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How to conduct a reduction in force: Planning, execution and follow-up

Our best-practice advice to CEOs is to cut deep enough that they are confident there will not be a second round in the next few months.

Amazon expands palm-scanning payment tech to 65 more Whole Foods locations

Amazon’s “One” palm scanner payment technology will be launching at over 65 Whole Foods stores in California. This is the biggest rollout to date, with stores in Malibu, Montana Aven

Group of security companies launches open source project to ease data sharing

It’s long been known that security is not a problem that companies, even large corporations, can solve on their own. It takes a community working together to battle the kinds of problems that compan

FullStory secures $25M to help companies spot issues in their apps and websites

FullStory, which sells analytics tools for apps and websites, secured $25 million in new equity financing, paperwork filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission this week shows.  According

Dear Sophie: Which immigration options are best for a decentralized team in the US?

We just raised a $20 million Series A, and we need to hire more engineers to fully develop our product. We’re excited about being decentralized — which immigration options are best for us?

India toughens digital lending rules to provide greater transparency, control to consumers

The Reserve Bank of India has published guidelines that it intends to enforce for digital lending firms, recommending more transparency and control to customers as the South Asian nation’s central b

Use a scalpel when cutting startup expenses, not an axe

Experienced sailors know that if they turn the wheel too hard, they will soon need to compensate by turning it in the other direction, or they will capsize the boat.

5 takeaways from Coinbase’s disappointing Q2 results

Coinbase is having to defend its model to investors who may have bought into its stock when it was trading much higher. And per its own notes, the bad times are not about to end any time soon.

Stark wants to make it easier to design accessible websites and software

Stark is a startup that wants to help designers make software and websites more accessible for people with disabilities, and they’ve created a set of tools that plug into popular design tools and br

a16z’s Chris Dixon shares his insights on crypto at TechCrunch Disrupt

Love it, hate it or barely understand it, crypto continues to draw massive amounts of VC money, despite recent token turbulence casting a shadow over the still-nascent sector. Case in point, in May th

LongHash Ventures launches second fund for $100M to support web3 infrastructure

LongHash Ventures, a web3-focused investment firm and accelerator, has launched its second fund for $100 million, its CEO, Emma Cui, told TechCrunch.

QED makes its first African investment, backing Nigerian fintech TeamApt in $50M+ deal

QED Investors, a U.S. fintech-focused venture capital firm, has led a new investment in TeamApt, a Nigerian fintech that provides business payments and banking platforms. The investment was over $50 m

Nikola taps its president for CEO post

Electric truck maker Nikola announced Wednesday that President Michael Lohscheller will become CEO on January 1. Lohscheller, who will replace CEO Mark Russell upon his retirement, has joined the Niko

Founders, whales and the sea change in the entrepreneurial energy

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Wednesday show, where we niche down to a single to

Ford locks in solar energy deal with DTE Energy

Ford said Wednesday it has reached a deal with DTE Energy to power its electricity supply in Michigan with clean energy, a step toward its goal to become carbon neutral by 2050. The automaker’s deal

TechCrunch Live is coming to Minneapolis

TechCrunch is thrilled to announce our next City Spotlight event will focus on Minneapolis. On September 7, TechCrunch Live will host an extended event featuring the best startups and investors from t

SoftBank to trim Alibaba stake to 14.6%, poised to book $34B gain

Masayoshi Son famously built his war chest by pumping $20 million into Alibaba two decades ago. Over the years the Chinese e-commerce behemoth has become a way for the billionaire founder of SoftBank

Tune in now: Launching a weight loss startup and knowing when to pivot

Swathy Prithivi speaks modestly about her years at Uber and Opendoor, but her role as manager at those powerhouse firms made her well-positioned to set out founding her own startup. Atomic VC was ther

Novel Farms flexes its pork loin ‘muscle’ following future equity investment

The company has already demonstrated that its technology is viable and can make a piece of cultivated meat, and it has plans to introduce the pork loin to restaurants in 2025.

Jump Crypto leads Injective’s $40M round to help expand DeFi applications

Even though digital asset markets have been shaky, the blockchain sector continues to scale as demand increases from both crypto-native and traditional institutions looking to use the technology. Laye
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