Handelsblatt: Rekordsumme für Wefox

Berliner Start-up Wefox sammelt Rekordsumme bei Investoren ein Das Insurtech hat 110 Millionen Euro bei internationalen Kapitalgebern eingesammelt – so viel wie noch kein anderes deutsches Versicherungs-Start-up. Frankfurt, DüsseldorfWenn Start-up-Gründer ihr Geschäftsmodell vorstellen, geht es oft um analoge Produkte, die in eine digitale Welt übertragen werden. Wenn Julian Teicke die Pläne für sein Versicherungs-Start-up Wefox Group vorstellt, …
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TechCrunch: Wefox Group raises $125M

Wefox Group, the Berlin-based insurtech startup behind the consumer-facing insurance app and carrier One and the insurance platform Wefox, has raised $125 million in Series B funding. Notably, the round is led by Abu Dhabi government-owned Mubadala Ventures (which is also an LP in SoftBank’s Vision Fund) and is the first investment from Mubadala’s newly …
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TechCrunch: Lyft prices IPO at top of range

Lyft  raised more than $2 billion Thursday afternoon after pricing its shares at $72 apiece, the top of the expected range of $70 to $72 per share. This gives Lyft a fully diluted market value of $24 billion. The company will debut on the Nasdaq stock exchange Friday morning, trading under the ticker symbol “LYFT.” The …
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Techcrunch: Rapyd nabs $40M a single API for payments, money transfer and more

As ever more transactions move onto digital platforms, a startup that is building a Swiss army knife of financial services — from payments to currency transfers, ID verifications and card issuing for companies to use by way of a single API — is announcing funding. Rapyd, a “fintech as a service” startup akin to AWS for financial …
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VentureBeat: Zoovu raises $14 million for AI-driven ecommerce experiences

Conversational interfaces are still a thing, despite what some pundits say. The global market is expected to reach $1.23 billion by 2025, according to a report by Grand View Research — a compounded annual growth rate of 24.3 percent. And in a recent Oracle survey involving European chief marketing officers, chief strategy officers, senior marketers, …
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CoinTelegraph: Kraken Buys UK Exchange Crypto Facilities for at Least $100 Million

United State cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has acquired United Kingdom-based cryptocurrency exchange and futures provider Crypto Facilities, the company confirmed in a press release Feb. 4. Crypto Facilities, which began operating in 2015, is fully regulated by the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority, giving Kraken a major foothold in the European market. The parties declined to reveal the …
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FAZ: SAP; Frauen haben oft die besseren Ideen

Start-ups unter der Führung von Frauen haben es am Kapitalmarkt schwer. Sie erhalten nur einen Bruchteil des gesamten Risikokapitals. Der deutsche Softwarekonzern SAP will daran etwas ändern. In den Vereinigten Staaten sind im vergangenen Jahr nur 2,2 Prozent des gesamten Risikokapitals an ausschließlich von Frauen gegründete Start-ups geflossen. Das ergibt sich aus Daten des Marktanalyseunternehmens …
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Techcrunch: Flash, the stealthy e-scooter and ‘micro-mobility’ startup from Delivery Hero founder, raises €55M Series A

Flash, the stealthy mobility startup from Delivery Hero and Team Europe founder Lukasz Gadowski, is de-cloaking today, with news that the Berlin-based company has raised a whopping €55 million in Series A funding. Despite rumours that multiple VC firms would be involved, the bulk of the new funding comes from Target Global  via its mobility fund, which …
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