Startup News: 13th Sept 2021 - 19th Sept 2021

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Good Morning!! As we enter a new week, let’s take a look at the latest trending startup news insights.


13th September, 2021


Weekly Startup News


1. Rey Assurance launches its holistic approach to insurance with fresh funding

Indonesian insurtech Rey Assurance is taking a new approach. The startup is launching out of stealth today, having already raised $1 million in pre-seed funding from the Trans-Pacific Technology Fund (TPTF). Read more

2. Egyptian Startup Capiter Raises $33m to Expand B2B E-Commerce Platform Across MENA

Cairo-based B2B e-commerce startup Capiter continues that trend by raising a $33 million Series A round. Using machine learning, Capiter says it helps these manufacturers gain critical insights into the markets they serve, the products they sell and how they fair with competition. Read more


14th September, 2021


Weekly Startup News


1. UK-based start-up creates the first hands-free capable jetpack

The technology is slowly but surely becoming a reality, with one company unveiling what it claims is the world's first hands-free jetpack prototype. Read more

2. Tonal Announces Tonal Live, A New Interactive Workout Experience

Wall-mounted fitness startup Tonal announced that it’s bringing live courses to it portfolio of strength training workouts. Read more


15th September, 2021


Weekly Startup News


1. Rivian Beats Tesla, GM With First Electric Pickup

Amazon and Ford backed Rivian beats Tesla and General Motors to the punch, as the EV market for electric trucks heats up. 

2. This realistic mushroom ‘leather’ is ready for commercial production

The biotech materials startup that makes Mylo, is made from mycelium, the root-like part of mushrooms. It will be produced at a commercial scale, in a facility that can make as much as a million square feet a year. Read more

3. Walmart to Launch Self-Driving Delivery Service With Ford and Argo AI

Argo’s cloud-based system will integrate with Walmart’s online ordering platform to direct and schedule deliveries to customers’ doors. Read more


16th September, 2021


Weekly Startup News


1. Electric scooter startup Gogoro is going public

Gogoro announced a partnership with Taiwanese manufacturing giant Foxconn — which has been rapidly pushing into electric vehicles. It will combine with a SPAC called Poema Global Holdings, which is listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange. Read more

2. This startup keeps CO2 out of the air by injecting ‘bio oil’ underground

Agricultural waste or other biomass that would otherwise end up decomposing or being burned—releasing its CO2 back into the air—is heated without oxygen, read more.


17th September, 2021


Weekly Startup News


1. Defy Partners leads $3M round into sales intelligence platform Aircover

Aircover’s conversational AI software integrates with Zoom and automates parts of the sales process to lead to more effective conversations. Read more

2. Ketch raises fund as demand grows for its privacy data control platform

Ketch, a startup providing online privacy regulation and data compliance, brought in an additional $20 million in A1 funding, read more.

3. Aurora Propulsion Technologies closes €1.7M seed for spacecraft maneuvering and deorbiting tech

Aurora Propulsion Technologies is one of a handful of startups that has emerged in the past few years to help simplify the problem of spacecraft propulsion. Read more


18th September, 2021


Weekly Startup News


1. The Verge Hubless Electric Motorcycle Could Change Everything

Based in Finland, Verge Motorcycles is a start-up dedicated to pushing the boundaries of design and functionality in the industry, read more.

2. Startup that created chatbots that can understand local Southeast Asian languages and accents

This Singapore start-up WIZ.AI, created a chatbot that can understand Singlish. Their initial goal was to prove that the idea was viable, to polish their English AI library and gather more feedback on how to best streamline their offerings to fit customers’ needs, read more.


19th September, 2021


Weekly Startup News


1. Arctic Vision eyes leading role in China, Asia ophthalmic medicine markets

Arctic Imaginative and prescient, a Hong Kong-based biotechnology start-up, goals to grow to be a number one mild within the US$7 billion ophthalmology drug market in Asia, read more.

2. APEDA’s ‘Startup Agri-preneurs’ programme is to bring about a revolution in agriculture exports

Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) has initiated a programme for agri-preneurs on the lines of the Government of India’s ‘Startup India’ initiative. Read more


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Amritanshu, a geek, an explorer, traveler and innovative creator by heart. Experimenting with new ideas and exploring innovative technologies are his break-through talent. Endless craze for technology and creativity. Associated with editorial team at OpenGrowth and keenly serving great stuff from startup world.

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