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Highlights of the Week (January 28, 2022)

Highlights of the Week (January 28, 2022)
January 28, 2022

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This week’s economic headlines are giving many of us whiplash. Stock markets fell at alarming rates amidst fears of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike. Then we found out U.S. GDP grew at its highest rate in decades in 2021, rising 5.7%, a number muddled by inflation. Maybe someone should look into the astrology of this time of year, too, when this time last year, Redditors upended Wall Street by shorting GameStop stock.

Here’s a look at this week’s stories, in case you missed them:
  • Monday, we looked at the courtside celebrities with skin in the game, as in ownership stakes in athletics teams. Find out which teams Justin Timberlake, Will & Jada Smith, and Lebron James are rooting for (and banking on) here.
  • Tuesday, we looked at the forefront of crypto investing in real estate, an unofficial epicenter in rural Wyoming. Find out what decentralized autonomous organizations are up to in the Cowboy State here.
  • What would an anthropologist deduce from the latest funding events in proptech? How is culture influencing real estate? We answered these questions and more in Wednesday’s edition here.
  • The U.S. government isn’t only concerned with nuclear warheads and assassinations; it also has cyber attacks to worry about. What’s the latest in a “zero trust” cyber world? Find out here.
Quick News:
🚀 U.S. economy took off in 4th quarter
🏦 Investing in Black women founders
🪙 U.S. trade deficits are highest in decades
👮 The Great Resignation of police officers
🗯️ Is there a bubble in crypto?
🤳 Amy Klobuchar has Big Tech in her grasp
Since last week, PrivCo has added:
2,836 Companies |  203 Funding Activities | 118 M&A Deals

Funding & Deal Highlights:


SEBA Bank raises $119MM from Altvie

Investment Banking • Round C • Zug, Switzerland

Crio raises $9MM from Abbhi Capital 

Health Tech • Round B • Boston, MA

WorkStep raises $25MM from NewRoad Capital Partners

Recruitment • Round B • San Francisco, CA

Highspot raises $248MM from B Capital Group

Virtual Training • Round F • Seattle, WA

Inxeption raises $275MM from Schonfeld Strategic Advisors

B2B PaaS • Round E • Brisbane, CA

Flipdish raises $100MM from Tencent Holdings

Web Ordering • Equity • Dublin, Ireland

Joget raises $2.2MM 

PaaS • Round A • Columbia, MD

HeyRenee raises $4.4MM from Quiet Capital

Digital Health • Seed • Los Angeles, CA

Aulisa Medical raises $13MM 

Health Care Equipment • Round A • Palo Alto, CA

Swell Commerce raises $20MM from VMG Partners

PaaS • Equity • San Francisco, CA

MycoWorks raises $125MM from Prime Movers Lab

Textiles • Round C • San Francisco, CA

Ivy Fertility acquires Utah Fertility Center

Fertility • Acquisition • Pleasant Grove, UT

eLearningBrothers acquires Rehearsal 

E-Learning • Acquisition • Reno, NV


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