Startup Monday: Latest tech trends and news happening in the global startup ecosystem | by Narine Emdjian | Nov, 2020

Armenian-based startup Krisp, noise-canceling platform has been recognized as one of the 100 Best Innovations of 2020 in the world by TIME Magazine. TIME highlights inventions that are making the world better, smarter and even a bit more fun.the 100 Best Inventions of 2020 Read more

Astanor Ventures is launching a $325 million “Global Impact Fund” concentrating on food and agriculture technology. These are two of the most pressing areas in the climate debate. The aim is to deploy funds across Europe and North America. Read more

Facebook using artificial intelligence to forecast COVID-19 spread in every U.S. county. Read more

These 11 EV startups are chasing Tesla. A field of electric-vehicle challengers is in hot pursuit of Elon Musk, fueled by funding from Wall Street. It will take skill, guts, and good fortune to avoid a crash. Read more

Indonesian cloud-kitchen startup Hangry is in talks to raise $10 million to $15 million in its Series A round as it shapes expansion plans amid the pandemic, a top company executive told DealStreetAsia. Read more

Construction is a massive, $1.3 trillion industry in the United States — a complex ecosystem of lenders, owners, developers, architects, general contractors, subcontractors and more. Roughly 41% of domestic construction value is in residential property, 25% in commercial property and 34% in industrial projects. Read more

Portuguese VC Faber has hit the first close of its Faber Tech II fund at €20.5 million ($24.3 million). The fund will focus on early-stage data-driven startups starting from Southern Europe and the Iberian peninsula, with the aim of reaching a final close of €30 million in the coming months. Read more

Seoul Fintech Lab, launched by the Seoul Metropolitan Government in an effort to make the city one of the world’s financial centers, will hold an online meet-up 10X Extension in Luxembourg on November 26 for networking and investor relations sessions between domestic companies wishing to set up business in Europe and European investors and financiers. Read more

Jerusalem-based venture capital firm OurCrowd said Thursday that ORIX Corporation is investing a strategic $60 million in its crowdfunding platform, marking the first time the Japanese financial services group has become active in Israel’s startup ecosystem. Read more

Using blockchain to monitor the COVID-19 vaccine supply chain. Tackling COVID-19 will require the first-ever deployment of blockchain in the global distribution of a vaccine. Read more

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