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Past articles by Christine:

Verifiable validates its healthcare credentialing software with another $27M

Verifiable integrates APIs with real-time verification technology to help healthcare organizations shorten the time it takes to credential providers from weeks to days. → Read More

Clair raises, Deel defends allegations and Mercury shares post-SVB growth figures

There was plenty to talk about this week, including Clair's raise, some allegations against Deel and exclusive post-SVB growth numbers shared by banking services startup Mercury. → Read More

Public Ventures launches $100M impact fund to invest in early-stage life science, clean tech

Public Ventures seeks out life science and clean tech startups focused on “improving health equity and climate preparedness for underserved communities.” → Read More

Thrive Capital doubles down on Clair, a fintech helping frontline workers get paid instantly

New offerings include an on-demand pay solution where users can withdraw funds immediately for the money they've earned, but not yet received, and a lending program for employers. → Read More

Molly Alter leaving Index Ventures for Northzone

Molly Alter is joining venture capital firm Northzone after being a partner with Index Ventures since 2020. → Read More

Fintech M&A gets a big boost with Visa-Pismo deal

São Paulo–based Pismo has seen explosive growth in recent years – jumping from 10 million accounts at the end of 2020 to 80 million today. → Read More

This week in food tech: Upside Foods wastes no time debuting its cultivated chicken

Here’s a roundup of this week’s stories and some notable news we weren’t able to cover. → Read More

After aperitif ambitions sour, Haus is back on virtual shelves via The Naked Market

The Naked Market is relaunching Haus favorites, including Citrus Flower, Pomegranate Rosemary and Grapefruit Jalapeño. → Read More

Hello Alice, Global Entrepreneurship Network unveil $70M Equitable Access Fund

The Equitable Access Fund will be deployed over the next five years with aims to improve equitable access to credit and unlock up to $1 billion in credit for small business owners. → Read More

Mercedes brings F1 technology to the AMG S 63 E Performance

We test drive the new Mercedes-AMG S 63 E Performance hybrid, its podium-winning F1 car driven by Lewis Hamilton and George Russell. → Read More has $1.2B valuation after $60M Series C

The company said the valuation was nearly 50% higher with this round than its Series B extension funding raised in February 2022. → Read More

Joyful Ventures debuts with $23M focused on investment in sustainable protein startups

Joyful Ventures is a new venture fund looking for alternative protein startups that are disrupting a 100-year-old food system. → Read More

Unshackled Ventures secures another $35M to invest in immigrant founders

Fund III more than doubles Unshackled Ventures’ assets under management with some proceeds going toward a founder-in-residence program. → Read More

Did this one feature entice Robinhood to acquire X1?

When Robinhood announced that it was acquiring credit card startup X1 for $95M, it caused all sorts of chatter in the fintech world. → Read More

How one software engineer is turning Silicon Valley Bank's collapse story into a musical

Mauricio Costa was inspired by stories about Silicon Valley Bank's demise and is giving them a gospel and hip-hop treatment in a new musical. → Read More

Robinhood acquires credit card startup X1 for $95M

X1, which offers an income-based credit card with rewards, raised a total of $62 million in venture-backed funding. → Read More

Omeat emerges from stealth with beefy tech approach to cultivated meat growth media

Omeat's process uses regenerative factors extracted humanely from cow plasma to make growth media to create beef, pork, chicken or fish. → Read More

Heard Technologies grabs another $15M to develop therapist accounting tools

Heard saw both its therapist customer base and revenue grow by five times in 2022. New funding will go into tech development and rounding out its leadership team. → Read More

We’ve officially entered a new era of ‘cultivated’ meat production

U.S. regulators approved both Upside Foods and Good Meat to sell their cultivated chicken products within the country. → Read More

BetterBrand’s new dough raises company’s valuation to over $170M

In late 2022, BetterBrand found success on Whole Foods Market shelves, driving over $1 million in gross sales in the first five months. → Read More