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Disclose your Scope 3 emissions, you cowards

Many companies are saying that they don’t take climate change seriously enough to fully understand — and disclose — their own impact on it.

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SumUp raises $624M at $8.5B valuation, with its payments and business tech now used by 4M SMBs

A decade ago, SumUp was one of the army of fintechs that made names for themselves with dongles that turned basic smartphones into card payment...

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AlphaSense, an analysis and business intel search engine, finds $225M at a $1.7B valuation

Google showed the way when it came to the world understanding and valuing the importance of a good search engine to unlock all the information you...

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Revel founder Frank Reig a year later on driving EV adoption in big cities

"We literally have millions of vehicles that need to transition to electric, and there’s really no charging in sight, which is where our...

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Porsche joins $400M bet on lithium-silicon batteries to juice up future EVs

The German automaker is upping its bet on electric vehicles, in part via a hefty investment in lithium-silicon battery developer Group14 Technologies.

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Wagestream, a financial super app for waged workers, raises $175M, passes 1M users and doubles down on the U.S.

Front-line workers and those paid in hourly wages rather than salaries have become a prime target in the world of business IT, with a wave of apps...

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Daily Crunch: Beating ‘other takeover bidders,’ Bosch acquires autonomous driving startup Five.ai

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

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BlackRock, Fidelity and others to invest $400M in USDC stablecoin issuer Circle

Circle, a crypto-focused financial technology firm, has entered an agreement for a $400 million funding round, the company announced. It is expected...

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Volocopter raises $170M, now valued at $1.87B, to fuel the first commercial launches of its flying taxi fleet

Volocopter, the startup out of southern Germany (Bruchsal) that has been developing electric VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) aircraft and a...

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AnyRoad helps brands measure customer experiences

Brands don’t often know everyone who is attending their big events, which leads to limited return on investment and actionable insights. AnyRoad...

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When the founder becomes the story

A year ago, few knew the brand Bolt, a checkout technology company that was founded in 2014, nor its founder, Ryan Breslow, a seemingly archetypal...

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‘Woke capitalism’ is a new ideology for a digital economy

When the head of BlackRock issued his annual letter to CEOs, his latest push for business leaders to embrace social purpose beyond profits continued...

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Following his fiery Twitter tirades, Bolt founder Ryan Breslow is no longer CEO — and he says it’s his choice

Ryan Breslow, who founded the “one-click” checkout tech company Bolt as a Stanford student and dropped out of college to build it, is...

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Fresh round of $355M lifts online checkout company Bolt into decacorn territory

This newest raise comes just three months after Bolt took in a sizable $393 million in Series D funding.

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Ursa Major raises $85M to disrupt the vertically integrated launch sector

The launch sector is getting crowded. Many of the biggest players are building their own rocket engines, but space startup Ursa Major is betting that...

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Jobandtalent raises $500M Series E to keep scaling its ‘workforce as a service’ marketplace

Spain’s Jobandtalent — a “workforce marketplace” and digital temping agency that uses AI to match workers to casual labor...

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Ionity lands €700 million investment from BlackRock, automakers to expand EV fast-charging network

Ionity, an electric vehicle fast-charging charging network provider whose owners include Daimler AG and Volkswagen Group, has scored a €700 million...

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Heyday raises $555M to buy up and scale more D2C brands in the Amazon marketplace universe

Consolidation to have better economies of scale is one of the biggest themes in the world of e-commerce, and today a player in the world of online...

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Berlin’s Razor Group raises $125M at a $1B+ valuation for a platform to buy and scale third-party Amazon merchants

Companies snapping up merchants selling on Amazon to build in more e-commerce economies of scale into the model are on a rapid pace of growth at the...

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Paytm raises $1.1 billion from anchor investors in India’s blockbuster IPO

Paytm has raised $1.104 billion in India’s largest-ever anchor round as part of its initial public offering, which is also shaping up to be the...

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Industrial cybersecurity startup Dragos raises $200M, valuation soars to $1.7B

Dragos has raised $200 million in Series D funding at a valuation of $1.7 billion. The investment, which Dragos says is also the largest funding...

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Women’s health tech brand, Elvie, tops up Series C to $97M

Elvie, the women’s health tech pioneer behind a connected breast pump and smart pelvic floor exerciser, has topped up a Series C which it...

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Gojek and Tokopedia merge to form GoTo Group

Ride-hailing giant Gojek and marketplace Tokopedia, Indonesia’s two biggest startups, said on Monday they have combined their businesses to...

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Berlin’s Razor Group raises $400M to buy and scale Amazon Marketplace merchants

The market remains very hot for startups building e-commerce empires by consolidating independent third-party merchants that have gained traction on...

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Crusoe Energy is tackling energy use for cryptocurrencies and data centers and greenhouse gas emissions

The two founders of Crusoe Energy think they may have a solution to two of the largest problems facing the planet today — the increasing energy...

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Astranis raises $250M at a $1.4B valuation for smaller, cheaper geostationary communications satellites

Space startup Astranis has raised a $250 million Series C round to provide it with a capital injection to help scale manufacturing of its unique...

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Temasek and BlackRock form Decarbonization Partners with $600 million to create a zero-emission economy

The $9 trillion financial management firm Blackrock is collaborating with the $313 billion Singapore investment firm Temasek to back companies...

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Singapore-based retail analytics company Trax raises $640M Series E led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and BlackRock

COVID-19 forced many retailers and brands to adopt new technologies. Retail analytics unicorn Trax expects that this openness to tech innovation will...

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