Tag: Investors



Top VCs shift tech funding focus to India, China

Tiger Global Management, Coatue Management and Russia’s Digital Sky Technologies have shifted 79 percent of their new investments (as opposed to follow-on rounds) outside the U.S., according to New York-based VC data-tracking firm CB Insights.

Notably Tiger Global has



Kupatana to use FDV’s money mostly for marketing

Last week Frontier Digital Ventures (FDV) invested an undisclosed amount in Kupatana.com, an online classifieds business active in Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. (Our initial report here). Robin Eklund, Kupatana's chief technology officer, told AIM Group…


JobAndTalent raises $25 million

JobAndTalent raises $25 million

JobAndTalent.com, the Madrid- and London-based recruitment site, announced it had received $25 million U.S. in funding. Felipe Navio, co-founder and co-CEO, said "Jobandtalent secured $25 million U.S. as an extension of our $14-million, Series A investment round. With this inve


Real estate startup crowdfunds for good

Real estate startup crowdfunds for good

Non-profit startup New Story crowdfunds the rebuilding of homes for Haitians who were left homeless by the 2010 earthquake. The new site profiles the story of the families who need help, and keeps contributors and site visitors abreast of the crowdfunded progress being made toward each goal of $6,000 USD - the cost for a new home. Those who donate ca


Housekeeping service raises $800k

Housekeeping service raises $800k

Aliada is not a classifieds platform as we usually define it. But it promises to change the housemaid, cleaning services market in Mexico. A housekeeping booking service based in Mexico City, Aliada has raised a $800,000 seed financing from Capital Invent, Variv Capital, and Dila Capital, as the company looks to increase its presence in Mexican capital and expand to other cities across the country


Selltag launches on IOS

Selltag launches on IOS

Selltag, a generalist classified platform based in Valencia, launched its IOS app. The app-only classifieds site, which received just over $404,000 in investment funding according to CrunchBase, connects shoppers and sellers using both geo-location and search function


Startup Alley, U.S. real estate industry, focus on lead-gen technology

Startup Alley, U.S. real estate industry, focus on lead-gen technology

Inman's Real Estate Connect Startup Alley, scheduled for August, reflects a pattern we're clearly seeing in U.S. real estate startups and investor funding - technology and software to help agents connect with clients. While new consumer-facing property listing sites still crop up now and then, many  startups - and many of those getting venture capitalist and angel funding - are lead-generation and



Ringier’s African investments paying off

Ringier says its investments in Africa are paying off and the firm got off to an excellent start in 2015, with revenue in the first quarter of the new year four times higher than in the last quarter of 2014. Ringier also says its traffic grew nearly by factor five, and it now employs 250 employees in five African markets and six of its ten platforms are already clear leaders in their respective



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