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Ridepanda, a one-stop micromobility marketplace

Chinmay Malaviya and Charlie Depman found themselves at the center of the shared micromobility industry just as it took off, working for companies like Bird, Lime and Scoot. They experienced a rollercoaster ride of venture funding and skyrocketing demand, product pitfalls and regulatory hurdles. It was in the midst of this

Insurance startup Hippo raises $150M ahead of IPO

A US based company Home insurance startup Hippo is hoping to ride the coattails of rival Lemonade with an initial public offering next year. The Palo Alto, California-based startup said Tuesday it raised $150 million, valuing the company at $1.5 billion, Bloomberg reported. Dragoneer and Ribbit Capital participated in the round, alongside

U.S. women lend support to female business start-ups in equality push

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Members of the U.S. women’s national soccer side are using their experience as female entrepreneurs to lend their support to businesses selling everything from coffee to lingerie, as part of the team’s mission to try to level the playing field for women. A project called Stacy’s Rise will

‘ACQUIRING FUNDS STILL REMAIN A BIG STRUGGLE FOR BANGLADESHI COMPANIES’

Maliha Quadir, a Bangladeshi -American, is a technology entrepreneur. Her start up Shohoz.com has done breakthrough work in digitizing the disorganized and male-dominated transportation industry in Bangladesh. Before Shohoz.com, she was based in Singapore as Director of Vistaprint’s digital business in global emerging markets. Prior to this, she worked for

TransferWise sets to launch an investments feature

A London-based online money transfer service startup company TransferWise has obtained a license from the U.K. markets watchdog to offer retail investment services to clients. Started in 2010 as a means of sending money internationally online, TransferWise in 2018 made a deeper push into banking by offering a “borderless” multi-currency account tied to a

Societe Generale is acquiring freelancer challenger bank Shine

Société Générale is acquiring French startup Shine. Terms of the deal are undisclosed. According to a source, Shine is getting acquired for around €100 million in an all-cash deal (around $112.6 million). The startup had previously raised €10.8 million ($12.2 million) in total from Daphni, Kima Ventures, XAnge and various business angels. If

iDEA holds a training on IoT

“Digital Bangladesh”we have to establish ourselves. A training on Internet of things (IoT) was organized online by the “Innovation Design and Entrepreneurship Academy (iDEA) project” of Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) under the ICT Division. The daylong training under the “Education for Nation” of the project started after the opening program

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