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BrightDrop expands e-delivery van business to Canada with DHL Express

BrightDrop, General Motors’ electric delivery van subsidiary, added DHL Express Canada to its portfolio of customers, marking the company’s entrance into its first international market. Br

If Rowy has its way, if you can use Excel, you can build software

Low and no-code application building continues apace. Gently hum “Row row row your code, gently down the streams,” as we talk with the founder behind Rowy, the company that’s like Ai

Confirmed: Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield stepping down in January

Just days after co-CEO Bret Taylor announced his resignation, Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield announced that he will be stepping down in January. Business Insider first reported the news. TechCrunch has

Zenly was the best social app and it will (sadly) shut down on February 3rd

Zenly, the popular social mapping app that Snap acquired five years ago, is going to shut down on February 3rd, 2023. This is going to be a sad day as there is nothing quite like Zenly. The team based

Thoughts on the demise of Circle’s SPAC deal

Declining USDC in circulation means that the asset base from which Circle generates much of its revenue is also falling. That's a harder growth story to pitch.

Facebook to now test age verification tech on Facebook Dating in the US

Meta is bringing its age verification technologies to another of its products, Facebook Dating. Though the service has not taken off as a significant Tinder rival, it will now serve as the testing gro

Which way is up? The end of free money and the importance of keeping cash on hand

Someone once told me that successful companies each succeed in their own way, but companies all fail the same way: They run out of cash.

Is this what good news feels like?

Equity is getting into the holiday spirit. And by that we mean thinking far too much about the geopolitical-technological landscape.

Check out what’s happening tomorrow at TC Sessions: Space

Happy TC Sessions: Space 2022 Eve! Tomorrow’s the big day in L.A. for everyone involved with or interested in pushing the boundaries of what’s possible and forging humanity’s future in space. Th

Twelve Labs lands $12M for AI that understands the context of videos

To Jae Lee, a data scientist by training, it never made sense that video — which has become an enormous part of our lives, what with the rise of platforms like TikTok, Vimeo and YouTube —

Loft Dynamics raises $20M to tackle pilot shortage with VR training

Loft Dynamics, a Swiss startup creating virtual reality (VR) simulation technology for helicopter pilots, has raised $20 million in funding from U.S. venture capital (VC) firms, including David Sacks&

If you’re a bootstrapped startup, turn to user-centered design to thrive during adversity

When it comes to user-centered design (UCD), the goal of each design process is the same: create a great product for your end users.

Temasek backs India’s HealthKart in $135 million funding

Indian consumer nutrition platform HealthKart has raised $135 million in a new financing round as it looks to expand in international markets and shore up cash to buy firms, it said Monday. Temasek le

Apple expands car key sharing, Bird charts out a strategy and layoffs come for Motional

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive the full edition of the newsletter every weekend in your inbox. This

As demand for real estate VR booms, Founders Fund leads $16M round into Giraffe360 platform

The property industry now requires high-quality photographs, floor plans and virtual tours, so the industry for software providers in the space is booming. The whole area was accelerated during the pa

Seoul court rejects warrants for former Terraform Labs employees and investors over Luna collapse 

A Seoul court rejected a request from prosecutors for warrants to detain eight people related to Terraform Labs, including the co-founder of Terraform Labs, Daniel Shin, early investors and former eng

Aigens scales digital menus in Asia with $14M round led by Ant

Aigens, a Hong Kong-based startup that provides online ordering and marketing tools for the food and beverage industry, picked up a fresh $14 million Series A funding round led by Ant Group, the finte

With $3M new funding, Egyptian startup OneOrder sets out on growth drive

OneOrder, Egypt’s supply chain solutions provider for restaurants, has raised $3 million seed funding led by Nclude with participation from A15, and Delivery Hero Ventures. The latest funding brings

Partech raises fourth seed fund

French VC firm Partech has closed another seed fund dedicated to early-stage tech startups — the fund is called Partech Entrepreneur IV. This time, Partech has raised €120 million. It represe

Social commerce startup Kapu, by ex-Jumia executive, comes out of stealth with $8M funding

Kapu, a social commerce startup, coming out of stealth today having raised $8 million seed funding, is hoping to help lessen the burden of buying food for Kenyan consumers, many of whom are grappling
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