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Financial flash mobs meet fundraising memes

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Wednesday episode when we niche down to a single top

In a crowded global market, Canadian AI startups’ fundraising results stand out

More dollars, rising deal sizes. What's going on in Canada?

Tesla requires Full Self Driving testers to allow video collection in case of a crash

With Tesla's latest FSD release, it's asking drivers to consent to allowing it to collect video taken by a car's exterior and interior cameras in case of an accident or "serious safety risk."

How micromobility operators can unlock a $300B industry

Standardizing the charging of e-scooters would be beneficial for end consumers and micromobility companies alike. 

Twitter iOS update prevents tweets from disappearing while you’re reading them

Twitter is updating its iOS app to prevent tweets from disappearing while users are still reading them. The change comes as the social media giant recently updated its web platform to no longer automa

Virgin Galactic announces first raffle winner for two tickets to space

Back at Virgin Galactic’s big event for its founder’s first flight, Richard Branson announced that the company would be making seats on its spacecraft available via online raffle platform

Longevica takes in $2.5M as it launches open research resources to examine life extension

Longevica's goal is to validate the pipeline of turning scientific research into consumer-ready products.

Tiamat Sciences cooking up plant-based proteins for cheaper production of cellular meat

Adil estimates that today’s growth factor costs $2 million per gram to make, but she believes that with efforts from Tiamat Sciences and others, that cost could come down 10 times.

Don’t miss the product demos at iMerit ML DataOps Summit 2021

The iMerit ML DataOps Summit 2021 kicks off on December 2 — that’s just eight days away. Are you ready to improve your DataOps chops? More than 1,400 senior leaders in AI and ML will be in the vir

India’s Spinny valued at over $1.75 billion in $280 million funding

Spinny, a Gurgaon-based startup that operates a platform to facilitate the purchase and sale of used cars, is the latest firm to become a unicorn in the world’s second-largest internet market. Spinn

Juicy Marbles gets $4.5M to sizzle up plant-based steaks

Convincing meat eaters to adopt a climate-friendly diet might get a little easier thanks to Slovenian startup Juicy Marbles, which has come up with a way to create plant-based whole meat cuts, if that

GMC will begin Hummer EV deliveries in December

The first electric Hummers will be making their way to their new owners this holiday season. GMC boss Duncan Aldred has announced that deliveries of the Hummer Edition 1 begin December.

France asks search engines and app stores to remove Wish

Several French ministers have issued a common statement announcing that they have asked the main search engines and mobile app stores operating in France to hide Wish’s website and mobile app altoge

Attio wants to build the CRM for the Airtable generation

Meet Attio, a new CRM for people who are familiar with modern collaboration tools, such as Airtable, Notion and Zapier. The startup wants to create a product that can hold all important information ab

Nigeria’s OnePipe raises $3.5M to double down on its embedded finance offering

Last year, fintech API infrastructure players came into the African tech scene, ushering in Plaid-like services to businesses and developers. And the attention on these companies, particularly from ve

Ex-Microsoft exec Harry Shum leads ‘digital economy’ research center in Shenzhen

The International Digital Economy Academy (IDEA) quietly opened last year, perched among ultramodern office buildings on Shenzhen’s side of the river border with Hong Kong. While geographically

Kenyan fintech Asilimia raises $2 million in a pre-seed round, plans to extend loans to MSMEs and expand in East Africa

Kenya’s economy is powered by informal businesses, which contribute 33.8% to the country’s GDP and provide 83.4% of the total employment outside of small-scale agriculture, data from the country&#

Vollebak, which makes ‘clothes for the future,’ is closing its Series A round

If you’ve ever visited the site of the six-year-old, London-based direct-to-consumer clothing company Vollebak, you’ve likely marveled at the exaggerated descriptions of clothing it sells,

India’s Blume Ventures raises $105 million in the first close of its fourth fund

Blume Ventures said on Wednesday it has raised $105 million in the first close of its fourth fund, less than two years after finalizing its previous fund, as investment activity intensifies in the wor

Samsung announces new advanced semiconductor site in Taylor, Texas 

Samsung Electronics announced today it has selected a site in Taylor, Texas, to build a new semiconductor wafer fabrication plant that is set to produce advanced logic devices.  The estimated $17 bil
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