Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Stockholm-based Funnel, which makes a no-code tool to organize and create reports from marketing data, raises $66M, says it is planning for an IPO in Sweden — The world of marketing has become a world of marketing tech. But marketers are not necessarily engineers, so working with the terabytes …
The Economic Times:
ReshaMandi, an online B2B marketplace focused on silk products in India, raises a $30M Series A, a mix of equity and debt, led by Creation Investments — ReshaMandi, a business-to-business marketplace focused on silk products, has raised $30 million, or about Rs 225 crore, in Series A funding round led by Creation Investments.
Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
Waze announces a “Drive with Headspace” feature, letting users choose from five “moods” and an accompanying custom Spotify playlist with content from Headspace — Daily commutes to the office can be exhausting and, depending on the amount of traffic you´re dealing with, very stressful.
Ellen Cushing / The Atlantic:
Slack has changed corporate culture, acting as a Trojan horse that flattens the communication hierarchy, largely to the benefit of employees — In 2014, the executives at a brand-new start-up called Andela made a decision whose consequences they would only understand much later.
Mariella Moon / Engadget:
1Password launches Psst!, which lets users share login credentials with just a link — Even those who don´t have a 1Password account. — Password sharing in the workplace and at home is a common practice, but doing so securely can be tricky. 1Password aims to address that with its new feature …
Eli Tan / CoinDesk:
UK Gambling Commission is investigating soccer NFT trading service Sorare for failing to obtain licenses; Sorare says it does not offer “regulated gambling” — The United Kingdom Gambling Commission wrote that Sorare may have to register as a licensed gambling operator.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft makes a preview version of Windows Subsystem for Linux for Windows 11 available in the Microsoft Store, decoupling the app from the Windows image — Microsoft is taking the first step toward making WSL available as a decoupled app available via the Microsoft Store via a first preview release.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Microsoft and Nvidia claim to have trained the largest and most capable AI language model yet, containing 530B parameters — The Transform Technology Summits start October 13th with Low-Code/No Code: Enabling Enterprise Agility. Register now! — Microsoft and Nvidia today announced …
Kate Clark / The Information:
Sources: Tiger Global and Coatue are co-leading a $400M financing round for cryptocurrency payments startup MoonPay at a $3.4B valuation — Crypto payments startup MoonPay is raising its first round of venture capital at a $3.4 billion valuation including the investment, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook adds an Audio hub to its app in the US, featuring podcasts, Live Audio Rooms, and short-form audio, and rolls out Live Audio Rooms globally — Facebook is expanding its investment in audio initiatives with the launch of a new “Audio” destination in its mobile app in the U.S. …