[TL;DR] Tech news that you shouldn’t miss this 09/27

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TLDR Tech news that you shouldnt miss this 0927

Wild Code School, 3 million euros to expand its network of schools dedicated to digital professions. Today it represents a network of 14 schools located in France and Belgium.

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Why this is important: Founded in 2014 by Anna Stépanoff, the company achieved a turnover of 1.9 million euros during the fiscal year ended January 31, 2018, up 93% compared to last year. She provides web and mobile developer training for adults. They are certifying and candidates can access them without any initial training prerequisite. This is an intensive 5-month training course on “blended learning” by combining e-learning and face-to-face courses in small groups of 15 to 20 students. According to the Wild Code School, 87% of the students trained find an outlet. professional (overwhelmingly employment or business creation) in connection with their training as a developer in the year following the end of the training, while 62% of them are job seekers at the start of the training and 23 % are in post but wish to change profession.

With a funding round of $ 245 million, the Unicorn Stripe reaches a valuation of $ 20 billion. The American company plans to continue its international expansion, mainly in Asia.

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Patrick Collison, co-founder of Stripe. Credits: Shutterstock.

Why this is important: Launched in September 2011 by two Irish brothers, John and Patrick Collison, Stripe publishes a payment platform for e-merchants. This solution allows them to accept and track online payments by credit card on their website, marketplace or mobile application. To get paid, the company takes a commission on each transaction made through its platform. With this funding round, Stripe plans to continue its international expansion, mainly in Asia. The company will open an engineering center in Singapore to serve the needs of its customers in the region, including Grab and Carousell. The new Singapore hub is in addition to the one launched in Dublin at the start of the year and those located in San Francisco and Seattle. In July, the unicorn also formed a partnership with Chinese payment solutions Alipay and WeChat Pay.

Uber continues to fix the mistakes of the past. The VTC platform will have to pay the United States $ 148 million for covering up a massive data theft.

281644 target= blank rel=who accused him of having stolen technologies from him. In addition, Dara Khosrowshahi still has his work cut out for him, in particular recurring conflicts with the transport regulators of several countries, investigations in the United States on suspicions of bribery of foreign officials, use of illegal software and even more. accusations of wage discrimination based on sex.

How Opendoor raised $ 1 billion in four years. The company, specializing in real estate, has just raised $ 400 million from SoftBank.

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Why this is important: The company’s valuation is still valued at around $ 2 billion, according to TechCrunch. Opendoor has built an economic model aimed at eliminating the intermediaries involved in a real estate transaction, that is to say the real estate agencies, by buying and then directly reselling the selected properties with the help of different data. To get paid, the Californian startup takes a commission, between 6 and 13%, on the selling price of real estate. There is no doubt that the various investors were attracted by Opendoor’s capacity for disruption. Especially since the company is getting closer and closer to its goal of becoming a one-stop-shop for the entire real estate experience. Earlier in September, the unicorn acquired another American startup, Open Listings, which is developing a 100% digital platform for buyers. If it succeeds, Opendoor could succeed in completely changing the face of the real estate sector.

Societe Generale gets its hands on the FinTech Treezor. The banking group wants to accelerate its open innovation strategy.

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Why this is important: The banking group Societe Generale announced Thursday the acquisition for an undisclosed amount of the start-up Treezor, specializing in banking services and payment solutions for professional customers. “Treezor’s platform model will allow the group to support the development of Treezor’s FinTech clients and our businesses to open up to external players in the FinTech ecosystem.», Explains Claire Calmejane, director of innovation for the Société Générale group, quoted in the press release. Founded in 2015 by Grégoire Bourdin, Eric Lassus and Xavier Labouret, Treezor provides account opening, payment, customer identification and personalized payment card programs. In two years of activity, the volumes managed by Treezor have reached 3 billion euros per year and 300,000 payment cards have been issued, specifies Société Générale.

Darktrace raises $ 50 million to help businesses protect themselves from cyberattacks. At the end of this operation, the valuation of the British company comes to 1.65 billion dollars.

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Why this is important: Founded in 2013 by Dave Palmer, Emily Orton, Jack Stockdale and Poppy Gustafsson, the Cambridge and San Francisco-based start-up offers businesses defense solutions against hacking threats. To provide software adapted to the risks incurred by companies, Darktrace has decided to adopt an approach directly inspired by the defense reflexes of the human body. With this funding, Darktrace plans to accelerate its international expansion. In this sense, the company has also opened eight new offices around the world. The British unicorn also plans to strengthen its workforce. It wants to go from 750 employees at present to 1,000 employees by the end of its 2019 financial year.