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Highlights of the Week (October 1, 2021)

Highlights of the Week (October 1, 2021)
October 1, 2021

The Daily Stack is a daily private market insights newsletter by PrivCo, a private company intelligence platform. Read our previous insights.
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This week was a breakthrough for celebrity legal battles, from the disgraced R&B star R. Kelly’s conviction on sex trafficking and racketeering charges (meaning a possible lifetime sentence) to the #FreeBritney movement getting a significant win in the stepping down of her father, Jamie Spears, as conservator. May I recommend the R. Kelly and Britney documentaries for your weekend viewing (dis)pleasure?

Let’s wrap up the week’s top Daily Stack stories and news highlights:

  • We profiled recently passed legal provisions from New York City, giving delivery app workers certain rights and recourses to ensure safer, respectable, and fair employment. We broke down these provisions and how they might affect the gig economy and delivery apps overall. Check it out.
  • For our weekly Investor Highlight, we spotlighted Bill Gate’s Breakthrough Energy (the most active climate tech investor of 2021) and the growing enthusiasm for project-based investments in climate solutions. Learn more here.
  • Flying cars may still be a ways off, but the transition to electric vehicles is well underway. We looked at the EV carmakers and industry startups driving us towards a renewable energy destination. Find out more.
  • No college counselor has ever advised a career in gaming, but with eSports taking off in the cultural mainstream, counselors might want to reconsider. We looked at the streaming industry within the gaming industry that’s taking off. Game on.
Since last week, PrivCo has added:
 
18,273 Companies | 18,374 Funding Activities | 43 M&A Deals

Funding & Deal Highlights:

Membersy raises $66MM from Spectrum Equity Investors
Dental Membership • Equity • Austin, TX

Supersocial raises $5.2MM from Initial Capital 
Videogames • Equity • Remote

Fantatics Trading Cards raises $350MM from Insight Partners
Trading Cards • Round A • Jacksonville, FL

Meesho raises $570MM from Fidelity
Social Media • Round F • Bangalore, India

Perfect Day raises $300MM from Canada Pension Plan
Dairy-Free Milk • Round C • Berkeley, CA

OfBusiness raises $207MM from Tiger Global
Software • Round F • Gurugram, India


AstraZeneca acquires Caelum Biosciences for $500M
Biotechnology • Acquisition • Princeton, NJ

HeidelbergCement AG acquires Command Alkon Incorporated
Automation Software • Acquisition • Birmingham, AL

Fivetran acquires HVR Software for $700MM 
Data Integration • Announced • San Francisco, CA

Akamai Technologies acquires GuardiCore for $600MM
Software • Acquisition • Tel Aviv, Israel

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