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Equity Monday: PayPal punts on Pinterest as Facebook’s hell month continues

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest pri

Data platform Y42 raises $31M

Berlin-based low-code data platform Y42 today announced that it has raised a $31 million Series A funding round co-led by Atomico and Insight Partners. La Famiglia, which led the company’s seed

Amazon brings Alexa to hospitals and senior living centers

After already targeting verticals like hotels and apartment complexes, Amazon announced today it’s now rolling out new solutions for healthcare providers and senior living centers. The solutions

Greece’s Pop Market, another dark store grocery delivery startup, gets $3.5M

Make way for yet another “quick-commerce” player in Europe’s heavily heating on-demand grocery space: Pop Market is a Greek startup which launched last week in Athens — taking

AtomChat secures new funding to capitalize on Latin American trend of sales through messaging

A majority of people in Latin America skip shopping on the web and instead use a combination of messaging and social apps to find inspiration, ask questions and make purchases.

Apple 14-inch MacBook Pro (2021) review

The reaction among TechCrunch staff was swift and, best I can tell, universal. I don’t recall the last time I saw so many colleagues legitimately excited for one specific new feature. MagSafe is bac

Bild takes in funding to share, collaborate on hardware designs in the cloud

Bild, which came out of private beta, is streamlining the design review process so that hardware product releases can be developed faster.

Internal Facebook documents highlight its moderation and misinformation issues

The Facebook Papers, a vast trove of documents supplied by a whistleblower to news organizations has been released, and paints a picture of a company that repeatedly sought to prioritize profit.

Thrasio, the Amazon aggregator, raises $1B in fresh funding at a valuation of up to $10 billion

One of the big leaders in buying up and scaling third-party merchants selling on Amazon and other marketplace platforms is announcing a major round of funding today as it continues to expand its ambit

Asymmetric Capital Partners hits ground running with $105M debut fund targeting B2B startups

The new firm brings together a foursome with operator, venture capital and private equity expertise.

The Station: Zoox seeks out rain and Tesla fans go on the attack — again

Welcome to The Station, your central hub for all past, present and future means of moving people and packages from Point A to Point B.

Tier scoots off with $200M, all-equity ‘first close’ of Series D

Berlin-based e-scooter rentals company Tier Mobility has announced a $200 million raise, which it says is the “first close” of its Series D, as investors continue to plough money into urba

Routine is a new productivity app that combines task management and notes

Meet Routine, a new startup working on a productivity tool that should help you manage your work day more efficiently. It’s a brand new take on to-do lists as it combines both tasks, non-actionable

Vendease gets $3.2M to help hotels and restaurants buy food supplies in Africa

Vendease, an online marketplace that allows restaurants and other food businesses to buy supplies straight from manufacturers and farms, has raised a seed round of $3.2 million, the company confirmed

Hera is a new calendar app for people with a lot of virtual meetings

Meet Hera, a new calendar app that wants to turn the calendar into the main work interface. Hera helps you schedule meetings more easily with natural language processing and lets you share availabilit

Indian edtech Teachmint valued at $500 million in $78 million funding

As scores of Indian startups populate their catalogs with live and recorded courses to reach and serve students in the world’s second largest internet market, a handful of new-age firms are begi

Billie, a buy now, pay later specialist for the B2B market, raises $100M on a $640M valuation

Buy now, pay later services like Affirm, Klarna, Afterpay and many others have seen their businesses grow in huge leaps, as consumers buying goods increasingly turned to alternatives to credit to dela

Wefight answers questions about chronic illness with its virtual assistant

Meet Wefight, a French startup that has developed more than a dozen apps to help people suffering from chronic illness. Using a basic chatbot interface, people can ask questions and get answers about

Brazilian insurtech Justos raises $35.8M in Ribbit Capital-led Series A

Justos, a startup that says it will be the first insurance company in Brazil to use data when determining rates, has raised a $35.8 million Series A round of funding led by Ribbit Capital. SoftBank’

Elon Musk rolls back newest ‘Full Self-Driving’ beta due to software issues

Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the company has temporarily pulled back the latest version of the company’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta software less than a day after its release. “Seein
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