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€1.5M in seed funding for the Dutch startup Deskbookers

Deskbookers, a Dutch work and meeting place booking platform, managed to achieve a €1.5 million in seed funding from Germany’s Point Nine Capital and a number of well-known angel investors. Deskbookers platform allows workers and freelancers to search for and book locations in real time to work at or hold meetings, at an hourly rate. […]

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Ola “grabbed” $500M in order to… fight Uber!

Ola, which is Uber’s rival in India, managed to raise the impressive amount of $500 million in a series F funding round! Among investors are Didi Kuaidi, Uber’s rival app in China, Baillie Gifford, Tiger Capital, SoftBank Group, FalconEdge Capital and DST Global. Based on Ola’s claims, the company receives 1 million booking requests per […]

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Triple success for Palantir!

Palantir, a data-crunching player raised recently the enormous amount of $500 million in a new funding round, which at the same time sent… skyrocketing its valuation at 20 billion dollars, making it the third most valuable startup in the US, following only Uber and Airbnb! Palantir’s technology makes it easy for engineers to crunch through […]

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New service UberX launched in Germany

In a move with which it’s trying to be in compliance with the German law, Uber launched UberX, a new service which uses drivers who have obtained a special license for commercial passenger transportation. At the same time, UberX drivers will return to their company’s headquarters after each trip, a requirement for chauffeur services in […]

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