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Mobile News - Week of April 12, 2021

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The latest news and information about startups and innovations from the mobile world.

Four months into 2021, US venture funding reached $64 billion with some mega funding events like Cruise’s $2 billion round led by Microsoft and GoPuff’s $1.15 billion round led by Softbank. 
Who else is leading these mega rounds? Here is a short list: 
  • Franklin Templeton Investments led the $1B round for Databricks
  • Ribbit Capital led the $1B round for Robinhood
  • Sequoia led $850M round for SpaceX
  • Coatue and Alkeon Capital led $750M round for UiPath
  • Coatue led $590M round for Sila Nanotechnologies
  • Advent International and Oaktree Capital Management led $750M round for Thrasio
  • Allianz X, AXA Group, Baillie Gifford, Fidelity led $600M round for Stripe
  • Matrix Capital Management led $525M round for ElevateBio
All these activities really explain this funny tweets > https://twitter.com/EverettRandle/status/1364030506161954819?s=20
Here are the top mobile news this week >
  • The Rise of SuperApp
  • Verizon kill RCS
  • Apple’s Find My network offers third-party finding
  • Chips shortage till 2023
  • NHS Covid-19 app blocked by Apple and Google

One Fintech Superapp to Rule Them All
Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile kill RCS plans
Apple’s Find My network now offers new third-party finding experiences
Intel, Nvidia, TSMC execs agree: Chip shortage could last into 2023
NHS Covid-19 app update blocked for breaking Apple and Google's rules
Techstars Startup Digest Mobile is curated by:
Edith Yeung Edith Yeung - General Partner at Race Capital
edith.yeung@startupdigestmail.com
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