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Accel and Sequoia seed Middesk with $4M to background check businesses

For those of you that diligently follow the hot startups to graduate from Y Combinator’s accelerator program, you might recall Middesk. The company was amongst...

PrimaryBid closes $8.6M round for its platform aimed to help retail...

PrimaryBid, a UK-regulated platform connecting publicly listed companies with everyday investors for discounted share issuances has previously raised $3M. It’s now upped those stakes...

Accion Venture Lab launches $23M inclusive fintech startup fund

Accion Venture Lab—the seed-stage investment arm of non-profit Accion—has raised $23 million for a new inclusive fintech startup fund. The Accion Venture Lab Limited Partnership,...

Urbvan raises $9 million for its private shuttle service in Mexico

As cities in emerging markets grapple with increasingly traffic-clogged and dangerous streets, Urbvan, a startup providing private, high-end transportation shuttles in Mexico, has raised...

Kaszek Ventures raises $600 million in two funds as Latin America’s...

Kaszek Ventures, the investment firm that has been one of the primary architects of the recent boom in startup financing and growth in Latin...

Why do 90 percent of start-ups fail?

Start up ventures are quite hard to start and once it gets to started, 90 percent of them does work within the initial three...

Klarna raises $460 million, looks to expand its payments presence in...

Swedish payments provider Klarna has announced a new round of equity funding, adding $60 million at a post-money valuation of $5.5 billion, which makes...

Flybits nabs $35M to build consumer recommendation engines for the financial...

Financial service companies like banks have seen some of their business cannibalised over the years with the rise of digital-based alternatives — often in...

PayU, Naspers’ global fintech firm, enters Southeast Asia with acquisition of...

PayU, the Naspers owned fintech firm that specializes in emerging markets, is broadening its global reach into Southeast Asia after it announced a deal...

Warburg Pincus announces new $4.25 billion fund for China and Southeast...

Warburg Pincus, the private equity fund with over $60 billion under management, is doubling down on Asia after it announced a $4.25 billion fund...