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Dublin’s Exergyn pulls in $35M Series A for solution which replaces GHG-causing refrigerants

Dublin-based Exergyn replaces refrigerants with solid materials, thus reducing the output of greenhouse gases. The technology could be applicable in data centers. The industrial-grade cleantech compan

Peloton CEO acknowledges corrective actions, denies ‘halting all production’ of bikes and treadmills

Ahead of the company’s upcoming earnings, Peloton CEO John Foley took a break from a “quiet period” to address a number of reports related to poor device sales. The executive issued a denial tha

Netflix had its lowest year of subscriber growth since 2015

Despite producing global hits like “Squid Game” in 2021, Netflix’s fourth quarter returns show the streaming giant struggling to maintain a lead over its competitors. The company fel

5 areas where VCs can play an outsized role in addressing climate change

Many climate unicorns are on the way, but current VC levels are dwarfed by the mind-boggling funding amounts that are needed to give humanity a fighting chance.

Daily Crunch: Following ‘significant reduction’ in demand, Peloton puts brakes on production

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The first big tech antitrust bill lumbers toward reality

A major Senate bill that would prevent tech companies from giving preference to their own products and services just passed a significant hurdle in Congress, bringing it one step closer to becoming la

Ahead of a February event, Samsung teases Galaxy S/Note merger

Last summer, Samsung announced that – for the first time in a decade – it wouldn’t be releasing a new Note. The future of the well-loved phablet was a big, open question, as the hardware giant a

Spotify still tops other music services, but its market share declined

Music streaming is continuing to grow around the world. According to a new report from MIDiA, an entertainment research firm, 523.9 million people subscribed to a music streaming service globally as o

An early bet on Solana and others has led to a new, $500M fund for Foundation Capital

Foundation Capital, an early-stage venture firm with offices in Palo Alto and San Francisco, has been around for 27 years, in many iterations. It has been sprawling, it has been small, it has thrived,

ANYmal’s quadrupedal robot takes a hike

It’s been pretty astonishing to see what robotics researchers have been able to accomplish with legged robots over the past few years. Oregon State University taking Cassie for a 5K back in July spr

Inside Secfi’s 2021 state of stock options equity report

Record public exit activity is good news for founders and investors, but what about the employees who were granted stock options in those companies?

TBD turns an STI into NBD with at-home testing for sexually transmitted infections

Sexual health isn’t the taboo it once was, but that doesn’t mean everything is all roses and unicorns in the land of STI testing. TBD Health is taking a fresh new approach with at-home tes

The pandemic trade is over

News broke today (shoutout CNBC for the scoop) that Peloton is halting production of its hardware for a bit. Compare and contrast the following headlines, the first from May 2020 via our friends at Qu

Don’t underestimate first-time founders

If it’s possible for a first-time founder to build a billion-dollar company, why don’t we talk about it more often?

Pay Misty for me

I’ve met with Misty’s founders a number of times over the years, often in hotel suites at CES where the company was showing off their humanoid robot’s latest capability. The firm started life in

How to build a product advisory council for your startup

In order to design, build and maintain a product that meets changing customer demands, companies need a mechanism that provides unbiased insights from people that represent them.

Advanced driver assistance tech in cars today won’t pass IIHS’ new safety rating

Not a single advanced driver assistance system offered in today’s new vehicles would meet pending safety criteria being developed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, according to the

TikTok begins testing support for paid subscriptions

TikTok is testing support for paid subscriptions, the company confirmed to TechCrunch on Thursday. As first reported by The Information, the popular short-form video app is exploring the option for cr

Twitter Blue subscription users are first to gain access to a new NFT Profile Picture feature

Twitter today is introducing a new feature that will allow users to show off their NFTs, or non-fungible tokens — a way to certify digital assets stored on the blockchain. The company is rolling

Prophecy raises $25M for its low-code data engineering platform

Prophecy, a low-code platform for data engineering, today announced that it has raised a $25 million Series A round led by Insight Partners. Existing investors SignalFire and Berkeley Skydeck, as well
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