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Deliveroo could leave Spanish market ahead of on-demand labor reclassification

Deliveroo said it is considering leaving the Spanish market, citing limited market share and a long road of investment with 'highly uncertain long-term potential returns' on the horizon.

For tech firms, the risk of not preparing for leadership changes is huge

A change of command is one of the most delicate moments in the life cycle of any organization. If mishandled, the transition from one CEO to the next can result in massive downsides.

Extra Crunch roundup: Livestream e-commerce, growth marketing interviews, CEO for a day

Thanks very much for reading Extra Crunch this week; have a great weekend.

Kodiak Robotics’ founder says tight focus on autonomous trucks is working

"We will need to raise more money, as you pointed out, that's certainly no secret, but I think that we have multiple options to do that."

Growth roundup: Investing in community, targeting developers, new marketer recs

“The best thing a startup can do, and I’m seeing it happen more and more, is investing in community early on,” growth marketing expert Max van den Ingh of Unmuted tells us. “When I

Yat thinks emoji ‘identities’ can be a thing, and it has $20M in sales to back it up

I learned about Yat in April, when a friend sent our group chat a link to a story about how the key emoji sold as an “internet identity” for $425,000. “I hate the universe,” sh

Calendly CEO Tope Awotona is joining us at Disrupt 2021

Early Bird Tickets to Disrupt end today, Friday, July 30. Book your tickets now! 

The best way to grow your tech career? Treat it like an app

What happens after a developer or engineer lands that sweet gig? Are they able to harness their skills and grow in interesting and challenging new directions?

A Tesla Megapack caught fire at the Victorian Big Battery facility in Australia

A 13-tonne Tesla Megapack caught fire on Friday morning at a battery storage facility in south-east Australia. The blaze occurred during testing at 10 - 10.15am local time.

Elon Musk calls Apple’s App Store fees ‘a de facto global tax on the Internet’

Elon Musk is siding with Epic Games in the App Store monopoly case, with the Tesla CEO firing off a tweet Friday morning that called Apple’s Store fees “a de facto global tax on the Intern

US government watchdog rejects Blue Origin’s protest over lunar lander contract

The Government Accountability Office said that it was denying both Blue Origin’s protest and a separate challenge filed by Dynetics.

Design expert Scott Tong outlines 4 concepts founders should consider when designing products

At Early Stage 2021, design expert Scott Tong walked us through some of the ways founders should think about design, what design means and the steps that come before focusing on the pixels.

Robinhood’s CFO says it was ready to go public

Robinhood says it went public because it was ready. And our read of the markets is that it's an appealing time for high-growth tech companies with a history of losses to do so. Yet it's underwater.

Last day to snag early-bird passes to TechCrunch Disrupt 2021

Don’t miss your chance to experience TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 — the startup world’s must-attend event of the season — for less than $100. Why not get the best ROI of your time while simultaneou

White-label SaaS shipping startup Outvio closes $3M round led by Change Ventures

Outvio offers online stores of any size a post-purchase shipping setup, which seeks to replicate an Amazon-style experience where customers can also return packages.

Gillmor Gang: Social climbing

Fear is back with the deadly combination of pandemic politics and a vicious variant. The good news is that if enough people took the shots we could cut the damage to something manageable. The other go

EU hits Amazon with record-breaking $887M GDPR fine over data misuse

Luxembourg’s National Commission for Data Protection (CNPD) has hit Amazon with a record-breaking €746 million ($887 million) GDPR fine over the way it uses customer data for targeted advertising

Chilean fintech Xepelin secures $230M in debt and equity from Kaszek, high-profile angels

Xepelin is built on a SaaS model designed to give SMEs a way to organize their financial information in real time.

Cheltenham’s GCHQ to get a massive, cyber-oriented tech startup campus right next door

The development is projected to add 12,000 new jobs, 2 million square feet of offices and 3,700 new homes.

Growth is not enough

The week brought together both this quarter's earnings cycle and the Q3 IPO rush. So, it was just a little busy!
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