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Checkout wants to be Rapyd and Fast
January 16, 2021
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture-capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. We’re back on this lovely Saturday with a bonus episode! Again! There is enough going on that to avoid failing to bring you stuff that we think matters, we are back yet again for more. This time around we […]
Group Nine’s SPAC goes public
January 15, 2021
Group Nine Media revealed last month that it was forming a SPAC (short for special purpose acquisition corporation) in order to raise money for acquisitions. The company has now moved forward with those plans, announcing last night that it had priced the SPAC’s IPO at $10 per unit, to raise a total of $200 million. […]
Bumble files to go public
January 15, 2021
The dating and networking service Bumble has filed to go public. The company, launched by a former co-founder of the IAC-owned Tinder, plans to list on the Nasdaq stock exchange, using the ticker symbol “BMBL.” Bumble’s planned IPO was first reported in December. Whitney Wolfe Herd doesn’t care what she’s supposed to do Bumble CEO Whitney […]
Corporate credit card platform Moss raises $25.5 million
January 15, 2021
German startup Moss has raised a $25.5 million (€21 million) funding round led by Valar Ventures. Existing investors Cherry Ventures and Global Founders Capital are also participating. Moss provides credit cards and a spending platform to small and medium businesses in Germany. The company has developed its own risk engine to come up with a […]
Rapid growth in 2020 reveals OKR software market’s untapped potential
January 15, 2021
Today, let's peek at new and historical growth numbers from Gthmhub, Perdoo, WorkBoard,, Koan and WeekDone.

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STARTUP • Business
OpenAI’s text-to-image engine, DALL-E, is a powerful visual idea generator
January 16, 2021
DALL-E brings AI one step closer to human-like creativity, and the images it generates could seed all kinds of new ideas.
Researchers propose using the game Overcooked to benchmark collaborative AI systems
January 15, 2021
Researchers propose using the video game Overcooked as a robustness test for collaborative AI and machine learning systems.
Venture Deals
Own Up Lands $12M Funding Round
January 16, 2021
BOSTON, MA, Own Up, a mortgage solutions startup, has raised a $12M funding round, led by Brand Foundry Ventures.
Blu Digital Group Closes Series A
January 16, 2021
BURBANK, CA, Blu Digital Group has closed its multi-million-dollar Series A round of funding led by Dick Kramlich.
Sustainment Closes $2.1M Funding Round
January 16, 2021
AUSTIN, TX, Software startup Sustainment has closed an oversubscribed $2.1 million financing round led by Blackhorn Ventures.
AltPep Raises $23M in Series A
January 15, 2021
SEATTLE, WA, AltPep announced it closed a $23.150 million Series A investment round led by Matrix Capital.
Blue Planet Systems Lands Series C Investment
January 15, 2021
SAN JOSE, CA, Blue Planet Systems has received a Series C investment from Chevron.
JobNimbus Nabs $53M
January 14, 2021
LEHI, UT, Home services software company, JobNimbus, has received $53 million in funding from Mainsail Partners, a growth equity firm.
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STARTUP • Trends
The Verge Awards at CES 2021: can’t touch this
January 16, 2021
Illustration by Grayson Blackmon / The Verge

Rating the all-digital Consumer Electronics Show

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Forget coding, you can now solve your AI problems with Excel
January 16, 2021

Machine learning and deep learning have become an important part of many applications we use every day. There are few domains that the fast expansion of machine learning hasn’t touched. Many businesses have thrived by developing the right strategy to integrate machine learning algorithms into their operations and processes. Others have lost ground to competitors after ignoring the undeniable advances in artificial intelligence. But mastering machine learning is a difficult process. You need to start with a solid knowledge of linear algebra and calculus, master a programming language such as Python, and become proficient with data science and machine learning libraries such…

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STARTUP • Insights
OneWeb secures new funding from SoftBank to help it take on Elon Musk’s Starlink
January 15, 2021
U.K. satellite communications firm OneWeb announced it has $1.4 billion in total funding thanks to a new investment from SoftBank and Hughes Network Systems.
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A Safer Return for In-Person Education and Childcare
January 16, 2021
A look at the super-sanitized steps, already in play, when it comes to ensuring the kids are alright.
4 Steps to Demonstrate Your Commitment to Diversity
January 16, 2021
The tech industry is behind on their diversity initiatives, but there are four steps they can take in 2021 to quickly and effectively make a difference.

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STARTUP • Stories
Facebook and Twitter face reckoning, top tech investor warns
January 16, 2021
Caution from Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust comes amid political turmoil in the US
Tech stock booms: then and now
January 16, 2021
The echoes of the dotcom bubble era in current market conditions
CES veiled — the Covid show
January 15, 2021
Digital tax wars, crazy crypto, best CES gadgets
WhatsApp delays privacy changes that led to user outcry
January 15, 2021
Company says it needs time to clear up confusion and misinformation
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