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Netflix is launching a trio of members-only casual games in Poland, Italy and Spain

Netflix is expanding its mobile gaming push with the launch of three more gaming titles which will become exclusively available to Netflix members in select European markets. The company today is intr

Heartcore Capital bets on Europe with a $200M fund for consumer tech startups

Heartcore Capital, one of the few VCs to focus on consumer technology, has raised a $200 million early-stage fund for those kinds of startups across Europe. Heartcore IV, the firm’s flagship investm

Highnote emerges from stealth with $54M and a plan to take on Marqeta in the world of card issuing as a service

Fintech startups have thrown a curve ball into the world of financial services, by building more flexible, cheaper and user-friendly tools to businesses and consumers, who in turn are walking away fro

GM’s electric commercial vehicle unit BrightDrop introduces second, smaller van for Verizon

General Motors’ BrightDrop continues its breakneck pace to market as the automaker takes aim at last-mile commercial and cargo delivery market segments. BrightDrop on Tuesday said it would add a sec

Angle Labs raises $5 million to build stablecoins based on derivatives

Angle Labs, the company behind the Angle Protocol, has raised a $5 million funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz. The small team has been working on a euro stablecoin on the Ethereum blockchain. Ot

Rize raises $11.4M to scale its embedded fintech service

Rize, a fintech-as-a-service company that provides services to other firms, announced an $11.4 million Series A this morning. The funding event was led by Alpha Edison and Morpheus Ventures. A number

RunX announces $4.1M seed to simplify cloud infrastructure deployment for developers

RunX, an early stage startup that wants to make it easier for developers to deploy cloud infrastructure, announced a $4.1 million seed investment led by Unusual Ventures and a group of individual ange

Carrot, a plug-in that automatically categorizes what you’ve added to cart, raises $5.5 million

While the growth of ecommerce has left us browsing and shopping more than ever, that doesn’t mean we’re actually buying all that much. In fact, the Baymard Institute, as cited by Shopify,

RPA industry consolidation continues with sale of Blue Prism to Vista for £1.095B

The robotic process automation (RPA) market has been red hot over the last year, and one of the market’s pioneers, Blue Prism, was sold to Vista Equity Partners for £1.095 billion ($1.5 billion

Battery Ventures leads Arize AI’s $19M round for ML observability

Companies use data to build models that they use to automate decisions, but without visibility, it’s difficult to determine if the models are accountable, fair and responsible.

Nomad Homes raises $20M to create a personalized house hunting platform for Europe, Middle East

The company is creating its own MLS for the regions and applies technology to the expertise provided by local customer services experts who assist from the initial search to closing on the home.

Cloudflare to enter infrastructure services market with new R2 storage product

Cloudflare, which has a network of data centers in 250 locations around the world, announced its first dalliance with infrastructure services today, an upcoming cloud storage offering called R2. Compa

Recruiting platform Gem gains unicorn status with $100M raise to change the way companies hire

Gem provides companies with marketing-like tools for proactive hiring: sending emails, hosting events, running branded email campaigns and ad spending to engage with talent.

Australia latest to eye laws to curb Google’s adtech dominance

Australia’s competition watchdog is the latest to push for legal powers to curb Google’s dominance in the adtech sector. It has made the call as it published its final report on an inquiry examini

Fiveable lands $10M Series A to become ‘the hallways of the educational internet’

As the pandemic continues to unevenly play out, the backdrop of our days has never felt more stagnant. While tech workers may turn to virtual HQs or Twitter Spaces for spontaneous chats, high schoole

Toyota’s Woven Planet acquires vehicle operating system developer Renovo Motors

Toyota subsidiary Woven Planet Holdings has made its third acquisition in less than a year in its bid to invest in, develop and eventually bring future-of-transportation technologies like automated dr

Multiverse, the tech-focused apprenticeship startup, nabs $130M at an $875M valuation

After rebranding from White Hat and raising $44 million earlier this year, tech apprenticeship startup Multiverse has raised another round of funding. The company today announced that it has closed $1

1Password can now randomly generate email addresses for logins

1Password is adding a feature that will allow users to automatically generate a new email for logins, with email addresses created in partnership with Fastmail.

Burro raises $10.9M for autonomous produce field transport

Burro first crossed our path during our 2020 robotics event, when the agtech company competed in our pitch off. The company (which used to go by the decidedly less fun name Augean) appears to be movin

Cyber insurance firm Coalition lands $205M at Series E, valued at $3.5B

Coalition, a San Francisco-based cybersecurity insurance company, has raised $205 million in Series E funding, valuing the pre-IPO company at more than $3.5 billion. The round was co-led by Durable Ca
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