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Just in time for VidCon, TikTok has a new most-followed creator on the platform: Khaby Lame, a 22-year-old from Senegal who rose to fame by stitching and dueting other TikToks, wordlessly fixing viral “life hacks” that didn’t initially work. As of yesterday, Khaby Lame has 142.7 f…

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TikTok star Charli D’Amelio and family back Facetune maker Lightricks

Charli D’Amelio is the most-followed and highest-earning creator on TikTok, but the 17-year-old superstar and her family are now looking beyond their short-term riches from short-form video. Today, the D’Amelio family announced a partnership with Lightricks, the company that makes photo…

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Israel’s Viola Ventures hits $250M for its new fund, appoints Yael Alroy as partner

Viola Ventures, an Israeli VC, has closed its sixth fund of $250 million. It now has $1.25 billion in assets under management, largely early-stage tech companies. Viola says the fund was oversubscribed and reached its hard cap. With the new fund, Viola Ventures will invest in 25-30 early-stage (see…

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Facetune maker Lightricks raises $130 million ahead of M&A plans

Facetune developer Lightricks, which operates more than a dozen subscription-based photo- and video-editing apps across iOS and Android, now has $130 million in new funding to further grow its business. The company’s newly announced Series D round includes $100 million in primary and $30 mill…

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Without a clear ask, your pitch deck is useless

Having a great "ask" slide can reassure investors: It shows a founder wants to raise an amount of money that unlocks the next stage of growth and knows what milestones they need to hit to get there.

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Equity crowdfunding appears immune to market volatility, on track for its best year yet

With the fundraising climate now showing cloudy skies, equity crowdfunding is getting ready for a field day.

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