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Plastiq raises $27M at 2X+ value to let you pay for anything on credit – TechCrunch

Plastiq raises $27M at 2X+ value to let you pay for anything on credit – TechCrunch “I wasn’t asking to pay in Bitcoin!” Plastiq CEO and co-founder Eliot Buchanan recalls with a laugh. “I went to pay part of my tuition at Harvard and I was told that they didn’t …

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Spotify alums create Canopy content suggester that won’t steal your data – TechCrunch

Spotify alums create Canopy content suggester that won’t steal your data – TechCrunch Personalization comes at a steep price. All your data gets sucked up into a company’s servers where they can do whatever they want with it. But Canopy is a new content discovery startup that’s invented impressive technology …

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Bunch scores $3.8M to turn mobile games into video chat LAN parties – TechCrunch

Bunch scores $3.8M to turn mobile games into video chat LAN parties – TechCrunch The best parts of gaming are the jokes and trash talk with friends. Whether it was four-player Goldeneye or linking up PCs for Quake battles in the basement, the social element keeps video games exciting. Yet …

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Standard Cognition raises $40M to replace retailers’ cashiers with cameras – TechCrunch

Standard Cognition raises $40M to replace retailers’ cashiers with cameras – TechCrunch The Amazon Go store requires hundreds of cameras to detect who’s picking up what items. Standard Cognition needs just 27 to go after the $27 trillion market of equipping regular shops with autonomous retail technology. Walk into one …

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Cognigo raises $8.5M for its AI-driven data protection platform – TechCrunch

Cognigo raises $8.5M for its AI-driven data protection platform – TechCrunch Cognigo, a startup that aims to use AI and machine learning to help enterprises protect their data and stay in compliance with regulations like GDPR, today announced that it has raised an $8.5 million Series A round. The round …

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Mercaux bags $4.5M to help bricks-and-mortar retail tool up to sell more – TechCrunch

Mercaux bags $4.5M to help bricks-and-mortar retail tool up to sell more – TechCrunch Retail tech SaaS platform Mercaux has closed a £3.5 million (~$4.5M) Series A funding round led by European VC fund Nauta Capital.  The 2013 founded London-based startup sells software for retailers to tap into digital capabilities in their …

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“Rent tech” focused RET closes first fund; pours $5M into management platform SmartRent – TechCrunch

“Rent tech” focused RET closes first fund; pours $5M into management platform SmartRent – TechCrunch Today, Real Estate Technology Ventures (RET) Ventures announced the final close of $108 million for its first fund.  RET focuses on early-stage investments in companies that are primarily looking to disrupt the North American multifamily …

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SoftBank’s debt, Ford buys Spin, and Chinese coffee is huge money – TechCrunch

SoftBank’s debt, Ford buys Spin, and Chinese coffee is huge money – TechCrunch Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was a blast. Connie and I were in the studio with our guest, True Ventures’s Tony Conrad, while …

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