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Nigeria’s IROKO plans to go public on the London Stock Exchange AIM in 2022

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The company which secured around $30 million in total with its last priced round (Series E) in January 2016, plans to raise less or a similar amount when going public in 2022.

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Web Summit will hold RISE 2022 in Kuala Lumpur, launch a new event in Tokyo

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Web Summit announced today that it will revive RISE , one of Asia’s largest tech conferences, in March 2022, moving it to Kuala Lumpur after five years in Hong Kong. It also announced a new event, called Web Summit Tokyo, that will launch in 2022, too.

15 Grant Programs for Minority and Women Business Owners

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Although the following programs are full or the application period has passed for 2021, they are expected to reopen for 2022: New Voices. Although the application deadline recently passed for 2021, be sure to keep an eye on this page to learn when 2022 applications are being accepted.

[CyberX in SDX Central] Money Moves: June 2020

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Microsoft confirmed it acquired IoT security startup CyberX as part of its pledge to invest $5 billion in IoT by 2022. The tech giant didn’t disclose the purchase price, but earlier reports put a $170 million price tag on CyberX. Read more here.

MIT startup Pickle raises $5.75M for its package-picking robot

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Orders for the first product targeted at trailer unloading will open in June, with an expected ship date of early 2022. There’s no doubt this past year has been a major watershed moment for the robotics industry.

Cymbio raises $7M to help brands expand to more e-commerce markets

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US e-commerce on track for its first $1 trillion year by 2022, due to lasting pandemic impacts. Cymbio , a Tel Aviv-based startup focused on what it calls “brand-to-retailer connectivity,” announced today that it has raised $7 million in Series A funding.

UK space launch startup Orbex raises $24 million for its reusable rockets

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This new investment help “secure the roadmap” that Orbex was already working towards regarding its launch vehicle development and deployment, which is currently targeting 2022 for its first commercial launches.

Metigy gets $20 million AUD to making online marketing easier for SMEs

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By 2022, there is expected to be 30 million SMEs in the U.S. “On The real growth opportunity for us though is in Southeast Asia, where there is expected to be 150 million SMEs across the 11 markets by 2022,” Fairfull said. David Fairfull, CEO and co-founder of Metigy.

Elder tech company, Papa, raises $60M Led by Tiger Global

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The company expects there to be between 5-6 million members on the platform starting January 2022.

Address cybersecurity challenges before rolling out robotic process automation

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RPA is a growing megatrend — by 2022, Gartner predicts that 90% of organizations globally will have adopted RPA and its received over $1.8 Alan Radford. Contributor.

Nikola shares drop as GM pulls plug on investment deal

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8, 2020 to take a 11% stake in Nikola and produce a fuel cell pickup for the company by the end 2022. GM is backing away from an agreement to take a stake in electric automaker Nikola Corp, marking the collapse of a deal that has been problematic since it was announced just two months ago.

Sources: Web Summit will spin out its virtual conference software as a full-blown startup

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In 2022, we hope to partner with other great events.” Sources say Web Summit, the giant tech conference company that specialized in very large gatherings in cities like Lisbon, is poised to spin out its Hopin-like proprietary conference software as an independent startup.

Real estate tech startup Offerpad to go public via SPAC merger in $3B deal

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billion in 2022 and $3.9 Offerpad is the latest proptech company to go public via a SPAC merger. The Phoenix, Ariz.-based based company announced Thursday its plans to go public by merging with Supernova Partners Acquisition Company in a deal valued at $3 billion.

Y Combinator-backed Vue Storefront aims to be the ‘glue’ for e-commerce

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US e-commerce on track for its first $1 trillion year by 2022, due to lasting pandemic impacts.

Nerdy, a tutoring marketplace startup, is going public via SPAC

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But Nerdy has even stronger projections for 2022, a year in which it expects to drive revenues of $198 million, up 43% from its 2021 expectation of $138 million. A gig economy-powered consumer edtech platform is heading to the New York Stock Exchange.

Indian health tech startup Phable raises $12 million to serve patients with chronic conditions

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billion by 2022. The preventive healthcare market, which caters to physical and mental well-being, is expected to grow to $102 billion by 2022.).

Coursera prices IPO at top end of its range in boon to edtech valuations

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It’s the public market “exits” that have really lagged and that I hope turns around in 2021 and 2022. Coursera, an edtech unicorn, will begin its life today as a public company after pricing its IPO at $33 per share yesterday evening.

How should SaaS companies deliver and price professional services?

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Gartner recently forecast that SaaS revenue worldwide could surpass $140 billion by 2022, which would represent a 40% increase over 2019’s roughly $100 billion. Roger Hurwitz. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Roger Hurwitz is a founding partner at Volition Capital.

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Why is the Stock Market Only Down 15%?

Tomasz Tunguz

If we assume two years of zero dividends, then dividends resume at their 2019 levels in 2022, then the value of the S&P500 is modeled to be 2777, which is just about a 15% decline. Why is the S&P index “only” down about 15%?

