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  • At the elegant end: Epic Games loved distributed computing startup Hadean so much that it didn’t want to miss the opportunity to support it. Paul Here’s more on how Epic was able to secure a $30 million Series A investment and why.
  • From bland to bling: Life insurance isn’t often an exciting topic, but Strava co-founder Mark Shaw believes he’s found a way to “judge” it with Inclined, a company that lends against whole life insurance policies. Mary Ann He writes that The company is now jumping into a $15 million Series A round.
  • Shopping for health care: Healthcare is a complex web of doctors, labs and payers that rarely seem connected. Kenyan startup Ponia Health is poised to change that with its healthcare marketplace offering that brings everyone together, all Reports.

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The crypto market is flooded with centralized (Binance, FTX) and decentralized ETH-based perpetuities and options trading platforms (Dydx, Opyn, Perpetual Protocol). Nibiru is trying to create the first mainstream decentralized multichain solution. The company was co-founded by Tribe Capital GP Arjun Sethi and raised $7.5 million in seed funding at a valuation of $100 million. Manish Reports.

Cloud Kitchen – also known as Ghost Kitchen or Shared Kitchen – provides restaurant owners and food entrepreneurs with low-cost commercial kitchen space for food delivery and takeout. Cloud Eats, a Manila-headquartered startup that operates cloud kitchens across the Philippines and Vietnam, has raised a $7 million Series A round to accelerate the digitization of food service in Southeast Asia. Kate Reports.

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8 Investors Discuss What’s Next for Reproductive Health Startups in a Post-Ro World

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Dominique-Madori Davis surveyed eight investors about the role venture capital can play in this new era, where Americans no longer have the legal right to an abortion.

The Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision affects 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 healthcare access?

Given the “unsettled relationship between venture money and ethics,” Dominique-Madori asked the crowd how they plan to make an impact — and how they prefer to be approached by entrepreneurs:

  • Hesse Jones, Partner, MATR Ventures
  • Lisa Calhoun, Gary Peet and William Leonard, Waller Ventures
  • Mecca Tart, Executive Director, Startup Runway
  • Ed Zimmerman, Founding Partner, First Close Partners
  • Theodora Law, founder of Unconventional Ventures
  • McKeever Conwell, founder of Rarebreed Ventures

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