Startup News: 26th September 2022 - 2nd October 2022

Pallavi Kumari

3rd Oct'22
Startup News: 26th September 2022 - 2nd October 2022 | OpenGrowth

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


26th September 2022




1. Walmart arrives on Roblox for the first time with two new virtual worlds to engage young shoppers

Walmart announced that it is stepping into the metaverse with two new experiences on Roblox: “Walmart Land” and “Universe of Play.” Read More

2. Gently’s shopping aggregator aims to remove friction of locating secondhand apparel

Samuel Spitz is a lover of secondhand clothing but found he was spending hours searching across dozens of resale sites to find certain items and coming up short. Read More


27th September 2022




1. Iliad launches its own payments processing platform Stancer

Iliad, the telecom company owned by French billionaire and startup investor Xavier Niel, is launching a payment subsidiary called Stancer. Read More

2. Kumo aims to bring predictive AI to the enterprise with $18M in fresh capital

Kumo’s platform works specifically with graph neural networks, a class of AI system for processing data that can be represented as a series of graphs. Read More


28th September 2022




1. Flora poised to bloom as sustainable brand marketplace launches this year

Prior to starting the company, Ulubay was a private equity investor and former Goldman Sachs investment banker working on investment in technology and e-commerce. Read More

2. Rotten Tomatoes gets its first card game to entertain film buffs

This is the first-ever card game that Rotten Tomatoes has released and is a new way for the company to try connecting with movie fans. Read More


29th September 2022




1. Argo AI’s robotaxis officially available via Lyft in Austin

Ride-hailing giant Lyft and autonomous vehicle technology company Argo AI are now officially offering public robotaxi service in Austin, Texas. Read More

2. Amazon’s iRobot deal faces renewed scrutiny from Dems

A new letter penned by Senate and House Democrats accuses Amazon of “anticompetitive” practices in its bid to purchase Roomba-maker, iRobot, for $1.7 billion. Read More


30th September 2022




1. Google Colaboratory launches a pay-as-you-go option, premium GPU access

Google Colaboratory, Google’s service designed to allow anyone to write and execute arbitrary Python code through a web browser, is introducing a pay-as-a-you-go plan. Read More

2. Meta’s Make-A-Video AI achieves a new, nightmarish state of the art

The AI uses the existing and effective diffusion technique for creating images, which essentially works backward from pure visual static. Read More


1st October 2022




1. Web3 banking platform Juno raises $18 million, launches tokenized loyalty program

Juno, a startup that provides checking accounts to crypto enthusiasts and allows them to take their paychecks in digital tokens, has raised a new funding. Read More

2.  Stadia died because no one trusts Google

Stadia was better than its competitors and almost magical in how it fulfilled the promise of going from zero to in-game in one second. Read More


2nd October 2022




1. Telegram cuts subscription fee by more than half in India

The instant messaging app has amassed over 120 million monthly active users in the country, according to analytics firm Read More


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