Daily Crunch: Startup That Turns Real-World Items Into NFTs Raises $6.9M Seed Round

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Hello and may the 3rd be with you. Did we get this meme right? Today we are very happy to see that a16z is planning $50. crore (this is 500 million dollars) for the amount of investment to Indian startups in his newest fund. We, too keep a close eye on Thrasio as he appoints a new CEO and conducts a series of layoffs – Christine and Hadje

TechCrunch Top 3

  • NFT for physical items?: Americana Technologies thought that people who create physical things don’t count when it comes to NFTs, so the startup developed a way for those creators to jump on board. Let’s see if that vision pans out, but with backers like Alexis Ohanian’s venture capital firm Seven Seven Six; NFT marketplace OpenSea; and rapper Future, you can bet that it will.
  • Back to the NFTs we know and love: We liked Alexin today’s story about those who are buying up valuable chunks of digital land: “The Bored Ape team has managed to turn a hit set of NFTs into several collections, huge venture capital checks, and now a license to print money thanks to speculators buying up its new digital asset offer.” Can’t wait to see what they do with it.
  • This island has nothing to do with love other than love for Roblox.: Spotify launched its “Spotify Island” and is now the first music streaming brand on Roblox. It’s a cute little island with hearts and easter eggs, but don’t expect them to get close.

Startups and VK

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The site is fintech all the time today, with Kevin getting a $65 million round to build. payments from account to account through trading terminalsNeobank Open as a unicornBanking giant Truist acquiring Long game to reach a younger demographicand Point is raising $115 million to help homeowners. cash out capital in their homes.

Medical startup myNurse (formerly known as Salusive Health) has lost a bunch of patient data in a hack and hack. suddenly shut down after less than two months. He claims to have nothing to do with the hack, but gives no reason for the shutdown. Everything is more and more interesting.

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We also loved Rontoday’s story is about Graphite, which took a leaf from the Slack book from By taking an internal tool and spinning it off into a separate $20 million Series A company. Gotta love a good twisting story.

Hiring the best startups on a budget during the Great Retirement

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Glen Evans, Greylock core team partner, joined Senior Editor Walter Thompson at the TechCrunch Early Stage to talk about how founders can streamline the hiring and hiring process, find and develop talent, and reveal some best practices for closing candidates.

“The state of the job market is more competitive than I’ve ever seen,” said Evans, who has twenty years of experience overseeing recruiting and team building at high-growth companies including Slack, Facebook and Google.

“There’s a very limited supply of talent and probably the biggest demand I’ve ever seen, so it’s really important for people to think about how to differentiate and build foundations and habits to find talent the right way in the early days,” he said. . “It’s not rocket science.”

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