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North Korean Lazarus hackers linked to $100M Harmony bridge theft

Researchers say the hack was consistent with the activities of the North Korean hackers.

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Nautical Commerce sails away with new funding to bring marketplace tech to the masses

The company is boiling down the time it takes for businesses to create an e-commerce marketplace from two to three years to about 90 days.

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Shop Circle wants to keep Shopify merchants from going ‘round and ‘round finding apps they need

The London-based company is creating a one-stop shop for what it considers to be the “best-of-the-best” e-commerce apps to get merchants...

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These four iconic European founders plan to kick the asses of VCs who never started a company

Today’s launch of a new project is a tantalizing glimpse of a new wave of European VC, founded and run by former tech startup “operators.”

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This Week in Apps: Twitter Notes, Instagram age verification, Spotify’s Live Events

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app...

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UK-based Playter closes $55M round for its BNPL platform aimed at SMEs

Europe has no shortage of ‘buy now, pay later’ startups and a quick search is revealing. Berlin-based fintech startup Mondu has taken in €39.9...

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Paris-based Breega closes €250M fund, opens Barcelona office to back Iberian startups

Paris-originated VC Breega wasn’t enormously well-known in the VC world (it only closed its 1st fund in 2015) until, perhaps, it started attracting...

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SumUp raises $624M at $8.5B valuation, with its payments and business tech now used by 4M SMBs

A decade ago, SumUp was one of the army of fintechs that made names for themselves with dongles that turned basic smartphones into card payment...

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Accel is rolling out a new, $4 billion late-stage fund, just as certain rivals lose momentum

Accel, the 39-year-old venture firm, just pulled a major power move. It announced, via a simple blog post, that it has just closed a new, global,...

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Validio, a data quality platform based out of Sweden, emerges from stealth with $15M

Data quality has been shaping up as a salient and increasingly critical part of the world of data science: enterprises are sitting on growing troves...

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LocalGlobe becomes Phoenix Court Group, hits $500M first close for new funds, adds an Impact twist

Saul Klein is a busy man. As co-founder, with his father Robin, of LocalGlobe, one of the longest-running VCs in Europe, he has overseen a wide range...

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MFS Africa raises additional equity and debt capital to take its Series C to $200M

Pan-African digital payments network, MFS Africa, has raised $100 million in equity and debt, additional funding that takes its Series C round to...

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Felix Capital closes fourth fund at $600M, its biggest yet

Amid rising uncertainty about how financing will look for tech in the months and maybe years to come, one of the newer kids on the VC block in Europe...

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How the myth of the ‘girlboss’ harms emerging women in tech

“The end of the girlboss era? What does that even mean?”

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Smiler comes up with a different kind of gig economy for event and venue photographers

Traditional venue photography providers like DEI Global, MagicMemories, Picsolve and Sharingbox are reliant on fixed equipment, permanent staffing...

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Synthesis Capital closed its first fund with $300M, giving boost to food tech’s future

Recent capital targeted consumer-facing, or downstream startups, but the firm believes future investments will go into technologies closer to the...

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Niantic transcends Discord to build Campfire, an AR social app, and unveils Lightship VPS

Since the launch of Pokémon Go in 2016, players have been coordinating meet-ups in-game raids and battles on platforms like Reddit and Discord. This...

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Amid crypto’s talent war, Encode Club mints new web3 developers

The profitable London-based startup has trained over 15,000 engineers in web3 skills such as Solidity and Rust

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Optibus taps $100M at a $1.3B valuation for its AI-based mass transit operations platform

Mass transit has made a rebound with the return of city life post-Covid 19, and today a startup that’s building tech to help it run more...

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Interswitch receives $110M investment from LeapFrog and Tana Africa Capital

African payments company Interswitch has secured a $110 million joint investment from LeapFrog Investments and Tana Africa Capital to scale its...

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Musk talks Tesla demand, EV startups, and scooters in expansive interview

Elon Musk weighed in on Tesla, SpaceX and his multitude of other companies — including that social media business he’s trying to purchase —...

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Paddle, the company that wants to take on Apple in IAP, raises $200M at a $1.4B valuation to supercharge SaaS payments

Software as a service has become the default for how organizations adopt and use apps these days, thanks to advances in cloud computing and...

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Egyptian fintech Paymob raises $50M led by PayPal Ventures and Kora Capital

Egyptian fintech Paymob, which enables merchants to accept digital payments online and in-store, announced today it has raised $50 million in Series...

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Just Eat Takeaway takes away chairman, investigates COO, weighs Grubhub sale as meal delivery cools down

The food delivery business, and tech companies leading the charge, were hot commodities at the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic as people stayed indoors...

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Ravio is bringing real-time data to the talent fight

UK-based Ravio reckons real-time data is the best way to arm businesses to win the global talent war. Its new-to-market compensation benchmarking...

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How Pillsorted plans to use personalisation to compete with main-street pharmacies

Since the (relatively speaking) easing of the pandemic, pharmacies have come under increasing strain as people clamor for their drugs. This is...

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Can Mirai Flights make it easier to book a private jet? Its new investors think so

If there’s one thing we found out during the pandemic, it is that private jets were one way for the rich and famous to avoid traveling with the...

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Anglo-Hungarian anti-fraud platform SEON pulls in a $94M Series B led by IVP

Last year, SEON, which has an anti-fraud platform designed to fight accounts raised a $12 million Series A. It does this by looking at a customer’s...

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