Varda Space Industries, a startup that wants to build in-space manufacturing facilities, will be sending its first spacecraft to orbit aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in 2023. The actual spacecraft — the startup’s first to go to orbit.
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Market demand for cybersecurity products helps Devo raise $250M at unicorn valuation
4:15Devo, a Boston-area startup focused on log management and cybersecurity, announced this morning that it has closed a $250 million round of funding.
Heart to Heart raises $750K to bring sweet, sweet flirtation to your ear-holes
4:20Radio has long been described as the most intimate of media. Quips about putting radio on the internet aside, the persistent popularity of podcasting and the cockamamie climb of Clubhouse shows that audio-based platforms will continue to echo around the upper echelons of the ecosystem for a while yet.
Routine is a new productivity app that combines task management and notes
4:11Meet Routine, a new startup working on a productivity tool that should help you manage your work day more efficiently. It’s a brand new take on to-do lists as it combines both tasks, non-actionable notes and a daily planner.
Citcon raises $30M to make paying with mobile wallets ‘as easy as paying with a credit card’
4:51Citcon, a mobile wallet payment provider, has closed on $30 million in funding in a Series C round co-led by Norwest Venture Partners and Cota Capital.
Audit Sight takes on new capital to eliminate all of the back and forth between auditors, companies
3:32The company intends to build out several SaaS applications and is poised to roll out its first two modules for revenue and accounts receivables by the end of the year.
AirGarage, a full-stack parking operator, raises $12.5M in round led by a16z
5:01Parking can often feel almost laughably old-fashioned, with some lots still hiring an attendant to collect fees and check for valid tickets.
Customer engagement platform Batch raises $23 million after years of bootstrapping
2:43If you’ve been working in the French tech ecosystem, you may remember a startup called AppGratis. The app discovery and promotion startup basically had to stop operating overnight following a long and nasty fight with Apple.
SoftBank-backed Flock Freight is the freight industry’s newest unicorn
2:29The global shipping and freight industry has never been more in the spotlight, as the pandemic and other disruptions have led to enormous supply chain bottlenecks.
Credo AI launches out of stealth with $5.5 million to help companies with “ethical AI”
4:22There are many in the world of AI who worry about its implications.
Vertical Oceans aims to grow sustainable shrimp in huge ‘aqua towers’ inside cities
2:59John Diener, the CEO of an aquaculture nutrition and genetics company, would visit hundreds of shrimp farms as part of his job. But gradually he became frustrated by some of the environmentally unsustainable practices used in many locations.