SoftBank in talks to invest up to $500 million in Swiggy

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At stake is India’s food delivery market, which analysts at Bernstein expect to balloon to be worth $12 billion by 2022, they wrote in a report to clients earlier this year.

Practical Fundraising Tips from Repeat Entrepreneur Ann Deters

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billion by 2022 and is ranked among the top emerging jobs on LinkedIn. Get to know Ann. Ann Deters is CEO & Founder of Vantage Technology, which has provided cataract services to hospitals and surgery centers throughout the United States for the past 28 years. In addition, she has started several healthcare ventures, such as surgery centers, medical billing services, and software technology.

Pay-per-mile auto insurer Metromile is heading to public markets via SPAC

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Metromile , the pay-per-mile auto insurer that earlier this year laid off a third of its staff due to economic uncertainties caused by COVID-19, is taking the SPAC path to the public markets.

Daimler invests in lidar company Luminar in push to bring autonomous trucks to highways

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Volvo said in May it will start producing vehicles in 2022 that are equipped with lidar and a perception stack developed by Luminar that the automaker will use to deploy an automated driving system for highways.

Indian food delivery giant Zomato secures $660 million

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At stake is India’s food delivery market, which analysts at Bernstein expect to balloon to be worth $12 billion by 2022, they wrote in a report to clients — accessed by TechCrunch.

International Coworking Day

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Not only that but Instant predicts coworking to grow to almost 50,000 spaces, globally by 2022. Today is the day to celebrate the fact that we are all part of something far greater than ourselves. Locally and globally, we are a community of forward thinkers, innovators and game changers paving the way for the future of work. This is big-time stuff, if you really think about it. We, the coworking peeps of the world, are fundamentally shifting the way all workspaces are seen and structured.

Flutterwave and PayPal collaborate to allow African merchants to accept and make payments

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billion in revenue, and by 2022, it is expected to reach $29 billion. It is nearly impossible for businesses in some African countries to receive money from PayPal.

The iconic VC-Backed founders are all White & Asian men. So why invest in diversity?

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(co-written with Katherine Boe Heuck , a MBA candidate at MIT Sloan (class of 2022); past intern at Versatile VC ; and a current intern at Metaprop NYC.).

Kahoot drops $50M on Drops to add language learning to its gamified education stable

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After raising $215 million from SoftBank to double down on the surge of interest in online learning, Kahoot has made an acquisition to expand the scope of subjects that it covers.

History Doesn’t Repeat Itself, But It Does Rhyme

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

So using David’s timeline, the killer app for crypto might launch at the end of 2021 or early 2022. So goes the famous Mark Twain quote. I thought of this in reading a few blockchain sector reports this morning.

Why is the Stock Market Only Down 15%?

Tomasz Tunguz

If we assume two years of zero dividends, then dividends resume at their 2019 levels in 2022, then the value of the S&P500 is modeled to be 2777, which is just about a 15% decline. Why is the S&P index “only” down about 15%?

The Future looks Juicy – What can we Expect from the Flexible Workspace Industry

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compound annual growth, which will drive the industry to approximately 49,500 offices by 2022. While our forecast indicates APAC growth will continue to outstrip the wider global market through to 2022, the geographical focus of this growth will change. At present, our research indicates that up to 40% of all individuals working within flexible spaces are part of larger organizations and this figure is expected to grow to over 60% by 2022.

Female-led startups dominate Catalyst Fund’s inclusive fintech 2021 cohort

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to accelerate 30 new inclusive fintech startups by 2022. . Catalyst Fund , a global accelerator managed by BFA Global , announced the 8th cohort for its Inclusive Fintech Program today.

India’s Zomato valued at $5.4 billion in new $250 million investment

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At stake is India’s food delivery market, which analysts at Bernstein expect to balloon to be worth $12 billion by 2022, they wrote in a report to clients. Zomato has raised $250 million, two months after closing a $660 million Series J financing round , as the Indian food delivery startup builds a war-chest ahead of its IPO later this year.

Senti Bio raises $105 million for its new programmable biology platform and cancer therapies

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The current time frame is to get its investigational new drug permits filed by late 2022 and early 2023 and have initial clinical trials begun in 2023.

Boom raises $7M Series A in bid to become the ‘Amazon for commercial photography’

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Noteworthy, Boom says it is profitable on a unit economics basis, bar re-investing in its tech and expansion plans, and aims to be fully profitable as early as 2022. Milan-headquartered scale-up Boom , which offers a two-sided tech platform to let companies book and manage commercial photo shoots, has raised $7 million in Series A funding. The round is led by Italy’s United Ventures, with the participation from Wellness Holding.

Lucid Motors strikes SPAC deal to go public with $24 billion valuation

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The Air will come to Europe in 2022, followed by China in 2023. Lucid Motors reached an agreement to become a publicly traded company through a merger with special-purpose acquisition company Churchill Capital IV Corp.,