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- Imitation is the sincere form of flattery: Mike writes that Kittl is creating a slice of the graphics world dominated by giants like Canva and Adobe, raising US$11.6 million in a Series A round for its design platform, which it says “it’s easy to turn ideas into graphic products” without the difficult learning process of other platforms.
- This startup is heating up: European smart thermostat startup Tado had planned to go public, but instead it made another round of funding, raising 46.9 million dollars in pursuit of profit. Paul there are many more.
- “Always Crypto Winter as a Black Founder”: That’s how Iddris Sandu, founder of Spatial Labs, describes it after funding his web3 company. The hardware and infrastructure company received $10 million in seed funding to create products and shopping experiences using augmented reality, Dominic-Madori write.
Start-ups and VC
Fintech startup Stripe has set up a 12 months for itself to go public, either through a direct listing or by pursuing a transaction in the private market, such as a fundraising event and public offering, according to sources familiar with the matter. The news comes as a surprise considering the relatively dry public market activity in the tech world, Mary Ann and Natasha USA report.
There is a brief moment of beauty in a few months in 2021 when it feels like robotic investments may be immune to broader market forces. We all basically and implicitly understood that this was not the case, but it was a great moment nonetheless, Brian muses. However, now it becomes clearer that what we think happened with investments in robots is definitely happening.
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In a census of its own, GitHub says it has 100 million active users, Paul report. This is a significant jump from the 3 million figure 10 years ago, and even a sharp increase from just three months ago when Microsoft, which acquired the company 5 years ago, announced GitHub has more than 90 million users.
Meanwhile, law enforcement agencies in the US and Europe got together take over Hive’s ransomware infrastructureincluding leak sites and decryption keys, Carly report. She writes that Hive is “one of the most prolific ransomware operations,” which focuses primarily on healthcare and public health organizations, claims responsibility for violations at the Illinois-based Memorial Health System in August 2021 and most recently Tata Power targetinga leading power generation company in India, in October.
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