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  1. Amid crypto market turmoil, Andreessen Horowitz announces $4.5 billion web3 fund

    Amid crypto market turmoil, Andreessen Horowitz announces $4.5 billion web3 fund

    Despite a gloomy outlook for crypto markets based on the past few weeks of token turbulence, venture capitalists looking to spend their way into a web3 future aren’t taking their foot off of the gas. Andreessen Horowitz, which has underwent a bit of a transformation over the past few years sc…

  2. How femtech startup Inne rebooted its hardware launch after COVID-19 chaos

    How femtech startup Inne rebooted its hardware launch after COVID-19 chaos

    It’s been a tough few years for Berlin-based femtech hardware startup Inne which came out of stealth R&D in the fall of 2019, shortly before COVID-19 hit Europe. By January 2020, founder and CEO Eirini Rapti tells us she was busy making final inspections ahead of the launch of its debut p…

  3. Paddle acquires ProfitWell for $200M to bring analytics and retention tools to its SaaS payments platform

    Paddle acquires ProfitWell for $200M to bring analytics and retention tools to its SaaS payments platform

    On the back of Paddle raising $200 million at a $1.4 billion valuation the other week, the London startup is making a key acquisition to bring more functionality to its payments platform for SaaS companies. It has acquired ProfitWell, which has built a popular set of tools to provide analytics and …

  4. Egyptian health and wellness platform Esaal raises $1.7M to scale across MENA

    Egyptian health and wellness platform Esaal raises $1.7M to scale across MENA

    There’s a vast unmet demand for medical consultation in developing markets like Egypt due to low doctor supply. As of 2018, Egypt’s doctor to citizen ratio stood at 1:2,000; you can paint a picture when you walk into any government hospital and see long queues. These problems and pandemic-changing …

  5. TechCrunch+ roundup: Stripe vs. Plaid, IP litigation, what VCs really think about the downturn

    TechCrunch+ roundup: Stripe vs. Plaid, IP litigation, what VCs really think about the downturn

    If you work in a startup, here's some real talk: Your managers are not giving you the full picture of your company's financial situation.

  6. Nomono launches an ear-wateringly expensive $3,000 microphone array for podcasters

    Nomono launches an ear-wateringly expensive $3,000 microphone array for podcasters

    Nomono is showing off its integrated hardware and software solutions for simplifying field recording, file management, collaboration and production.

  7. Aive automatically generates different video ad formats for all platforms

    Aive automatically generates different video ad formats for all platforms

    If you’re working for an advertising agency or you’re in charge of a brand, editing and exporting a video ad that works across all social and web platforms can be a lengthy and time consuming task. French startup Aive speeds up the process quite drastically as it can automatically generate all form…

  8. Dyson has been secretly building robots

    Dyson has been secretly building robots

    Today at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Philadelphia, Dyson revealed “secret robot prototypes” that are part of broader research.

  9. Sequoia Capital plays Nostradamus (again)

    Sequoia Capital plays Nostradamus (again)

    Sequoia Capital, the storied, 50-year-old venture firm, has become known over the years for warning the founders in its portfolio when a market has shifted, sometimes after that shift has become somewhat, um, obvious. Still, while it’s tempting to poke fun at the outfit for these missives &#8…

  10. Pony.ai loses permit to test autonomous vehicles with driver in California

    Pony.ai loses permit to test autonomous vehicles with driver in California

    The California DMV revoked Pony.ai's permit to test its autonomous vehicles with a driver for failing to monitor the driving records of the safety drivers