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  1. Payments, lending and neobanks rule fintechs in emerging markets, report says

    Payments, lending and neobanks rule fintechs in emerging markets, report says

    Tech investments in emerging markets have been in full swing over the past couple of years and their ecosystems have thrived as a result. Some of these markets like Africa, Latin America, and India, have comprehensive reports by publications and firms on trends and investments in their individual r…

  2. ifeel, another well-being platform that blends self-care tools with 1-2-1 therapy, scores $6.6M

    ifeel, another well-being platform that blends self-care tools with 1-2-1 therapy, scores $6.6M

    If the pandemic has been good for anything it’s been good for the therapy business and for startups targeting mental health, with VCs kept very busy signing checks. To wit, here’s another one: Madrid-based ifeel has bagged €5.5 million (~$6.6M) in Series A funding, led by Nauta Capital.…

  3. TechCrunch Survey of Scottish Tech Hubs: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen

    TechCrunch Survey of Scottish Tech Hubs: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen

    TechCrunch is embarking on a major new project to survey European founders and investors in cities outside the larger European capitals. Over the next few weeks, we will ask entrepreneurs in these cities to talk about their ecosystems, in their own words. This is your chance to put Edinburgh, Glasg…

  4. Kahoot acquires Clever, the US-based edtech portal, for up to $500M

    Kahoot acquires Clever, the US-based edtech portal, for up to $500M

    Kahoot, the popular Oslo-based edtech company that has built a big business out of gamifiying education and creating a platform for users to build their own learning games, is making an acquisition to double down on K-12 education and its opportunities to grow in the U.S. It is acquiring Clever, a …

  5. Paystack expands to South Africa seven months after Stripe acquisition

    Paystack expands to South Africa seven months after Stripe acquisition

    Nigerian fintech startup Paystack has been relatively quiet since it was bought by fintech giant Stripe last October. The deal, worth more than $200 million, caused shockwaves to the African tech ecosystem and offered some form of validation to work done by founders, startups and investors alike. T…

  6. Born in the pandemic, Moonfire's first $60M Seed fund will combine remote investing with big data

    Born in the pandemic, Moonfire's first $60M Seed fund will combine remote investing with big data

    During the pandemic, we’ve seen the rise of ‘Zoom investing’ – where VCs literally use remote video conference tools like Zoom and Google Meet to take pitches from entrepreneurs. Now a new European Seed fund plans to leverage that emerging behavior and bake it into their model. Mattias Ljungm…

  7. Could NFT auctions be moving away from Ethereum? One new group is betting they will

    Could NFT auctions be moving away from Ethereum? One new group is betting they will

    NFTs were arguably already taking off when Beeple sold his NFT artwork for $69m. But another crypto project attracted attention when it bought an original Banksy artwork for $95,000. The group literally burnt the artwork and sold its NFT on the OpenSea platform for $400,000. Although the stunt was …

  8. Autonomous trucking startup Einride raises $110M ahead of expansion into US

    Autonomous trucking startup Einride raises $110M ahead of expansion into US

    Einride, the Swedish startup known for its unusual-looking electric and autonomous pods that are designed to carry freight, has raised $110 million to help fund its expansion in Europe and into the United States. The Series B round, which far exceeds its previous raises of $10 million in 2020 and $…

  9. Shift Technology raises $220M at a $1B+ valuation to fight insurance fraud with AI

    Shift Technology raises $220M at a $1B+ valuation to fight insurance fraud with AI

    While insurance providers continue to get disrupted by startups like Lemonade, Alan, Clearcover, Pie and many others applying tech to rethink how to build a business around helping people and companies mitigate against risks with some financial security, one issue that has not disappeared is fraud.…

  10. Krafton announces PUBG Mobile India return

    Krafton announces PUBG Mobile India return

    PUBG Mobile developer said it will bring the title back as Battlegrounds Mobile India.