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Hajj concludes this newsletter before heading to TechCrunch Early Stage 2023 in Boston on April 20. It’s never too late to get your ticket! Meanwhile, on today’s Equity podcast, the podcast team asks, what is Angry Bird worth? Turns out Sega thinks it’s $775 million for the entire bird farm.
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Apple’s announcements were important for today’s readers, so we begin:
- Do you want to install the Psst application?: Apple likes to keep things close to the vest, though Ivan He writes that the consumer tech giant plans to let people download apps to their iPhones in iOS 17.
- Apple makes things interesting: Last October, Apple unveiled a new financial product, and today the company spilled more tea on its Apple Card savings accounts, which carry a 4.15% interest rate, according to reports . Roman.
- look at this: Apple Watch users have been waiting – can we say patiently? – To update new software. GOOD, pleasant Today reports that the watch will likely receive its biggest software update since its debut in 2015.
Startups and VCs
In January, an $810 million deal to buy Angry Birds maker Rovio fell through, but the company said it was still in talks with other potential interested parties. Today, pee Reports say the deal has become official as Japanese gaming giant Sega confirmed it was buying Finland’s Rovio in a cash deal worth $775 million.
As the economy has toughened, many businesses have shifted from buying to renting. There is an acronym for it – XaaS, or Everything as a Service, it is also called a service. An example of this is ServiceNow, which automates services for business operations. A new player in the space is Equipme, from Germany, which raised a $3.8 million seed investment round led by La Famiglia VC, Mike He writes.
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No, you are not collecting money to increase your lead
El Hadj We often hear founders say that they are fundraising to increase their track from 18 to 24 months. In a sense, that’s correct, but only from a startup perspective.
This is not what the investor is looking for. Surviving your business for a year and a half is not a fundraising goal; It’s a side effect at best. Ask yourself – what happens at the end of those 18 months?
Founders must inform investors of the funding round that is opening. It is expressed in stages and not in time. The goal is to transform the business enough that you can do something you can’t right now, and in this article, Hage shows how.
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Big Tech inc.
There was no “up, up and away” for SpaceX today, which was attempting to launch its Starship launch system for the first time. the song Reports say the flight test turned into a wet rehearsal due to a frozen decompression valve. Now SpaceX is considering April 19 as the next possible date to try again.
Luxury car enthusiasts congregate. Mercedes launches Maybach EQS SUV, which includes features not shiny He writes “Dripping with historic Maybach design cues: two-tone paint, stately wheels, fitting hood ornament, and yes, a filigree louvered grill despite being electric and no protective heater. »
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