Grab is now valued at $14 billion after landing $1.46 billion from SoftBank's Vision Fund

Southeast Asian ride-hailing giant Grab says it has secured $1.46 billion in new funds from SoftBank’s Vision Fund. Following the fresh financing from the Vision Fund, Grab’s valuation is at $14 billion, according to a source familiar with the matter. In its current funding round, Grab has raised more than $4.5 billion with investments from…

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NEM Price Turns Uber Bullish as Coincheck Provides Good News

Whereas most of the top cryptocurrencies are still struggling for traction, interesting developments take place just outside the top 15 The NEM price is going through a very bullish rally right now, primarily because Coincheck has officially resumed trading services for this altcoin. This appears to bring a lot of positive momentum to the New…

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Robinhood Gets Formidable Competition; Players With Uber Roots Launch No-fee Platform

Players with Uber roots launch a no-fee crypto trading platform called Voyager. Robinhood had enjoyed being the only crypto outfit to offer commission-free trading, but now it’s getting some company. The co-founder of Uber, Steve Ehrlich, is one of the players behind the launch of Voyager, which will also offer no-fee trades, reports Fortune. Ehrlich…

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Why This Early Uber Investo Bought Bitcoin at $1 in 2009

Jeffrey Wernick, an independent investor, explains why he started to invest in the early stages of the cryptocurrency market. Jeffery Wernick – The Anti-Centralization Investment Figure   Jeffrey Wernick is a sixty-two year old investment guru that fell in love with economics and investing at a young age, gaining interest in the industry during high school. His first…

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Uber is set to invest 'heavily' in Australia, executive says

Uber counts Australia as one of its main markets and is investing heavily in the country, according to a senior executive at the tech firm. Ride-sharing has had good adoption in Australia and there’s competition from local rival GoCatch, the mature taxi industry and other firms that are potentially planning to enter the market, said…

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The big winner at SXSW this year: Women

Keynotes at this year’s SXSW conference were evenly split between men and women, unlike other major tech conferences. Private conversations with attendees also revealed that men at the show are paying more attention to female entrepreneurs. Even rapper Ludacris acknowledged the change in a shout-out at the Vevo party. The most talked about topic at…

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