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Highlights of the Week (April 22, 2022) 🌎

Highlights of the Week (April 22, 2022) 🌎
April 22, 2022

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The theme of this year’s Earth Day celebration is “Invest in our Planet.” With that theme in mind, we’ve compiled some stories from our most popular climate-related Daily Stack editions, including ESG investing, climatetech innovators, and more. Here's a sampling:

Mad Scientists covered the increasingly desperate calls for climate action from leading climate scientists.

Regenerative Farming 🌿 covered the niche agtech category taking VC by storm.

OKRs and the Climate Crisis looked at applying personal and business goal setting to the climate crisis.

Check out the full post here.

For good news in climate-related topics (the kind of news that motivates and energizes), check out The Daily Climate.

Here’s a refresher on the week’s stories from The Daily Stack:
  • Monday we looked at the retail industry's latest revamp of an old favorite: televised home shopping. From QVC to the apps for Gen Z consumers, we tracked the progress of this old-but-new shopping experience. See for yourself.

  • We checked in on the uselessness of climate ‘doomism,’ the problematic response to the climate crisis wherein we give up entirely. See what’s fueling optimism instead here.

  • This week’s other holiday–green, but in a different way– was 420. We looked at how the cannabis industry is faring amidst Federal regulations and rising investor interest on the blockchain. Learn about crypto and cannabis rolled into one.
  • With IPOs slowing down, we looked at the alternative exit called acquisition. Learn how some companies are going off-market through buyouts. Check it out.
Quick News:
🚘 Carvana’s slowdown
☄️ The mysterious methane gas spike
💪 Gen Z on TikTok is at it again--this time against union busters
📺 CNN+ closing curtains a month after showtime
Checking the temp on crypto investments
Since last week, PrivCo has added:
1,472 Companies |  231 Funding Activities | 136 M&A Deals

Funding & Deal Highlights:


Zubale raises $40MM from QED

E-Commerce • Round A • San Francisco, CA raises $20MM from Greycroft

Enterprise Software • Round A • Los Altos, CA

D-Matrix raises $44MM from Playground Global

Platform-as-a-Service • Round A • Santa Clara, CA

Everstage raises $13MM from Elevation Capital

SaaS • Round A • Wilmington, DE

Oyster raises $150MM from Georgian

Talent Management • Round C • Charlotte, NC

Spruce raises $34MM from Andreessen Horowitz

Software • Round A • Rochester, NY

Beta Technologies raises $375MM from Fidelity

Aviation • Round B • South Burlington, VT

Playable Worlds raises $25MM from Kakao

Video Games • Round B • San Marcos, CA

Levels raises $38MM from Mat Fraser 

Fitness • Round A • New York, NY

Mutiny raises $50MM from Tiger Global Management

Web Design & Development • Round B • San Francisco, CA

Rimkus acquires Core Human Factors

Research • Acquisition • Bala Cynwyd, PA

YourWay Cannabis Brands announces acquisition of IONIC Brands

Cannabis • Acquisition • Tacoma, WA  

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