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As Overloaded Families Turn To Famtech, Funding Follows

From Crunchbase News: The image of how a successful American family with children lives has been engrained over decades by relentless marketing and Hollywood glamorization. The go-to image usually revolves around a lovely home. But of course, there are also lavish-yet-balanced family meals, and a lifestyle complete with vacations, birthday parties, extended family visits, soccer[…]

Can everdrop scale its plastic-bottle-free cleaning products, as well as build a global brand?

From Tech Crunch Image Credits: Everdrop Household cleaning chemicals in the form of a tablet that can be dissolved in water appear to have given rise to a number of startups. As well as Munich-based startup everdrop, there is also Atmo Home out of Berlin, as well as Grove Collaborative, Blueland, Smol, Spruce, Ocean Saver … the list goes[…]

Where’s Funding Going In Former Soviet States? Not Russia.

From Crunchbase News: Joanna Glasner September 27, 2022 When the Soviet Union splintered into separate nations in the early 1990s, it contained exactly zero hubs for venture-backed tech startups. Three decades later, of course, the picture is quite different. Metro areas in multiple former Soviet countries now have a rich concentration of tech founders. Capital[…]

Sept 9 22 – The Week’s 10 Biggest Funding Rounds: Verily Raises $1B; Web3’s Mysten Labs Locks Up Huge Round

From Crunchbase News This is a weekly feature that runs down the week’s top 10 funding rounds in the U.S. Check out last week’s biggest funding rounds here. August was slow, but if the first full week of September is a harbinger, things may be picking up. Several U.S.-based startups saw large rounds this week, with[…]

Q&A: Jefferies veteran dealmaker examines PE secondary market trends

From Pitchbook: Falling valuations in public and private markets have put added pressure on the pace of private equity exits, which slowed in Q2 2022 for the second consecutive quarter. PE firms chose to hold on to portfolio companies longer, instead of selling their investments at unattractive prices. During Q2, sponsors exited $94.5 billion in[…]

Tiger Global: How to Win

From Generalist Tiger Global is venture capital’s winning machine. Actionable insights If you only have a couple of minutes to spare, here’s what investors, operators, and founders can learn about Tiger Global. We may be earlier than we thought. Tiger’s current private market thesis is simple: we are still in the opening stages of the[…]

The Best NFT Projects You Must Know In 2021

By Claire D. What Makes NFTs So Popular? NFTs were created way back in 2015 as people wanted to trade assets and later on collectibles different from bitcoin. But, the main wave of popularity came when cryptopunks and cryptokitties emerged in late 2017. After the introduction of cryptokitties, NFTs started making the headlines. It became immensely popular and stopped[…]

The IRS has seized $1.2 billion worth of cryptocurrency this fiscal year – here’s what happens to it

By MacKenzie Sigalos The U.S. government regularly holds auctions for its stockpile of bitcoin, ethereum, litecoin and other cryptocurrencies it seizes and then holds in crypto wallets. It really kicked off with the 2013 takedown of Silk Road, a dark web marketplace trading in illegal goods, where bitcoin was often used for payment. Interviews with[…]

In Alarming Escalation, Beijing Blocks Didi App From Stores Two Days After Blockbuster IPO

from ZH One day ahead of this week’s blockbuster DIDI IPO in which the Chinese Uber sold at the top of its $13-14 range, broke for trading at $16.75 then tumbled only to rebound on Thursday, we warned readers that this is one they want to stay away from as a result of Beijing’s aggressive intervention in[…]

Job Site Handshake Joins Unicorn Board With $80M Series E

from crunchbase San Francisco-based Handshake, a job service aimed at college students, announced its Series E funding of $80 million led by prior investors Spark Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners valuing the company at more than $1.5 billion. This funding comes within seven months of its Series D in October 2020. That round was also $80 million, valuing the company at[…]