A space startup attached to the International Space Station pays $ 130 million, Atlassian released a new version of Trello and Bitcoin briefly goes through $ 50,000. This is your daily crunch for February 16, 2021.
Big Story: Axiom Space Raises $ 130M
Axiom Space, founded in 2016, is working with NASA to add a privately developed space station module to the International Space Station. It is also the service provider for the ISS ‘first private astronaut launch, scheduled in January 2022 using the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket.
Eventually, the startup hopes to create its own orbital platform. And in her story on funding, Darrell Atherington states that Exome is emerging as a “pioneering relationship between private manned spacecraft and existing infrastructure and industry”.
Atlassian launched a new Trello – Trello is one of the most popular project management tools around, and in many ways it brought digital Kanban boards into the mainstream.
Ticktock hits with consumer, child safety and privacy complaints in Europe – Tickcock is facing a new round of regulatory complaints in Europe.
Reddit’s Transparency Report highlights a major spam problem and relatively few government requests – volume-wise, by far the biggest problem is spam.
Startup, Funding and Venture Capital
The venture firm of 01 consultants, Dick Costolo and Adam Bain, has closed fund two with $ 325M – Costolo and Bain served as the CEO of Twitter and its chief operating officer, respectively.
Shared scooter startup Revell adds electric bike membership to its business – Revell will begin offering monthly electric bike memberships in New York.
Tencent supported digital rights startup Pex in the $ 57M round – the startup has described its attribution engine as a “licensing infrastructure for the Internet”.
Additional crisis advice and analysis
Inside the public debates led by the SPAC of Rover and Manilaions – looking at the financial health of two companies we have heard of ages and never got to see inside.
Four Strategies for Deep Tech Startups to Hire Top Tech Marketers – How Do Deep Tech Companies Build Strong Relationships with Talented Non-Tech Development People Outside Their Industry?
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Bitcoin briefly breaks the $ 50K barrier as the direct listing looms of Coinbase – Hoddle-Crew have been quite the moment.
Imagine a better future for social media in ClearTips Sessions: Justice – We will discuss how much responsibility social networks have for organizing toxic culture, deadly intrigues and online hate.
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