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Lightspeed shares surge after TSX IPO (BETAKIT)
The company’s shares jumped by 18 percent on their first day of trading.
What Carol Leaman learned from scaling a company and selling it to Google
Speaking to BetaKit ahead of her appearance at TechExit.io on April 10th in Vancouver, the serial CEO shared her lessons learned from leading multiple companies, and reflected on starting, growing, and eventually exiting PostRank.
Amazon wins final incentive deal for HQ2 in Northern Virginia
The five-member Arlington County Board on Saturday unanimously approved $23 million in incentives for the company to build a headquarters in the Crystal City neighborhood, just outside Washington, D.C. — after six-and-a-half hours of testimony, protests and discussions by more than 100 people who argued for and against the deal.
Instacart’s alcohol delivery is now available in 14 states (TECHCRUNCH)
With the roll-out, Instacart alcohol delivery is currently available to 40 million homes in the U.S., and the number of alcohol deliveries on the platform has more than doubled since the same time last year.
Mastercard acquires Ethoca to help reduce digital commerce fraud (BETAKIT)
“Ethoca is a strong addition to our multilayered cyber strategy, helping customers take immediate action against fraud,” says Ajay Bhalla, president of cyber and intelligence solutions for Mastercard.
Indian vehicle sharing startup Drivezy in talks to raise $100m financing(DEALSTREETASIA)
“This fresh investment will allow us to cement our foothold as the market leader in a growing Indian vehicle sharing market.”
Zeus raises $24M to make you a living-as-a-service landlord (TECHCRUNCH)
Through its managed ownership model, Zeus takes on all the furnishing, upkeep, and risk of filling the home while its landlords sit back earning cash.
Halifax online hairdressing platform, Cribcut, secures $1 million pre-seed funding (BETAKIT)
“Cribcut has done for hair stylists what Uber has done for the average car owner,” claims Cribcut CEO, David Howe.
PayPal adds instant transfer feature for bank accounts (THEVERGE)
Like the debit card transactions, PayPal says that the “instant” transfers will vary by bank and may take up to 30 minutes to clear, but that’s still far faster than the “one to three business days” that the company quotes for the free, standard transfer.
Korean e-commerce unicorn Coupang hires Walmart’s former global chief compliance officer (TECHCRUNCH)
Jay Jorgensen said he wanted to join Coupang because of “the extent to which it is changing life in Korea. It is not just an e-commerce player, it is the e-commerce player.”