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The Consumer Roundup #4
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Here are the latest fundraises & news in emerging consumer technology & consumer product industries. Let me know what I missed.
Deals & Debuts
Instagram founders are creating a newsy Twitter rival called Artifact. It’s algorithm is similar to TikTok and based on AI instead of the social graph. More Here
Zopa, a U.K. neo bank, raises a $93 million inside round from IAG Silverstripe, Augmentum, and Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP – More here from TechCrunch
AnswersNow, a digital personalized therapy platform, raises an $11 million Series A led by Left Lane Capital – More here from PR Newswire
New School Foods, the plant-based seafood company, raises $11 million seed from Lever VC, Hatch, Good Startup, Blue Horizon Ventures, Clear Current Capital, Alwyn Capital, Basecamp Ventures, Climate Capital, FoodHack/HackCapital, Joyance Partners and Joyful Ventures – More here from TechCrunch
JOKR, the grocery delivery company, raises additional $50 million from existing investors G Squared, GGV, Capital, Tiger Global Management, HV Capital to focus on Brazil – More here from TechCrunch -/
Bounce Infinity, the Indian-based electric scooter company, raises $20 million from existing investors – More here from Economic Times
Diferente, the Brazilian online grocery company, raises $3 million – More here from TechCrunch
Youtuber Doug DeMuro raises $37 million for his Cars & Bids auction site – More here from Forbes
Pigmentum, a company that produces milk proteins from plants, raises $6 million seed round – More from Food Matters Live
TBD Health, at home STD testing and sexual healthcare platform, raises $4.4 million round – More here from TechCrunch
Raylo, U.K. based gadget and smartphone subscription company, raises $136 million round – More here from TechCrunch
Miley Cyrus invests in self-tanning company Dolce Glow – More here from WWD
Anne Hathaway invests in plant-based protein food tech platform EVERY Co. – More here from Business Wire
Shamrock Capital, the media and entertainment firm that bought Taylor Swift’s masters, raised a $600+ million fund 3 - More here from PR Newswire
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