Nova Credit banks $50M to expand its service sourcing credit reports across borders

Around 70% of the world’s population now has some model of bank account or — thanks to mobile phones — a facility to receive and send money practically, according to the World Bank. But when it comes to beings spanning…

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Two Sigma Ventures raises $288M, complementing its $60B hedge fund parent

Eight years ago, Two Sigma Investments began an experiment in early-stage investing. The hedge fund, focused on data-driven quantitative investing, was well on its way to amassing the $60 billion in resources under management that it currently supports, but demanded…

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Gift Guide: Leading VCs recommend their favorite reads from 2019

Welcome to TechCrunch’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide! Need help with gift sentiments? We’re here to help! We’ll be wheeling out endowment ushers from now through the end of December. You can find our other guides right here . As we…

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Future launches $150/mo exercise app where real coaches nag you

The only way to beat laziness is with guilt, so that’s what Future sells. It appoints you an actual human tutor who body-builds personalized workout programs and meanings you throughout the day to make sure you’re doing them. It even…

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Startups Weekly: All these startups are raising big rounds

TechCrunch’s Connie Loizos published some interesting stats on seed and Series A financings the coming week, kindnes of data collected by Wing Venture Capital. In short-lived, seed is the new Series A and Series A is the new Series B….

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How students are founding, funding and joining startups

Shawn Xu Young founders who want to start corporations while still in school have an increasing number of resources to sound into that is available just for them. Students that want to learn how to build companies can apply to…

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