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Particular Audience takes in $7.5M to give retailers way to take on Amazon –...

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Being in control of customer data is one of the ways retailers, like Amazon, Spotify and Netflix, are able to tap into consumer behavior and create customized experiences whenever a user logs in. Those are some of the reasons Amazon,...

Nissan to invest $17.6 billion in EV development over the next five years –...

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Nissan will invest 2 trillion yen ($17.6 billion) over the next five years developing new EVs and battery technology as part of a grand plan it calls “Ambition 2030,” the company announced. It aims to release 15 new EVs...

Thought Machine closes $200M for its cloud native banking SaaS and becomes a unicorn...

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Thought Machine, a 2014 (Xoogler) founded startup that sells cloud-based b2b banking services, has closed a $200 million Series C round and announced that it’s achieved unicorn status (aka, passing a $1BN valuation). The new funding follows an $83M Series...

Co-working and EdTech company Talent Garden acquires Hyper Island to scale online courses globally...

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Talent Garden is a sort of ‘European-WeWork-meets-General-Assembly’ in that its business model is a combination of co-working spaces (in places like Italy, Austria, Romania, among others) plus online/offline digital courses. It’s also a post Series B company (its last...

Digital regulation must empower people to make the internet better – TechCrunch

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Christian Humborg Contributor As COVID-19 spread rapidly across the world in 2020, people everywhere were hungry for reliable information. A global network of volunteers rose to the challenge, consolidating information from scientists, journalists and medical professionals, and making it accessible for...

Robotics startup FJDynamics raises $70M to make manual labor easier – TechCrunch

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FJDynamics, founded by DJI’s former chief scientist Wu Di, just closed a Series B round of $70 million as it advances its goal to empower workers in the harshest environment with robotic technologies. When I asked Wu what’s special about...

Second-hand car auction platform Motorway hits Unicorn status after $190M raise with Index, ICONIQ...

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It was only in June that Motorway – a U.K. platform on which professional car dealers can bid in an auction for privately owned cars for sale – raised $67.7 million in a Series B round. It’s now raised...

India’s Slice becomes unicorn with $220M funding from Tiger Global, Insight Partners and Advent...

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Rajan Bajaj, founder of fintech Slice, chimed in on a Twitter thread earlier this year and wondered aloud what he needs to do to turn his startup into a unicorn before he turns 30. At just 28, Bajaj has figured...

VC has a pivotal role to play in the climate fight, but it can’t...

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Ion Yadigaroglu Contributor Ion Yadigaroglu is managing partner of Capricorn Investment Group and a GP of Capricorn's Technology Impact Fund. He is an early investor in iconic deep tech companies including Tesla, SpaceX, Planet, Saildrone, QuantumScape, Joby Aviation, Helion Energy, Twelve,...

Up your ante at the iMerit ML DataOps Summit 2021 – TechCrunch

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The “oil bidness,” as they say in Texas, is so 20th century. Data, artificial intelligence and machine learning are the power triad fueling the future. If you’re an investor placing bets on the data operations market, you can’t afford...

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Snapchat policy checkup, more Twitter deal drama, TikTok games – TechCrunch

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Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall...

Popular puzzle game Wordle is being purchased by The New York Times – TechCrunch

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Wordle, the popular puzzle game that has captivated users around the world, has been purchased by the New York Times Company. The game has...

Even an expensive new Mac couldn’t save Apple’s stock today – TechCrunch

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It is TechCrunch tradition to look at Apple’s stock price during, and after its major events. Why? Because we enjoy it, and we’re always...

Lumigo’s $29M Series A deck – TechCrunch

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In Novembar last year, Frederic wrote about Lumigo‘s $29 million Series A round led by Redline Capital. The company makes a cloud-native application monitoring...

Bumble is planning to expand further into social networking with a new communities feature...

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Dating platform Bumble is looking to enhance its non-dating social features with a further investment into its Bumble BFF feature, first launched in 2016....