Daily funding roundup - September 9, 2015

Mitos Suson · September 9, 2015 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/4002

Didi Kuaidi scored $1B; Chef bagged $40M; Primus Power raised $25M

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Mitos Suson

I am currently affiliated with Vator. I co-produce the Vator Events and enjoy the challenge. I am learning and growing a lot, being involved with Vator and I love it!

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