A lot happened in the third week of August, confirming that tech news takes no vacations. Even if you’ve been following intensely, there are sure to be some stories that slipped through the cracks.
So before leaving the office, let us quickly recap the week’s essential information. We picked out the need-to-knows from the stories that made the top of Index’s algorithms for you.
This week in numbers
Index recorded 107 funding events this week. The median investment was $2 million, a decrease of 60 percent compared to last week. China’s P2P lending site Dianrong.com scored the largest amount, a massive $207 million Series C round backed by Traditional Banks.
Five breakout funding rounds
Online medical care schedule service ZocDoc officially joined the unicorn club after a $130 million investment at a current valuation of $1.8 billion, led by Atomico and Baillie with the participation of Founders Fund.
Google’s new project could convince you to buy solar panels [The Next Web]
WhatsApp Web is now available on iPhone [The Verge]
That’s our overview of the week in funding news and trending headlines, refined from raw Index data and curated by our team.
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