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

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


13 December, 2021


Startup Weekly News


1. The Good Glamm Group acquires talent management network MissMalini

Beauty and personal care company The Good Glamm Group, which owns the MyGlamm brand, has acquired celebrity and influencer talent management network MissMalini Entertainment in a cash and stock deal. Read More

2. Unique closes $6M seed for its AI-driven video calls platform aimed at sales teams

Unique, a video calls platform that uses AI to teach sales teams how to improve their pitches, has closed a $6 million seed round from a bunch of angel investors. Read More.


14 December, 2021


Startup Weekly News


1. Harley-Davidson is spinning off its electric motorcycle brand

Harley-Davidson's electric motorcycle brand, LiveWire, will be spun off as a separate publicly-traded company next year. Read More. 

2. Flipkart's Shopsy enters grocery business to take on DealShare, Meesho

Flipkart said that it has started offering groceries as a category on its five-month-old social commerce platform Shopsy. Read More.


15 December, 2021


Startup Weekly News


1. Kalendar AI wants its sales bots to win your next customers

Kalendar AI, a San Francisco-based startup that’s been building on top of GPT-3‘s language model developing a SaaS for automating lead generation and sales outreach to make it easier for companies to get initial meetings with prospective customers. Read More

2. E-commerce marketplace The List checks off new funding, new app

The List joins the social commerce movement with a new app connecting consumers with global luxury brands and retailers to offer a personalized discovery and shopping experience. Read More. 


16 December, 2021


Startup Weekly News


1. India’s most valuable startup Byju’s in talks to go public via record SPAC deal

Indian Edtech giant Byju’s, the nation’s most valuable startup, is in talks to go public in the U.S. by merging with a blank check company led by Churchill Capital, a person familiar with the matter said. Read More

2. Purplle acquires cosmetics brand Faces Canada

Beauty and personal care e-commerce platform Purplle has acquired cosmetics and skincare brand, Faces Canada. Both the companies are backed by Sequoia Capital. Read More


17 December, 2021


Startup Weekly News


1. This Texas startup is 3D printing a neighborhood. Is it the future of housing?

ICON CEO Jason Ballard discusses the company's plans to 3D print a 100 home community in Austin, but is the technology really a solution to the housing crisis? Read More

2. Reddit’s Co-Founder, Polygon Pledge $200M for Web3 Social Media, Gaming

A new investment fund from Polygon and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian could help speed up that process, however. Read More

3. Coinbase Plans 'Identity Tools' to Access the Metaverse, Store Your NFTs

Coinbase is working on tools to let people access the metaverse—a loosely-defined term that describes an emerging digital world where we work, live, play, and shop. Read More


18 December, 2021


Startup Weekly News


1. Kotak Securities To Acquire 7.5% Stake In Fintech Startup Entroq

Kotak Securities will acquire 7.5% stake in Entroq Technologies for INR 3 Cr. Entroq is a financial technology startup, focused on providing a short-curated financial news platform and a social community (Circles) for early-stage investors and millennials. Read More


19 December, 2021


Startup Weekly News


1. These former Stanford students are building an app to change your accent

Now their company, Sanas, is testing out artificial intelligence-powered software that aims to eliminate miscommunication by changing people's accents in real-time. Read More


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