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The cult of the founder and Silicon Valley’s lack of moral authority

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. ...

How to Get A Short-Term Business Loan

Are you a smart businessman? Do you have what it takes to take bold decisions when your company faces the music? Are you aware of the regulations and policies of the top lenders? Do you know how to get a short-term business loan? If your response is affirmative to the above questions, you know how ...

Living Your Best Life With The Sharing Economy

When was the last time you took a taxi? Chances are you’ve used a ride hailing service instead of a traditional taxi. Ridesharing is just one of the many ways the sharing economy has made luxury items available to just about anyone. These days there may be an economic pinch, but that doesn’t mean you ...

Accel and Sequoia seed Middesk with $4M to background check businesses

Middesk helps financial entities identify business and regulatory risk in their customer base. ...

Did The Gig Economy Jump The Shark?

Is the gig economy working and thriving? The gig economy came on strong at a time in American history when people needed to be able to onboard quickly and start making money immediately. The country was deep in the grips of The Great Recession and people were losing jobs and homes left and right. The ...

Accion Venture Lab launches $23M inclusive fintech startup fund

Accion Venture Lab—the seed-stage investment arm of non-profit Accion—has raised $23 million for a new inclusive fintech startup fund. The Accion Venture Lab Limited Partnership, as its called, will make seed-stage investments in inclusive fintech startups, defined as ventures that “that leverage technology to increase the reach, quality, and affordability of financial services for the ...

Africa Roundup: Goldman backs Kobo360, Rwanda commits to EVs, Interswitch IPO update

Nigerian freight logistics startup Kobo360 raised a $20 million Series A round led by Goldman Sachs and $10 million in working capital financing from Nigerian commercial banks. The company — with an Uber-like app that connects truckers and companies to delivery services — will use the funds to upgrade its platform and expand to 10 new countries beyond current ...