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Vietnamese on-demand e-commerce platform Loship raises $12M at a valuation of $100M (Wed, 04 Aug 2021)
Loship, the Vietnamese on-demand e-commerce platform that started as a reviews app, announced today it has raised $12 million in pre-Series C funding, bringing its valuation to $100 million. The round was co-led by BAce Capital, an Ant Group-backed venture firm, and the direct investment unit of Sun Hung Kai & Co Limited.  Founded in […]
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Brazilian digital auto marketplace InstaCarro revs up with $23M in funding (Wed, 04 Aug 2021)
InstaCarro, a digital marketplace that connects used car sellers to dealers in Brazil, has raised $23 million in a Series B round of funding. Notably, U.S.-based firms co-led the investment, including J Ventures, FJ Labs and Rise Capital. Spain’s All Iron Ventures and Big Sur also participated in the financing, among others. With the latest […]
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What Square’s acquisition of Afterpay means for startups (Wed, 04 Aug 2021)
The main takeaways? "Buy now, pay later" may be effective at driving retail conversion, but scale matters and long-term margins look slim for BNPL startups.
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What long nights would end (Sat, 22 May 2021)
One of you needs me. Writing that makes me sound like an egomaniacal douche, but when have I not sounded like an egomaniacal douche? I don’t care. This post must begin with those words because I want that person to know that I have come back to this website to rebuild it for them. Many ...
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“Am I not a man and a brother?” (Mon, 15 Jun 2020)
“The matter came up for judicial investigation, but as might have been expected, the white people concluded it was unnecessary to wait the result of the investigation—that it was preferable to hang the accused first and try him afterward.” ― Ida B. wells First: So that you don’t have to read my blabbering drivel, here ...
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“I just want four walls and adobe slats for my girls” (Tue, 19 May 2020)
“If a black hole can absorb light then it is stronger than light and I thought nothing traveled faster than light so please tell me how this makes any sense because I have been thinking about it all morning.” This is just one of the millions and millions of very out loud musings of my ...
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The cunning, insidious and constantly hungry Kierkecoyote (Tue, 05 May 2020)
Beaver anal glands. That’s where this starts. You’re welcome. I have not figured out how to work and salvage what is left of my children — they were half-eaten by wolves, all related to the wolf who resides now in our home, we’ll get to that, give me a moment — and I know that ...
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“I guarantee you, you will never see nothing like this again” (Thu, 23 Apr 2020)
I wonder when he rested his head on that pillow if he’d ever thought to himself, “What will they say about me when I die?” Even if he didn’t, I know that more than anything he’d want to be remembered for his essence, for what he possessed in a quantity greater than anyone I’ve ever ...
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