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Skedulo raises $28M for its mobile workforce management service

Skedulo raises $28M for its mobile workforce management service

Skedulo a service that helps companies manage their mobile workforce, announced today that it has raised $28 million in Series B financing led by Microsoft Venture Capital Fund M12 . . Existing investors Blackbird and Castanoa Ventures are also involved in this round of financing. The company's services provide companies ...

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Seven Africa-focused startups present at Y Combinator’s Demo Day

Seven Africa-focused startups present at Y Combinator’s Demo Day

Seven African-focused companies, as part of the Y Combinator's 200 Winter 2019 Grade 200 startups, seem to account for only a small portion of such a large category, But it represents the growing importance of African companies in the YC universe. According to YC spokesperson Lindsay Amos, since 2016, the ...

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Nigeria’s Gloo.ng drops consumer e-commerce, pivots to e-procurement

Nigeria’s Gloo.ng drops consumer e-commerce, pivots to e-procurement

Nigerian startup Gloo.ng is abandoning consumer online retail business and moving to B2B e-procurement with Gloopro as its new name. The Lagos-based company said it had withdrawn from e-commerce grocery services and switched to producing a product that would provide medium and large businesses with everything from desks to toilet ...

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500 Startups Japan becomes Coral Capital with a new $45M fund

500 Startups Japan becomes Coral Capital with a new $45M fund

500 Startups Japan staff is working independently. The venture capital company announced a $30 million fund in 2015and now follows the new $45 million fund named Coral Capital . James Riney and Yohei Sawayama, like 500 Startups Japan, Coral will basically continue the work of the US company made in ...

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The shift to collaborative robots means the rise of robotics as a service

The shift to collaborative robots means the rise of robotics as a service

The 2018 holiday shopping season is the largest e-commerce season ever, with online sales approaching {12459002} $126 billion. But as e-commerce continues to expand, demand for warehouse workers has grown faster than labor supply and increased demand for automation. Given its dominant position in e-commerce and its large scale of ...

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Vision Fund startups Fanatics and Coupang unite to sell US sports merch in Korea

Vision Fund startups Fanatics and Coupang unite to sell US sports merch in Korea

SoftBank Chairman Sun Zheng has repeatedly described Vision Fund as the club of the world's most exciting startups, and even the fund's own LP seems to Disagree with some of their investment theories, their portfolio companies often come together. The latest Vision Fund partners paired two e-commerce companies around the ...

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NetEase is the latest Chinese tech giant to lay off a big chunk of its staff

NetEase is the latest Chinese tech giant to lay off a big chunk of its staff

NetEase is China's second largest online game publisher, with a growing e-commerce market segment, is cutting a large number of employees, and has added a list of Chinese technology giants for the Lunar New Year. . A Netease Employees were recently confirmed by TechCrunch that the company has fired a ...

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Polis, the door-to-door marketer, raises another $2.5 million

Polis, the door-to-door marketer, raises another $2.5 million

Polis Founder Kendall Tucker started her career as a campaign organizer for local democracy, but – in a one-on-one conversation with everyday people I saw the opportunity – the establishment of a political movement that companies use this shoe leather method in the business world. Now, the company she founded ...

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How students are founding, funding and joining startups

How students are founding, funding and joining startups

There has never been a better time to start, join or fund a startup. Young founders who want to start a company during school have more and more resources available to them. Students who want to learn how to build a company can apply for more and more fast courses ...

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Amazon and Flipkart pull 100,000s of products to comply with new Indian law

Amazon and Flipkart pull 100,000s of products to comply with new Indian law

Amazon After the new regulatory restrictions on e-commerce operations in force in the country today, they have been forced to pull out about 400,000 products in India. The new regulations were first announced at the end of 2018 prohibiting exclusive sales, prohibiting retailers from selling products on platforms they consider ...

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