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Every early-stage startup must identify and evaluate a strategic advantage

Regardless of industry, a successful startup without a strategic advantage is just a validated business model vulnerable to copycat companies looking for a market entry point.

What to expect from Google’s all-virtual I/O

While Apple, Microsoft and the like were scrambling to bring their respective developer conferences online, Google made the executive design to just scrap I/O outright last year. It was a bit of an od

Stripe acquires Bouncer, will integrate its card authentication into the Radar fraud detection tool

On the heels of a $600 million fundraise earlier this year, payments giant Stripe has been on an acquisition march to continue building out its business. In the latest development, the company has acq

5 ways to raise your startup’s PR game

There’s a lot of noise out there. The ability to effectively communicate can make or break your launch.

Facebook loses last-ditch attempt to derail DPC decision on its EU-US data flows

Facebook has failed in its bid to prevent its lead EU data protection regulator from pushing ahead with a decision on whether to order suspension of its EU-U.S. data flows. The Irish High Court has ju

Deadline extended: Apply to Startup Battlefield at TC Disrupt 2021

When you’re head-down and nose to the grindstone — I’m looking at all you hard-working early-stage startup founders — it’s easy to miss a deadline for an outstanding opportunity. Case in poi

The gaming industry needs more than just coders

If you never considered a career in the gaming industry -- or thought that your skill set wouldn’t translate -- know that this expanding job market needs employees from all types of backgrounds.

Prices increase today: Last chance to buy a $99 pass to TC Disrupt 2021

Edtech stocks are getting hammered but VCs keep writing checks

Similar to how telehealth faced declines as patients returned to in-person care, edtech will face similar drops as schools become a safer option for students and teachers.

Cisco strikes again grabbing threat assessment tool Kenna Security as third acquisition this week

Cisco has been busy on the acquisition front this week, and today the company announced it was buying threat assessment platform Kenna Security, the third company it has purchased this week. The two c

Hundreds of SPACs waiting in the woods

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. The fully vaxxed and officially fully immune took over the podcast

Teach AIs forgetfulness could make them better at their jobs

While modern machine learning systems act with a semblance of artificial intelligence, the truth is they don’t “understand” any of the data they work with — which in turn means the

Echelon exposed riders’ account data, thanks to a leaky API

Peloton wasn’t the only at-home workout giant exposing private account data. Rival exercise giant Echelon also had a leaky API that let virtually anyone access riders’ account information.

Why SPACs aren’t targeting African startups

One. That’s the number of African tech companies that have gone public on the NYSE in the last 10 years. Two, if you’re counting local exchanges. The former is African-focused e-commerce c

Fisker and Foxconn sign deal to build electric vehicles

Electric car startup Fisker signed an agreement with Foxconn, the Taiwanese company that assembles iPhones, to co-develop and manufacture a new electric vehicle. Production on the car, which will be s

Daily Crunch: Lemonade says website security flaw that exposed customer data is ‘by design’

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

Substack acquires team from community consulting startup People & Company

New media poster child Substack announced today that they’ve added a small community-building consultancy team to its ranks, acquiring the Brooklyn-based startup People & Company. The small

Even startups on tight budgets can maximize their marketing impact

A startup’s best marketing asset is its story. The knowledge and expertise of its team, together with the why and the how of its offering provides the most compelling content.

Three students sue coding bootcamp Lambda School alleging false advertising and financial shenanigans

Lambda School has attracted a lot of attention, and raised some $130 million in venture funding from an impressive list of investors, for its novel approach to coding education: offering six-mont

After another canceled year in the desert, Burning Man plans for a virtual event

Last month, the organization behind Burning Man announced that the festival/experience would not be returning to the desert of Nevada this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and would instead be attemp
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