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Blameless raises $30M to guide companies through their software lifecycle

Site reliability engineering platform Blameless announced Tuesday it raised $30 million in a Series B funding round, led by Third Point Ventures with participation from Accel, Decibel and Lightspeed Venture Partners, to bring total funding to over $50 million. Site reliability engineering (SRE) is an extension of DevOps designed for more complex environments. Blameless, based...

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Norby raises $3.8M for an all-in-one creator marketing platform

Early in the pandemic, Nick Gerard, Steven Layne, and Samantha Safer Valentine had a hit on their hands. In the era before Zoom fatigue set in, the trio launched Mainstream Live, a website and newsletter that curated live virtual events across platforms and gave people text-based reminders to check them out.  “We started with the...

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Pinterest rolls out new features that let creators make money from Pins

Pinterest today is increasing its investment in the creator community by introducing new tools that will allow creators to make money from their content. Now, creators will be able to tag products in their Idea Pins — a video-first feature the company first launched this spring — to make their content “shoppable.” They’ll also now...

Oova raises $1.2M to develop a better at-home kit for detecting a woman’s best time to conceive
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Oova raises $1.2M to develop a better at-home kit for detecting a woman’s best time to conceive

Oova officially launched its Oova Kit Tuesday after receiving $1.5 million in seed funding led by BBG Ventures with participation by Company Ventures. The kit includes an at-home test that quantitatively measures two hormones, informing a woman — and her doctor — of her fertile days and confirming ovulation. The New York-based company was founded...

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Sequoia, Jay-Z, Will Smith back Landis’ $165M debt, equity round toward making homeownership accessible to everyone

Homeownership is one of the key components to building intergenerational wealth, and Landis is working to make that a reality for renters. U.S. homeownership rates in 2020 were about 65.8% according to Statista. The rate reached its peak of 69.2% in 2004 before falling sharply due to the economic recession of 2007-2009. The rate reached...

Amazon denies report claiming imminent acceptance of Bitcoin payments
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Amazon denies report claiming imminent acceptance of Bitcoin payments

Amazon has denied a report that claimed it plans to start accepting Bitcoin as payment before the end of the year. “Notwithstanding our interest in the space, the speculation that has ensued around our specific plans for cryptocurrencies is not true,” a spokesperson for the company told Reuters, “We remain focused on exploring what this...

Goldman Sachs Submits DeFi ETF Application to SEC
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Goldman Sachs Submits DeFi ETF Application to SEC

Goldman Sachs has filed an application for a decentralized finance (DeFi) exchange-traded fund (ETF) with the U.S. SEC. The ETF will track an index th… Grow Your Business, Not Your Inbox Stay informed and join our daily newsletter now! July 27, 2021 3 min read This story originally appeared on be[IN]crypto Goldman Sachs has filed...