Amazon awards $82M in loans for affordable housing near Metro stops

Amazon announced on Tuesday that it would be awarding close to $82 million in loans for affordable housing construction near two Metro stops in the Washington, D.C., area. The retail giant said it would be providing $25.4 million in low-rate loans for developer Urban Atlantic to create 291 new apartments near the New Carrollton Metro station in Maryland and...

Indonesian audio content platform NOICE gets $22M Series A – TechCrunch

NOICE, an Indonesia audio content startup, has raised $22 million in Series A funding led by Northstar, with participation from returning investors Alpha JWC Go-Ventures and Kinesys. NOICE is different from other audio streaming startups because its focus isn’t on music. Instead, NOICE, which has 2 million users, focuses on podcasts, radio, audiobooks, and live audio. For example, it...

Flutterwave CEO addresses alleged misconduct claims in email to employees – TechCrunch

Flutterwave CEO Olugbenga Agboola has, for the first time, addressed financial and personal misconduct claims leveled against him and the company this month, according to an email to employees obtained by TechCrunch. “I’m writing today because I want you to know how concerned I am about the impact that reading the false allegations against our company has had on...

Everstage raises $13M Series A to make sales commissions more transparent – TechCrunch

Everstage founders Vivek Suriyamoorthy and Siva Rajamani For sales reps, commission plans are often complicated and lack transparency, leading to accounting errors and frustration. Everstage, a sales commission platform, solves that, letting sales reps see exactly how much they earned. It also has features to estimate how much commissions they can potentially make from their deals pipeline. Today, the...