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Felix Capital closes $300M fund to double down on DTC, break into fintech and make late-stage deals

To kick off 2020, one of Europe’s newer — and more successful — investment firms has closed a fresh, oversubscribed fund, one sign that VC in the region will continue to run strong in the year ahead after startups across Europe raised between $35 billion and $36 billion in 2019. Felix Capital, the London VC ...

Zoom addresses CFO’s past workplace conduct ahead of IPO

Zoom prices its IPO, defends CFO after an anonymous source exposed a previously undisclosed workplace relationship. ...

Bringing affiliate marketing and outsourced customer acquisition to Brazil nets Escale $22.6 million

Despite not being Brazilian and having their first exposure to the country only a few years ago, the two co-founders of Escale have managed to raise $22.6 million for their company, which provides customer acquisition services to companies in telecommunications and healthcare across Brazil. Their secret? A knowledge of search engine optimization technologies honed through ...

Africa Roundup: Kenya’s BRCK acquires EveryLayer, Nigeria’s TeamApt eyes global expansion

Kenyan  communications hardware company BRCK acquired the assets of Nairobi based internet provider Surf and its U.S. parent EveryLayer in a purchase deal of an undisclosed amount in February. Based in Nairobi, Surf is a hotspot service provider aimed at offering affordable internet to lower income segments. BRCK is a five year old venture that pairs its rugged WiFi routers ...

Nigerian fintech firm TeamApt raises $5M, eyes global expansion

Nigerian fintech startup TeamApt has raised $5.5 million in capital in a Series A round led by Quantum Capital Partners. The Lagos based firm will use the funds to expand its white label digital finance products and pivot to consumer finance with the launch of its AptPay banking app. Founded by Tosin Eniolorunda, TeamApt supplies ...

SoftBank’s Vision Fund to help Chinese online insurance giant ZhongAn go international

SoftBank’s Vision Fund is backing Chinese online insurance giant ZhongAn through its latest investment, which could take the company — which has struggled for stability following a monster IPO last year — into international markets. The Vision Fund announced today it has made an undisclosed investment in ZhongAn International, the global arm of the five-year-old company created by $200 ...

Mortgage Modification and Refinance Plans to Avoid Foreclosure

05.07.2009 · Posted in Real Estate Articles

I remember a time when all the neighbors banded together to complain about the vacant, boarded house in their neighborhood. Now, I see neighborhoods where several of these properties exist on each street! And these neighborhoods are not just in urban areas; nice neighborhoods in the suburbs are having the same problem. ...

Walk Away from Foreclosure? Pros & Cons

05.07.2009 · Posted in Real Estate Articles

The American Dream of Home Ownership is turning into a nightmare for millions of Americans who are facing foreclosure. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association another 250,000 new families are facing foreclosure every three months and the numbers keep growing. Many homeowners are at a loss as to what their options are and they are ...

Beware of Foreclosure Rescue Scams

05.06.2009 · Posted in Real Estate Articles

Thousands of Americans are facing foreclosure. Whenever anything happens in large numbers savvy entrepreneurs will come up with a way to offer a service and make a profit. They could be honest business people with good intentions, offering a valid service and delivering what they promise. Or, they could be scammers, preying ...