Published On: Mon, Feb 8th, 2021

Equity Monday: Tesla buys bitcoin, Nexthink raises, and Bumble

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This is Equity Monday, a weekly kickoff that marks a latest private marketplace news, talks about a entrance week, digs into some new appropriation rounds and mulls over a incomparable topic or account from a private markets. You can follow a uncover on Twitter here and myself here — and be certain to check out final week’s categorical ep that dug into Robinhood, Miami, and a horde of other topics.

This morning we had a raise of news to get through. Here’s a rundown:

  • Pony.ai lifted another $100 million, that underscores a flourishing topic that there is no volume of income nonetheless that will furnish a tech compulsory for self-driving cars to work. Perhaps we will get there, though it is going to cost a flattering penny or two.
  • Sticking to cars, a Apple-Kia tieup is kaput, that we should have famous a impulse it became known. Apple formerly bought startup Drive.ai behind in 2019, of course.
  • Vroom, a 2020 IPO, bought a Super Bowl ad. Who would have approaching that? Its shares are up, however, after a ad.
  • Still on a automobile beat, Tesla bought $1.50 billion in bitcoin, and might accept a things as proposal to buy a vehicles in a future. The pierce sent a cost of bitcoin higher.
  • Clubhouse got criminialized in China.
  • Phable lifted $12 million, Nexthink lifted $180 million, and Bumble is targeting a aloft share cost in a imminent IPO.
  • And we might have figured out a ∆ between what investors are observant about a Seed market, and what information has mostly said.

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