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Daily Archives: November 10, 2021

Ample raises $30M to take battery swapping business to Europe

Ample, a startup developing battery swapping technology for electric vehicles, has scored another $30 million from The Blackstone Group and Spanish multinational financial services company Banco Santander. The San Francisco-based company should be at or near unicorn status, considering its valuation back in August was $890 million, according to PitchBook. …

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Brivo to go public via SPAC at $808M valuation

Smart building technology company Brivo reached an agreement to go public via special purpose acquisition with Crown PropTech Acquisitions. The SPAC deal values Brivo at $808 million. Once the merger closes in early 2022, the combined company will operate as Brivo and is expected to be listed on the New …

Read More »’s digital twin of Earth attracts $20M in funding, the Austrian startup behind the digital globe you fly over in Microsoft’s Flight Simulator, has raised a $20 million round A to develop and scale its replica-Earth tech. The potential applications for a planetary “digital twin” are many and various, and the company has a head start even on …

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