Code-Free FinTech Start-up Taktile Closes $20M Series A Round TechCrunch

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Well, you may have caught the first issue from the Daily Crunch yesterday, where we mentioned a certain conference, and put it in the wrong country. Oops – we’ve updated the address. Sorry, Finland, we sincerely love you.

That was yesterday. Today there is a wall of exciting new things to look at… including, among other things, Chance Nisha For you if you are running a startup in space: apply on stage at TC Sessions: Space 2022!

Well, with that, let’s start with the top 3 contributors. – Christine And the Pilgrim

Top Techcrunch 3

  • You’ve got your IT golden ticketA ticket with the IT department to slightly tweak some lending criteria may cause the bank’s head of credit to wait longer than necessary. Enter Taktile, which makes this more of a no-code self-service functionality. With $20 million in new funding, it’s helping fintech companies test and deploy those tweaks without a developer, Kyle reports.
  • There are no cloudy days here: Amazon is pouring more money into India, this time $4.4 billion for its cloud unit over the next eight years as it launches a second cloud region in Hyderabad, Manly… masculine reports.
  • This is one popup you won’t want to get the “X” out of: When setting up an online store in some marketplaces, merchants are offered basic tools. However, as their business expands, merchants have to rely on more and more tools. Popup has secured $3.5 million in funding to solve this problem in a no-code way to design online storefronts using only one tool, Christine Writes.

Startups and VC

Aura, a startup founded by early Twitter employees that makes digital frames and photo-sharing apps that can also be used to update those frames, has pulled some funding to expand its business as it closes in on 3 million users of its app and 1 million frames sold, Ingrid reports. The company raised $26 million in a mix of debt and equity — money the company is using to boost manufacturing this quarter and invest in plans for 2023.

All eyes are currently on the FTX crash in the cryptocurrency industry. This is why today’s news from Bitpanda is an important signal for Austrian company Unicorn, which has received a crypto license from German financial regulator, the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin). Roman.

Here are a few more VC and Startup stories for you:

Cold Communication with a Warm Touch: Here’s the quick pitch we emailed to investors

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Pitching a startup to investors without a personal recommendation isn’t a bad idea — as long as you do your research first.

Tetra Insights founders Michael Bamberger and Panos Regopoulos raised a $5 million Series A last year, and the duo said cold outreach was a key part of their strategy.

“When I changed my criteria for finding suitable people, the process was really fast,” says Bamberger, who initially raised $500,000 from friends and family in 2019 followed by $1.5 million in the first round a year later.

Three more from the TC+ team:

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BigTech Inc.

Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter has brought similar social media companies to the spotlight. Ivan He writes that Indian social network Koo is one such platform gaining popularity in Brazil, but this turns into a number of challenges, including how to manage moderation.

Meanwhile, with holiday shopping here again, Rita Reports indicate that Pinduoduo’s sister shopping app, Temu, has gained some popularity after it topped the US App Store.

And we have five more for you:

  • See who became fast friends: Security hacker foes George Hotez and Elon Musk seem to have buried the hatchet, Hotez signs up for help on Twitter, Cosmic reports. while, Amanda It tells us that restarting Twitter Blue Verified again is pending. Oh, and if archiving private Twitter is taking too long for you, Kyle It contains a list of free tools that make archiving a breeze.
  • Locked out of MarsHackers have found a way to block Mars Stealer malware from their servers. dreamcatcher Writes.
  • Tumblr to the rescuePeople are flocking to Twitter-like alternatives, but many of these new platforms can’t handle the sudden interest. Tumblr is here to help, which is adding support for ActivityPub, the social protocol that powers Mastodon and other apps, Sarah Writes.
  • The global currency dilemma: Crown He writes about FTX’s impact on Africa, where billions of cryptocurrency was processed a month before the company’s collapse.
  • straight outta “Big Hero 6”: If you haven’t seen “Big Hero 6” before, one of the main plotlines is about this ambitious young man who builds robots that can build things, and now Brian Reports indicate that researchers are building robots that can build themselves.