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STARTUP • News
DSP Concepts raises $14.5M for its Audio Weaver platform
February 21, 2020
DSP Concepts — a startup whose Audio Weaver software is used by companies as varied as Tesla, Porsche, GoPro and Braun Audio — is announcing that it has raised $14.5 million in Series B funding. The startup goal, as explained to me by CEO Chin Beckmann and CTO Paul Beckmann (yep, they’re a husband-and-wife founding […]
Why Dropbox shares are soaring after it reported earnings
February 21, 2020
While the broader SaaS category has seen huge valuation gains in recent quarters, Dropbox has not. But perhaps the environment is changing for the company with its latest results.
Equity is not always the answer
February 21, 2020
This week was a fun combination of early-stage and late-stage news, with companies as young as seed stage and as old as PE-worthy joining our list of topics.
Where top VCs are investing in manufacturing and warehouse robotics
February 21, 2020
Robotics and automation tools are now foundational parts of warehouses and manufacturing facilities around the world. Unlike many other robotics and AI use cases, the technology has moved well beyond the theoretical into practice and is used by small suppliers and large companies like Amazon and Walmart. There’s no doubt that automation will transform every […]
Volocopter extends Series C funding to $94M with backing from logistics giant DB Schenker and others
February 21, 2020
Autonomous air mobility company Volocopter has added to the Series C funding round it announced in September 2019. The German electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft maker announced €50 million ($54 million at today’s exchange rate) in funding at the time, and the C round has now grown to €87 million ($94 million) thanks […]

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STARTUP • Business
Self-driving car companies complain California test data may mislead
February 22, 2020
Developers of self-driving cars are amping up criticism of a California reporting requirement on test data, saying the data could mislead.
Venture Deals
OneTrust Receives $210M Series B
February 20, 2020
ATLANTA, GA, Leading up to RSA Conference 2020, OneTrust today announced a $210 million Series B funding.
Leanplum Secures $27M Series D
February 20, 2020
SAN FRANSISCO, CA, Leanplum, the leading multi-channel customer engagement platform, today announced that it has raised an additional $27 Million as an extension of its Series D growth round.
Inpria Grabs $31M Series C Financing
February 20, 2020
CORVALLIS, OR, Inpria today announced that it has secured $31 million in Series C funding.
IntelyCare Lands $45M Series B Round
February 20, 2020
QUINCY, MA, IntelyCare today announced it has completed the largest venture round in the nursing technology space, raising $45 million in new equity and debt financing.
ZeroFOX Announces $74M Funding Round
February 20, 2020
BALTIMORE, MD, ZeroFOX, the global category leader in public attack surface protection, today announced the closing of a new round of financing led by Intel Capital.
Cloudbreak Health Nabs $10M
February 20, 2020
LOS ANGELES, CA, Cloudbreak Health today announced it has secured a $10 million investment.
Venture Capital
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STARTUP • Trends
Donald Trump ads will take over YouTube for Election Day
February 22, 2020
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

YouTube’s homepage will feature ads in support of Donald Trump’s reelection campaign on election day 2020, Bloomberg reported on Thursday.

Trump’s reelection campaign bought out YouTube’s masthead ad space for “early November” including election day, November 3, according to Bloomberg. By purchasing this highly trafficked ad space, the Trump campaign is betting that the visibility could aid his candidacy in some of the most important days leading up to the election.

This isn’t the first time that the Trump campaign purchased the coveted masthead ads ahead of important election events. Last summer, Trump’s reelection campaign spent between $500,000 to $1 million on the ad space ahead of the first Democratic presidential debate in June....

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Technology Trends
Internet Trends
Human emotions must adapt to thrive in the machine age
February 22, 2020

Did you know TNW Conference has a track fully dedicated to bringing the biggest names in tech to showcase inspiring talks from those driving the future of technology this year? Tim Leberecht, who authored this piece, is one of the speakers. Check out the full ‘Impact‘ program here. “If there is pain, nurse it, and if there is a flame, don’t snuff it out, don’t be brutal with it. Withdrawal can be a terrible thing when it keeps us awake at night, and watching others forget us sooner than we’d want to be forgotten is no better. We rip out so much…

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STARTUP • Insights
Watch the full interview with SentinelOne CEO Tomer Weingarten
February 19, 2020
SentinelOne just raised $200 million in its latest round. CEO and co-founder Tomer Weingarten joins 'Squawk Alley' to discuss if an IPO is on the horizon for the company and the company's outlook.
Startup Insights
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STARTUP • Hints
13 Million-Dollar Businesses That Turned Down 'Shark Tank' Deals
February 23, 2020
Check out these businesses that became wildly successful -- despite turning down their 'Shark Tank' offers.
A Surgical Approach to Entrepreneurship
February 22, 2020
Toby Cosgrove, former President and CEO of the Cleveland Clinic, talks about the learning curve of going from the operating room to running hospital operations.

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STARTUP • Stories
Atlassian: Putting Australia’s tech scene on the map
February 23, 2020
How two college friends turned a start-up into the country’s biggest software company
Democratic volunteers go low-tech for Nevada caucus
February 22, 2020
Democrats use iPads and Google Forms to avoid woes that befell Iowa
World wide web founder scales up efforts to reshape internet
February 22, 2020
Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s start-up Inrupt to expand operational team and launch pilot projects
Streaming’s house of brands
February 21, 2020
Facebook to pay users for data, Pearson’s textbook failure, Microsoft’s ElectionGuard
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