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TechCrunch+ roundup: Cell-cultured meat, alternative financing, avoiding tech debt

You don't need to be a scientist to understand the impacts of factory farming: if you've driven past the cattle feedlot in Coalinga, CA, the smell travels for miles.

With more data available than ever, are companies making smarter decisions?

Baseball is like a laboratory for advanced statistical analysis, and businesses could learn a lot from watching how the sport deals with expanding datasets.

The industrial data revolution: What founders got wrong

There is substantially more data available to us than we probably ever could have imagined. It's led to incredible advances, but for some tasks, we're reaping the whirlwind.

Data intelligence company Collibra brings in another $250M to more than double its valuation

The new valuation is more than double what the Brussels-based company announced last year when it secured $112.5 million in a Series F investment that put its valuation at $2.3 billion.

Technology is transforming global treaties

Technology is rapidly changing how treaties are monitored and enforced — with profound implications for global governance and international law.

Neuro-ID takes in fresh capital to combat fraud from all of our taps, types and swipes

The company captures real-time customer behavior so companies can see who is genuine, and who is fraudulent, and identify the root cause of customer friction.

Attest raises $60M to expand its no-code approach to research surveys as a service, which taps 110M consumers in 49 countries

Surveys have long been used by marketing teams and other business decision-makers to learn how customers tick. But they can be costly to put together, hard to run at scale, and, at the end of the day,

How startups are turning data into software gold

Storing great pools of data is an increasingly figured-out challenge. Between public clouds, and data lakes more specifically, you can stick oceans of corporate data in any number of places. But lever

Speedata emerges from stealth with $70M and groundbreaking chip technology to accelerate big data analytics processing

Data centers are taking on ever-more specialized chips to handle different kinds of workloads, moving away from CPUs and adopting GPUs and other kinds of accelerators to handle more complex and resour

The death of identity: Knowing your customer in the age of data privacy

Prioritizing individual profiles is far from the most effective way to understand and address customers’ intentions, needs and struggles. Brands don’t need to know who; they need to know what and

Seqera Labs grabs $5.5M to help sequence COVID-19 variants and other complex data problems

Bringing order and understanding to unstructured information located across disparate silos has been one of the more significant breakthroughs of the big data era, and today a European startup that ha

Monad emerges from stealth with $17M to solve the cybersecurity big data problem

Cloud security startup Monad, which offers a platform for extracting and connecting data from various security tools, has launched from stealth with $17 million in Series A funding led by Index Ventur

Companies betting on data must value people as much as AI

The truth is, we are still early when it comes to data transformation. The success of tech giants that put data at the core of their business models set off a spark that is only starting to take off.

Monte Carlo closes $60M Series C on the back of rapid ARR growth

The company raised a Series B earlier this year, a $25 million round led by GGV and Redpoint. Both Series B lead investors participated in Monte Carlo's Series C.

ActiveFence comes out of the shadows with $100M in funding and tech that detects online harm, now valued at $500M+

Online abuse, disinformation, fraud and other malicious content is growing and getting more complex to track. Today, a startup called ActiveFence is coming out of the shadows to announce significant

Quantexa raises $153M to build out AI-based big data tools to track risk and run investigations

As financial crime has become significantly more sophisticated, so too have the tools that are used to combat it. Now, Quantexa — one of the more interesting startups that has been building AI-b

Visier raises $125M at a $1B valuation for its big-data approach to HR analytics and planning

The world of work has changed massively in the last year, and with it a rush of startups have emerged with new technology and approaches to improve how it is shaped, and specifically how human resourc

Edge Delta raises $15M Series A to take on Splunk

Seattle-based Edge Delta, a startup that is building a modern distributed monitoring stack that is competing directly with industry heavyweights like Splunk, New Relic and Datadog, today announced tha

Firebolt raises $127M more for its new approach to cheaper and more efficient Big Data analytics

Snowflake changed the conversation for many companies when it comes to the potentials of data warehousing. Now one of the startups that’s hoping to disrupt the disruptor is announcing a big roun

Transform launches with $24.5M in funding for a tool to query and build metrics out of data troves

The biggest tech companies have put a lot of time and money into building tools and platforms for their data science teams and those who work with them to glean insights and metrics out of the masses
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