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Singapore-based Raena gets $9M Series A for its pivot to skincare and beauty-focused social commerce

SINGAPORE-BASED RAENA GETS $9M SERIES A FOR ITS PIVOT TO SKINCARE AND BEAUTY-FOCUSED SOCIAL COMMERCE

Raena's team, from left to right: chief operating officer Guo Xing Lim, chief executive officer Sreejita Deb and chief commercial officer...

TIM HORTONS MARKS TWO YEARS IN CHINA WITH TENCENT INVESTMENT

Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee and doughnut giant, has raised a new round of funding for its Chinese venture. The investment is led...

 
 
 

NEWSELA, THE REPLACEMENT FOR TEXTBOOKS, RAISES $100M AND BECOMES A UNICORN

Newsela, a SaaS platform for K-12 instructional material backed by the likes of TCV, Kleiner Perkins, Reach Capital, and Owl Ventures,...

BESSEMER VENTURE PARTNERS CLOSES ON $3.3 BILLION ACROSS TWO FUNDS

Another major VC firm has closed two major rounds, underscoring the long-term confidence investors continue to have for backing privately-held...

 
 
 

AT&T IS TURNING DIRECTV INTO A STANDALONE COMPANY

AT&T just announced an agreement with private equity firm TPG that will turn DirecTV into a standalone company, albeit one that's still...

Daily Crunch: Twitter announces ‘Super Follow' subscriptions

DAILY CRUNCH: TWITTER ANNOUNCES ‘SUPER FOLLOW' SUBSCRIPTIONS

Twitter reveals its move into paid subscriptions, Australia passes its media bargaining law and Coinbase files its S-1. This is your...

 
 
 

DIGITALOCEAN'S IPO FILING SHOWS A TWO-CLASS CLOUD MARKET

This morning DigitalOcean , a provider of cloud computing services to SMBs, filed to go public. The company intends to list on the...

ORCA WANTS TO GIVE BOATING NAVIGATION ITS ‘IPHONE MOMENT'

Boating is a hobby steeped in history and tradition - and so is the industry and those that support it. With worldwide connectivity,...

 
 
 

CRYPTO COMPANY ANCHORAGE RAISES $80 MILLION AFTER GETTING FEDERAL BANKING CHARTER

Anchorage has raised an $80 million Series C funding round led by GIC, also known as Singapore's sovereign wealth fund. Andreessen...

Twitter's ‘Super Follow' creator subscription takes shots at Substack and Patreon

TWITTER'S ‘SUPER FOLLOW' CREATOR SUBSCRIPTION TAKES SHOTS AT SUBSTACK AND PATREON

It's been an all-around more ambitious year for Twitter. Following activist shareholder action last year that aimed to oust CEO Jack...

 
 
 
Sergey Brin's airship will use world's biggest mobile hydrogen fuel cell

SERGEY BRIN'S AIRSHIP WILL USE WORLD'S BIGGEST MOBILE HYDROGEN FUEL CELL

Sergey Brin's secretive airship company LTA Research and Exploration is planning to power a huge disaster relief airship with an equally...

Robotics roundup

ROBOTICS ROUNDUP

Robotics took a small step into the wild world of SPACs this week, as Berkshire Grey announced its plan to go public by Q2. Setting...

 
 
 
Stoke Space wants to take reusable rockets to new heights with $9M seed

STOKE SPACE WANTS TO TAKE REUSABLE ROCKETS TO NEW HEIGHTS WITH $9M SEED

Many launch providers think reusability is the best way to lower the cost and delay involved in getting to space. SpaceX and Rocket...

REGISTER FOR TC SESSIONS: JUSTICE FOR A CONVERSATION ON DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION IN THE STARTUP WORLD

Diversity, equity and inclusion. These essential elements remain woefully lacking across the tech industry despite recent strides....

 
 
 

DOCYT RAISES $1.5M FOR ITS ML-BASED ACCOUNTING AUTOMATION PLATFORM

Accounting isn't a topic that most people can get excited about - probably not even most accountants. But if you're running any kind...

