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  • fashionably late: Epic Games appreciated the distributed computing startup Hadean so much that they didn’t want to miss the opportunity to support it. Paul has more about how Epic was able to participate in the $ 30 million Series A investment and why.
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  • Shopping for health care: Healthcare is a complicated network of doctors, labs, and payers that rarely seems to connect. The Kenyan startup Ponea Health intends to change the situation with its offer on the healthcare market that brings everyone together, annie report.

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The cryptocurrency market is flooded with centralized (Binance, FTX) and decentralized ETH (Dydx, Opyn, Perpetual Protocol) options and perpetual trading platforms. Nibiru is attempting to build the first mainstream decentralized multichain solution. The company was co-founded by Tribe Capital GP Arjun Sethi and has just raised $ 7.5 million in initial funding with a $ 100 million valuation, manire report.

A cloud kitchen, also known as a ghost kitchen or shared kitchen, offers restaurant owners and food entrepreneurs a commercial kitchen space at a reduced cost for food delivery and takeaways. A Manila-based startup called CloudEats, which operates cloud kitchens in the Philippines and Vietnam, has just raised a $ 7 million Series A extension to accelerate the digitization of restaurant services in Southeast Asia, Kate report.

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8 investors discuss the future of reproductive health startups in a post-roe world

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Dominic-Madori Davis interviewed eight investors about the role venture capital could play in this new era where Americans no longer have the legal right to abort.

The Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision has hit more than health care and personal privacy: Will capital and talent flee US states that restrict reproductive rights? Will investors support more startups that expand access to healthcare?

Given “the tenuous relationship between venture capital and ethics”, Dominic-Madori asked the group how they intend to exert influence and how they prefer to be approached by entrepreneurs:

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  • Theodora Lau, founder, Unconventional Ventures
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