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Casper king Philip Krim is getting into the insurance business

Since departing his role as Casper CEO in 2021, Philip Krim has spent the majority of his time investing and incubating companies via Montauk Ventures. The latest is an insurance company called Ranger

Traba raises $20M to match contractors with events and warehouse work

Traba, a jobs board designed to help entry-level workers find available shifts at fulfillment centers and event venues, today announced that it raised $20 million in a Series A round. Khosla led the f

Summer decision looms for Facebook’s EU-US data transfers

The wheels of privacy enforcement are slowly turning against Facebook in Europe — where its lead data protection regulator, Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC), has taken a key proc

Fyto combines automation, robotics so aquatic ‘superplants’ can grow almost anywhere

The company's pilot program showed that farms are able to generate 10 to 20 times more protein per acre and use five to 10 times less water than other crops, like alfalfa.

Announcing the Judges for the TC Sessions: Robotics Pitch Off

On June 21st, TechCrunch will host TC Sessions: Robotics 2022 – virtually. No TechCrunch event is complete without a pitch-off showcasing early stage startups from around the globe. If you&#8217

Binance.US hires former Acorns, PayPal exec Jasmine Lee as CFO

After nine months of searching, Binance.US, the American partner of the world’s largest crypto exchange, has finally found a new permanent chief financial officer (CFO). Jasmine Lee is coming on

Flutterwave denies money laundering and fraud allegations following accounts freeze by Kenyan agency

Flutterwave has come out to deny the fraud and money laundering claims leveled against it by Kenya’s Asset Recovery Agency, which investigates and recovers proceeds of crime. This is after a total o

Pinterest launches new shopping features for merchants

Pinterest announced today that it’s rolling out new merchant features, including product tagging on Pins and a Pinterest API for Shopping. The company says all of the new features are designed t

Embattled digital mortgage lender Better.com reveals string of new senior exec hires in ‘rebirth’ attempt

Online mortgage lender Better.com is on a mission to reinvent its image. The embattled startup announced today several new hires of senior executives, including a new chief growth officer and a new he

Reddit is launching a new NFT avatar marketplace

Reddit is launching a new NFT-based avatar marketplace today that allows you to purchase blockchain-based profile pictures for a fixed rate. The company said that you need not have a crypto wallet to

Headline VC closes $968M spread across three funds for startups in US, Europe, LatAm and Asia

Venture capital fund Headline has been investing in tech startups since – get this – 1999, which might tempt headline writers, perhaps unfairly, to apply the word ‘dinosaur’, if the fu

Tebra, an operating system for independent healthcare providers, hits unicorn status

Tebra, an operating system for independent healthcare providers, has raised more than $72 million in equity and debt funding, bumping to a valuation of more than $1 billion. Led by Golub Capital, this

China says closely following India’s raid of Vivo, warns of chilling impact on business confidence

China has criticized Indian authorities for “frequent investigations” into local units of Chinese firms and warned that such move “impedes the improvement of business environment&#8

YuLife picks up $120M at an $800M valuation for gamified, wellness-focused life insurance

YuLife originally made a name for itself in its home market of the U.K. for its new approach to the provisioning of life insurance: yes, sell a policy that provides financial security to your people i

Happeo lands $26M to provide a central intranet portal for employees

As companies adopt new tools to accommodate remote ways of work, it’s becoming tougher for their workforces to keep track of and manage information across internal services. It’s not just

28% of Americans still won’t consider buying an EV

More than a quarter of Americans say they would not buy an electric vehicle, according to a Consumer Reports survey released Thursday. Price, range and access to charging stations have remained as pri

Japan’s gaming blockchain builder Oasys raises $20M in private token sale

Veterans from the established gaming world are flocking to web3. Whether they do it out of a fear of missing out or genuine belief in blockchain technologies, the trend appears irreversible at least f

Octopus keeps stuff out of Indonesia’s crowded landfills

According to the World Bank, Indonesia produces 4.8 million tons of plastic waste each year that is “mismanaged”—meaning it ends up uncollected, chucked into dumpsites or leaked from improperly

Things get messy for Elon Musk with report about new twins he shares with Neuralink exec

Last month, Insider published an explosive report about a former SpaceX flight attendant who accused SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk of propositioning her for sex in 2016 and to whom the company paid

Review: Espresso Display is the ultraportable second monitor for road warriors

After a successful Kickstarter campaign back in 2019, the Espresso Display is back with version 2 of its USB-C powered, ultraportable second monitor for people who love to get things done while on the
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