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Decentralized exchange aggregator 1inch grabs $175 million in token sale

1inch, a popular aggregator of decentralized protocols, has raised $175 million in what it calls a Series B funding round. It isn’t a traditional venture round as the company isn’t selling a stake

A rind is a terrible thing to waste: Spoiler Alert leaps to the rescue

We spend such a tremendous amount of our resources growing, processing, transporting and selling food items. In a world where not everyone has enough to eat, it’s a disgrace that in the US, 30%-

Bitly makes first acquisition with QR code leader Egoditor

The acquisition is in line with Bitly’s goal of becoming a global SaaS company that enables organizations to engage with customers and for people to connect with digital experiences.

Things are heating up for Costanoa Ventures; closes two oversubscribed funds

With Fund IV, Costanoa is adding investments in Latin America and Africa, and expanding its fintech practice to include cryptocurrency and web3-related companies.

EU lawmakers agree data reuse rules to foster AI and R&D

It’s just over a year since the European Union’s executive proposed legislation aimed at encouraging widespread sharing and reuse of industrial data and protected public sector data-sets &

Smart mug maker Ember raises $23.5M, as it looks toward medical storage

Back in February, Ember’s new consumer CEO (ex-Dyson) Jim Rowan outlined for TechCrunch the company’s plans to expand beyond the temperature-controlled smart mugs that bear its name. At the time,

AI-powered competitive enablement platform Klue lands $62M led by Tiger Global

Klue, an AI-powered competitive enablement platform, has raised $62 million in Series B funding led by Tiger Global, with participation from Salesforce Ventures. The Vancouver-based company combines i

Anchor gets $15 million seed funding to expand its B2B autonomous billing solution

Companies often spend an incommensurate amount of time chasing overdue payments, which distracts them from their core businesses, and brings forth cash flow issues. The time wastage and other challeng

South African talent marketplace OfferZen gets $5.2M to deepen European expansion

South African tech talent marketplace OfferZen is one of the beneficiaries of the growing global demand for tech workers: It confirmed to TechCrunch that it has raised €4.5 million ($5.07 million) i

Jobandtalent raises $500M Series E to keep scaling its ‘workforce as a service’ marketplace

Spain’s Jobandtalent, a “workforce marketplace”-cum-digital temping agency which uses AI to match workers to casual labor gigs in sectors like warehousing, ecommerce and logistics, h

Fresh from a $10M round, Plan A launches SaaS tool for ESG reporting aimed at startups/VCs

With key ESG reporting regulations such as the EU Taxonomy and the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) covering more than 75 percent of European companies, across the EU and the UK, the r

Maple VC locks down $16.5 million for its second seed-stage fund by waving the Canadian flag

Maple VC is based in San Francisco, but don’t let that fool you, says its founder, Andre Charoo. The young fund, which launched in 2016 with $1.2 million in capital commitments, just closed on $

Sydney-based medtech startup Harrison.ai gets $129M AUD led by Horizons Ventures

Harrison.ai, a Sydney-based company that creates medical devices with AI technology, announced today it has raised $129 million AUD (about $92.3 million USD) in what it says is one of the largest Seri

Indonesia-focused AC Ventures closes oversubscribed $205M third fund

More investor money is flowing into Indonesia’s startup ecosystem. Today, AC Ventures, which focuses early-stage startups in the country, announced it has raise $205 million in committed capital for

India’s Simpl raises $40 million for its buy now, pay later service

Bangalore-based fintech startup Simpl has raised $40 million as it looks to expand its online buy now, pay later service’s offerings in the world’s second-largest market. Valar Ventures and IA Ven

AWS launches new services for the automotive industry

At its annual re:Invent conference, AWS today announced two new initiatives for the automotive industry. One is a new product, AWS FleetWise, a new service that makes it easier for automakers to colle

Elon Musk shills a $50 Tesla Cyberwhistle with a joke about whistleblowers

Tesla has yet to produce its all-electric Cybertruck, but diehard fans who need to lay their hands on something new and associated with the highly anticipated and delayed vehicle can now buy a cyberw

Better.com gets $750M cash infusion in new agreement with its SPAC backers

Digital mortgage lender Better.com, which announced in May that it was going public via a SPAC, is getting a cash infusion from its backers sooner than expected. Blank-check company Aurora Acquisition

Korea’s P2P lending startup PeopleFund gets $63.4M Series C led by Bain Capital

South Korea-based peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform PeopleFund announced today it has closed a $63.4 million (75.9 billion won) Series C round led by Bain Capital with participation from Goldman Sac

With $3B expected in 2021, Singapore is becoming a fintech capital

Despite its small size (less than 5 million total population), Singapore is quickly reaching investment levels of countries many times its size.
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