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Calii bags $22.5M to build Latin America’s grocery shopping future

The mobile grocery app automates the supply chain, enabling customers to choose over 5,000 products delivered via a network of micro-fulfillment centers in less than two hours. 

The first big tech antitrust bill lumbers toward reality

A major Senate bill that would prevent tech companies from giving preference to their own products and services just passed a significant hurdle in Congress, bringing it one step closer to becoming la

Will quantum computing remain the domain of the specialist VC?

Despite all the buzz, quantum investments are still not mainstream: there were about 90 quantum investments in 2021.

InFlow, a science-based app for ADHD, raises $2.3M Seed led by Hoxton Ventures

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms can include anxiety, chronic boredom, impulsiveness, trouble concentrating, controlling anger, and even depression. But ADHD sufferers can face

Ghanaian fintech Float raises $17M seed to power cash flow for commerce in Africa

Cash flow is a major pain point for small businesses in Africa. Long payment cycles, which can take 30-90 days after services or products have been rendered, and little or no capital, of which researc

Spain’s Payflow, a salary advance startup, banks $9.1M to fuel a super app growth strategy

Barcelona-based Payflow, a YC-backed salary-advance fintech with ambitions to evolve into a neobank, has banked a $9.1 million Series A funding round — bringing its total raised since January 20

The friends with benefits of the financial world

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Friday episode, a run-down of key news headlines, s

Daily Crunch: Banking app Current amps up its savings rate to 4.00% APY

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

Has Y Combinator’s new deal changed the early-stage investing game?

Has Y Combinator truly changed the early-stage startup investing game, perhaps in its own favor? Or did it merely provide more time to its portfolio companies to reach their next stage of maturity?

Arc wants to build the de facto finance solution for SaaS startups

There’s financial technology (fintech) companies out there targeting all sorts of different segments of the population, as well as companies at various stages of growth. A new company recently emerg

Daily Crunch: Take-Two Interactive will buy FarmVille creator Zynga for $12.7B

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Y Combinator will now invest $500,000 in accelerator companies

Startup accelerator Y Combinator announced this morning that it has updated its terms, providing participating companies with more total cash. The group will now invest $500,000 in batch startups. The

Startup accelerators’ definition of ‘value add’ is due for a refresh

Much has changed about the way launch pads for startups look, feel and show value today. The earliest investors are rethinking signaling risk, dilution and even the worth of a traditional demo day.

YC-backed Namibian startup JABU gets $3.2M for its B2B e-commerce and retail play

Namibian business-to-business e-commerce startup JABU confirmed to TechCrunch that it has raised a $3.2 million financing round. The seed round, which was closed last year, welcomed investors such as

Brazil’s Abstra lands Accenture as a customer and $2.3M to help teams make apps with its no-code tool

Abstra, which has developed a no-code tool for designers and programmers to build professional apps, has raised $2.3 million in a funding round led by SoftBank Latin America Fund. Bruno Vieira Costa f

This Week in Apps: Dutch regulator orders App Store changes, China’s app numbers decline, 2021’s new million-dollar publishers

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy.

Fintech startup LiveFlow raises $3.5M seed to automate financial data flows

Fintech startup LiveFlow has raised a $3.5 million seed round, led by Moonfire Ventures with backing from Y Combinator, Seedcamp and WndrCo. Also participating was Victor Jacobsson, co-founder of Klar

Indian fintech giant Razorpay valued at $7.5 billion in $375 million funding

Razorpay has more than doubled its valuation to $7.5 billion from $3 billion in April as one of India’s largest fintech giants demonstrates fast growth and aggressively broadens its product offering

Z Fellows wants to give you $10K to launch a crypto startup

Capital may help someone take the jump into entrepreneurship, but what about the activation energy to let them think that big in the first place? To Cory Levy, the latter has always been more importan

Ventures Platform announces first close of its $40M pan-African fund

Activity around African venture capital firms raising funds continues to increase as we head towards the end of the year. In the latest development, Abuja- and Lagos-based Ventures Platform is today a
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