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Impala raises $20 million to build the API of the hotel industry
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Impala has raised another round of funding just a few months after raising an $11 million Series A round. This time, the startup is raising a $20 million Series B round led by Lakestar. Latitude Ventures is also participating in the round. The company is building a service that works pretty much like Plaid, but […]

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Ride-share startup HopSkipDrive raises $22 million to focus on school transportation
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It’s no secret that it’s hard to make the economics work at drive-share companies. That may explain the success to date of HopSkipDrive, a six-year-old, L.A.-based company that pairs drivers with both families but also, crucially, school districts. Specifically, the now 100-plus person company has deals in place with school districts in 13 markets across […]

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Generate Capital raises $1 billion for renewable energy infrastructure development
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The floodgates are open once again for capital investing in renewable energy projects and technology. Generate Capital, the renewable energy infrastructure investor, has raised more than $1 billion for new projects from a group of investors focused on infrastructure — including AustralianSuper, QIC, Railways Pension, among others. The new financing fuels project development for sustainable […]

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Latin America Roundup: Loft raises $175M, SoftBank invests in Mexico’s Alphacredit and Rappi pulls back
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Sophia Wood Contributor Share on Twitter Sophia Wood is a principal at Magma Partners, a Latin America-focused seed-stage VC firm with offices in Latin America, Asia and the U.S. Sophia is also the co-founder of LatAm List, an English-language Latin American tech news source. More posts by this contributor Latin America Roundup: XP’s chart-topping IPO, […]

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Electric truck startup Rivian raises $1.3 billion more to challenge Tesla
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Enlarge / The R1T interior. (credit: Rivian) Electric truck startup Rivian has raised another $1.3 billion from investors, the company announced on Monday. Rivian had already announced three fundraising rounds this year worth more than $1.5 billion in total. A number of companies have tried to follow in Tesla’s footsteps in recent years, and some […]

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2020 Toyota Highlander first drive review: It raises the bar, but is it the best?     – Roadshow
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This three-row crossover is seriously polished and comfortable, with an upscale cabin and loads of useful features.

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Licious raises $30M to grow its meat and seafood e-commerce platform in India
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Licious, a Bangalore-based startup that sells fresh meat and seafood online, has secured $30 million in a new financing round as it looks to expand its footprint in the nation. The new financing round, dubbed Series E, for the four-year-old startup was led by Singapore-based Vertex Growth Fund, it said Monday. Existing investors 3one4 Capital, […]

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AT&T raises DirecTV prices again despite losing millions of customers
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Enlarge / A DirecTV satellite dish seen outside a bar in Portland, Oregon in October 2019. (credit: Getty Images | hapabapa) AT&T announced another round of DirecTV and U-verse TV price increases, saying that monthly rates will rise by up to $8 per month starting on January 19. “Because our programming costs went up, we have […]

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RaySecur, a mailroom security startup, raises $3M in seed funding
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Raysecur says at least ten times a day someone sends a suspicious package containing powder, liquid, or some other kind of hazard. The Boston, Mass.-based startup says its desktop-sized 3D real-time scanning technology, dubbed MailSecur, can intercept and detect threats in the mailroom before they ever make it onto the office floor. Mailroom security may […]

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