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Opera’s Africa fintech startup OPay gains $120M from Chinese investors – TechCrunch

Africa focused fintech startup OPay has raised a $120 million Series B round backed by Chinese investors. Located in Lagos…

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What’s up with YC? Plus, mobility layoffs and Airbnb’s grand plans – TechCrunch

Where to begin… Netflix darling Marie Kondo is hitting up Sand Hill Road in search of $40 million to fund…

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Grab raises fundraising target to $5B as Southeast Asia’s ride-hailing war heats up – TechCrunch

Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab is aiming to start the new year with a bang and an awful load of bucks….