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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 teacheres 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

Daily Crunch: New M1 chips, MacBook Pros and more debut at Apple’s ‘Unleashed’ event

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

Aiven snags $60M investment on $2B valuation, up from $800M in March

Aiven, a Finnish startup that helps companies combine various open source technologies with public cloud infrastructure resources, announced a $60 million investment on a $2 billion valuation today. T

Zopa raises $300M at a $1B valuation to expand its P2P lending and savings neobank in the UK

Another big infusion of cash from a major investor is making its way to a fintech out of the U.K. on the heels of strong growth. Today Zopa — a neobank with some 500,000 users in the U.K. where

Deep tech startups in need of funding should consider federal grants

Applying for a federal grant doesn’t preclude you from accepting VC. What it does is diversify your fundraising mix and add a layer of credibility, which in the end helps you reach viability faster.

Alaska Airlines launches new venture arm, with first investment in UP.Partners’ $230M fund

Alaska Airlines has become the latest major airline to enter corporate investing with the launch of a new venture capital arm, dubbed Alaska Star Ventures, as the aviation industry looks to emerging t

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai calls for federal tech regulation, investments in cybersecurity

In a wide-ranging interview at the WSJ Tech Live conference that touched on topics like the future of remote work, AI innovation, employee activism and even misinformation on YouTube, Alphabet CEO Sun

WhatsApp is integrating its joinable calls feature directly into group chats

WhatsApp announced on Monday that it’s expanding its joinable calls feature to group chats. Joinable calls, which were first introduced in July, allow users to join an ongoing group call after it ha

Saildrone catches a $100M C breeze to build more robo-boats

The ocean economy is growing in importance, and with it grows the need to map, understand and track the ocean itself. Saildrone has been doing just that with its fleet of autonomous science vessels, a

What you should know about prepping your startup for the public markets

Many founders aspire to an IPO, even if the average time horizon has now stretched as capital flows into the market. But how to get a company ready for an IPO isn't usual fare in startup conversations

Apple wows tech crowd with new chips, Wall Street yawns

Hello again, and welcome back to TechCrunch’s running series of posts discussing how the public markets rarely give even half of a spare fuck concerning what Apple announces at its events. Indee

Apple notched the new MacBook Pro

Apple has backpedaled on years of questionable design choices with its MacBook Pros, unceremoniously retiring the universally disliked Touch Bar and adding back the ports and MagSafe users have missed

Apple to release macOS Monterey on October 25

Apple has unveiled some new MacBook Pro models at a virtual conference today. And the company is timing the release of the next major release of macOS with the new laptop. Mac users will be able to up
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