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Jul
2021
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FlyMachine raises $21 million to build a virtual concerts platform for a post-pandemic world

As concerts and live events return to the physical world stateside, many in the tech industry have wondered whether some of the pandemic-era opportunities around virtualizing these events are lost for the time being. San Francisco-based FlyMachine is aiming to seek out

Jul
2021
12

MSCHF drops tiny action figures of your favorite failed startup hardware

Hardware is hard. You can browse the archives of this site and come up with dozens of bold attempts to make new consumer electronics gadgets work — some of them very close to home. But, like all startups, most hardware companies run

Jul
2021
9

Frontier launches with $2.8M round by NFX, to let low-skilled job candidates book their own interview

Frontier, which bills itself as a “new kind of vertically-integrated jobs marketplace” launches today with a $2.8M investment round led by NFX in the US, and backed by London’s firstminute Capital, FJ Labs, Cyan Banister, Ilkka Pannanen, Alex Bouaziz, Liquid 2 and

Jul
2021
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Nodes & Links raises $11M to — maybe — save billions on the big projects the world needs now

Nodes & Links is a scheduling platform for large-scale infrastructure projects which works out when the nuts and bolts for the bridge (for example) should be delivered, and in what order. Unsurprisingly, complex infrastructure projects often get this wrong. The company has

Jun
2021
30

German identity verifier IDnow acquires France’s ARIADNEXT for $59 million, hits M&A road

IDnow, a German-based identity verification startup is acquiring ARIADNEXT, a French equivalent, specializing in remote identity verification and digital identity creation. A price was not released by either party but TechCrunch understands from sources that the deal was approximately $59 million /

Jun
2021
30

London-based insurtech Hyperexponential closes $18M round led by Highland Europe

London-based insurtech hyperexponential (“hx”) – which has a mathematical modeling software for the commercial insurance sector – has closed an $18m funding round led by growth capital fund Highland Europe. Hxsays it helps companies build, deploy and update their insurance pricing models