Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Droom, an online marketplace for used cars and motorbikes in India, raises $200M in a pre-IPO growth round, at a $1.2B valuation, up from $500M in 2018 — An online marketplace for automobiles has become the latest Indian startup to attain the coveted unicorn status.
Dan Taylor / Tech.eu:
Kili Technology, which helps companies transform raw data into high-quality annotated data for AI training, raises $25M Series A led by Balderton Capital — AI data training platform Kili Technology has raised $25 million in a new funding round. This is just six months after a seed investment of $7 million.
Mike Peterson / AppleInsider:
Mac and iPad sales break quarterly records in Q3, with Mac revenue of $8.2B, up 16% YoY, and iPad revenue of $7.4B, up 12% YoY — Apple´s Mac product lineup hit a new record high in the June quarter, and the company says iPad had the highest June quarter by revenue in nearly a decade.
Eshe Nelson / New York Times:
A look at the rise of ultra-fast grocery delivery startups, some with a goal of 10-minute deliveries, across major cities, led by Turkish startup Getir — Venture capital´s newest darling is the online rapid grocery delivery industry. Getir, a six-year-old Turkish company …
Meir Orbach / CTech:
Cyber insurance startup At-Bay raises $185M Series D led by Icon Ventures and Lightspeed Venture Partners at a $1.35B valuation, amid the global ransomware boom — The startup, which raised $276 million to date, provides insurance for organizations and helps them counter cyber threats
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
London-based Sedna, a service that analyzes emails and chats to perform actions mentioned within them, raises $34M Series B led by Insight Partners — Many have tried, but email refuses to die... although in the process it might be (figuratively speaking) killing some of us with the workload it brings on to triage and use it.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
ActiveFence, whose tech proactively detects disinformation and other malicious content, raises $100M in a combined Series A and Series B — Online abuse, disinformation, fraud and other malicious content is growing and getting more complex to track. Today, a startup called ActiveFence …
The Cloudflare Blog:
Cloudflare announces Project Pangea, an initiative to offer its suite of network services to local underserved communities for free — Loading... Half of the world´s population has no access to the Internet, with many more limited to poor, expensive, and unreliable connectivity.
Stephen Nellis / Reuters:
Intel says its Foundry Services will build chips for Qualcomm and AWS and lays out a roadmap to catch up with TSMC and Samsung by 2025 — Intel Corp (INTC.O) said on Monday its factories will start building Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) chips and laid out a roadmap to expand its new foundry business …
Issie Lapowsky / Protocol:
Q&A with Erin Saltman of Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, backed by Facebook and others, on redefining extremism, working with members, and more — A little over a month after the Jan. 6 riot, the tech industry´s leading anti-terrorism alliance — a group founded by Facebook …