Funding

These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week – Tech.eu

Retailer At Home’s IPO Gets a Tepid Response from Wall Street – Fortune

Viacom is a mess. Buying something like BuzzFeed could be a way forward. – Recode

Start-up slowdown leads Quixey to $30 million debt round

GrubMarket raises $20 million to expand its online farmer’s market | TechCrunch

BrandYourself raises $2M to monitor and improve your online reputation | TechCrunch

Will Rackspace Be Next Tech Company to Go Private – Fortune

Hearst Business Media and Fitch Group Form Financial Venture Fund

Life Sciences & Health Care PE Firm Velocity Fund Partners Launches

BrandYourself.com Raises $2M

TheWaveVR Closes $2.5M Seed Funding Round

Huuuge Raises $4.6M in Series B Funding

Homebase Raises $6M in Series A Funding

Elation Health Raises $15M in Series B Funding

Ambrx Closes $45M Financing Round

Carlyle Bets on Outsourcing in China With VXI Global Deal – WSJ

Retailer At Home’s IPO Gets a Tepid Response from Wall Street – Fortune

Deliveroo raises $275 million in Series E funding to boost expansion plans

Sydney startup LegalVision closes $4.2 million Series B round as it enters a new growth phase – StartupSmart

Australia’s largest startup hub Fishburners announces first international expansion to Shanghai: “The time is right for Australian tech entrepreneurs to contribute to the Chinese revolution” – StartupSmart

How $8 billion Australian tech giant REA Group maintains its startup spirit – StartupSmart

GST: Glass Half Full Or Half Empty For Indian Startups? – Inc42 Media

Has Sequoia Backed GoodService Shut Down Its Operations? – Inc42 Media

Future Group Partners With Paytm To Take Big Bazaar Online – Inc42 Media

What Goes Wrong With Funded Startups? – Inc42 Media

Walmart’s Bid for Jet.com Could Help It Compete Against Amazon – The New York Times

LendingClub Said in Talks With Western Asset on Loan Buying – Bloomberg

How to Short-Sell Startups – Fortune

Wal-Mart May Buy Amazon Challenger Jet.com for $3 Billion – Fortune

Indonesia’s Go-Jek raises $550 million to battle Uber and Grab | TechCrunch

VIPKID nabs $100M to link Chinese kids with native speakers to learn English | TechCrunch

First Hawaiian Bank Raises $485 Million in IPO – Fortune

Cash-Rich Tech Companies Can’t Help Tapping U.S. Debt Markets – Bloomberg

Square Narrows Its Losses as It Processes More Transactions – Fortune

Elon Musk: Tesla Was In “Production Hell” This Year – Fortune

Elon Musk: Tesla Was In “Production Hell” This Year – Fortune

The July 2016 NYC Venture Capital and Angel Funding Report – AlleyWatch

Setting Mergers and Acquisitions Goals – AlleyWatch

Why Your Next Company Doesn’t Have to (or Shouldn’t) Be a Unicorn – AlleyWatch

This NYC Startup Knows How Your Viewers Like News – AlleyWatch

9 Lessons for Entrepreneurs from a Sales Expert – AlleyWatch

Walmart Is Said to Be in Talks to Acquire Jet.com – The New York Times

Time Warner Acquires 10% Stake in Hulu – The New York Times

Ackman’s Hedge Fund Sells Off Big Stake in Canadian Pacific – The New York Times

The Hottest Start-Up Market? Baby Boomers – The New York Times

Indian Startup Funding Report July 2016: 147 Investors Participated In 96 Deals – Inc42 Media

How Zomato Hit 1 Million Orders In A Month – Inc42 Media

Hey, Startups! Here’s Why GST Is A Game-Changer For You – Inc42 Media

Indian Government Exempts All Startups From Prior Experience Criteria In Public Procurement – Inc42 Media

Melbourne startup Xplor raises $6 million without even having to approach investors – StartupSmart

Cockroaches not unicorns: How founders can prepare for the upcoming “startup apocalypse” – StartupSmart

Rock bottom: How Dean McEvoy got through his darkest days to build a startup that sold for $40 million – StartupSmart

Lyft hit a record of 14 million rides last month with run-rate revenue of as much as $500 million – Recode

