PicPay, the Brazilian mobile payments platform, files for an IPO on Nasdaq – TechCrunch

Brazilian mobile payments app PicPay filed an F-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for an IPO valued at

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Newly christened Percent wants to make it easier to securitize corporate debt – TechCrunch

Debt is the new equity. As founders run around trying to fend off prying VCs from their cap tables, they

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MasterClass co-founder’s Outlier.org raises $30M for affordable, virtual college courses – TechCrunch

Outlier.org — a startup offering intro-level college courses online at a relatively affordable price — is announcing that it has

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Window Snyder’s new startup Thistle Technologies raises $2.5M seed to secure IoT devices – TechCrunch

The Internet of Things has a security problem. The past decade has seen wave after wave of new internet-connected devices,

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Colgate-Palmolive, Coca-Cola and Unilever join AB InBev’s sustainable supply chain accelerator – TechCrunch

A clutch of the world’s largest consumer products and food companies are joining Budweiser’s parent company Anheuser-Busch InBev in backing

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Audi spinoff holoride collects $12M in Series A led by Terranet AB – TechCrunch

Holoride, the company that’s building an immersive XR in-vehicle media platform, today announced it raised €10 million (approximately $12 million)

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Universal Hydrogen raises $20.5M Series A to help launch hydrogen aviation – TechCrunch

The race to decarbonize aviation got a boost this Earth Day with the announcement of a $20.5 million Series A

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5 emerging use cases for productivity infrastructure in 2021 – TechCrunch

Gleb Polyakov Contributor Gleb Polyakov is co-founder and CEO of Nylas, which provides productivity infrastructure solutions for modern software. Gleb

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Brazil’s Loft adds $100M to its accounts, $700M to its valuation in a single month – TechCrunch

Nearly exactly one month ago, digital real estate platform Loft announced it had closed on $425 million in Series D

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Fraud prevention platform Sift raises $50M at over $1B valuation, eyes acquisitions – TechCrunch

With the increase of digital transacting over the past year, cybercriminals have been having a field day. In 2020, complaints

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Satellite imagery startup Albedo closes $10M seed round – TechCrunch

While most startups today are creating software, not every upstart enterprise is taking a code-only approach to building a business.

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Kandji nabs $60M Series B as Apple device management platform continues to thrive – TechCrunch

During the pandemic, having an automated solution for onboarding and updating Apple devices remotely has been essential, and today Kandji,

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Applied XL raises $1.5M to build ‘editorial algorithms’ that track real-time data – TechCrunch

AppliedXL, a startup creating machine learning tools with what it describes as a journalistic lens, is announcing that it has

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Ex.co acquires video adtech company Cedato – TechCrunch

Ex.co is announcing its very first acquisition — it’s buying Cedato, a video monetization startup founded in 2015. Previously known

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With $30M extension, BigID boosts Series D to $100M at $1.25B valuation – TechCrunch

When we last heard from BigID at the end of 2020, the company was announcing a $70 million Series D

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Satellite Vu’s $5M seed round will fuel the launch of its thermal imaging satellites – TechCrunch

Earth imaging is an increasingly crowded space, but Satellite Vu is taking a different approach by focusing on infrared and

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Founders Factory Africa partners with Small Foundation to invest in 18 agritech startups – TechCrunch

Johannesburg-based investment company Founders Factory Africa (FFA) today announced a partnership with Small Foundation that will see it select 18

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9 investors, execs and founders discuss Zagreb’s startup potential – TechCrunch

Startups may not spring to mind when speaking about the beautiful country of Croatia. Indeed, the country is most popular

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Hive raises $85M for AI-based APIs to help moderate content, identify objects and more – TechCrunch

As content moderation continues to be a critical aspect of how social media platforms work — one that they may

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Per Diem raises $2.3M to help local businesses build subscription programs – TechCrunch

It might be time for neighborhood restaurants and coffee shops to start thinking about a subscription business — at least

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Tribal Credit, which provides credit cards to startups in emerging markets, raises $34.3M – TechCrunch

The B2B payments space has seen an explosion in demand, and investor interest, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

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Creator+ raises $12M to build a film studio and streaming service focused on digital storytellers – TechCrunch

In the words of co-founder and CEO Jonathan Shambroom, Creator+ is a new startup that will “finance, produce and distribute

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