Startup

I Used To Be Great At My Job… Then I Founded A Startup

Usually, I’d hit my groove in a job when I was about 6 months in. At that point, all the little things that had confused me at first started making sense and my performance started to reflect that. But during the whirlwind last 6 months of...

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Gett Inks Deal With Curb Mobility To Bring Yellow Cabs To Its Enterprise-focused On-demand...

Gett, the ride-hailing startup that has been carving out a niche for itself in a crowded and competitive market for on-demand transportation by focusing on enterprise accounts and connecting people with rides in some 1,500 cities leveraging a number...

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India’s Razorpay Raises Funds At $3 Billion Valuation Ahead Of Southeast Asia Launch

Six-year-old Bangalore-based fintech Razorpay topped a $1 billion valuation late last year, becoming the first Y Combinator-backed Indian startup to reach the much sought after unicorn status. In less than six months since, the Indian startup has...
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Companies Announce World’s First Co2-free Gas Plants

Unlike at a conventional natural gas plant, the energy startup's technology burns natural gas with pure oxygen, instead of the air, only producing carbon dioxide and water as byproducts. Most of the CO2 is reused as part of Net Power's four-step...
Related topics: Carbon Dioxide

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Africa Debt Appetites, Maggot Hub, Startup Expansion

Hi Quartz Africa readers,Investors can’t get enough of Africa’s debt.A huge appetite for African eurobonds is spurring a wave of issuances in the continent. Benin saw its ratings outlook improve after successful eurobond issuances in January. In...
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What Does It Take To Create A Startup Ecosystem?

Say it louder for the people in the back: As tech grows bigger by the minute and venture capital adds dollar signs by the day, a startup hub’s success is not an either/or situation. The next Silicon Valley is a tired narrative, when in reality...
Related topics: Silicon Valley

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Why It’s Not Surprising To See Nine-figure Ai Rounds 

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s broadly based on the daily column that appears on Extra Crunch, but free, and made for your weekend reading. If you want it in your inbox every Saturday...

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Outdoor Startups See Supercharged Growth During Covid-19 Era

After years of sustained growth, the pandemic supercharged the outdoor recreation industry. Startups that provide services like camper vans, private campsites and trail-finding apps became relevant to millions of new users when COVID-19 shut down...

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A Self-flying Cessna Just Completed A Fully Automated Flight With No Pilot Input As Startup Xwing...

Xwing's autonomous Cessna Grand Caravan 208B. Xwing Xwing completed a fully automated "gate-to-gate" flight with its self-flying plane. Pilots merely monitored the aircraft while it performed maneuvers on its own. The technology could...

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A Self-flying Cessna Just Completed A Fully Automated Flight With No Pilot Input As Startup Xwing...

Xwing's autonomous Cessna Grand Caravan 208B. Xwing Xwing completed a fully automated "gate-to-gate" flight with its self-flying plane. Pilots merely monitored the aircraft while it performed maneuvers on its own. The technology could...

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Brandproject Expands Beyond The Studio Model With A New $43m Fund

BrandProject — a firm that’s backed successful direct-to-consumer commerce startups like Freshly (acquired by Nestlé), Persona (also acquired by Nestlé) and Chef’s Plate (acquired by Hello Fresh) — is announcing that it has raised...

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Ai-driven Audio Cloning Startup Gives Voice To Einstein Chatbot

You’ll need to prick up your ears up for this slice of deepfakery emerging from the wacky world of synthesized media: A digital version of Albert Einstein — with a synthesized voice that’s been (re)created using AI voice cloning...

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Level Raises $27m From Khosla, Lightspeed ‘to Rebuild Insurance From The Ground Up’

Level, a startup that aims to give companies a more flexible way to offer benefits to employees, has raised $27 million in a Series A funding round led by Khosla Ventures and Lightspeed Venture Partners. Operator Collective and leading angels also...

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Alpha Wolf+ Ev Has An Extra Pair Of Suicide Rear Doors

California-based startup Alpha Motor Corporation is expanding its electric vehicle portfolio with the Wolf+ (Wolf Plus), an extended-cab version of the brand’s Wolf electric pickup unveiled last month. Whereas a standard Wolf EV pickup truck has...

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Medtronic Partners With Cybersecurity Startup Sternum To Protect Its Pacemakers From Hackers

If you think cyberattacks are scary, what if those attacks were directed at your cardiac pacemaker? Medtronic, a medical device company, has been in hot water over the last couple of years because its pacemakers were getting hacked through their...
Related topics: Medtronic, Pacemakers

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Walmart Invests In Gm-owned Autonomous Car Startup Cruise

Walmart has invested in GM's self-driving car subsidiary Cruise following their partnership on a pilot delivery program.
Related topics: Wal-Mart Stores, General Motors

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Join Ecl On Wednesday To Pitch Your Startup To Fifth Wall’s Brendan Wallace And Hippo’s Assaf...

Have you ever dreamed about the opportunity to find yourself in, say, an elevator with an investor who is open to hearing your pitch? Well, then the next episode of Extra Crunch Live is for you. If you’ve hung out with us on an ECL before, you...

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Rivian To Initially Launch In-house Insurance Program In 40 States

Electric truck startup Rivian released Thursday details of its in-house Rivian Insurance program, which it says will be integrated into its digital ordering process. The insurance will initially be available in 40 states. Keeping in line with the...

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How Startups Can Ensure Ccpa And Gdpr Compliance In 2021

Beth Winters Contributor Beth Winters, JD/MBA, is the solutions marketing manager of Aparavi, a data intelligence and automation software and services company that helps companies find and unlock the value of data. Data is...
Related topics: Marketing

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Walmart Invests In Self-driving Startup Cruise

Enlarge (credit: Walmart) Walmart is investing in self-driving startup Cruise as part of a massive $2.75 billion investment round in the company—an expansion of the $2 billion round announced in January. That original announcement featured three...
Related topics: Wal-Mart Stores

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