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Better Origin, which turns flies into food for chickens, raises $3M from Fly Ventures

Better Origin is a startup that converts waste food into essential nutrients using insects fed to chickens inside a standard shipping container. It’s now raised a Seed Series $3 million funding round led by Fly Ventures and solar entrepreneur Nick.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchFeb 23rd, 2021

Retracing the history of the mutation that gave rise to cancer decades later

Researchers reconstructed the evolutionary history of cancer cells in two patients, tracing the timeline of the mutation that causes the disease to a cell of origin. In a 63-year-old patient, it occurred at around age 19; in a 34-year-old patient, at.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News2 hr. 21 min. ago

Flourish, a startup that aims to help banks engage and retain customers, raises $1.5M

It’s not uncommon these days to hear of U.S.-based investors backing Latin American startups. But it’s not every day that we hear of Latin American VCs investing in U.S.-based startups. Berkeley-based fintech Flourish has raised $1.5 million in a.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News2 hr. 21 min. ago

German insurtech platform Hepster raises $10M Series A led by Element Ventures

Hepster, an insurtech platform from Germany, has raised $10 million in a Series A funding led by Element Ventures. Also participating was Seventure Partners, MBMV, and GPS Ventures, as well as previous investors. The funds will be used to broaden the.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News2 hr. 49 min. ago

Stream raises $38M as its chat and activity feed APIs power communications for 1B users

A lot of our communication these days with each other is digital, and today one of the companies enabling that — with APIs to build chat experiences into apps — is announcing a round of funding on the back of some very strong growth. Stre.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News2 hr. 49 min. ago

Whatnot raises $20M for its livestreaming platform built for selling Pokémon cards and other collectibles

When I first wrote about Whatnot in February of last year, they were just getting started. Aiming to be the GOAT of collectible toys, they were focusing first on being the go-to trusted spot for buying and selling authenticated Funko Pop figurines. A.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News2 hr. 49 min. ago

Key factor identified that makes worms feel full after a good meal

In nematode worms, a key controller allows the worm to sense when it needs food and when it feels full, and then changes its behavior accordingly. Jennifer Tullet of the University of Kent and colleagues report these new findings in a paper published.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News2 hr. 49 min. ago

German InsureTech platform Hepster raises $10M Series A led by Element Ventures

Hepster, an insurtech platform from Germany, has raised $10 million in a Series A funding led by Element Ventures. Also participating was Seventure Partners, MBMV, and GPS Ventures, as well as previous investors. The funds will be used to broaden the.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News5 hr. 21 min. ago

Masters of mimicry, male lyrebirds use their skill to deceive potential mates

When birds see a predator in their midst, one defensive strategy is to call out loudly, attracting other birds of the same or different species to do the same. Sometimes individuals within this 'mobbing flock' will fly over or at the predator or atta.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News6 hr. 21 min. ago

This frog has lungs that act like noise-canceling headphones, study shows

To succeed in mating, many male frogs sit in one place and call to their potential mates. But this raises an important question familiar to anyone trying to listen to someone talking at a busy cocktail party: how does a female hear and then find a ch.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News6 hr. 21 min. ago

17% of food production globally wasted, UN report estimates

Instead of finishing your leftovers, you let them go bad and buy takeout......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News6 hr. 21 min. ago

Luxury air travel startup Aero raises $20M

Luxury air travel startup Aero raises $20M.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News6 hr. 49 min. ago

Social commerce startup Elenas raises $6M and plans for international expansion

Colombian startup Elenas says it’s helping tens of thousands of women make money by selling products online. And today, it announced that it has raised $6 million in Series A funding. That’s on top of the $2 million seed round that Elenas.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News6 hr. 49 min. ago

Deliveroo unveils plans for "$7bn" London listing

The food delivery firm hopes to list its shares on the London Stock Exchange this year......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated News6 hr. 49 min. ago

Snapcommerce raises $85M to make over your mobile shopping experience

People are not only shopping digitally more than ever. They’re also shopping using their mobile phones more than ever. And for mobile-first companies like Snapcommerce, this is good news. Snapcommerce, formerly known as SnapTravel, has raised $85 m.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News8 hr. 49 min. ago

Papaya Global raises $100M more at a $1B+ valuation for tools to hire, pay and manage distributed workforces

Remote working — hiring people further afield and letting people work outside of a central physical office — is looking like it will be here to stay, and today one of the startups building tools for that environment is announcing a big fu.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News9 hr. 21 min. ago

Jungle Scout raises $110M, acquires Downstream Impact to help 3rd parties sell on marketplaces like Amazon

There has been a rapid proliferation of roll-up companies armed with wallets full of money to consolidate promising smaller merchants that sell on Amazon and other marketplaces, the idea being to create economies of scale to help them sell more effec.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News11 hr. 21 min. ago

IFC backs Bolt with $24M to expand its transportation network in emerging markets

Bolt, an Uber competitor that is building an international on-demand network of services to transport people, food and other items in cars, scooters and bikes across Europe and Africa, has picked up some strategic funding today to continue expanding.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News12 hr. 49 min. ago

Deliveroo confirms anticipated £8bn floatation in London, will be among first to use ‘dual shares’ structure

Food delivery start-up Deliveroo has today confirmed its £8bn ($11bn) stock market floatation in London, something which was on the cards previously. The eight-year-old company will use the “dual-class” innovation which has been introduced to th.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News12 hr. 49 min. ago

Countingup closes £9.1M for its business current account with built-in accounting features

Countingup, the U.K. fintech offering a business current account with built-in accounting features, has closed £9.1 million in Series A investment. Leading the round is Framework Venture Partners, with participation from Gresham House Ventures, Sage.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News15 hr. 21 min. ago

IC analyzer MA-tek raises quotes for short lead-time orders by 20-50%

IC analysis and certification lab Material Analysis Technology (MA-tek) has decided to raise quotes for short lead-time orders by 20-50%, particularly for surface analysis (SA) services, according to company chairperson Yong-Fen Hsieh......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News15 hr. 21 min. ago