Blippar picks up $37 million hoping to become profitable in the next year – TechCrunch

Blippar, the AR startup that launched in 2011, has today announced the close of a $37 million financing led by Candy Ventures and Qualcomm Ventures. The company started out by offering AR experiences for brand marketers through publishers and other real-world products, letting users unlock AR content by scanning a …

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Indian patient-doctor platform DocPrime gets $50M for city expansion – TechCrunch

Less than three months after it raised $200 million led by SoftBank’s mighty Vision Fund, Indian digital insurance startup PolicyBazaar beefed up its new healthcare business through a $50 million capital injection. DocPrime, which lets visitors book consultations with doctors or schedule a range of medical tests, launched in August. …

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LendInvest raises $39.5M to grow its P2P property finance platform – TechCrunch

A cloud hangs over the UK housing market as the UK government stumbles slowly through its negotiations to leave the European Union. But startups that are bringing innovative twists to housing finance seem to be singing a different tune. Today, LendInvest, a peer-to-peer platform that connects property buyers in the …

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Buy your ticket to TechCrunch Startup Battlefield MENA 2018 today – TechCrunch

We’re less than one month away from hosting our first Startup Battlefield pitch competition in the Middle East and North Africa. Holy smokes, we’re so excited to showcase the region’s most promising early-stage startups at TechCrunch Startup Battlefield MENA 2018 on October 3 in Beirut, Lebanon. We’ve selected the participating …

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Marc and Lynne Benioff will buy Times magazine from Meredith for $190M – TechCrunch

Another tech billionaire will scoop up a major news outlet. Meredith Corporation, which acquired Time Inc. in January, announced today that it has agreed to sell its eponymous magazine to Salesforce.com co-founder Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne Benioff for $190 million. Meredith said in March that it planned to …

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