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Eco raises $26M in a16z-led round to scale its digital cryptocurrency platform

‍Eco, which has built out a digital global cryptocurrency platform, announced Friday that it has raised $26 million in a funding round led by a16z Crypto. Founded in 2018, the SF-based startup’s platform is designed to be used as a payment tool around the world for daily-use transactions. The company emphasizes that it’s “not a bank, checking account, or credit card.” “We’re building something better than all of those...

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Today In Payments Around The World: Canada’s PocketPills Lands $30 Million; Flipkart Plans Grocery Delivery Expansion In India

In today’s top payments news around the world, Canada’s PocketPills has landed $30 million in funding, while Flipkart is planning a grocery delivery expansion in India. Plus, Deliveroo said it is intending to file for a public listing in the United Kingdom. Canada’s PocketPills Raises $30 Million To Bring Same-Day Pharmacy Delivery Nationwide PocketPills, the digital Canadian pharmacy, said it landed $30 million in a Series B...

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Virtual Events Platform Hopin Raises $400 Million For Hybrid Model

Virtual events provider Hopin has raised $400 million in a Series C funding round, the company announced on Thursday (March 4), valuing the platform at $5.65 billion. The funding will help scale the platform’s operations and meet growing customer demand. Hopin’s technology, already in use in Europe, will soon be brought to Marriott hotels across the U.S. and Canada, according to the press release. The funding round, led by new...