Startup News: 16th May 2022 - 22nd May 2022


23rd May'22
Startup News: 16th May 2022 - 22nd May 2022 | OpenGrowth

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


16th May 2022



1. Enterprise Argo company Akuity raises $20M to power Kubernetes app delivery

Akuity, a company that’s setting out to be the de facto “Argo enterprise” company for Kubernetes app delivery, has raised $20 million in a series A round of funding. Read More

2. SentinelOne’s DataSet Kubernetes Explorer aims to centralize container monitoring

SentinelOne Dataset plays right into the rapidly growing  gig economy. As cybersecurity platform maker SentinelOne’s primary in-house IT toolset, it also lives another life as an independent contractor with its own clients and partners. Read More


17th May 2022



1. How Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability is helping the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders

In response to increasing consumer and regulatory pressures for companies to define and measure sustainability metrics, Microsoft is launching a software-as-a-service (SaaS) tool to not only help companies. Read More

2. Tableau adds natural language explanations to make analytics more approachable

Tableau is expanding its business intelligence capabilities to take analytics into the hands of more business users and make data-backed insights accessible anytime and anywhere. Read More


18th May 2022



1. Shadow announces premium plan for its cloud gaming service

Shadow is a cloud computing service for gamers. People can pay a monthly subscription fee to access a full-fledged computer in a data center near them. It is a Windows instance, which means you can install whatever you want. Read More

2. Al Gore’s Generation just launched its largest-ever growth fund

Generation Investment Management, a sustainability-focused public and private equity firm co-founded by Al Gore, is upping its bet on growth-stage companies via a new $1.7 billion fund. Read More


19th May 2022



1. Uber, Grocery Outlet partner to pilot on-demand and scheduled grocery delivery

Uber is partnering with Grocery Outlet to pilot on-demand and scheduled grocery delivery, the company announced on Thursday. Starting today, users can shop at 72 Grocery Outlet stores via the Uber or Uber Eats app. Read More

2. FloorFound grabs more capital to grow its oversized ecommerce business

FloorFound is working with brands and retailers to give that couch to someone who will love it, while avoiding the landfill. The company went on to raise $4 million in seed funding in 2021 and is now back with $10.5 million. Read More


20th May 2022



1. Coca-Cola’s attached bottle cap is rock bottom of hokey greenwashing

In the rest of Europe, Coca-Cola and other drink manufacturers figured out a functioning system: pay a deposit when you buy a bottle or aluminum can and you get a deposit back when you return it. Read More

2. Snapchat’s parental control features spotted in development

According to new screenshots of Snapchat’s forthcoming Family Center shared with TechCrunch by the product intelligence firm Watchful, the new Family Center feature allows parents to see who their teen is friends with on the app. Read More


21st May 2022



1. Hyundai to open $6.5B EV factory in Georgia

Hyundai is the latest automaker to announce plans to open an EV factory in Georgia. Hyundai’s $6.5 billion EV and battery manufacturing facility outside of Savannah will further the state’s goal of becoming a major regional hub for the EV industry. Read More

2. Pear, now nearly 10 years old and looks to close its biggest fund by far

Pear, a Palo Alto, Ca.-based venture firm that we’ve been tracking since its outset in 2012, looks to be raising a fourth fund that’s targeting $410 million in capital commitments, shows a new SEC filing. Read More


22nd May 2022



1. What Investors Want to Hear From Ulta Beauty Next Week

Ulta Beauty (ULTA -2.35%) stock has been a standout winner in an ugly market. Shares are outperforming the S&P 500 in 2022. They're trouncing the broad market over the past year too while beating out many retail peers. Read More

2. Nasdaq Sell-Off: 2 Growth Stocks Billionaires Were Buying in Q1

The Nasdaq Composite fell 9% in the first quarter, as many investors weighed concerns about the strength of the economy. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission suggests that some asset managers remain bullish on growth stocks. Read More


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