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Edtech reacquaints itself with fintech

'Every company is a fintech company' is a common adage, but in today’s environment, the shift may be more about survival than serendipity.

Moonhub wants to transform the way companies find job candidates using AI

Moonhub founder and CEO Nancy Xu was studying for her computer science PhD at Stanford when she had an epiphany about hiring. She believes that 90% of the candidates that are a great fit for any job o

Jobber fixes on $100M as its platform for home services pros hits 200K users

Jobber, a startup founded out of Canada that’s built a platform for home services professionals to book customers and manage all of their workload around those jobs, has raised another $100 mill

New social investment platform Follow taps influencers to mirror their investment strategies

As Follow’s creator network grows, users can subscribe to additional creators to better diversity their portfolios.

Google will soon blur explicit imagery in Search results by default

Google announced today that it will enable its SafeSearch filtering technology by default for all users in the coming months. The filter is designed to help people protect themselves and their familie

Flox raises $27M to bring Nix to more developers

Nix, the open-source tool for creating reproducible builds and deployments, is becoming increasingly popular among developers, but it’s not always the easiest service to work with. It’s ma

Moderne is building automated code remediation for complex code bases

Software today is highly complex, built on APIs, open source libraries and other common code repositories. These pieces make life easier for developers, but when anything needs updating, it can have a

Singapore’s PixCap draws $2.8M to power web-based 3D design

A clutch of startups is trying to topple Adobe’s dominance in three-dimensional modeling and do more than Canva. A freshly funded player is PixCap, which is entering the fray with a no-code, we

What’s the difference between the solution and product slides in a startup’s pitch deck?

Let's get into the nitty-gritty about the difference between these two slides and how to wrap a compelling narrative around them.

EU’s top diplomat fires warning shot at Elon Musk over Twitter disinformation

A controversial move by Twitter-owner Elon Musk to end free access to its APIs by February 9 has attracted criticism from the European Union’s top diplomat who has warned it could threaten the a

Frond is a witty cross between Discord and Facebook groups

If you’re tired of unwieldy conversations on Discord, or abandoned Facebook groups that no one uses anymore, Frond has an alternative. Launching today, Frond is a tool for building communities o

Ushur, which aims to automate aspects of the customer experience, raises $50M

Automation tech continues to attract funding in an increasingly challenging macroeconomic environment. That’s because of its cash-saving potential, no doubt. In a recent survey by Zapier —

Cybersecurity teams, beware: The defender’s dilemma is a lie

The idea that attackers have all the advantages and that defenders must be passive and wait for something to respond to is practically an axiom of cybersecurity. It is also a lie.

LockBit ransomware group threatens to publish stolen Royal Mail data

The Russian-linked LockBit ransomware gang has claimed responsibility for the Royal Mail cyberattack and is threatening to publish the data it stole from the U.K. postal giant. Royal Mail, which has

Laser-focused on creativity, Glowforge adds AI image generation

We’ve all had a lot of fun with creating game assets, odd selfies, custom stock images and dubious nudes, and it was only a question of time before one of the big hardware-makers jumped on the A

Generative AI is building the foundation of proptech’s next wave

AI’s emergence will cut through material use cases in proptech, from search and listings to mortgages, construction and sustainability.

China’s globalizing startups could be a boon to US cloud giants

After quarters of rapid growth fueled by remote work, the cloud market is cooling down as businesses look for ways to curb cloud spending in post-COVID times and an uncertain economy. AWS saw its grow

Pinterest reaches 450 million monthly users, will focus on making videos ‘shoppable’

Pinterest said during its latest earnings call that the service now has 450 million monthly active users globally, a 4% jump year-on-year. The company noted that while the user base in the U.S. and Ca

Drone imagery firm DroneBase rebrands to Zeitview, lands $55M investment

Zeitview, the company formerly known as DroneBase, today announced that it raised $55 million to further develop its air and ground data capture tech. Led by Valor Equity Partners with participation f

Partech hits first close of largest Africa-focused fund, at €245M

Partech, the global VC firm with several funds, has reached first close of Partech Africa II at €245 million (~$263 million), making it the largest Africa-focused fund yet.  The firm, which focus
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