A $60M enterprise fund with a twist, and extra startup-on-startup acquisitions

Ah, spring has sprung right here within the Northeast United States, and it’s not solely flowers which are blooming. No, startup-on-startup offers are the crop this season!

In the present day on Fairness’s startup-focused Wednesday present, we dug into the Multiverse-Searchlight deal, which reminded us of the Wonderschool-Early Day transaction that we coated on the present a couple of weeks in the past.

We additionally talked in regards to the latest Guesty round, which was each giant and fascinating; the Monad Labs transaction that led to us attempting to elucidate the distinction between L1 and L2 blockchains; and Cyera’s quick recent megaround. Startup Land is feeling fairly busy and high-dollar once more, and that’s quite a lot of enjoyable!

We wrapped up the present with a cool dialogue of this new venture capital fund that’s targeting growth-rounds in Africa.

Fairness shall be again on Friday to evaluation the week’s headlines, so keep tuned!

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