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Crunchbase Daily: Affirm,, Segment and Perch

Affirm, collect big rounds

It’s been a big week for fintech funding. Affirm, the consumer credit company launched by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin, has reportedly raised around $300 million at a $2.9 billion post-money valuation. And, the business payments provider, has hit unicorn status after raising $88 million in a round led by Franklin Templeton.

Space tech rockets higher

Venture investment in space technology is hitting stratospheric heights in recent quarters. But investors in the sector are betting it will rocket higher still. Crunchbase News takes a look at some of the biggest recent funding recipients.

Dating startups aim for disruption

Venture investment in the dating space is down, but that hasn’t stopped entrepreneurs from tackling the sector. Founders have launched more than 40 dating-related companies in the past three years, each with their own spin on the gaps they believe Tinder, Bumble, and the rest haven’t been able to fill.

Segment raises $175M for customer data

Segment, a San Francisco-based customer data infrastructure company, has raised $175 million in a funding round led by existing investors Accel and GV.

Crunchbase: What VCs ask before investing in startups

We demystify what venture capitalists think while they listen to your startup pitch. Here are the five biggest questions VCs ask themselves while evaluating your pitch, along with tips on how to make sure you and your company come across as investment-worthy

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