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  • Digital pensions platform Penfold raises $8.5M Series A led by Bridford Group August 13, 2022
    Penfold, a digital pensions platform, has closed a £7m ($8.49m) Series A funding round led by Bridford Group, an investment group. Also participating in the round was Jeremy Coller, Chief Investment Officer and Chairman of Coller Capital. Penfold also raised additional funding via a crowdfund amongst its customer base. The cash will be used to […]
  • After the FBI raid at Mar-a-Lago, online threats quickly turn into real-world violence August 12, 2022
    Threats of violence reached a fever pitch — reminiscent of the days leading up to the Capitol attack — following the news that the FBI raided Trump’s Florida beach club to retrieve classified documents the former president may have unlawfully taken there. After Trump himself confirmed Monday’s raid at Mar-a-Lago, pro-Trump pundits and politicians rallied […]
  • Roon wants to educate patients with freshly sourced info on their conditions August 12, 2022
    As individuals try to manage medical information and understand their conditions, many typically turn to Google or WebMD — neither of which does much to verify or provide the latest information. But Roon plans to change this with a medical education platform for vetted information, sourced strictly from doctors, patients, and caregivers. By curating the […]
  • It might be time for companies in San Francisco to call employees’ bluff August 12, 2022
    Spend any amount of time in New York, and you’ll feel it. Manhattan and Brooklyn are teeming with activity. It’s electrifying to be there after years spent relatively locked down. The question, and one asked this week by the San Francisco Chronicle, is why San Francisco isn’t bouncing back in the same way. As reporter […]
  • Daily Crunch: Samsung’s vice chairman receives presidential pardon for bribery conviction August 12, 2022
    Hello, friends, and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.
  • This startup is setting a DALL-E 2-like AI free, consequences be damned August 12, 2022
    DALL-E 2, OpenAI’s powerful text-to-image AI system, can create photos in the style of cartoonists, 19th century daguerreotypists, stop-motion animators and more. But it has an important, artificial limitation: a filter that prevents it from creating images depicting public figures and content deemed too toxic. Now an open source alternative to DALL-E 2 is on […]
  • TechCrunch+ roundup: Down-funnel growth metrics, RIF planning, is e-commerce aggregation over? August 12, 2022
    It’s hard to argue with the proverb “measure twice and cut once,” especially when it comes to laying off employees.
  • TrashBot uses AI to sort recyclables August 12, 2022
    There are a number of startups working to improve trash sorting with robots. AMP Robotics is near the top of the list, coupling a picker and a conveyor belt to sort materials in large, automated facilities. The technology aims to correct human shortcomings when it comes to recycling. Too often people either don’t bother to […]
  • The Silicon Peach is still ripe: Atlanta’s venture ecosystem stands strong August 12, 2022
    TechCrunch conducted a city vibe check with those in the Atlanta area to see how the ecosystem is faring. The verdict? The Silicon Peach is doing just fine
  • EV laggards BMW and Toyota to partner on hydrogen fuel cell vehicles August 12, 2022
    BMW and Toyota will team up to produce hydrogen fuel cell vehicles starting mid-decade, according to a report in Nikkei Asia. The two will begin producing and selling hydrogen fuel cell vehicles developed jointly as early as 2025, BMW sales chief Pieter Nota told the publication. The automakers have worked together before, jointly developing the […]
  • Hands-on with Lockdown Mode in iOS 16 August 12, 2022
    Lockdown Mode is a new Apple feature you should hope you’ll never need to use. But for those who do, like journalists, politicians, lawyers and human rights defenders, it’s a last line of defense against nation-state spyware designed to punch through an iPhone’s protections. The new security feature was announced earlier this year as an […]
  • The subscription pie is getting bigger: How to leverage usage-based billing August 12, 2022
    Subscriptions are not dying; they are just evolving.
  • FTX Ventures’ Amy Wu is bringing her blockchain investing expertise to TC Sessions: Crypto August 12, 2022
    The world of crypto venture has had a whirlwind few years, with powerful new players inspiring furious catch-up among traditional VC firms aiming to make a name for themselves in the sector. All the while, the corporate venture fund has been reshaped by plenty of the top crypto startups, now capitalizing on historic revenues to […]
  • FWD: fwd: From the CEO: BeCareful while you BeReal! August 12, 2022
    TO: all-staff@vc-funded-startup.ai FROM: ceo@vc-funded-startup.ai Dear colleagues, I wanted to reach out to you today to talk about the BeReal app (yes, I know what that is — I have teenage kids and a life outside of work, unlike the rest of you, who are working more hours than me and yet aren’t eligible for company dental insurance.) […]
  • Nothing negative about Positive Food’s meal expansion plan after $7M investment August 12, 2022
    Positive Food is going after the $34 billion fresh prepared foods market with its take on salads, heat-and-eat prepared meals and vegan overnight oats.