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Triller CEO Mike Lu to talk taking on TikTok at Disrupt 2020

Hear how it all got started, and what’s next for Triller, from Lu at Disrupt 2020 on September 14-18.

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Seattle startup Genemod raises $1.7M to help researchers with lab management software

Genemod was co-founded by Jacob Lee and Jin Choe, both University of Washington graduates. Defy.vc led the round, which included participation from Omicron, Unpopular Ventures, Underdog Labs, and Canaan Partners Scout Fund.

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Can former Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior build a better social network for book lovers?

Padmasree Warrior has spent most of her career in prominent C-suite offices, running large hard-technology operations at Cisco, Motorola, and Tesla competitor Nio. So why is her new startup devoted to … reading?

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Data Science For Brands: SoundCommerce Bags $15M Series A To Optimize Operations, Shopper Experiences

We are feeling e-commerce tailwinds in the market; our annual recurring revenue grew 300 percent from 2019 to 2020, and we expect a similar growth trajectory this year,” he added. “We have a clear roadmap of the specific modules that we intend to launch. There are additional retail functions we’re building out for this year,…

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GajiGesa, a fintech focused on Indonesian workers, adds strategic investors and launches new app for micro-SMEs

GajiGesa, a fintech startup that provides earned wage access (EWA) and other services for workers in Indonesia, has added strategic investors to help it launch new services and expand its user base. Its new backers include OCBC NISP Ventura, the venture capital arm of one of Indonesia’s largest banks, and the founders of grab-and-go coffee…

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