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Gamma brings in $7M to bring the slide deck into the 21st century

Co-founder and CEO Grant Lee refers to building content in Gamma like “choosing your own adventure.”

N!CK’S grabs $100M to create better-for-you snacks

The new funding will accelerate the company’s goal of doubling its stores in the U.S. and Europe.

Android search choice screen is needed to tackle Google’s market power, says Australia’s ACCC

Australia could be next to mandate a choice screen in a bid to break Google’s dominance of the search market. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is recommending it is give

Industrial cybersecurity startup Dragos raises $200M, valuation soars to $1.7B

Dragos has raised $200 million in Series D funding at a valuation of $1.7 billion. The investment, which Dragos says is also the largest funding round achieved by an industrial cybersecurity firm, was

Stitch gets a $2M seed extension, hires Benjamin Dada to lead Nigerian expansion

Two months into 2021, South African fintech Stitch came out of stealth and raised $4 million in seed funding, allowing it to begin to make inroads into Nigeria some months ago. Today, Stitch formally

Bolt to expand EV option in South Africa

Estonian on-demand transport firm Bolt is set to roll out electric taxi options in South Africa four months after introducing e-bike food delivery services in the country. Bolt’s plan follows the in

Kebony raises $34M to make sustainable softwood behave like hardwood, using food waste

It’s fairly simply: Softwood grows a lot faster – in ‘sustainable’ forests – than hardwood. The latter is often found in bio-diverse old-growth forests like, um, the Amazon. So if yo

Wavemaker Impact launches to help entrepreneurs build climate tech startups

Wavemaker Partners doesn’t just want to invest in climate tech and sustainability startups. It also wants to help build them. Today, the Singapore-based firm announced the launch of Wavemaker Impact

Fifty Years, a deep-tech investor, has raised $90 million from tens of “unicorn” founders

Fifty Years, a six-year-old, San Francisco-based outfit with a portfolio that’s already rife with mostly deep tech companies — many with a good story to tell about how they can have an imp

As EU eyes ‘balance’ on precarious gig work, Glovo offers pledge of ‘fairer’ conditions for couriers

Spain’s on-demand delivery platform Glovo has announced what it’s calling “The Couriers Pledge” — an initiative which commits its business to setting a new — &#8220

Amazon-backed insurtech Acko joins unicorn club with $255 million funding

Insurance policy provider Acko is the latest Indian startup to become a unicorn, joining nearly three dozen other firms in the world’s second-largest internet market that have attainted the cove

Daily Crunch: LinkedIn launches global freelancer platform to compete directly with Upwork, Fiverr

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

A security bug in health app Docket exposed COVID-19 vaccine records

A security bug in the health app Docket exposed the private information of residents vaccinated against COVID-19 in New Jersey and Utah, where the app received endorsements from state officials. Docke

Pikmin Bloom, an AR mobile game, is Niantic’s next collaboration with Nintendo

Niantic announced yesterday that its next augmented reality mobile game will be Pikmin Bloom, a collaboration with Nintendo. The free game is available now for iOS and Android in Singapore and Austral

Vistaprint acquires Crello and Depositphotos, rebrands as Vista, to better take on Canva and others in online creative design for businesses

Vistaprint has built a name for itself in providing printing and marketing services for consumers, sole traders and small businesses. Now it is making a pair of acquisitions as it looks for better way

How 2 companies leveraged organic and inorganic growth

Startups are currently harnessing both to drive innovation and market growth, but not all growth is created equal, and one is not mutually exclusive from the other.

Immunai announces a $215M Series B as its ‘immune cell atlas’ matures

Biotech startup Immunai has been on a roll when it comes to funding. The company that set out to create an atlas of the human immune system in 2018 had raised about $80 million by February 2021. On We

Gitai successfully demos autonomous robot inside the International Space Station

Tokyo space startup Gitai Japan successfully conducted a technology demonstration of its autonomous robotic arm inside the International Space Station last week, a key milestone as the company prepare

Employees detail rising tensions at Ro as healthcare unicorn struggles to grow beyond first win

Ro, one of the most valuable privately owned health tech startups, isn’t subtle about its mission to deliver vertically integrated, affordable healthcare with consumers in mind. And while a patient-

Apple now lets you review more default apps like Phone, Messages, Photos and Safari

Apple finally put itself on equal footing with rivals by allowing users to rate and review its own, first-party apps for the first time this fall, amid increased regulatory pressure ahead of a likely
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