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Fintech start-up Stripe notches eye-popping $35 billion valuation after new funding round

Fintech start-up Stripe notches eye-popping $35 billion valuation after new funding round

Finance
Fintech company Stripe is climbing the ranks of the most valuable Silicon companies.Stripe, a San Francisco-based payments company that competes with Jack Dorsey's Square, announced an additional $ 250 million funding round on Thursday, bringing its valuation to an eye-popping $ 35 billion. Venture capital firms Sequoia, Andreessen Horowitz General Catalyst, among other investors, participated in the equity round.The company makes software that allows businesses to accept payments over the internet. Stripe processes payments for a long list of companies, including Airbnb, Lyft and Shopify.It has been one of the most popular venture investments in Silicon Valley as consumers overwhelmingly move to online payments. Its major backers include Peter Thiel, Elon Musk, Google's venture arm Capita...
US Open 2019: Johanna Konta beats Zhang Shuai to reach fourth round

US Open 2019: Johanna Konta beats Zhang Shuai to reach fourth round

Sports
US Open 2019Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 26 Aug - 8 SepCoverage: Live text and BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra commentary on selected matches on the BBC Sport website and app. Click here for Live Guide. British number one Johanna Konta was in devastating form to beat China's Zhang Shuai and reach the US Open fourth round.The 29-year-old won 6-2 6-3 in 71 minutes to reach the last 16 for the third Grand Slam in a row.Konta, ranked 16th in the world, will face Czech third seed Karolina Pliskova for a place in the quarter-finals. She is the last Briton left in the singles at Flushing Meadows after Dan Evans lost to Roger Federer earlier."I'm really pleased. I am playing tough opponents...
Carabao Cup second round draw: Newcastle host Leicester City, Nottingham Forest and Derby County face off, West Ham with trip to Newport

Carabao Cup second round draw: Newcastle host Leicester City, Nottingham Forest and Derby County face off, West Ham with trip to Newport

Sports
Newcastle United will face Premier League side Leicester City in the pick of the second round ties of the 2019/20 Carabao Cup.Old rivalries are resumed as Nottingham Forest have been drawn against East Midlands rivals Derby County. Getty Images - Getty Leeds safely made it to the second round with a win at Salford City Meanwhile, Everton travel to League One side Lincoln City, who beat Huddersfield. West Ham have a tricky trip to Newport while Middlesbrough’s conquerors Crewe Alexandra host Aston Villa. Below you can see the Carabao Cup second round draw IN FULL: The ties will be played the week beginning 26 August. ROUND-UP Leeds thrash Salford City, MK Dons beat Wimbled
The Open 2019: Shane Lowry ‘dreaming’ of win after sensational round of 63

The Open 2019: Shane Lowry ‘dreaming’ of win after sensational round of 63

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Shane Lowry admitted he would go to bed "thinking about holding the Claret Jug" on Sunday after finishing round three of The Open with a four-shot lead.The Irishman is 16 under after carding a sensational course record of eight-under 63 at Royal Portrush on Saturday.England's Tommy Fleetwood is second on 12 under, while American JB Holmes is two shots further back in third. "It's only natural, isn't it?" said Lowry. "We're human. We're not robots. We can't not think about things."He added: "And when you try not to think ab...
Watch: Germany, Norway advance to Round of 8 in Women’s World Cup

Watch: Germany, Norway advance to Round of 8 in Women’s World Cup

Sports
June 22 (UPI) -- Germany and Norway advanced to the Women's Soccer World Cup quarterfinals after earning victories in the Round of 16 on Saturday. Germany continued its unbeaten run at the World Cup with a 3-0 victory over Nigeria. Norway beat Australia 4-1 in penalties following a 1-1 draw after extra time. Norway reached the Women's World Cup quarterfinals for the first time since 2007 with Saturday's victory. "I'm really content with how we handled all this pressure and stress," Norway coach Martin Sjogren told reporters. Norway's Isabell Herlovsen opened the scoring at the 31-minute mark. Norway held the lead until Elise Kellond-Knight's goal 83 minutes in. Australia missed the first two spot-kicks in the shootout before Noway's Ingrid Engen scored the game-winning penalty. Germany...