VOCHI raises additional $2.4 million for its computer vision-powered video editing app – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 9 minutes VOCHI, a Belarus-based startup behind a clever computer vision-based video editing app used by online creators, has raised an additional $2.4 million in a “late-seed” round that follows the company’s initial $1.5 million round led by Ukraine-based Genesis Investments last year. The new funds follow a period of significant growth for the mobile tool, which … Read more

Stimulus Check Demand For $2000 Crosses 3 Million Signatures Over Six Petitions |

Reading Time: 4 minutes Stimulus checks are more desperately in need by the Americans who are running short of funds, and Congress along with President Biden is hearing about it from all ends. At present, there are six petitions that are making rounds on the internet and have a demand for recurring monthly payments of $2000 in the form … Read more

Spendesk raises $118 million for its corporate spend management service – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 5 minutes French startup Spendesk has announced earlier today that it has raised a $118 million funding round (€100 million) led by General Atlantic. Overall, the company has raised $189 million (€160 million) since its inception. Existing investors Index Ventures and Eight Road Ventures participated once again in today’s funding round. Spendesk, as the name suggests, focuses … Read more

Accion Systems raises $42 million in Series C to accelerate development of 4th-gen propulsion system – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 6 minutes Space propulsion developer Accion Systems has closed its most significant funding round yet. The company raised $42 million in a Series C led by Tracker Capital, bringing its valuation to $83.5 million. Along with the investment, Tracker Capital also acquired a majority stake in the company. This latest injection of capital will facilitate the development … Read more

Loop Returns locks in $65 million Series B led by CRV – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 4 minutes Loop Returns, a software company looking to handle the costly and inefficient process of retail/ecommerce returns, has announced the close of a $65 million Series B financing round. The round was led by CRV, with participation from Shopify, Renegade Partners, as well as existing investors FirstMark Capital, Ridge Ventures, Peterson Ventures, and Lerer Hippeau. The … Read more

Byju’s acquires reading platform Epic for $500 million in US expansion push – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 9 minutes Byju’s said on Wednesday it has acquired California-headquartered reading platform Epic for $500 million, the latest in a series of moves from India’s most valuable startup as it deepens its footprint in the U.S. market. The deal involves both cash and stock and Epic founders — Kevin Donahue and Suren Markosian — will continue to … Read more

Recapped lands $6 million for collaborative sales software that gets the customer in the mix – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 6 minutes Recapped, a startup building collaborative sales software, announced the close of a $6.3 million seed round today. The deal was led by Charles River Ventures. Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, CoFound, AirAngels, Prime Set, Twenty5Twenty, Peter Kazanjy, Alan Chunk and other angels also participated in the round. Recapped was founded by Mark Fershteyn and Ujwal Battar. Fershteyn … Read more

India’s GlobalBees raises $150 million to build Thrasio-like house of brands – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 5 minutes The universe of Indian firms attempting to replicate Thrasio’s success in the world’s second largest internet market just got bigger. Three-month-old GlobalBees said on Monday it has raised $150 million in a Series A financing round led by FirstCry. Lightspeed Venture Partners also invested in the new financing round, which is $75 million in equity … Read more

Blackstone acquires majority stake in Simplilearn for $250 million – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 5 minutes Blackstone is acquiring a majority stake in Bangalore and San Francisco-headquartered edtech startup Simplilearn for $250 million. Simplilearn operates an eponymous online bootcamp to help people learn data science, AI, machine learning, cloud computing and other skills that are in demand in the market. The startup has partnerships with several universities and colleges including IIT … Read more