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- All roads lead to acquisition: Manish writes that after Japan’s Geniee acquired AdPushup-operator Zelto for $70 million. He known as the deal “a exceptional turnaround” for Zelto, an organization that has stared down a number of near-death experiences, together with money circulate and product market match issues, throughout its 10-year-old life.
- Sweet (South) Carolina, bup, bup, bup: VW-backed Scout Motors has plans to construct a $2 billion manufacturing unit in South Carolina to provide its all-electric automobiles. Tim Stevens has extra.
- Fined: Manish additionally writes about India’s central financial institution, which fined Amazon’s funds unit over $370,000, claiming the corporate was noncompliant with sure know-your-customer tips.
Startups and VC
Whereas most established automotive gamers name the pictures from sprawling, company palaces, Scout bases a lot of its operations — a minimum of for now — out of a WeWork close to Washington, D.C., Tim Stevens reviews. Scout Motors’ base of operations will ultimately “anchor” close to the $2 billion manufacturing unit in South Carolina that was introduced Friday, and the corporate plans to bring rugged, retro cred to the EV era.
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To repair the local weather, these 10 traders are betting the home on the ocean
Tapping the ocean for power led to disasters just like the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which launched practically 5 million barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. Right now, wind energy and wave motion are simply two applied sciences main traders to take a better have a look at ocean conservation know-how, reviews Tim De Chant. To be taught extra concerning the alternatives they’re chasing and to find how local weather change is shaping their funding thesis, he surveyed:
- Daniela V. Fernandez, founder and CEO of Sustainable Ocean Alliance, managing companion at Seabird Ventures
- Tim Agnew, basic companion, Daring Ocean Ventures
- Peter Bryant, program director (oceans), Builders Initiative
- Kate Danaher, managing director (oceans and seafood), S2G Ventures
- Francis O’Sullivan, managing director (oceans and seafood), S2G Ventures
- Stephan Feilhauer, managing director (clear power), S2G Ventures
- Sanjeev Krishnan, senior managing director and chief funding officer, S2G Ventures
- Rita Sousa, companion, Faber Ventures
- Christian Lim, managing director, SWEN Blue Ocean Companions
- Reece Pacheco, companion, Propeller
Three extra from the TC+ workforce:
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It was solely a matter of time earlier than one other firm would attempt to mimic what Instacart has going for it. Right now that’s Uber. Rebecca writes that Uber is coming for Instacart with some updates to its one-year-old Store and Pay characteristic that lets supply employees decide in to receiving journeys to do grocery or different retail searching for prospects earlier than dropping off orders on the buyer’s door. “Principally, it’s Uber’s try and observe the Instacart mannequin, which is working effectively for the incumbent grocery supply firm,” she reviews.
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