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Akros Technologies, an AI-powered asset management platform, raises funding from Z Holdings

Artificial intelligence is taking over almost every industry. The investment and finance industry is no exception. In Deloitte’s 2019 report, the firm reveals that AI is transforming the financi

UK regulator says it’s not to blame for Virgin Orbit mission delay

Virgin Orbit is retargeting a launch that was supposed to take place as soon as next week from Cornwall, England — and that was to be the first spaceflight to depart from British soil — du

Daily Crunch: Airtable lays off 250+ as CEO cites importance of ‘being a lean organization’

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

In Pokémon Go, you can now capture superbig or supersmall friends

For some reason, Niantic added a feature to Pokémon Go in which sometimes Pokémon can be HUGE and sometimes they’re tiny. This feels like a relatively useless feature that doesn’t really

Slack’s new CEO, Lidiane Jones, brings two decades of product experience to the job

We've heard a lot about Stewart Butterfield stepping down as Slack CEO, but less about his successor, Lidiane Jones.

Solana founders see now as a time to bridge the blockchain and the physical world

Solana's co-founders see this downturn as an opportunity for its team and developers to build and ignore the noise.

GitHub launches Copilot for Business plan as legal questions remain unresolved

GitHub Copilot, GitHub’s service that intelligently suggests lines of code, is now available in a plan for enterprises months after launching for individual users and educators. Called GitHub Co

6 gifts for coffee lovers looking to up their game

You know what I miss about working in an office? Literally nothing, apart from having access to a fancy coffee machine. It turns out that the magic of the liquid black gold is within reach even for wo

Will SBF saddle up for a testimony after his media tour?

If you’re keeping up with the news cycle, then you know FTX’s former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried has gone on quite a bit of a media campaign.

The FTC is suing to block Microsoft from buying Activision

The FTC announced Thursday that it would sue to block Microsoft’s acquisition of gaming giant Activision Blizzard. Microsoft announced plans to buy the company, which has been plagued by sexual

Critical mass

Greetings from…somewhere. As I mentioned the other week, I’m taking a few weeks off. It’s the first time off I’ve had this year and the most consecutive days I’ve taken off in 15+ years

Airtable chief revenue officer, chief people officer and chief product officer are out

As part of Airtable’s decision to cut 20% of staff, or 254 employees, three executives are “parting ways” with the company as well, a spokesperson confirmed over email. The chief revenue

Pitch Deck Teardown: Rootine’s $10M Series A deck

The slide deck bespoke vitamin startup Rootine used to raise a $10 million Series A is a master class. Let's check out some of the highlights.

Airtable, last valued at $11 billion for its no-code software, lays off over 250

Just days ago, Airtable published a memo about how laid off workers can use Airtable to search for jobs. “It’s been an unwelcome theme of 2022—layoffs,” the post said. “Each season seems to

Women are rising through the ranks at VC firms, new survey shows

The next generation of women venture capitalists are rising through the leadership ranks — though there are some caveats.

Reddit’s end-of-year Recap experience rolls out with personalized shareable cards

Reddit is rolling out its annual end-of-year Recap experience to give users a way to reflect on the time they spent on the platform in 2022. Your personalized Reddit Recap will show you a variety of s

Amazon launches Inspire, a TikTok-like shopping feed that supports both photos and videos

Amazon is bringing a TikTok-like shopping experience to its app. The company today announced the launch of Inspire, a new short-form video and photo feed that allows consumers to explore products and

Schrödinger’s blue check: According to Twitter, I may or may not be notable

Twitter is rumored to re-roll-out its flopped Twitter Blue subscription tomorrow, which will once again enable people to pay real cash money to get a blue check next to their name. Hopefully, this tim

Ocho wants to rethink (and rebrand) personal finance for business owners

When Ankur Nagpal sold Teachable for a quarter of a billion dollars, he felt lucky. Then, he quickly felt lost when trying to navigate the financial systems of a country he wasn’t born in and le

Chrome gets memory and energy saver modes

Google today announced two new performance settings in its Chrome browser: Memory Saver and Energy Saver. Modern browsers eat up a lot of memory, and while that’s not a problem if you have 32GB
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