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Ratio bags $411M in equity, credit for flexible subscription payment models

Ratio makes the discounts unnecessary by giving SaaS companies capital upfront so they can offer customers more flexible payment options.

Reusable packaging startup Olive creates new model to keep clothes out of landfills

The company combines delivery of clothing and accessories in waste-free, reusable packaging with easier consignment.

Daily Crunch: Twilio CEO: Laying off 11% of company’s workforce is ‘wise and necessary’

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Cultured meat startup Prolific Machines unveils its ‘Henry Ford approach’ to cell growth

Its technology is a way to grow and control cells without the need for any of those expensive recombinant proteins for cell production.

Kaszek, YC back DolarApp’s mission to ‘dollarize’ Latin America’s finances with crypto

With DolarApp, users can open a bank account going from peso to dollar dominated stablecoin USD Coin (USDc) and back in seconds.

Fintech startup Power flexes its credit card muscle following $316M equity, debt injection

Power’s credit card program is designed for companies, brands and banks to offer embeddable fintech experiences into existing mobile and web applications. 

Daily Crunch: Xeneta raises $80M to build out its real-time analytics platform for shipping and air freight 

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Maverick leverages deepfakes for real e-commerce connection

E-commerce customers record a 30-second video once and Maverick's technology uses the voice samples to generate thousands of videos that are personalized to each customer.

VC funds still rolling as Northzone announces largest fund, while Salkantay is largest Peru fund

Northzone and Salkantay Ventures join other venture capital firms in raising their largest funds to date.

Daily Crunch: New Starbucks Odyssey loyalty program ‘happens to be built on blockchain and web3’

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Alima aims to build out Latin America’s perishable foods supply chain

Alima’s platform digitizes and optimizes procurement, transport and traceability using artificial intelligence and analytics integration so that less food is spoiled.

Daily Crunch: Former employee says Patreon has laid off its entire security team

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As startups whip up a restaurant tech frenzy, is anyone close to Toast?

Technology innovation often comes in waves, but the restaurant industry saw its surf get bigger and stronger due in part to the pandemic. Startups stepped up across the industry to help restaurants qu

Daily Crunch: Tim Cook weighs in on standardized messaging features: ‘Buy your mom an iPhone’

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Stack banks $2.7M to teach teens, parents about crypto

The app was designed with Gen Z in mind, a generation that will grow up with the blockchain and most likely own some kind of digital assets.

Bloomingdale’s goes all-in on metaverse with new virtual store

Bloomingdale’s virtual store will initially feature collections from brands like Polo Ralph Lauren, Marc Jacobs, David Yurman, MCM, Byredo and Baccarat.

Daily Crunch: Apple launches new iPhone 14, a rugged Apple Watch, and more

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Our 11 favorite companies from YC’s S22 Demo Day: Part 1

TechCrunch is tuned in, as always, to YC's Demo Day, and in keeping with our historical coverage, we compiled a list of our favorites from the first day’s pitches.

Online grocery company Misfits Market to acquire Imperfect Foods

This is Misfits Market’s first acquisition and is particularly fitting, given the online grocery environment over the past few years.

Bond Pet Foods enters meat proteins phase with $17.5M Series A

The company, using precision fermentation to create “nature-identical” chicken, beef, fish and other meat proteins, intends to be commercially ready in two years.
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