Tiger Global invests in India’s Unacademy at $2 billion valuation – ITPro.works

Unacademy, an online learning platform in India, has added two more marquee investors to its cap table. The Bangalore-based startup, which focuses on K-12 online education, said on Wednesday it … Read More

ORIX invests $60M in Israeli crowdfunding platform OurCrowd – ITPro.works

Japan-based financial services group ORIX Corporation today announced that it has made a $60 million strategic investment into the Israeli crowdsourcing platform OurCrowd. In return, the crowdfunding platform will provide … Read More

Indonesian telecom network Telkomsel invests $150 million in Gojek – ITPro.works

Telkomsel, Indonesia’s biggest telecom network, has invested $150 million in ride-hailing firm Gojek, the two companies said on Tuesday. As part of the “strategic partnership,” the two firms said they … Read More

Daimler invests in lidar company Luminar in push to bring autonomous trucks to highways – ITPro.works

Daimler’s trucks division has invested in lidar developer Luminar as part of a broader partnership to produce autonomous trucks capable of navigating highways without a human driver behind the wheel. … Read More

Warren Buffett invests in an unprofitable business – TechCrunch

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. The whole crew was back, with Natasha Mascarenhas and Danny Crichton and myself chattering, and … Read More

DHL invests in MallforAfrica, Zipline launches in US, Novastar raises $200M – TechCrunch

Events in May offered support to the thesis that Africa can incubate tech with global application. Two startups that developed their business models on the continent — MallforAfrica and Zipline … Read More

Omidyar-backed Spero Ventures invests in Mexico City’s Mati, a startup pitching ID-verification – TechCrunch

Spero Ventures, the venture capital firm backed by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, has gone to Mexico City for its latest investment, backing the identity verification technology developer Mati. Launched in … Read More