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Metaverse app BUD raises another $37M, plans to launch NFTs

BUD, a nascent app taking a shot at creating a metaverse for Gen Z to play and interact with each other, has raised another round of funding in three months. […]




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ZMO.ai secures $8M led by Hillhouse to create AI generated fashion models

With breakthroughs in machine learning, it’s no longer uncommon to see algorithmically generated bodies that can move and talk authentically like real humans. The question is now down to whether […]




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Captain’s contractor lending tool aims to speed up home repairs after natural disasters

Repairing a home that’s been destroyed in a hurricane, tornado, flood or fire can take quite a while, displacing homeowners during that time. Captain founder and CEO Demetrius Gray noted […]




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3D content collaboration startup Taichi Graphics closes $50M Series A

For years, open-source software in China was only attracting developers and was poorly understood by returns-seeking investors. But they are finally having a moment like their Western counterparts. The latest […]




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Torq raises $50M Series B for its no-code security automation platform

Torq, a Portland, Oregon-based no-code security automation startup formerly known as StackPulse, today announced that it has raised a $50 million Series B round led by Insight Partners. New investor […]







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Inventory optimization startup Flieber bags $12M, aims to help retailers avoid out-of-stock, overstock moments

Flieber wants to help e-commerce retailers get back to what they do best: selling. The New York-based company announced Wednesday $12 million in Series A financing to continue developing its […]




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China Roundup: Kai-Fu Lee’s first Europe bet, WeRide buys a truck startup

Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. Despite […]




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For VC Hans Tung, the personal becomes public in a growing campaign to ‘stop Asian hate’

Longtime venture capitalist Hans Tung is a big guy. His size might just be lifesaving. A first-generation Taiwanese-American who came to the U.S. and to LA specifically in 1984, it […]