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Footnotes on Sequoia’s startup memo

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. Sequoia takes things seriously. The storied venture firm is kn

The TechCrunch Podcast: Why do people keep giving Adam Neumann money?

Welcome to the second episode of The TechCrunch Podcast, our weekly news show bringing you all the top stories in tech. This week, we sat down with TC writers Natasha Mascarenhas, Anita Ramaswamy and

Cannabis, sex tech and psychedelics startups deserve more than stigma

Cannabis, sextech and psychedelics are often lumped together under the "vice" category — a characterization that prevents many VCs from investing in these spaces. But does that make sense?

Why Convoy’s Dan Lewis expects digital freight to go mainstream within the year

"I guess I'm glad that our plan was not to go public right now. I think it's a good thing for our business eventually to fully realize the potential of the company."

Coinbase is testing a real-time employee feedback system. It sounds rough.

The crypto exchange Coinbase is testing a real-time workplace feedback tool called Dot Collector, created by hedge fund billionaire Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates. Slack your colleague t

Sequoia is the latest VC firm telling you to take the downturn seriously

Sequoia’s advice largely followed the same script that other venture firms have been using: extend runway, focus on sustainable growth and recognize that an economic recovery may be a ways away.

Can Andreessen Horowitz prevent the next crypto winter?

Hey everyone, and welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we talked about the rough road ahead for Coinbase. This week, we’re talking a bit about Andreessen Horowitz’s multibillion-doll

Daily Crunch: With Bungie under its wing, Sony plans to invest half of its PlayStation Studios development budget on live service games this year

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

Tech layoffs top 15K in a brutal May

It’s been a rough month in the tech sector. We’ve rounded up week after week of layoffs, and according to aggregator layoffs.fyi, more than 15,000 tech workers have lost their jobs this month. Hop

Lidar exposes the remnants of an overgrown ancient civilization in the Amazon

It’s Friday and the world is falling apart, so let’s just take a short mental health break with some interesting news out of the field of archaeology, where tech is enabling some fascinati

As crypto becomes more mainstream, can it stay decentralized?

Decentralization can mean different things to different people, but most in the web3 community agree that it is one of the key factors to what makes crypto, well, crypto.

Elon Musk says Starlink has been approved in Nigeria and Mozambique

Elon Musk announced in a tweet on Friday that Starlink, the satellite internet service launched by SpaceX, his space exploration company, has been approved in Nigeria and Mozambique. This news is comi

4 questions to ask before building a computer vision model

Before founders begin building AI systems, they should think carefully about their risk appetite, data management practices and strategies for future-proofing their AI stack.

Steal this hot new summer look (it’s bacteria)

Bacterial secretions might dye your future wardrobe, and that’d be an improvement. That’s because textiles usually get their hues from toxic chemicals, and the resulting wastewater — laden w

Diesel is a horrible thing for an economy to depend on

Want to tame inflation? Start by ditching fossil fuels.

TechCrunch+ roundup: Cannabis investor survey, product ops, recurring revenue financing

The cannabis industry is doing well in the United States: Over 75% of the population lives in a state where access is permitted, and the legal market is expected to generate $33 billion this year.

Found celebrates one year by bringing on four founders in a roundtable episode

Found is officially one year old and we’ve got a brand new look! To celebrate we decided to have back four founders who made us think, laugh and have generally stuck with us since we talked with

Tesla won’t set up manufacturing plant in India until allowed to first sell and service cars, Elon Musk says

Tesla won’t set up a manufacturing plant in India until it is first allowed to sell and service imported cars in the South Asian nation, the carmaker’s chief executive Elon Musk said Frida

NJ talent firm exposed thousands of resumes, detailing immigration statuses and security clearances

A New Jersey talent acquisition firm exposed the resumes and personal information of at least 30,000 prospective workers by leaving a database on the internet without a password. The database belongs

Rivian hires a new COO amid other leadership and organizational shifts

Rivian has hired a new chief operating officer to lead the restructuring and alignment of its operations, the automaker said Thursday. Frank Klein will join the company on June 1 as Rivian’s new COO
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