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 2021-09-13 12:30 

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MarginEdge, a restaurant management software company, raises $18M...

MarginEdge's tool is a restaurant management app that works with a business' point of sale to streamline inventory, cost-tracking, ordering and recipes to eliminate the paperwork....

 2021-09-13 12:27 

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Freshworks aims for nearly $9 billion valuation in US IPO...

Freshworks disclosed on Monday that it is aiming for a valuation of up to $9 billion in its US initial public offering in which it is hoping to raise over $800 million. The California-based firm, which started its journey in India and rivals Salesforce, s...

 2021-09-13 12:00 

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Trade promotion management startup Cresicor raises $5.6M to keep tabs on customer spend...

The company focuses on providing small to mid-size CPG companies with an automated way to manage their trade promotion in retail stores....

 2021-09-13 12:00 

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Babyscripts secures $12M to roll out its virtual maternity care model...

Babyscripts can automate 40% to 50% of prenatal care and alert doctors as health problems occur so that both mother and baby are healthy....

 2021-09-13 11:40 

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Pandemic's shift to remote wellness helps Numan raise $40M Series B led by White Star...

Numan, the European subscription service covering erectile dysfunction (ED) and men's wellness/health needs more generally, has raised $40 million in a Series B funding round led by White Star Capital, with participation from existing investors Novato...

 2021-09-13 11:08 

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Egyptian startup Capiter raises $33M to expand B2B e-commerce platform across MENA...

Funding startups that help manufacturers and sellers distribute products and merchants access them on a single platform keeps increasing across Africa. Today, Cairo-based B2B e-commerce startup Capiter continues that trend by raising a $33 million Series ...

 2021-09-13 11:00 

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The Station: Apple car shakeup, how Sept. 11 changed travel, and a pledge from airlines...

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hi readers: Welcome to The Station, your central hub for all past, present and future...

 2021-09-13 10:50 

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Commercetools raises $140M at a $1.9B valuation as 'headless' commerce continues to boom...

E-commerce these days is now a major part of every retailer's strategy, so technology builders and platforms that are helping them compete better on digital screens are seeing a huge boost in business. In the latest turn, Commercetools — a provi...

 2021-09-13 10:10 

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Chinese crackdown on tech giants threatens its cloud market growth...

As Chinese tech companies come under regulatory scrutiny at home, concerns and pressures are escalating among investors and domestic tech companies including China's four big cloud companies, BATH (Baidu AI, Alibaba Cloud, Tencent Cloud and Huawei Clo...

 2021-09-13 09:30 

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Billogram, provider of a payments platform specifically for recurring billing, raises $45M...

Payments made a huge shift to digital platforms during the Covid-19 pandemic — purchasing moved online for many consumers and businesses; and a large proportion of those continuing to buy and sell in-person went cash-free. Today a startup that has b...

 2021-09-13 04:00 

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Indonesia-based Rey Assurance launches its holistic approach to insurance with $1M in funding...

Health insurance is the kind of thing people usually only think about only when they need it. Otherwise, their policies are just paperwork in their files or cards in their wallet. Indonesian insurtech Rey Assurance is taking a new approach. Once someone b...

 2021-09-13 00:00 

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Southeast Asia-focused Jungle Ventures announces $225M first close for its fourth fund...

Southeast Asia's funding boom is set to continue, with Jungle Ventures announcing today the $225 million first close of its fourth fund. Fund IV started raising in mid-May and is targeting a total of $350 million. The majority of its limited partners ...

 2021-09-12 23:12 

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Technology giant Olympus hit by BlackMatter ransomware...

BlackMatter set up in the wake of the Colonial Pipeline and Kaseya attacks, which drew a threat of action from the U.S. government....

 2021-09-12 15:17 

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With sales momentum, Bookshop.org looks to future in its fight with Amazon...

If Gutenberg were alive today, he'd be a very busy angel investor. With book sales booming during the COVID-19 lockdowns last year, the humble written word has suddenly drawn the limelight from VCs and founders. We've seen a whole cavalcade of new...

 2021-09-12 14:35 

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Should we care about the lives of our kids' kids' kids' kids'......

We live during a time of live, real-time culture. Telecasts, spontaneous tweetstorms, on-the-scene streams, rapid-response analysis, war rooms, Clubhouses, vlogging. We have to interact with the here and now, feel that frisson of action. It's a compul...

 2021-09-12 13:38 

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What minority founders must consider before entering the venture-backed startup ecosystem...

