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YallaMarket, a Dubai-based quick-commerce startup, is planning to expand within the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E), and to enter Saudi Arabia and Qatar next year, to tap the appetite for speedy and convenient grocery shopping.
Meet Pyxo, a French startup that has been thinking a lot about single-use plastic food packaging for the past three years.
Fintech startup Jefa has raised a $2 million seed round to build a challenger bank with a product specifically designed for women living in Latin America and the Caribbean.
As many of the top cryptocurrencies seem to temporarily stabilize near all-time highs, users looking to speculate on tokens that are a bit more volatile are searching across exchanges to find deals.
Meet Attio, a new CRM for people who are familiar with modern collaboration tools, such as Airtable, Notion and Zapier.
Arc is not even a year old and the electric boat startup has attracted investment from top VC firm Andreessen Horowitz, entertainment industry big wigs and now a $30 million raise led by an early Tesla executive who led the automaker’s early manufacturing efforts.
In this episode, MMC Manager Dele Akinyemi talks to Ian Braithwaite and Napala Pratini co-founders of Habitual. An MMC portfolio company that is a digital-first diabetes prevention and reversal programme that delivers lifelong weight loss and behaviour change. They discuss why they're on a mission to change diabetes type 2 as we know it, the role t…
If you’ve followed corporate card and spend management startups in the U.S., you might be familiar with Brex and Ramp. Payhawk is also offering an all-in-one financial management solution for businesses, but with a focus on European customers. And the company just raised a $112 million Series B round at a $570 million valuation.…
The kids aren’t alright. According to the founders of Wave, 75% of Gen Z is struggling with their emotional well-being.
E-commerce fulfillment is certainly having a moment.
This year, Amara produced its Yogurt Smoothie Melts, which CEO Jessica Sturzenegger touts as “the only melt-in-mouth snacks for babies and toddlers without any added sugar.”
Workday announced this afternoon that it intends to acquire VNDLY, a Mason, OH startup that helps companies manage external workforce personnel for $510 million.
An electric vehicle is, essentially, just ‘software on wheels’, and requires lots of moving parts, not physical but, of course, virtual. That software needs to continually optimize the performance, efficiency, and safety of the EV it’s running.
Kandji, the startup building an Apple device management business, has been doing pretty well for itself with rapidly growing revenue, a fat valuation and lots of investment capital rolling in.
Practice ignition, an Australia-based client engagement and commerce platform for professional service businesses, has raised $50 million (65 million AUD) in a Series C round to accelerate its growth and expand globally. It brings the startup’s total raised to $75 million, said Guy Pearson, CEO and founder of Practice Ignition.…
The firm touts this fund as “the largest institutional Texas-focused, early-stage venture fund in the past decade” at a time when funding to companies within the state is at an all-time high.
Fintech company Upgrade has raised a Series F round just four months after raising its previous round. Today, the company is announcing $280 million in new funding at a $6 billion pre-money valuation. In August, the company announced its Series E round — $105 million at a $3.325 billion valuation.
Luxury Presence, a startup selling marketing software to real estate brokerages, announced today it has raised $25.9 million for its Series B round. Bessemer Venture Partners led the round alongside fellow existing investors Toba Capital and Switch Ventures.
French startup Lifen has raised a $58 million (€50 million) funding round. The startup has been working on digital infrastructure for the healthcare industry, starting with medical reports. 600 healthcare facilities are using the product to send and receive medical documents.
Doola, a startup that aims to help global entrepreneurs form a U.S. business, has raised $3 million in seed funding. Doola actually started its life in 2020 as StartPack as a pivot from another startup called Standups.
Husband-and-wife co-founders Daniel and Brenna Stitzel have developed a way for foodies to monetize their culinary creations.
Salesforce users tend to have a similar complaint in the amount of time it takes to update records, but Weflow aims to conquer this form of “Salesforce fatigue.”
When we last checked in with Alt back in March, it had just raised $31 million for its alternative asset platform — a platform, thus far, used primarily by those looking to research, trade, and securely store high-value sports cards.
Hive levels the logistics playing field by streamlining fulfillment so that DTC companies get the same inventory management, cost structure and customer notifications that big brands use.
