Israeli cybersecurity startup Axonius raises $100M in latest funding round, valuing it at $1.2 billion

In a statement cybersecurity startup Axonius said, it has raised $100 million through a private funding round which was led by New York-based growth equity firm Stripes; the funding round valued the startup at $1.2 billion. The funding round, which came less than a year after Axonius’ last raise saw the startup’s total funding touch…

Hydrogen plane startup ZeroAvia receives backing from Amazon.com Inc and Royal Dutch Shell

On Wednesday, hydrogen plane startup ZeroAvia stated it had secured $21.4 million in a funding round led by Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy Ventures to develop zero-emission commercial aircraft. The startup’s prototype hydrogen powered propeller plane has already completed 10 test flights. Its backers includes Amazon and energy giant Royal Dutch Shell. Hydrogen, which produces water…

Cloud security startup SentinelOne’s valuation touches $3 billion in latest funding round

In an interview, Tomer Weingarten, the CEO of SentinelOne said, the startup has raised $267 million from venture capital backers including Sequoia and Tiger Global, and saw its valuation jump to more than $3 billion – nearly three times its valuation in February 2020. The startup uses artificial intelligence technology to protect mobile phones and…

Vodafone Group PLC exits Facebook’s Libra crypto currency project

In a statement, Facebook’s Libra Association said, Britain’s Vodafone Group PLC has left its global digital currency initiative. In recent months, Facebook’s digital currency has seen an exodus of its backers midst increased regulatory scrutiny, including financial companies such as Mastercard Inc and Paypal Holdings Inc. In June 2019, Facebook had announced a plan to…

Chinese EV startup Xpend raises $400 million in latest funding round

On Wednesday, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd backed Chinese electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Xpeng stated it has raised $400 million from investors including Xiaomi Corp, to fund its growth. The fundraising comes at a time when industry watchers as well as bankers describe as an increasingly tough financing environment for Chinese EV startups who are jostling…

Indonesia’s ride hailing service Gojek to commence operations in Malaysia from Jan. 2020

Gojek’s proof-of-concept service will be used to measure the demand for ride-hailing sector in Malaysia for a period of 6 months. On Tuesday, in a statement, Anthony Loke Siew Fook Malaysia’s minister of Transportation stated, Kuala Lumpur will allow ride-hailing firms such as Indonesia’s Gojek to start operations in the country from January 2020. Gojek’s…

Grab unveils major investment plans for Vietnam

Ride-hailing firm Grab plans on investing “several hundred million dollars” in Vietnam since it sees the country as its next growth market. Grab unveilled the plan just weeks after it disclosed a $2 billion investment plan for Indonesia. The proposed investment plan marks Vietnam as one of Asia’s fastest growing economy and underscores Grab’s eagerness…

Cyber security provider Palo Alta to acquire Demisto Inc for $560 million

Demisto develops and markets automation tools for information security management, including a chatbot that assists in handling tasks. Palo Alto Networks Inc, a cyber security company stated it would be acquiring Demisto Inc, a U.S.-Israeli information security firm for $560 million using cash and stock. Founded in 2015 by four McAfee executives, Demisto develops and…