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Intelligent Implants raises $8.7M to help you grow a spine

Spinal surgery is not for the faint of heart at the best of times, but Intelligent Implants raised €7.5 million ($8.7 million) to make spinal surgery less of a pain in the backside. The company&#821

Pledge raises $4.5M seed round to build a carbon-measurement and removal API

With the climate crisis looming, lots of companies want to do their part. But asking customers to “offset the CO2 emission of this delivery” is usually a hammer to crack a nut. There is very littl

Facebook agrees to pay French publishers for news reuse

Facebook has reached a multiyear agreement to pay French publishers for resharing their content on its platforms, it announced today. The social media giant said the licensing agreement with the Allia

Inside a European push to outlaw creepy ads

European Union lawmakers are mobilizing support for a ban on tracking-based advertising to be added to a new set of Internet rules for the bloc — which were proposed at the back end of last yea

Form Ventures closes £30M Fund II aimed at startups tackling regulated areas like health tech

A large number of U.K. tech “unicorns” have been in complex markets where policy and regulation really matters. But regulated markets (fintech, health tech, etc.), or markets where regulat

Portuguese VC Faber to launch Faber Blue, a €30M fund for ocean sustainability

Portuguese VC Faber is launching a new fund, Faber Blue Pioneers I, to invest in early-stage startups — primarily from Portugal and Southern Europe — developing innovative “deep tech sol

Watch Edward Snowden launch Global Encryption Day, live today

Marginalized communities, survivors of abuse, politicians, law enforcement — they all use encrypted communications to keep their information safe. But the encryption of the kinds of services you

Station F adds an online program to educate the next generation of entrepreneurs

Station F, the big startup campus located in Paris, is launching an online component called Launch by Station F. With this new program, entrepreneurs from anywhere can get started and learn all the ba

Germany’s FlixMobility acquires Greyhound Lines, the iconic U.S. bus company, in $78M deal

FlixMobility, the $3 billion-German transportation startup that has doubled down on long distance buses and slowly and quietly gobbled up transit lines and operations across Europe, today announced a

Meal planner startup Kitchenful raises $1.9M from VentureFriends, Goodwater Capital and Jabbar

With the pandemic turning us into delivery experts, consumers have also switched on to meal kits in droves, given that it combines both delivery and home cooking. But many meal kits can be inflexible.

Corporate learning platform 360Learning raises $200 million

360Learning has raised a $200 million funding round from Sumeru, SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2 and Silver Lake Waterman. And this time, the name of the startup describes quite well what it does. 360Learn

Customer engagement platform Batch raises $23 million after years of bootstrapping

If you’ve been working in the French tech ecosystem, you may remember a startup called AppGratis. The app discovery and promotion startup basically had to stop operating overnight following a long a

Deci snaps up $21M for tech to build better AI models based on available data and compute power

Building usable models to run AI algorithms requires not just adequate data to train systems, but also the right hardware subsequently to run them. But because the theoretical and practical are often

Facebook fined $70M for flouting Giphy order made by UK watchdog

Facebook — or whatever name the tech giant picks for a reportedly looming rebrand of its data-mining empire as it seeks to teleport its business into the metaverse to escape the unending cavalca

Proptech neolender Proportunity raises $150M mixed debt and equity round

You’ve heard of neobanks. Meet the neolender. One of the newest is London-based Proportunity. It’s now raised a $150 million mixed debt and equity funding round ($7 million equity financing and $1

Vertical Oceans aims to grow sustainable shrimp in huge ‘aqua towers’ inside cities

John Diener, the CEO of an aquaculture nutrition and genetics company, would visit hundreds of shrimp farms as part of his job. But gradually he became frustrated by some of the environmentally unsust

UK’s antitrust regulator to probe music streaming market

The UK’s antitrust watchdog will take a close look at the music streaming market. Today the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced that it will be conducting a market study of music s

Gorillas grabs ‘close to’ $1BN, Series C values the on-demand grocery delivery biz at $2.1BN

Berlin-based on-demand grocery delivery and dark store operator Gorillas has grabbed “close to” $1 billion in Series C funds, in the latest sign of the searing investor interest driving ac

SEC Form D filing reveals new $50M Sisu Game Ventures fund aimed at gaming startups

According to an SEC Form D filing, Sisu Game Ventures, a pre-seed and seed fund that invests in gaming startups has raised a $50 million first close of its new fund. However, the company declined to c

Shipping platform Ankeri, which also calculates carbon emissions, closes €2M round

Over 90% of global shipped goods are transported by some 50,000 marine transport vessels. Even though shipping by sea is reasonably environmentally friendly, marine transportation still represents 3%
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