Spotify and Ford make acquisitions – Venture Capital

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Startups thrive on feedback and so do we

Horizon Robotics, Carro, Byju’s, and more startups raised funds this week. Source link

Report: Paytm to raise over $1.6b ahead of IPO in November

The company's founder, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, will also be declassified from his status as "promoter" of Paytm. Source link

European start-up investment smashes 2020 record in first six months

The Klarna logo displayed on a smartphone.Rafael Henrique | SOPA Images | LightRocket via Getty ImagesLONDON — Europe's tech sector has already attracted more venture capital investment so far this year than it did throughout the whole of 2020, according to...

Anduril turning U.S. troops into ‘invincible technomancers,’ Palmer Luckey says

Anduril founder Palmer Luckey announced Thursday that his start-up has raised an additional $450 million in funding, which will be used to "turn allied warfighters into invincible technomancers." The company is now valued at $4.6 billion.Luckey is best known...

Payments automation startup Tipalti used this pitch deck to raise $150m last year

Tipalti makes it easier for accounts payable departments to manage their entire supplier payments operation. Source link

Kenyan foodtech startup Kune raises $1M pre-seed for its ready-to-eat meals service – Venture Capital

While there has been a wave of innovation in food tech worldwide, it’s still in early days for Africa. There are only a handful of African food-tech startups, and a year and a half’s worth of global pandemic has added a couple to that list. Kune is one of the...

Workshops on how to build a startup

Here's a list of our subscribers' favorite workshops on how to build a startup. Source link

Singaporean startup that creates scanners to detect building defects bags seed funding

WaveScan plans to use the funding to launch the first version of its modular scanner system, test its drone version, and add more team members. Source link

Early-stage venture firm The Fund launches in Australia – Venture Capital

The Fund Australia’s team (l to r): Elicia McDonald, Adrian Petersen, Georgia Vidler, Ed Taylor and Todd Deacon The Fund, the early-stage investment firm focused on pre-seed and seed startups, is going Down Under for its latest expansion. The Fund was founded...

Spotify and Ford make acquisitions – Venture Capital

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The rapid hard-tech emergence – Venture Capital

Garrett Winther Contributor Garrett Winther is a partner and program director at HAX, SOSV’s venture program for hard tech. An engineer by training, venture builder by trade, he is bringing hard-tech ventures to life at SOSV, IDEO and MIT. When I joined the...