Dublin’s LearnUpon raises $56M for its online learning management system for enterprises

One big technology by-product of the Covid-19 pandemic has been a much stronger focus on online education solutions — providing the tools for students to continue learning when the public health situation is preventing them from going into physical classrooms. As it happens, that paradigm also applies to the business world.

Today, a startup out of Dublin called LearnUpon, which has been building e-learning solutions not for schools but corporates to use for development and training, has raised $56 million to feed a growth in demand for its tools, particularly in the U.S. market, which currently accounts for 70% of LearnUpon’s sales.

The funding is coming from a single investor, Summit Partners . LearnUpon’s CEO and co-founder Brendan Noud said the capital will be used in two areas. First, to add more people to the startup’s engineering and product teams (it has 180 employees currently) to continue expanding in areas

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Paytm to ramp up credit card business, plans to add 20 lakh users- The New Indian Express

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Digital financial services major Paytm on Monday announced a ramping up of its presence in the co-branded credit cards segment, stating that it will partner with several credit card issuers and add 20 lakh subscribers to the service within the next 12-18 months. 

This venture, it claimed, will transform the credit market by onboarding “new to credit” users joining the digital economy. Paytm had launched its first co-branded credit card, called ‘Paytm First’ in May last year, in partnership with Citigroup.

Speaking about the cards, Paytm said that “It will be equipped with instant one-touch services such as change of the security pin number, updating the address, blocking the card in case of loss or fraud prevention, issuance of a duplicate card and viewing outstanding credit-limit”. The cards will also boast options to switch off the card for contactless payments or international transactions when

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Was The Smart Money Right About Visa Inc (V)?

Our extensive research has shown that imitating the smart money can generate significant returns for retail investors, which is why we track nearly 850 active prominent money managers and analyze their quarterly 13F filings. The stocks that are heavily bought by hedge funds historically outperformed the market, though there is no shortage of high profile failures like hedge funds’ 2018 losses in Facebook and Apple. Let’s take a closer look at what the funds we track think about Visa Inc (NYSE:V) in this article.

Visa Inc (NYSE:V) has experienced a decrease in activity from the world’s largest hedge funds recently. Visa Inc (NYSE:V) was in 154 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of June. The all time high for this statistics is 157 (2020 Q1). Our calculations also showed that V ranks #6 among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds (click for Q2 rankings and see the video

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Israel, UAE Agree To Visa-free Travel As Ties Deepen

Israel and the United Arab Emirates agreed to visa-free travel on Monday, an unprecedented arrangement between Israel and an Arab state, signed as the first ever official UAE delegation landed in Tel Aviv.

The visit, hailed as a “glorious day for peace” by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, came after Israel and the UAE agreed to normalise ties in a deal inked at the White House last month.

With their economies hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic, the UAE and Israel are hoping for rapid dividends from the normalisation deal — which broke years of Arab consensus that there should be no relations with the Jewish state until it makes peace with the Palestinians.

The UAE became the third Arab state to establish ties with Israel, followed shortly by Bahrain.

While Israel has peace deals with neighbouring Egypt and Jordan, it requires citizens of both countries to obtain visas before entry.

The United Arab Emirates is only the third Arab state after Egypt and Jordan to have normalised ties with Israel The

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Game, Set And Match. The Business Masters Where Europeans Are The World Champions

With his 13th French Open tennis title at Roland Garros this weekend, Spain’s Rafael Nadal has equalled Roger Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slam men’s titles. Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, with 17 Grand Slams to his name will need at least another year if he is to catch up on his rivals.

Nadal won his first French Open tennis title in 2005. In the past 15 years, few things in the world of sport have been as sure. When it comes to men’s tennis, Europeans are the Masters of the Court.

There is a similar pattern of European domination in the Masters of Management (MiM). This pre-experience business degree has seen tremendous growth in the last decade, as college

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Citi and Mastercard “True Name” Helps LGBTQ Community

Over a year after Mastercard announced the “True Name” initiative, Citi is the first major bank to provide card members with the ability to choose the name listed on their credit card.

“We’re incredibly proud to launch the True Name feature, through our relationship with Mastercard, because we strongly believe that our customers should have the opportunity to be called by the name that represents who they really are,” Carla Hassan, CMO at Citi, said in the press release.

True Name aims to help members in the LGBTQ+ community, particularly trans and non-binary people, by allowing them to have financial products with their self-identified chosen first name. This new feature can play a part in reducing the discrimination many members of the trans and non-binary communities face when purchasing items with a credit card.

In fact, nearly one third (32%) of individuals who have shown IDs with a name or

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Online Tutoring Market 2020-2024 | Size, Share, Trends, Analysis, and Forecast | Research Report by Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Set to grow by USD 132.21 billion during 2020-2024, Technavio’s latest market research report estimates the online tutoring market to register a CAGR of over 15%. With a focus on identifying dominant industry influencers, Technavio’s reports present a detailed study by the way of synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. This report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, the latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

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The market is fragmented, and the degree of fragmentation will accelerate during the forecast period. Ambow Education Holding Ltd., ArborBridge Inc., Chegg Inc., China Distance Education Holdings Ltd., Club Z! Inc., iTutorGroup, New Oriental Education & Technology Group,

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3 Tips for Buying an Online Business


As you start to get involved in remote work, the idea of having your own online business will eventually come into play. Should you consider buying an online business or building one from the ground-up? Both of these can be rather lucrative if you know what you are doing. Buying an established business can pay off a lot more in the long run than starting one from scratch. If you are curious about why buying is better than building an online business, here are some tips and information for you to explore.


Buying vs. building

As we explore the overview of the online business landscape, we find people who are very good at buying online businesses and those who are very efficient

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