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That is Fairness Monday, our morning espresso chat with you that’s all concerning the weekend, what to anticipate this week, and a few funding rounds you’ll have missed. I’m subbing in for Alex Wilhelm right this moment, who’s deservedly out on trip. You’ll find me on Twitter @nmasc_, and Fairness on Twitter (activate these notifications!) @equitypod.
Biden and world leaders are congregating at the NATO summit, which kicks off this week. Additionally, the Dublin Tech Summit is occurring on Thursday with yours really, different TC of us, and plenty of entrepreneurs making a digital look.
Now, onto the information!
- The weekend: The seat subsequent to Jeff Bezos as he launches into area simply obtained stuffed for $28 million. Additionally, Elon Musk tweeted about how Tesla would possibly begin accepting Bitcoin as a fee as soon as a minimum of half of it may be mined utilizing clear power. The remark despatched Bitcoin up various proportion factors, hovering at $39,173 on the time of the recording.
- This morning: The FT stories that Flagship Pioneering, which is answerable for incubating and launching Moderna, has raised a brand new enterprise capital fund at $3.four billion. Flagship isn’t your conventional VC. It kinds groups round downside areas and brainstorms options, incubates essentially the most promising ones, after which ultimately spins out and funds these corporations.
- Funding rounds: Byju’s obtained a examine from UBS and Zoom founder Eric Yuan, making it essentially the most precious startup in India. The corporate is now valued at $16.5 billion post-money. Plus, The Tablet Membership has raised an extension Collection B spherical with former Uber exec Liz Meyerdirk newly on the helm of the corporate.
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