Battery recycling startup Cylib recharges its coffers to go faster

Battery recycling startup Cylib recharges its coffers to go faster

In 2024, a number of new EU regulations are expected to come into force, which will tighten the obligation of electric vehicle manufacturers and resellers to recycle batteries at the end of their natural lifespan. German battery recycling startup Cylib leapt at the opportunity, raising a total of €11.6 million ($12.6 million) to build a […]

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Atomos tows a $16M load of funding to create tugboats in space

Atomos tows a $16M load of funding to create tugboats in space

You may not have known that space needs tugboats, but now you do — and Atomos Space just closed a $16.2 million Series A investment, which will enable the company to complete its demonstration mission where it will show off its docking and towing capabilities. The company is building a series of Orbital Transfer Vehicles […]

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Goldsky raises $20M to bring real-time, on-chain data to crypto companies

Goldsky raises $20M to bring real-time, on-chain data to crypto companies

Despite well-known volatility in the crypto market, crypto startups building infrastructure to support the industry’s long-term growth have seemed to fare better than their peers. This is especially true for data, a universally necessary input for web3 companies, with crypto data firms like Messari reportedly fundraising amid a down market. Goldsky, a data infrastructure company […]

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Pitch Deck Teardown: Simba Chain’s $25M Series A deck

Pitch Deck Teardown: Simba Chain’s $25M Series A deck

Grab a cup of coffee and strap in, because this pitch deck teardown is pretty different from most of the ones I’ve done to date.

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Luminovo raises money to reduce waste in electronics manufacturing

Luminovo raises money to reduce waste in electronics manufacturing

For the $5 trillion electronics industry, electronics manufacturers, Munich-based Luminovo builds a SaaS solution that brings together the full material and production costing process. The company is aiming to upend an industry that’s been mired in the previous millennium for a long time. Replacing manual parts of the process with automated tools, it enables the […]

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Pitch Deck Teardown: Glambook’s $2.5 million seed deck

Pitch Deck Teardown: Glambook’s $2.5 million seed deck

Glambook recently raised $2.5 million at a $12 million valuation, and I managed to talk it into letting me share its full pitch deck with you to see how the company wove its story to its investors.

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TechCrunch+ roundup: SaaS burn multiples, 8 fintech VCs spill the tea, all my apes gone

TechCrunch+ roundup: SaaS burn multiples, 8 fintech VCs spill the tea, all my apes gone

If Andy Warhol were alive today, would he be minting NFTs of Campbell’s Soup cans?

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New York City’s Interplay is raising $10M for new blockchain fund

New York City’s Interplay is raising $10M for new blockchain fund

We’ve seen a number of new web3-focused venture fund launches in the past month from large traditional VCs, including Lightspeed, as well as smaller, crypto-native firms such as Valkyrie. Although crypto startups have had a tougher time attracting capital, venture firms seem to be raking in money from investors, perhaps preparing themselves to scoop up […]

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