Startups

Regher Solar is ready to meet the new space industry’s demand for cheaper, better solar panels

The math is pretty basic. How many satellites are going to go up over the next decade? How many solar panels will they need? And how many are being manufactured that fit the bill? Turns out the answer

Spice AI wants to help developers build smarter applications

Spice AI, a Seattle-based startup that aims to make it significantly easier for developers to leverage AI in their applications, today announced that it has raised a $1 million seed funding round. Tha

Building better startups with responsible AI

Many startup founders are implementing responsible AI practices. Only they didn’t call it that. They just call it “good business.”

Investors say Indian startup funding could get even hotter after record Q3

Despite the Series B and C crunch, there’s plenty of evidence that India’s latest venture capital results are not the high-water mark of this startup era.

What chip shortage? MagicCube raises $15M to ‘replace all chips,’ starting with POS terminals

MagicCube, a mobile security startup, has raised $15 million in a round led by Mosaik Partners. Bold Capital, Epic Ventures, card-reader/POS hardware maker ID Tech and unnamed individual investors in

SoftBank-backed travel tech startup Yanolja acquires Korean e-commerce company Interpark 

South Korean travel tech startup Yanolja has acquired a 70% stake in a listed South Korean e-commerce pioneer, Interpark, for about $250 million.  The company plans to use the acquisition to make fur

Zeus Living closes on $55M to offer flexible, furnished rentals as it expands beyond corporate housing

During the pandemic and shift to remote work that came with it, many people took advantage of their newfound flexibility to try living in different places. One startup poised to benefit from this is Z

Wisdom is a social audio app for opening access to mentorship

U.K. social audio startup Wisdom has launched a new mentorship marketplace that’s described as a mix between Clubhouse and the celebrity-focused courses platform MasterClass. The app lets users

Writing helper Copy.ai closes on its second funding round this year

Copy.ai’s software can, for example, write a blog post outline based on a few sentences and create link descriptions for Facebook ads and even generate a company motto.

Kiwi Bio aims to free irritable bowel syndrome sufferers from restrictive diets

The company has been busy strengthening its supply chain to gear up for scaling its product. Additionally, it hired a head of growth and a community engagement and success manager.

Agreena, a regenerative farming carbon market, raises $4.7M seed from Giant Ventures

Farming accounts for 24% of Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions, and this is largely due to the intensive, “industrial” farming methods employed in the last few decades, together with the

Newsela breaks into interactive educational video with first acquisition

YouTube is the third-most-used website within schools, according to Matthew Gross, CEO and co-founder of Newsela. “That is incredible, considering how difficult it is to find videos, how unfiltered

Tala grabs $145M to offer more financial services in emerging markets

Tala, an emerging markets digital lender that offers loans between $10 to $500 to consumers and small business owners, has raised $145 million in Series E funding. Upstart, a company founded by ex-Goo

AI shopping assistant Karma raises $25 million in Series A funding led by Target Global

AI shopping assistant and shopping network Karma announced that it has raised $25 million in Series A funding led by Target Global followed by MoreTech Ventures, with participation from existing inves

Berlin’s Mayd bags $15M seed to deliver meds fast

Berlin-based Mayd has spied an opportunity to build out a medicine delivery platform in Europe which partners with the small-scale pharmacies that tend to be the norm on the continent, capitalizing on

Cannabis commerce company Dutchie doubles valuation following new funding round

The industry will continue to see adoption across all areas, especially as more people are educated on finding the right product and modality and more states legalize cannabis.

Singapore-based insurtech startup Surer nabs seed round to bolster its product development

There is an imbalance between demand and supply of general insurance due to the tedious workflow and processes that insurance intermediaries and insurance companies face.  Singaporean insurtech compa

Smart growth tactics can put account-based marketing within reach for startups and SMBs

Many startups think account-based marketing is reserved for corporations that employ enterprise marketing teams and can fling about big marketing budgets. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

Founders should use predictive modeling to fundraise smarter

Even with the rampant enthusiasm for pouring bigger equity checks into startups, founders are now in a unique place in time where they can think differently about how to capitalize their companies.

Dear Sophie: Marriage-based green card versus EB-1C green card?

My company is sponsoring me for an EB-1C green card, but the process has been slow. I’m thinking about a green card through my spouse when we’re married. Is there anything I should keep in mind?
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