Daily Markup #262: This week’s top stories on Prenetics’ partnership with Virgin Atlantic, Grab’s new ride options & more

This week, 500-backed startups bring safe travels amid the pandemic, with Prenetics partnering Virgin Atlantic to offer its COVID-19 testing services at the comfort of traveler’s homes. Meanwhile, Grab adds two new ride options — one for your four-legged friends — and Carousell looks to leverage drivers’ preferences for second-hand cars.

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500-backed startup Prenetics has become airlines company Virgin Atlantic’s preferred at-home COVID-19 testing provider. Photo credit: Forbes

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500-backed super app Grab announced the introduction of two new ride options: GrabPet XL and GrabCar Exec. Both services have gone live in Singapore. Photo credit: Grab

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500-backed robotics startup Ohmnilabs has launched a new Ohmni Modular Robotics Platform that allows customers to customize their robots from a base model. Photo credit: Forbes

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