Sunday , 21 July 2019


Restaurant website builder BentoBox raises $16.4M

BentoBox, which helps restaurant owners build mobile-friendly websites, has raised $16.4 million in Series B funding. This might not seem like the biggest opportunity, particularly since consumers are connecting with restaurants in so many other places online — reading reviews on Yelp, making reservations on OpenTable, ordering delivery on GrubHub and so on. But founder and CEO Krystle Mobayeni said ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy event live blog: everything that happened at the launch

The Samsung Galaxy launch event is now over, but we were live at the company’s satellite event in Italy to bring you everything you need to know about the new handsets.Samsung’s main event is actually being held in Bangkok, Thailand, where company CEO DJ Koh took to the stage to unveil the firm’s latest A series of smartphones. They are mid-to-high ... Read More »

HMD Global’s penta camera Nokia 9 PureView coming to UAE in May

After its debut during MWC 2019, HMD Global’s penta camera phone – the Nokia 9 PureView is all set for its launch in UAE. The company announced today that the phone will be available from May onwards, priced at a very respectable AED 2,299.With the Nokia 9, HMD Global brings back Sony’s Carl Zeiss optics and tops it up by ... Read More »

Watch live as the first real pictures of a black hole are revealed

Astronomers are just minutes away from revealing the first images of a black hole (or, more accurately, the area immediately around it, since the hole itself pulls in all light and matter). The pictures, captured by the Event Horizon Telescope, will show the black hole at the center of our own galaxy, the Milky Way, and will be shown in a ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy A80 announced with triple-lens rotating camera

If the Samsung Galaxy S10 is too rich for your blood then there are now some alternative options from the company, as Samsung has just taken to the stage to announce new entries in its A range, including the Samsung Galaxy A80 and Samsung Galaxy A70.The Samsung Galaxy A80 looks to be the most exciting, as it packs a rotating ... Read More »

Innovation Endeavors debuts Deep Life, an incubator focused on intersection of life science and computer science

Innovation Endeavors, the fund backed by Google’s Eric Schmidt, has for years now been taking a novel approach to working on difficult and still-evolving problems like cybersecurity and food shortages: it sets up incubators that bring together different stakeholders to identify, develop and fund ways of tackling these issues. Today, Innovation unveiled the latest of these: a new project called Deep ... Read More »

CleverTap lands $26M for its mobile-focused customer marketing service

CleverTap, an India-based startup that lets companies track and improve engagement with users across the web, has pulled in $26 million in new funding thanks to a round led by Sequoia India. Existing investor Accel and new backer Tiger Global also took part in the deal, which values CleverTap at $150-$160 million, the startup disclosed. The deal takes CleverTap to ... Read More »

Defy Partners raises $262M to close the Series A gap

Defy Partners, a Silicon Valley investment firm launched in 2017 by a pair of seasoned venture capitalists, has secured $262 million for its sophomore fund. The firm leads investments in Series A startups, providing between $3 million and $10 million depending on the status of the business. To provide its portfolio companies additional follow-on capital, Defy has raised a significantly ... Read More »

Southeast Asia’s Carousell snags investment from Naspers-owned OLX

It’s taken some time to come around, but Naspers — the early Tencent investor that’s also behind the world’s top listings service — finally has a piece of Southeast Asia’s Carousell. TechCrunch broke news of talks between the two sides last year, and today Tech In Asia reported that Naspers-owned OLX Group has put $42 million into Carousell. In addition, ... Read More »

DroneBase raises capital and partners with FLIR Systems to train pilots on thermal imaging tech

Publicly traded sensor technology developer, FLIR Systems, is investing in a strategic round of funding for the outsourced drone imaging company, DroneBase. The two companies are also partnering to provide FLIR’s thermal imaging technology and training services to DroneBase’s stable of pilots. Terms of the investment were not disclosed. “Our investment in DroneBase helps expand the adoption of FLIR thermal ... Read More »