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Sword of Health. new portuguese unicorn

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Sword Health, a Portuguese startup that created the first digital solution for musculoskeletal health, has closed its $ 189 million (about € 168 million) Series D funding round, valued at $ 1 billion. Thus, Sword Health falls into the unicorn category.

The company, founded by Virgilio Bento, also claims to be “the fastest Portuguese startup to achieve unicorn status.”

The funding round was spearheaded by Sapphire Ventures with new investors Sozo Ventures, Willoughby Capital, ADQ, LocalGlobe and today’s biggest investors including General Catalyst, Khosla Ventures, Founders Fund, Bond, Transformation Capital and Green Innovations.

Funding came after Sword Health closed $ 25 million in Serie B in January this year and after closing $ 85 million in Serie C last June.

“It was really nice to see the impact Sword is having on thousands of people around the world. With this new round of funding, we will accelerate the creation of value for our clients while continuing to build our flagship digital treatment solution. about disorders of the musculoskeletal system in a world of healthcare accessible to everyone and everywhere, ”emphasizes Virgilio Bento.

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The newspaper says that João Felix may be “days numbered” at Atlético Madrid and explains why he can expect to leave the club.

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The newspaper says that João Felix may be “days numbered” at Atlético Madrid and explains why he can expect to leave the club.

The fatigue of the young Portuguese realizes that his style of play does not match Simeone’s, and relegation from the Champions League could be decisive for a player’s fate.


Joao Felix, touted as one of the great promises of world football, has failed to deliver on what he expected from the game. Atletico Madrid… That’s why, As reported by As newspaper, the Portuguese attacking midfielder and his staff are analyzing the possibility of an athlete leaving the club during the January transfer window.

They believed that João’s style of play did not suit Simeone’s team, and because of this, the Portuguese still did not have the fame they dreamed of in recent years.

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Created from base BenficaJoão Felix, 22, soon impressed with the start of his career at the Portuguese club. However, over the years, he eventually lost his position in the Colchonero team and several times became a “luxury reserve” for the Argentine coach.

The attacking midfielder arrived in Atlético in 2019 for no less than 126 million euros (543 million reais at the time) and at that time became the fourth most valuable contract in football, according to specialized website Transfermarkt, just after Neymar (€ 222 million), Philippe Coutinho (€ 145 million) and Mbappe (€ 135 million).

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For this reason, the Colchonera board is not designed to get rid of the player easily, and according to the publication, athlete fatigue has studied how to convince the club to put João Felix on the market.

Also, according to the Spanish daily, a departure in the group stage of the tournament Champions League, which could be closed on Tuesday (7), will affect the club’s treasury and, in this case, may see the sale of the Portuguese as a good solution to ease the finances.

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“Spotify For Artists” translated into Portuguese

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‘Spotify For Artists’ ganha versão traduzida em português

O “Spotify for Artists”, tool Spotify analytical resources for artists, today it has received (7) versions in 16 languages, including Portuguese, which are available on the desktop and mobile versions of the platform. To check the platform, go here.

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Once selected, the tool will be available in the selected language automatically, but if not, artists simply select their preferred language from the menu to begin expressing themselves, understanding their work, and promoting their work.

Spotify For Artists has been translated into Portuguese. Photo: Disclosure

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New Spotify Tools for Artists

In October, Spotify for Artists added two new features: release details pages and audience engagement statistics.

release details page

In the tab “Song” On the Spotify for Artists dashboard, users can view detailed analytics of any song. With the update, they can access composite metrics of any release – be it album, EP or single in focus… This new perspective allows artists to see how their music resonates with their fans and to gauge the impact of the marketing efforts of their releases over time.

Users can also filter these statistics for any specific market. This feature is currently only available for desktops.

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audience engagement statistics

Eagle “Public” on Spotify for Artists is the foundation for understanding your listeners across the entire catalog – from ardent follower to very last listener. When you understand your audience, it’s not just about demographics or number of streams, but how they interact with your music.

The more users lean towards these metrics, the more savvy your audience will be in knowing where your listeners are, what they like, and how effective your marketing is. This new statistic is currently only available for the computer.

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Portuguese-led European Alliance defines quality criteria in higher education

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Coimbra, 07 Dec (Lusa) – The European Alliance of Associations in fields such as Engineering or Food Science and Technology, chaired by Rui Costa of Portugal, Professor Escola Superior Agrária (ESA) of Coimbra, defines quality criteria for higher education. courses.

The alliance called EASPA, founded in Düsseldorf, Germany in 2011, currently brings together eight European associations – in the fields of engineering, chemistry, food science and technology, business, biology or music, among others – that assess educational programs educational institutions that have arisen in connection with the need to define quality criteria at the European and international level.

In a conversation with Lusa, the food technology professor explained that although each country has its own national agency for accrediting higher education courses – Portugal has A3ES, a government-established foundation, without which they cannot function, at a European level “for certain areas have developed special criteria that are not accepted by national agencies. “

“And very often institutions, when they want recognition for quality in a particular area, in addition to what they require at the national level, turn to our association,” said Rui Costa.

“For example, Ordem dos Engenheiros can assess engineering courses, it is associated with an engineering association that is part of EASPA. Our mission is to define the quality criteria for each of the areas of activity of our members, ”said the university professor. Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra.

At the national level, according to Rui Costa, “the evaluators who are invited to the course determine the specific criteria for the course.”

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“Assessors now often lack international knowledge in this area, and we advocate that national systems integrate our criteria.”

A situation that, according to Rui Costa, is already happening in the Netherlands and Spain, where quality criteria are used internationally “as a guide for national universities”.

The need to guarantee quality criteria internationally in relation to education was at the heart of the creation of EASPA.

“As a teacher, I want to know what is happening in Lithuania or Germany, how I compare myself with them. Even because the research work that we develop is something that we do all the time. We always check our knowledge, our efficiency. and the quality of research in the international network. If we do this in research, we also want to do it in education, ”says a professor from Agrária.

On the other hand, EASPA members also work outside the European Union: “For an Asian Institute, for example, it is easier to conclude agreements with a European university if it has a European legal personality in terms of quality. “, – stressed.

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