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Clench your jaw to skip a track: That’s the magic of Wisear

By adding some electrodes and some electronics to your earbuds, Wisear can make your music experience a lot more hands-free than before. Bite down on your own teeth twice to pause a track, or three ti

South Korea’s agtech startup Greenlabs raises $140M Series C to accelerate global expansion

Greenlabs, a South Korean agtech startup, announced this week it has closed a $140 million Series C led by BlueRun Ventures, with participation from Skylake Incuvest and SK Square. The startup plans t

Morocco’s Chari valued at $100M in bridge round as it looks to pilot BNPL services

Moroccan B2B e-commerce and retail startup Chari confirmed to TechCrunch that it has secured a bridge round at a $100 million valuation. The bridge round welcomed new investors Khwarizmi Ventures, Air

Customer referral platform Mention Me raises $25M Series B led by Octopus Ventures

Mention Me, a platform to generate customer referrals, has raised a $25m Series B round, led by London’s Octopus Ventures. Eight Roads Ventures, the lead investor from the prior round, a $7 million

Terra Quantum raises $60M for its Quantum-as-a-Service platform

Terra Quantum, a Zurich, Switzerland-based startup that aims to build a Quantum-as-a-Service platform (including, eventually, its own proprietary quantum hardware), today announced that it has raised

Austria’s PlanRadar, which digitizes construction and real estate docs, raises $70M Series B

Back in March Vienna-based PlanRadar snapped up a €30 million Series A to digitize construction and real estate. The Austrian startup – a platform for documentation and communication in constr

Payments infra startup M2P Fintech valued at over $600 million in $56 million funding

M2P Fintech, a payments infrastructure startup that has established market dominance in India, has raised $56 million in a new financing round, less than three months after closing its previous fundin

French robotic exoskeleton maker Wandercraft eyes US expansion courtesy of a $45M Series C

Wandercraft was founded in 2012, with the vision of improving mobility of wheelchair users. The company’s solution comes by way of exoskeletons, which can offer wearers the ability to walk with robo

Insurtech startup Luko acquires Coya and gains insurance license

French startup Luko is acquiring German startup Coya in order to grow its European presence and get an insurance license from German regulator. While Luko isn’t disclosing terms of the deal, the com

Singapore-based StaffAny gets $3.4M led by GGV to simplify shift management

StaffAny, a management platform for SMEs with shift workers, has raised a $3.4 million Series A led by GGV Capital. The round included participation from East Ventures, FreakOut Shinsei Fund, Far East

SaaS Labs raises $42 million for its business automation platform, acquires CallPage and Atolia

SaaS Labs has raised $42 million in a new financing round, less than three months after closing its previous funding, and acquired two startups as it looks to aggressively grow its automation platform

YC alum Dropee, a Malaysia B2B wholesale platform, lands $7M Series A

Another startup focused on SMEs in Southeast Asia has announced a funding round. Dropee, a Malaysia-based B2B wholesale platform that also offers financial services, like working capital loans, to SME

Google Play Games for PC, which brings Android games to Windows, enters beta testing

Google today will begin rolling out a limited beta test of its newly announced Google Play Games for PC product in three overseas markets: Hong Kong, South Korea, and Taiwan. The Google Play Games PC

Daily Crunch: Electric rail vehicle startup Parallel Systems raises a $49.55M Series A

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Crypto.com CEO admits hundreds of customer accounts were hacked

Crypto.com CEO Kris Marszalek said around 400 customer accounts have been compromised in a hack in an interview with Bloomberg TV on Wednesday. His confirmation of the breach comes after multiple Cryp

Accessible hiring practices to solve for The Great Resignation

With so many organizations reevaluating their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, recruiters need to identify access as a key ingredient for developing a workplace that welcomes all.

Apple Podcasts introduces new ‘Listen With’ collections to help users discover shows

Apple Podcasts is rolling out a new “Listen With” editorial franchise to give users a new way to discover podcasts. The company says Listen With helps users discover new shows by sharing t

How Mayht, a small startup, is taking on the world of speaker goliaths

There are many ways of spinning up a startup, but it takes a particularly brave set of founders to take on a deeply entrenched industry with a small number of incumbents who have the market all sown u

Why Microsoft’s $2T+ market cap makes its $68B Activision buy a cheap bet

Wth a market cap just over $2 trillion, Microsoft has vast resources to invest in the most logical parts of its business.

Web3 ‘Proof of attendance’ startup raises $10M to mint shared memories as NFTs

If blockchains are immutable records of our digital history, what kinds of history do we want to inscribe on them? Predictably, most records thus far have been transaction data, but as entrepreneurs e
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