Startup News: 8th Nov 2021 - 14th Nov 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.

 

8th November, 2021

 

Weekly Startup News

 

1. Sneaker fit startup Neatsy.ai gets seed finds after b2b pivot

In that b2b model, Neasty monetizes SDK usage based on the number of users — pricing per monthly active user. Raed more

2. Taiwan-based FunNow, an instant booking app, raises $15M Series B

FunNow connects users to experiences in a destination, such as restaurants, activities, movies and other things to do, competing with the likes of Klook. Read more

 

9th November, 2021

 

Weekly Startup News

 

1. Indian D2C beauty brand MyGlamm becomes unicorn with $150 million funding

MyGlamm’s parent firm operates as a house of brands in the beauty and personal care spaces. It sells the vast majority of its products from its own website, app and more than 30,000 retail touch points. Read more

2. Sweetgreen’s IPO pricing guidance illuminates valuation range for tech-enabled companies

Sweetgreen’s IPO pricing is fascinating because it fits neatly into our budding thesis regarding the value of tech-enabled companies when they go public. Read more

3. Startup Providing 'Non-Intrusive’ Audio Ads Within Mobile Games Raises $14M Series A

Tech startup AudioMob was created on this principle and allows advertisers to monetize their content through audio ads so gamers can play freely without interruptions. Read more

 

10th November, 2021

 

Weekly Startup News

 

1. Flutterwave acquires Disha, a creator platform that planned to shutter in February

Disha, a Nigeria-based platform that allows digital creators to curate, sell digital content, create portfolios and receive payments from their audience globally, read more.

2. Amenitiz wants to upgrade the tech stack of independent hotels

Amenitiz has been building a vertical software-as-a-service product that combines everything you need to run a hotel. Read more

3. DoorDash to acquire food delivery company Wolt

On-demand delivery giant DoorDash acquiring food delivery company Wolt in an all-stock deal valued at €7 billion, or $8.1 billion. Read more

 

11th November, 2021

 

Weekly Startup News

 

1. In Israel, a new app will reward you with virtual coins for picking up rubbish

The app, called Clean Coin, lets the user snap a picture of the detritus in order to tag the location which in turn gets registered in an interactive map. Read more

2. Volocopter performs South Korea's first crewed air taxi flight

Volocopter's ambitions in the flying taxi space have taken another step forward, with the startup's electric aircraft performing its first crewed flight in South Korea. Read more

3. Linktree partners with Shopify to allow users to add storefronts on its platform

Linktree users can launch a Shopify storefront on their Linktree to showcase their products and services to drive more sales. Read more

 

12th November, 2021

 

Weekly Startup News

 

1. British startup Maeving unveils RM1 retro-styled electric bikev

The Maeving RM1 is really as simple as it looks. Users have the option to carry two batteries for extended range, although the bike is sold with only one unit. Read more

2. Vancouver startup RimRiser finds growing market with innovative manhole adjuster

Barr devised a way for leveling manhole covers, catch basins, utility vaults and other embedded infrastructure with the pavement around them. Read more

3. IIT Madras-based space technology startup has achieved some significant milestones

Agnikul has also raised $15 million in funding over the past three years and has signed various deals, including one with US-based Alaska Aerospace Corporation. 

 

13th November, 2021

 

Weekly Startup News

 

1. Viral Austin-based startup aims to fix world water problems

The startup offers B2B plans that sell bottles to businesses that can either hand out water or choose to have customers pay, or B2C distribution which directly gives bottles to customers for free. Read more

2. Rivian’s IPO defies VC gravity

The electric truck maker had zero revenue in 2020, projected at best around $1 million this quarter, and it still was the largest U.S. IPO since 2014 after it raised over $11 billion in its debut. Read more

 

14th November, 2021

 

Weekly Startup News

 

1. Oxygen, a neobank for freelancers and small businesses, in talks to raise funds at over $500 million valuation

Oxygen, a startup that is bringing digital banking services to freelancers and micro- and small-sized businesses, is in talks to raise a new round at a valuation of over $500 million, read more.

 

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Kumar Amritanshu (Editor), Super admin

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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