major News of 04/20/19
WTF Are ISAs And Can They Transform Education And Spark A Startup Wave?
Soaring college tuition prices have left Americans drowning in debt without a correspondingly enhanced set of professional skills to show for it. In the past 11 years, US student debt has increased by 157% and 1 in 10 borrowers are over 90 days ...
Tiger Global And Ant Financial Lead $500m Investment In China’S Shared Housing Startup Danke
A Chinese startup that’s taking a dorm-like approach to urban housing just raised $500 million as its valuation jumped over $2 billion. Danke Apartment, whose name means “eggshell” in Chinese, closed the Series C round led by ...
India’S Swiggy Goes Beyond Food To Offer Product Delivery From Local Stores
Swiggy, the Indian food delivery service, has made its much anticipated moved into general deliveries today after it announced its new ‘stores’ product. The move has been speculated since as early as 2017, but recent developments ...
Users Complain Of Account Hacks, But OkCupid Denies A Data Breach
It’s bad enough that dating sites are a pit of exaggerations and inevitable disappointment, they’re also a hot target for hackers. Dating sites aren’t considered the goldmine of personal information like banks or hospitals, but ...
Sapphire Ventures Bets Big On Esports And Entertainment With New $115m Fund
Sapphire Ventures, formerly the corporate venture capital arm of SAP, has lassoed $115 million from new limited partners (LPs) to invest at the intersection of tech, sports, media and entertainment. A majority of the LPs for the new fund, ...
Millions Of Bank Loan And Mortgage Documents Have Leaked Online
A trove of more than 24 million financial and banking documents, representing tens of thousands of loans and mortgages from some of the biggest banks in the U.S., has been found online after a server security lapse. The server, running an ...
Still A Year Away From Launch, Meg Whitman And Jeffrey Katzenberg’S Quibi Keeps Adding Talent
Video won’t start rolling on Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg’s new bite-sized streaming service with the billion dollar backing until the end of 2019, but talent keeps signing up to come along for their ride into the future of ...
Shyft Raises $6.5m To Help Retail And Service Workers Swap Shifts
Anyone that has experience in the service or retail industry knows swapping shifts can be a logistical nightmare that leaves employees in trouble with management or stuck working during a friend’s birthday party. As a former Old Navy ...
Peak Theory Lines Up Media Partners And Funding As Cubcoats Becomes A Phenomenon
With a planned cartoon series coming up, partnerships in place with Major League Baseball , NBCUniversal , and other media companies of heroic proportions, the founders creating the kids clothing phenomenon, Cubcoats , are on a roll. Peak Theory, ...