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PandaDoc, the e-document startup, now valued at $1B as it closes a big Series C

Business tools have gone completely virtual in the last 20 months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and today a startup whose e-document platform has played a big role in supporting that shift is announci

Insight Partners leads $34M round in Singapore-based fintech Spenmo

Spenmo originated as an expense management platform before realizing that expenses “are just a tiny sliver” of a company’s payables, founder and CEO Mohandass Kalaichelvan told TechCrunch. Finan

SoftBank and Demi Lovato back June Homes, a proptech startup emerging from stealth with $50M in funding

June Homes, a proptech startup that aims to make renting less painful and more flexible for both tenants and landlords, is emerging from stealth today with $50 million in total funding. SoftBank Ventu

As inflation fears spike, 1build raises $14M to help construction firms optimize their cost estimates

It’s an extraordinarily exhausting time to estimate costs in the construction industry. Lumber prices skyrocketed during the post-pandemic construction spree, only to come hurtling back down to Eart

Albertsons sets off Firework’s livestream, shoppable video experience on website

Albertsons is the first U.S. grocer to utilize Firework's platform to create, host and curate its own short-form and livestream video to improve customer engagement.

Cabinet brings in $2.6M, designs software for executive assistants

Executive assistants are the ultimate multitaskers. Instead of relying on half a dozen apps for productivity, Cabinet is pulling all of that together into one software package designed just for them.

Netflix is acquiring the rights to Roald Dahl’s books

Netflix is acquiring the Roald Dahl Story Company (RDSC) and rights to the author's entire catalog, including classics like Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Matilda and James and the Giant Peach.

Sony Group unit seeks to acquire India’s Zee Entertainment, invest an additional $1.57 billion

Sony Pictures Networks India said on Wednesday it has agreed to acquire Zee Entertainment, which if the deal materializes, will bring together two of the largest broadcasting giants in India that run

Mojo, a men’s sexual health startup that’s pushing therapy not pills, gets $4.4M seed

A number of sexual health startups have spun up in recent years offering men discreet help with the awkward issue of erectile dysfunction. Companies like Numan and Roman. But ‘help’ in thi

Hai Robotics picks up $200M for its warehouse robot

Hai Robotics, a Shenzhen, China-based warehouse robotics startup that develops autonomous, case-handling robotic (ACR) system, announced it has raised $200 million. The funding comes from two separate

Evolito’s electric motors look set to take off in aerospace where YASA left off in automotive

Back in July, British “axial-flux” electric motor startup YASA was acquired by Mercedes-Benz for an undisclosed amount. YASA’s electric motors generated considerable EV industry interest because

Fintech startup Tag valued at $100 million in Pakistan’s largest seed round

Tag, a one-year-old startup that offers banking and financial services to users in Pakistan, has raised over $12 million in what is now the largest seed financing round in the South Asian market. Libe

Mexico’s Kavak drives away with $700M in new funding, doubling its valuation to $8.7B

Kavak, a Mexico City-based startup that operates a pre-owned car marketplace in Latin America, announced today that it has raised a massive $700 million in a Series E round that more than doubles the

Indian buy now, pay later startup ZestMoney raises $50 million from Australia’s Zip

ZestMoney, a Bangalore-based buy now, pay later platform, said on Wednesday it has raised $50 million in a new financing round from Australia’s Zip as the Indian firm looks to double down on a trend

Indonesian halal-focused social commerce startup Evermos lands $30M Series B

Evermos is an Indonesian social commerce startup with two goals: to let people earn extra income by opening online stores without spending capital and to help small brands grow into household names. T

Foxconn says Thailand EV factory will begin producing 50,000 units by 2023

Taiwan-based smartphone manufacturing giant Foxconn and national Thailand oil supplier PTT PLC are moving forward with an agreement to start an electric vehicle manufacturing facility in Thailand. The

Project44 acquires Convey for $255M to provide end-to-end supply chain visibility

Real-time supply chain visibility company project44 has acquired last-mile tech platform Convey for $255 million. Together, the two companies will combine forces to provide end-to-end supply chain vis

Daily Crunch: New PayPal ‘super app’ offers consumers a suite of personal finance features

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Straffr is a smart resistance band that helps you exercise on the go

Smart fitness gear is often limited by being static and non-portable. (And, well, eye-wateringly expensive.) Think Peloton‘s stationary bike for spin classes or wall-mounted strength training ri

Apple Wallet is getting verifiable COVID-19 vaccination cards

There's a real chance you'll need proof of a COVID-19 vaccination to enter certain venues, and Apple is hoping it can save you some of the hassle of proving you've gotten your shots.
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