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The Briefing: Gogoro Going Public Via SPAC, Form3 Lands $160M, And More

Here’s what you need to know today in startup and venture news, updated by the Crunchbase News staff throughout the day to keep you in the know.

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Gogoro going public via SPAC

Taipei-based Gogoro, a maker of electric scooters and charging infrastructure, announced it has entered into an agreement to go public through a merger with a SPAC, Poema Global Holdings Corp.

The transaction sets Gogoro’s enterprise value at $2.35 billion, with plans to list on Nasdaq after the merger’s completion under the ticker symbol GGR.

Founded in 2011, Gogoro has raised $480 million in known funding to date, per Crunchbase data.

—  Joanna Glasner

Form3 lands $160M

London-based Form3, a platform payment technology provider, announced that it raised $160 million in a Series C round led by the growth equity business of Goldman Sachs Asset Management. The round brings the company’s total fundraising to $220 million.

—  Joanna Glasner

Edtech

BYJU’s buys Tynker: India-based edtech giant BYJU’s announced it has acquired Tynker, a Silicon Valley-based startup offering a creative platform for teaching coding, for $200 million.  Founded in 2013, Tynker previously raised $10.6 million in known venture funding, per Crunchbase data.

—  Joanna Glasner

Enterprise software

CodeSignal closes $50M Series C: San Francisco-based assessment company CodeSignal raised a $50 million in Series C led by Index Ventures, with additional participation from Menlo Ventures, Headline and A Capital. The company’s platform provides assessments that simulate the coding environment and skills necessary for a job. Founded in 2015, the company has now raised $87.5 million.

— Chris Metinko

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