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This Yale alum wants to build a telemedicine platform expressly for Alzheimer’s disease

Nikhil Patel is the kind of founder who investors adore. He’s a brainiac who, before studying computer science at Yale, spent three years in high school working as a research associate at the Un

Mawi launches a patch to track your heart health faster and in real time

If you’ve ever had the misfortune of needing continuous EKG monitoring, you’ve probably used a Holter monitor. It’s like carrying a 1980s walkman made of metal with a bunch of wires

Ralph Nader asks NHTSA to recall Tesla’s ‘dangerous and irresponsible’ FSD

Ralph Nader, a political and consumer advocate and former presidential candidate, has issued a statement calling Tesla’s “so-called” full self-driving (FSD) technology “one of

Daily Crunch: Spotify Tickets rollout lets concertgoers buy passes for live gigs

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Startups, if your CEO isn’t running your fundraising, you’re doing it wrong

In my past as an investor and in my present as a pitch coach, I have come across a surprising number of companies where someone who’s not part of the founder team is out there trying to raise mo

Disney+ soars to 152.1 million subscribers after adding 14.4 million in Q3

The Walt Disney Company reported on Wednesday that total Disney+ subscriptions rose to 152.1 million during the company’s third quarter, posting better-than-expected results. The streaming servi

Finix raises $30 million as fintech’s spotlight picks its sides

Finix announced today that it has raised $30 million in new venture capital, bringing its total known raised to $133 million. The round comes nearly two years after the do-it-yourself payments company

Disney is increasing the price of its ad-free Disney+ subscription to $10.99

Disney announced today that it’s raising the price of its ad-free Disney+ subscription to $10.99 per month starting December 8 in the United States, up from the current $7.99 price. The price ch

As Telegram grows in size, so does crypto traders’ dependence on the app

Some say Telegram is the ultimate hub for communication and information — an imperative place to be in the crypto community.

Apple announces ‘Beats x Kim’ collab, but all I see is shapewear

Apple and Kim Kardashian announced their first collaboration this week, taking the Beats Fit Pro wireless earbuds to new, nude-toned heights. In hues so neutral they could make even Sir Jony Ive blush

Jumia shares rise as the company’s e-commerce business revs up in Q2

African e-commerce giant Jumia reported its second-quarter financial performance today. In the wake of its financial reporting this morning, Jumia’s shares climbed sharply, gaining more than 15%

What does the future look like for e-commerce aggregators?

The world of e-commerce isn’t slowing down, yet many e-commerce aggregators are already struggling. Unless aggregators change how they operate, their future is bleak at best and nonexistent at worst

Plex introduces a social experience to its streaming app with launch of ‘Discover Together’

Streaming media platform Plex, already an expansive service for personal media, free streaming TV and new content discovery, is venturing into a new area with today’s launch of a new feature, D

FCC denies Starlink’s application for $885M subsidy

The FCC has rejected the application of Starlink to provide broadband to rural America at a cost of $885 million over 10 years, nullifying a tentative approval back in 2020. The agency said SpaceX, an

Nonprofits reap significant savings on discount passes to TC Disrupt

Nonprofits need and build tech, too. No matter whether you’re buying it or building it, a nonprofit budget stretches only so far. We understand, and it’s why we offer nonprofit organizations (

Nanopath is looking to drastically change medical diagnostics

For co-founders Amogha Tadimety and Alison Burklund, the idea of starting Nanopath, a women-focused molecular diagnostic company, came from a need to create a company focused on women’s health d

Meta Portal owners can now use their devices as a second screen for PCs and Macs

Portal, the beleaguered brand of smart displays released in 2018 by Meta (then Facebook), is reportedly slated for a phase-out as the company refocuses the product line on the enterprise. Ahead of the

Not to jinx it, but SaaS valuations appear to be staging a recovery

We can infer from the data that not only are SaaS multiples recovering, but double-digit revenue multiples are back, baby!

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
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