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China is funding the future of American biotech – TechCrunch

China is funding the future of American biotech – TechCrunch Silicon Valley is in the midst of a health craze, and it is being driven by “Eastern” medicine. It’s been a record year for US medical investing, but investors in Beijing and Shanghai are now increasingly leading the largest deals …

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Funderbeam CEO to talk about disrupting startup funding at Disrupt Berlin – TechCrunch

Funderbeam CEO to talk about disrupting startup funding at Disrupt Berlin – TechCrunch Startup funding hasn’t changed much in the past decade. Funderbeam is an interesting company trying to turn everything upside down using a marketplace approach, a modern syndication system and a blockchain-based platform. I’m excited to announce that …

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Sick of managing your Airbnb? Vacasa raises $64M to do it for you – TechCrunch

Sick of managing your Airbnb? Vacasa raises $64M to do it for you – TechCrunch Airbnbing can be a ton of work. Between key pickups, tidying, and maintenance emergencies, renting out your place isn’t such a passive revenue source. But Vacasa equips owners with full-service vacation home management, including listings …

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Cryptocurrency wallet startup Cobo raises $13M Series A to enter the U.S. and Southeast Asia – TechCrunch

Cryptocurrency wallet startup Cobo raises $13M Series A to enter the U.S. and Southeast Asia – TechCrunch Cobo, a cryptocurrency wallet startup headquartered in Beijing, has raised a $13 million Series A to enter new international markets. The round was led by DHVC and Wu Capital, a family office based …

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Applied gets $2M to make hiring fairer — using algorithms, not AI – TechCrunch

Applied gets $2M to make hiring fairer — using algorithms, not AI – TechCrunch London-based startup Applied has bagged £1.5M (~$2M) in seed funding for a fresh, diversity-sensitive approach to recruitment that deconstructs and reworks the traditional CV-bound process, drawing on behavioural science to level the playing field and help …

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Unifonic, dubbed the Twilio of emerging markets, closes $21M Series A round – TechCrunch

Unifonic, dubbed the Twilio of emerging markets, closes $21M Series A round – TechCrunch Those of you familiar with the incredible rise of Twilio, which came along to utterly disrupt the communications world, will be interested to hear that another player plans to do the same, but this time in …

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Samsung acquires network analytics startup Zhilabs to help its transition to 5G – TechCrunch

Samsung acquires network analytics startup Zhilabs to help its transition to 5G – TechCrunch Samsung Electronics is betting that acquiring Zhilabs, a real-time networks analytics startup based in Barcelona, will ease its transition from 4G to 5G technologies. Financial details of the deal, which was announced today, have not been …

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