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Daily Crunch: Xeneta raises $80M to build out its real-time analytics platform for shipping and air freight 

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Maverick leverages deepfakes for real e-commerce connection

E-commerce customers record a 30-second video once and Maverick's technology uses the voice samples to generate thousands of videos that are personalized to each customer.

VC funds still rolling as Northzone announces largest fund, while Salkantay is largest Peru fund

Northzone and Salkantay Ventures join other venture capital firms in raising their largest funds to date.

Daily Crunch: New Starbucks Odyssey loyalty program ‘happens to be built on blockchain and web3’

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Alima aims to build out Latin America’s perishable foods supply chain

Alima’s platform digitizes and optimizes procurement, transport and traceability using artificial intelligence and analytics integration so that less food is spoiled.

Daily Crunch: Former employee says Patreon has laid off its entire security team

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As startups whip up a restaurant tech frenzy, is anyone close to Toast?

Technology innovation often comes in waves, but the restaurant industry saw its surf get bigger and stronger due in part to the pandemic. Startups stepped up across the industry to help restaurants qu

Daily Crunch: Tim Cook weighs in on standardized messaging features: ‘Buy your mom an iPhone’

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Stack banks $2.7M to teach teens, parents about crypto

The app was designed with Gen Z in mind, a generation that will grow up with the blockchain and most likely own some kind of digital assets.

Bloomingdale’s goes all-in on metaverse with new virtual store

Bloomingdale’s virtual store will initially feature collections from brands like Polo Ralph Lauren, Marc Jacobs, David Yurman, MCM, Byredo and Baccarat.

Daily Crunch: Apple launches new iPhone 14, a rugged Apple Watch, and more

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Our 11 favorite companies from YC’s S22 Demo Day: Part 1

TechCrunch is tuned in, as always, to YC's Demo Day, and in keeping with our historical coverage, we compiled a list of our favorites from the first day’s pitches.

Online grocery company Misfits Market to acquire Imperfect Foods

This is Misfits Market’s first acquisition and is particularly fitting, given the online grocery environment over the past few years.

Bond Pet Foods enters meat proteins phase with $17.5M Series A

The company, using precision fermentation to create “nature-identical” chicken, beef, fish and other meat proteins, intends to be commercially ready in two years.

Daily Crunch: PSG, Battery Ventures invest $100M in open source password manager Bitwarden 

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Daily Crunch: Nvidia chips become collateral damage in new US sanctions targeting China

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Daily Crunch: Ring wants to upgrade your apartment’s intercom system

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Boopos adds to its small business M&A lending pot with new investment

The company is able to underwrite online businesses in less than 48 hours and provides facilities for funding up to 80% of an acquisition under a flexible, revenue-based schedule.

SIMULATE targets restaurants with new simulated chicken products

Alternative protein startup SIMULATE, known for its NUGGS and TENDERS, is introducing two new versions of its plant-based, simulated chicken product aimed at restaurants.

Daily Crunch: Snap lays off one-fifth of its workforce after missing revenue and growth targets

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