Startup News: 29th March 2021 - 4th April 2021

Startup News: 29th March 2021 - 4th April 2021 | OpenGrowth

Good Morning Monday!! Here are the latest weekly startup updates for you. Before starting this week take a round up with some latest news from startup world


29th March, 2021


Weekly Startup News


1. Bunch adds $1M to its seed round to flesh out its leadership learning app

Bunch claims to be an “AI coach” that provides users with daily, short-form tips and tricks to become a better leader. Bunch announced that it has closed a total of $4.4 million in seed capital. The company’s product, a mobile app, focuses on teaching leadership skills to the younger generations. Read more

2. ChargerHelp raises $2.75M to keep EV chargers working

The company has raised $2.75 million from investors, ChargerHelp!, an on-demand repair app for electric vehicle charging stations. The coming wave of electric vehicles will require more than thousands of charging stations. It works directly with the charging manufacturers and network providers. Read more


30th March, 2021


Weekly Startup News


1. Men’s health startup Manual raises $30M Series A from US and European investors

Manual a Men’s health and well-being startup has raised a $30 million Series A round. New fund will be used for product development and international expansion. Manual provides diagnostics, treatments and ongoing care and plans to expand across Europe, Asia and Latin America. Read more

2. Finch Capital acquires Wirecard Turkey

Finch Capital, the early-stage fintech VC with a presence in London and Amsterdam, is acquiring Wirecard Turkey, a subsidiary of Wirecard. The Turkish company provides various payment services, namely: direct carrier billing, credit card acquiring, and e-money. Read more

3. Tutor marketplace GoStudent raises €70M Series B round

Vienna-based GoStudent, which connects students to tutors on a virtual learning platform, has raised a €70 million Series B funding. GoStudent competes with offline players like Schülerhilfe in Germany and Acadomia in France, which focus on small-classes in learning centers. It also competes where tutors advertise in traditional marketplaces like classified ads. Read more


31st March, 2021


Weekly Startup News


1. Intranet startup Staffbase raises $145M in growth round led by General Atlantic

Staffbase, which provides an intranet-style internal communications platform for companies, has raised a $145 million. Staffbase has a workforce of 450 employees throughout 11 locations, including offices in London, New York, Vancouver, Amsterdam and Berlin. Read more

2. Otrium raises $120 million for its end-of-season fashion marketplace

Otrium has raised a $120 million round just a year after raising its $26 million Series B round. Otrium works with clothing brands to help them sell items when they reach the end-of-season status. Read more

3. India’s HealthPlix raises $13.5 million to help doctors treat patients more efficiently

HealthPlix, a Bangalore-based startup, believes it can help doctors serve these patients more efficiently at your time. HealthPlix’s solution puts doctors at its centre, said Gudibanda, who has spent nearly two decades in entrepreneurship in health tech. Read more

4. Cryptocurrency wallet and blockchain tech startup imToken raises $30 million Series B

The blockchain tech startup ImToken, and crypto wallet developer, announced today it has raised $30 million in Series B funding. ImToken will use its latest funding to build features for “imToken 3.0.” Read More


1st April, 2021


Weekly Startup News


1. Pair Eyewear raises $12M to bring more personality to your glasses

Pair Eyewear has raised a $12 million Series A to help glasses-wearing kids and adults turn those glasses into “a form of self-expression.” It provides more flexibility by turning a pair of glasses into a two-piece ensemble. Read More

2. Next Insurance raises $250M, doubling its valuation to $4B in under a year

Next Insurance recently announced that it has raised a $250 million round, valuing the SMB-focused insurance provider at $4 billion. Next sells small-business coverage across a number of categories for different classes of workers. Read more


2nd April, 2021


Weekly Startup News


1. Backflip offers an easier way to turn used electronics into cold, hard cash

Backflip offers customers cash on delivery for their used electronics - anything from Androids to Xboxes and Apple devices to Game Boys.The company handles everything from wiping a device and ensuring its quality to finding a buyer for the electronics. Read More


3rd April, 2021


Weekly Startup News


1. Uruguayan payments startup dLocal quadruples valuation to $5B with $150M raise

Uruguay’s first unicorn and one of Latin American’s highest-valued startups. It is cross-border payments startup dLocal has raised $150 million. DLocal connects global enterprise merchants with “billions” of emerging market consumers in 29 countries across Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Latin America and Africa. Read more


4th April, 2021


Weekly Startup News


1. Dubai-Based Lunchbox Startup Citron Eyes Up Asia And Europe Markets As It Raises Pre-Series A Investment

A Dubai-based startup Citron, offering distinctive mealtime products to children and families, has successfully received pre-Series A funding from Arzan Venture Capital. Citron sought to fill a need in the market for stylish and leakproof lunchboxes. Read more

2. Enigma Auto looks to seal sales deal with Bengaluru-based firm to supply 2,000 EVs

India, Bhopal-based bootstrap EV start-up Enigma Automobiles is looking to seal a sales deal with a Bengaluru-based B2B company to supply 2,000 vehicles. Enigma is also working on a home-grown lithium-ion battery unit, click here to read more

3. With special visas, Canada aims to attract Indian startups

Canada is offering special visas to Indian entrepreneurs keen to expand their business in the North American nation. Read more


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