Venture funding for entrepreneurs of color remains elusive, but here are some tricks for startup founders to hack the system....

 2021-09-11 18:01 

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The next big startup may just help venture back more startups...

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week's startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. Oper8r, built by Winter Mead and Welly Sculley, wants to help new entrants in the VC world scale. The accelerator l...

 2021-09-11 17:35 

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Epic trial forces App Store changes, Android 12 launch nears, Twitter tries communities...

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. The app industry continues to grow, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global c...

 2021-09-11 17:01 

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BNPL everywhere...

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter for your weekend enjoyment....

 2021-09-11 16:59 

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Tech can help solve US cities' affordability crisis...

Maria Rioumine Contributor Share on Twitter Maria Rioumine is the CEO and co-founder of Agora. U.S. cities are in the midst of an affordability crisis. Just between May 2020 and May 2021, home prices saw their biggest annual increase in more than two deca...

 2021-09-11 16:11 

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China roundup: Tencent takes on sites trying to circumvent its age limits...

Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch's China roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. The enforcement of China's new gaming regulations is unfolding like a cat-and...

 2021-09-11 14:06 

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What's happening in venture law in 2021?...

The venture world is growing faster than ever, with more funding rounds, bigger funding rounds, and higher valuations than pretty much any point in history. That's led to an exponential growth in the number of unicorns walking around, and has also for...

 2021-09-11 14:05 

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The legal world needs to shed its 'unicorniphobia'...

As policymakers and scholars work out how securities regulation can be used to address climate change, they should not overlook the potentially important role unicorn regulation can play....

 2021-09-11 12:15 

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20 years later, unchecked data collection is part of 9/11's legacy...

Twenty years from now, will we look back on this decade as a turning point in protecting and upholding individuals' right to privacy, or will we still be saying,...

 2021-09-11 05:37 

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Tesla should say something...

Last weekend, a reader wrote to this editor, politely asking why tech companies should speak up about the abortion law that Texas passed last week. "What does American Airlines have to do with abortion?" said the reader, suggesting that companies ...

 2021-09-11 03:36 

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Gillmor Gang: Life Goes On...

When we imagine what it will be like when we exit the pandemic, what we're really wondering is what we want from the digital transformation we've seen overturn our understanding of work and living safely. As much as we long for the days of the off...

 2021-09-11 02:00 

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Data remains a vital part of the marketing world...

"One of the biggest things that brands struggle with is figuring out attribution, and how you continue to spend money even though you may have lost some signal into the platform," says Greg Gillman, chief revenue officer of LA-based performance ma...

 2021-09-10 23:06 

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3 methodologies for automated video game highlight detection and capture...

Distilling the most impactful five to 10 minutes of content out of eight or more hours of raw video becomes a non-trivial time commitment. AI can help, but there are distinctions in methodologies....

 2021-09-10 22:10 

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Daily Crunch: Microsoft acquires tutoring platform TakeLessons for undisclosed sum...

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

 2021-09-10 21:14 

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Is it so bad to take money from Chinese venture funds?...

China is the second-largest source of venture capital in the world, and Chinese investors can bring value to foreign startups, but you need to study their expertise and how it can be useful for you....

 2021-09-10 21:08 

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What we expect from next week's Apple event...

We've been scouring the latest rumors and leaks and playing all of The Mamas and The Papas songs forward and backward to get the best possible picture of what we're in store for with next Tuesday's "California Streaming'" event. Th...

 2021-09-10 19:50 

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Is India's BNPL 2.0 set to disrupt B2B?...

A specific vertical of BNPL products is gaining traction: one targeted toward small and medium enterprises (SMEs), also known as...

 2021-09-10 19:14 

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Extra Crunch roundup: China's new data privacy law, fractional farming, debt vs. equity...

China's first data privacy laws go into effect on November 1, 2021. Will your company be in compliance? Modeled after the EU's GDPR, the new regulations "[introduce] perhaps the most stringent set of requirements and protections for data priva...

 2021-09-10 18:50 

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Quizlet plans for IPO over a year after hitting unicorn status...

Quizlet, a flashcard tool turned artificial intelligence-powered tutoring platform, is planning an initial public offering nearly a year after it was valued at $1 billion. According to people familiar with the matter, Quizlet is considerably far along in ...

 2021-09-10 18:45 

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Advanced rider assistance systems: Tech spawned by the politics of micromobility...

Operators like Spin, Voi, Zipp, Bird and Superpedestrian are investing in tech that can detect and correct poor rider behavior, sometimes going as far as stopping scooters if they're on a sidewalk....

