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  • On-demand logistics startup Lalamove raises $300M for Asia growth and becomes a unicorn

    Lalamove, a Hong Kong-based on-demand logistics startup, has closed a $300 million Series D round as it seeks expansion across Asia. In doing so, the company has officially entered the unicorn club. Founded in 2013 by Stanford graduate Shing Chow, Lalamove provides logistics and delivery services in a similar style to ride-hailing apps like Uber […]

  • What every startup founder should know about exits

    Benjamin Joffe The dream of a startup founder can often be summarized by the following well-intentioned, and mostly delusional, quote: “We’ll You invest a few years of hard work to build something of value. One day you receive an acquisition offer out of the blue. You’re elated. And you’re not prepared. You drop everything to focus […]

  • How did Thumbtack win the on-demand services market?

    Earlier today, the services marketplace Thumbtack held a small conference for 300 of its best gig economy workers at an event space in San Francisco. For the nearly ten-year-old company the event was designed to introduce some new features and a redesign of its brand that had softly launched earlier in the week. On hand, […]