Tala, a provider of online loans and financial services to underbanked adults, has raised $110 million in a Series D round led by RPS. The Santa Monica, Calif.-based company plans to use the funding in part to expand its presence in India.
Y Combinator’s most recent batch of graduates tops out at 197 startups, its largest to date. Over the past two days, they’ve made their pitch to investors and members of the press. We look at how the prestigious accelerator program has grown over time and check in with YC CEO Michael Seibel.
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Homeis, a digital platform for immigrant communities, has raised a $12 million Series A round led by Canaan Partners and Spark Capital. Founded in 2017, the New York company is currently active in several U.S. cities, with plans to expand to Europe.
Chinese B2B online liquor trading startup Yijiupi has reportedly raised $80 million from Tencent Holdings as part of an ongoing Series D. The five-year-old company became a unicorn last September after raising $200 million in another Tencent-led round.
Versatile Natures, a startup using machine learning and AI to improve construction processes, has raised $5.5 million in seed funding.