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Past articles by Ingrid:

Solaris raises $42M at a flat $1.6B valuation to expand in embedded finance after a rough 2022

Solaris — the German fintech that, when it was known as Solarisbank, raised hundreds of millions of dollars to build out its embedded finance platform — is today announcing more funding. The company, used by the likes of Samsung, American Express and Coinbase to provide various financial services to their customers, has picked up €38 […] → Read More

VanMoof, the e-bike darling, skids off track: Sales paused, execs depart

VanMoof has by its own admission, stopped taking orders, and filed paperwork, revealed in January, of its need to raise money to stave off bankruptcy. → Read More

VanMoof, the e-bike darling, skids off track: sales paused, execs depart

Dutch e-bike startup VanMoof sped into the mobility world with more than $200 million from a list of big-name investors and an ambitious, trendy spin on two-wheeled electric travel: sleek e-bikes designed end-to-end. The battery was beautifully hidden from view, the bike was controlled by an integrated app and the whole package was priced at […] → Read More

EGYM, the Munich-based smart fitness startup, raises $225M from Jared Kushner's Affinity Partners

The technology industry at large might not be in the best of health at the moment, but health and fitness startups appear to be alive and well. EGYM, the Munich-based “smart workout solution” business, has agreed a monster equity investment of €207 million ($225 million), on the back of a very strong year of growth, […] → Read More

Tiny acquires HappyFunCorp, the prolific firm that's built apps for Twitter, Amazon and more, for $30M

M&A and consolidation continue to be major themes in the tech world as companies look for their next steps in a tight market. That’s a trend impacting not just startups and larger tech companies, but the firms that work closely with them. In the latest development, HappyFunCorp — a product engineering house that designs and builds […] → Read More raises $6M as its real-time voice changer approaches 500K users

With more than 480,000 users and a library of more than 50,000 voice filters, has picked up $6M to take its voice changing tech into new places. → Read More

Carl Pei’s Nothing raises something – $96M – ahead of the launch of its Phone (2)

Smartphone sales are in decline as handset makers grapple with saturated markets and a tough consumer economic climate. But some are betting on a future where new approaches in design and tech will still find resonance with users. Nothing, the London startup behind the “Phone” smartphone, has closed an investment of $96 million — funding […] → Read More

Augmedics snaps up $82.5M to advance spinal surgery using AR and AI

Spinal is one of the fastest-growing categories of surgery, with the number of operations taking place annually now approaching 8 million. But their frequency belies the complexity and sometimes less-than-perfect outcomes of these procedures. That’s created a vacuum that technology is mobilizing to fill: today, a startup called Augmedics that’s built an augmented reality-based navigation […] → Read More

Loora, a generative AI app that uses an audio interface to help users learn English, raises $9.25M

The jury is still out on whether AI adoption really will spell the end of humanity as we know it, but in the meantime, we’re continue to see a boom of AI startups and AI dealmaking. In the latest development, a generative AI-based language learning startup called Loora is coming out of stealth with $9.25 […] → Read More

Databricks picks up MosaicML, an OpenAI competitor, for $1.3B

Investors aren’t the only ones who want to get their hands on hot tech companies in the field of AI: it’s also likely to spur a big wave of M&A, too: today, Databricks announced that it would pay $1.3 billion to acquire MosaicML, an open-source startup with neural networks expertise that has built a platform […] → Read More

IBM acquires Apptio from Vista for $4.6B in cash to double down on hybrid cloud services

As cloud architecture continues to more ubiquitous among organizations, increasingly what is more apparent is that many organizations are taking a hybrid approach, blending SaaS in private and public clouds with some products that remain on premises. Today, IBM made a big acquisition doubling down on the hybrid concept: it will pay $4.6 billion in […] → Read More

TreasurySpring raises $29M to expand its investment platform aimed at businesses with excess cash

Of the many issues highlighted by the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, one big one was the liability of having too much cash sitting in too few bank accounts. Today a London startup called TreasurySpring — which has built a platform for businesses to put some of their cash reserves to work, in investments — […] → Read More

Singapore’s ride-hailing firm Grab lays off over 1,100 employees

Southeast Asian supper app ride-hailing and food delivery app operator Grab laid off more than a thousand people, or about 11% of its staff. → Read More

Limble raises $58M at a $450M valuation to help orgs track and maintain 'dumb' physical assets

Advances in Internet of Things technologies promise to give organizations and us ordinary people an unprecedented view of all of the objects we own and use — where they are, how they’re working, and if they’re not working. But what about the vast swathe of physical assets and environments that are not connected, and may […] → Read More

beehiiv, a newsletter platform, gets $12.5M in its inbox

The world took a double take at the potential of newsletters after Substack started to blow up a few years ago. Now, another buzzy startup wants to disrupt the disruptor. beehiiv, a(nother) platform for writing, monetizing and distributing newsletters, is today announcing that it has raised $12.5 million, a Series A that it will be […] → Read More

Volt, an open banking fintech for payments and more, raises $60M at a $350M+ valuation

Open banking — where traditional banks enable payments and other new services by way of APIs that give access to financial data previously locked up in their systems — has led to a rush of startups looking to build the links to make it a reality. Today one of the hopefuls in open banking — […] → Read More

Consumer group calls on EU to urgently investigate 'the risks of generative AI'

European regulators are at a crossroads over how AI will be regulated — and ultimately used commercially and non-commercially — in the region, and today the EU’s largest consumer group, the BEUC, weighed in with its own position: stop dragging your feet, and “launch urgent investigations into the risks of generative AI” now, it said. […] → Read More

Musk woos ad giants in Paris to fix Twitter’s woes

In a steaming-hot, packed, VivaTech hall in Paris today, Twitter owner Elon Musk waxed lyrical on his various accomplishments, but demured over some of the bigger questions hanging over his various companies. After walking on stage and joking that he might be a “hologram or an android”, Musk also quipped that Twitter was “expensive” and […] → Read More

Wargraphs, a gaming startup with only one employee and no outside funding, sells for $54M

While the U.K. and U.S. try to block Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision over concerns it will kill competition in games distribution, competition appears to be alive and well in another (smaller) area of gaming: modding and analytics. Wargraphs, a one-man-band startup behind a popular companion app for League of Legends called Porofessor, which helps players […] → Read More

Informatica acquires Privitar, once valued at $400M, to expand its data management stack

One of the recurring themes in the area of enterprise IT these days is consolidation, and today we’re getting another dose of it in the area of enterprise data management. Informatica — which provides a set of tools to enterprises to analyze, manage and share data across their organizations — is acquiring Privitar, a startup […] → Read More