Startup News: 4th April 2022 - 10th April 2022


11th Apr'22
Startup News: 4th April 2022 - 10th April 2022 | OpenGrowth

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


04th April 2022



1. LinkSquare benefits from the legal tech boom with a fresh $100 million

LinkSquares, a company developing intelligent software that helps brands maintain and ink new contracts, today announced that it raised $100 million in Series C financing led by G Squared. Read More

2. Social network Peanut launches new offering to connect women with therapists

Peanut, a social networking app for women, is launching a new “Peanut Pro” expansion designed to give women access to information from trusted experts. The company has partnered with 100 experts from its existing network. Read More


05th April 2022



1. Rattle Raises $26 million To Change The Way Sales Teams Work

“I think every company in the world should be using Rattle,” says Sahil Aggarwal, co-founder and CEO of the San Francisco-based company. It announced the successful completion of a $26 million Series A funding round that comes just five months after its seed raise. Read More

2. Sixth Sense Ventures invests in fragrance brand

With the funds raised, Phool plans to scale operations, explore the untapped domestic and global growth opportunities and build India’s largest fragrance brand. The round also saw participation from existing investors, Bollywood actor Alia Bhatt and IAN fund. Read More


06th April 2022



1. Mark Zuckerberg’s vision for the metaverse is off to an abysmal start

Virtual real estate is booming. In December 2021, one buyer spent $450,000 on a plot of land in rapper Snoop Dogg’s virtual world. Which brings us the question, What will be built there? Read More

2. Cottage raises $15 million to make it easier for homeowners to build custom ADUs

The San Francisco-based startup has developed software and a marketplace that connects homeowners that want an ADU with contractors who can build them. And it just closed on $15 million in a Series A funding round led by a VC firm. Read More


07th April 2022



1. New Salesforce AI chief sees a future with Voice driven coding

As we start to see AI advance in business, the ways in which we interact with machines are beginning to change. Companies like Salesforce are looking for new opportunities for AI to have a more direct impact on customers. Read More

2. EToro Digital Asset Trading Platform Debuts $20M NFT Creator Fund to Expand Investments

Digital currency trading platform eToro has just unveiled a new initiative to help bolster the intersecting worlds of art, brands, and crypto assets. Aptly coined, the program itself works as a digital gallery with NFTs. Read More


08th April 2022



1. Nvidia’s Next GPU Shows That Transformers Are Transforming AI

Transformers, the type of neural network behind OpenAI’s GPT-3 and other big natural-language processors, are quickly becoming some of the most important in industry, and they are likely to spread to other areas of AI. Read More

2. Another EV maker is headed IPO

VinFast Trading & Investment Ltd., a Singapore-incorporated subsidiary of Vingroup Joint Stock Company, submitted a draft registration to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the company said in a statement on its website. Read More


09th April 2022



1. Inside Mercedes plan to deliver hands-free driving to the masses

Mercedes is aiming to be the first automaker to bring legal Level 3 automated driving off the test track to the masses in its full-size, luxury S-Class vehicles. The economic opportunities include cornering a piece of the estimated $220.4 billion. Read More

2. What Glossier got wrong

For a firm like Glossier, looking like a tech company is the difference between having a price to sales ratio of 5.44, like Estée Lauder, or 31.6, like MongoDB. Glossier founder and CEO Emily Weiss knows it, and her investors do, too. Read More


10th April 2022



1. How Amazon plans to fix its massive returns problem

Amazon is handling a rapidly growing number of returns that are causing a massive problem for the e-commerce giant and the planet. That amount surpasses what the U.S. spent on national defense in 2021, which was $741 billion. Read More

2. Crypto’s latest disruption may be investor expectations

While many funds are returning to more conservative check writing, with a focus on profitability and business fundamentals, crypto remains a sector in the spotlight that attracts dedicated billion-dollar funds. Read More


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