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To win over investors, use growth as your differentiator

So they've looked at your pitch deck and you've got the intro. Now, you have 30 minutes to win over an investor. What do you tell them?

San Francisco rethinks policy on police using killer robots

San Francisco has hit pause on a policy that would allow police officers to use “killer robots” in certain situations that pose a threat to human life. The controversial plans were initial

Maergo raises $20M to provide Amazon-style fast and cheap air and ‘middle mile’ services to online retailers

With the holiday shopping season well underway and showing signs that it might not be as sluggish as some predicted, a startup out of Austin, Texas, is announcing funding to build out  a new approach

Vaultree raises $12.8M to let companies more easily work with encrypted data

Several years ago, on a dairy farm in the small Irish village of Dundrum, four technologists — Maxim Dressler, Ryan Lasmaili, Shaun Mc Brearty and Tilo Weigandt — brainstormed solutions fo

Hunt Club injects AI and a network of experts into the recruitment process

Hunt Club, a senior talent recruiting platform powered by AI, today announced that it raised $40 million in a Series B round co-led by WestCap and Sator Grove. In an interview with TechCrunch, CEO Nic

Telegram is auctioning phone numbers to let users sign up to the service without any SIM

After putting unique usernames on the auction on the TON blockchain, Telegram is now putting anonymous numbers up for bidding. These numbers could be used to sign up for Telegram without needing any S

LineVision and GE team up to fortify the electrical grid to handle more renewables

New transmission lines are expensive, which is why GE and LineVision are working to unlock capacity on existing lines.

Security compliance and automation platform Drata nabs $200M at $2B valuation

Drata, a security compliance and automation platform that helps companies adhere to frameworks such as SOC 2 and GDPR, has raised $200 million in a Series C round of funding co-led by Iconiq Growth an

3 methods for investors assessing AI-readiness in portfolio companies

For investors, assessing a portfolio company’s AI-readiness today is just as important as scrutinizing its books.

MarginEdge lands $45M to give restaurants real-time spend data

In the past year, MarginEdge grew its revenue 100% and is now working with 4,000 customers and processing 80,000 invoices per week.

Proton Drive end-to-end encrypted cloud storage arrives on mobile

Proton, the Swiss company behind a range of privacy-focused online services, has officially brought its end-to-end encrypted (E2EE) cloud storage service to mobile. Founded in 2014, Proton was initial

Xiaomi’s India chief business officer quits amid growing scrutiny

Xiaomi’s chief business officer in India has resigned as the Chinese smartphone giant faces regulatory pressure and intense scrutiny from the Indian government and sees growing competition from

Gaia raises $3M to bring more science to the art of forestry

It’s all good and well to sell a carbon credit, but if you chop down the tree representing that credit as soon as the money hits the bank account, it’s not exactly a win for the planet. Ga

StructureFlow helps attorneys visualize deal flow in a workflow-style interface

Most M&A deals involve a lot of activity from the buyer to the financiers and a myriad interested parties. The typical way of describing this is to write dense text in a contract explaining the re

African credit-led fintech Finclusion raises additional capital amidst rebrand

African credit-led neobank Finclusion Group has raised an additional $2 million in equity financing as it officially rebrands to Fin, the company said in a statement shared with TechCrunch.  The news

Autonomous and electric truck company Einride raises $500M in equity and debt

Einride today announced a $500 million tranche of financing as it looks to expand its autonomous and electric trucks into new markets globally. The cash injection constitutes an equity-based $200 mill

Uber and Motional launch robotaxi service in Las Vegas

Uber and Motional, the Hyundai-Aptiv joint venture focused on commercializing self-driving technology, have launched a robotaxi service in Las Vegas — the first step in the companies’ 10-y

WhatsApp starts rolling out 3D avatars

WhatsApp has started rolling out 3D avatars for its users around the globe that can be used as profile photos or custom stickers — months after their debut on Instagram, Facebook and Messenger. On W

Harbor Lab secures €6.1M to make shipping dock more easily and cheaply

When a ship goes into a commercial port, there are lots of port call-related costs. These are called things like ‘disbursements’ and ‘port call expenses’. They can include, port dues, towage a

FTX marked down Chipper Cash’s $2B valuation to $1.25B

African fintech Chipper Cash saw its valuation slashed from $2 billion to $1.25 billion before FTX’s bankruptcy, according to documents shared by the Financial Times on Alameda’s venture c
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