Foresite Capital raises $969 million fund to invest in healthcare startups across all stages of growth

FORESITE CAPITAL RAISES $969 MILLION FUND TO INVEST IN HEALTHCARE STARTUPS ACROSS ALL STAGES OF GROWTH

Health and life science specialist investment firm Foresite Capital has raised a new fund, its fifth to date, totally $969 million...

 
 
 

LEARN ABOUT CREATING EQUITY IN TECH WITH REP. BARBARA LEE AT TECHCRUNCH SESSIONS: JUSTICE

Rep. Barbara Lee , who has represented the East Bay of California since 1998, is one of Congress's staunchest proponents of diversity...

BLUE ORIGIN PUSHES NEW GLENN ORBITAL ROCKET'S FIRST FLIGHT TO Q4 2022

Jeff Bezos' space company Blue Origin published an updated timeline for the first flight of New Glenn, the orbital rocket it's building...

 
 
 
Five takeaways from Coinbase's S-1

FIVE TAKEAWAYS FROM COINBASE'S S-1

The Coinbase S-1 is out! And hot damn, did the company have a good fourth quarter. TechCrunch has a first look at the company's headline...

Former top Paytm exec is building his own financial services startup

FORMER TOP PAYTM EXEC IS BUILDING HIS OWN FINANCIAL SERVICES STARTUP

The executive who built the financial services boutique for Paytm, India's most valuable startup , from the ground is ready to do something...

 
 
 



South Korea starts vaccinating, but people over 65 must wait

South Korea starts vaccinating, but people over 65 must wait

SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea administered its first coronavirus vaccines Friday to people at long-term care facilities, launching a mass immunization campaign that... Read more ...

COVID-19 bill must drop minimum wage hike, arbiter decides

COVID-19 bill must drop minimum wage hike, arbiter decides

WASHINGTON - The Senate parliamentarian dealt a potentially lethal blow Thursday to Democrats' drive to hike the minimum wage, deciding that the cherished progressive goal must... Read more ...

Parliamentarian: COVID-19 bill must lose minimum wage hike

Parliamentarian: COVID-19 bill must lose minimum wage hike

WASHINGTON - The Senate parliamentarian has dealt a potentially lethal blow to Democrats' drive to hike the minimum wage, deciding that the cherished progressive goal must fall... Read more ...

Mr. Potato Head drops the mister, sort of

Mr. Potato Head drops the mister, sort of

NEW YORK - Is it Mr. Potato Head or not? Read more ...

Boeing will pay $6.6 million to settle FAA allegations

Boeing will pay $6.6 million to settle FAA allegations

Federal regulators have imposed $5.4 million in civil penalties against Boeing for violating terms of a $12 million settlement in 2015, and the aircraft maker has agreed to pay... Read more ...

Arkansas Senate votes to refund virus fines to businesses

Arkansas Senate votes to refund virus fines to businesses

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Arkansas Senate on Thursday voted to refund the fines the state has collected from some businesses for violating coronavirus restrictions, as Gov. Asa... Read more ...

The Latest: US loosens Pfizer vaccine shipping regulations

The Latest: US loosens Pfizer vaccine shipping regulations

NEW YORK - U.S. regulators are allowing Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to be shipped and stored at less-frigid temperatures, which should ease distribution and administration of one... Read more ...

Mitch McConnell says he would vote for Trump again days after saying he was...

Mitch McConnell says he would vote for Trump again days after saying he was 'practically and morally responsible' for the deadly insurrection

Summary List Placement Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that he would back Donald Trump if he were the Republican Party's nominee for president again. He... Read more ...

U.S. pizza sales, booming in pandemic, start to slow

U.S. pizza sales, booming in pandemic, start to slow

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - After a pandemic-fueled boom, U.S. pizza sales appear to be headed back to earth. Read more ...

AT&T spinning off DirecTV after losing millions of customers

AT&T spinning off DirecTV after losing millions of customers

AT&T is spinning off its DirecTV into a new company for a fraction of the $48.5 billion it paid for the satellite TV service in 2015. DirecTV has lost millions of customers on... Read more ...