Time Warner is buying 10 percent of Hulu for around $600 million, and will join Hulu’s new pay TV service – Recode

Tesla’s ‘master plan’ for a network of self-driving cars may not work without a partner like Uber or Lyft – Recode

Fitbit’s Shares Jump 7% As Wall Street Sees Higher Profits Ahead – Fortune

Hard Drive Maker Seagate Shifting Focus From PCs to Cloud Data Centers – Fortune

Verizon Hires Former O2 CEO to Head Wireless Unit – Fortune

Biogen Shares Are Spiking On Rumors of a Mega-Deal With Its Rivals – Fortune

Taiwan says set to order Uber to exit market | Reuters

China, Not Silicon Valley, Is Cutting Edge in Mobile Tech – The New York Times

Turkish Gold Trader Builds a Dream Team of Defense Lawyers – The New York Times

This startup raising $2 million offers people interest-free loans so they can buy art – StartupSmart

Global startup truRating raises $16.5 million as it looks to grow its Australian operations – StartupSmart

Ride-sharing rival swallows up Uber China ending market war – StartupSmart

The one thing that blockchain actually does well – StartupSmart

The Parallel Universe of Indian Fintech – Inc42 Media

Quikr Shuts Down Flatchat’s Office Six Months Post CommonFloor’s Acquisition – Inc42 Media

Online Career Platform For Women SHEROES Raise $1.8 Mn In Series A Funding – Inc42 Media

Why Raising Too Much Money Can Harm Your Startup – Inc42 Media

Salesforce Just Acquired This Microsoft Word-Killer For $582 Million – Fortune

Verizon Acquires Fleetmatics to Bolster Internet of Things Business – Fortune

Microsoft’s Record Bond Offering Sparks a U.S. Treasury Yield Spike – Fortune

 


 

Startup Roundup – August 8, 2016

Startup News Roundup For The Day

News on startups, entrepreneurship, and funding found around the web, curated for you from various sources. Happy reading!


 

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Bitcoin Roundup – August 8, 2016

Bitcoin and Blockchain News Roundup For The Day

News on Bitcoin and Blockchain found around the web, curated for you from various sources. Happy reading!


 

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Venture Capital Roundup – August 8, 2016

Venture Capital News Roundup For The Day

News on venture capital, funding and startups found around the web, curated for you from various sources. Happy reading!


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13 Startup Stories That You Don’t Want To Miss This Week [1-6 August]

The most awaited, GST Bill got passed this week. The mainstream media marked this development as an achievement of PM Narendra Modi.

GST is said to be a game changer for startups as it will lead to lower tax burden for small businesses, simplified IT return filing process and reduced logistics cost in inter-state trade.

Continue reading …

Source: News Roundup: 13 Startup Stories That You Don’t Want To Miss This Week [1-6 August] – Inc42 Media

Rocket Internet-backed German unicorn Delivery Hero could IPO as soon as next year

Food delivery startup Delivery Hero could go public as soon as next year, its chief executive has revealed.

The German startup, a so-called unicorn valued at more than $1bn, could IPO next year but is in “no hurry” and can wait for the right conditions.

“Whether it will happen next year? It is quite possible,” said Niklas Ostberg, speaking to German newspaper Welt am Sonntag, adding “we are in no hurry”.

Continue reading …

Source: Rocket Internet-backed German unicorn Delivery Hero could IPO as soon as next year | City A.M.

Commodities: Oil & Gas – Featured Headlines


TODAY’S CURATED LIST OF HEADLINES


08-08-2016

 

Brent crude and WTI: Why oil prices are pushing higher | City A.M.

Oil Gains as OPEC Plans Informal Talks, Predicts Higher Prices – Bloomberg

NYMEX, Brent higher in Asia after China trade surplus widens By Investing.com

US Crude Oil Technical Outlook (Weekly) – Live Trading News

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) Stock PT Cut By Jefferies

Subsea Oil & Gas: Hydratight secures new contract with Statoil

Oil & Gas News: EagleClaw Midstream Ventures to Acquire PennTex Permian

Oil and Gas News: Protesters want to block natural gas pipeline

Oil and Gas News: US trade deficit hits $44.5 billion, biggest in 10 months

Petrolera ecuatoriana asumió operaciones de yacimiento que tenía con Pdvsa

Venezuela’s crude sales to the United States up 25 pct in July | Reuters

WTI Crude Oil Price Forecast: Late Oil Bounce Clouded in Doubt

MDA SnapShot WTI Crude Oil Levels, 8/5/16 | Daniels Trading

Why Is Crude Oil Weaker in the Early Morning on August 5? – Market Realist

Crude oil prices may be set for a recovery | News.Markets

Oil prices plummet amid continued oversupply, with no end in sight | Business | The Guardian

