Daily Crunch: How the government shutdown is damaging cybersecurity and future IPOs

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1. How the Closing of the Trump Government Harms Internet Security and Cyber ​​Cyber ​​

The government has been closed for almost three weeks and no issue is in sight. Most of the major government departments – the state, the treasury, justice and defense – are still operational, but others like Homeland Security, which is responsible for most of the government's cybersecurity responsibilities, suffer the most.

2. With SEC workers offline, government shutdown could defeat companies ready for IPO

The SEC has been closed since December 27 and only 285 of its 4,436 employees are on the counter in emergency situations. If the most fashionable unicorns of technology, like Uber and Lyft, are not going to suffer too much from this closure, smaller companies, especially those that need a capital injection to continue operating, will suffer the consequences. delays in the IPO.

3. The State of the Seeds

In 2018, seed activity as a percentage of all transactions increased from 31% to 25% – a record level for 10 years – while the share and size of final-stage deals reached record levels.

4. The N26 bank boot raises 300 million dollars on a valuation of 2.7 billion dollars

N26 builds a retail bank from scratch. The company is proud of the speed and simplicity of creating an account and managing its assets. Over the past year, the value of N26 has exploded as its user base has tripled, nearly a third of customers paying for a premium account.

5. Bird, a start-up in the scooter business, raises an additional $ 300 million

According to reports, Bird is on the verge of concluding an agreement to extend its Series C with a $ 300 million injection driven by Fidelity. The funding, however, comes at a time when scooter manufacturers are losing momentum and have trouble proving that their product is the obvious solution to last mile transportation.

6. AWS gives open source to major

It is no secret that AWS has long been accused of accepting the best open source projects, reusing them, and renaming them without always giving back to those communities.

7. The Galaxy S10 arrives on February 20

Looks like Samsung gives the cold shoulder to the Mobile World Congress and has decided to announce its latest flagship phone a week earlier in San Francisco.

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