SoftBank-backed Getaround is raising $200M at a $1.5B+ valuation

Getaround, a car-sharing platform and winner of TechCrunch Disrupt New York Battlefield 2011, will register the unicorn club with a approximately $200 million equity financing. The deal values Getaround, founded in 2009, at $1.7 billion, according to an estimate provided…

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Africas ride-hail markets are hot spots for startups and VC

When it comes to VC, vehicles, and startups, Africa’s ride-hail business are becoming a multi-wheeled and world affair. The big-hearted actors such as Uber and Bolt are competing in Kampala and Nairobi–where in addition to car-service–they offer rickshaw taxis. On-demand…

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Equity Shot: Ubers IPO terms and Slacks S-1

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Kate and Alex are back( again ), returning you the latest on the IPO front. As Friday is coming to a end,…

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Transportation Weekly: Amazons secret acquisition and all the AV feels

Welcome to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, elderly transportation reporter at TechCrunch. I include all the ways parties and goods move from Moment A to Point B — today and in the future — whether it’s by bike,…

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The end of Chinas ride-sharing gig

Over the last few years, tens of thousands of Chinese workers managed to earn extra money by being ride-hailing moves. Countless picked the gig because of its flexible schedule. For those who could not otherwise render to own a car…

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The lobbying is fast and furious as gig companies seek relief from pro-labor Supreme Court ruling

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