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French SaaS Ledger secures USD 380 Million in Series C

French SaaS startup, Ledger secures USD 380 Million in Series C funding round which was led by 10T Holdings. After this fundraise the startup is listed in the unicorn list as its valuation raised to USD 1.3 Billion. The round also saw participation from Draper Associates, Draper Esprit, Draper Dragon, Wicklow Capital, and Cathay innovation. Some new investors also joined...

UK’s eCommerce platform Fresha secures USD 100 Million in Series C

Fresha, a multipurpose online eCommerce tool for beauty and wellness business, based in London, announced on Friday that it raised USD 100 Million on Friday in a Series C round. This round was led by General Atlantic.  This round also saw the participation of existing partners ParTech, FJ Labs, and Target Global, along with Lugards  Road Capital’s Johnathan Green, Huda...

How technology is transforming the sports industry today

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Overview Technology has thoroughly influenced essentially every industry in the world today, and the sports industry is no exception. Gone are the days where sports were completely about physical challenges and real-life events. Technological innovations are continuously transforming the sports industry positively. Through technological progressions, sports have become safer yet more competitive for players. It has improved the sports fan experience...

South-Korea based English learning platform for adults – Ringle raises Series A funding

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South Korea-based Ringle, a premium 1:1 online English learning platform that connects top tutors with employees looking to perfect their business English and interview preparation, raised US$ 18M in Series A round on 12 June 2021. Investors: The funding round was led by existing investor Must Asset Management, at a valuation of US$ 90 million. Other participants included One Asset...

The problem of Confirmation Bias in making investment decisions

Confirmation Bias in investment decision

Numerous human cognitive or psychological biases make us take decisions that we later tend to regret. Sometimes the decision can be so disastrous that one might lose millions of dollars due to it. No matter how successful they are, every investor suffers from cognitive biases, especially confirmation bias.  What is a confirmation bias? Confirmation bias is the tendency of people to...

Pharmacy Retail – The growing retail opportunity

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Introduction Pharmacy Retail is a unique category where buying is done more due to compulsion than done willingly, with retailers carrying a variety of names like pharmacy, apothecary, drug stores etc. These retail outlets that provide access to medicines are ubiquitous globally with many years of existence and penetration. They continue to remain the main channel for buying anything related...

Czech Republic-based productivity software startup Time is Ltd secures US $5.6M seed investment

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Time is Ltd., a productivity software startup, obtained a sum of US $5.6 million in a late-seed funding round announced on 10th June 2021. The seed investment was led by London-based investor Mike Chalfen, with contributions from existing investor Accel and Illuminate Financial Management. Paul Sallaberry, Clark Golestani, and Acequia Capital also participated in the round. Time is Ltd. also onboarded...

US-based real estate brokerage platform Flyhomes raises US$ 150M to expand to India

real estate brokerage platform Flyhomes

US-based Flyhomes, a real estate brokerage platform that helps clients through the entire home buying process, raised US$ 150 million in Series C funding to fuel its growth and expand its presence in India. Investors: The funding round was co-led by venture capital firms Norwest Venture Partners and Battery Ventures, with participation from Fifth Wall, Camber Creek, Balyasny Asset Management,...

Freelance management platform Stoke raises US$ 15.5M

Freelance management platform Stoke

Tel Aviv-based Stoke, a remote teams and freelance management platform that makes it easy for companies to work with independent contractors, raised US$ 15.5 million in a Series A funding round on 10 June 2021. Investors: The funding round was led by Battery Ventures, with participation from previous investors and angels including TLV Partners, Dynamic and Loop. Stoke has raised...

Top 10 Proptech Startups in the United Kingdom

The Proptech industry is booming across the globe and the real estate sector is evolving year after year. Although the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has made a noticeable drop in real-estate rate, the United Kingdom (UK) market is making an uptrend. The British market of Proptech was a clear winner in 2020, as it performed better than the rest of...