TX Zhuo and Eva Ho raising $50M for Fika Ventures, Gamblit Gaming to add gambling to virtual reality game, Tinder adds music matching from Spotify to profiles, and more.

TX Zhuo and Eva Ho Raising $50M for Fika Ventures

TX Zhuo, managing partner at Karlin Ventures, and Eva Ho, general partner at Susa Ventures, are raising $50 million for a new fund called Fika Ventures, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. Ho was a co-founder of Susa Ventures and is not participating in that firm’s second $50 million seed-stage fund, but remains involved in its first fund.

Fire at Vandenberg Air Force Base Threatens LaunchPad Used by SpaceX

A 10,000 acre wildfire is threatening Space Exploration Technology Corp.’s launchpad at Vandenberg Airforce Base, reports SpaceFlightNow. The fire led officials to cancel the Sunday morning launch of United Launch Alliance’s Atlas 5 rocket until Sept. 26.

Tinder Adds Music Matching from Spotify to Profiles

Dating app Tinder has added a music matching feature to user profiles using information from Spotify, reports Venture Beat. If two Spotify-connected users come across each other, the feature will start surfacing the music tracks the users have in common.

Gamblit Gaming to Add Gambling to Virtual Reality Game

Gamblit Gaming has signed a partnership with Phosphor Games, to add gambling to virtual reality game The Brookhaven Experiment, according to a press release. Players will be able to wager on their success as they fight monsters in the first-person shooter and spectators will also be able to watch and bet on the player's outcome.

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