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SOSV founder says climate investing is a ‘war effort’ as firm closes $306M fund

SOSV’s new fund makes it one of the largest pools of deep tech venture capital to be raised in recent years.

GovDash aims to help businesses use AI to land government contracts

Tim Goltser and Curtis Mason have been building things together since high school, when the two were the co-captains of their school’s robotics team. In college, Goltser and Mason teamed up to c

Indaband’s new app lets you create music with people around the world

The app is designed to make people who usually play an instrument on their own feel like they’re part of a worldwide band.

TikTok partners with AXS to sell tickets for live events worldwide

Tiktok said today that it has partnered with ticketing company AXS to sell tickets for events worldwide. The ByteDance-owned app is introducing this feature in the US, UK, Sweden, and Australia at la

Design firm Zypsy will do $100,000 worth of work for 1% equity for early-stage startups

Zypsy, a design firm with a track record of helping early-stage startups, has launched a new and somewhat unique venture investment program.  It will be offering 10 startups up to $100,000 of brand a

Tesla layoffs hit high performers, some departments slashed, sources say

Tesla management told employees Monday that the recent layoffs — which gutted some departments by 20% and even hit high performers — were largely due to poor financial performance, a sourc

Overture Maps Foundation releases the first beta of its open map dataset

The Overture Maps Foundation today launched the first beta of its global open map dataset. With this, the foundation, which is backed by the likes of Amazon, Esri, Meta, Microsoft and TomTom, is getti

Two Chairs raises $72M Series C in equity and debt to scale its therapist network

When Alex Katz founded Two Chairs in 2017, he firmly believed that in-person therapy is the most effective for behavioral health. Two Chairs used technology — a proprietary matching algorithm — to

Meta’s Oversight Board probes explicit AI-generated images posted on Instagram and Facebook

The Oversight Board, Meta’s semi-independent policy council, is turning its attention to how the company’s social platforms are handling explicit, AI-generated images. Tuesday, it announce

Apple lawsuit behind it, chip startup Rivos plots its next moves

The long-term goal with Rivos is to build chips primarily for servers that can handle intensive data analytics and AI workloads, including generative AI workloads.

Quilt rides heat pump heat wave with hefty $33M Series A

Quilt promises its heat pump will be a sleeker design that can be installed in more places around a room than competitors’ offerings.

Google Wallet appears in India, with local integrations, but Pay will stay

Google Wallet will finally launch in India — nearly two years after its relaunch as a digital wallet platform in the U.S. — according to a preview of the app that the company accidentally

Microsoft’s $1.5B investment in G42 signals growing US-China rift

As the Gulf region gains strategic importance in the tech war between the U.S. and China, Microsoft is making a big move into one of the Middle East’s oil-rich countries. On Monday evening, Micr

Finmid raises $24.7M to help SMBs access loans through platforms like Wolt

finmid is building an embedded finance product that targets that relationship between marketplaces and sellers, and raised a Series A round to further build out its product and enter new markets.

Big Tech’s ad transparency tools are still woeful, Mozilla research report finds

"We feel there are major gaps between the spirit of the EU regulation and these repositories in practice," the report authors write.

Threads is finally testing a ‘recent’ filter for search results

Meta-owned social network Threads is finally testing a "Recent" filter to sort search results.

TechCrunch Space: True Anomaly and Rocket Lab will make big moves on orbit (literally)

Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch Space. I hope everyone had a great time at Space Symposium! Hopefully I’ll see you there next year.

Meta thinks it’s a good idea for students to wear Quest headsets in class

Meta continues to field criticism over how it handles younger consumers using its platforms, but the company is also planning new products that will cater to them. On Monday, the company announced in

Change Healthcare stolen patient data leaked by ransomware gang

This is the second group to demand a ransom payment from Change Healthcare to prevent the release of stolen patient data in as many months.

Open source Substack rival Ghost may join the fediverse

While the launch of a survey isn't necessarily a commitment to federating Ghost, it is another signal pointing to the broader reshaping of the web that's now underway.
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