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The ‘PayPal Mafia’ formed in the early 2000s, and includes everyone from Elon Musk to the Yelp founders. Here’s where the original members have ended up.

Since working at PayPal in the early 2000s, these 23 entrepreneurs have all gone on to impact Silicon Valley and the startup world by founding companies and backing new ventures. Known for their entrepreneurial mindset and anti-establishment attitude, this elite group is known as the “PayPal Mafia.” Some are household…

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Chinese investors double down on African startups

Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy startups and venture capital news. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week, I wrote about Airbnb’s issues. Before that, I noted Uber’s new “money” team. China’s pivot to…

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Regulation takes center stage as China delves further into blockchain

It’s been a week where regulators have stepped up their game, cracking down on blockchain and crypto startups. However, it’s not been all negative, with some regulators launching initiatives that seek to drive adoption of blockchain higher. China was in the limelight again, this time for blockchain initiatives in identity…

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How Latin American startups are following the example of China

There are more than 30 countries around Latin America, and the population now exceeds 600 million, and continues to grow. This diverse region is also the second fastest growing mobile market in the world, behind sub-Saharan Africa. With more than 200 million smartphone users, new technology companies in Latin America…

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The Japanese giant SoftBank will invest in the Mexican platform? Kavak

The strong investments of the Japanese bank focused on technology center in Mexico. The rumor was confirmed: SoftBank will invest in the Kavak used car platform. Do not miss the most important congress of digital marketing in Latin America. November 20 and 21 CDMX. Buy your ticket here SoftBank is…

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The Japanese giant SoftBank will invest in the Mexican platform? Kavak

The strong investments of the Japanese bank focused on technology center in Mexico. The rumor was confirmed: SoftBank will invest in the Kavak used car platform. Do not miss the most important congress of digital marketing in Latin America. November 20 and 21 CDMX. Buy your ticket here SoftBank is…

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BP Ventures working with a Chinese startup to offer advanced mobility

BP Ventures has invested in PowerShare. A leading provider of integrated hardware and software solutions for charging electric vehicles in China. The investment is part of PowerShare’s A-Series Series, led by BP Ventures and backed by DETONG Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm in China. The Chinese startup offers…

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