Startup News: 5th September 2022 - 11th September 2022


12th Sep'22
Startup News: 5th September 2022 - 11th September 2022 | OpenGrowth

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


5th September 2022



1. LG Electronics launches NFT platform that lets users buy and sell digital artwork

LG Electronics partnered with the Hedera network to offer an app that enables users to purchase NFTs via Wallypto, LG’s crypto wallet for smartphones. Read More

2. Docquity, a community for healthcare professionals, raises $44M Series C

The Singapore-based company announced today it has raised $44 million in Series C funding led by returning investors Itochu Corporation, which put in $32 million. Read More


6th September 2022



1. Userpilot, a product-led growth platform for SaaS companies, raises $4.6M

Userpilot, a product-led growth platform for SaaS companies, has raised $4.6 million in a seed funding round led by Silicon Badia, with participation from ScOp Ventures and 500 Global. Read More

2. Solar-powered carmaker Lightyear raises $81M and gears up for production

Lightyear, a Dutch startup developing a long-range hybrid solar-powered car has raised €81 million as it prepares to begin production of its first vehicle in the coming months. Read More


7th September 2022



1. The iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Series 8 can detect when you’re in a car crash

Google has offered car crash detection for some time on certain Pixel smartphone models, and the newly announced iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus and iPhone 14 Pro have it. Read More

2. Online grocery company Misfits Market to acquire Imperfect Foods

Misfits Market raised nearly $530 million since being founded in 2018, most recently a $200 million Series C round in 2021 that put its valuation at over $1 billion. Read More


8th September 2022



1. Uber turns to autonomous vehicle startup Nuro for Eats deliveries

Uber will use Nuro autonomous delivery vehicles to shuttle meals and other goods to its Eats customers as part of a 10-year commercial deal between the two companies. Read More

2. Mercedes-Benz and Rivian partner to jointly build electric vans in Europe

Rivian currently makes electric vans for Amazon, which holds an 18% stake in the startup and has a contract for 100,000. The automaker plans to start selling the commercial van to other customers next year. Read More


9th September 2022



1. Google upgrades its Apple AirDrop competitor ‘Nearby Share’ and five other Android updates

Google introduced new features for Android devices, including an upgrade to a self-share option that works like rival Apple’s AirDrop and lets users transfer files. Read More

2. Roblox will give a handful of game developers $500,000 each to build its future

The company introduced the Game Fund, a Roblox-flavored version of a creator fund, and it initially launched with $25 million earmarked for up-and-coming games. Read More


10th September 2022



1. How Zoho became $1B company without a dime of external investment

Zoho, a company that has a broad set of front- and back-end business software, has defied that growth and investment stereotype to great success. Read More

2.  Alphabet’s Verily raises $1 billion as tech giants enter red hot healthcare sector

Verily, the life sciences business under Alphabet, said that it has raised $1 billion, capital that will be used to expand its data-driven healthcare products tailored to individuals. Read More


11th September 2022




1. Nykaa Completes 100% Acquisition Of Digital Content Platform Little Black Book

The acquisition of 100% equity shares of Iluminar Media (LBB) has been concluded: Nykaa. The acquisition will likely bolster Nykaa’s bid to strengthen its brand discovery and content delivery platform Read More


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