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Dope Security emerges from stealth to shake up the SWG market

San Francisco-based cybersecurity startup Dope Security has launched from stealth with $4 million in funding to modernize the secure web gateway market. A secure web gateway, or SWG, is a network secu

NeoCarbon wants industrial cooling towers to join the climate fight

NeoCarbon, a Berlin-based climate tech startup that’s taking a retrofitting approach to scaling direct air capture (DAC) devices for uptake of CO2 emissions has nabbed pre-seed funding. Its focu

AC Ventures reaches first close of a $250M fund for Southeast Asian startups

AC Ventures (ACV), a venture firm focused on early-stage startups in Indonesia and the rest of Southeast Asia, has reached the first close of its fifth investment fund (Fund V). The fund is targeting

TC Sessions: Crypto is in Miami — and 5 more reasons students should go

If you’re a university- or college-level student who believes the future of finance is crypto — or even if you’re just crypto curious — pack a bag and head to Miami for TC Sessions: Cry

Astrobotic expands with acquisition of Masten Space Systems

Pittsburgh-based Astrobotic has acquired Masten Space Systems after the latter company filed for bankruptcy protection at the end of July. The acquisition comes following a successful $4.5 million bid

Daily Crunch: Xeneta raises $80M to build out its real-time analytics platform for shipping and air freight 

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VC still requires in-person connection, argues Madrona’s Matt McIlwain

In downtown Seattle, offices are only 42% as full as they were before the pandemic, according to data cited late last month by The Seattle Times. It’s a problem, suggests Matt McIlwain, who has

LatAm’s Gen-t is working to enrich biotech with Brazilian genomic data

Improving the diversity of global genomic data could hasten medical breakthroughs — and that’s the goal of Gen-t, a Brazilian startup working to infuse biotech with genetic data from the count

Wegmans discontinues its in-store scan-and-go mobile app, citing high losses

Wegmans, the popular supermarket chain, will kill off its in-store scan-and-go app this Sunday, September 18, 2022. The company informed customers of the news in an email yesterday, stating that it ex

Instagram is internally testing a new monetization feature for creators called ‘Gifts’

Instagram is internally testing a tipping feature that would give creators a new way to make money on the social network. The test feature is called “Gifts” and would enable creators to ea

Patreon lays off 17% of staff, affecting 80 employees

The creator subscription company Patreon is the latest company to be affected by a long line of tech layoffs. CEO Jack Conte wrote in a letter to staff — cross-posted to Patreon’s blog &#8

High-end speaker manufacturer Devialet raises $50 million

French startup Devialet has raised a new $50 million (€50 million) funding round from two existing investors — Crédit Mutuel Equity and Bpifrance’s Large Venture fund — and a new mysterious A

3 investors explain why earned wage access startups are set to cash more checks

It always feels good to get paid, so it’s no surprise that a payroll model like earned wage access (EWA), which lets employees withdraw their accrued wages at any time, has exploded in popularity.

Is earned wage access ushering in a new era of payroll management?

Earned wage access promises to be the shakeup that the payroll system has perhaps required for a while now.

Why this consumer investor is switching VC firms after making partner last year

Maria Salamanca, one of the few Latina investors at a partner level within the often homogenous world of venture capital, is shaking things up. The investor tells TechCrunch that she is leaving Unshac

Starbucks and DoorDash launch delivery partnership, will expand offering nationwide in 2023

Starbucks is adding a new delivery partner, as the coffee giant has entered into a partnership with DoorDash that will expand nationally in 2023, the companies confirmed to TechCrunch on Tuesday. The

A terrifying AI-generated woman is lurking in the abyss of latent space

There’s a ghost in the machine. Machine learning, that is. We are all regularly amazed by AI’s capabilities in writing and creation, but who knew it had such a capacity for instilling horr

Honda’s EV motorcycle offensive includes one just for kids

Honda plans to launch at least 10 all-electric motorcycles by 2025, including one for children, as demand for business-use bikes rises worldwide. The world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer said

Twitter shareholders approve Elon Musk’s $44 billion buyout offer

Elon Musk might have cold feet about his offer to buy Twitter, but the company’s shareholders are still here for it. The acquisition cleared one remaining hurdle Tuesday, with most shareholders

4 views on unpaid venture internships

The unpaid element kicked off commentary on the ethics of unpaid work more generally, an issue that felt all the more glaring in an investment group able to raise millions in external capital.
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