A space launch related to the International Space Station raises $ 130 million, Atlassian launches a new version of Trello and bitcoin passes $ 50,000. This is your Daily Crunch for February 16, 2021.
The big story: Axiom Space raises $ 130M
Axiom Space was founded in 2016 and is collaborating with NASA to add privately developed space station modules to the International Space Station. It is also the service provider for the first private astronaut launch to the ISS, scheduled for January 2022 with a SpaceX Dragon spaceship and Falcon 9 rocket.
Eventually, the startup hopes to create its own orbital platforms. And in the history of funding, Darrell Etherington says that Axiom appears to be “the leading link between private human spaceflight and existing infrastructure and industry.”
The technical giants
Atlassian launches a brand new Trello – Trello is one of the most popular project management tools around, and in many ways brought the digital Kanban board to the mainstream.
TikTok hits consumer complaints, child safety and privacy in Europe – TikTok is facing a new round of complaints in Europe.
Reddit’s transparency report shows a major spam problem and relatively few government requests – In terms of volume, the biggest problem is spam.
Start-up, financing and risk capital
01 Advisors, the risk firm of Dick Costolo and Adam Bain, has closed fund two with $ 325 million – Costolo and Bain previously served as Twitter CEO and CEO, respectively.
Shared start-up of scooter Revel adds electric bicycle subscription to its business – Revel will start offering monthly electric bicycle subscriptions in New York.
Tencent supports startup of digital rights Pex in $ 57 million round – The startup describes its Attribution Engine as “licensing infrastructure for the Internet.”
Advice and analysis from Extra Crunch
Inside Rover and MoneyLion’s SPAC-led public debuts – Looking at the financial health of two companies we’ve heard about for years and never got to see inside.
Four strategies for deep tech startups recruiting top growth marketers – How do deep tech companies connect and cultivate strong relationships with talented non-technical growth people outside their industry?
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Bitcoin briefly breaks the $ 50K barrier as Coinbase’s direct listing awaits – the Hodl crew has quite a moment.
Imagine a better future for social media at TechCrunch Sessions: Justice – We will discuss how much responsibility social networks have in the rise of toxic culture, deadly conspiracies and organized hate online.
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