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  • Indian B2B packaging marketplace Bizongo raises $30M
    by Manish Singh on January 27, 2020 at 10:15 am

    Bizongo, one of the largest business-to-business online marketplaces for packaging needs in India, has raised $30 million in fresh funding round as it looks to widen its footprint in the nation and serve more categories. The new financing round, Series C, was led by Switzerland-based hedge fund Schroder Adveq, which manages assets worth $10 billion.

  • LA tech industry mourns Kobe Bryant
    by Jonathan Shieber on January 27, 2020 at 3:22 am

    The Los Angeles startup community is joining the rest of the world in mourning the death of NBA superstar, entrepreneur and investor Kobe Bryant who was killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif., shortly before 10 a.m. on Sunday. Reports indicate that Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, and seven other passengers were

  • Currencycloud nabs $80M from Visa, World Bank Group and more for cross-border payment APIs
    by Ingrid Lunden on January 27, 2020 at 12:04 am

    Sending money from one country to another — either because you are a business paying someone for a service, or a family member working abroad and sending money back home, or something in between — is a huge business, worth some $700 million annually. Today, a London startup called Currencycloud, which has built a set

  • Technology is anthropology
    by Jon Evans on January 26, 2020 at 11:00 pm

    The interesting thing about the technology business is that, most of the time, it’s not the technology that matters. What matters is how people react to it, and what new social norms they form. This is especially true in today’s era, well past the midpoint of the deployment age of smartphones and the Internet. People

  • Gauging email success, invite-only app launches and other growth tactics
    by Walter Thompson on January 26, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    Julian Shapiro Contributor Share on Twitter Julian Shapiro is the founder of, the growth marketing team that trains startups in advanced growth, helps you hire senior growth marketers, and finds you vetted growth agencies. He also writes at More posts by this contributor Decrease user churn by better managing expectations Direct mail still

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