US Crude Oil Exports Fell More Than 40% In June | Oil and Gas Investor

Oil bull Hall’s fund sheds 16 percent in July; slashes annual gain | Reuters

At the open: TSX, Down start higher after strong U.S. jobs data – The Globe and Mail

Ecuatoriana Petroamazonas asume operaciones de consorcio formado con Pdvsa

WTI Crude Oil Speculators cut back on bullish net positions for 6th week :: CountingPips

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Crude oil futures – weekly outlook: August 8 – 12 By Investing.com

‘Tight’ petrochemical market boosts product prices | Pakistan Observer

Oil Soars 6 % As Andy Hall Warns Of A “Violent Reversal” | OilPrice.com

US oil settles 2.7 pct higher, or $1.10, at $41.93 a barrel

Crude Slump Sees Oil Majors’ Debt Burden Double to $138 Billion – Bloomberg

Global stocks rise on BoE rate cut, pound feels the pain | Reuters

4 Energy Mutual Funds to Avoid on Recent Crude Decline – NASDAQ.com

Stocks Narrowly Mixed as Crude Nears $42 – TheStreet

Venezuelan gas exports to Colombia unlikely in short term: analysts – Natural Gas | Platts News Article & Story

Aprobaron acuerdo sobre situación de PDVSA


 

What Most People Don’t Understand About How Startup Companies Are Valued

There is much discussion online and also in small, private groups, about why the price of technology companies — public and private — are falling.

Valuing any company can be difficult because it requires a degree of forecasting future growth & competition and ultimately the profits of the organisation.

And two big changes have happened that are widely known — in the past quarter the value of some very high profile companies such as LinkedIn and Twitter have fallen substantially plus Fidelity (usually a public market investor) has written down the value of many of its later-stage private-company investments and made the downward valuations known.

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Source: What Most People Don’t Understand About How Startup Companies Are Valued – Inc42 Media

Entrepreneurship Roundup – August 8, 2016

Entrepreneurship News Roundup For The Day, Curated From Sources Around The Web

News on startup entrepreneurship, found around the web, curated for you from various sources. Happy reading!


 

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Featured Headlines From: DealStreetAsia


TODAY’S CURATED LIST OF HEADLINES


08-08-2016

 

Apple can sell power as tech giants boost energy investments – DealStreetAsia

Ananth Narayanan: The e-commerce evangelist

Apple said to buy AI startup Turi for about $200m

Apple offers big cash rewards for help finding security bugs – DealStreetAsia

2016 looks to be most active for Lok Capital

Myanmar: Seedstars World holds startup pitching session for tech startups – DealStreetAsia
Fenox: Indonesian on-demand startups still ‘hot items’

Mu Sigma CEO Ambiga Subramanian, General Atlantic in bid to sell combined stake for $1.5b – DealStreetAsia

Indiabulls, IIFL to raise $500m offshore capital via Mauritius

India: GoJavas suspends operations citing technical issues – DealStreetAsia

India: Essar Oil to invest $180m in Vadinar refinery – DealStreetAsia

Steinhoff to acquire mattress firm for about $2.4b – DealStreetAsia

InterGlobe Technology Quotient said to mull IPO

Ascendant wins Takeda healthtech startup challenge

Can PE players can drive innovation and value creation in ventures? – DealStreetAsia

Larry Glaeser on the negatives of govt underwriting VCs

SG Dealbook: SATS expands with S$18m new production line,Xero partners with UOB – DealStreetAsia

OnlineTyari close to raising $5m from US-based fund

China Billionaires Chasing Electric-Car Talent Power Salaries

Taiwan Is Asia’s hottest investment as China, tech concerns fade – DealStreetAsia

