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Zoba wants to help micromobility companies get more rides, increase profitability

Micromobility companies that aim to turn a profit have to juggle running a tight ship, adhering to constantly shifting local  regulations and getting as many riders on vehicles as possible. Boston-ba

Collaboration platform CoLab raises $17M in Series A funding led by Insight Partners

Newfoundland-based CoLab Software, which provides a web-based collaboration tool and issue-tracking platform for engineering teams, announced today that it has raised $17 million in Series A funding.

SoftBank, Amazon, Accel and others put $108M in Brazilian banking and payments infra provider Pismo

There is no question that fintech has exploded in recent years. But along with that, we have also seen a related surge in funding into companies that provide the infrastructure that financial institut

UK’s antitrust regulator to probe music streaming market

The UK’s antitrust watchdog will take a close look at the music streaming market. Today the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced that it will be conducting a market study of music s

Egypt’s ILLA raises $2M to diversify its offerings to FMCG value chain

Most FMCG brands rely on a combination of owned and outsourced assets to carry out delivery operations. The variety of both models brings about a fragmented logistics cycle and FMCGs can lose signific

Gorillas grabs ‘close to’ $1BN, Series C values the on-demand grocery delivery biz at $2.1BN

Berlin-based on-demand grocery delivery and dark store operator Gorillas has grabbed “close to” $1 billion in Series C funds, in the latest sign of the searing investor interest driving ac

Xpeng-backed urban air mobility company, HT Aero, raises $500M

HT Aero, an urban air mobility (UAM) company that’s an affiliate of Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer Xpeng, has announced a $500 million Series A raise. The company will use the funds to ac

SEC Form D filing reveals new $50M Sisu Game Ventures fund aimed at gaming startups

According to an SEC Form D filing, Sisu Game Ventures, a Pre-Seed and Seed fund which invests in gaming startups has raised a $50m first close of its new fund. However, the company declined to comment

Supply chain-focused insurtech startup BondAval lands $7M from Octopus Ventures

For independent retailers, inventory financing is often a complicated and lengthy process that ties up their working capital. BondAval, an insurtech startup with offices in London and Austin, Texas, i

Shipping platform Ankeri, which also calculates carbon emissions, closes €2M round

Over 90% of global shipped goods are transported by some 50,000 marine transport vessels. Even though shipping by sea is reasonably environmentally friendly, marine transportation still represents 3%

Frozen coffee startup Cometeer raises $35M Series B and launches its product in earnest

Gloucester, Massachusetts-based Cometeer has been around for nine years. In that time, the company has built up a mad scientist’s lair worth of coffee scientists, equipment and processes to jolt

Watch Google unveil the new Pixel live right here

Google is set to announce new Pixel phones today. The company is holding an event at 10 AM PT (1 PM in New York, 6 PM in London, 7 PM in Paris). And you’ll be able to watch the event right here as t

Indian fintech CRED valued at $4 billion following $251 million fundraise

Indian fintech CRED said on Tuesday it has raised $251 million in a new financing round, its third funding this year, at a valuation of $4.01 billion. Existing investors Tiger Global and Falcon Edge C

Singapore-based Geniebook’s personalized learning platform raises $16.6M Series A

Founded in 2017, Geniebook is a Singapore-based learning platform that uses a combination of machine learning and human teachers to personalize each student’s education. The company announced today

Primer raises $50M at a $425M valuation for a framework designed to help merchants build more powerful payment flows

Primer — a UK startup that has built a drag-and-drop framework to help merchants easily build payment stacks to sell online — has seen rapid take-up of its services in the 20 months since

Maritime recruitment platform Seafair gets $5.7M led by General Catalyst

The people who work on shipping vessels are vital to world trade, but they still experience a lot of arcane hiring processes. Many lack transparency about important things like pay or even the working

For second time, Lime announces adjusted EBITDA-profitable quarter

Shared micromobility operator Lime is on track for third quarter adjusted EBITDA profitability, marking this as the second profitable quarter in the company’s history, according to CEO Wayne Tin

Facebook tests a new option for cross-posting your Facebook feed posts to Instagram

Facebook already allows users to cross-post their Instagram Stories and Reels to Facebook. Now it’s testing a new feature that would see posts flowing in the other direction, too. The company re

Ford invests $316M to build electric power units at UK transmission facility

Ford Motor Company is investing $316 million (£230 million) to transform its Halewood, U.K. vehicle transmission facility into an electric power unit plant, making it Ford’s first EV component

Max Q: Steve Wozniak and Alex Fielding want to map space junk

Hello and welcome back to Max Q. It was a busy week for the space industry! Keep reading for news from Astra, Blue Origin, Varda Space and more. Tips, opinions, criticism, thoughts? Email me at aria.t
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