 2021-09-10 16:12 

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DataRobot CEO Dan Wright coming to TC Sessions: SaaS to discuss role of data in machine learning...

Just about every company is sitting on vast amounts of data, which they can use to their advantage if they can just learn how to harness it. Data is actually the fuel for machine learning models, and with the proper tools, businesses can learn to process ...

 2021-09-10 15:59 

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Apple prohibited from blocking outside payment in Epic ruling...

A judge this morning issued a ruling in California's Epic v. Apple case, siding with the Fortnite maker on the topic of third-party payments. Effectively, the judge has ruled that Apple cannot prohibit developers from adding links for alternative paym...

 2021-09-10 15:22 

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Iceland's Crowberry Capital launches $90M Seed and Early-stage fund aimed at Nordics...

Crowberry Capital, operating in Reykjavik and Copenhagen, has launched Crowberry II: a $90 million seed and early-stage fund aimed at startups in the Nordic region. A second close — bringing in an additional $40 million — is planned for July 2...

 2021-09-10 15:04 

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WhatsApp will finally let users encrypt their chat backups in the cloud...

The messaging app giant says it will offer users two ways to encrypt their cloud backups, and the feature is optional....

 2021-09-10 14:52 

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Have 'The Privacy Talk' with your business partners...

Unless you hear it first-hand, it's can be hard to discern if a partner is thinking about privacy, if they are committed to data ethics, and how compliance is woven into their organization's culture....

 2021-09-10 14:37 

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Microsoft acquires TakeLessons, an online and in-person tutoring platform, to ramp up its edtech play...

Microsoft said in January this year that Teams, its online collaboration platform, was being used by over 100 million students — boosted in no small part by the Covid-19 pandemic and many schools going partly or fully remote. Now, it's made anot...

 2021-09-10 14:00 

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BNPL is not a winner-takes-all game...

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch's venture-capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Natasha and Mary Ann took over this week's show with Chris and Grace, which meant that our overdeveloped senses of cu...

 2021-09-10 13:00 

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MaxRewards banks $3M to reveal best payment methods that reap the most rewards...

MaxRewards is a digital wallet app that manages credit cards and automatically activates benefits like rewards, cashback offers and monthly credits....

 2021-09-10 13:00 

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Startup insurance provider Vouch raises $90M, now valued at $550M...

Vouch, a provider of business insurance to startups and high-growth companies, announced today it has raised $90 million in new funding. The $90 million figure was raised across two rounds: a $60 million Series C co-led by SVB Capital (a subsidiary of Sil...

 2021-09-10 13:00 

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Amagi tunes into $100M for cloud-based video content creation, monetization...

Amagi provides cloud broadcast and targeted advertising software so that customers can create content that can be created and monetized to be distributed via broadcast TV and streaming TV platforms....

 2021-09-10 12:31 

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Jim Lanzone breaks up with Tinder, swipes right to take the CEO job at Yahoo, Renate Nyborg takes Tinder CEO role...

Ten days after Apollo Global completed its acquisition of Yahoo (formerly Verizon Media) from Verizon for $5 billion, it has appointed a new CEO for the group. Jim Lanzone, who is currently the CEO of dating app Tinder, is coming on to lead the company (w...

 2021-09-10 12:15 

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Why do the media always pit labor against capital?...

There are abusive corporations, and we do need a better social safety net so that people aren't at the mercy of the doctrine of shareholder primacy, but that truth disguises a more complicated reality....

 2021-09-10 08:00 

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Nigerian one-click checkout platform OurPass raises $1M pre-seed, wants to build 'Fast for Africa'...

We like to buy things online ranging from e-commerce stores to subscription-based sites. However, no one enjoys the hassle when you have to always re-log into different sites and stores. I mean, shopping can be a whole lot more fun if a fast logging and c...

 2021-09-10 04:00 

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Apple Music is using Shazam to solve the streaming industry's problem with DJ mixes...

Apple Music announced today that it's created a process to properly identify and compensate all of the individual creators involved in making a DJ mix. Using technology from the audio-recognition app Shazam, which Apple acquired in 2018 for $400 milli...

 2021-09-10 03:37 

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Epic Games asks Apple to reinstate Fortnite in South Korea after new law...

Epic Games has asked Apple to rejoin its Fortnite developer account in South Korea as the U.S. game maker plans to re-release Fortnite on iOS in South Korea, offering both Epic and Apple payments side-by-side, said in a tweet on September 10. Epic has ask...

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