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Past articles by Ingrid:

Revel, the car subscription startup from Spain, raises $123M to take its business up a gear

The market for car sales has been on rocky ground in the last several years as consumers, facing tougher economic conditions, get presented with an ever-larger range of alternatives, from ride-hailing apps and multimodal alternatives through to new propositions for private car use. Today, a startup out of Spain called Revel is announcing €115 million […] → Read More

SQream calls in $45M to expand its GPU-based big data analytics platform

Back in 2010, Israeli data analytics startup SQream made a bet on the potential of GPUs as a cornerstone of enabling the processing and querying of big → Read More

FloLive connects with $47M to give its IoT and localized cellular technology a boost

Carriers and enterprises that rely on cellular networks to connect workers, devices and machines are forever grappling with tricky unit economics: The → Read More

Open Cosmos, a UK satellite startup focused on sustainability, raises $50M

Satellites have come into focus as a critical way — and sometimes the only way — to deliver communications and receive data about certain locations around the world, a power position that can be heroic but also ripe for abuse, and that’s before considering how their presence contributes to the growing problem of space debris. […] → Read More

Zopa, the UK neobank, hits 1M customers and raises another $93M

In 2021, U.K. neobank Zopa, which has been around since 2004, leapt to a $1 billion valuation on the back of a big investment from SoftBank and a plan to → Read More

ActiveFence snaps up Spectrum Labs, last valued at $137M, to help fight the harmful content creep

Misinformation, harassment, grooming and other illegal activity continue to be major issues in the worlds of content moderation and online safety, → Read More

Apple’s BIS acquisition is a bet on a classical music catalogue, and on building cred in the industry

More than 80% of the music we listen to today is delivered over streaming, according to figures from last year. But when you look at classical music, it's → Read More

Intel and Tower ink major foundry deal, $300M investment after Intel cancels its $5.4B Tower acquisition

Two weeks after Intel said it would cancel its plan to acquire Tower Semiconductor for $5.4 billion amidst pushback from regulators, the two companies → Read More

ThetaRay nabs $57M for AI tools to fight money laundering

Money laundering -- the process of transferring assets around in order to disguise the illicit origin of the money -- has been a huge and growing business → Read More

VanMoof makes a move: Lavoie acquires the e-bike startup out of bankruptcy for ‘tens of millions’ of euros

VanMoof, the flashy e-bike startup that skidded into bankruptcy this summer, has gotten back on its bike, so to speak. Today it was announced that Lavoie, → Read More

The fall of Babylon: Failed telehealth startup once valued at $2B goes bankrupt, sold for parts

It’s the end of the road for Babylon Health, the London telehealth startup once valued at nearly $2 billion after being backed by the likes of the founders of DeepMind and deep-pocketed health insurance companies. After the company’s U.S. shares became worthless and its operation turned insolvent earlier this month, last night, the U.K. subsidiary […] → Read More

Ivy raises $20M to take open-banking payments international

Open banking -- where traditional banks open up their data with APIs to build new financial services for their customers -- has the potential to be one of → Read More

Dice books $65M for its event discovery and ticketing platform

Dice, an events discovery and ticketing platform, has raised $65 million, funding that it will be using to grow in the U.S. and Europe. → Read More

Viome, a microbiome startup, raises $86.5M, inks distribution deal with CVS

Research on the human microbiome — microorganism communities that live in a part of your body such as your mouth or gut — has led to a number of insights and spurred further investigations into what makes up a healthy person. Combined with the continuing interest in alternative medicine, that is leading to some venture […] → Read More

Check Point buys Perimeter 81 for $490M to enhance its security tools for hybrid and remote workers

There is yet more M&A coming out of the security industry. In the latest development, Check Point, the enterprise cybersecurity company, has picked up → Read More

Rubrik acquires Laminar to expand in data security across public clouds

Rubrik, a cloud data management company, is buying Laminar -- a specialist in securing data run and stored across popular public cloud platforms. → Read More

SoftBank posts loss, with a cumulative loss of $6.3B in its Vision Fund business

As SoftBank prepares to dive deeper into AI investments, the group posted an unexpected consecutive quarterly overall loss, as well as a continued loss in → Read More

SoftBank launches an OpenAI for Japan: SB Intuitions, building LLMs and generative AI in Japanese

SoftBank has a strategic alliance with Microsoft that will involve SoftBank providing a secure data environment for enterprises in Japan. → Read More

Hopin, the struggling virtual conference unicorn, sells events and engagement units to RingCentral

Hopin announced that it has sold its Events and Session business units to RingCentral for an undisclosed sum. → Read More

Tradeshift raises $70M, launches financing JV with HSBC focused on B2B trade

Areas where it said it plans to invest include adding more SaaS, B2B marketplace, and embedded financial services. → Read More