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Tiger Global Backs Bots Startup Gupshup at $1.4 Billion Value

From Bloomberg   Tiger Global is investing in messaging bots startup Gupshup at a $1.4 billion valuation, the latest in a string of major startup deals in India’s fast-growing mobile arena. The $100 million investment is the first since 2011 for Gupshup, which helps companies from Inc. to Xiaomi Corp. develop customer-relations chatbots on websites or services like WhatsApp. More investors[…]

Biotech startup Oxford Nanopore picks London for IPO

From PitchBook DNA sequencing startup Oxford Nanopore Technologies is planning to list on the London Stock Exchange in the second half of the year. The UK-based company is expected to be valued at between £4 billion and £7 billion, the Financial Times reported. Oxford Nanopore has received more than £600 million in funding to date.    […]

Pacaso Raises $75M, Reaches Unicorn Status Less Than One Year After Launching

From Crunchbase Daily Pacaso, a startup aiming to make second-home purchases more accessible, has raised $75 million in new funding, bringing the company’s valuation to $1 billion. The company, which launched in October 2020, was founded by former Zillow executives Spencer Rascoff and Austin Allison. It helps people identify and buy second homes to co-own with other owners. Users can[…]

Exclusive: BrightPlan Secures $9.5M Series A As Demand Grows For Financial Wellness Tools

From Crunchbase Daily Improving financial well-being is on many people’s minds these days, and BrightPlan is redesigning its total financial wellness platform so employers can offer those services to their employees. Managing finances is a top stressor of employees, according to PwC. So, buoyed by a new $9.5 million Series A round of funding, San Jose, California-based BrightPlan is developing[…]

The Briefing: US Q1 IPO Market Busiest In Decades.

From Crunchbase News The U.S. IPO market produced its busiest quarter in over two decades, with 100 IPOs raising $39.2 billion, according to a report from Renaissance Capital. Health care led in terms of deal flow, while the tech sector produced the most proceeds. The quarter produced a number of large IPOs for venture-backed companies, including gaming unicorn Roblox,[…]