Singapore’s Neuron Mobility raises $18.5M to bring its electric scooters to more international markets – TechCrunch

Singapore’s Neuron Mobility raises $18.5M to bring its electric scooters to more international markets – TechCrunch

Neuron Mobility, a Singapore-based startup, has closed an $18.5 million financing round as it looks to scale its e-scooter startup in international markets — a month after the nation introduced difficult regulatory changes. The new financing round, dubbed Series A, was funded by GSR Ventures, a venture capital firm that was the first institutional investor […]

AWS is sick of waiting for your company to move to the cloud – TechCrunch

AWS is sick of waiting for your company to move to the cloud – TechCrunch

AWS held its annual re:Invent customer conference last week in Las Vegas. Being Vegas, there was pageantry aplenty, of course, but this year’s model felt a bit different than in years past, lacking the onslaught of major announcements we are used to getting at this event. Perhaps the pace of innovation could finally be slowing, […]

How to avoid the startup trap of the parasitic consultant – TechCrunch

How to avoid the startup trap of the parasitic consultant – TechCrunch

Early-stage startups have a massive problem: there are way, way too many things to do, and never enough people to do them. Whether it’s growth marketing, or product design, or software engineering or a myriad list of other tasks, something somewhere isn’t going to get done by the founding team and early employees. And so […]

Airbnb invests as Zeus corporate housing raises $55M at $205M – TechCrunch

Airbnb invests as Zeus corporate housing raises $55M at $205M – TechCrunch

As Airbnb absorbs more and more of the demand for housing, it’s exploring how to monetize opportunities beyond vacation rentals. A marketplace for longer term corporate housing could be a huge business, but rather than build that itself, Airbnb is making a strategic investment in one of the market leaders called Zeus Living and will […]

US VC investment in female founders hits all-time high – TechCrunch

US VC investment in female founders hits all-time high – TechCrunch

Venture capital investment in all-female founding teams hit $3.3 billion in 2019, representing 2.8% of capital invested across the entire U.S. startup ecosystem this year, according to the latest data collected by PitchBook. While that number may seem insubstantial, it’s a step up from last year’s total. In 2018, venture capitalists struck 580 deals worth […]

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