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Startup yachts, Adam Neumann and wait what year is it again?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Natasha took over Equity Monday this week alongside Grace, as

Unity rejects AppLovin’s $20 billion merger offer

Unity announced this morning that it is committed to its merger with ironSource and will reject AppLovin’s $20 billion proposal. Last month, the news broke that Unity — a widely used game

AppLovin wants to buy video game maker Unity for $20 billion

A year after going public, app growth and monetization agency AppLovin submitted an unsolicited proposal today to buy the game engine Unity in a deal worth $20 billion. But there’s a catch: Unit

Daily Crunch: Interactive gaming developer Unity merges with app monetization platform ironSource

Hello, friends, and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

Unity is merging with ironSource in an all-stock deal valuing Ironsource at $4.4B in a big consolidation play for gaming

Update: The companies have confirmed the news here. ironSource is being valued at $4.4 billion in the all-stock deal. Part of the transaction will also involve Silver Lake and Sequoia, the two largest

Is data observability recession-proof?

What really caught our attention is that Monte Carlo's and Cribl's deals were announced now, right in the middle of a broad startup downturn.

Tripolygon, a 3D modeling software developer, lets metaverse creators make their own 3D assets

There are a number of ways to make money in the metaverse by participating in play-to-earn games, buying virtual real estate or creating 3D assets on metaverse platforms like Roblox, AltspaceVR and VR

AccelByte, a backend services platform for game developers, raises $60M led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2

AccelByte, a platform that helps game creators build backend services and tools, has raised $60 million in Series B led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, with participation from Sony Interactive Entertainmen

China’s game engine Cocos raises $50M, goes beyond games

Cocos Technologies, a China-based game engine provider that has been around since 2010, just announced it has picked up $50 million in a Series B funding round in a bid to work on development and move

Kooply taps into $18M from Microsoft and more for a mobile games dev platform still in stealth

Mobile dominates the world of gaming, with smartphone and tablet games generating $93.2 billion in revenues in 2021, more than console ($50.4 billion) and PC ($36.7 billion) combined, according to gam

TrueCircle scoops $5.5M to use AI to drive recycling efficiency

UK-based TrueCircle, a computer vision startup founded just last year, has nabbed $5.5 million in pre-seed funding in a bid to bring data-driven AI to the recycling industry to improve recovery rates

Yahaha Studios, a platform for building no-code, immersive games, raised $50M in 3 rounds ahead of its launch this year

The success of Roblox and other user-created gaming experiences like Overwolf have democratized the concept of making games and have taken it into the mainstream. Now, a startup founded by veterans fr

Dent Reality raises $3.4M to bring augmented reality into the grocery store

Despite Apple and Facebook investing billions into a “metaverse” future, in recent years there’s been a distinct drop-off in venture deals for startups focused on finding opportuniti

Here’s how Rippling, fresh off its Series C round, aims to center companies around ’employee identity’

Late last month, Rippling, the now five-year-old company founded by serial entrepreneur Parker Conrad, raised $250 million in Series C funding in a round that pushed its valuation to a whopping $6.5 b

Unity is buying Peter Jackson’s Weta Digital for over $1.6B

Unity has just announced its intent to acquire Weta Digital, the legendary visual effects company co-founded by Peter Jackson, for a massive $1.625 billion. Whether or not you recognize the name, you&

Qualcomm launches new AR dev kit, acquires Clay AIR

Qualcomm today launched a new developer platform for building head-worn augmented reality experiences: the Snapdragon Spaces XR Developer Platform. The only supported hardware for the platform is curr

Mark Cuban and former Oculus CEO back 3D e-commerce startup VNTANA

As Facebook and Apple charge headlong into a more 3D future for the consumer web with big plans for mixed reality headsets, most web content out there is still firmly 2D. And while some are pushing fo

Facebook teases Polar, a mobile app for creating AR filters

At Facebook’s AR/VR-focused event Connect, the company announced a new app focused on bringing more creators into the world of building for augmented reality. The upcoming iOS app, called Polar,

Unity launches Unity Gaming Services to simplify development of cross-platform, multiplayer games

Unity, the platform that enables creators to develop 2D and 3D content for mobile phones, tablets, PCs, consoles and augmented and virtual reality devices, launched a beta version of Unity Gaming Serv

SEC Form D filing reveals new $50M Sisu Game Ventures fund aimed at gaming startups

According to an SEC Form D filing, Sisu Game Ventures, a pre-seed and seed fund that invests in gaming startups has raised a $50 million first close of its new fund. However, the company declined to c
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