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  1. High-profile entrepreneurs launch $85 million fund to back Indian SaaS startups

    High-profile entrepreneurs launch $85 million fund to back Indian SaaS startups

    Four high-profile Indian entrepreneurs who are among those who kickstarted India’s SaaS journey, building and helping startups scale and win customers globally and also backed about 100 such firms, are ready for their next phase of participation in the country’s startup ecosystem. The group —…

  2. Contentful raises $175M at a $3B valuation from Tiger for its content delivery service

    Contentful raises $175M at a $3B valuation from Tiger for its content delivery service

    TechCrunch caught up with Contentful's CEO, Steve Sloan (previously of Twilio and Bessemer), and its comms connect, Brian Spittler (previously of Podium), to dig more into its products.

  3. Atera raises $77M at a $500M valuation to help SMBs manage their remote networks like enterprises do

    Atera raises $77M at a $500M valuation to help SMBs manage their remote networks like enterprises do

    When it comes to software to help IT manage workers’ devices wherever they happen to be, enterprises have long been spoiled for choice — a situation that has come in especially handy in the last 18 months, when many offices globally have gone remote and people have logged into their sys…

  4. Class, a Zoom-only virtual classroom, nears unicorn status after SoftBank check

    Class, a Zoom-only virtual classroom, nears unicorn status after SoftBank check

    Class, a virtual classroom that integrates exclusively with Zoom, announced today that it has raised $105 million in a financing led by SoftBank Vision Fund II. The 10-month old startup has now raised a total of $146 million in known venture funding to date, which eclipses the amount of capital rai…

  5. Field Intelligence targets 11 African cities to expand its pharmacy inventory-management service

    Field Intelligence targets 11 African cities to expand its pharmacy inventory-management service

    The company's Shelf Life project aims to remedy the inventory-management issues in Africa's retail pharmacies.

  6. Patchwork Health raises £3.5M to fix the staff scheduling disaster inside stressed hospitals

    Patchwork Health raises £3.5M to fix the staff scheduling disaster inside stressed hospitals

    The tyranny of the Excel spreadsheet continues, and especially in rostering staff. Nowhere is this more acutely felt in today’s COVID-pressured hospital wards, which are now depleted not just by the disease but by staff burnout from patchy-over or under-scheduling of staff hours. Two doctors realiz…

  7. Joshua Kushner's Thrive Capital leads $20M investment in Brazilian healthcare startup Pipo Saude

    Joshua Kushner's Thrive Capital leads $20M investment in Brazilian healthcare startup Pipo Saude

    The company's business boomed amid the pandemic. In January 2020, it had two corporate clients. By December of the same year, it had around 70.

  8. Business messaging platform Gupshup raises $240 million from Tiger Global, Fidelity and others

    Business messaging platform Gupshup raises $240 million from Tiger Global, Fidelity and others

    Gupshup, a business messaging platform that began its journey in India 15 years ago, surprised many when it raised $100 million in April this year, roughly 10 years after its last financing round, and attained the coveted unicorn status. Now just three months later, the San Francisco-headquartered …

  9. Colvin raises €45M Series C led by Eurazeo to disrupt the cosy flowers industry

    Colvin raises €45M Series C led by Eurazeo to disrupt the cosy flowers industry

    Something very interesting is going on with supply chains, and has been for a while. But it’s clear the pandemic has accelerated the trend. Tech startups are once again cutting out the middle man, but this time at the supply chain level. The opportunity is to replace supply chains with platforms &#…

  10. Blossom Capital lures Alex Lim from Silicon Valley to join the European tech boom

    Blossom Capital lures Alex Lim from Silicon Valley to join the European tech boom

    Alex Lim, a British-born VC based in the Bay Area who invested in Hopin, UiPath, Discord, and many other unicorns has decided to up sticks and leave Sand Hill Road behind for Blossom Capital in London. Blossom is fast making a name for itself both in Europe and internationally, having invested in b…