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Checkout this section for curated News, Articles & Videos about Startups in various industries, reported worldwide by trusted media sources.

Checkout this section for curated News, Articles & Videos about Startups in various industries, reported worldwide by trusted media sources.

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Stitch emerges from stealth with $4M for its API fintech play ...

Over the years, there has been a growing trend of fintech infrastructure players around the world. In Africa, a handful of startups have launched in the past three years to provide such services. Stitch, a South African fintech startup, is one of ...


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Plant-based food startup Next Gen lands $10M seed round from i...

Singapore is quickly turning into a hub for food-tech startups, partly because of government initiatives supporting the development of meat alternatives. One of the newest entrants is Next Gen, which will launch its plant-based “chicken̶...


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Spain’s Wallapop raises $191M at an $840M valuation for its cl...

Through all of the last year’s lockdowns, venue closures, and other social distancing measures that governments have enacted and people have followed to slow the spread of Covid-19, shopping — and specifically e-commerce — has re...


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The Equity podcast is growing

Equity is celebrating its fourth birthday in a few weeks, and closed 2020 with its biggest quarter to date. To celebrate, and say thank you to our wonderful listeners who tune into us each and every single week, we’re growing upward and outw...


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Canva acquires background removal specialists Kaleido

Kaleido, makers of a drag-and-drop background removal service for images and video, have been acquired by up and coming digital design platform Canva. While the price and terms are not disclosed, it is speculated that this young company may have f...


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Techstars’ Neal Sáles-Griffin will join us at TechCrunch Early...

Should you try to get your startup into an accelerator program? How do you make the right impression on the application? Where does your team need to be before you apply — and once you’re in, how do you make the most of your time in the prog...


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MealMe raises $900,000 for its food search engine

This morning MealMe.ai, a food search engine, announced that it has closed a $900,000 pre-seed round. Palm Drive Capital led the round, with participation from Slow Ventures and CP Ventures. TechCrunch first became familiar with MealMe when it pre...


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Lifestyle benefits startup Fringe gets a pandemic boost, raise...

Employers today often use perks to attract new talent in the form of discounts and deals, commuter funds, gym memberships, childcare, free lunches and more. But the pandemic has impacted what sort of in-office or other in-person perks employees ca...


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Three days left to save on on early-bird pricing for TC Early ...

In a mere 72 hours, early bird pricing disappears for TechCrunch Early Stage 2021, our two-part, founder bootcamp series focused on the building blocks you need to grow your company. The first event, TC Early Stage Operations & Fundraising, ha...


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Select Star raises seed to automatically document datasets for...

Back when I was a wee lad with a very security-compromised MySQL installation, I used to answer every web request with multiple “SELECT *” database requests — give me all the data and I’ll figure out what to do with it myself. Today in a modern, d...


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Aquarium scores $2.6M seed to refine machine learning model data

Aquarium, a startup from two former Cruise employees, wants to help companies refine their machine learning model data more easily and move the models into production faster. Today the company announced a $2.6 million seed led by Sequoia with part...


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Meet the LatinX Startup Alliance and Startout founders from TC...

We love nothing more than highlighting notable early-stage startups, and you’ll find plenty of them in the spotlight on March 3 at TC Sessions: Justice 2021, a virtual conference exploring diversity, inclusion and the human labor that powers tech....


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VCs are chasing Hopin upwards of $5-6B valuation

Virtual events platform Hopin is hopin’ for a mega valuation. According to multiple sources who spoke with TechCrunch, the company, which was founded in mid-2019, is running around the fundraise circuit and perhaps nearing the end of a fundraise i...


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Understanding Toast’s expected IPO through the lens of Olo’s 2...

If Toast's recovery was anything like Olo's ascent, it isn't impossible to grok why its old $5 billion valuation might be a bit too small here in 2...


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4 essential truths about venture investing

After making pre-seed investments for seven years, I've observed how different the pre-seed stage is from Series A and later-stage investing. Today, I want to highlight four ideas that are true across different stages of investi...


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Metal 3D printing startup Mantle launches out of stealth with ...

Additive manufacturing has been a popular buzz phrase for decades now. With a smattering of notable exceptions, however, 3D printing has largely been focused on rapid prototyping and limited-run, personal products. Metal 3D printing companies like...


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Gamified emergency prep startup Harbor inks ADT partnership

Harbor, an app that gamifies emergency preparedness, has today announced the launch of a premium tier that includes features like an emergency button called HarborHELP that it has built in partnership with home-security company ADT. The premium su...