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Algeria’s Yassir picks up $30M to build a super app in North Africa

Yassir, an Algerian startup that provides on-demand services such as ride-hailing and last-mile delivery, has raised a $30 million Series A round. The investment came from a long list of VCs and angel

Juicy Marbles gets $4.5M to sizzle up plant-based steaks

Convincing meat eaters to adopt a climate-friendly diet might get a little easier thanks to Slovenian startup Juicy Marbles, which has come up with a way to create plant-based whole meat cuts, if that

Bitrise grabs $60M to keep companies updated with constantly changing mobile requirements

Bitrise is meant to support developers who are busy running processes rather than creating new value for customers.

Fractional lands $5.5 million to let friends (and strangers) invest in real estate together

As teammates at buy now, pay later fintech Affirm, Stella Han and Carlos Treviño bonded over their shared background of growing up in real estate families. The mission of “pay at your own pace&

Slope takes in first capital with visions of being ‘Stripe for global B2B payments’

The company is growing at an incredible pace — 15 times in gross merchandise volume in just the last 30 days.

Eclipse Foods inks deal with Whole Foods for its plant-based ice cream

With demand for plant-based meat alternatives at an all-time high, Eclipse Foods is no doubt hoping to do for ice cream what companies like Impossible and Beyond have managed for the hamburger. Pre-pa

Zuma takes in fresh capital to convert your next apartment tenant lead into a contract

Given its product market fit in real estate, Zuma now aims to implement its business model into other industries with sales teams, like healthcare, automotive, insurance, education and fashion.

Making the case for IVP: Initial viable product

If your IVP is your presentation of unbaked pepperoni pizza, your MVP is when you present a can of sauce, a package of cheese, a Slim Jim and a pencil sketch of an oven.

Stytch, an API-first passwordless startup, raises $90M Series B at $1B valuation

Stytch, an API-first passwordless authentication startup, has secured $90 million in Series B funding, pushing the company over the $1 billion valuation line. The investment, led by Coatue Management

Customer data startup Hightouch grabs third funding round in 12 months

Accelerated inbound attention had investors reaching out to both the company and its customers though Hightouch was not fundraising.

Doola raises $3M to help global founders launch an LLC in the US

Doola, a startup that aims to help global entrepreneurs form a U.S. business, has raised $3 million in seed funding. Doola actually started its life in 2020 as StartPack as a pivot from another startu

Nomod raises $3.4M seed to allow merchants accept payments without hardware

Micro and small businesses in emerging markets still struggle to access digital payments for several reasons. One, most of them are excluded from various payment ecosystems globally due to their size,

Oxygen, a neobank for freelancers and small businesses, in talks to raise funds at over $500 million valuation

Oxygen, a startup that is bringing digital banking services to freelancers and micro- and small-sized businesses, is in talks to raise a new round at a valuation of over $500 million, two sources fami

Promoted.ai takes in fresh capital to grow your marketplace

The company is answering the question of how you fairly come up with a way to share the attention between big and small sellers

Debt-as-a-service provider Sivo wants to power the next generation of lending startups

Sivo wants to do for debt what Stripe did for payments: Make it as easy to access a debt facility as plugging into an API.

Nigeria’s Helium Health acquires Qatar’s Meddy in rare Africa-GCC deal

MilkRun lands new capital to deliver farm-fresh groceries

The company offers a recurring subscription, and 50% of every dollar spent goes back to farmers.

Goodly, focused on student loan repayment as an employee benefit, finds tailwinds

Goodly, a three-year-old, San Francisco-based startup, has been steadily building its business with a five-person team and not much funding — $1.5 million secured in 2019 and, more recently, an

Gwoop raises $1.8M for its esports training platform as it starts working with high school gaming leagues

Earlier this year I wrote about Gwoop, a team out of Minnesota building a collection of browser-based games meant to help you get better at video games overall. Their games measure things like how qui

Via’s Tiffany Chu on the importance of govtech for planning mobility ecosystems

We sat down with Chu to discuss govtech, why cities must be proactive about new forms of mobility, and how the private and public sectors can come together to create a comprehensive mobility system.
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