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PortalOne raises $60M as it gears up to launch of its hybrid, immersive gaming platform later this year

Gaming has been one of the most popular entertainment categories in the last two years of pandemic living. Now, a gaming startup that’s building a new kind of platform that it thinks will be a &

EV battery maker LG Energy Solution becomes South Korea’s second most valuable firm in IPO debut

South Korea’s electric vehicle battery maker LG Energy Solution made a successful market debut on Thursday. The market capitalization of LG Energy stood at $98.3 billion (118 trillion KRW) at the cl

Berlin’s Mayd gets ~$34M Series A injection for fast pharmacy delivery

Berlin-based Mayd, a startup that’s building an on-demand medicine delivery platform in Europe, has fast followed a chunky seed raise last fall — with a €30 million (~$34M) Series A fund

TLcom Capital targets $150M for its second fund to invest in 20 African startups

TLcom Capital, the Africa-focused venture capital firm known to have made bets on Andela and Twiga, is raising $150 million for its second fund targeted at making early- and late-stage investments. Th

Stonly, a customer onboarding platform, raises $22M series A led Northzone and Accel

In the age of COVID – or rather, the age of massive digitization of services, post-COVID – online customers want to onboard themselves to products and platforms. After all, isn’t it fast

Indian electronics and lifestyle startup Boat files for an IPO

Imagine Marketing, the holding company of electronics and lifestyle brand Boat, one of the rare hardware startups from India, has filed for an IPO of up to $266 million. In its DRHP filing with local

Singapore-based edtech Cialfo gets $40M led by Square Peg and SEEK

Applying to colleges is one of the hardest parts of high school, especially for students who want to study abroad. Cialfo wants to make the process easier, with a platform that includes school researc

Tiger Global and Sequoia India-backed FanCraze launches cricket NFTs in partnership with ICC

NFTs took off in many corners of the world last year, but the trading of the fast-growing blockchain-powered and verifiable digital assets is yet to make inroads in India. Now a local startup – back

Cowboy raises $80M to take its e-bike business up a gear

The pandemic spurred a boom in electric bikes and other alternative urban transportation modes as city dwellers looked for less-crowded ways to get around their streets quickly and easily without reso

Daily Crunch: No-code SaaS platform CaptivateIQ spears $1.25B valuation with $100M Series C

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New EIP fund to invest in tech that banishes emissions and gives the planet a bit of a breather

With the catchy moniker Deep Decarbonization Frontier Fund, Energy Impact Partners has captured $200 million of commitments for its $350 million fund, doubling down on its commitments to transition th

Carbon updates its workhorse 3D printer line with shiny new M3 and M3 Max models

3D printing stalwart Carbon today lifted the veil on its next-generation 3D printing workhorses, the Carbon M3 and M3 Max. Aimed at high-end prototyping and manufacturing processes, the printers are a

Tesla closes 2021 on a high note by besting expectations in Q4

In basic terms, Tesla outperformed on revenue and profit estimates.

Will your nose know lamb? Black Sheep Foods is betting it will

While plant-based versions of chicken and beef have become popular in recent years, Black Sheep Foods believes that meats, like lamb and other game, were left behind by the trend.

Instagram rolls out a new profile banner to display users’ upcoming live streams

Instagram is introducing a new profile banner that will display a user’s upcoming livestreams, the company announced on Wednesday. Instagram head Adam Mosseri detailed the new feature in a video

Spotify is removing Neil Young’s music after falling out over Joe Rogan

Musician Neil Young is following through on his threat to pull his extensive and well-loved sonic catalogue from Spotify. Young took a stand against the company’s relationship with podcaster Joe

Blizzard is working on a brand new survival game that could define its next era

It might still be in the headlines every day for organizational chaos, union busting and being part of the biggest gaming acquisition ever, but Blizzard is apparently hard at work on its next original

Discord is down, it’s not just you

The group chat platform Discord suffered a widespread API issue today, beginning just before noon PT. That means that if you’re a gamer/crypto bro/someone else who just likes Discord, you won&#8

Unpacking the UBS-Wealthfront deal

The $1.4 billion price tag for the UBS-Wealthfront deal matters because it could impact exit values for not only other startups but also hundreds of millions of dollars of invested venture capital.

Identity verification provider Veriff raises $100M Series C co-led by Tiger Global and Alkeon

Identity verification (IDV) provider Veriff, has raised a $100 million Series C round co-led by Tiger Global and Alkeon. They were joined by existing investors IVP and Accel, bringing Veriff’s total
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