Startup News: 5th April 2021 - 11th April 2021

Good Morning Monday!! Here we enter in a new week and its time to get a fresh round with latest trending startup news insights. Let's dive in.


5th April, 2021


Weekly startup news


1. FinanZero, Brazil’s free online credit marketplace, raises $7M

FinanZero is based in Brazil’s financial capital, it has raised a $7 million round of funding. The real-time online loan broker allows people to apply for a personal loan, a car equity loan or a home equity loan for free and receive a reply in minutes. Read more

2. Ribbit Capital leads $26.7M round for Brazilian fintech Cora

A São Paulo-based Cora technology-enabled lender to small and-medium-sized businesses, has raised $26.7 million in a Series A round. Cora provides a bunch of solutions, ranging from a digital checking account, Visa debit card and management tools. Read more


6th April, 2021


Weekly Startup News


1. Casted raises $7M to scale its B2B podcast platform

Casted, an audio and video podcast product aimed at B2B marketers. has raised $7 million in Series A funding. Casted’s platform is also “the system of record” for Salesforce’s 25+ podcasting shows and it has well known clients ike Paypal HubSpot, Drift and ZoomInfo. Read more

2. Charles raises €6.4M seed to bring ‘conversational commerce’ to WhatsApp

A Berlin-based startup Charles, that offers a “conversational-commerce” SaaS for businesses has raised €6.4 million in funding. The idea is to make it easier for businesses to meet their customers on the channels, click to read more

3. Singapore-based career platform Glints gets $22.5M in Series C funding

The Singapore-based career platform Glints, it has raised $22.5 million in Series C funding. The new capital will be used on Glints’ expansion. Read more


7th April, 2021


Startup News


1. Mexican unicorn Kavak raises a $485M Series D

Mexican unicorn Kavak, founded in 2016, is an online marketplace that aims to bring transparency, security and access to financing to the used car market. Read more

2. Investment app for millennials, Groww, raises $83 million

An Indian investment app startup Groww has raised $83 million in its Series D financing round. Groww is the eighth Indian startup to attain the unicorn status this year — and fourth this week. Read more

3. Blue dot raises $32M for AI that helps businesses manage their tax accounting

An Israeli startup Blue dot, which uses AI to help companies manage their tax accounting, has raised $32 million in funding. new funding will be used for its to continue its growth. Company aims to provide user-friendly tools to help read and correctly itemize expenses for tax purposes. Read more


8th April, 2021


Weekly Startup News


1. Beyond Meat opens its first production plant in China

Californian plant-based protein company Beyond Meat debuted in China on Starbucks’s menu, it will also be unveiling its first owned manufacturing facility in Europe this year. Read more

2. ShareChat valued at $2.1 billion in $502 million fundraise

ShareChat has raised a new financing round that values it at over $2 billion, it has more than 160 million users, offers its social network app in 15 Indian languages has raised $502 million in a new financing round Series E. Read more

3. India’s Spinny raises $65 million to expand its online platform for selling used cars

A Indian-based startup Spinny has raised $65 million in its Series C financing round. Spinny operates a platform to facilitate the sale and purchase of used cars by eliminating middleman which reduce cost of used cars. Read more

4. Nabla is building a healthcare super app for women

A French startup Nabla totally focussed on women’s health, The startup has raised $20.2 millionand is already working with a team of doctors who are ready to provide help to company’s patients. Read more


9th April, 2021


Weekly Startup News


1. AppHarvest acquire ag-robotics firm, Root AI

Indoor farming company AppHarvest has acquired Boston-based robotics startup Root AI at around $60 million, with $10 million in cash and the reminder coming from AppHarvest stock. Read more

2. Realworld raises $3.4M to help Gen Z navigate adulthood

New York startup Realworld has raised $3.4 million in seed funding The startup plans to release its first mobile app next month, click to read more


10th April, 2021


Weekly Startup News


1. Wonder Dynamics raises $2.5M seed to equip indie filmmakers with AI-powered VFX

Wonder Dynamics, founded by VFX engineer Nikola Todorovic and actor Tye Sheridan, aims to use AI to make some of these processes more accessible for filmmakers with budgets. Read more

2. How we dodged risks and raised millions for our open-source machine language startup

Some dedicated open-source investors such as the Apache Software Foundation incubator and OSS Capital, the majority of open-source companies will raise from traditional venture capital firms. Read more


11th April, 2021


Weekly Startup News


1. No-code publishing platform Shorthand raises $8M

Australian startup Shorthand, a no-code platform that allows publishers and brands to create multimedia stories, has raised $10 million Australian. Read more


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