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Simple HealthKit is taking on health equity with at-home diagnostics, treatment

Simple HealthKit provides at-home and in-clinic diagnostics, performs its own testing and telehealth services and works with pharmacy partners for treatment and follow-up care.

Code-generating platform Magic challenges GitHub’s Copilot with $23M in VC backing

Magic, a startup developing a code-generating platform similar to GitHub’s Copilot, today announced that it raised $23 million in a Series A funding round led by Alphabet’s CapitalG with parti

Hackers exploiting two-year-old VMware flaw to launch large-scale ransomware campaign

Cybercriminals are actively exploiting a two-year-old VMware vulnerability as part of a ransomware campaign targeting thousands of organizations worldwide. Reports emerged over the weekend that VMware

More tech job market misery as Dell lays off 5% of worldwide workforce

Tech workers took another big hit today when Dell announced it was laying off 5% of its worldwide employees in the face of plunging PC sales and general economic uncertainty. That’s 6,650 people

Labor marketplace ShiftMed secures $200M to solve nursing shortage

Its mobile and cloud-based software provides perks to nurses like guaranteed shifts, instant or next-day pay, transportation via Uber Health and health benefits.

TCL Podcast: Hear how Cambly found profitability before its Series A

Cambly was founded in 2012, and has since raised $80.29 million from leading venture capital firms. Success didn’t come overnight. The company had to weather a failed fundraise and countless competi

Nex Cubed launched $40 million fund targeting Black colleges and universities

The fund seeks to foster and invest in startups where at least one founder is an HBCU student, alumni, or faculty member.

To improve close rates for technical interviews, give applicants feedback (good or bad)

Technical interviews are a black box — candidates usually are told whether they made it to the next round, but they rarely find out why.

Breef raises $16M to match brands with marketing agencies

Breef, a platform that allows brands to manage and service marketing agency projects, today announced that it raised $16 million in a Series A round (an undisclosed portion of which was debt) led by G

Choosing a cloud infrastructure provider: A beginner’s guide

It's essential to analyze the tools available before you decide on a cloud infrastructure provider to keep application maturity and running costs in check.

Meta fails in bid to be removed as a party from an exploitation lawsuit against it and moderation partner Sama in Kenya

More drama is afoot for Facebook’s parent company Meta on the African continent. A Kenyan court today rejected Meta’s request to be removed as party in a lawsuit filed last year against it and

Post Series-B, anti-fraud platform SEON acquires AML startup Complytron for a rumored €2.5M

Budapest-based SEON — an anti-fraud platform which looks at a customer’s “digital footprint” to weed out false accounts and thus prevent fraudulent transactions —  has acquired comp

Ovni Capital is a new French VC firm backing startups with global ambitions

If you’re a French entrepreneur, there’s a new venture capital firm in town. Ovni Capital is announcing a first closing of its €50 million fund ($54 million at today’s exchange rate) focused o

The solo GP behind iSeed SEA launches his second fund for Southeast Asia

If you follow Southeast Asia funding, you’re probably familiar with iSeed SEA. Some of the startups the fund has invested in since it launched in 2020 include Dat Bike, Skuad and Upmesh. What you mi

Startups, here’s how you can make hardware without ruining the planet

If you can't make planet-friendly choices as the founder of a startup, when the buck literally stops with you, when can you?

India to block over 230 betting and loan apps, many with China ties

India is moving to block 232 apps, some with links to China, that offer betting and loan services in the South Asian market to prevent misuse of the citizens’ data, the state-owned public broadcaste

Elon Musk says Twitter will provide a free write-only API to bots providing ‘good’ content

Last week, Twitter said it is shutting down free access to its APIs starting February 9. Now, days before the deadline, Elon Musk said that after getting feedback from developers, Twitter will provide

This Week in Apps: Instagram’s founders’ new app, another Twitter rival, Biden admin criticizes app stores

This Week in Apps offers a way to keep up with this fast-moving industry in one place with the latest from the world of apps, including news, updates, startup fundings, M&As and more.

Dear founders, returning to the office is a numbers game

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a nuanced take on this week’s startup news and trends by Senior Reporter and Equity co-host Natasha Mascarenhas. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. Toward the end

Netflix crackdown, monetizing ChatGPT and bypassing FB’s 2FA

Happy weekend, folks, and welcome back to the TechCrunch Week in Review. Henry here, standing in for a vacationing Kyle Wiggers, who is standing in for a parental-leaving Greg Kumparak. Listen, we’v
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