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Greece’s Marathon Venture Capital completes first close for Fund II, reaching $47M

Greece’s Marathon Venture Capital completes first close for Fund II, reaching M Marathon Venture Capital in Athens, Greece has completed the first closing of its second fund, reaching the €40m / $47M mark. Backing the new fund is the European Investment Fund, HDBI, as well as corporates, family offices and HNWIs around […]

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African fintech startup Chipper Cash raises $30M backed by Jeff Bezos

African fintech startup Chipper Cash raises M backed by Jeff Bezos African cross-border fintech startup Chipper Cash has raised a $30 million Series B funding round led by Ribbit Capital with participation of Bezos Expeditions — the personal VC fund of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Chipper Cash was founded in San Francisco in […]

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Investors back Pacific Consolidated Holdings to merge leading LA-based liquor and weed delivery companies

Investors back Pacific Consolidated Holdings to merge leading LA-based liquor and weed delivery companies There’s a new company that’s sitting on top of some of the fastest growing consumer-facing businesses in the world — liquor and marijuana delivery — and its name is Pacific Consolidated Holdings Group. The investment firms and executive […]

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Coinbase UX teardown: 5 fails and how to fix them

Coinbase UX teardown: 5 fails and how to fix them Digital currency exchange Coinbase has probably done more than most to push cryptocurrencies closer to the mainstream, earning an $8 billion valuation by private investors along the way. The company is reportedly eyeing a public listing next year, and is inarguably doing […]

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United Airlines is making COVID-19 tests available to passengers, powered in part by Color

United Airlines is making COVID-19 tests available to passengers, powered in part by Color There’s still no clear path back to any sense of ‘business-as-usual’ as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, but United Airlines is embarking on a new pilot project to see if easy access to COVID-19 testing immediately prior to a […]

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WildType is opening up a pre-order list for select chefs as it focuses on sushi-grade salmon

WildType is opening up a pre-order list for select chefs as it focuses on sushi-grade salmon WildType, the startup making lab-grown salmon, is opening up a pre-order list for select chefs. Although the company is as much as five years out from commercial production, according to founders, the company is looking to […]

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Committing to a fully zero-emission fleet by 2040, Uber is dedicating $800 million to electrifying its drivers

Committing to a fully zero-emission fleet by 2040, Uber is dedicating 0 million to electrifying its drivers Ride hailing giant Uber is committing to become a fully zero-emission platform by 2040 and setting aside $800 million to help get its drivers using electric vehicles by 2025. The company said that it would […]

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PandaDoc employees arrested in Belarus after founders protest against Lukashenko regime

PandaDoc employees arrested in Belarus after founders protest against Lukashenko regime Yesterday the four employees (pictured) of US-headquartered enterprise startup PandaDoc were arrested in Minsk by the Belarus police, in what appears to be an act of state-led retaliation, after the company’s founders joined protests against the 26 year-long regime of President […]

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Microsoft launches a deepfake detector tool ahead of US election

Microsoft launches a deepfake detector tool ahead of US election Microsoft has added to the slowly growing pile of technologies aimed at spotting synthetic media (aka deepfakes) with the launch of a tool for analyzing videos and still photos to generate a manipulation score. The tool, called Video Authenticator, provides what Microsoft […]

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Decrypted: Uber’s former security chief charged, FBI’s ‘vishing’ warning

Decrypted: Uber’s former security chief charged, FBI’s ‘vishing’ warning A lot happened in cybersecurity over the past week. The University of Utah paid almost half a million dollars to stop hackers from leaking sensitive student data after a ransomware attack. Two major ATM makers patched flaws that could’ve allowed for fraudulent cash […]

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