Tuesday, January 19, 2021

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Prosus Ventures leads $30 million investment in Indian agritech startup DeHaat – TechCrunch

Once overlooked, agritech startups are beginning to have a moment in India. On Tuesday, DeHaat, an online platform that offers full-stack agricultural services to farmers, said it has raised $30 million in a new financing round as the Indian...

Salesforce leads $15M investment in Indian HR tech platform Darwinbox – TechCrunch

Darwinbox, which operates a cloud-based human resource management platform, has raised $15 million in a new financing round as the Indian startup looks to further expand in the country and Southeast Asian markets. The new round — a Series...

Singapore-based Volopay raises $2.1 million seed round to build a “financial control center” for businesses – TechCrunch

Volopay, a Singapore-based startup building a “financial control center” for businesses, announced today it has raised $2.1 million in seed funding. The round was led by Tinder co-founder Justin Mateen, and included participation from Soma Capital, CP Ventures,...

Gillmor Gang: Twitter+ – TechCrunch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3zSbb1Sxe0 The best thing about 2020 is we survived it. No need to say what the worst thing is, it’s hands down our collective stupidity in the choices we’ve made. That reality has forced us to refactor what we...

Cryptocat author gets insanely fast backing to build p2p tech for social media – TechCrunch

The idea for Capsule started with a tweet about reinventing social media. A day later cryptography researcher, Nadim Kobeissi — best known for authoring the open source e2e encrypted desktop chat app Cryptocat (now discontinued) — had pulled in...

The Station: CES trends and Uber plots another spinoff – TechCrunch

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hi friends and new readers, welcome back to The Station, a newsletter...

Calling Bucharest VCs: Be featured in The Great TechCrunch Survey of European VC – TechCrunch

TechCrunch is embarking on a major project to survey the venture capital investors of Europe and their cities. Our survey of VCs in Bucharest and Romania will capture how the country is faring, and what changes are being wrought...

It may not be as glamorous as D2C, but beauty tech is big money – TechCrunch

Sindhya Valloppillil Contributor Sindhya Valloppillil is the founder and CEO of Skin Dossier, a venture partner at Next Gen Ventures, a freelance writer and formerly a beauty industry executive and marketing professor. Last week, Procter & Gamble (P&G) announced that it...

Bustle CEO Bryan Goldberg explains his plans for taking the company public – TechCrunch

Bustle Digital Group — owner of Bustle, Inverse, Input, Mic and other titles — could eventually join the ranks of startups going public via a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). During an interview about the state of BDG and...

Watch Virgin Orbit launch a rocket to space from a modified 747 for the first time – TechCrunch

Virgin Orbit scored a major success on Sunday, with a test flight that not only achieved its goals of reaching space and orbit, but also of delivering payloads on board for NASA, marking its first commercial mission, too....
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Prosus Ventures leads $30 million investment in Indian agritech startup DeHaat – TechCrunch

Once overlooked, agritech startups are beginning to have a moment in India. On Tuesday, DeHaat, an online platform that...
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