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Planet Labs Looks to Expand Software Offerings, Win New Customers With IPO Funds

The Google-backed satellite-imaging company expects to list on the New York Stock Exchange via a SPAC merger next month

The Wall Street Journal
By Mark Maurer
November 29, 2021

Satel­lite-imag­ing com­pa­ny Plan­et Labs Inc. plans to win more cus­tomers, increase its data offer­ings and strike more acqui­si­tions after it goes pub­lic via a merg­er with a spe­­cial-pur­­pose acqui­si­tion com­pa­ny ear­ly next month. The San Fran­­cis­­co-based com­pa­ny, which sells geospa­tial data …
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Want to Save the Earth? We Need a Lot More Elon Musks.

The New York Times
By Thomas L. Friedman
November 19, 2021

If I am bru­tal­ly hon­est, there is only one mot­to I would give to the move­ment to stem cli­mate change after the Glas­gow sum­mit: “Every­one wants to go to heav­en but nobody wants to die.” On the one hand, lib­er­al greens …
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Farming Software Maker Valued at $4 Billion in Round

Bloomberg
By Katie Roof
November 19, 2021

Farm­ers Busi­ness Net­work Inc. has raised $300 mil­lion in financ­ing to pow­er its soft­ware for the agri­cul­tur­al indus­try. The lat­est fund­ing val­ues the busi­ness at $4 bil­lion, more than dou­ble the $1.75 bil­lion it was val­ued at in a round …
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