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South Korea-based Mathpresso, developer of tutoring app Qanda, raises $14.5 million Series B – TechCrunch

South Korea-based Mathpresso, developer of tutoring app Qanda, raises $14.5 million Series B – TechCrunch

Seoul-based education technology startup Mathpresso announced today that it has raised $14.5 million in Series B funding. The company’s flagship app is Qanda, which provides students with math and science help and tutoring. Participants in the round include Legend Capital, InterVest, NP Investments and Mirae Asset Venture Investment. This brings Mathpresso’s total funding so far […]

Bird’s chief legal & policy officer is leaving the company – TechCrunch

Bird’s chief legal & policy officer is leaving the company – TechCrunch

Bird, the $2.5 billion electric scooter business, is losing its chief legal and policy officer. David Estrada, who was hired last year from Kitty Hawk, is joining another mobility company, SoftBank-backed Nuro. A spokesperson for Bird tells TechCrunch Estrada is leaving the Santa Monica-based company to be closer to his family. Nuro, for its part, […]

Founder’s guide to the pre-IPO secondary market – TechCrunch

Founder’s guide to the pre-IPO secondary market – TechCrunch

Ryan Conner is a corporate attorney at Atrium part of the General Counsel Group representing early-stage startups. The increase in activity in the pre-IPO secondary market means that founders, early employees, and investors are receiving liquidity much sooner in a company’s lifecycle than ever before. For most startups and privately held companies, liquidity is often […]

Opendoor appoints CFO, CPO – TechCrunch

Opendoor appoints CFO, CPO – TechCrunch

Opendoor has named Gautam Gupta its chief financial officer and chief business officer, critical roles as the business continues to alter the way in which homes are bought and sold. Uber’s former head of finance, Gupta joined the $3.8 billion home-selling platform as its chief operating officer in 2017. The company, which has raised more […]

DoorDash opens a shared kitchen in Redwood City – TechCrunch

DoorDash opens a shared kitchen in Redwood City – TechCrunch

DoorDash is opening its first shared commissary kitchen in Redwood City, Calif., bringing new delivery and pickup options to customers in Peninsula towns including Atherton, Menlo Park and Palo Alto. This is part of a broader trend of companies like Deliveroo opening shared kitchens that allow restaurant partners to expand their delivery footprint without dealing […]

Why each Libra member’s mutiny hurts Facebook – TechCrunch

Why each Libra member’s mutiny hurts Facebook – TechCrunch

There’s a strategic cost to the defection of Visa, Stripe, eBay, and more from the Facebook-led cryptocurrency Libra Association. They’re not just names dropping off a list. Each potentially made Libra more useful, ubiquitous, or reputable. Now they could become obstacles to the token’s launch or growth. Fearing regulators’ inquiries not just into their Libra […]

YC grad Revel’s plan to connect women over 50 – TechCrunch

YC grad Revel’s plan to connect women over 50 – TechCrunch

Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy news pertaining to startups and venture capital. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. I’ve been on a bit of a startup profile kick as of late. Last week, I was tired from Disrupt. Before […]

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