Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Ant vs Tencent – TechCrunch

As Ant Group seizes the world’s attention with its record initial public offering, which was abruptly called off by Beijing, investors and analysts are revisiting the fintech interests of...

Nestlé acquires healthy meal startup Freshly for up to $1.5B – TechCrunch

Nestlé USA just announced that it has acquired Freshly for $1.5 billion — $950 million plus potential earnouts of up to $550 million based on future growth. Founded in 2015,...

Boom raises $7M Series A in bid to become the ‘Amazon for commercial photography’...

Milan-headquartered scale-up Boom, which offers a two-sided tech platform to let companies book and manage commercial photo shoots, has raised $7 million in Series A funding. The round is led by...

Nordic challenger bank Lunar raises €40M Series C, plans to enter the ‘buy now,...

Lunar, the Nordic challenger bank that started out life as a personal finance manager app (PFM) but acquired a full banking license in 2019, has raised €40 million in Series...

Root targets $6B+ valuation in pending IPO, a boon for insurtech startups – TechCrunch

This morning Root Insurance, a neoinsurance provider that has attracted ample private capital for its auto-insurance business, is targeting a valuation of as much as $6.34 billion in its pending...

Gogoro’s Eeyo 1s e-bike goes on sale in France, its first European market –...

Gogoro announced today that its Eeyo 1s is now available for sale in France, the smart electric bike’s first European market. Another model, the Eeyo 1, will launch over the...

Twilio buys Segment, and Airkit raises $28M for its low-code platform – TechCrunch

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest big news, chats...

Funding for female founders falls to 2017 levels as pandemic shakes up the VC...

Cautious investors are reverting to form So much for progress. New data out this week from PitchBook indicates that the number of rounds raised by female-founded and co-founded companies fell year-over-year, with...

SAP continues to build out customer experience business with Emarsys acquisition – TechCrunch

SAP seemed to be all in on customer experience when it acquired Qualtrics for $8 billion in 2018. It continued on that journey today when it announced it was acquiring...

Podcast analytics and attribution startup Chartable raises $2.25M – TechCrunch

Chartable, a startup known for its authoritative podcast download charts, is announcing that it has raised $2.25 million in seed funding. Founders Dave Zohrob and Harish Agarwal previously worked together...

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