China starts to lose its taste for McDonald’s and KFC – DealStreetAsia

Massive funding, Apple backing helped Didi outrun Uber in China – DealStreetAsia

Facebook to let emerging market companies sell through their pages – DealStreetAsia

Netflix appoints two Indian executives – DealStreetAsia

Digital sports platform Cubee raises $15m from CMC – DealStreetAsia

Chinese group, Primavera Capital to buy Australia’s Vitaco for $239m

Australia: NZ’s Powerhouse Ventures files for $15m IPO – DealStreetAsia

Antam to offer shares in CGA unit to Showa Denko

 


 

 

Deliveroo raises $275 million in Series E funding to boost expansion plans

Deliveroo, the London-based premium food delivery juggernaut, has raised a massive $275 million in Series E financing to support its rapid growth.

The news comes on the heels of a contradictory announcement from Belgium-based Deliveroo rival Take Eat Easy, which is closing shop due to an inability to raise funding for its own expansion plans.

Deliveroo raised $70 million a year ago, followed by a $100 million round in November 2015. The company has secured around $475 million in capital to date.

The Series E financing round was led by European private equity group Bridgepoint, General Catalyst (an investor in the likes of Stripe, Airbnb, Jet.com, Snapchat and Warby Parker) and prior backer DST Global. Another returning investor is Greenoaks Capital.

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Source: Deliveroo raises $275 million in Series E funding to boost expansion plans

Featured Headlines From: DealStreetAsia


TODAY’S CURATED LIST OF HEADLINES


06-08-2016

 

Airbnb files to raise $850m at $30b valuation – DealStreetAsia

Nissan plans to sell battery operations

LafargeHolcim exits Vietnam-based JV, sells share to Thai Siam City Cement

China’s COSCO to buy 51 per cent stake in Piraeus Port next week – DealStreetAsia

Australia: Biomedical Translation Fund will help bring new innovations to market – DealStreetAsia

PH: Ayala merges subsidiaries; Aboitiz $100m investment

Indonesia: Alodokter closes $2.5m round led by Golden Gate Ventures – DealStreetAsia

Japan Dealbook: Raksul secures $20m, Eisai partners Mamorio to treat dementia – DealStreetAsia

Australia: Westpac-backed Reinventure launches $38.2m venture fund – DealStreetAsia

Impact Hub Singapore partners with IDA, launches second co-work facility – DealStreetAsia

Singapore: Fatfish exits HR platform Nvoi through ASX-listing – DealStreetAsia

China Vanke shares climb as Evergrande buys stake, adding new twist to power struggle

Anthem says Cigna deal at risk without quick merger ruling

Singapore: SGX bids $101.8m to acquire Baltic Exchange

Takehiko Nakao gets second term as ADB president

India Digest: Oberoi Realty JV; Oak Hill’s Vertex India stake sale; L&T roads unit spin off – DealStreetAsia

MobiFone’s opaque AVG deal under review by government

Tata fund could set the template for India’s rich – DealStreetAsia

Chevron to sell assets in Asia worth up to $5b – DealStreetAsia

How sound are the stressed asset ventures of banks? – DealStreetAsia

India: Sexual wellness brand Japani up for sale – DealStreetAsia

Taiwan Is Asia’s hottest investment as China, tech concerns fade – DealStreetAsia

China starts to lose its taste for McDonald’s and KFC – DealStreetAsia

Massive funding, Apple backing helped Didi outrun Uber in China – DealStreetAsia

Facebook to let emerging market companies sell through their pages – DealStreetAsia

Netflix appoints two Indian executives – DealStreetAsia

Digital sports platform Cubee raises $15m from CMC – DealStreetAsia

Chinese group, Primavera Capital to buy Australia’s Vitaco for $239m

Australia: NZ’s Powerhouse Ventures files for $15m IPO – DealStreetAsia

Antam to offer shares in CGA unit to Showa Denko

Former SBCVC joins Eight Roads Ventures china team

Indonesia: Indosat ties with BNI, GoSwift for mobile payment system

Mekong Capital invests in ABA Corp from new fund

ICICI Home Finance sale; Piramal, Lodha ARC plans

Noble Group sees billion-share trade frenzy after rights issue – DealStreetAsia


 

 

European Tech Exits Report for Q2 2016

European Tech Exits Report for Q2 2016: an in-depth analysis of €2.4 billion in venture-backed exits – Tech.eu

 

As covered in our recently published EU tech funding report for Q2 2016, investment activity in Europe, Israel and Turkey took a minor hit in the second quarter of 2016, with a slight drop in both funding deals and total investment volume compared to the previous quarter.

