Natasha and Mary Ann and Alex have been all aboard this week with Grace on the dials, which meant that we had a flat beautiful time recording Fairness for you. After all, Fairness is TechCrunch’s enterprise capital centered podcast the place we dig into the most crucial funding rounds, and natter about the key news objects impacting startups.
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Right here’s the rundown for this week:
- Chalo raises $40M to improve bus transit in India: This startup wins title (and startup) of the week. Chalo desires to deal with inefficiencies in India’s bus system, so we noodle over why that is smart and what challenges could possibly be forward.
- Masterworks raises $110M for fractional art ownership: Name it a Sequence A in the event you should, however the megaround that Masterworks simply raised helps underscore the international shift in the direction of different investing, and fractional possession. How lengthy till we get Masterworks on the blockchain? That may be the actual IRL-NFT crossover we're kinda ready for.
- CostCertified wants to save your next home reno project: CostCertified, which simply participated in Y Combinator’s summer season cohort, raised $8.45M in seed funding. The Canadian firm’s finish aim is to construct the “Amazon for development.” CostCertified permits contractors to ship a shoppable interactive estimate to householders in order that they'll select their picks throughout a venture, and see the impact on price immediately.
- All about community: Community has been watered down, there’s little question about it. However, there is nonetheless arguments for why it really works – and we make them (typically).
- Google invests in Africa: American tech large Google is placing capital to work in Africa, however in the type of infra funding and early-stage investing. Frankly each make good sense given the promoting large’s enterprise mannequin.
- Edtech goes B2B: Udemy is going public! We've dug by means of the numbers already, however fortunately with Natasha on the present we acquired to go a degree deeper on the place edtech revenues might come from subsequent.
And that’s our present! We're again vibrant and early on Monday!
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