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Startup Battlefield Winner Cellino grabs $80M Series A

Cellino Bio’s founder Nabiha Saklayen didn’t initially intend to enter TechCrunch Disrupt 2021’s Startup Battlefield – it was her PR advisor who threw the startup’s name in the ring as a wil

Google kills off FLoC, replaces it with Topics

FLoC (Federated Learning of Cohorts), Google’s controversial project for replacing cookies for interest-based advertising by instead grouping users into groups of users with comparable interests

Archive aims to put clothing brands in control of their secondhand sales

The company’s resale technology builds customized marketplaces for brands to incorporate a secondhand component into their businesses.

Columbus-based Tribevest bags $3M for its collaborative investing platform

Tribevest founder Travis Smith went on a fishing trip with his brothers in 2008 that he says they couldn’t afford. It was then that he realized their “good jobs with 401ks” would never be enough

Woflow structures merchant data so food ordering can be more accurate

Woflow's data structuring platform powers some of our favorite food delivery apps so the next time you ask for "no bun," you actually get what you order.

Report suggests NVIDIA is preparing to walk away from its ARM acquisition

NVIDIA has reportedly made little to no progress in gaining regulatory approval for its $40 billion purchase of ARM and is privately preparing to abandon the deal, according to Bloomberg's sources.

Brazilian fintech Creditas lands $4.8B valuation and Fidelity as an investor after revenue jumps in 2021

Brazilian lender Creditas announced today that it has raised $260 million in a Series F funding that values the company at $4.8 billion. That’s up from the fintech’s $1.75 billion valuation at the

Twitter’s experimental ‘Flock’ feature will let you share tweets with your closest friends

Twitter is still working on a feature that will give you a way to blast tweets that can only be seen by the friends you choose first revealed in July last year.

Tunisian enterprise AI startup InstaDeep raises $100M from AI Capital, BioNTech, Google

A recent survey carried out by CNBC reported that 81% of executives worldwide say AI will play a prominent and critical role in how their businesses operate this year. Companies are phasing from the f

Wandelbots raises another $84 million to teach robots without code

Dresden, Germany-based Wandelbots has raised a healthy sum in the years since it appeared on our Disrupt Berlin stage, way back in 2017. The following year, the no-code robotic software firm raised $6

What Kai-Fu Lee-backed AInnovation tells us about China’s smart manufacturing

The enthusiasm to find paying customers for artificial intelligence continues in China. AInnovation, a Chinese computer vision and machine learning startup backed by Kai-Fu Lee’s Sinovation Vent

Otta, a jobs platform with a database approach, raises $20M Series A from Tiger

You’d think that platforms offering jobs listings couldn’t be innovated on much these days, but London-based Otta wants to prove that theory wrong. It has a platform for matching jobs at tech comp

Starship Technologies picks up €50M from the EU’s investment arm to expand its fleet of autonomous delivery robots

Starship Technologies, one of the bigger names in the world of autonomous delivery robots — those little caboose-like, boxy delivery vehicles that self-drive around cities — has been on a

Zoi, a preventive care startup co-founded by a former Macron advisor, raises $23 million seed round

Meet Zoi, a new French startup that wants to combine routine medical checkups with preventive care through a mobile app. The startup has been co-founded by Ismaël Emelien, former special advisor to E

Intellect, the mental health startup focused on APAC, raises $10M Series A

Intellect, the Singapore-based mental health startup focused primarily on Asia-Pacific markets, announced today it has raised a $10 million Series A. The company’s services, including self-directed

Gillmor Gang: Culture Clubs

I’ve spent the last few weeks diving into the world of crypto, and lo and behold, there might be something to it. Part of the problem is I rarely sense an innovation that revolves around the inevita

For the first time in 4 years, profitability beats growth

For the last decade, private company executives have all asked us the same question: “Do public market investors prefer profitability or growth?”

Telemedicine startups can survive and thrive under renewed regulation

Telemedicine will mature from a convenient replacement in a crisis to earning its own seat at the table in the healthcare industry as an essential participant in the continuum of care.

TikTok is working on avatars, live audio streams, new creator tools and more

TikTok is building a number of new features, including Bitmoji-like avatars, keyword filtering for the For You Page, group chats, audio-only livestreams, screen sharing on livestreams and Twitch-like

Asia HR tech platform Darwinbox becomes unicorn with TCV-led $72 million funding

HR tech platform Darwinbox has more than tripled its valuation to become a unicorn in a new $72 million funding round as the Indian startup leads what an investor calls the “SaaSification of Asia”
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