However, at €4.1 billion, Q2 2016 was still higher than any quarter in 2015.When it comes to exit activity, the situation was quite similar in Q2: 165 European and Israeli technology companies exited, combining for €22 billion in exit value. 45% of those companies were VC-backed, totalling for €2.4 billion.

All figures represent a considerable decrease compared to the previous quarter. But, as you’ll be able to find out when you grab a copy of our in-depth and comprehensive Q2 2016 exits report, there’s a lot more to consider when analysing exit activity in Q2, and also a handful of facts that make it a relevant and impactful quarter in and of itself.

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Source: European Tech Exits Report for Q2 2016: an in-depth analysis of €2.4 billion in venture-backed exits – Tech.eu

Venture Capital Roundup – August 5, 2016

Venture Capital News Roundup For The Day

News on venture capital, funding and startups found around the web, curated for you from various sources. Happy reading!


 

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IPO Roundup – August 5, 2016

IPO News Roundup For The Day

News on Initial Public Offerings, startups, entrepreneurship, and funding found around the web, curated for you from various sources. Happy reading!


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Deals Today – Featured Headlines


TODAY’S CURATED LIST OF HEADLINES


05-08-2016

 

DBi Services Receives Investment from Sterling Partners

Mosaic Receives $220M Equity Financing

On-Demand Food Delivery Service Deliveroo Raises $275M in Series E Funding

akvola Technologies Raises Series A Financing

Automated In-App Marketing Platform Insert Raises $10M in Series A Funding

These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week – Tech.eu

Retailer At Home’s IPO Gets a Tepid Response from Wall Street – Fortune

Viacom is a mess. Buying something like BuzzFeed could be a way forward. – Recode

Start-up slowdown leads Quixey to $30 million debt round

GrubMarket raises $20 million to expand its online farmer’s market | TechCrunch

BrandYourself raises $2M to monitor and improve your online reputation | TechCrunch

Will Rackspace Be Next Tech Company to Go Private – Fortune

Hearst Business Media and Fitch Group Form Financial Venture Fund

Life Sciences & Health Care PE Firm Velocity Fund Partners Launches

BrandYourself.com Raises $2M

TheWaveVR Closes $2.5M Seed Funding Round

Huuuge Raises $4.6M in Series B Funding

Homebase Raises $6M in Series A Funding

Elation Health Raises $15M in Series B Funding

Ambrx Closes $45M Financing Round

Carlyle Bets on Outsourcing in China With VXI Global Deal – WSJ

Retailer At Home’s IPO Gets a Tepid Response from Wall Street – Fortune

Deliveroo raises $275 million in Series E funding to boost expansion plans

Sydney startup LegalVision closes $4.2 million Series B round as it enters a new growth phase – StartupSmart

Australia’s largest startup hub Fishburners announces first international expansion to Shanghai: “The time is right for Australian tech entrepreneurs to contribute to the Chinese revolution” – StartupSmart

How $8 billion Australian tech giant REA Group maintains its startup spirit – StartupSmart

GST: Glass Half Full Or Half Empty For Indian Startups? – Inc42 Media

Has Sequoia Backed GoodService Shut Down Its Operations? – Inc42 Media

Future Group Partners With Paytm To Take Big Bazaar Online – Inc42 Media

What Goes Wrong With Funded Startups? – Inc42 Media

Walmart’s Bid for Jet.com Could Help It Compete Against Amazon – The New York Times

LendingClub Said in Talks With Western Asset on Loan Buying – Bloomberg

How to Short-Sell Startups – Fortune

Wal-Mart May Buy Amazon Challenger Jet.com for $3 Billion – Fortune

Indonesia’s Go-Jek raises $550 million to battle Uber and Grab | TechCrunch

VIPKID nabs $100M to link Chinese kids with native speakers to learn English | TechCrunch

