Vroom raises $50 million to make buying a used car as easy as shoe...

 Gunning to become the top seller of used cars online, Vroom Inc. has raised $50 million in a Series E round of equity funding, bringing its total capital raised to $218...

Facebook acquires modular consumer hardware maker Nascent Objects

 Facebook has acquired Nascent Objects, a small California startup founded in 2014 that focuses on creating a modular electronics system that consumers could use to build their gadgets, using reconfigurable components...

DeepMind wants its healthcare AI to charge by results — but first it needs...

 Mark your Google calendars because from today ‘Don’t be evil’ rides again, via the DeepMind AI division of the Alphabet ad giant, as a hippocratic assurance to ‘Do no harm’… Read...

Garena, Southeast Asia’s most valuable tech startup, lands additional funding

 Garena, Southeast Asia’s most valuable technology startup, has closed additional funding three new investors: SeaTown Holdings International, an affiliate of Singaporean sovereign wealth fund Temasek, Indonesia’s GDP Venture, and Mistletoe, a...

Angel.ai, a company that builds chat bots, acqui-hired by Amazon

 It looks like Google, which yesterday acquired API.ai, a company that helps developers build conversational interfaces, isn’t the only major tech company hoovering up chat bot talent. TechCrunch understands that Angel.ai...

StudySoup raises $1.7M to help students buy and sell class notes

 San Francisco-based education startup StudySoup, which calls itself “a peer-to-peer learning marketplace,” announced it has raised $1.7 million in seed funding. The company works as an online study group where students can...

DueCourse, a cloud-based invoice financing service for SMEs, raises £6.25M

 DueCourse, a cloud-based invoice financing service for SMEs, has raised £6.25 million in new funding. Read More Source: Techcrunch/europe DueCourse, a cloud-based invoice financing service for SMEs, raises £6.25M

European insurance tech startup FinanceFox closes $28M Series A

 “We’re not a bunch of startup dudes saying we’re disrupting insurance… we’re not a bunch of arrogant pricks,” FinanceFox co-founder and CEO Julian Teicke told me during a call late last...

Songkick raises new $15M round from Access Industries, expands US operations

 Songkick, which allows you to track the gigs of your favorite music artists and buy tickets to concerts, has raised a further $15 million in funding from Access Industries. Songkick says it...

Digital marketers gain the power of AI and voice control with crystal

 It’s pretty difficult to make digital marketing sexy, but crystal is going at it with both barrels. Launched in public beta today at TechCrunch Disrupt’s Startup Alley, the product features beautiful...

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