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With a €43M EU grant and €1.2M from a VC, this startup plans to turn CO2 emissions into gold

The global problem of an over-abundance of CO2 in the atmosphere is ongoing, and a huge area that needs to be addressed, given the amount pumped out...

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Armed with $19.5M, LiveEO plots a big data course between satellite geospatial information and industry

When it comes to geospatial and mapping data and how they are leveraged by organizations, satellites continue to play a critical role when it comes...

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Pitch Deck Teardown: Glambook’s $2.5 million seed deck

Glambook recently raised $2.5 million at a $12 million valuation, and I managed to talk it into letting me share its full pitch deck with you to see...

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Uber tie-up with Omio adds train & coach booking to app — starting with UK

Uber is testing adding train and coach travel to its app in the UK so customers can book longer distance ground travel via a fully integrated tie-up...

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Babbel brings its B2B language learning service to the U.S.

Babbel, the popular subscription-based online language learning service, today announced a couple of updates about its U.S. businesses — the...

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Exceptional Ventures joins Europe’s health and wellness goldrush with a new $24M fund

With the after-effect of the pandemic set to play out for years, VCs specializing in health, wellness, and general ‘joy’ would appear to have...

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BAI Capital targets China’s globalizing startups with fresh $700M fund

BAI Capital, the storied China-focused venture investment firm that was formerly known as Bertelsmann Asia Investments, has raised $700 million to...

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Google Cloud announces its first region in Mexico

Google Cloud today announced plans for its first cloud region in Mexico, its third in Latin America after Santiago, Chile and São Paulo, Brazil. The...

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Tesla Cybertruck on track to launch summer 2023, Elon Musk says

Musk said that the battery-electric truck will benefit from Tesla’s learnings on boosting efficiency throughout the manufacturing process.

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4 indicators to watch for on Tesla Q2 earnings day

Elon Musk has dominated this summer’s headlines beyond the EV business he’s trying to scale. During the first half of July, the Tesla CEO...

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Can everdrop scale it’s plastic-bottle-free cleaning products, as well as build a global brand?

Household cleaning chemicals in the form of a tablet that can be dissolved in water appear to have given rise to a number of startups. As well as...

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Headline VC closes $950M spread across three funds for startups in US, Europe, LatAm and Asia

Venture capital fund Headline has been investing in tech startups since – get this – 1999, which might tempt headline writers, perhaps...

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Headline VC closes $968M spread across three funds for startups in US, Europe, LatAm and Asia

Venture capital fund Headline has been investing in tech startups since – get this – 1999, which might tempt headline writers, perhaps...

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Delivery Hero and Glovo targeted for EU antitrust inspection

Delivery Hero and Glovo have been targeted for antitrust inspections in the European Union. The European Commission announced today that it has...

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UK-based Playter closes $55M round for its BNPL platform aimed at SMEs

Europe has no shortage of ‘buy now, pay later’ startups and a quick search is revealing. Berlin-based fintech startup Mondu has taken in €39.9...

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Omio raises $80M as travel demand rebounds after years of COVID-19 crisis

It’s been a tough few years for Omio, the Berlin-based travel search and booking platform that saw 98% of its revenues evaporate overnight when...

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Project A Ventures closes its fourth fund, hitting $375M, the largest to date

Project A Ventures launched 10 years ago in Berlin when a handful of a ex-Rocket Internet players decided they’d try their own hand at this startup...

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Ecosia gets a new look as it gears up for an era of green search

More updates from not-for-profit climate action search engine Ecosia: It’s given itself its first major branding refresh since launch back in...

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Meet the trans, anarchist founder who just landed $25M to reform how crypto is stored

Tux Pacific dropped out of college and taught themselves cryptography. Now, they've landed startup funding from a16z and other top VCs

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Berlin-based B2B BNPL platform Mondu raises $43M Series A led by Valar in the US

Given the likely global recession, small businesses are reaching for new kinds of financing. Thus, the Buy Now Pay Later business model is now...

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Getir, the $12B instant delivery startup, plans to axe 14% of staff globally and cut aggressive expansion plans

It continues to be a very rough week for e-commerce companies in Europe. In the latest development, TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that Getir...

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How femtech startup Inne rebooted its hardware launch after COVID-19 chaos

It’s been a tough few years for Berlin-based femtech hardware startup Inne which came out of stealth R&D in the fall of 2019, shortly...

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Germany’s Zolar grabs $105M on soaring demand for solar energy

Berlin-based Zolar has bagged €100 million (~$105M) in Series C funding to expand its supplier network for small solar systems to meet rising...

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Gopuff, the instant delivery upstart, taps ex-Disney head Bob Iger as its newest investor and advisor

Gopuff, the instant delivery giant valued at $15 billion (and filing for financing in December 2021 at a valuation of up to $40 billion), made a name...

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Earlybird VC closes new €350M fund for Western European startups, with a deeptech angle

Earlybird VC was one of the, if not the “OG” of the emergence of Berlin as a key global tech startup ecosystem 15 years ago. Founded in 1997,...

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Byrd nabs $56M to grow its European e-commerce logistics and fulfillment network as an alternative to Amazon

Shopify put a spotlight on the role and significance of logistics and fulfillment in e-commerce when it snapped up Deliverr for $2.1 billion last...

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Rali_cap gets backing from global VCs and launches $30M fintech fund for emerging markets

Rali_cap, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on emerging markets fintech, has launched a $30 million fund. Last month, the firm, formerly...

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Prisma raises $40M for its open source ‘Rosetta stone’ for database languages

When it comes to building databases and other backend software development, different organizations and developers do not always speak the same...

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