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Natasha and Danny and Alex and Grace were all here to talk through the week’s greatest tech happenings. In excellent Program News ™, Chris is back! He’s dealing with the next model of the show, something that you will be able to see beginning Very Soon. Get hyped!
Today though, we had a delightful meal of dynamic behaviors, specifically news items of the following persuasion:
- Off of $1 million in ARR, Circle has brought on $4 million in financing at a valuation north of $40 million.
- A16z purchased Stir, which helps creators manage and view their numerous earnings streams. The funding overall was not disclosed, but is supposedly valuing the business, still in beta, at $100 million.
- TalkShopLive induced brand-new money for live video shopping.
- Pipe17 closed an $8 million round that caught our eye. By developing a service to help smaller sized e-commerce operations link their tooling to one another, the company is banking on smaller e-commerce needing pipes to link their different software application services. This advised us of Alloy, another neat business in e-commerce automation that likewise recently raised cash.
- From there we riffed on the software application market itself, its size and the potential for investors to loosen their rules of intra-portfolio competition.
- Public raised $220 million, OutSystems raised $150 million and Ally.io raised $50 million.
- Finally, a wave of edtech startups is over Zoom University and hopes to develop much, far better. option.
And that’s our program! We are back early Monday early morning for a packed week. Keep your podcast app warm, we’re coming for it.
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