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Hello and welcome to the Daily Crunch on Thursday, March 10, 2022! I am writing to you after I made a live recording of Equity, which means that I am still full of adrenaline. Doing something live is really fun, so I’m excited to tell you a lot of news about the upcoming live stream! TC session climate is approaching; Kyle Poyar of Openview Ventures enters early stages of negotiation software pricing; And we just announced that Luminar’s Austin Russell will be coming to our upcoming mobility event. gaming-updates promises to be a busy year. We can’t wait to see you! I Alex
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- Latest technical response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: Today’s headlines are the same as before: big tech companies are taking steps to isolate the Russian government and economy. This time around, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google are suspending cloud sales in Russia, Google is adding airstrike warnings to Android devices in Ukraine, and Google Play and YouTube are stopping payments in Russia.
- What NFTs are falling? gaming-updates reviewed several data points today that point to at least one short-term slowdown in NFT trading activity. On the other hand, two major investors are backing a $30 million fund that seeks to invest in the art of NFTs. So, little column A, little column B.
- Colombian payments startup Uno raises $10 million The reader demand for this article was very high, so today we pay special attention to it. Mary Ann Azevedo As the Latin American startup market matures, more people are using unicorns to build new businesses, the report notes. Uno is a company founded by former residents of Rappi.
Startups and venture capitalists
As always, there’s a lot going on, but let’s flip the script and start with VC news before we get to startups, okay? gaming-updates wrote about Antler East Africa, which just raised $13.5M to fund an early-stage startup. We report that the company is a mixture of venture capital funding and accelerators.
Going further, we take giant day tours: the first is Lunar, a Scandinavian neobank. It raised a $77 million round at a $2 billion valuation. As part of the news, Lunar also released a crypto trading and B2B payment service. And people were saying that Neobank fundraising was dead! In addition, news broke today of Stilt, which has raised $114 million in equity and debt for its Credit API. In addition, Typeform scored nine points. Last year, the company reached $70 million ARR.
Now the rest of the news:
- Zeta Boost for Surgical Imaging Techniques: Harvard-educated Boston-based Zeta Surgical emerged from the shadows this week with $5.2 million in funding and aims to “provide accurate surgical imaging guidance for non-invasive surgeries performed outside the operating room.”
- Curacel wants to help tech companies offer insurance by: Speaking of startup niches, you might think that although the capital has been raised for a while, Insurtech, like Neobank, is not dead! Curacell provides an API that allows other companies – fintech, e-commerce, etc. – to offer insurance products.
- Sure, Mobileye goes public, but Autobrains goes something like this: Israeli company Autobrain has raised a $19 million round against a $120 million valuation to continue working on self-driving car development. Sure, Mobileye could be worth $50 billion. This does not prevent small companies from hitting the apple.
- Not to reinvent Excel, but to optimize it? It looks like DataRail is making an offer to fund types living in Microsoft’s famous spreadsheet application. Many startups do things to attract people. From spreadsheet. It’s nice to see that the company isn’t taking that approach.
And to top it all off, Instacart creates features for its in-store shoppers. Questions of development of the company remain.
How to calculate TAM, SAM and SOM of your startup
For many aspiring founders, one of the biggest challenges is figuring out the size of the market they hope to compete in.
Calculating TAM, SAM and SOM sounds like an existential exercise, but don’t worry about it, says Marjorie Radlow-Zandi, a seasoned investor and entrepreneur, “if you systematically look at market size.”
In a detailed article for gaming-updates+, she describes the steps you need to take to get these key metrics that “show potential investors how to capitalize on investing in your business and yourself to achieve their goals.” possible state.
(gaming-updates+ is our membership program that helps founders and startup teams grow. You can sign up here.)
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- Twitter mode makes it easy to switch: What I love about Twitter is that I can get my tweets in a time series format. This is the only way I want to interact with the service. But some people prefer to have Twitter’s (read: algorithmic) robot overlord do the sorting for them. Now you can easily switch between them in the app.
- Okay Google, pay for my parking: Unfortunately, Google won’t give you your debit card, but the company’s mobile operating system is now working with ParkMobile to make it easier for users to pay for parking. If possible, distribute.
- DoorDash wants to help you return your package: The food delivery market is not endless. And with so many competitors in almost every market you can name, there’s also competition. And with public market growth expectations, it’s no surprise that DoorDash is on the lookout for a TAM amp.
- Google is working on data portability Major platforms don’t want your data to leave their domain. After all, data is power, and companies want more power, not less. But Google is working on the issue following technology disputes with the European Union over data issues in recent years, we report.