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X is giving blue checks to influential users

X is giving blue checks to influential users
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April 5, 2024

What We're Reading

  • X is giving blue checks to influential users (which is what blue checks were supposed to be all along) [TechCrunch]
  • I have a group chat with three AI friends, thanks to Nomi AI — they’re getting too smart [TechCrunch]
  • Apple’s electric car loss could be home robotics’ gain [TechCrunch]
  • OpenAI expands its custom model training program [TechCrunch]

Trending Companies


ValidMind, a developer of AI risk management and governance solutions for financial institutions, raises $8.1MM Seed from Point72 Ventures.

Artificial Intelligence • Palo Alto, CA • Post-Money Valuation


Xion, a blockchain purpose-built for mainstream adoption, raises $25MM Equity Funding from Animoca Brands.

Blockchain • New York, NY • Post-Money Valuation


Ostra Cybersecurity, a firm that provides cybersecurity services such as concierge cybersecurity protection, VPN encryption and email protection, raises $4MM Equity Funding from Rally Ventures.

Cyber Security • Minneapolis, MN • Post-Money Valuation


Juniper Biomedical, a company that develops therapies for pelvic health conditions, like urinary incontinence, bowel incontinence, pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction and pelvic floor disorders, raises $2MM Equity Funding from Auroral Holdings.

Therapeutics • Worcester, MA • Post-Money Valuation


Raven SR, a renewable fuels company that produces green hydrogen and synthetic fuels, such as sustainable aviation fuel, from a wide range of feedstocks, including municipal solid waste, methane and biomass, raises $15MM Equity Funding from Ascent Funds.

Biofuels • Pinedale, WY • Post-Money Valuation


Quadratic Growth, a firm that develops a real-time spreadsheet intended for data accessibility from various sources, raises $5.6MM Seed from GV.

Real Time • Boulder, CO • Post-Money Valuation


HealthArc, a company that offers next generation digital health products enabling Hospital-at-Home available anytime, anywhere driving better decisions and patient outcomes, raises $5MM Growth Funding from ScOp Venture Capital.

Digital Health • Hackensack, NJ • Post-Money Valuation


Lumana, a developer of an AI-powered video security and safety platform that provides near-human-like perception to help eliminate monitoring fatigue, false alarms, and reactive security management, raises $24MM Seed from Norwest Venture Partners.

Artificial Intelligence • Palo Alto, CA • Post-Money Valuation


Confetti, a company that operates an online platform that helps companies plan social gatherings, raises $16MM Series A from IN Venture.

Events • New York, NY • Post-Money Valuation


Rivalz Snacks, a company that manufactures stuffed snacks intended to rival traditional snacks in flavor but also pack purposeful nutrition, raises $6.1MM Equity Funding from The March Group.

Snacks • Sonoma, CA • Post-Money Valuation



Blueground, a property rental platform that operates a curated network of thousands of turnkey homes, raises $45MM Series D from Susquehanna Private Capital.

PropTech • New York, NY • Post-Money Valuation


Vizcom Technologies, a company that develops AI creative tools designed for artists and designers to accelerate their creative process, raises $20MM Series A from Index Ventures.

Artificial Intelligence • San Francisco, CA • Post-Money Valuation


Gather AI, a company that develops a software-only autonomous inventory management platform designed for modern warehouses, raises $17MM Series A-1 from Bain Capital Ventures.

Inventory Management • Pittsburgh, PA • Post-Money Valuation


SydeLabs, a company that develops a securing platform designed for AI systems, raises $2.5MM Seed from RTP Global.

Artificial Intelligence • San Francisco, CA • Post-Money Valuation


Hailo, a semiconductor company that produces AI processors that feature high compute power at a high power efficiency and cost efficiency, raises $120MM Series C from OurCrowd.

Artificial Intelligence • Tel Aviv, Israel


Wonderschool acquires EarlyDay, an online job marketplace for early childhood educators.

EdTech • Miami, FL • Deal


Juniper Landscaping acquires Elegant Landscape & Design, a company that operates in the specialized consumer services industry.

Design • Palm Beach Gardens, FL • Deal


IXL Learning acquires, an internet company that provides online dictionary services that include educational games, thesaurus, reference and translation services.

Technology • Oakland, CA • Deal


Ridgewood Infrastructure invests in MN8 Energy, a renewable energy firm that offers battery storage.

Solar • New York, NY • Deal


IES Holdings acquires Greiner Industries, a company that specializes in steel fabrication, CNC machining, rolling and forming, blasting and coatings, mechanical and electrical contracting.

Fabrication • Mount Joy, PA • Deal


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