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Juro draws $23M into its browser-based contract automation platform

London-based legaltech startup Juro has grabbed $23 million in Series B funding for its browser-based contract automation platform. In total the startup has raised $31.5M since being founded back in

The year of living autonomously

Even in the era of the virtual event, it tends to take me a few days to recover from the whirlwind of CES. Frontloading the year’s big hardware news is a bit less than ideal, but perhaps the changin

UBITS snags $25M to create ‘the Netflix for corporate training’ in LatAm

UBITS, a B2B online learning platform for upskilling employees in Latin America, has raised $25 million in funding led by Riverwood Capital. Julián Melo and Marta Forero founded UBITS in Bogota, Colo

Venmo introduces new gift-wrapping feature with eight animated designs

Venmo is introducing a new gift-wrapping feature to give users a new way to gift money to friends and family. The new feature is starting to roll out today and gives users access to eight animated gif

Payment orchestration platform Gr4vy pulls in another $15M in a Series A extension

Retailers often build their own “orchestration” platforms for payment processing and routing, but these can be complex to maintain. Spreedly and modo play in this space, and, last year, new startu

Instacart doubles down on its ready-made meals offering with new hub and faster delivery

Instacart is introducing a new “Ready Meals” hub to make it easier for users to discover and order ready-made meals from grocery stores on its app. The on-demand grocery delivery platform

Dogs aren’t just a vibe, they’re a lifestyle, and Fable built a brand to match

The way that recent generations of consumers treat(!) their dogs is vastly different than those who have come before. It’s gotten to the point that it’s memeable. View this post on Instagr

U.S. fintech Current introduces high-yield savings where customers earn a 4.00% APY

As competition amid digital banks heats up, U.S. fintech Current is rolling out a new product designed to make its banking service more appealing. The company announced this morning it’s launchi

A bill to ban geofence and keyword search warrants in New York gains traction

A New York bill that would ban state law enforcement from obtaining residents’ private user data from tech giants through the use of controversial search warrants will get another chance, two ye

Stoïk combines cyber insurance products with active security monitoring

Meet Stoïk, a new French startup that wants to protect small and medium companies against cybersecurity incidents. The company offers an insurance product as well as a service that monitors your atta

Meet Paysail, the startup making B2B payments faster using crypto

Companies use invoices to pay for many of their major costs, ranging from materials to contract work. Most still rely on solutions built on top of bank transfers or credit cards to complete cross-bord

Serve Robotics’ new autonomous sidewalk delivery robots don’t require human assist

Serve Robotics, an Uber spinout that builds sidewalk delivery robots, is deploying its next generation of robots that are capable of completing some commercial deliveries without a human in the loop,

Databricks launches its first industry-specific lakehouse

As cloud infrastructure projects grow increasingly complex, there’s been a trend in the industry to launch pre-packaged solutions for specific verticals. Today, the well-funded data analytics fi

Germany’s SoSafe raises $73M Series B led by Highland to address human error in cyber

As we’ve learned in the last few years, ‘human error’-led cyber security breaches are the ones companies often find it hardest to guard against. Surveys suggest some 85% of attacks can be traced

Swell takes in $20M to develop more adaptable headless commerce infrastructure

Starting an e-commerce business is large marketplaces can be an easy process, but what the team at Swell began to notice was that the model could only take a business so far.

Tiger Global backs Accrue Savings’ ‘save now, pay later’ approach to consumer purchases

When the consumer opens an account and hits savings milestones for products they want to buy from their favorite brands, they can receive cash contributions from the brands.

Seel secures $17M round to infuse AI in customer product returns

Merchants can add “return assurance” to an order, if it is returned in the next 30 days, Seel, instead of the merchant, will pay for the refund.

Shield bags $15M Series A to address surging demand for its AI-powered communication compliance platform

Over the past two years, since the pandemic hit, there has been a sharp rise in financial crime compliance costs, nearing $50 billion in 2021, up 58% compared to 2019, in the U.S. and Canada.  Shiel

Crypto API provider Conduit wants to be the Stripe of decentralized finance

Financial institutions continue to search for ways to pile into the crypto market, and decentralized finance (DeFi) products are one mechanism that could help them capture share. Investors in DeFi pro

Tencent invests in Easy Transfer to amp up cross-border payments ambition

Tencent has invested in Easy Transfer, a startup that aims to make tuition payments less stressful for hundreds of thousands of overseas Chinese students. Tencent declined to comment for the story, bu
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