First Hawaiian Bank Raises $485 Million in IPO – Fortune

Cash-Rich Tech Companies Can’t Help Tapping U.S. Debt Markets – Bloomberg

Square Narrows Its Losses as It Processes More Transactions – Fortune

Elon Musk: Tesla Was In “Production Hell” This Year – Fortune

Elon Musk: Tesla Was In “Production Hell” This Year – Fortune

The July 2016 NYC Venture Capital and Angel Funding Report – AlleyWatch

Setting Mergers and Acquisitions Goals – AlleyWatch

Why Your Next Company Doesn’t Have to (or Shouldn’t) Be a Unicorn – AlleyWatch

This NYC Startup Knows How Your Viewers Like News – AlleyWatch

9 Lessons for Entrepreneurs from a Sales Expert – AlleyWatch

Walmart Is Said to Be in Talks to Acquire Jet.com – The New York Times

Time Warner Acquires 10% Stake in Hulu – The New York Times

Ackman’s Hedge Fund Sells Off Big Stake in Canadian Pacific – The New York Times

The Hottest Start-Up Market? Baby Boomers – The New York Times

Indian Startup Funding Report July 2016: 147 Investors Participated In 96 Deals – Inc42 Media

How Zomato Hit 1 Million Orders In A Month – Inc42 Media

Hey, Startups! Here’s Why GST Is A Game-Changer For You – Inc42 Media

Indian Government Exempts All Startups From Prior Experience Criteria In Public Procurement – Inc42 Media

Melbourne startup Xplor raises $6 million without even having to approach investors – StartupSmart

Cockroaches not unicorns: How founders can prepare for the upcoming “startup apocalypse” – StartupSmart

Rock bottom: How Dean McEvoy got through his darkest days to build a startup that sold for $40 million – StartupSmart

Lyft hit a record of 14 million rides last month with run-rate revenue of as much as $500 million – Recode

Time Warner is buying 10 percent of Hulu for around $600 million, and will join Hulu’s new pay TV service – Recode

Tesla’s ‘master plan’ for a network of self-driving cars may not work without a partner like Uber or Lyft – Recode

Fitbit’s Shares Jump 7% As Wall Street Sees Higher Profits Ahead – Fortune

Hard Drive Maker Seagate Shifting Focus From PCs to Cloud Data Centers – Fortune

Verizon Hires Former O2 CEO to Head Wireless Unit – Fortune

Biogen Shares Are Spiking On Rumors of a Mega-Deal With Its Rivals – Fortune

Taiwan says set to order Uber to exit market | Reuters

China, Not Silicon Valley, Is Cutting Edge in Mobile Tech – The New York Times

Turkish Gold Trader Builds a Dream Team of Defense Lawyers – The New York Times

This startup raising $2 million offers people interest-free loans so they can buy art – StartupSmart

Global startup truRating raises $16.5 million as it looks to grow its Australian operations – StartupSmart

Ride-sharing rival swallows up Uber China ending market war – StartupSmart

The one thing that blockchain actually does well – StartupSmart

The Parallel Universe of Indian Fintech – Inc42 Media

Quikr Shuts Down Flatchat’s Office Six Months Post CommonFloor’s Acquisition – Inc42 Media

Online Career Platform For Women SHEROES Raise $1.8 Mn In Series A Funding – Inc42 Media

Why Raising Too Much Money Can Harm Your Startup – Inc42 Media

Salesforce Just Acquired This Microsoft Word-Killer For $582 Million – Fortune

Verizon Acquires Fleetmatics to Bolster Internet of Things Business – Fortune

Microsoft’s Record Bond Offering Sparks a U.S. Treasury Yield Spike – Fortune

 


 

Commodities: Oil & Gas – Featured Headlines


TODAY’S CURATED LIST OF HEADLINES


05-08-2016

 

Oil Soars 6 % As Andy Hall Warns Of A “Violent Reversal” | OilPrice.com

US oil settles 2.7 pct higher, or $1.10, at $41.93 a barrel

Crude Slump Sees Oil Majors’ Debt Burden Double to $138 Billion – Bloomberg

Global stocks rise on BoE rate cut, pound feels the pain | Reuters

4 Energy Mutual Funds to Avoid on Recent Crude Decline – NASDAQ.com

Stocks Narrowly Mixed as Crude Nears $42 – TheStreet

Venezuelan gas exports to Colombia unlikely in short term: analysts – Natural Gas | Platts News Article & Story

