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The Funded: 4 Bay Area startups raise $118M at start of holiday week

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Defy leads $9 mln Series A in tax advisory Visor

San Francisco-based Visor, provider of an online tech-enabled tax advisory service, announced it raised $9 million in Series A funding. Defy led the round, which included Unusual Ventures, SVB Capital and existing investors. The company, founded in 2016, has now raised $15.5 million to date. As part of the latest round, Neil Sequeira, managing partner and co-founder of Defy, has joined the…

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Pitching a $99 tax advisory service for the masses, Visor has raised $9 million

The $9 million Visor raised came from the venture capital firm Defy, with participation from Unusual Ventures, SVB Capital and existing investors like Obvious Ventures, Fika Ventures and Boxgroup, which had put a previous $6.5 million into the company.

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9 Best Holiday Tech Gift Ideas for Grandparents

Owl Car Cam is a new connected security device that looks like a dash cam but lets you check on a car both inside the vehicle and outside, even if someone has walked away after it’s parked. An HD camera picks up a live view, and also lets someone talk with the person in the…

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Travel Startups are Taking Off

“You have a new wave of businesses where all of that digital infrastructure is set up, so the focus can be on things like efficiency, improved customer service, scale and growth — you have a ton of companies popping up catering to those needs,” Defy Partners co-founder Neil Sequeira told TechCrunch. Sequeira was a managing director…

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