Startup News: 29th Nov 2021- 05th December 2021

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


29 November, 2021


Startup Weekly News


1. Bolt makes first acquisition with Tipser, launches ‘Remote Checkout’

The ability to purchase something at the point of discovery from digital content exists, but checkout technology company Bolt has the opportunity to give that its “one-click” treatment. Read More

2. Particular Audience takes in $7.5M to give retailers way to take on Amazon

Particular Audience provides product discovery tools for retailers that are powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning. Read More


30 November, 2021


Startup Weekly News 


1. Is Nubank’s lower IPO pricing bad news for Brazilian startups?

Brazil’s Nu Holdings, the parent company of the popular Latin American neobank Nubank, announced a reduction to the expected price of its public offering this morning. Read More

2. Alms is a social app focused on real-world impact and positive change

For a startup called Alms, the answer is a social network that focuses on users’ well-being through participation in creator-led challenges in areas like personal growth, sustainability, and others with positive impacts. Read More


01 December, 2021 


Startup Weekly News


1. Goalsetter raises $15 million to go B2B with children’s financial literacy app

Goalsetter, a financial education platform for kiddos, has announced the close of a $15 million Series A financing round. The funding was led by Seae Ventures, with participation from Fiserv, Mass Mutual Catalyst Fund, Citizens Financial Group, Astia Fund, NBA stars Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony, and actors Anthony Anderson and Lance Gross. Read More

2. Frontegg raises $25M for its user management platform

Frontegg, a Tel Aviv-based startup that provides SaaS companies with the core user management tools they need to build their own services, today announced that it has raised a $25 million Series A funding round led by Insight Partners. Read More


02 December, 2021 


Startup Weekly News


1. This startup wants to help you save money on groceries, and combat food waste

The Flashfood app shows which grocers in your area have partnered with the startup. Flashfood items are currently available in about 1,200 supermarkets. Read more

2. Filmmakers Launch 'First Hollywood Feature Funded by NFTs'

A new start-up is aiming to produce the first-ever feature film to be fully funded by NFTs, in a bid to break up the "old boys' club" of the movie industry. Read More. 


03 December, 2021 


Startup Weekly News


1. This Electric-Car "Start-Up" Is Already Growing Sales Quickly -- and It'll Soon Be Public

Polestar, the electric-vehicle "start-up" owned by Volvo Cars and Chinese automaker Geely Automobile said that it expects to deliver about 29,000 vehicles in 2021 -- and it expects sales to rise to about 290,000 vehicles per year by 2025. Read more. 

2. Nine innovative startups bring the future of energy to Birmingham

Nine entrepreneurs of the Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator will present their groundbreaking ideas and companies at Demo Day in Birmingham. The event is open to the public but registration is required. Read More


04 December, 2021


Startup Weekly News


1. Google committed to supporting start-ups in India: Sundar Pichai

Google is committed to supporting Indian companies in building technologies for the global market, said Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer of Google’s parent company Alphabet. Read More


05 December, 2021 


Startup Weekly News


1. US sales guru Grant Cardone launches start-up hub in SA

The aim of the program, which is offered in partnership with the local incubator, Labit Consulting, is to offer mentorship as well as business support in terms of business education videos. Read More


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