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This millennial took a gamble during the pandemic.  Now every startup has raised over $225 million

This millennial took a gamble during the pandemic. Now every startup has raised over $225 million

When the Covid pandemic was raging in 2020, much of the world was in lockdown and more turned to online shopping. But Chrisanti Indiana did the unexpected: she expanded her e-commerce business — offline. Her beauty and personal care e-commerce startup, Sociolla, had just two brick-and-mortar stores in Indonesia in 2019. By the end of …

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$20 billion Figma deal is a historic coup for startup investors in an otherwise miserable year

$20 billion Figma deal is a historic coup for startup investors in an otherwise miserable year

Adobe is paying 2021 prices. It’s 2022. Wall Street hates it. Silicon Valley is thrilled. In a year that’s featured exactly zero high-profile tech IPOs and far more headlines about mass layoffs than big funding rounds, Adobe’s $20 billion acquisition of Figma on Thursday is what some might call a narrative violation. There was no …

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They dropped out of Stanford to run a startup.  Now, it's close to becoming India's next tech unicorn

They dropped out of Stanford to run a startup. Now, it’s close to becoming India’s next tech unicorn

“When we started this 12 months ago, every conversation we had was, ‘You’re totally out of your mind, this is never going to work,’” said teenage CEO Aadit Palicha. Yet, Palicha’s company has managed to prove those doubters wrong — it’s now nearing unicorn status and is one of India’s fastest-growing quick commerce apps. A …

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