Ingrid Lunden

Ingrid Lunden

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Ingrid is a writer and editor for TechCrunch, joining February 2012, based out of London.

Before TechCrunch, Ingrid worked at paidContent.org, where she was a staff writer, and has in the past also written freelance regularly for other publications such as the Financial Times. Ingrid covers mobile, digital media, advertising and the spaces where these intersect.

When it comes to work, she feels most comfortable speaking in English but can also speak Russian, Spanish and French (in descending order of competence).

The Latest from Ingrid Lunden

RapidAPI nabs $25M led by Microsoft as its API marketplace cracks 10K APIs and 1M users

APIs — the lightweight programming interfaces used by developers to integrate other applications with theirs, or to help their apps integrate with others — have become an essential buildin

Uber rival Bolt returns to London 21 months after a TfL investigation shut it down

Bolt, the Uber rival formerly known as Taxify, is taking a significant step this week in its effort to build out its transportation-on-demand business across the biggest cities in Europe and Africa, w

Salesforce is officially making Seattle its second HQ after its Tableau acquisition

Here’s an interesting by-product of the news today that Salesforce would be acquiring Tableau for $15.7 billion: the company is going to make Seattle, Wash. (home of Tableau) the official second

Salesforce is buying data visualization company Tableau for $15.7B in all-stock deal

On the heels of Google buying analytics startup Looker last week for $2.6 billion, Salesforce today announced a huge piece of news in a bid to step up its own work in data visualization and (more gene

Depop, a social app targeting millennial and Gen Z shoppers, bags $62M, passes 13M users

The rising popularity of omni-channel commerce — selling to customers wherever they happen to be spending time online — has spawned an army of shopping tools and platforms that are giving

Step raises $22.5M led by Stripe to build no-fee banking services for teens

The smartphone revolution has well and truly disrupted the world of banking. A wide range of startups have cropped up that have completely removed the need to make visits to physical branches to open

Sources: Bird is in talks to acquire scooter startup Scoot

Consolidation is afoot in the micromobility industry.

Alibaba, Mail.Ru, Megafon form AliExpress Russia JV to double down on e-commerce in CIS

After announcing plans in September 2018 to build a joint venture together, today Russian internet giant Mail.ru,  Megafon and China’s Alibaba announced that the deal has closed. With support a

LinkedIn to shutter Chitu, its Chinese-language app, in July, redirects users to LinkedIn in Chinese

LinkedIn has long eyed China as an important country to offset slowing growth in more mature markets. But now it’s calling time on a localized effort after failing to see it pick up steam. The c

Amazon launches physical kiosks in UK train stations, a local extension of its Treasure Trucks

After announcing a year-long pilot of pop-up shops in the UK earlier this week to sell items from smaller marketplace merchants, Amazon has added another development to its brick-and-mortar efforts i

SentinelOne raises $120M for its fully autonomous, AI-based endpoint security solution

Endpoint security — the branch of cybersecurity that focuses on data coming in from laptops, phones, and other devices connected to a network — is an $8 billion dollar market that, due to

Apple gives Maps a major rebuild, includes Street View-like 3D imagery

Apple has spent years trying to live down the fiasco of swapping out Google for its own, underdeveloped version of Maps, and today at its WWDC event it unveiled a sizeable rebuild in iOS13 that will g

Global Fashion Group plans to raise €300M in Frankfurt IPO

The ongoing evolution of the startup factory known as Rocket Internet continues apace. Today, the Global Fashion Group, which is made up of a number of regional e-commerce fashion commerce sites &#82

WorldRemit raises $175M at $900M+ valuation to help users send money to contacts in emerging markets

The value of remittances globally continues to rise, and today a startup that has built a business targeting money transfers into emerging markets has raised a large round of growth funding to capital

Online learning startup Coursera picks up $103M, now valued at $1B+

SalesLoft nabs $70M at around $600M valuation for its sales engagement platform

Super raises $20M to fix the home services and repairs market with its subscription service

Logistics startup Zencargo raises $20M to take on the antiquated business of freight forwarding

Electric car startup Byton loses co-founder and former CEO, reported $500M Series C to close this summer

Rasa raises $13M led by Accel for its developer-friendly open-source approach to chatbots

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