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Microsoft partners with Aptos blockchain

Microsoft partners with Aptos blockchain
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August 10, 2023

What We're Reading

  • Microsoft partners with Aptos blockchain to marry AI and web3 [TechCrunch] 
  • Slack gets interface makeover with a more unified approach including dedicated DMs [TechCrunch] 
  • Zoom knots itself a legal tangle over use of customer data for training AI models [TechCrunch] 
  • Cybersecurity giant Rapid7 announces sweeping layoffs as losses mount [TechCrunch] 

Trending Companies


Jerry Insurance Agency, a company that provides an AI- and machine-learning-based car insurance comparison service, raises $110MM Series C-2 Equity and Debt Funding from Park West Asset Management.

Insurtech • Palo Alto, CA • Post-Money Valuation


Endor Labs, a software company that develops an open-source adopted platform intended to help developers deal with security issues, raises $70MM Series A from Lightspeed Venture Partners.

Developer Tools • Palo Alto, CA • Post-Money Valuation


Lula Technologies, a technology company that provides software and APIs for companies to handle insurance needs, raises $35.5MM Series B from NextView Ventures.

Insurtech • Miami, FL • Post-Money Valuation


TytoCare, a company that developed an all-in-one telehealth platform that enables anyone to perform a comprehensive remote examination & consultation with a physician, raises $49MM Equity Funding from Insight Partners.

Medical Devices • New York, NY • Post-Money Valuation


Datasaur, a provider of natural language processing platform that helps annotators train AI algorithms, raises $4MM Seed from Initialized Capital.

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


Petal Card, a company that provides credit cards that don't require a credit score, raises $220MM Debt Funding from Victory Park Capital.

Credit Cards • New York, NY • Post-Money Valuation


Silk Security, a developer of a cyber risk resolution platform that enables enterprises to take a strategic, sustainable approach to resolving code, infrastructure and application risk, raises $12.5MM Seed Funding from Insight Partners.

Cyber Security • Santa Clara, CA • Post-Money Valuation


Konscious Foods, a firm that produces plant-based seafood brands, raises $26MM Seed Funding from Protein Industries Canada.

Plant-Based • British Columbia, Canada


SnoFox, a developer of an analytics platform focused on increasing efficiency and decreasing energy usage for the cold industrial space with no additional hardware required, raises $4.5MM in Seed Funding from Voyager Ventures.

Software Development • Philadelphia, PA • Post-Money Valuation


Divirod, a global water data platform that provides users with data that helps map, manage and predict water risks, raises $3.6MM Equity Funding from GHD.

Big Data • Boulder, CO • Post-Money Valuation



Persist AI, a company that develops an extended-release injectable drug formulation, raises $4MM Seed from 2048 Ventures.

Drug Research • Woodland, CA • Post-Money Valuation

Ozlo Sleep, a company that develops a science-driven audio technology for better sleep, raises $10MM Series A from LifeArc Ventures.

Wearables • Northborough, MA • Post-Money Valuation


RCG Global acquires Woodridge Software, a developer of custom mobile and web applications for enterprises.

Enterprise Software • Lakewood, CO • Deal


General Atlantic invests in Financial Information Technologies, a payments and invoice management for beverages company.

Payment Processing • Tampa, FL • Deal


Apollo Funds completes acquisition of Univar Solutions, a commodity, specialty chemical and ingredient distributor.

Chemicals • Downers Grove, IL • Deal


Numerix acquires Polypaths, a developer of analytics platform for fixed income investments.

Fintech • New York, NY • Deal


Econolite acquires Western Pacific Signal, a distributor of traffic signal control products.

Traffic Control • San Leandro, CA • Deal


GrubMarket completes acquisition of London Fruit, a tropical fruits wholesale distributor.

Fruit & Vegetables • Pharr, TX • Deal


HCI Equity Partners invests in Custom Lawn Care, a firm that offers lawn care treatment services.

Lawn & Garden • Butler, PA • Deal


Lionsgate acquires eOne, a talent-driven independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content.

Entertainment • Ontario, Canada • Deal


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