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Bolt Threads joins Modern Meadow in the quest to bring lab-grown leather to market

There’s a new world of lab-grown replacements coming for everything, from the meat department in your grocery store to a department store near you. Lab-made leather replacements will soon join v

Blue Vision Labs, which builds ‘collaborative’ AR, emerges from stealth with $14.5M led by GV

Blue Vision Labs, a London-based augmented reality startup co-founded by computer vision experts from Oxford and Imperial College, is emerging from stealth today with a new platform that it claims wil

Where experiential virtual reality is heading

On January 5th, The VOID’s new walk-around VR experience, Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, opened to the public at Downtown Disney in California, preceded by a December launch at Disney Springs in

NiYO raises $13.2M to digitize payroll and employee benefits in India

Fintech startup NiYO helps salaried employees access company benefits and other financial services, and now it has raised $13.2 million to offer its services to more of the country. Founded in 2015, N

Horizons Ventures backs AI startup Fano Labs in first Hong Kong investment

Horizons Ventures, the VC firm founded by Hong Kong’s richest man Li Ka-Shing, has made a rare early-stage investment after it backed AI startup Fano Labs. Horizons has invested in the likes of

Teralytics wants to tap telcos’ big data to help cities get smarter about Uber and Lyft

Teralytics's big data analytics platform is targeting government agencies and transport companies wanting to understand complex problems relating to human mobility -- from how to relieve transport pre

Razer raises $50-100M from Horizons Ventures, inks phone JV with Three

Razer, the gaming company that acquired the Robin smartphone maker Nextbit earlier this year, is now opening the curtains on the next steps to make a deeper move into the mobile space. Razer has annou

Improbable grabs $502M led by Softbank at a $1B+ valuation for its virtual world Spatial OS

Improbable, the London startup that has developed a platform for third parties to build vast virtual and simulated worlds, has landed a stratospheric round of funding to double down on its product and

Board of Hampton Creek said to be investigating buyback allegations

The board of Hampton Creek has hired one of the Big Four accounting firms to investigate claims in a Bloomberg story that the San Francisco-based vegan food company executed on a campaign to buy back

Modern Meadow raises $40 million to grow leather without livestock

A Brooklyn-based startup called Modern Meadow has raised $40 million to become a top source of leather for the world’s makers of fashion and accessories, luggage, sporting goods, upholstery and furn

Student.com Bags $60M To Grow The Reach Of Its Student Digs Marketplace

Student.com, an accommodation marketplace founded back in 2011 (as 'Overseas Student Living' before rebranding last year) to focus specifically on the needs of international students, is announcing a

what3words Gets $3.5M Led by Intel Capital To Simplify Location Sharing

Location-pinpointing platform what3words has closed a $3.5 million Series A funding round led by Intel Capital. It brings the total raised by the U.K. startup, which was only founded back in July 2013

VISR Raises A Million For An App That Helps Parents Spot Online Bullying, Mental Health Concerns On Kids’ Accounts

Parents today can be overwhelmed when trying to keep up with their child's online activity, and often fail to spot troubling behavior like bullying, threats, sexting, and even possible mental health i

Impossible Foods Raises a Whopping $108 Million For Its Plant-Based Burgers

Impossible Foods, a four-year-old, Redwood City, Ca.-based company at work on a new generation of meats and cheeses made entirely from plants, has raised $108 million in new funding from a powerful gr

Invi Turns Texting Into A Rich Media Experience, Raises $750K

<a target="_blank" href="http://invi.com">Invi</a>, a startup trying to integrate a broad range of media into the texting experience, is launching on Google Play today. It's also announcing a seed rou

Li Ka-shing Invests In HzO, Which Protects Your Gadgets From Water Damage

<a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/financial-organization/horizons-ventures">Horizons Ventures</a>, the Hong Kong-based firm that manages the private, early-stage investments in the technology sector

Imagini Gets $13.5m To Work Out Your Personality With Pictures

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/cp_1235560000_655v1-max-250x250.jpg" class="shot2" />UK start-up <a href="http://visualdna.com/">Imagini</a> has secured a significant $13.5 m