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Balderton launches $680M ‘early growth’ fund to lure startups looking for a different kind of capital

Investors placing capital in earlier and earlier tech deals has been a historical trend for the last few years, but this strategy was generally reserved for the traditional, ‘high-growth’ VC arena. VCs needed to snag earlier ad earlier de.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchJun 10th, 2021

Daily Crunch: For $20/month, crime alert app Citizen will connect users with live ‘safety agents’

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package. To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day a.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News2 hr. 29 min. ago

What Square’s acquisition of Afterpay means for startups

The main takeaways? "Buy now, pay later" may be effective at driving retail conversion, but scale matters and long-term margins look slim for BNPL startups. On Sunday Square announced it was gobbling up Afterpay in a deal worth $29 billion.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News2 hr. 29 min. ago

A Silicon Valley VC firm with $1.8B in assets was hit by ransomware

Advanced Technology Ventures, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm with more than $1.8 billion in assets under its management, was hit by a ransomware attack in July that saw cybercriminals steal personal information on the company’s private i.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News3 hr. 29 min. ago

Edtech startup bina raises $1.4M to teach 4- to 12-year-olds, launch School-as-a-Service

With the pandemic wreaking havoc amongst early years education amid school lockdowns, it’s no wonder edtech startups have piled into the space. But it has also served to highlight the abysmal nature of early years teaching: Some 40 million teachers.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News3 hr. 29 min. ago

How public markets can help address venture capital’s limitations

"Draper Esprit’s model enables it to deploy them right back into new investments, ensuring more of Europe’s best startups can raise funding." British venture capital firm Draper Esprit recently moved its listing from the AIM to the main.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News3 hr. 29 min. ago

Rani Therapeutics’ $73M IPO will fund upcoming clinical trials

Rani Therapeutics, a San Jose-based company developing a pill to replace medical injections, went public on Friday.  According to S-1 filings, shares were estimated to price between $14 and $16 last week. On Friday, shares debuted slightly lower, ar.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News3 hr. 29 min. ago

YouTube’s $100 million Shorts Fund to challenge TikTok goes live

YouTube earlier this year announced its plans to significantly invest in original creator content for its TikTok competitor, YouTube Shorts, with the introduction of a $100 million YouTube Shorts Fund. The fund will reward creators for their most en.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News3 hr. 29 min. ago

How chemical reactions compute

A single molecule contains a wealth of information. It includes not only the number of each kind of constituent atom, but also how they're arranged and how they attach to each other. And during chemical reactions, that information determines the outc.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News3 hr. 29 min. ago

HBO Max finally launches on LG smart TVs in the U.S.

LG TV owners in the U.S. are finally getting the HBO Max app added to their sets, LG and Warner Media announced today......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News6 hr. 30 min. ago

Built-in vibration control may help soundproof spaces

A different kind of design for absorbing vibrations could help better soundproof walls and make vehicles more streamlined, a new study shows......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News8 hr. 1 min. ago

Genesis GV70 first drive: New money

Hyundai's luxury brand launches a fashion-forward small SUV......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News8 hr. 2 min. ago

Realme launches MagDart, a MagSafe-style wireless charger for its Android phones

Realme has launched MagDart, a magnetic wireless charging system for its future Android phones, much like Apple's MagSafe for the iPhone 12 series......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News12 hr. 2 min. ago

Global notebook shipments to see slight growth in 3Q21

Procurement orders from the education segment reached the peak in the second quarter, while demand for gaming and enterprise notebooks also remained robust, but worldwide notebook shipments still performed weaker-than-expected in the second quarter o.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News17 hr. 30 min. ago

Smartphone shipment rebounds in India

Sales of smartphone in India took a hit by the resurgence of COVID-19 in the second quarter this year, but when compared with the same period in 2020, sales have seen considerable growth of 82%, rising to 33 million units, according to Counterpoint R.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News17 hr. 30 min. ago

Apple to sharply up components pull-ins for new iPhones in 2H21

Apple is expected to significantly increase its pull-ins of components shipments for new iPhones in the second half of the year, driven by its impressive growth in market share in China for high-end 5G models, according to industry sources......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News17 hr. 30 min. ago

Highlights of the day: Notebook shipments to see weak growth in 3Q21

Global notebook shipments wee weaker than expected in second-quarter 2021, thanks to components shortages. Global notebook shipments will see less than 2% sequential growth in the third quarter. Smartphone AP shipments into China grew about 3% sequen.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News17 hr. 30 min. ago

The Elder Scrolls devs create new ‘grand RPG’ The Wayward Realms

According to OnceLost Games, The Wayward Realms is a first-of-its-kind 'Grand RPG.'.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2021

Lake Huron sinkhole surprise: The rise of oxygen on early Earth linked to changing planetary rotation rate

The rise of oxygen levels early in Earth's history paved the way for the spectacular diversity of animal life. But for decades, scientists have struggled to explain the factors that controlled this gradual and stepwise process, which unfolded over ne.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

The tale of two edtech IPOs

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Last week, Natasha and Alex jumped on Twitter Spaces to discuss the tale of two edtech IPOs: Duolingo, the consumer.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

New York City"s hidden old-growth forests

In the popular imagination, New York City is a mass of soaring steel-frame skyscrapers. But many of the city's 1 million buildings are not that modern. Behind their brick-and-mortar facades, its numerous 19th- and early 20th-century warehouses, comme.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021