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Greetings and welcome to the Daily Crunch on July 27, 2021. Today is not a good day just because the U.S. The women’s national soccer team is making it to the quarterfinals of the Olympics (Gotham’s Carly Lloyd booms!), But only because Danny Crichton just released an incredible release digging into the humorous EC-1 Rapidsos. Danny has previously written extensively about disaster tech, the type of development industry in view of the changing climate. Well, now on to the tech news! – Alex

TechCrunch Top 3

  • Center of Gravity Adtech’s Migration Center: The debris is still settling after recent regulatory changes in China have affected adtech, demand and music-streaming businesses in the country. Natasha Mascarenhas Digging into the Idtech market, asking investors where they plan to invest in the future. The implication is that while China was once the center of the Adtech universe, it could quickly lose the crown to a more global cluster of Adtech tech hotspots.
  • Africa’s Bergening Startup Ecosystem: The long-running dive into the Q2 venture capital market is coming this weekend, but not before we examine the African startup market, a growing space that is attracting more and more investors and media attention. Some big exits certainly didn’t hurt. But while the capital raised by African startups is growing rapidly, some vacancies still exist. Let’s see if investors bounce back.
  • No-code is still super hot: If you want a weird day on Twitter, tweet that you don’t like no-code as a concept. You will find many notes of dissenting people. That passion between Hoi Poloi is also reflected in the interests of investors. This time around, ‘Bubble’, which has rolled out 100 100 million to help someone, is starting to build a modern web application using a click-and-drag interface that can connect data sources and other software in a one-click fluid interface. “According to our report.

Start / VC

Kicking off today’s early notes, let’s talk about the stock. The initial share, to be exact. Most investors get preferred stocks, as they can demand better equity as they bring capital to the table. Founders and staff tend to acquire common shares. Which, of course, made the video an overnight sensation. But there is a venture capital company called Pillar VC in Boston that buys common stock in its investments. One of his investors, Jamie Goldstein, wrote an essay to share what he learned from the process for TechCrunch. It’s worth reading.

Before we enter the funding phase, NowerX CEO and co-founder Carrie Bryce wrote an alternative to TechCrunch discussing the delivery market. Given how much money is flowing into the beginning of the so-called instant grocery, it is also perfect for your time.

  • M 200M for sensor as service: This is the same news from Willot, who has pocketed Softbank Vision Fund 2’s money, turning his “ultra-thin and lightweight” processor into a “running on ambient power” service that he could sell to others. Very cool
  • Meet the latest crypto unicorn: That’s Fireblocks – with its new round of 31 310 million, the company is now valued at 2 2.2 billion. What does he do According to our own report, Fireblocks “aims to provide financial institutions with an all-in-one platform to run a digital asset business, providing them with the infrastructure to store, transfer and issue digital assets.” Between this and the recent FTX deals, it is clear that there is a constant hunger for investors for crypto waiters.
  • 1 password plus M 100M plus: Excel is again, putting a big check on a large number of self-sustaining businesses. At the moment it is a double down on 1 password, a software software service that helps individuals and businesses create and manage supervisor passwords. The company competes with Lastpass, among other companies. The company is now valued at 2 billion and has recently crossed the $ 120 million ARR milestone. That’s pretty cool, even if the multiple of the company’s revenue indicates that it’s no longer growing at an initial pace. (How about the S-1? Anyone?)
  • Ova wants to help people imagine: Initially people have landed a ૧ 1.5 million round to help them figure out their maximum fertility window and provide information and their healthcare provider may be able to confirm ovulation. There are two groups of people in the world. Who have not dealt with fertility-related issues, and who are. For the next set, Ona’s newly released kit and Goals are good news.

Rapidsos EC-1

According to one estimate, Americans make 240 million 911 calls each year.

Sending emergency services to the right place may seem easy, but each call is known as a Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) out of thousands of call centers.

“Every 911 center is very different and just as diverse and unique as the communities they serve,” said Karin Marquez, senior director of public safety at Rapidos.

A PSAP serving 5050,000 square feet in New York City has set up a blast-resistant cube in nine acres, but “you have agencies in rural America where one person works 24/7 and they come there to answer three calls. Is. Day, ”Marquez noted.

Founded eight years ago, Rid Pidos handles more than 150 million emergency procedures per year at approximately 5,000 PSAP. The company’s technology helps call centers integrate requests from cell phones, landlines and IoT devices.

Danny Crichton, managing editor, writes in a four-part series that studies the company’s origins: “Its technology, the smartphones you’re carrying, and many of the devices you’re lying around are almost certainly integrated.

  • Part 1: Early years and why the consumer application company turned to government technology and integrated services for technology g and device companies.
  • Part 2: How Rapidso built its flagship and why its current business model has performed so well.
  • Part 3: 911 To transform services, RapidSo established dozens of corporate and individual partnerships.
  • Part 4: Investigating the Future of 911 and Rapidsos in the Light of Limited Infrastructure Fund

“I’ve honestly never met a company like RapidSoss with such a signed partnership,” says Danny, who initially wrote about the firm six years ago. “

“It’s closed with dozens of partnerships and business development deals and some of Tech’s big names. How does it work? This story is about how he built a successful BD engine. “

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