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Giant Quikr funding round: India classified battle gets hotter (again!)

The battle in India between independent general-classified site Quikr.com and Naspers-owned OLX.in just grew even more intense. Days after Quikr announced plans to launch QuikrHomes.com within the next few weeks, the company disclosed its latest funding round --- a $150 million (U.S.) investment from two existing funders --- Wall Street high roller Tiger Global Management and Investment AB Kin


Tapu.com to launch on Turkish real estate market soon

Tapu.com to launch on Turkish real estate market soon

Tapu.com, a real estate site with a creative approach to the growing real estate market in Turkey, is close to launching after receiving capital injections from investment firm Aslanoba Capital and a number of individuals. The startup Tapu.com will enable open, online bidding for real estate in Turkey. It will be a new marketplace, where both buyers and sellers are brought together. Tapu.com


When, how, will NextDoor make money?

When, how, will NextDoor make money?

It's become quite common for social-media startups to spend years giving everything away for free before starting to introduce revenue drivers. Hyper-local online community NextDoor, which has one-third of all U.S. neighborhoods on board, is no different. While we at the AIM Group and others have been told that



Alibaba finance arm plans 2016 IPO

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. financial affiliate Ant Financial is planning an initial public offering in China in 2016, according to documents obtained from asset management firm CDH Investments.  Such an IPO could be the biggest deal among financial institutions next year. During the first round of fundraising, investors will be able to buy a total of 10 percent of Ant Financial through a fund s


Analysts start coverage at LatAm Autos

Analysts start coverage at LatAm Autos

Australia-based LatAm Autos, a Latin America auto classifieds platform, has drawn the attention of several investors, which have just started to cover the ASX-listed company. Canaccord Genuity began coverage of the shares of Latam Autos (ASX:LAA) in a report released in February. The firm issued a buy rating and 36-cent price objective for the new LatAm classifieds vertical. Another investor co


Recruit invests in HR onboarding firm

Recruit invests in HR onboarding firm

The new HR Technology fund, a venture-capital subsidiary of Recruit Holdings, has just purchased All4Staff, Inc. a human resources technology firm with an automated onboarding system. This is the first U.S. investment by the new fund. Perhaps this onboarding service will become a value-added or upsell


Pate leaves EBay for Deliv

Pate leaves EBay for Deliv

Kenny Pate, VP of product management at EBay since 2011, is now chief product officer at same-day-delivery startup Deliv. Menlo Park, Calif.-based Deliv is a crowdsourced network of  workers who deliver online purchases from brick and mortar stores to consumers who pay for the service online. Deliv  just received another $4.5 million in venture funding by 14 i


Hellman may buy AutoTrader.co.uk with £2 billion preemptive offer, reports say

Hellman may buy AutoTrader.co.uk with £2 billion preemptive offer, reports say

Hellman & Friedman, the U.S. private equity firm that owns 70 percent of Scout24 Group in Germany together with investment firm Blackstone, may move into the U.K. with a £2 billion offer for AutoTrader.co.uk, several media outlets reported Sunday. If true, the bid would be a massive win for Apax Partners, which has reportedly been planning to float AutoTrader.co.uk. The offer was reported b



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