Xeneta raises $80M to construct out its real-time analytics platform for delivery and air freight  • TechCrunch


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The TechCrunch Prime 3

  • Crowdsourcing the delivery world: Backers delivered $80 million to Xeneta, on a $265 million valuation, for the Norway-based firm’s crowdsourcing method to figuring out air and sea freight charges, Ingrid experiences. Xeneta has already acquired 300 million knowledge factors from over 100 of the world’s greatest delivery corporations to determine the market charge for sure routes.
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Startups and VC

Meta Platforms is India’s burgeoning startup ecosystem because it bolsters its wager on the metaverse. The social juggernaut has partnered with the Indian IT Ministry’s startup hub to launch an accelerator within the nation to broaden innovation in rising applied sciences, together with augmented actuality and digital actuality, Manish experiences.

Following this week’s closing of the Ultimaker/MakerBot merger, the mixed firm is saying a brand new identify. The entity will likely be often known as [drumroll, please] UltiMaker. Sure, actually. So far as merged names go, it’s not a very thrilling one, as Brian feedback in his article — however the govt shakeup has some extra juicy particulars in it: MakerBot CEO steps up and Ultimaker CEO steps down.

You’ve bought your organization. Now what?

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Scaling an organization from conception to acquisition is an actual accomplishment, but it surely’s not the end line, in accordance with investor and frequent TC+ contributor Marjorie Radlo-Zandi.

“You might marvel if the acquirer really understands your merchandise, values, tradition or the shopper wants that drive the enterprise,” she writes. “Workers will marvel if there’ll be a spot for them as part of one other firm.”

In her newest column, she shares “six guiding rules that may set a transaction up for achievement” and aid you obtain your full earnout.

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Huge Tech Inc.

It’s a Twitter form of a day! Elon Musk could also be regretting certainly one of his selections, however right this moment, most of Twitter’s shareholders had been assured about theirs — they gave the inexperienced gentle to Musk’s proposed $44 billion buyout provide, Taylor writes. Paul tells us that Twitter and Musk are due in court docket on October 17 to see if the social media large could make Musk perform his buy. In different Twitter information, we loved Zack’s look into what was uncovered in regards to the firm when Peiter Zatko, who can now go by “Mudge” and folks know who that’s, testified to Congress. Additionally right this moment, Aisha reported on Twitter rolling out podcasts to Blue subscribers.

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