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March 30, 2021
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UK’s Cazoo will list on the NYSE by way of a SPAC, valuing it at $7B and raising $1.6B

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Cazoo, the UK used-car sales portal that has been on a major fundraising tear in the last year, will be next company to pursue more growth by way of a SPAC: the company today annou....

March 15, 2021
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Epidemic Sound raises $450M at a $1.4B valuation to ‘soundtrack the internet’

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The popularity of video and other streamed content like podcasts is continuing to grow at a breakneck speed, and today a startup called Epidemic Sound, a marketplace to source the ....

March 7, 2021
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Will moving, ‘spacial video’ start to eat into square-box Zoom calls? SpatialChat thinks so

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With most of us locked into a square video box on platforms like Zoom, the desire to break away and perhaps wander around a virtual space is strong. These new ways of presenting pe....

December 14, 2020
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Cosmos Video — a ‘Club Penguin for adults’ to socialise and work — raises $2.6M from LocalGlobe

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All over the world startups are piling into the space marked “virtual interaction and collaboration”. What if a startup created a sort of “Club Penguin for adults”? Step fo....

October 16, 2020
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Rosita Longevity wants to teach seniors how to live long, healthy lives

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Longevity, as far as startups are concerned, tends to be a moonshot-y space where technologies like biotech and AI are experimentally applied in a sort of modern day alchemical que....

October 5, 2020
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Accel VCs Sonali De Rycker and Andrew Braccia say European deal pace is ‘incredibly active’

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The other week TechCrunch’s Extra Crunch Live series sat down with Accel VCs Sonali De Rycker and Andrew Braccia to chat about the state of the global startup investing ecosystem....

October 5, 2020
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Digging into the next wave of tech IPOs

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After taking five consecutive business days off from my work laptop — and to shout at my personal laptop while losing games on Dominion online — I am back. I missed you. And wh....

September 30, 2020
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Klaxoon launches Board, an interactive meeting product for video calls

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A few weeks after teasing its new product, French startup Klaxoon is launching Board, a visual interface that lets you work together during a video call. Instead of staring at othe....

September 23, 2020
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Amnesty calls for human rights controls on EU digital surveillance exports

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In a new report, Amnesty International says it’s found evidence of EU companies selling digital surveillance technologies to China — despite the stark human rights risks of tec....

September 9, 2020
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Sarbacane, maker of Mailify, raises $27M for marketing tools

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Marketing technology — and specifically tools that help companies leverage the internet to connect with customers in a way that is compliant with a new wave of data protection an....