Teamshares: A Novel Approach to Business
First on our list is an intriguing venture by Teamshares. This startup has been attracting a substantial amount of capital and has embarked on an ambitious mission of acquiring numerous small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). However, this is merely the tip of the iceberg. Teamshares also plans to offer its employees the opportunity to earn stock through prolonged service, while simultaneously providing centralized fintech services to all its subsidiary companies. This novel business model has ignited much discussion in the startup community.
MoonPay: Stepping into the Venture Game
Next, we turn our attention to MoonPay, a crypto payment infrastructure company that is venturing into the world of investments. MoonPay is setting its sights particularly on crypto, gaming, and fintech. The confluence of these three sectors invariably leads to crypto games. We are keenly observing MoonPay’s investment decisions, as new funds that are crypto-themed or crypto-adjacent are becoming increasingly scarce. Therefore, MoonPay’s entry into the market is indeed exciting news.
Rent Butter and Kiki: Revitalizing Renting
With the zero interest rate era drawing to a close and the experimental phase of building new iBuying and mortgage service startups partially concluded, renting is back in vogue. Consequently, startups that focus on rentals are also gaining traction. Two such startups are Rent Butter and Kiki, both of which are making waves in the rental market.
The Elusive Tech IPOs
The long-awaited tech IPOs have been more elusive than anticipated. Using data from Crunchbase, we have noted the extended wait for authentic tech IPOs. The good news, however, is that they are gradually making a comeback.
Lean Startup Ideology Meets AI
Lastly, we explore what happens when the lean startup ideology infiltrates the realm of Artificial Intelligence (AI). As it turns out, this combination leads to an abundance of experiments.
And with that, our roundup of this week’s most significant startup and tech news concludes. Please note that due to an American holiday, our next episode of Equity will be broadcasted on Tuesday instead of Monday. Until then, keep innovating and stay tuned!