Backed by Nas and Dapper Labs CEO, SportsIcon launches to deliver NFTs bundled with exclusive athlete content – TechCrunch

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have a natural fit with sports memorabilia, another category of speculative asset whose value is primarily dependent

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Nigerian fintech Okra raises $3.5M backed by Accenture Ventures and Susa Ventures – TechCrunch

The last five years have seen a plethora of fintech applications in Nigeria (and Africa, in general) grow at an

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YC-backed Abacum nets $7M to empower finance teams with real-time data and collaboration tools – TechCrunch

SaaS to support mid-sized companies’ financial planning with real-time data and native collaboration isn’t the sexiest startup pitch under the

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Facebook-backed Indian social commerce Meesho raises $300M at $2.1B valuation – TechCrunch

Meesho said on Monday it has raised $300 million in a new financing round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2

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How SOSV-backed Achiko pivoted from financial services to health tech during the COVID-19 pandemic – TechCrunch

Many companies had to adapt during the COVID-19 pandemic. For SOSV-backed Achiko, this meant shifting its focus from mobile payment

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Y Combinator-backed Vue Storefront aims to be the ‘glue’ for e-commerce – TechCrunch

“Headless commerce” is a phrase that gets thrown around lot (I’ve typed it several times today already), but Vue Storefront CEO Patrick

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YC-backed Homebase is an alternative to traditional mortgages for home buyers in Vietnam – TechCrunch

Homebase co-founders Phillip An and Junyuan Tan The home ownership rate in Vietnam is about 90%, but many millennials are

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Binance-backed Xend Finance launches DeFi platform for credit unions in Africa – TechCrunch

Nigerian startup Xend Finance uses decentralized finance (DeFi) to address currency devaluation. DeFi aims to bridge the gap between decentralized

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Backed by YC, Vendease is building Amazon Prime for restaurants in Africa – TechCrunch

For small and mid-sized restaurants in Nigeria and most of Africa, food procurement can be a complex process to manage.

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MrBeast’s management company, Night Media, has a new venture fund that’s backed by creators – TechCrunch

MrBeast’s management company is getting into the venture business. Night Media, the six-year-old, Dallas-based multimedia talent management company, is closing

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SoftBank-backed Indian insurance platform Policybazaar raises $75 million – TechCrunch

Policybazaar has raised $75 million as the Indian online insurance platform looks to expand its presence in UAE and Middle

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Apple’s new privacy feature backed by French competition watchdog – POLITICO

France’s competition authority has handed Apple a big win — for now.  The watchdog said Wednesday that the iPhone maker

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The toilet paper startup backed by Marc Benioff, Dara Khosrowshahi and Robert Downey Jr. now sells paper towels – TechCrunch

Cloud Paper, the startup whose bamboo toilet paper (and celebrity and billionaire backers, including Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Marc

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YC-backed Pangea discusses growth, fundraising ahead of demo day – TechCrunch

Pangea, a marketplace startup that wants to connect college freelancers and companies in need of digital help, is seeing its

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Backed by Blossom, Creandum and Index, grocery delivery and dark store startup Dija launches in London – TechCrunch

Dija, the London-based grocery delivery startup, is officially launching today and confirming that it raised £20 million in seed funding

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This pan-African freelance platform is the first Zimbabwean startup backed by Techstars – TechCrunch

On the 25th of January, Techstars Seattle announced its 12th class featuring 10 startups from different parts of the world.

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Firms backed by Robert Downey Jr. and Bill Gates have funded an electric motor company that slashes energy consumption – TechCrunch

Sometimes the smallest innovations can have the biggest impacts on the world’s efforts to stop global climate change. Arguably, one

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Flextock is a YC-backed e-commerce fulfillment provider for Africa and the Middle East – TechCrunch

When merchants launch their e-commerce businesses, they can easily manage the end-to-end operations in the early stages. But as they

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Tequity’s SaaS Client, Strongpoint, Has Been Acquired by TA Associates-backed, Netwrix Corporation

TORONTO, March 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Tequity, an M&A advisory firm with an exclusive focus on global enterprise B2B Cloud, SaaS,

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Syria Strike 2021: U.S. Strikes Iran-backed Militias, Retaliating for Iraq Rocket Attack

President Joe Biden delivers remarks to Defense Department personnel during a visit to the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., February 10,

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Quill, the messaging app backed by Index, quietly comes out of stealth to take on Slack – TechCrunch

Slack took the workplace communications landscape by storm after it launched its integration-friendly, GIF-tastic chat platform in 2013. Within the

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YC-backed Queenly launches a marketplace for formalwear – TechCrunch

Queenly, a marketplace for formalwear, launched into a world where its core product of dresses and gowns had a massive

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NRCC will ‘absolutely’ support Republicans who backed impeachment, finance chair says

“If we are going to become the majority party — which I think we will — you’ve got to accept

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Sportsbet.io Launches Exclusive 360° Cryptocurrency Backed VR Video Experience to Redefine Home Sports Entertainment

TALLINN, Estonia, Feb. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — As part of their club partnerships with Southampton FC, cryptocurrency sportsbook Sportsbet.io have created a

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Amazon-backed Rivian plans European assembly plant, report says

Rivian Automotive Inc., the electric-vehicle maker backed by Amazon.com Inc., is scouting locations in Europe to build a new factory,

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