Aprobaron acuerdo sobre situación de PDVSA

U.S. stocks slightly higher on mixed data as WTI oil recovers $40 – NASDAQ.com

Stocks Build Upon Slight Gains as Energy Leads on Crude Rally – TheStreet

North Sea Crude-Forties steady, buyers stay on sidelines – Yahoo Finance UK

Around the world, weak crude demand is looking structural – The Globe and Mail

OVL plans to facilitate loans to PDVSA to recoup dividend payments – Infracircle

PDVSA bonds plunge after Venezuela sacks minister | Reuters

Latin American Herald Tribune – Petropar Acknowledges Debt to Venezuela’s PDVSA, Will File Case before Paris Court

Venezuela Cabinet Shuffle Raises Default Risk – Emerging Markets Daily – Barrons.com

Oil and Gas News: Judge cuts potential fine after California pipeline blast

Oil and Gas News: Polis donates $25K to group pushing oil, gas amendment

US oil settles up $1.32, or 3.34 pct, at $40.83 a barrel

WTI/USD – Crude Unchanged, Shrugs off Surprise Inventory Surplus – MarketPulseMarketPulse

Why The Bear Market Could Be Over In A Flash | OilPrice.com

WTI Crude Oil and Natural Gas Forecast

Oil oversupply fears are back to weigh on crude prices | The National

Citi On Libyan Oil Deal: It’s A “Headfake” | OilPrice.com
Oil and Gas News: Bakken Pipeline financing complete, share sold to pay debt

Oil and Gas News: Coast Guard: Well leaks up to 4,200 gallons of oil

Crude oil slips below $40 for first time since April — RT Business

WTI/USD – Crude at $40 Level, US Services, Job Reports Next – MarketPulseMarketPulse

OIL PRICES EXTEND GAINS; BRENT CRUDE RISES BY MORE THAN $1 TO SESSION HIGH OF $43.18 A BARREL | Reuters

Oil In Freefall Following A Bout Of Bearish News | OilPrice.com

OIL PRICES EXTEND LOSSES; U.S., BRENT CRUDE DOWN MORE THAN 1 PCT AT SESSION LOWS | Reuters

Stocks Sink as Crude Oil, Auto Sales Encourage Bears – TheStreet

Today’s Downturn Sets Markets Up For A Dramatic Oil Price Spike | OilPrice.com

US stocks trade lower – Business Insider

Oil majors weigh on FTSE 100 Index despite crude price recovery

Oil and Gas News: Pipeline construction equipment damage in suspected arson


 

Retailer At Home’s IPO Gets Tepid Response from Wall St.

The First Retailer to IPO This Year Gets a Tepid Response From Wall Street

Home décor retailer At Home isn’t receiving the warmest of welcomes from investors.

The brick-and-mortar retailer on Thursday debuted on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol HOME, with shares most recently trading at $15.15 apiece—just 15 cents above the issue price.

That’s well below the average 16.2% pop achieved by all initial public offerings made so far this year, and also misses the 13.5% average for home furnishing retailers since 2002, according to IPO ETF manager Renaissance Capital.

At Home’s shares are trading slightly above the issue price.

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Source: Retailer At Home’s IPO Gets a Tepid Response from Wall Street – Fortune

What Goes Wrong With Funded Startups?

A founder, armed with dreams, convinces himself and investors to believe almost anything with a mix of charm, charisma, bravado, hyperbole,marketing, appeasement, and persistence.

Startup idea is not a lottery ticket

For founders, after getting funded the experience of failure is unsettling but for investors, it’s not new.

Here are 10 types of founder traits that define what goes wrong with startups even after getting funded.

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Source: What Goes Wrong With Funded Startups? – Inc42 Media

Startup Roundup – August 5, 2016

Startup News Roundup For The Day

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Entrepreneurship Roundup – August 5, 2016

Entrepreneurship News Roundup For The Day, Curated From Sources Around The Web

News on startup entrepreneurship, found around the web, curated for you from various sources. Happy reading!


