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UK’s Magical Mushroom Company uses Mycelium to replace plastic packaging

Global plastic waste has more than doubled, and 40 percent of that waste comes from packaging. Luckily there are no shortage of sustainable packaging startups in Europe. Just take a look: Circleback (

TLcom Capital appoints Eloho Omame as partner to back more pre-seed and female-led startups

Africa-focused venture capital firm TLcom Capital has appointed Eloho Omame as a partner six months after announcing the first close of TIDE Africa Fund II, its $150 million second fund (it expects to

LG Electronics is moving into the EV charging business

LG Electronics has acquired AppleMango, a South Korean electric vehicle battery charger developer, as the race to produce everything related to EVs ramps up globally. The acquisition, which was made j

Deliveree is smoothing Southeast Asia’s bumpy logistics landscape

Logistics in much of Southeast Asia is not only complicated, but also expensive. Deliveree wants to solve that problem with a platform that not only lets clients book trucks, but also uses algorithms

Backstage Capital cuts majority of staff after pausing net new investments

Hamilton said this could have been avoided if the "system we work within were different."

Web3 artist Latashá on educating creators about crypto’s ebbs and flows

Despite all the controversy surrounding the crypto world, one obvious bright spot of blockchain technology has been its ability to support creators and artists in monetizing their work. Rapper and vis

Why LFP batteries are poised to bring down entry-level EV prices

An older, cheaper and safer battery technology is poised to reshape battery manufacturing worldwide and boost EV sales in the U.S. — if the global lithium supply remains stable.

Fintech investors appear to be favoring later-stage deals as sector takes a hit, recent data shows

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Red Sox CTO: Baseball teams need modern tech stack as much as any other biz

The Red Sox are no different than most businesses when it comes to a tech stack.

Formerly rich NFT buyers party through the pain

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we talked about infinite pessimism in the crypto markets. This week, we’re talking about parties and tattoos and booze and fun. If you want to get this

The ruling against Juuling?

Hello and welcome back to Week in Review, your one-stop spot for the biggest stories from the week. Greg Kumparak is off enjoying the beginning of summer and has entrusted me to keep you updated in hi

This Week in Apps: Twitter Notes, Instagram age verification, Spotify’s Live Events

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a re

What do you call the opposite of the startup halo effect?

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. Just as one company’s success shouldn’t cast a halo on its

What’s the ‘secret sauce’ behind Croatian EV maker Rimac?

Rimac Group made headlines after raising a Series D round that valued the Croatian startup at $2.2 billion, prompting the question: How has it succeeded where so many other EV makers have struggled?

Indian fintechs request central bank to treat full-KYC PPI same as bank account to survive crackdown

Payments giants and fintech startups in India on Saturday requested the central bank to treat widely used prepaid payment instruments on par with bank accounts for customers who have undertaken certai

Crypto community or crumbling cult? And other TC news

This week on the TechCrunch Podcast I talk with Jacquelyn Melinek about the power and pitfalls of crypto communities and Devin Coldewey about why Pornhub’s COO and CEO have unceremoniously stepped d

25 French unicorns, 25 French unicorns, do I hear 100?

French President Emmanuel Macron hopes there will be 100 French unicorns by 2030. Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire, 10 homegrown decacorns. But shouldn't we all dream of centaurs instead?

Startup layoffs, the art of reinvention and a MasterClass in change

Changes within a particular startup can be used as benchmark questions for their larger market; in other words, we can use the micro to better understand the macro.

Juul can keep selling vaping products in the US for now

A federal appeals court froze the FDA’s ban on Juul products Friday after the company sought an emergency administrative stay. On Thursday, the U.S. regulator took sweeping action against the e-

NASA determines Space Launch System testing complete

The testing campaign for NASA’s super big, super expensive Space Launch System is now complete, the agency declared on Friday. All that’s left now for the rocket is launch the Artemis I de
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