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Spotify is launching a personalized in-app Merch Hub

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October 17, 2023

What We're Reading

  • Spotify is launching a personalized in-app Merch Hub [TechCrunch] 
  • Meta Details Efforts to Remove War-Related Disinformation [The Information]
  • Australia fines X for failing to provide information about child abuse content [TechCrunch] 
  • YouTube gets new AI-powered ads that let brands target special cultural moments [TechCrunch] 

Trending Companies


FluidAI Medical, a medical technology company leveraging AI to transform postoperative care, offering a smart catheter system to proactively detect postoperative complications through real-time data analysis within the body, raises $15MM Series A from SOSV.

Artificial Intelligence • Ontario, Canada


Precede Biology, a company providing a blood-based approach to revealing disease-defining transcriptional biology, raises $57MM Series A from 5AM Ventures.

Biotechnology • Boston, MA • Post-Money Valuation


Fantix, a company that developed a data abstract platform, raises $1.6MM Equity Funding from Gaingels.

Predictive Analytics • New York, NY • Post-Money Valuation


Agomab Therapeutics, a company that leverages highly specific monoclonal antibodies, raises $100MM Series C from Fidelity Management & Research.

Therapeutics • Ghent, Belgium


Game of Silks, a company that offers a play-to-earn platform to parallel the real world of thoroughbred horse racing $5MM Seed from Taylor Made.

NFT • Boca Raton, FL • Post-Money Valuation


Vera, a company that develops a conversational assistant to enforce and automate privacy, raises $100MM Series C from Differential Venture Partners.

Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) • New York, NY • Post-Money Valuation


Microsoft acquires Activision Blizzard, a video game holding company with a vast portfolio of popular gaming franchises and a massive player base globally.

Video Games • Santa Monica, CA • Deal


Jogan acquires All Hands Consulting, a firm that is focused solely on comprehensive emergency management.

Emergency Services • Ellicott, MD • Deal


ALP Overseas acquires SoffSeal, a manufacturer of weatherstrip and detail items for a large variety of automotive and OE applications.

Injection Molding • Harrison, OH • Deal


TPR Rise Climate to acquire AmSpec, a company that offers testing, inspection and certification services.

Inspection • Cranbury, NJ • Deal



Sysco to acquire Edward Don, a distributor of food-service equipment and supplies.

Commercial Products • Woodridge, IL • Deal


QHP Capital acquires Applied StemCell, a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) specializing in cell and gene therapy.

Contract Manufacturing • Milpitas, CA • Deal

Bristol-Myers Squibb acquires Mirati Therapeutics, a commercial-stage oncology company focused on developing novel therapeutics.

Biotechnology • San Diego, CADeal 


Winsupply acquires Keidel Supply, a provider of building materials, hardware and home improvement supplies.

Building Products • Cincinnati, OH • Deal


Pye-Barker Fire & Safety acquires Comtron Systems, a provider of security, alarm, and fire detection systems.

Fire Protection • Palm Desert, CA • Deal


Pittco Direct Investments completes an investment in MediaMark Factoring, a company that provides receivables liquidity to the Out-of-Home media industry.

Finance • Nashville, TN • Deal


OakTree Capital Management acquires Consolidated Chassis Management, a manager of marine chassis pools.

Heavy Equipment • Rockaway, NJ • Deal


Froedtert Health acquires Network Health, a provider of customized commercial and Medicare health insurance plans.

Insurance • Menasha, WI • Deal


Mobile Communications of America acquires On Air Solutions, a company that provides in-building wireless system integration and convergence solutions.

Smart Building • Houston, TX Deal


Movate acquires TSD Global, a company that specializes in customer care, inside sales, and back-office support.

Business Process Outsourcing • Indianapolis, IN • Deal


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