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Inside the Trump SPAC deal taking on Twitter, Disney, CNN and every major tech company

In a blinding flash of humility, TMTG allows that taking on public cloud and fintech infrastructure giants is more a "long-term" goal, not something it intends to get busy on right away.

Parker Conrad’s Rippling is now valued at $6.5 billion — more than Zenefits at its peak

Founded by entrepreneur Parker Conrad in 2013, the HR company Zenefits was quickly anointed one of the fast-growing companies in Silicon Valley, with a valuation that soared to $4.5 billion within thr

B12 raises $15.7M to become the Shopify for professional services firms

When it comes to the digital world, many professional service firms are still working to get caught up — especially the smaller players. Today, B12, a startup that is focused on helping those sm

Nanoracks, Lockheed Martin and Voyager Space plan to launch crewed commercial space station by 2027

NASA has been encouraging private industry to replace the aging ISS with a commercial successor for quite a while now, and while Axiom Space has already expressed its intent to do so eventually, a new

MIT spinoff Via Separations scores $38M Series B to decarbonize manufacturing

Via Separations is a startup from a couple of MIT material science engineers who figured out a way to reduce the amount of energy required in a manufacturing process, resulting in lower carbon creatio

NewRelic acquires CodeStream to provide chat in developer environments, inks Microsoft IDE partnership

NewRelic, the observability platform, has made an acquisition and is launching a new service on the back of it to bring a new dimension into bigger strategy to bring developers and operations closer t

Apple will require unvaccinated employees to test for COVID-19 daily

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Spotify opens access to video podcast publishing to Anchor creators

Spotify has already invested around $1 billion in podcasting between its acquisitions, exclusive deals and other partnerships. Now, it wants people to do more than just listen — it wants them to

Yummy bags $18M as its expands delivery app across Latin America

Yummy plans to have 50 active dark stores in both Peru and Chile by the end of 2022, touting that it will be able to deliver over 2,000 products in less than 15 minutes.

The Fund raises fund with focus on women-led, woman-founded startups

The Fund XX is focused on building a community that will remove these hurdles for both women investors and women-led startups while attracting new women to the ecosystem. 

Moves wants to reward gig workers with shares in Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Grubhub

Moves, a Toronto-based gig economy fintech startup, wants to reward gig workers with stocks from the companies for which they drive. The first version of the Moves Collective, as the startup’s n

OpenSponsorship lands new capital to bring brands, athletes together

OpenSponsorship is disrupting the $60 billion sponsorship industry by providing flexibility on the kinds of deals brands can make with athletes.

A nine-figure fund for JPGs?

The NFT craze of the past year has triggered an avalanche of crypto capital flowing into art, trading card games, luxury avatars and digital objects, but so far, institutional investment firms have la

Toolio bags $8M in new funding to keep your retail shop fully stocked with the right products

Just as the supply chain side was getting more analytical and sophisticated, the global pandemic disrupted it and gave retailers an insight into just how connected to China they really were.

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

Blume Ventures and AWI back Indian exporter SaaS startup SourceWiz

Small and medium-sized exporters in India struggle to communicate their designs with buyers. They can’t list those designs publicly on their website or sell through popular business-to-business plat

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

How newcomer River plans to fill a gap in India’s competitive EV two-wheeler market

Two wheelers have long been a cornerstone of life in India — their smaller size and affordability making these traditionally gas and diesel-powered vehicles a go-to means of navigating the traffic-j

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
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