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Featured Headlines From: DealStreetAsia


TODAY’S CURATED LIST OF HEADLINES


05-08-2016

 

Taiwan Is Asia’s hottest investment as China, tech concerns fade – DealStreetAsia

China starts to lose its taste for McDonald’s and KFC – DealStreetAsia

Massive funding, Apple backing helped Didi outrun Uber in China – DealStreetAsia

Facebook to let emerging market companies sell through their pages – DealStreetAsia

Netflix appoints two Indian executives – DealStreetAsia

Digital sports platform Cubee raises $15m from CMC – DealStreetAsia

Chinese group, Primavera Capital to buy Australia’s Vitaco for $239m

Australia: NZ’s Powerhouse Ventures files for $15m IPO – DealStreetAsia

Antam to offer shares in CGA unit to Showa Denko

Former SBCVC joins Eight Roads Ventures china team

Indonesia: Indosat ties with BNI, GoSwift for mobile payment system

Mekong Capital invests in ABA Corp from new fund

ICICI Home Finance sale; Piramal, Lodha ARC plans

Noble Group sees billion-share trade frenzy after rights issue – DealStreetAsia

HK: HKMA pays Ivanhoe $1.2b for stake in NY skytower – DealStreetAsia

Malaysia Dealbook: BCM Alliance gets approved for Ace Market listing, Pasukhas plans acquisitions – DealStreetAsia

Lafarge to sell more Chinese assets as CEO aims to boost margins

China’s IPOs bring record returns after regulatory filing limits – DealStreetAsia

Australia: Axicorp secures strategic investment from RGT Capital – DealStreetAsia

Australia Dealbook: Startups Xplor and LegalVision secure funding

HTC scales up $12b VC consortium, forms first batch of Vive X startup accelerator program – DealStreetAsia

Sequoia India leads $7.45m Series A investment into P2P lending platform Funding Societies – DealStreetAsia

GM’s alliance with Lyft facing rockier road after Uber-Didi deal

Singapore: M1 makes $2m investment in mPOS service provider Eleos – DealStreetAsia

India: IPO boom being driven by need for exits, not growth capital – DealStreetAsia

India: Ola says it raised $57.5m from Vanguard Group in December 2015 – DealStreetAsia

Darius Pandole quits New Silk Route, to head JM Financial’s PE unit – DealStreetAsia

New York regulator queries Goldman again on Malaysia’s 1MDB fund – DealStreetAsia

India: Tricog Health raises funds from Inventus, Blume Ventures, others

Thailand: Sripanwa Hotel Property Fund to turn into REIT this year – DealStreetAsia

Myanmar Dealbook: India to set up Sittwe SEZ; Industrial Zones to be upgraded – DealStreetAsia

Go-Jek raises over $550m from KKR, Warburg

China: Edtech firm VIPKID raises $100m from Yunfeng, Sequoia – DealStreetAsia

E-commerce giants Amazon, Alibaba face jobs as Indian tax collectors

AirAsia to launch stake sale of leasing arm this month

China: HNA Group invests $336m in startup accelerator RocketSpace – DealStreetAsia

L Capital Asia appoints Philip Corne as Executive Chairman

ZF Friedrichshafen tops SAF with $516m bid for Haldex

Samsung’s Lee weighs car tech move with talks for Fiat unit – DealStreetAsia

PICC leads $64m round for China’s Neusoft Xikang – DealStreetAsia

Software AGs’ blockchain operationalisation could enhance ASEAN financial transparency – DealStreetAsia

Everbright Securities said to set $1.2b share sale terms

Samsung said to be in talks to buy assets of Fiat auto-parts unit

Warburg Pincus to invest up to $125m in Steller Value Chain

Digest: Pakistan’s Finja raises $1m bridge, truRating closes $12.5m Series A – DealStreetAsia

Alibaba founders-back firm said to mull seeding hedge fund – DealStreetAsia

Australia: DateTix to acquire UK’s Lovestruck, offer dating app in China – DealStreetAsia

TMG acquires Augustus Group in $48.4m deal – DealStreetAsia

Iron Mountain to buy Santa Fe for $30m to expand foothold in Asia, Spain – DealStreetAsia

Malaysia: Coastal Contracts acquires 49% stake in JSK Gas for $6.6m – DealStreetAsia

 


 

 

Bitcoin Roundup – August 4, 2016

Bitcoin and Blockchain News Roundup For The Day

News on Bitcoin and Blockchain found around the web, curated for you from various sources. Happy reading!


 

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