TagMango Raises Seed Round Funding Of INR 5.5 Cr From Y Combinator, Kevin Lin And XRM Media

The company aims to target the next 500 million Internet users of India and to convert creators/influencers into entrepreneurs

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Indian creator monetization startup TagMango on Friday announced that it has raised around INR 5.5 crore in a seed round funding led by Y Combinator, Kevin Lin (co-founder of Twitch), XRM Media, Pioneer Fund, and Angel Investors from the US and UAE.

Tapping into the creator-audience interaction space, the company aims to scale the Indian creator’s ecosystem by empowering homegrown creators with sophisticated monetization channels, tools, and features to build a sustainable business.

And by turning Indian creators into entrepreneurs, the startup aims to foster

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MEL Science secures $14m in Series B funding to expand award-winning at-home science education offering

MEL Science secures $14m in Series B funding to expand award-winning at-home science education offering

MEL Science has proved an invaluable educational resource for tens of thousands of subscribers struggling with schooling disruption caused by COVID-19

MEL Science, a London-based science educational platform, today announces that it has secured $14 million in Series B funding to support demand for its subscription-based offering. International investors include Mubadala Investment Company, Channel 4 Ventures and other entities from Europe and China.

As a leading EdTech innovator, MEL Science aims to bring science to life through educational kits, combining hands-on experiments with interactive VR simulations and live lessons – created to help students learn in intuitive, engaging ways. Its award-winning products are designed for children aged 5 – 14 and are intended to be used either as an at-home teaching aid or by schools.

This latest round of funding will enable MEL Science to develop its product offering and expand into new territories. In addition, it will support the

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Kontrol Energy Corp. Receives Federal Funding and Announces Production for Its BioCloud Technology

TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / December 3, 2020 / Kontrol Energy Corp. (CSE:KNR)(OTCQB:KNRLF)(FSE:1K8) (“Kontrol” or “Company“) is pleased to announce that the Company is in receipt of advisory services and up to $500,000 in research and development funding from National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) to complete final commercialization and mass production requirements for its Covid-19 technology, the Kontrol BioCloudTM analyzer (“BioCloud analyzer” or “BioCloud“).

“This is another important accomplishment and milestone for Kontrol and represents the continuing advancement of the BioCloud technology,” says Paul Ghezzi, CEO Kontrol. “The focus of our BioCloud technology is to help create safe spaces for all as we collectively continue to face the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are thankful for this support from NRC IRAP.”


The Company has commenced initial production of BioCloud units for

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GoPik Raises Funding From Private Investors In Singapore And India

The company’s aim is to boost its rural distribution through an online and offline network

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India’s rural engagement network GoPik Connect Pvt. Ltd announced on Wednesday it has raised seed round funding of an undisclosed amount from private investors.

The seed round funding will support the company’s growth ambitions, ability to ever expand the engagement network, and further develop the existing network at the grass-roots level.

The company aims to make all kinds of goods and services available at every nook and corner of the country by connecting people with people.

“The team and I are really excited to have the support of our

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CZI Awards Nearly $32 Million and Announces New Funding Opportunity to Advance Biomedical Imaging

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Imaging of proteins, cells, and tissues is critical to understanding health and disease. Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced nearly $32 million in funding to support biomedical imaging researchers, technology development, and the BioImaging North America international network of bioimaging facilities and communities. CZI also opened a new Request for Applications (RFA) aimed at supporting technology development that will allow researchers to see the inner workings of cells, including proteins, at near-atomic resolution to better understand what causes disease and how to develop treatments.

“We want to enable researchers everywhere to visualize, measure, and analyze the biological processes underlying health and disease,” said CZI Head of Science, Cori Bargmann. “That means taking multiple approaches. We’re pushing the frontiers with our Deep Tissue Imaging grants, we’re supporting Imaging Scientists—the key technology experts who disseminate new advances—and we’re building community with BioImaging North

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Fintech Amount nabs fresh funding from Goldman Sachs

  • Amount, spun out from online lender Avant earlier this year, helps banks digitize consumer products.
  • On Wednesday, the startup announced an $81 million Series C led by Goldman Sachs, which Amount will use to meet growing demand from bank customers.
  • Forming partnerships with banks, rather than trying to compete with the same services, represents one way some fintechs are entering online banking and consumer lending spaces.
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To compete as a consumer bank is an uphill battle. Startups looking to upend traditional banking face significant barriers to entry — for one, a high cost of capital — even as the coronavirus pandemic continues to accelerate industry-wide transitions to digital banking.

