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Edtech company Pok Pok raises $3M to expand its digital play experiences for kids

Pok Pok, a Toronto-based edtech company, has announced that it raised $3 million in seed funding to expand its play-based learning experiences for kids. The company was founded in 2019 after it spun o

Sanlo raises $3.5M to help apps and games gain access to financial insights and capital

Having a great idea for an app or game is one thing, but scaling it to become a successful business is quite another. A new fintech startup called Sanlo aims to help. The company, which is today annou

Shotcall picks up $2.2 million to let fans game with their favorite streamers

The pandemic has resulted in a growth spurt for gaming, an industry that was already growing on the backs of esports and Twitch streaming. So it makes sense that startups big and small are flocking to’s clipping service allows gamers to share the moments of their digital lives

As online gaming becomes the new social forum for living out virtual lives, a new startup called has raised $3.5 million for its in-game clipping service to capture and share the Kodak moment

Casual Trading App Bux Raises $1.9M

Dutch startup <a target="_blank" href="">Bux</a> is on a mission to open stock trading to a much larger market -- namely, those who have never traded before. Its casual trading app fo

Brazil’s Samba Ads Raises R$3 million To Take Premium Video Advertising Off YouTube

Editor’s note: Julie Ruvolo is a freelance writer and editor of and  Sao Paulo-based startup Samba Ads is announcing a R$3 million ($1 million) investment from a coal

Space Ape Games, Maker Of Samurai Siege, Grabs $7M Series C

<a target="_blank" href="">Space Ape Games</a>, the London-based mobile games developer behind Samurai Siege -- a game that has seen 10 million downloads since launch just

Roll Up, Roll Up! Startups From Brazil, India And Israel, Be A Part Of Disrupt NY 2013

We're fast approaching <a href="">Disrupt NY</a>, TechCrunch's big conference in the Big Apple taking place April 29-May 1 at the Manhattan Cen

Brazilian Tech Blog Startupi Raises $300K From Redpoint eVentures, Initial Capital, And Others

<a target="_blank" href="">Startupi</a>, a site covering the Brazilian startup scene, has raised a $300,000 seed round of its own. The team was pitched to me as the "TechCr

Shine Security Raises $3.3M To Combat Attacks On Par With Stuxnet

<a target="_blank" href="">Shine Security</a> has raised $3.3 million for its next-generation anti-virus technology. The round was led by Horizon Ventures with further participatio

Brazil’s Startup Industry: Impressions, Insights & Lessons from Israel (Part II)

<em>This post is co-written with <a href="">Daniel Cunha</a>, my partner at <a href="">Initial Capital</a>.</em> In <a href="http

Brazil’s Startup Industry: Impressions, Insights & Lessons from Israel (Part I)

Initial Capital was launched in 2011 as an investment firm targeting early stage startups in Israel and Brazil. The unlikely investment focus is the result of three friends — two Israeli and one Bra

Initial Capital Launches to Invest in Seed Deals in Israel and Brazil

In February, we wrote about <a href="">Lool Ventures</a> a new Israeli seed fund