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Hello, and welcome back to Equity, the podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines.
This is our startup-focused, Wednesday episode, so today we’re counting down important venture rounds and chatting our way through other startup and VC news.
Here’s what we got into:
- Artisse AI’s seed round caught our eye for two big reasons: First, its selfie app is cool, and second, despite competing in a crowded space, it’s seen revenue climb rapidly. It’s gotta be doing something right.
- Elsewhere, Bilt Rewards is proof that fintech is still alive and kicking, and Kittl is another example of a European startup taking on a massive global market.
- And Bulk Exchange has raised $4.5 million, and I’m still shocked at how far Byju’s has fallen.
- In venture capital land, General Catalyst might buy an Indian venture capital firm — further evidence of just how critical India might prove in the coming years for tech companies. Also: some former Xerox investors have their own new fund to report.
We’ll be digging into the Brex situation on Friday, so stay tuned for more about fintech soon!