Startup News: 14th February 2022 - 20th February 2022


21st Feb'22

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


14th February 2022




1. SaaS startup BiteSpeed raises $1.9 million from Sequoia Surge

SaaS platform BiteSpeed said on Monday it has raised $1.9 million in seed funding from Sequoia India's Surge, as well as CRED's Kunal Shah, First Cheque, and Whiteboard Capital, among others. Read More 

2. Super Bowl, Late Night, and Forbes: Blockchain Has Gone Mainstream

The blockchain, cryptocurrency, and NFTs are everywhere at this point. The cryptocurrency exchange Binance has officially recorded a $200 million stake in Forbes, the most well-known financial publication in the world.  Read More 


15th February 2022


Startup News


1. Coinbase lets immigrants send remittances to Mexico via crypto and pick it up at retailers

Immigrants and expatriates sent about $700 billion from the U.S. back home to their families. But the sender fees reached as high as 6% or 7%. But Coinbase enabled people to send money from the U.S. to Mexico in the form of cryptocurrency with lower fees. Read More 

2. Optimizely partners with Google Cloud to improve digital experience

Optimizely is part of the digital experience platform valued at $7.9 billion in 2019 and expected to grow to $13.9 billion by 2024, as more organizations seek out technologies like data analytics to improve the buyer journey. Read More 

16th February 2022




1. 5 Ways to Benefit From Puerto Rico's Post-Pandemic Rebound

After a decade, this U.S. territory's tourism and real-estate sectors are roaring back. Puerto Rico’s well-established tourism industry has continued to grow during the pandemic, opening a number of doors for business leaders. Read More 

2. The really big changes coming with real-time data and 5G

With 5G, real-time computing will become a reality. The high speeds, high data, and high number of connections that 5G enables will eliminate the lag time between when data gets generated to when we use it. Read More 


17th February 2022




1. AvanStay rasies $500M to create property company subsidiary 

AvantStay's total funding now stands at around $185 million. The company says it has over 1,000 properties in more than 100 cities (U.S. and Mexico) with ambitions to use the 2021 funds to expand the business into new markets. Read More 

2. How Netflix built its real-time data infrastructure

What makes Netflix so popular? Creating compelling original programs by analyzing its user data to serve their subscribers better. They allow people to consume content in the ways they prefer, according to Investopedia’s analysis.  Read More 


18th February 2022




1. Delta adds Amex-powered Buy-Now-Pay-Later feature allows card members to split up large purchases into equal monthly installments with a fixed fee. This feature on Delta gives card members flexibility in how they pay for flights of $100 or more. Read More 

2. How to grow your organic traffic with Earned Media

Earned Media offers a ton of value, but not everyone understands how to measure your organic growth. To increase brand awareness, earned media has an excellent vehicle. Read More 


19th February 2022


Weekly Startup News


1. JPMorgan expects string of nine straight Fed rate hikes

JPMorgan Chase & Co economists said the US Federal Reserve (Fed) is likely to raise interest rates by 25 basis points. Goldman Sachs Group Inc is forecasting seven hikes this year, which is greater than its earlier prediction of five. Read More 

2. BigBasket acquires Kerala-based startup Agrima Infotech

Agrima Infotech cofounder and CEO Balakrishnan said his startup joining hands with BigBasket.BigBasket will be implementing Kochi-based startup Agrima Infotech’s unique customer vision technology platform, at the self-checkout counters of the former’s retail stores. Read More 


20th February 2022


Weekly startup News


1. Exodigo’s newly available 3D AI imaging sensors allow for dig-free underground mapping

Exodigo plans to use its newly acquired funds to continue expansion in the US, with a focus on pilot projects in California, as well as Florida and Texas in the upcoming weeks.

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