People subscribe to music so why wouldn’t they subscribe to carbon offsetting to alleviate their conscience about the climate crisis?
General Partner Claire Chang’s plan is to deploy capital into 30 new investments and keep some back for follow-on investments.
Health tech startup Color has raised $100 million in Series E funding, bringing the company’s valuation to $4.6 billion.
Drivers who spend any time commuting in a new car or truck have likely experienced ping ponging — a phenomenon when a vehicle equipped with an advanced driver assistance system has trouble centering itself in a lane and bops back and forth until it finds that sweet spot.
The biggest players in the Earth observation industry use imaging satellites to deliver intelligence and analytics, but startup HawkEye 360 is taking a different tack.
JUMO, a South Africa- and London-based company that offers financial services to entrepreneurs and businesses in emerging markets, has raised $120 million in a new round of funding led by Fidelity Management & Research Company.
While few would argue over the need for a tech-enabled solution to make parenting easier, the demand is more obvious than the execution. Parenting is hard and requires support for a whole range of moments, from when your kid accidentally eats a button to early signs of depression during the remote school day.…
The company offers a recurring subscription, and 50% of every dollar spent goes back to farmers.
Earlier this year I wrote about Gwoop, a team out of Minnesota building a collection of browser-based games meant to help you get better at video games overall.
The new office will serve as its first in Europe and will be operational in March, initially staffing up to 50 by the end of next year.
Take a dollop of machine learning, a handful of radar sensors and a market that is clamoring for autonomous cars not mowing down hordes of pedestrians, and you’ve got yourself a particularly frothy fundraising environment.
BrainCheck has several new initiatives in the works to close the loop with the patient journey that will be brought to market soon.
Walmart is further investing in technology that will enable shopping via voice and chat with its latest acquisition.
Switzerland-based Mictic has created a pair of wearables that turns thin air into your concert hall. Imagine a theremin without the theremin, hooked up to a clever loop station, and you’ve got the right idea.
OctoML, a Seattle-based startup that helps enterprises optimize and deploy their machine learning models, today announced that it has raised a $85 million Series C round led by Tiger Global Management.
Zeit Medical, which makes an early warning system for strokes during sleep, has raised $2M in a seed round just after leaving Y Combinator’s Summer 2021 cohort.
Arc, a startup that launched 10 months ago with ambitions to electrify everything on the water, starting with a limited-edition $300,000 boat, has captured the attention and capital of some of the entertainment industry’s biggest stars.
Social Chat was founded on the premise that social commerce should be the standard for every store, and it may very well be soon.
International travel is slowly opening up again, but that also means business and leisure travelers alike will once again have to think about visa restrictions as they take to the air. Nobody has ever enjoyed the process of applying for a visa, but Atlys promises to take the hassle out of the process.…
Co-founder and CEO Grant Lee refers to building content in Gamma like “choosing your own adventure.”
The company saw 900% growth over the past 12 months and will be using the new funding to support that growth and new innovation.
The new funding represents a “hyper growth moment” for the company, which is in position to bring in some $300 million in revenue this year.
In this episode, MMC Managing Partner, Bruce Macfarlane, talks to Richard Wilson, CEO of Interactive Investor, an MMC portfolio company that is the UK's second largest direct to consumer investment platform. They discuss the transition from non-executive to the CEO role, the benefits and challenges of acquiring your competitors, and the impact of t…
In this episode, MMC Investment Manager, Dele Akinyemi, talks to Nigel Phan, Founder of Whirli. An MMC portfolio company that is the world’s first fully flexible sharing economy platform for children’s toys. They discuss how Nigel came to founding Whirli, despite not yet having children, what it is like to be a sole founder and what people can do t…
In this episode, MMC Partner Simon Menashy talks to Matt O'Riordan, the CEO and co-founder of Ably. Ably is an MMC portfolio company that provides the underlying software and infrastructure required to power digital real-time experiences. They discuss everything-from their journey since inception to their recent $70m fundraise.…
In this episode, MMC Partner, Ollie Richards, talks to Sammy Rubin and Sam Fromson, co-founders of YuLife. An MMC portfolio company, that helps simplify life insurance while encouraging employee wellness. They discuss what led them to launch YuLife, their most recent round of fundraising which brought in $70m and how they created such a unique comp…