It’s a strength, then, that Amount’s strategy is to help traditional banks digitize their consumer offerings, not supplant them with alternatives. Spun off from online lender Avant in February, Chicago-based Amount works with banks

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Trump Threatens to Veto Military Funding Bill Over ‘Big Tech’ and Their ‘Very Dangerous & Unfair Section 230’

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President Donald Trump threatened to veto the military’s spending bill on Tuesday night due to a completely unrelated topic: his hatred of the legal protections afforded to social media platforms.

“Section 230, which is a liability shielding gift from the U.S. to “Big Tech” (the only companies in America that have it – corporate welfare!), is a serious threat to our National Security & Election Integrity.” Trump tweeted. “Our Country can never be safe & secure if we allow it to stand. Therefore, if the very dangerous & unfair Section 230 is not completely terminated as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), I will be forced to unequivocally VETO the Bill when sent to the very beautiful Resolute desk. Take back America NOW. Thank you!”

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Voi Technology Raises $160 million in New Funding Led By The Raine Group To Accelerate the Company’s Geographic and Fleet Expansion

Stockholm, Dec. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Voi, Europe’s leading micro mobility company, has raised $160 million in new funding led by The Raine Group, helping the company cement its leadership within Europe’s rapidly evolving micro-mobility transportation sector. World-class investors, including VNV Global, Balderton, Creandum, Project A, Inbox, Nordic Ninja, and sustainability-focused investors, including Stena Sessan, also participated in the round and were joined by top entrepreneurs and executives to global companies, including Delivery Hero, Klarna, iZettle, Zillow, Kry/Livi and Amazon.

In connection to the funding, Voi has secured the industry’s first asset-backed debt facility at scale, which will be directed towards scooters and e-bikes in 2021.

The last 12 months have been a landmark year for e-scooters, as consumers look for new alternatives to move around Europe’s biggest cities in a convenient, sustainable, quick and safe way. With major new markets, including the UK, opening up to e-scooter mobility

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Exclusive: Japan to keep funding domestic tourism campaign under new stimulus package – draft

FILE PHOTO: Yoshihide Suga speaks during a news conference following his confirmation as Prime Minister of Japan in Tokyo, Japan September 16, 2020. Carl Court/Pool via REUTERS

TOKYO (Reuters) – The Japanese government plans to keep setting aside money to promote domestic tourism and dining out in its next stimulus package, according to a draft of the upcoming package seen by Reuters, even as rising COVID-19 infections have prompted concern about the campaigns.

The draft stimulus package also included a plan to set up a fund to encourage investment in green technology.

The outline underscores Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s resolve to keep businesses open, even as Japan faces a resurgence in coronavirus infections that are quickly filling up hospital beds quickly.

The draft made no mention of the size of stimulus package or its source of funding, which will likely be finalised in the coming days.

Suga has launched several

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BC Tech closes Innovation Hub as federal funding expires

Earlier this week, the BC Tech Association announced the 26,000 square-foot BC Tech Innovation Hub is set to close at the end of November.

The hub was the association’s main physical outpost and housed regional startups. It was funded with a portion of the $10.4 million the federal government provided to BC Tech through the Canada Accelerator and Incubator Program (CAIP) in 2014. BC Tech’s CAIP money was spread across five years and ended in March 2019, following the government winding down the program.

“It feels like the innovation hub was really the heart of the community, and its loss is going to be challenging.”
– Jill Tipping, BC Tech

With the loss of its only physical space, the BC Tech Association has become a fully remote operation. The CEO of the BC Tech Association, Jill Tipping, told BetaKit the hub couldn’t be sustained without the federal government investment that

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