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Pitch Deck Teardown: Juro’s $23M Series B deck

This deck worked; it helped Juro raise a $23 million Series B round. But is its deck any good? Let's take a closer look.

Meet 5 startups working to harness the Earth’s heat to save the planet

To tap into the massive amount of heat the Earth generates, enhanced geothermal startups are focused on advanced drilling techniques.

Has the FTX mess iced venture interest in crypto?

Many folks building or investing in blockchain-based assets and protocols have kept their chins up amid a series of crises. But what do the numbers tell us?

Binance launches proof-of-reserves system for BTC holdings

Cryptocurrency exchange company Binance has released a new site that explains its proof-of-reserves system. The company is starting with BTC reserves. Right now, Binance has a reserve ratio of 101%. I

Amazon to shut down food delivery business in India

Amazon will shut down its food delivery business in India by the end of the year, the retailer said Friday, retreating from a $20 billion vertical it entered less than three years ago. The retailer wi

How to run data on Kubernetes: 6 starting principles

Running data on Kubernetes isn’t always easy, but the good news is that it’s well worth the hard work.

Black Friday 2022 e-commerce reaches record $9.12B, Thanksgiving $5.3B; BNPL and mobile are big hits

Analysts and e-commerce leaders have been predicting a muted online holiday shopping season this year, with sales in the first three weeks of November essentially flat over a year ago due to a weaker

Be like Gmail? Proton Mail will soon offer email categorization, message scheduling, and more

Proton, the Swiss company behind a suite of privacy-focused products including email, has teased a fairly substantial upgrade for its flagship Proton Mail and calendar services. Although Proton has e

UK to criminalize deepfake porn sharing without consent

Brace for yet another expansion to the UK’s Online Safety Bill: The Ministry of Justice has announced changes to the law which are aimed at protecting victims of revenge porn, pornographic deepf

Elon Musk says Twitter’s new multicoloured verification will launch next week

After messing up the first launch of Twitter’s “power to the people” verification system, Elon Musk said that the social network will tentatively roll out a new multicolored verifica

A new wave of Solo GP VCs is coming to Europe and Hypernova hopes to power it

The US has had solo VC fund managers for many years but the trend is only just starting to catch on in Europe. One of the newest is Underline Ventures, started this year by Bogdan Iordache in Romania.

South Africa’s Revio allows businesses to connect to multiple payment methods and reduce failures

Three out of every 10 payments in Africa fail, according to reports. Factors behind this range from a fragmented payments landscape and invalid cards to dormant accounts and higher dispute rates; they

WeWork China’s former tech head introduces on-demand work pods for mental health

At a time when China’s zero-COVID policy continues to interrupt offline work and face-to-face interactions, Dominic Penaloza, the former head of innovation and technology at WeWork China, is int

Musk says Twitter will offer “amnesty” to suspended accounts

Elon Musk said Thursday Twitter will grant “a general amnesty” to accounts that had been suspended from the platform beginning next week. The CEO posted a poll the day earlier over whether

Twitter layoffs trigger oversight risk warning from Brussels

In another move that’s being frowned upon by European Union regulators, Elon Musk-owned Twitter has closed its Brussels office per a report in the Financial Times — citing sources with kno

Stellantis to restructure European dealer network in July 2023

Stellantis, the parent company to brands like Jeep, Dodge, Fiat, Maserati and Peugeot, said Thursday it would reorganize its European dealer networks in July 2023 in an effort to cut costs and support

Bessemer, Playground, Root and Seraphim VCs will judge the TC Sessions: Space Pitch-off

Watching outstanding early-stage founders square off in a pitch competition is not only an essential part of TechCrunch conferences, but it’s also an attendee favorite. Seriously, who doesn’t love

Can FTX’s bankruptcy bring order to its chaos?

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week on the podcast, we talked about the FTX collapse, which is still ongoing. This week, we’re taking a break from our Thursday news episode for Thanksgiving, b

Automating the income gap

This is going to be another one of those “let’s ask ourselves some difficult questions” newsletter introductions, so if you’re in the U.S., I certainly won’t blame you for not giving

India’s AIIMS hit by outages after cyberattack

India’s leading public medical institute, All India Institute of Medical Services, or AIIMS, is experiencing outages following a cyberattack. The outages are affecting hundreds of patients and d
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