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Josh Claman Contributor Share on X Josh Claman is the CEO of Accelsius, makers of direct-to-chip, two-phase cooling technology. An advocate for the power of transformative technology throughout hi

Rhythms launches out of stealth to make successful team habits replicable

A new company, Rhythms, wants to help organizations improve their productivity by using AI to identify the working patterns of top-performing teams. Rhythms, which integrates with a business’ ex

Simply Homes nabs $22M, leverages AI to tackle affordable housing crisis

The United States has long had an affordable housing crisis, but it’s been exacerbated as of late by a surge in mortgage interest rates and low inventory. The problem is especially acute for lower-i

Block releases Bitkey hardware wallet to 95 countries… kinda

Jack Dorsey’s Block (the company formerly known as Square) announced today that it is releasing its hardware Bitcoin wallet, Bitkey, in 95 countries. However, users can only pre-order the device

Ex-Google, Coursera employees start Lutra AI to make AI workflows easier to build

The young startup, started in April, creates AI workflows from natural language so no technical experience is needed.

EU ‘final’ talks to fix AI rules to run into second day — but deal on foundational models is on the table

As European Union lawmakers clock up 20+ hours of negotiating time in a marathon attempt to reach agreement on how to regulate artificial intelligence a preliminary accord on how to handle one sticky

Why Congruent turned down over $300M from LPs for its third climate tech fund

Investors thought the firm's initial target of $200 million was far too modest, and instead offered $600 million, a threefold oversubscription.

Opal Security, which helps companies manage access and identities, raises $22M

VC investment trends in the cybersecurity market suggest a sector in decline — at least within the context of recent months. According to Crunchbase, cybersecurity deal count fell during Q3 to 1

Following UK expansion, Robinhood brings crypto trading to EU

Robinhood’s long-awaited international expansion is at full throttle. The consumer trading and investment app tailored to the younger generations is launching its crypto app to all eligible user

Pimento turns creative briefs into visual mood boards using generative AI

Pimento is a new French startup that is using generative AI in an interesting way as the company focuses on the first step of creative processes — ideation, brainstorming and moodboarding. And the c

YC-backed fintech Bujeti raises $2M for its corporate cards and spend management platform

African corporate cards and spend management platform Bujeti has raised $2 million in seed funding. The startup, involved with how African businesses, including SMBs, startups and enterprises, manage

European neobroker Scalable Capital raises $65M on a flat $1.4B valuation

Scalable Capital, a Munich startup that aims to make investing in financial markets accessible to a wider range of consumers, is putting more fuel in its tank to drive deeper into Europe. The company

After e-signatures, Tomorro believes e-contracts will be the next big thing

You might not be familiar with the name Tomorro, but it is actually not a new startup. Tomorro is a French contract management platform that originally started as Leeway. And today, the company is ann

Five-month-old Indian AI startup Sarvam scores $41 million funding

Sarvam AI has come out of stealth mode and announced it has raised $41 million as the five-month old Indian startup races to build a suite of full-stack generative AI offerings in the world’s mo

Meta finally starts rolling out default end-to-end encryption for Messenger

After years of promises and limited tests, Meta has started rolling out default end-to-end encryption protection for Messenger. In an announcement, Mark Zuckerberg said that personal chats and calls w

India’s Paytm slides 20% on curbing low-value personal loans

Paytm dropped 20% on Thursday before recovering slightly after the Indian financial services firm announced plans to issue fewer personal loans under 50,000 Indian rupees ($600), a move that has alrea

Commercial companies to collaborate for DARPA’s new lunar economy study

Establishing commercial markets on the moon is going to require thinking a little differently. That’s DARPA’s hunch, anyway. DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) is the U.S. Departmen

As Bitcoin reaches the $44,000 threshold, why the surge and what’s next?

Bitcoin’s price surge into year-end has been exceptionally encouraging, as it has been accompanied by the highest trading volume it has seen since November 2022.

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Ask Sophie: Does the H-1B visa require founders to give up equity and control?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on X Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entreprene
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