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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.

MycoWorks, making leather from fungi, closes $125M to scale production

The company touts its Fine Mycelium process as the only mycelium engineered to be made-to-order and made-to-specification.

Newcomer aggregator Ecommerce Brands snags $40M in equity, debt to deploy eCaaS model

Ecommerce Brands aims to differentiate itself from the crowded aggregator space by being the technology force for DTC brands to scale while operators focus on running their businesses.

BigPanda gets its horn after securing $190M in fresh capital

The company’s technology transforms huge volumes of IT data into actionable insight and automates incident management so IT operations teams can be proactive about their response processes.

Harry’s files paperwork for fresh $139.9M financing

Harry’s goal since birth was to target incumbents in the global shave market, which is forecasted to reach $22.5 billion by 2030.

Kleiner Perkins starts 50th year with $1.8B in two new funds

The firm is targeting capital at early-stage investments in enterprise, consumer, hardtech, fintech and healthcare companies.

Flush with new capital, Foxtrot’s ‘convenience store of the future’ is coming to a location near you

Foxtrot is reimagining the convenience store experience by seeking out the best food items by local artisans along with its core offerings of coffee, ready-to-eat cafe meals and wine. 

Arcade launches ‘try before you buy’ demo capabilities with $2.5M in new capital

The company's technology makes it easier for companies to create demonstration videos, called “arcades,” that walk people through how their tools work.

Is cell-cultured meat ready for prime time?

Cell-cultured meat is a hot topic, yet the process for producing meat in this manner remains slow and costly.

AskNicely answers how companies can best connect with frontline workers

The company's tools pull in Net Promoter Score, workflow, recognition and feedback, coaching and insights so that businesses can lead from their frontline workers.

Parrot, a tool for digitizing Mexico’s restaurants, takes in $9.5M

ParrotConnect is a point-of-sale software for restaurants enabling them to digitize and take advantage of the home delivery boom to accelerate growth.

Khosla Ventures debuts first opportunity fund

Managing partner Samir Kaul told TechCrunch that the fund gives the firm an opportunity to retain its pro rata and double down on earlier investments.

Verb Data puts $3M to work so companies can build better in-product dashboards

Verb’s customer-facing analytics tools are built specifically to live inside multi-tenant SaaS applications.

Why it matters having Matter support for your new smart home device

Matter is designed to finally fix the issues around fragmented smart home systems so that all of your devices can be easily set up and routed from one place.

Meez keeps recipes in one place so chefs can continue whipping up culinary delights

Meez is a kitchen collaboration tool, recipe keeper and progression, training and prep all rolled into one.

Visual collaboration company Miro valued at $17.5B following $400M in new funding

Already a profitable company, Miro saw the venture capital market “favorable” right now, which gave it an opportunity to build an even stronger brand for customers.

Refinery Ventures’ second fund aimed at getting startups to Series A

Refinery focuses on “early scale” companies, a term the firm uses to describe companies that secured a seed, but need that “oomph” to get it to Series A.

Avoma puts new capital to use making meetings work smarter

Avoma aims to set it apart from competitors by bringing meeting management, AI assistant and conversation intelligence into one tool.
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