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Lynk Signs First Two MNO Commercial Agreements

Lynk signed its first two mobile network operator (MNO) commercial agreements with Aliv in the Bahamas, and Telecel Centrafrique in the Central African Republic. These two MNOs exemplify three significant use cases (Rural Coverage, Maritime Coverage, and Terrestrial Backup During Emergencies) of Lynk’s satellite-direct-to-phone service.

Global Space Ventures backs Colossal’s seed round

Global Space Ventures invests in the $15M seed round of Colossal, a breakthrough bioscience and genetic engineering company focused on leveraging CRISPR technology for extinct species restoration, critically endangered species protection, ecosystems restoration, and advancing and building the future of genetic engineering, and synthetic biology.

Affirm goes public

Affirm Holdings (NASDAQ: AFRM), which was started to offer easily accessible financing for consumers at the point of purchase, in which we are an investor through Founders Fund, went public.  

SparkCognition’s Hyperwerx autonomy facily is now open

Sitting on 50 acres on the outskirts of Austin, TX, HyperWerx is where Sparkcognition will explore the future of AI and autonomy, alternate energy, Industry 4.0, rapid prototyping, advanced sensors, mixed reality and other exponential technologies.

Gigaton carbon removal and the Paris Climate Agreement

Carbon removal breakthroughs could be the solution to reaching the Paris Climate Agreement targets, and the cornerstone of a united push to protect the climate, and with it, our shared future. This is a space we’ll be watching and supporting.

MobileCoin raises $11M Series A

MobileCoin raised $11.35 million in venture funding across two rounds from Future Ventures and General Catalyst to advance its simplified private payment platform.

SparkCognition acquires Fintech company AIM2

SparkCognition expands into fintech through the acquisition of AIM2, to leverage AI to transform market making activity and investment process.

Sensei Biotherapeutics goes public

Sensei Biotherapeutics (NASDAQ: SNSE), a Future Ventures portfolio company focused on advancing a new and disruptive class of immunotherapies for cancer and infectious diseases, closes its IPO.

ThrustMe successfully tests first iodine electric propulsion system in space

ThrustMe successfully tested the first iodine-fueled electric propulsion system in space, an important step to advance in-orbit propulsion as a solution to the space industry’s challenge to ensure economic and environmental space sustainability in the age of satellite mega-constellations.

Future Ventures Closes its Second Fund

We’re excited to participate in Future Ventures 2, the second $200 million fund, launched by Steve Jurvetson and Maryanna Saenko.

Airbnb goes public

Airbnb, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABNB), a community marketplace of individuals listing, exploring, and booking property around the world, in which we are an investor through Founders Fund, goes public in the largest IPO of the year.  

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