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Daily Markup #200: This week’s top stories on mushrooms, an acquisition in edtech, and a fashion collaboration

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From Daily Markup #197

  • Like the look of leather but don’t want any animals harmed? 500-backed mushroom startup Mycotech Lab (MYCL) has the answer.
  • Online marketplace Carousell recorded its lowest-ever fraud rate in 2020, thanks to a combination of eagle-eyed humans and artificial intelligence.
  • Super app Grab announced a vaccination program for its drivers and delivery partners.

From Daily Markup #196

  • 500-backed edtech startup TapChief has been acquired in a move to increase access to higher education, career guidance, and placement services.
  • Deep tech startup Transcelestial brings its laser technology to the Philippines to set up internet connections a tenth of the typical cost.
  • Enplug helps a financial institution in the US plug in to go paperless.

From Daily Markup #199

  • Fashion startup Pomelo released a 13-piece streetwear collection with social media giant TikTok.
  • In an interview, recruitment automation startup Talkpush talked about the prospect of being hired by a bot in today’s digital age.
  • 99 Group appointed an agency to bring its digital marketing to another level with data.

Other stories you may have missed:

  • Telemedicine and super app Alodokter launched Aloshop, an e-pharmacy feature in the Alodokter app.
  • Clinical infection expert Dr. Monique Andersson MD to join UK advisory board of digital health startup Prenetics.

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