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Zendesk terminates $4.1B SurveyMonkey acquisition after its own investors reject deal – TechCrunch

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Zendesk announced today that it was walking away from the proposed $4.1 billion deal to buy Momentive, the owners of SurveyMonkey after stockholders rejected the deal. The announcement comes just two weeks after the company spurned a $17 billion...

Why I’m using a credit facility to grow my startup – TechCrunch

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Brent Jackson Contributor When it comes to financing, startups and established organizations will have vastly different experiences. Traditional financing may not always be available to high-growth startups, and even when it is, it often depends on the founder’s personal financial picture and...

Fresh from new round, Egypt’s proptech Nawy plans full-suite offering – TechCrunch

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Egyptian proptech startup Nawy, which began life in 2016 as an AI-driven property listing has grown to offer brokerage services, supporting the closing of property deals. It is now looking for its next path of growth after connecting 40,000...

Will Mobile World Congress be more of the same? – TechCrunch

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I’m not sure precisely when the change occurred, but at some point Mobile World Congress became the smartphone show. It’s a fine thing to be in the world of tech trade shows — and certainly has a kind of...

MWC to bar some Russian companies from next week’s show – TechCrunch

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The GSMA, which puts on the world’s largest annual mobile connectivity show (aka Mobile World Congress) has confirmed it will ban some Russian companies from exhibiting at the Barcelona-based conference which is due to kick off on Monday. However, at...

Ukraine says Belarusian hackers are targeting its defense forces – TechCrunch

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Ukrainian cybersecurity officials have warned that Belarusian state-sponsored hackers are targeting the private email addresses of Ukrainian military personnel. Announcing the activity in a Facebook post, Ukraine’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-UA) said that a mass phishing campaign is targeting...

Peruvian startup Leasy secures $17M in debt, equity to provide auto loans to LatAm...

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Leasy, a startup that offers automobile financing to ride-hailing drivers in Latin America via a subscription model, has secured $2 million in equity and $15 million in debt. Italian-born Gregorio Gilardini and Alejandro Garay, who hails from Spain, met in...

Can Taur be the brand that makes e-scooter ownership cool? – TechCrunch

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Much of the e-scooter conversation has been dominated by the happenings of shared vehicles, the companies that deploy them and the cities in which they are deployed. But Carson Brown, co-founder and lead designer of Taur Technologies, a London-based...

Defy.vc’s Brian Rothenberg explains growth marketing strategies that don’t break the bank at TC...

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Every founder wants to crack the code that will let them attract, engage and retain lots of customers quickly, consistently and at scale. Marketing tactics from the “aughts” — like email blasts and recycling the same keywords into a...

Nikola reports EV truck progress, stiff losses as it closes out turbulent 2021 –...

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Nikola Corp., the electric truck startup that went public via a SPAC, is coming closer to commercial activity after a history of over-promising, missed deadlines and investigations into its founder for lying to investors. In its fourth-quarter earnings report released...

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Superpedestrian gets $125M to expand tech that corrects unsafe scooter riding – TechCrunch

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Shared e-scooter company Superpedestrian is gearing up to deploy its Pedestrian Defense safety system at scale, a feature that allows the company’s e-scooters to...

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Even Amazon can’t quite figure out what Astro is for – TechCrunch

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Amazon’s cute little Astro robot has been scurrying its way around my apartment for the past few weeks. It has no arms to scratch...

Robots and AI assist in designing and building Swiss university’s ‘hanging gardens’ – TechCrunch

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State-run insurer LIC seeks to raise $8 billion in India’s largest IPO – TechCrunch

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The Indian government-run insurer Life Insurance Corporation of India filed draft papers with the market regulator on Sunday, announcing its plans to sell 5%...