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Draftea kicks off LatAm fantasy football with NFL partnership, fresh funding

The LatAm-focused fantasy sports platform raised $20 million from investors including Cristiano Ronaldo and Travis Kelce

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Let’s talk about party rounds

Party rounds have been around for over a decade and a subject of debate for just as long. The positives are obvious. The cons are more complicated.

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Stacked gets $13M to be the Twitch for web3 gamers

Few areas in tech today are as polarized as the blockchain gaming space. Legacy developers and gamers are calling play-to-earn games Ponzi schemes,...

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Otter.ai challenger Airgram raises $10M to transcribe and time your video calls

There’re plenty of tools out there competing to help people make their video calls breezier. Some, like voice transcription service Otter.ai,...

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Pinata raised $21.5M to scale NFT media infrastructure

Pinata, an NFT-focused media distribution platform, has raised a total of $21.5 million in funding, the company exclusively told TechCrunch. This is...

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There’s always another nightmarish crypto hack around the corner

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we looked at the near-term future for crypto gaming as VCs zero in on where to place consumer bets. This...

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Can VCs game crypto out of this downturn?

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we looked at Musk holding onto doge. This week, we’re talking about where all of this crypto VC...

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Theator, an AI platform that analyzes surgery videos, closes out its Series A at $39.5M

When it comes to video-based data, advances in computer vision have given a huge boost to the world of research, making the process of analyzing and...

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The arrest heard ’round the crypto world

Hey everyone, and welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we discussed $4.5 billion in new crypto funds from a16z. This week, we’re talking...

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Sanlo, a startup that offers app and game developers access to financial tools and capital, raises $10M

Sanlo, a San Francisco-based fintech startup that offers small to medium-sized game and app companies access to tools to manage their finances and...

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Felt’s $15 million chance to prove that maps are the next big medium

Felt allows users to build a map with datasets integrated into it, and work with each other to showcase impact in a less static way than a Google...

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The IRS’s crypto tax partner, ZenLedger, raises $15 million Series B

The new funding comes just weeks after ZenLedger fired its former COO, Dan Hannum, who lied about his credentials

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Need advice on navigating a tough startup market? Start here

The market for startup investment has changed. From the hottest year in startup VC history to a period of pessimism, how did we get here? This digest...

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Enveil, a provider of encrypted, privacy-focused search and analytics tools, raises $25M

Collectively, as we mature as a digital society, many of us are getting more aware, and more wary, of how our profiles and information exist and are...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Immigration law Q&A, finding your problem, why a16z pitched Deel

This week, we're running several articles on entrepreneurship as TechCrunch staffers recap their conversations and panel discussions from our...

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Raising a Series A in a market of mixed messages

For startups graduating past the seed stage and thinking about landing that coveted Series A, what’s the best way to navigate a market of mixed...

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Why a16z pitched Deel to lead its Series A

Deel CEO Alex Bouaziz didn't have a pitch deck to share on TechCrunch Live. That's because Deel raised a total of $629 million without one.

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Fintech NovoPayment raises first venture round in 15 years to expand its full-stack banking API platform

Miami-based, female-founded fintech NovoPayment raises $19 million to court new customers

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BlueOcean raises $30M for its AI-based brand intelligence platform

The medium is the message more than ever these days, and brands are faced with a challenge — but also opportunity — to capture what...

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New data shows how far VCs are pulling back on US Series A, B, and C valuations

The venture capital market is retreating somewhat from its aggressive 2021 pace, new data indicates.

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Pareto thinks it shouldn’t be so hard to collect lead-generation data

Pareto’s team of data experts offer actionable insights on everything from TikTok influencers to qualifying B2B sales leads.

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D’Amelio family launches VC fund 444 Capital to invest up to $25M in high-growth startups

The D'Amelio family, including TikTok stars Charli D'Amelio and sister Dixie, are formalizing their investments in startups with a new VC...

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London-based SteadyPay helps freelancers and gig workers stabilize their income

Fintech for freelancers SteadyPay raised a $5 million Series A led by European VC firm Digital Horizon.

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Stax gets $2.2M for its app that lets Africans make transactions via automated USSD codes

Stax, a startup that allows Africans to buy airtime, send and request money, and transfer funds between accounts via automated USSD codes, has raised...

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Leverage early investors when raising a Series A, says DeepScribe’s Akilesh Bapu

"When I walked out of the meeting, I went immediately to one of my partners, and was like, 'Finally, I found the company that is following...

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Flashfood raises $12.3M to scale its grocery app that helps tackle retail food waste

Toronto-based Flashfood, a mobile marketplace that provides customers with access to discounted food nearing its best-by date, has raised $12.3...

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EWA, which taps into popular media to teach languages, hits 51M downloads and 3.5M MAUs and raises its first outside funding

Online language learning continues to be a huge opportunity for startups, with the most engaging experiences meeting a surge of interest from...

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Dutch raises $20M to scale its telemedicine platform for pets

Virtual veterinarian care platform Dutch has raised $20 million in Series A funding led by Forerunner Ventures and Eclipse Ventures. The San...

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