Techcrunch: Insurtech start-up Zego raises $42m to fund European expansion

A couple of years ago, London-based startup Zego realised gig-economy workers would need insurance, and went on to raise a very healthy £6 million in Series A funding, led by Balderton Capital. Its first products were pay-as-you-go scooter and car insurance for food delivery workers. It’s now announced a $42 million raise in one of the largest funding rounds …
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Welt: Circ startet als erste E-Tretroller-Verleih in Berlin

Berlin (dpa/bb) – Etwas früher als erwartet beginnt die Vermietung von Elektro-Tretrollern in Berlin. Die Firma Circ kündigte am Montag den Start ihrer sogenannten E-Scooter für den gleichen Tag an. In einem ersten Schritt sollten am Montagabend 15 Leih-Tretroller auf die Straße gebracht werden. Am Checkpoint Charlie wurden am späten Nachmittag die ersten Roller abgeladen …
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Techcrunch: Flash re-brands as ‘Circ’ and announces 1M rides

Flash, the micro-mobility startup from Delivery Hero and Team Europe founder Lukasz Gadowski, is re-branding today and disclosing that the e-scooter rental service has clocked up 1 million rides in just 4.5 months since launch. Read the full story on Techcrunch.

Forbes: QEDIT partnership with VMware, Ant Financial & RGAX

VMware, Ant Financial and RGAX (a subsidiary of RGA – Reinsurance Group of America) have announced today a partnership with QEDIT, an Israeli blockchain security company, to implement data privacy solutions across their blockchain networks. Read the full Forbes article here

Techcrunch: DocPlanner scores €80M Series E

DocPlanner, the Poland-founded healthcare booking platform that now processes 1.5 million bookings every month globally, has closed €80 million in Series E financing. Read the full story on Techcrunch

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. Read the full article on TechCrunch